Hello. Weird and funky things were happening with this blog. I'll just leave it at that. If you stumble upon this site, please know that this is now the "unofficial" used-to-be blog of Maddie James. After a number of years of blogging over here, I am going to have to abandon. Sad. However, I've cloned myself to a degree and will be starting over with new blog content. You can find that new content by clicking the word "blog" above in the menu or jumping over to HERE. I do hope you will hop on over and find me in the new place, where I will be starting over with new content, but occasionally reposting oldie-but-goody content from this blog. (Was that a run-on sentence?) Occasionally. Maybe. I reserve the right. We'll see. Toodles.
I'm a part of a group of authors who blog over here and we decided to create a freebie set of sampler chapters for our readers. If you want to try out a group of authors for free, just download this set and get 11 first chapters of bestselling author's books. Our hope, of couse, is that you'll find one or two you love and you'll want to read the rest of the stories.
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Here is a sneak peek at the stories in Love, Forever:
HEAT LIGHTNING (Book 1, Outlaw Ridge, Texas) by Joan Reeves
Amnesia stole her memory—her life! What Tessa doesn’t remember may be the death of her.
BREDE, (Rodeo Romance, Book 2) by Connie Vines
Trouble is something hard-edged rancher, Brede Kristensen, knows all about. A widower with a rambunctious young daughter, a ranch to run and an ornery cook who has just runoff, Brede doesn’t need another problem. Yet in the midst of a violent storm, he finds an injured woman with no memory of her past—or the man who tried to kill her!
FINDING MERCY (Return to Welcome #1) by Bonnie Edwards
Mercy Talbot left Welcome on a high, but she’s returned a broke failure. She’s messed up her career, love, and family ties. Now, she’s found love and a new family. When her career is reborn, will she leave the man and child who’ve opened their hearts to her?
TIME AND AGAIN by Nancy Fraser
Time Travel/Romantic Suspense
Will Kate and Matt's accidental trip to the future bring them back together? Or, tear them even farther apart?
THE GINGERBREAD HEART by Liz Flaherty
Widowed Cass Logan has done her time as a caregiver. But when her boss, mystery-writer Eli Welcome, needs surgery, Cass is faced with following her heart...or walking away.
ALL OF MY HEART by Sophie Jacobs
Happy-go-lucky Suzie Hart has a perfect life and a secret. All goes well in her small town world until that secret rides up to her doorstep on a badass Harley and tosses her not-so-perfect world into some kind of big, bad tumble.
KENTUCKY BLUE BLOODS by Jan Scarbrough
It’s up to Reggie to save what’s left of her family homestead and her proud Kentucky heritage. But when Parker shows up to collect his horses, all bets are off. Reggie’s never been a gambler and Parker despises losing. But when Kentucky blue blood tangles with British blue blood, are they willing to take a gamble on love?
ANORA'S PRIDE by Kathleen Lawless
Western Historical romance
Anora King didn’t plan to pretend she was married, but her new neighbors in Boulder Springs jumped to that conclusion. Jesse Quantrill is shocked to find himself lusting after a married woman. And wouldn’t a romance between them be the town’s biggest scandal ever?
TWO DAYS UNTIL MIDNIGHT by Lynn Crandall
A bird-shifter. A reclusive billionaire. A project that brings them together. A deadly curse that threatens to separate them forever.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE SEXY KIND by Karen Kelley
Mala didn’t plan to crash land on Earth. She only wanted to sneak in for a few days and maybe find a man—a real one, but she encounters more than she bargained for with the town sheriff.
NIGHT KISS by Maddie James
Time Travel/Paranormal Romance
Claire Winslow vacations on an East Coast barrier island, content with her life and her potential future—until the illusion of a man walking the misty shore haunts her. Then one kiss—a beautiful, soulful, stolen kiss in the night—and her life changes forever.