Argh Author: Brenda Margriet’s Too Good For Words

Our own Brenda Margriet‘s new book, TOO GOOD FOR WORDS, came out yesterday, so the fifth and final book in the Silverberry Seduction Seasoned Romance Series is now available.

Like all the other books in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

Ride hard or stay home…
A phony friendship between an ex-con biker haunted by his past and a suburban mom with an uncertain future shifts gears with startling consequences. Continue reading

Argh Author: Deborah Blake’s Little Book of Witchcraft

Our own Deb Blake has your introduction to witchcraft right here:

Brimming with nearly seventy spells, tips, and activities, this illustrated Little Book of Witchcraft helps you take new steps on your personal journey into witchcraft. Award-winning author Deborah Blake teaches you how to build an altar, use divination tools, invoke deities, and much more. Covering a wide range of magical goals, this little book will help you improve your relationships, deepen your connection to nature, and live a successful, enchanted life.

Deborah Blake is the author of the Baba Yaga Series from Berkley (Wickedly Dangerous, Wickedly Wonderful, Wickedly Powerful), as well as the Broken Rider Series, the Veiled Magic series and the cozy mystery Catskills Pet Rescue series. She has also published twelve books on modern witchcraft with Llewellyn Worldwide, along with a tarot and an oracle deck. When not writing, Deborah also works as a jewelry maker, tarot reader, and energy healer. She lives in a 130-year-old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with various cats who supervise all her activities, both magical and mundane. Continue reading

Argh Authors: Bob Mayer and Jenny Crusie’s Lavender’s Blue

FINALLY, Mayer and Crusie’s Lavender’s Blue is out in e-book for a rationally affordable price of $4.99. It’s the first in a series that was going to be a trilogy, but they got so caught up in the town and the community and Liz and Vince and all the details they’d stuffed the book with that they’ve decided to do three more, once the Rocky Start books are done. So that’ll be Lavender’s Blue, Rest in Pink, One in Vermillion, Blood Curdling Green, Yellow Brick Roadkill, and Blue Blood. (Titles subject to change since the last three books haven’t been written yet.)

So, “From the NY Times Bestselling duo that wrote Agnes and the Hitman, the first book in a new series.”

Liz Danger has come home after fifteen years to deliver a giant teddy bear for her mother’s birthday (color: Guilt Red) when a cop with a great ass picks her up for speeding, fixes the missing lug nuts in her back wheel, pulls her out of a ditch, doesn’t give her a ticket, and helps her avoid her family. This is a man with real potential. 

Vince Cooper picks up Liz for speeding and his life gets a lot more interesting.  Then he picks her up again in the local bar the next night and realizes that “interesting” doesn’t begin to describe what’s going to happen to him with Liz in his life.   

As Liz navigates her dysfunctional family, her flamboyant boss phoning in from Chicago, her still-interested ex, a dachshund with issues, a disaster of a wedding, assault, murder, and three hundred and ninety-three teddy bears, Vince shows up to get her through, even though he knows that the real peril for him in Burney is the one who came with her own warning label, Liz Danger.

 “A rare delight. Mayer’s delectably dry sense of humor perfectly complements Crusie’s brand of sharp wit . . . a sexy, sassy, and smart combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible.”—Booklist on Don’t Look Down

“A comic caper and raucous romance…laugh-out-loud funny…a fun ride.”—Kirkus Reviews on Agnes and the Hitman

“A bubbly novel with amusing banter and…moments of poignancy.”—Publishers Weekly on Agnes and the Hitman

LAVENDER’S BLUE: Would it kill you to go home and see your mother?

Buy on Amazon or just about anywhere because Bob put it everywhere. For more information, see this blog until we get the website updated. Hey, I just MOVED, give me a minute here.

Argh Author: Jilly Woods The Seeds of Destiny

. Our own Jilly Wood has a new book out this week, The Seeds of Destiny.

Some secrets are too dangerous to share.

Annis Benkith sacrificed her future as a healer to prevent her tribe’s ruthless leaders from exploiting her powers. But when an energy-sick nobleman visits the Kith’s trading camp, she covertly reads his lifeshadow and barters her help for a new life in the lowlands.

The fascinating blueblood is Daire, crown prince of Caldermor. At his side Annis can be valued, even happy—provided she can keep him alive. She uses her own life to save his, unaware that her desperate act will leave Daire unable to fulfill his duties under a vital, age-old pact. If Daire’s stewardship fails, Caldermor will fall.

Daire is offered a reprieve if he banishes Annis. Instead, he vows to keep her close and save the Legacy. But as time runs out, Annis must choose whether to leave the life—and the man—she has grown to love…or risk everything on her last, most fiercely guarded, secret.

The Seeds of Destiny wraps up the Elan Intrigues fantasy romance series. If you like brave heroines, bighearted heroes, hard choices, and powerful magic, you’ll enjoy this dramatic historical fantasy by award-winning author Jilly Wood.

Buy link: Amazon 




Argh Author: Deb Blake’s Baba Yaga Novellas

Our own Deb Blake has a collection of novellas from her Baba Yaga series out now. As she explained, “This is three novellas collected into one volume. Berkley put one out as a prequel to the first Baba Yaga book, and the other two between books, but they were never available in print. So when I got the rights back, I figured I’d put them out together as a collection, to make it worth putting them into print form (Amazon only) and ebook (everywhere).”

Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them… 

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Argh Author: Lian Tanner’s Spellhound

Our own Lian Tanner has a new book out with an amazing cover, Spellhound. She says it’s for readers 7-11 years old, but c’mon, it’s called Spellhound. Readers from 7-111 years old.

There are Three Great Secrets in Hallow, a country that loves secrets almost as much as it loves green jellybabies. No, I’m not going to tell you anything more about them. I am a loyal citizen of Hallow, and would never betray—

Oh, you have jellybabies? Green ones?

Well, I suppose I could tell you a little more.

Come closer. Open your ears and your heart, and pass the green jellybabies. I will tell you the story of an enormous magical pup, a child queen and a very small minch-wiggin with the unfortunate title of Destroyer-of-Dragons.

A fascinating tale filled with falsehoods, fortitude and friendship, and just the right number of green jellybabies, from the award-winning author of A Clue for Clara and Museum of Thieves.

It’s not available on Amazon US yet, but you can get it here.

Argh Author: Deb Blake’s Veiled Series

Our own Deb Blake just reissued her Veiled Series:

“Just tell everyone I got the rights back to the series and have reissued it for those who missed it the first time around. It’s urban fantasy. Veiled Magic is the first book, then Veiled Menace, Veiled Enchantments. It’s available in ebook everywhere and print on Amazon.”

And Veiled Magic is now on sale for $2.99!

Since Witches came out of the broom-closet in the early 21st century, they have worked alongside humans as police officers, healers, stock traders, and more. But they aren’t the only paranormal entities in our world…

Police officer and Witch Donata Santori spends her days interrogating dead witnesses by summoning their spectral forms. Normally the job is little more than taking statements and filing reports.

But when she’s called in on the case of a murdered art restorer, she finds herself suddenly in possession of a mystical portrait that both the human and paranormal communities would kill to get their hands on.

Unable to take on the forces hunting her alone, Donata seeks help from two unlikely and attractive allies: a reluctant shape-changer and a half-dragon art forger. But as the three of them hurry to uncover the truth about the powerful painting, Donata realizes that she’s caught in the middle of not one but two wars—one for possession of the painting’s secrets and one for possession of her heart…

“Paranormal romance at its best.”—Alex Bledsoe, author of Long Black Curl

“Wonderfully imaginative.”—Harlequin Junkie

“Fast-paced and addicting.”—Fresh Fiction

“An engaging world full of thoughtful, clever details and a charmingly dangerous heroine.”— Dear Author

“Witchy and wild, this book has everything I’m looking for.”—Tanya Huff, author of Peacemaker

“An addicting plot…kept me glued to the page. I never had so much fun losing sleep!” —Maria V. Snyder, bestselling author of Shadow Study

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Argh Author: Brenda Margriet’s Strictly by the Book

Brenda Margriet’s STRICTLY BY THE BOOK is out now, Book Four in the Silverberry Seduction Seasoned Romance Series (although it can be read as a standalone).

An adventurous, go-with-the-flow historian…a scrupulous, stick-to-the-rules scientist…an attraction so wrong it’s absolutely right.

Natalie Minton’s cheerful exterior hides desperation. She’s been out of work for months when her estranged sister appears on her doorstep pleading for help. An offer to write the biography of a local political legend couldn’t come at a better time.

Rafe Talbot rejected family tradition and chose medicine over politics. When he stumbles upon evidence of a hidden scandal, his only recourse is to work alongside—and stay one step ahead of—the vivacious scholar hired to chronicle his mother’s career.

Natalie’s exuberance strikes sparks off Rafe’s steely severity, luring them to ignore the secrets shadowing their pasts…until the glare of the present exposes intolerable truths.

Get Natalie and Rafe’s story here.

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Argh Author: Brenda Margriet’s Turn the Next Page

Brenda Margriet’s Turn the Next Page is available now! Book Three in the Silverberry Seduction Seasoned Romance Series launched on December 1. It can be read as a standalone, though readers of previous books in the series will get glimpses of their favourite characters, too.

Aubrey is 52 and Phillip 53. High school sweethearts, their marriage was shattered by tragedy. Thirty years later, a startling confession reignites long banked embers. Continue reading