Delighted on a Summer's Evening
Series: A Thieves of the Ton Novella
Available October 23rd, 2018
Publisher: New Independence Reads
Life isn’t always perfect, but the key to living happy is enjoying what you have.
Since that the peril and danger stalking them has passed, the Hawkins family is at their country estate in Kent to rest. Emmaline, the Countess of Archewyne, is both excited and melancholy when she stumbles upon a note written by her father—the Earl of St. Ives—before he was murdered that outlines a treasure hunt just like he’d done for her when she was a child. Perhaps she can finally tell him goodbye.
Miles Lawrence Hawkins, the fifth Earl of Archewyne, has much on his mind now that his friend and mentor has died, leaving the responsibilities of the king’s agents to him. First and foremost, he wants to make certain his growing family is still intact after the horrors they’d come through, but how to usher in healing when well-meaning friends and colleagues keep dropping by and shattering the peace? Not to mention the damned geese that won’t leave him alone.
As Emmaline and Miles follow the clues her father hid about the estate, they make plans for a holiday to Egypt, the country where their love affair first began. Throughout it all, St. Ives’ written words bring them closer as a family. With their children and the ever-present geese gathered around, the treasure they seek is found, and serves to make them all delighted on a summer’s evening.
A Kiss at Winter
Holiday Contemporary, Historical Romance Anthology
Publisher: New Independence Books
Available at Amazon
What’s more romantic than reading love stories set during the Christmas season?
In this A Kiss at Christmas collection, treat yourself to five novellas where couples find the perfect love of their lives during the holidays.
Disenchanted Christmas is the tale of Bethany Cundiff, who is down on her luck and nearly penniless, and Blake Wenchal, a displaced and jaded elf banished from the Northern Realm and Santa’s court. Love, acceptance and the miracle of family will make their holiday unforgettable. In A Christmas Interlude, Chelsea sets out to make her beau Luther more passionate in the bedroom, but what she doesn’t count on is finding out his well-kept secret. While Luther is a werewolf, he’s always assumed reining in his hidden passion is what he needs to do to keep Chelsea in his life. Off The List is a fast-paced contemporary short featuring Jack, the outcast cousin from the Claus family, who is the self-proclaimed Prince of the Naughty List, but the life has recently left him cold. Cadence Harris is always the “nice” girl who follows the rules. This year she wants off the Nice List in a bad way. When Jack comes calling one Christmas Eve, passion flares between them. No one has ever wanted to usher in Christmas more. In A Wolfish Tryst at Christmas, Elizabeth VanHaussen has exchanged letters with Blake for a year, and he’s promised to meet her at her uncle’s annual Christmas Eve party, but the war often throws plans awry. Blake Harrison, a captain in the Union army, has one night free from his obligations. For Christmas, he intends to ask for her hand. One turn around a dance floor has need and desire colliding. And finally, in Perfect Homecoming, Andrew Grabel is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air and Space Force. Mira Nisirian is on Epsilon station for one reason only—to steal anything of value then get out for her next destination, but nothing can erase her Neptune origins or her real alien form. Sometimes, the miracle of Christmas is all two people need to put aside differences and usher in a miracle.
Courted by the Vampire
Series: An Eight Realm Novel, Book 1
Publisher: New Independence Books
Available at Amazon
Fairies and ghosts and vampires, oh my! A trick of the mind or a new reality?
Hannah Weybourne doesn't believe in things that go bump in the night. A reluctant empath who has tried to ignore her powers, she can't help but wonder if they're the reason when a hunky vampire enlists her aid. She's got her work cut out for her trying to deny Edwin's sex appeal as well as remaining hidden from the paranormal world.
Edwin Mason is a paranormal bounty hunter searching for a wayward vampire. His best-laid plans go awry when he meets stubborn Hannah and immediately recognizes her value to the Eight Realms. She's the missing link needed to vanquish a power-hungry Demon Lord who's on the rise. Though he's got a job to do, Edwin's thrown off guard when Hannah bewitches him with her sarcastic nature and her tempting curves. What’s one little bite between friends?
The unlikely duo runs into a sticky web of supernatural foes and dark deceit in their quest to protect the magic in the Eight Realms. So many riddles, so little time. Despite the danger on their tail and the Demon Lord in their sight, love blooms, and it’s not a normal courtship, but then, who needs normal anyway?
About the Author
Sandra Sookoo is a USA Today bestselling author who firmly believes every person deserves acceptance and a happy ending. Most days you can find her creating scandal and mischief in the Regency-era, serendipity and happenstance in Victorian America or snarky, sweet humor in the contemporary world. Most recently she’s moved into infusing her books with mystery and intrigue. Reading is a lot like eating fine chocolates—you can’t just have one. Good thing books don’t have calories!
When she’s not wearing out computer keyboards, Sandra spends time with her real life Prince Charming in central Indiana where she’s been known to goof off and make moments count because the key to life is laughter. A Disney fan since the age of ten, when her soul gets bogged down and her imagination flags, a trip to Walt Disney World is in order. Nothing fuels her dreams more than the land of eternal happy endings, hope and love stories.
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