RAVEN HART ~~ The Vampire's Revenge ~~ Ballantine Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages ~ (January 27, 2009)

Jack McShane: lover, killer, seducer, family man, and vampire. In the shadows of Savannah, with its hip nightspots and moss-draped oak trees, Jack is trying to save humankind from a threat it doesn’t know it faces: an explosion of the otherworldly, the weird, the wanton, and the wicked.

Tourists are heading to Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day–and Jack is racing through tunnels below the city to the edge of Hell itself to hold off a plot posed by the double-dead and demented. But Jack must also hold off his own desire for Connie Jones, the beautiful cop he turned into a vampire slayer. Connie, her blood running hotter than she can handle, can’t imagine the games that Jack is playing with her body and her mind, or that the other monster she’s falling in love with is all part of his devious plan.

Welcome to the world of Jack McShane, a blue-eyed vampire who knows how crazy things can get–once you get a little taste for blood.

Please visit Raven Hart's website here to read an excerpt.

RAVEN HART ~~ The Vampire's Betrayal ~~ Ballantine Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages ~ (April 29, 2008)

The Savannah Vampires series continues as Jack risks his life by opening a portal to the underworld to rescue Connie. While in the land of the dead, he witnesses an awesome ceremony as a band of honest-to-God angels swear Connie in as the vampire slayer! Using the power of his love, Jack manages to bring Connie back to the land of the living even though she threatens the existence of him and his kind.

Connie has no memory of being anointed the vampire slayer, and her activation won't be complete until a mysterious sword materializes. William orders Jack to kill her for her own good before she discovers her deadly mission. After all, if she dies before she is activated, she will spend eternity in paradise with her baby son. But if she lives to become the slayer, she will be immortal, doomed to the existence of a half-vampire, half-human killer. But how can an anguished Jack kill the woman he loves?

Meanwhile, the bloodthirsty Old Lords work to harness elemental powers to raise the evil dead! Their wicked plan would free every twice-killed vampire from hell and turn them loose on the citizens of Savannah. William, weakened by a power he doesn't understand, must do battle with the Vampire Council before they can unleash their bloodthirsty minions. Will he be able to survive the double onslaught of the Old Lords and the vampire slayer?

Please visit Raven Hart's website here to read an excerpt.

FRAN MCNABB ~~ Once in a Half Moon ~~ An Avalon Romance, June 2008.

Coming home to the Gulf Coast was supposed to make life easier for Nikki Clark, but on the first day of her new job, her world is turned upside down when she comes face-to-face with Russ Preston, the former husband of her best friend from college.

Buying a charter boat helped Russ survive the years that his little girl endured operations from an accident that injured her and sent his wife into the arms of the child’s doctor. Now Nikki must work with him every day as she schedules fishing charters for a high-class hotel.

Do they dare risk their friendship by going down a road of love and will Russ’s daughter allow them to even try?

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The Vampire's Kiss

RAVEN HART ~~ The Vampire's Kiss ~~ Ballantine mass market paperback, December 26, 2007

With William fighting the forces of evil in London town, Jack must cope with the monsters who will challenge him for dominance over Savannah's un-human underworld—and protect the citizenry in the process.

Along the way, Jack gets reacquainted with a fuzzy former friend—sexy werewolf Seth Walker, who has a powerful history with Jack's lady love, Connie the cop. As Jack puzzles over the mystery of Connie and Seth's past, he must remind himself that Connie is more than merely mortal. The fact that Connie's also a Mayan goddess is bad enough, but what else voodoo mambo Melaphia discovers about her could mean the end of Jack, William, Werm, and the rest of the Savannah fang gang!

The Savannah Vampires series continues as William goes to Europe to rescue a kidnapped voodoo princess. Hearing William is AWOL, a band of mangy, meth-cooking werewolves challenge Jack for dominance of Savannah's unhuman underworld.

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LEIGH BARBOUR ~~ Dreams of Chimborazo ~~ Red Rose Publishing

While Ravenel is busy trying to get the Yankees out of Virginia, Evie, a genealogist, begins to see him. He's always in a Confederate uniform so she reasons he's a Civil War re-enactor. The problem is they live in two worlds - he lives in 1864 and she lives in 2007.

Read an excerpt. here.

LEIGH BARBOUR ~~ Zebulon ~~ The Wild Rose Press -- May 2007

Zebulon, a Civil War soldier, has wandered the streets of Richmond, Virginia since his death looking for true love. Abigail Willis, because of a familial trait, is able to see Zebulon once she reaches menopause.

Although everyone else thinks she's crazy, she falls in love with him which causes her to lose her job and many of her friends.

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The Vampire's Seduction

RAVEN HART -- The Vampire's Seduction -- Ballantine -- 2006

When it comes to a wild and seductive nightlife, Savannah has bite

Older than the United States and wealthy beyond his years, playboy William Cuyler Thorne is a vampire with a nice long undead life—one that includes a steady stream of admirers, a consistent supply of rejuvenating blood, and, best of all, a cover as one of Savannah’s most prominent pillars of society.

But all good things must end.

Now an ancient enemy has come for William from across the seas. It is his sire, Reedrek, the vampire who created him. And Reedrek will stop at nothing until all that is precious to William—his beautiful mistress, his stable of willing female victims, his glorious estates, and his good-ol’-boy vampire sidekick, Jack—is within his voracious grasp. But William has an arsenal of his own—one that is enhanced by the power of voodoo. And when these two bloodsuckers meet, there will be hell to pay.

The Vampire's Secret

RAVEN HART -- The Vampire's Secret -- Ballantine -- March 2007

Once a mortal with a beloved family, William Cuyler Thorne is now a vampire on the prowl for blood and beautiful women. He has the perfect cover as an admired citizen of Savannah society. Though Reedrek, the ruthless old-world vampire who tried to destroy William has been defeated, he still has his followers-and they will settle for nothing less than all-out war.

To counter this vicious band of European bloodsuckers, he organizes a vampire empire, which includes the handsomely slick Jack; William's newly made eternity mate, the luscious seductress Eleanor; and a wannabe-badass named Werm. But as William and his team prepare for the ultimate showdown, the only hope for victory may lie with one woman, a vampire with unusual powers who holds the vampires' fates in her hot little hands.

"A masterly tale . . . dark, seductive, disturbingly erotic." L. A. Banks, author of The Vampire Huntress Legends series, on The Vampire's Seduction

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Light in the Dark (Avalon Romance)

FRAN MCNABB -- A Light in the Dark -- An Avalon Romance, October 2006.

Snow covered mountains, a secluded cabin, and a crackling fire are all that English professor Margaret Daniels thought she needed to escape the chaos of another holiday season. Little did she know that when she opened her door for Paul Reynor to carry in a load of firewood, her holiday would turn out to be unlike any other. Paul's take-control attitude and his down-home charm bring a smile to her lips but add to the confusion of her empty heart.

No longer content to live in her late husband's memory, Margaret contemplates a prestigious offer at a West Coast university, a move that seemed so simple before meeting Paul. Now with their growing closeness throughout the snow-filled days, they both fight an attraction that seems totally wrong.

Can love bridge the cultural gap that lies between them?

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LAURIE SCHNEBLY ~~ Believable Characters: Creating with Enneagrams ~~ A 250-page how-to for writers who want to create plausible, likable characters -- each with a unique fatal flaw that'll generate conflict BETWEEN and WITHIN these people.

ISBN 0-930831-03-9

$17.95 includes U.S. shipping (CiderPressBooks@yahoo.com)

The book is not available through Amazon or any of the larger book stores, and Cider Press Books does not have a website. Ordering the book is easy. Just send them an email and they will answer you with instructions on how to pay. I used PayPal but you can mail them a check. You can also get it autographed by requesting this in your email.

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