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(Coming from Habourlight Books, fall 2013)
Agreeing to renovate a church in a remote northern Alberta town is an act of panic for a man anxious for a break from God, but ex-pastor Luke Parks needs escape from the girl who crushed his heart. He’s hoping to outrun his crisis of faith but his doubts quickly find him. To make matters worse, he’s stuck with a snarky church secretary and saddled with an inexperienced assistant. A chance encounter and Luke discovers not just a lost kitten, but a deeper, richer side of the congregation. Just as he’s becoming comfortable in his new routine, life takes another swing. His ex-fiancée shows up, begging for forgiveness and in the process, turning his new friends against him. As Luke struggles to figure out the line between accountability and forgiveness, he can’t help but wonder if he’ll ever find a place to call home.
Available from Summit Studios
Welcome to the wacky side of travel
Prepare for more laughs, chortles, giggles, snickers, guffaws … well, you get the general idea!
There’s no question travel brings with it many extraordinary moments — from the whimsical to the hilarious to the downright absurd. At Summit Studios we’ve celebrated many such moments in our bestselling humor series, which includes titles such as Mugged by a Moose and A Beaver is Eating My Canoe. Now in our sixth volume, twenty-six travel and outdoor writers join forces to relate more wacky tales of misadventure, including award-winning scribes Maureen Magee, Laurie Gough, and Kyle MacDonald. And if there’s one truth that can be gleaned from this collection of stories, it’s that while outlandish and unpredictable things can happen on the road less traveled, there’s no such thing as a bad story!
Click here for more information about Moose on the Loose. Or visit our Writers’ Spotlight section to read a short excerpt.
Feuding Hearts (Sweet Romance) Available from TWRP, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
The move from Georgia to Miami was supposed to bring peace and calm, but for the past three months, Angel Baxter’s been playing reluctant mediator to her nana and their eighty-five year-old neighbour. Between ripped up azalea bushes, wrecked bird baths, and her grandmother prancing across the lawn like a deranged pixie, Angel’s nerves are frayed and she’s got more problems than a three-legged cat in a dog pound. But help shows up in the sexiest form: Harry Garret, the neighbor’s gorgeous grandson. The drool-worthy gardener offers his hand in the negotiations, and the rest of his body on a date at a French restaurant. But when her nana’s pranks go too far, will Angel lose out on more than peace and quiet, but on a chance at love, as well?
Feuding Hearts is an easy recommend. ~ LASR 5 Star Review
Natasha Deen delivers a fabulously fun adventure…a must read. ~NOR
I could not stop laughing from the very first page until the end! ~ Romance Studio
Zesty, funny, and sweet, Feuding Hearts makes reading romance a special treat once again. ~ Nights and Weekends Reviews
What Happens in Vegas (Romantic Comedy/Suspense) Available from TWRP, Amazon, & Barnes and Noble
2012 International Digital Book Award
It’s not that Binda Morningstar’s an idiot—the girl’s got more degrees than a thermometer—but there’s something about a crisis that makes her lose her mind…and accidently injure anyone within a ten foot radius. But if she’s going to rescue her boss from a cursed jewel, she’s going to have to keep it together. Unfortunately for her, the cop on the case, Corin Hawthorne, has her losing her mind and her heart…and if he gets anymore drool worthy, she’s going to lose her inhibitions, too. To save her boss and win her man, she’s got to outrun a mobster, outwit the YIFFS at a sex fetish convention, and outthink an ex-wife—and she’s got to do it all without breaking an arm or inadvertently hitting anyone with pepper spray…it’s all got Binda hoping that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
What Happens in Vegas is, literally, LOL funny. ~ Books, Bags & Bon Jovi
I truly cannot recommend this enough to anyone looking for a fun read. I am now a huge fan of Natasha Deen. ~ Cafe of Dreams
One of the funniest books that I’ve read in quite awhile. ~ The TBR Pile
Sneakers, Sandals, & Stilettoes: Fairy tales for the Well-Heeled Princess (Romantic Comedy)
Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords
80s fashions, mambo-dancing shelties, and a cursed genie all feature in these romantic comedy adaptations of two classic fairy tales: Aladdin and The Elf & the Shoemaker.
I’m a fan for life! ~WRDF Reviews
Shoe-In for Love
For shoe-designer Nessie Helph, 1984 is another year in the struggle to keep herself safe from her malicious supervisor, Grace Hart. Nessie’s problems worsen when she finds out the company, Victor & Victoria, has been sold to Leo Schumacher. Known as “The Lumberjack,” Leo’s reputation for cutting costs and hacking jobs is legendary, but Nessie’s prepared for any contingency…except the effect he has on her heart. She may not be able to get her hair to feather like Heather Locklear’s, but with a little effort and a lot of luck, she’s about to prove she’s not only the best girl for the job, but a shoo-in for love, as well.
The story was full of funny little bits and tummy tugging spots that will leave you feeling refreshed and fulfilled when you hit the end. I loved it! ~ Seriously Reviewed
A dinner burner. You’ll not want to put it down. ~ Fallen Angels Review
The Genie’s Curse
The magic of push-up bras, hip music producing jobs, and trendy clothes can’t undo Agnes Frump’s horrendous moniker. Nor can they make her neighbor, Dillon McKenzie, see her as anything but his best buddy. A midnight walk, a fateful fall, the discovery of a magic lamp, and Aggie switches priorities. In her efforts to help Ebony, the kitten-genie and undo the curse of Aladdin’s lamp, she makes a fateful mistake—an inadvertent, “I wish I was in Dillon’s arms,” and Aggie wakes up in his arms, all right—as a stray dog. Will Aggie and her genie figure out how to undo a wish gone wrong, or is she doomed to a life of Milk Bones, flea baths and loving Dillon from the foot of her doggy bed?
The Genie’s Curse is an entertaining story that will have you laughing until the last page. ~Night Owl Reviews
Check out The Genie’s Curse for a fun, sweet romance about people who are just meant to be. ~ Simply Romance Reviews
Available from TWRP, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
2008 CAPA Award Nominee – Excellence in Romance
Still wounded from a disastrous love affair, advertising executive Ethan Phillips has spent the past five years outwitting Cupid with a series of dekes and fakes. Who knew the tricky cherub would get wise? Rather than piercing Ethan’s heart with an arrow, he douses it with amaretto-flavored milk. A quick visit to the drycleaner and a stern lecture on the dangers of gorgeous, charming women, and he figures he’s made another clean getaway.
But when the sexy woman turns out to be Chase Logan, his new systems programmer, Ethan’s got no where to run. Suddenly, the man who spent his time running from Cupid, is now looking to borrow a few arrows. Will he catch the heart of his programmer or just be left catching his breath?
Ethan’s Chase is filled with intrigue. ~ Enchanting Reviews
An exciting, suspense-filled romance. ~ Romance Junkies
I started it then just couldn’t put it down! ~ Ashley’s Bookshelf
Available from TWRP & Barnes and Noble
If love was coffee, then for Annie Langdon, it would be thick, black, leave a bitter taste in her mouth, and acid in her stomach. For the past year, though, Devon McMaster has used a smile that packs more punch than a triple-shot espresso, and a personality tastier than coffee-cream chocolate to persuade Annie’s heart to percolate for him. This Christmas, Annie will learn men, like coffee, can come in decadent varieties.
[An] enjoyable and absorbing read. ~ Night Owl Romance
I LOVED this short story. ~ Ohio Girl Talks