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  I had the chance to join this multi-author series – 7 Brides for 7 Brothers! It’s amazing and full of different family dynamics that keep each brother wishing for love and belonging. Definitely check out the first one which came out TODAY! Apple iBooks ~ http://www.barbarafreethy.com/Luke_iBooks Amazon Kindle ~ http://www.barbarafreethy.com/Luke_Kindle Barnes & Noble Nook […]

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The Scandal: Excerpt

Chapter One Four months and a continent away from where the scandal initially erupted, Sara Smythe still felt as if prying, judgmental eyes were upon her. She yanked her ball cap lower on her forehead and glanced around the Malibu, California restaurant’s courtyard, scrutinizing the other patrons while making an effort not to catch their […]

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Extra: About Napa & Wine

To learn more about the Napa Valley, I point you to two books by James Conaway, Napa and The Far Side of Eden. Another excellent choice is A Tale of Two Valleys: Wine, Wealth and the Battle for the Good Life in Napa and Sonoma by Alan Deutschman. If you’re in the mood for a […]

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Excerpt: Wild Child

Chapter 1 Inside the music club on L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard, Brody Maddox stretched his legs beneath the table he’d scored close to the stage. The waitress slid drinks onto the table—his microbrew and the glass of merlot his date had ordered. As she lifted the rosy red liquid, his gaze shifted from her left hand […]

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Excerpt: The Thrill of It All

Chapter One There was more dazzle in the Las Vegas ballroom than a convention of Crest White Strippers on a glitter factory tour. Ultraviolet smiles snapped on and off like flashbulbs, their beams catching in the diamond-drop chandeliers overhead and in the facets of the cut-crystal stemware on the snowy tablecloths. Celine’s show at Caesar’s […]

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Excerpt: Wishful Sinful

Chapter 1 Walsh Hopkins took a swallow of his beer, letting the stress of the long work week slide away. There was more to celebrate beside it being TGIF—today his tribe was also reveling in the complete recovery of one of their own. They’d gathered at Payne Colson’s place because this afternoon the man had […]

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Extra: The Malibu Mystique

The Malibu Mystique What is it about this stretch of shoreline (27 miles was the original designation, but when the city was incorporated in 1991, the boundaries include 21 miles) that gives it such star quality? It was originally settled by the Chumash tribe of Native Americans. They called it a name that means “the […]

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Excerpt: Then Comes Marriage

Humming “Here Comes the Bride” to bolster her flagging spirits, Honor Witherspoon marched toward the emphatically closed gate in the twelve-foot-high rock wall surrounding the home of her brand-new husband. There was some doubt in her mind that he would let her in. Honor blamed that doubt on the grim set to the groom’s hard […]

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Excerpt: First Comes Love

Running a brothel was hot, sweaty work. Awaiting the arrival of her next round of guests in the overheated parlor, Kitty Wilder figured she should know. She’d been doing it for the past seven summers, ever since her great-aunt Catherine was hospitalized with her first stroke. Before that, everyone in her hometown of Hot Water, […]

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Excerpt: Not Another New Year’s

Hannah Davis stood on the wide sidewalk outside San Diego Airport’s Baggage Claim and tried convincing herself she hadn’t just lost everything. After all, she had her health (which was actually saying quite a lot for a second grade teacher during flu season) and she had relative youth, though she was on the downhill slide […]

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