08 December 2023

War Cloud’s Passion (Legendary Warriors Book 1)_by Karen Kay! **Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of War Cloud’s Passion!! ** #NativeAmerican @KarenKayAuthor @SilverDaggerBookTours

**Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of War Cloud’s Passion!! **

A nurse on an orphan train faces danger and soul-stirring passion 

if the whispering ancestors have their way.

War Cloud’s Passion

Legendary Warriors Book 1

by Karen Kay

Genre: Historical Native American Romance

A dangerous passion.

At twenty-three, Anna Wiley is lucky. The children aboard an orphan train headed west don’t care that their nurse is too tall, too homely to be loved. They need her, and she will not rest until each one is placed in a loving home, including the last twelve bedraggled, rejected urchins clinging to her skirts.

When their train is attacked by a band of warriors bent on rescuing a kidnapped Indian boy, she doesn’t think twice about protecting the children—all the children, including the boy. Except keeping her charges safe means she must trust the formidable warrior who led the attack.

War Cloud plans to get the strong-willed white woman and her gaggle of children off his hands as soon as possible. Yet as he guides them toward civilization, he realizes there is beauty beneath Anna’s ill-fitting clothes, a strong spirit behind her sparkling green eyes.

Even as passion grows, War Cloud prepares to put her from him, and not only because of the animosity that hangs between their cultures. A centuries-old curse hangs over his ancestral line. A spell that could take her from him forever—should he dare to fall in love.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Sensuous Romance which contains a passion that could lead to soul-stirring love, if the whispering ancestors have their way.

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Bestselling author of Native American Historical Romance, KAREN KAY is a multi-published author of romance and adventure in the Old West. She has been praised by reviewers and fans alike for bringing insights into the everyday life of the American Indian culture of the past.

As Reviewer, Suzanne Tucker, once wrote, “Ms. Kay never fails to capture the pride, the passion and the spirit of the American Indian…"

KAREN KAY's great grandmother was Choctaw, and she is adopted Blackfeet. Ms. Kay is honored to be able to write about the rich culture of a people who gave this country so much.

With the power of romance, I hope to bring about an awareness of the American Indian’s concept of honor, and what it meant to live as free men and free women. There are some things that should never be forgotten.”

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Billionaire CEO Sebastian Hunter doesn’t bed his employees and his new secretary, Alice Lake, doesn’t want to risk her job over a fling with a ruthless playboy. Will Alice be able to resist Sebastian when the heart wants what the heart wants or will the stalker lurking in the shadows crush any chance of happiness they have?

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What if home is not a place?
What if home is a person all along?

Billionaire CEO Sebastian Hunter doesn’t bed his employees. He’s vowed never to touch a nice girl. And he never brings a woman home. Yet on Alice Lake’s first day as Sebastian’s new secretary, Sebastian falls in instant lust—and breaks all his rules at once.

When Alice gets a concussion, Sebastian convinces Alice to stay at his soulless mansion while recovering, but his real plan is to win just enough of her heart to get her to sleep with him. But once they’re living together, avid cook and virgin Alice turns out to be more than just a sweet treat. And Alice refuses to jeopardise her prized new job over a fling with a ruthless playboy…

Will Alice be able to resist Sebastian when the heart wants what the heart wants?

Also, a criminal mastermind has been stealing from the Hunter family business, and he’ll do anything to stop Sebastian’s investigation. A stalker lurks in the shadows, ready to crush any chance of happiness and a future together for Sebastian and Alice. And things are not what they seem.

They never are.

Seized … Body and Mind, book one of the Hunter series can be read as a standalone.

This is a full-length, scorching-hot romance novel with Beauty and the Beast vibes, with no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily ever after. It has lots and lots of emotion that will make you melt and root for this couple, as well as suspense and twisted little mysteries that will grip you from beginning to end.

Recommended for audiences 18+ due to mature themes and sexual content.

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Copyright 2023 Alex Mellow
Warning: Language

The bus stops, and I fly through its halfway-open doors as if the Devil himself is chasing me
Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God!

My soles squeak on the pavement, my face is a sweaty, flustered mess, and I feel like I’m about to faint by the time I reach the Hunter Corp. “Good morning!” I shout at the guards, who all smirk, but thankfully hold one of the lifts open for me.

Grr, no time for breakfast either.

I shake my head and, getting inside the elevator, press the button for my floor. I hate it when my days begin like this. Stupid, stupid bus was twenty minutes late! And now I can’t even get coffee before I start work.

“Coffee!” I groan out loud, dropping my head back until it rests on the wall. Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a hazelnut latte right now.

The lift dings and I run through the open doors and down the corridor like a maniac. I drop my handbag under the desk and throw my coat over my chair. I turn on the lights, the computer, and the printer and am just about to sit to replace my trainers with the sensible heels I wear in the office when I notice the silence.
No beeping, no humming, no flashing lights, nothing.

“What’s wrong, sweetie?” I coo, petting the dark monitor. I find our electronic equipment

 temperamental, and a little TLC usually goes a long way. I press the ‘on’ button again, and still nothing happens.
OK. The main lights are on—even with the big windows surrounding us, the overhead lights are always on during the day. And the printer is also working. So the computer must be unplugged somehow. That, or the IT guy who was here on Friday screwed up and I’ll have to call him again.

The socket is somewhere on the floor under the desk. “Well, no time like the present,” I mutter, getting on my hands and knees and crawling under the damn thing.

Hmm, the plug is in, so maybe it’s the socket that’s off. I feel around until I find the switch … and then there’s that familiar sound of electronic equipment coming back to life.

“OK, baby, you’re all better now.” I smile, crawling out backwards when a deep, baritone voice says from behind me—

“Who are you? And what the fuck are you doing under the desk?”

Startled, I let out a yelp and jerk upwards. The back of my head hits the very edge of the desk hard. “Aaah!” I hear my anguished scream and screw my eyes shut. Pain stabs through my brain, making me crouch even lower to cradle my head.

“Mmm,” I moan, dazed. Little white dots appear behind my eyelids, and I swoon from side to side. God, it really is like seeing stars, isn’t it?

“Shit! Are you OK?” Big hands close around my waist and I’m suddenly lifted into an upright position.
Oh, bad idea. Bad idea.

Dizzy and with a throbbing headache, I feel my knees wobble and I’m sure I’m going to pass out. I fall against the hard wall behind me

“I got you, sweetheart. I got you.” An arm slips under my knees and I’m lifted into the air.

I take a chance opening my eyes, and through the dizziness see the most beautiful face I’ve ever seen on a man. The electric-blue eyes looking down at me are so intense, I feel they can see right into my soul. I shiver and look away, my eyes closing again, turning everything black.

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Her time is divided between her passion for writing and, of course, her beloved little family.
At home, when she’s not writing or running after a very active toddler you can find her reading, watching a good movie or trying to do some exercise. LOL. At least she tries.

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Killing Grinds (Orchard Hollow Mystery) 


Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series 

Oliver-Heber Books (November 28, 2023) 

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 274 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1648395147

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1648395147

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Piper Addison is in it deep. Turns out, finding out how your ghost familiar met her doom is not as easy as it sounds…

Tourist season is over and Orchard Hollow is as peaceful as ever. Piper Addison, the town witch and cafe owner, finally gets to kick back her sneakers and relax. The weather is glorious, her dusty love life has been resurrected, and she’s all caught up on binge watching shows. Nothing can be better!

Well, except for one slight problem.

Piper promised her ghost familiar she’d help find out what landed her in the land of the non-living.

It wouldn’t be so bad if the ghost didn’t have a case of amnesia and a serious need of an attitude adjustment. One thing is for certain, Piper’s familiar didn’t kick the bucket by choice.

Between figuring out the mystery of Stella’s demise, battling a raccoon for cookies, and tracing her mom’s steps hoping to reunite with a father she never met; Piper has her hands full. And this time, even her strange magic might not be enough to get her out of this bind.

Killing Grinds is a paranormal cozy mystery complete with an unlucky witch, a ghost familiar, and a feisty raccoon with a talent for getting into sticky situations.

A.N.Sage is a bestselling, award-winning author of young adult fantasy and mystery. She has spent most of her life waiting to meet a witch, vampire, or at least get haunted by a ghost. In between failed seances and many questionable outfit choices, she has developed a keen eye for the extra-ordinary.

A.N. spends her free time reading and binge-watching television shows in her pajamas. Currently, she resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband who is not a creature of the night and their daughter who just might be.

A.N. Sage is a Scorpio and a massive advocate of leggings for pants.

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A tween comedy-of-errors that chronicles the most cringe-worthy day of 13 year-old Abby Gray's life.

My Big Heart-Shaped Fail

by Cindy Callaghan

Genre: Tween, Upper Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction

Award-winning middle-grade novel from the author of Just Add Magic and Saltwater Secrets . . . . 

 In this hourly time-stamped, action-packed tween comedy of errors, Abby Gray, feeling weighed down by her secrets and lies, lets five balloons float into the sky with her deepest secrets attached to them in a desperate attempt to clear her conscience. 

Her relief is short-lived, though: the next day, those balloons start dropping one by one at her school, revealing Abby’s innermost thoughts to both friends and frenemies and creating hilarious misinterpretations of crushes amongst her peers.

This is the worst day of her life . . . or is it? Before the last bell rings, Abby manages to integrate the oddball who is blackmailing her into her friend group and to fix the mix-ups the notes have caused—not only getting couples back together but also making a few new love matches—and finally comes clean as the author of the notes that have created such chaos.

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8:00 AM


The temperature dove below zero and snow flurries whirled, but my mom braved the cold and helped me haul boxes of decorations into school. 

“Thanks,” I said as she dropped a bag from the Donut Hole into the last box for me to manage on my own. The Hole was right next to the school and, like most kids, we often stopped and grabbed breakfast on our way to school. 

My math teacher, Mr. Valdez, pulled his pickup truck into the parking lot. Mom waved and flashed him her signature smile, which she always has even when she’s tired from working late into the night. 

She kissed her hand and touched my cheek with it. As she left, she called to Mr. Valdez, “Have a nice day.” 

He waved to her with his free hand while the other fiddled with his car’s antenna. 

“What’s that?” I called to him.

“Oh, nothing.” He put something in his pocket, walked over to me, and put a red ribbon into my box. “Here, I think maybe you or someone dropped this.” 

“Uh, thanks,” I said, but I hadn’t been near his car, so I don’t see how I could’ve dropped it there. Maybe a stray piece of ribbon blew over.

“Go on inside before you freeze,” he said, his eyes following my mom’s car as it pulled out. 

It was impossible not to notice the school office since it was overflowing with balloons. A delivery guy walked in behind me with another bunch. 

“I’ll take those,” I offered, and towed a bunch of balloons to the gym along with my box. It was going to take a lot of trips to transport the rest of the delivery from the office. 

Jess and Paige had started early and already striped one entire wall with red and white streamers. It looked great, like peppermint sticks, except they’d made ten stripes, while peppermint sticks had eleven, my favorite of all the prime numbers. I figured I’d add one more stripe later when no one was around. There was no need to be inaccurate. 

Paige beamed at the balloons. “Yay! They’re here.” She looked behind me and the smile drained from her face. “Where’s the guy?”

“What guy?” I asked.

 “Didn’t the party store send a balloon-arch-maker guy?”

“No guy,” I said. 

Logan Murphy swaggered in behind me. “I’m a guy.” This was the understatement of the trimester. Logan wasn’t just any guy. He was Mount Lebanon Middle School’s “It Guy.” Logan worked in the school office on his free periods, like now, which gave him access to hall passes, which was a big deal. At The Mount, hall passes were gold. 

“Hi Abby,” he said to me without a hint of flirtation, yet I felt my cheeks blush.

All the girls at The Mount liked Logan. So far, he hadn’t asked anyone to the dance, and lots of girls were holding out in hopes he’d ask them. 

“How’s it going?” I asked.

Before he could answer, Jess said, “Well, that’s not gonna work. Logan can’t build a balloon arch. He couldn’t even build an Egyptian pyramid out of Legos in Social Studies.”

Logan said, “Legos are rectangles and pyramids are triangles, so it’s not as easy as it sounds.”

As if Jess hadn’t heard his defense, she said to me and Paige, “Look, he might have an awesome smile and be captain of the basketball team, but he is NOT a balloon arch builder. We need a professional.” Then, she added, “Just sayin’.”

Logan didn’t seem offended. “You don’t have to apologize for thinking I have an awesome smile. People tell me that a lot.” He showed off the famous grin. Geez, he was cute. 

“Okay,” Paige said. “Slight problem with the crème de la crème of our decorations. And as chairwoman, I have a solution. We’re going to make this arch ourselves with directions I’m going to download and print right now.” 

Nothing would stand in Paige Bakenya’s way of transforming this gym into a Peppermint Twist Dance Wonderland. 

 “Okay committee, stripe the next wall. I’ll be back before you can say ‘peppermint.’”  With that, she took the one coveted hall pass Mr. Valdez had given us for the day. 

“I’ll let you girls handle this stripe business,” Logan said, “and I’ll get more balloons from the office.” 

“Paige just took the hall pass,” Jess said. 

He chuckled. “Dude, it’s me. I navigate these halls like a stealth weapon.” On his way out, he was decked by Chloe, who entered the gym dancing and singing.

“What the heck?” Logan asked, picking himself up and wiping gym floor dust off his basketball shorts—yeah, he wore shorts all winter.  

Chloe ignored him. “He likes me!” she said and twirled. 

“Uh, yeah, so I’m outta here.” Logan left the gym. 

“Who?” Jess and I asked.

Chloe said, “Tao.” 

WTW? Paige’s Tao?

This was shocking. So shocking that I couldn’t get words out to ask for clarification. 

Chloe continued pirouetting, as if she were in a magical love trance. “I love love. Don’t you?”

Luckily, Paige wasn’t around to hear this because she would’ve choked on her Peppermint Twist planner at the idea that her boyfriend, who she’d recently kissed for the first time, liked Chloe. This was so Chloe to stir up drama. 

Jess asked, “What are you talking about?”

“You heard me right. Sorry for your friend Paige—actually, sorry, I’m not sorry—but here’s the harsh reality, Jessica Sawyer: Tao likes me.” 

Lots of girls were jealous of Paige. She was pretty, friendly to new kids, handed in assignments early, and had the best-decorated locker. She always shared her homemade cookies with everyone, and somehow they always seemed just out of the oven, even when it was late in the day. It was a mystery no one’s ever been able to solve. 

“Everyone knows Tao and Paige are boyfriend and girlfriend,” Jess said. “Where did you even get this idea? I’m just sayin’, the idea is ridiculous.” Sometimes Jess not having a filter was good because it got her point out in the open rather than beating around the bush. 

 “Ridiculous, you say? Then why did he give me this?” Chloe held up a paper that Jess snatched and read to herself. When she was done, she handed it to me. But I didn’t have to read it. 

I already knew what it said, because Tao hadn’t written it. 

I had.

The Girl Who Ruined Christmas

by Cindy Callaghan

Award-winning middle-grade Christmas novel from the author of Just Add Magic and Saltwater Secrets . . . . 

Imagine you’re a tween visiting a small town that loves nothing more than its prize fir—a perfect Christmas tree destined for the White House. Now picture yourself accidentally destroying that tree, making you public enemy number one. Lastly, imagine that to repay your debt, you have to remain in said town for the Christmas season.

That’s what happens to Brady Bancroft.

When Brady ruins Harper Hollow Fall’s prize tree, she’s sentenced to stay in the holiday-festooned town for the month of December. At first, she couldn’t be more depressed about the whole situation; but during her month there, she is surprised to discover that there’s much more than pine needles to the little town holding her captive. In the end, Harper Hollow Falls reminds Brady of the true meaning of Christmas—and she, in turn, saves the town.

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Chapter 5

“Not exactly a warm welcome,” Mom says. “But I guess it’s no surprise that they’re mad about the factory.” To me she asks, “Do you want cider?”

“Yeah.” I shiver. “Right after I get a picture of those Clydesdales for InstaPic.”

“OK. We’ll meet you inside,” Mom says, and then she and Dad walk toward Blitzen’s. 

I am navigating through the crowd to the horses when I see a tall, lanky woman with long brown hair pushed back by earmuffs step up to a podium. She holds a megaphone and plops a top hat on her head. “Hello, neighbors. It’s time to say goodbye to our little gem—well, not so little. Am I right?” She laughs at herself with a snort. 

She continues, “I always knew someone from Harper Hollow Falls would make it to Washington, DC to meet the president of the United States. I’d hoped it would be one of our high-school graduates, maybe the Grossman boy, am I right?” She slaps her leg and the crowd howls with laughter. She’s like a stand-up comedian. I overhear people standing next to me refer to her as the mayor, and say that “She’s always hysterical, don’t you think?”

“But seriously, folks, this is an honor just the same. A special moment in our town’s colorful history. Please join me in wishing our tree good luck.” Then she calls out louder, “Good luck, tree. Represent Harper Hollow Falls well and make us proud.”

Everyone shouts well wishes to the tree. The noise causes the horses to shake their manes, and I notice a boy . . . a cute boy . . . patting them to assure them that everything is fine. 

This is all so cool. I have to post a pic to make Allie Moskowitz jelly of me

I examine myself in the shot, slide the stocking cap off my head, and fix my hair. I make a super cute smile. 


My flash goes off as I snap a selfie with the Clydesdales, the White House Christmas tree, and the cute guy in the background.

At the blink of the flash, one of the horses freaks! I mean, freaks

He bucks, making another horse neigh loudly. Horses Three and Four swing their bushy manes. Then all four storm off with a thunderous clop-clop, pulling the wagon, its driver, and White House Christmas tree with the might of a runaway train.

The driver snaps the reins, struggling to get the wagon under control, but the horses make a sharp change of direction. 

The driver is thrown off right before the wagon crashes into a telephone pole with enough oomph that the horses break loose, galloping away into the dark, snowy night. 

The onlookers oooh

Then they fall silent as the telephone pole knocks over a streetlight, which slowly falls onto the White House Christmas tree. 

Everyone’s mouth hangs open. 

After a few dreadful moments, sparks jump from the telephone pole, the remaining streetlights go out, and Harper Hollow Falls’ prize gem glows with amber flames. 

All eyes go in the same direction, toward a girl. 

That girl would be me: Brady Bancroft. 

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Cindy Callaghan is the award-winning author of eleven MG novels including JUST ADD MAGIC and JUST ADD MAGIC 2: POTION PROBLEMS, which were made into an Emmy-nominated Amazon Original series now in its fifth season and distributed world-wide via Nickelodeon. She’s well-known for the best-selling Lost In… books: LOST IN LONDON, LOST IN PARIS, LOST IN ROME, LOST IN HOLLYWOOD, and LOST IN IRELAND. Her Agatha award-winning stand-alone SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD sells out every year around Halloween.

Her 2020 book SALTWATER SECRETS, which is nominated for an Agatha Award, won Delaware Press Association and National Federation of Press Women’s awards, and two International Book Awards, is set up by a major studio.

Triple-award-winning THE GIRL WHO RUINED CHRISTMAS, (October 2021) sold out its first print run before Thanksgiving. MY BIG HEART-SHAPED FAIL has won three awards since it's 2022 launch. These books along with original concepts are actively being shopped to producers, networks and streamers along with Cindy’s robust portfolio of original features and series.

A Jersey girl at heart, Cindy lives in Delaware with her family and rescued-pets.

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