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Sneak Peek of New England Dreams by Pia Fenton



When opposites attract, can dreams come true?

Staying in New England for a few months is just what Sienna Randall needs after all the family problems she’s been dealing with at home in London. Romance is the last thing she’s expecting, so it’s a total surprise when she ends up kissing a guy she meets on the flight.

Kyle Everett is Sienna’s complete opposite –  he’s clean-cut and preppy, she has piercings and pink dreads. But he can’t resist making out with her. He is, after all, Northbrooke High’s number one player. Except Sienna’s different from other girls. He’s definitely expecting to see her again – until they’re separated by irate airline officials before he can get her number.

Then fate throws them together once more, but when Sienna turns up in Kyle’s home room, neither admits to having met before. The chemistry between them is still there though – should they let it have free rein or should the attraction stay in their dreams?


Kyle smiled and changed the subject. ‘You got any more piercings then? You know, hidden ones?’ He wiggled his eyebrows at her and it looked so stupid she couldn’t help but smile back.

‘None of your business,’ she told him.

‘Oh, so you do? Now I’m curious.’

‘I do not. And even if I did, I wouldn’t show you.’

‘Oh, yeah? Hmm. So tell me, how does it feel to kiss with snake bites?’ He was suddenly staring at her mouth intently and Sienna felt a shiver run through her. God, but he was hot. Seriously hot. And he was so close. She was very tempted to just reach over and grab him.

And why not? No one would ever know.

She shook herself mentally, but some devil made her smile again. She looked up at him from under her lashes, the way she’d seen other girls do when they were flirting. She’d never managed it because she was too shy, but for some reason, she had no trouble doing it now. ‘You tell me,’ she said, the challenge clear in her voice.

His eyes opened wide and he drew in a sharp breath. Then he grinned. ‘Okay, you’re on.’

The next thing she knew, he had bent his head slightly to the side and captured her mouth with his in a long, slow kiss that almost melted her bones. He ran his tongue over the snake bites, nipping at one playfully, then kissed her again, properly, deeply. When he stopped he brought up a hand to cup her cheek. ‘I like it,’ he whispered. ‘A lot.’

So did Sienna, but she didn’t get a chance to reply, because he started kissing her again and this time he didn’t stop. Which was just as well, since she didn’t want him to. In fact, she didn’t come to her senses until some air steward pulled Kyle off her and she realised with flaming cheeks they’d ended up lying across all four middle seats, making out thirty thousand feet up in the sky.

‘What the hell do you think you’re doing?’ the crewman hissed, looking from one to the other.

Sienna wondered the same thing. She must have lost her mind.




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Pia Fenton (who also writes as Christina Courtenay) is a chocoholic and confirmed couch potato, allergic to exercise of any kind (except maybe swimming).  Although born in England, she has a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden so she was a bit of a mixed up kid. When she was a teenager, she moved with her family to Japan.  From there she had the opportunity to travel in the Far East and other parts of the world, which was great fun.  She also got to go to an American high school in Tokyo, together with kids of 138 other nationalities, and had the best time of her life!

Pia loves:  reading and writing (YA obviously, but also anything historical, time slip and paranormal), dogs, genealogy, listening to rock music and doing various craft projects very badly.  (It’s the trying that counts, right?)

Pia’s first YA novel New England Rocks (published by Choc Lit, Aug 2013) was short listed for The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Award for Best Romantic Young Adult novel 2014.  She’s also won some awards for her adult historical books.



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How I’ve changed since appearing in Women Like Us

WLU front cover - final 6_29My name is Susan Jones, and I am the heroine of Jason Pomerance’s novel Women Like Us. I’ve been asked how I changed by being in the book. Well, to be honest, at the beginning of this story my life was sort of a mess — I’m a chef, which is a difficult and challenging job under the best of circumstances, but really it’s even more difficult and challenging if you’re a woman. Not that I’d let those challenges stop me — in fact I often had to work harder to prove myself. Which may be one of the reasons I screwed up my relationship with my kid, I screwed up my marriage to Andrew (okay well to be honest my ex had a lot to do with that), and don’t even get me started on my mother-in-law, Edith Vale! She’d have a whole lot to say about how my life had gone off the rails. Mrs. Vale, a starchy Pasadena Matron, has strong opinions about just about everything. She didn’t like me from the get-go, and pretty much everything I did, in her eyes, I did wrong. Just try pleasing a woman like that. It’s pretty impossible.
Anyway, I realized I need to make some changes in my life, and I needed to start with Henry, my son, now 17. I stumbled on what seemed like a really good idea. Henry was mostly being raised by Mrs. Vale (long story, read the book!) and he was due to fly back to California from the east coast at the end of his school term. What if I proposed a road trip, just the two of us?  We’d have plenty of time to hash out how our relationship had gone south, wouldn’t we? And maybe we could even figure out how to fix it. Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans? Just when you think you know what you’re doing, life throws you a curve ball, and everything changes. Did I ever think I’d find myself living back at Edith Vale’s house?  Did I ever think that I’d have to find common ground with this woman I always looked at as my enemy as the family confronted a crisis? No, I certainly didn’t.
So when life throws up one of those curve balls, my guess is you have two choices: you can run and hide, or you can learn to adapt, and maybe even change and grow as a person. Okay, I’ll admit it — part of me wanted to run and hide, because change is scary and often difficult to face. What Did I learn from having life throw me a curve ball? Well, I don’t want to give away too many details, but I’ll say this — I learned about love, I learned about loss, and I learned that sometimes there are second chances, and even the chance at redemption.
jasonheadshotBW-2Jason Pomerance was born in New York City, raised in Westchester County and graduated from Middlebury College. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner and their beagles. He has written film and television projects for numerous studios and production companies, including Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, Fremantle Media and Gold Circle Films. Women Like Us is his first novel. Visit Jason Pomerance at
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Author Thorne Moore shares new title, The Unraveling


Win a FREE copy of The Unraveling


Genre: Domestic noir

Release Date: 21 July 2016

Publisher: Honno Press

From the Top Ten Bestselling Author of A Time for Silence

The Unravelling

When they were ten everybody wanted to be Serena’s friend, to find themselves one of the inner circle. But doing so meant proving your worth, and doing that often had consequences it’s not nice to think about – not even thirty-five years later.

Karen Rothwell is randomly reminded of an incident in her childhood which just as suddenly becomes an obsession. It takes her on a journey into a land of secrets and lies; it means finding that gang of girls from Marsh Green Junior School and most importantly of all finding Serena Whinn.

 Praise for Thorne Moore’s novels

‘A true page turner’–

‘The most chilling part of Thorne Moore’s skill is the way that she represents evil’ – Helen Tozer, sideline jelly



About the Author


Thorne Moore was born in Luton but has lived in in the back of beyond in north Pembrokeshire for 32 years. She has degrees in History and Law, worked in a library and ran a family restaurant as well as a miniature furniture craft business, which is still in Production, but she now concentrates on writing psychological crime mysteries.

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Spotlight Wednesday with Rachel Gibson, Author of Just Kiss Me


Avon Books is giving away 3 Print Copies of Just Kiss Me!

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Just Kiss Me

Title: Just Kiss Me

Author: Rachel Gibson

Release Date: July 26, 2016

Publisher: Avon Books

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: Paperback/Ebook/Audio

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns with this dazzling love story filled with sizzle, sass, and just a bit of southern charm . . .

“Hello, Ms. Vivian . . . it’s been a long time.”

And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It’s been years since she last saw Harrison Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.

Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry.

She got what she wanted—and more—but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial?

Harrison got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cufflinks for a good set of hand tools.

Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he’s come face-to-face with the one who got away. He’s not looking for love. He’s not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he’s ever done?

About Rachel Gibson

Rachel48-200x300Rachel Gibson is a New York Timesand USA TODAY bestselling author of fast-paced contemporary romance novels. Publisher’s Weeklyproclaims Rachel’s “clever, snappy dialog amuses at every turn” and “With humor and eloquent prose, Gibson brings substance and depth . . . to modern day romance.”

Four of her novels were named among the Top Ten Favorite Books of The Year by Romance Writers of America. Two of her novels, True Confessions and Not Another Bad Date, were awarded the RITA, Romance Writers of America’s highest honor of excellence. Some of Rachel’s other awards and achievements include The Golden Heart Award, the National Reader’s Choice, Amazon Editor’s Top Pick, Publisher Weekly’s Quill nominee, Borders bestselling romantic comedy and Romantic Time’s Career Achievement award.

When not writing, Rachel can be found shopping for shoes or looking for strange and unusual flowers to plant in her garden.

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