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The Winner is…Melissa Keir

Congratulations go to Melissa Keir, winner of Time for Love’s “Readers’ Choice” Award.

Last month, a number of different romance authors shared short blurbs about their books. Readers were then able to vote for their favorites.

Results of the voting can be viewed here.

1st Place: Melissa Keir

Chalkboard Romance

This story will be featured at Time for Love on Friday, February 7.

Chalkboard Romance by Melissa Keir

 

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2nd Place: Flossie Benton Rogers

Mind Your Goddess

Mind Your Goddess by Flossie Benton Rogers

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3rd Place: Liza O’Connor

Worst Week Ever

Worst Week Ever by Liza OConnor

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Honorable Mention goes to Tea Cooper and Marie Lavender.

And THANKS go out to all readers who voted.

Please continue to show your support for these talented romance authors by reading and sharing their stories. Your reviews and encouragement keep us going, so please take a moment to show your appreciation to authors whose stories you’ve enjoyed.

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Featured Title: Guardian of the Deep

Last month, readers voted Guardian of the Deep by  Flossie Benton Rogers as the title they’d most like to see featured at Time for Love.  I wanted to know more about the story, as well, so I asked Flossie to share a few thoughts.

She’ll also be giving away a copy of Guardian of the Deep. You’ll find the giveaway link below. For a chance to win, please leave a comment. You can also “tweet” about the giveaway and “like” Flossie’s official author page at Facebook for additional entries. 

“Guardian of the Deep”

Flossie Benton Rogers

 The Wytchfae world is one of parallel dimensions close to our own. The idea of intersecting realms appeals to me and is a singular opportunity to explore a variety of mythological systems and magical beings. For me as a writer, it’s a bit like the delicious dessert called trifle. Every bite is a new mouthwatering experience. This spoonful is caramel cream, while the next might be warm coconut or a succulent, pecan brownie. It’s always a surprise.  I hope readers experience it that way too.

Travel occurs among the various Wytchfae dimensions, as well as excursions to the human world. Through powerful individuals called time singers, fae beings also have the capability of time travel. In Guardian of the Deep – Wytchfae 2, hero and heroine Samael and Layla go back in time to a 1950 Montana ranch, much as we would take a vacation. This rustic location throws them out of joint, since he is a dark Guardian of an undersea realm, and she is a Succubus on the lam.

While I am hard at work on any given novel of the Wytchfae series, the main characters of a future novel in the series tend to knock on my door and introduce themselves. They are not obnoxious about it, just passionate that they wish to share their story at a later date. From that point on the characters simmer in the back of my mind until it is their time to play. I knew early on that Samael had merman characteristics befitting an undersea Guardian and that, since meeting him, Layla deplored the Succubus rules she had to live by. They are already mad about each other when the story begins, giving us a chance to explore whether their feelings for each other are strong enough to withstand all the complications that arise on that Montana ranch.

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Excerpt from Guardian of the Deep

The draperies swept open to reveal all the glory of the deep ocean. The phosphorescence of seafae lit the waters.

And there Samael glided, every bit as splendorous as the home of his heart.

Layla moved to stand at the window and watch mesmerized as Samael cavorted among his denizens. As happened when sea water covered him, his skin from chest downward shimmered in vibrant jeweled tones—cerulean, purple, and green. The flecks in his eyes sparkled, and his long dark hair with its burnished streaks streamed out behind him. The flashes of sienna undulated with each movement of his head, dazzling her with their richness. The lower half of his body had shifted to its undersea form, that of tail and fins, a brilliant hued merman in all his glory.

The sight took her breath away.

She pressed her palms against the window, and stared.

As if sensing her presence, Samael turned her way, and his lips creased into a smile.

He swam toward her.

Layla pressed her breasts to the cool partition.

With one raised brow and a wicked grin, Samael bent and put his mouth just where her nipple touched the glass pane. She swore she could feel the heat of his tongue, despite the barrier between them.

Her body’s reaction to the erotic moment shot through her like lightning, igniting her with desire for her dark Guardian.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND THEN CLICK HERE TO ENTER FLOSSIE’S GIVEAWAY. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW MORNING AT 8 AM CENTRAL TIME.

GUARDIAN OF THE DEEP – GIVEAWAY!

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The Winner is…Flossie Benton Rogers

Congratulations go to Flossie Benton Rogers, winner of Time for Love’s first “Readers’ Choice” Award. Last month, a number of different romance authors shared short blurbs about their books. Readers were then able to vote for their favorites.

Results of the voting can be viewed here.

1st Place: Flossie Benton Rogers

Guardian of the  Deep

This story will be featured at Time for Love on Saturday, January 11.

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2nd Place: Pippa Jay

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3rd Place: Jennifer Simpkins

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Honorable Mention goes to Amanda Ward and Lindsay Downs.

And THANKS go out to all readers who voted.

Please continue to show your support for these talented romance authors by reading and sharing their stories. Your reviews and encouragement keep us going, so please take a moment to show your appreciation to authors whose stories you’ve enjoyed.

25 Words or Less – January 2014

Here are more great titles — and quick little blurbs — to whet your romance appetites. Grab a book today. Satisfy those cravings for love.

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The Wrong Woman

The Wrong Woman by Christina Cole

He stole the wrong woman. How could he make such a big mistake? And what will he do with Abigail now?

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Please check out these titles from your favorite romance authors!

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Unscripted J S Marlo

 Unscripted by J S Marlo

“Shaped by fire. Bound by duty. Driven by love.” Riley’s tumultuous life rivals the television scripts she writes for Wild Rescue.

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Question of Fire Karen McCulloughA Question of Fire by Karen McCullough

When Catherine Bennett becomes the recipient of a dying man’s last message, she also becomes the next target of a ruthless killer.

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Letting GoLetting Go: Anchored Hearts – Volume 1 by J M Witt

When your past threatens to destroy your future, how long will you hold on before letting go?

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Upon Your ReturnUpon Your Return by Marie Lavender

Fara Bellamont has always dreamed of having adventures and finding love. She becomes utterly captivated by a man who rescues her one night.

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Ribbon of Darkness Summer RossRibbon of Darkness by Decadent Kane

A family secret draws Ribbon into an Elven world while Draven’s forced to find a way to drag her back home to save Christmas magic.

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A Winning Streak Tea CooperA Winning Streak by Tea Cooper

Will the path of true love incur the wrath of the virgin Goddess Artemis? ****************************************************************** Lightning Strike by Beverly OvalleLightning Strike by Beverly Ovalle

Levi’s life changes in an instant when lightning strikes, tumbling Daphnaie into his arms.  He becomes her savior…she becomes his every dream. ****************************************************************** Maverick Touch by Ashley NemerMaverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer

Meet Nadia and Mr. A – two destined to become friends in the midst of murder and mayhem. Think Dexter meets April O’Neal. ****************************************************************** Twelfth Sun by Mae ClairTwelfth Sun by Mae Clair

A younger man, older woman, treasure hunt, reclusive billionaire, lavish seaside mansion, nautical riddles, and romance!   ******************************************************************

All I Want for Christmas by V L LoceyAll I Want for Christmas by V L Locey

Can Alex, Cooper, and their feline friends find a way to have a purrfect holiday together? ****************************************************************** I Kissed a Ghost by Robin Leigh Morgan

I Kissed a  Ghost by Robin Leigh Morgan

As their interaction grows and Mary eventually gives George a quick peck on his lips while they’re in the past where he’s a real boy. ****************************************************************** A Special Kind of Love by Tamara Hoffa

A Special Kind of Love by Tamara Hoffa

Through fights and fire, passion and prejudice burns a special kind of love. ****************************************************************** An Irresistible  Shadow by Kirsten Blacketer

An Irresistible Shadow by Kirsten S Blacketer

When she overhears a plot against her father, Lady Evelyn takes it upon herself to discover the traitors, unaware that the shadows are watching. ****************************************************************** Worst Week Ever by Liza OConnorWorst Week Ever by Liza O’Connor

Humorous disaster romance of epic proportions. ****************************************************************** 13 NightsThirteen Nights by  Sabrina Garie

An Amazon warrior falls for the half-human warrior she is paired with for the Thirteen Nights Breeding Rite. But Amazons are forbidden to marry. ****************************************************************** If I Loved You by Jean Joachim

If I Loved You by Jean Joachim

Will snappy answers and smarts keep Megan’s heart safe from gorgeous Chaz Duncan? Can she resist this movie star’s charm while she handles his money? ******************************************************************The Mason's Mark by M S Spencer

The Mason’s Mark by M S Spencer

Who to trust? The policeman, the handsome Senator, or the secret agent? Claire Wilding must decide and soon, before the murderer strikes again. ****************************************************************** Chalkboard Romance by Melissa Keir

Chalkboard Romance by Melissa Keir

Dating a parent might cost Lauren her teaching job…and her chance at happiness. Will Mac convince everyone that love is what’s most important? ****************************************************************** Mind Your Goddess by Flossie Benton Rogers

Mind Your Goddess by Flossie Benton Rogers

A Goddess awakens in the Roaring 20’s. Can this flapper summon the razzle dazzle to reclaim her powers and the heart of her dark Guardian?

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Misadventures Manda Ward

The Misadventures of Pann Haggerty by Amanda Ward

Widow Pann Haggerty, an Englishwoman, decides to leave her life in England behind for a trip around America in an RV in search of love.

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Forgiveness by A J BestForgiveness by A J Best

When the wires of communication get crossed and tangled, is love enough to bring everything back into balance?

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Readers, please check out these books and let your favorite authors know how much you’ve enjoyed these stories.  Let everyone know! Your emails, comments, and reviews are appreciated.

25 Words or Less – December 2013

This is the first appearance of a fun new feature I’ll be running here at Time for Love. On the first Saturday of each month, check in for a quick look at what’s available in the romance genre.

Authors will be posting cover art and a short blurb about one of their romance novels. And I do mean short. 25 words or less!

Take a look at what’s out there waiting to be read:

Summertime

Summertime by Christina Cole

A summer of hopes, a summer of dreams. Could it also be a summer of forgiveness?

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CHECK OUT THESE TITLES TOO!

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Escaping West Morgan Wyatt

Escaping West by Morgan K. Wyatt

Ministers’ daughters don’t normally flee from the law dressed as men straight into the arms of a dangerous gambler, but Kitty does.

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Mayhem MS Spencer

Mai Tais and Mayhem by M. S. Spencer

So many romances, so many crooks. Can Tessa Diamond, turtle defender and amateur sleuth, keep them straight and still find true love?

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Misadventures Manda WardThe Misadventures of Pann Haggerty by Amanda Ward

Widow Pann Haggerty, an Englishwoman, decides to leave her life in England behind for a trip around America in an RV in search of love.

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Dont Cross the Countess Lindsay Downs

Don’t Cross the Countess by Lindsay Downs

Lady Sophia Gardner believes her husband was murdered to keep a treacherous act against the Crown a secret but she can’t prove it until….

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Guardian of the Deep Flossie Benton Rogers

Guardian of the Deep by Flossie Benton Rogers

A red hot Succubus in trouble. A captivated undersea Guardian. He spirits her away for a remote lovers’ retreat. Fire + water = STEAMY.

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SevenLittleWords_MED (2)Seven Little Words by Margaret Sutherland

Two writers, two dogs, two ailing parents in need of care. Attraction is overwhelming but Cathy and David face heartbreaking conflict. How can love triumph?

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The Hostage Carolyn DeRidderThe Hostage by Carolyn Wren

Imprisoned, chained, without hope. Rescued by a brave unknown woman. How can North track down a covert operative so secretive, she’s known only as Omega.

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Vampire Karen McCullough

 A Vampire’s Christmas Carol by Karen McCullough

On Christmas Eve, Carol Prescott’s car slides into a ditch in a deserted area The only available shelter is already occupied…by a vampire.

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Keir Keir by Pippa Jay

Tortured and outcast, can Keir find redemption, and save the woman he loves from the darkness that seeks to possess her?

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BecausethisisForever Lena Hart Because this is Forever by Lena Hart

A call for help, a secret baby, and a compromise leads to a chance at rediscovery and becoming a family.

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Gift from Stars

 A  Gift from the Stars by Linda Banche

A stone from the stars brings health and happiness to a wounded Regency hero and his lady.

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13 Nights

 Thirteen Nights by  Sabrina Garie

An Amazon warrior falls for the half-human warrior she is paired with for the Thirteen Nights Breeding Rite. But Amazons are forbidden to marry.

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My Fair Groom

My  Fair Groom by Linda Rae Sande

If people only see what they expect to see … then why doesn’t she?

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Grave Desire by Tara Rose

 Grave Desire by Tara Rose

Can true love be found and nurtured in WWII? Heather finds herself prisoner in Germany’s evil concentration camp, can she live much less find love?

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ForgivingPatience_MED Forgiving Patience by Jennifer Simpkins

In hopes of reminding Anna of what she ran away from eleven years ago Jake makes her an offer she can’t refuse—three dates.

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ErasingErasing Shadows by K. D. Rose

What if to save the ones you love, you had to unlock the key to a different reality?

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Cold SweatCold Sweat by J. S. Marlo

Can they conquer the mountains and the past in time to save Hope?

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SheltonMerry Christmas, Shelton by  Dianne Hartsock

Can Shelton and Nevil overcome the obstacles of a blizzard, a baby, and one hot redhead and find their way to a merry Christmas?

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Please check out these great romances, and if you find one you like, please let the author know. Better yet, let everyone know with a review on your blog, your Facebook page, at Goodreads, or at the site where your purchased your copy.

Be watching, too, for contests and blog hops featuring your favorite authors. You might get lucky and win a copy of a title you’re eager to read.

Until next month…HAPPY READING!

Supernatural Cravings by Flossie Benton Rogers

As we near the end of October, we come to that spookiest time of year, the time when things really do go bump in the night, when chill winds blow, and ghostly tales capture our imaginations. Today, author Flossie Benton Rogers shares a few thoughts of her own about the supernatural.  Please welcome her to Time for Love.

Supernatural Cravings

by Flossie Benton Rogers

In the 1996 film, Tin Cup, golfer Roy McAvoy says: “I hit it again because that shot was a defining moment, and when a defining moment comes along, you define the moment…or the moment defines you.”

One of my most vivid defining moments came in 10th grade history, when Mr. McGill posited to our class, “What if 2 + 2 is not 4? What if it is really 5 but a little invisible green man tricks us each time to make us think it’s 4?” A chill shot up my spine. His point resonated with me. In a nutshell it clarified my view of life, which up to that moment had been intense in feeling but nebulous in understanding.

Yellow Moon

Flashes of memory:

A hug from a huge yellow moon.

One grandmother reading me fairy tales. Another grandmother scaring me with yarns of the Yam Potato Man.

My sister telling me ghost stories about the dead man’s shoes that walked.

Costumes, candied apples, and trick or treating at Halloween.

Sprites chattering atop my special hideaway, a fragrant orange tree.

A book where children traveled to the faraway mountains of Norway.

Fairy tale comic books, especially Snow White and Rose Red, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and The Snow Queen.

 I grew up knowing that life is magical. Shakespeare put it this way: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Is it any wonder that I have a passion for writing about imaginative worlds? How could I not explore whether 2 + 2 is really 5?

Now is the Halloween season when the veils between dimensions are thin. If you have a yen for spicy love stories and action-packed adventure, delve with me into the mysterious realms. Be prepared to catch a glimpse of a little invisible green man.

Flossie Benton Rogers writes paranormal dark fantasy romance with faeries, witches, demons, angels, goddesses, ghosts, and dark guardians. She is the author of WytchFae Runes and  Guardian of the Deep. Secret Cravings Publishing will be releasing her third title, Mind Your Goddess, in December. Four additional books are planned as part of the “Wytchfae” series.

Visit Flossie at her website, Conjuring the Magic, or find her on Facebook and Pinterest. You can also follow her on Twitter.