Interview with Jacqueline Diamond

Seriously, you’ve sold more than 100 novels? How is that possible?
I sold my first novel, a hardcover Regency romance (set in Jane Austen’s era) thirty years ago. Since then, I’ve sold about three books a year, to publishers including St. Martin’s Press, Harlequin, Five Star Mysteries and William Morrow. When you break it down by year—I write fulltime—it doesn’t seem quite as overwhelming. By the way, that first novel, Lady in Disguise, is now available as an ebook.
You’ve published in a lot of genres—Regency romance, medical romance, romantic comedies, mysteries, even paranormal thrillers. Why not stick to just one?
Writing the same type of book can be fun and challenging, but exploring other genres keeps me fresh. It’s fun to play with possibilities, as I did in my romantic time travel One Husband Too Many. Occasionally I get an idea that’s really out in left field and it seizes me and won’t let go—that happened with Out of Her Universe. But I don’t want to disappoint readers who enjoy my contemporary medical romances, so I’m still writing those, too.
Smashwords features your self-published and/or reissued books, as compared to the Safe Harbor Medical series you write for Harlequin American Romance. What’s with the reissues?
Over the years, I’ve regained the rights to many of my books. Since I keep learning and growing as a writer, I’ve revised these and updated them where appropriate. I also retired some books that I felt were too dated or simply not up to my current standards. If you’re curious, these are listed on my website’s book page, www.jacquelinediamond.com/books, in the lower right corner.
Did being an Associated Press reporter and TV columnist in Los Angeles affect your fiction writing?
I learned to write very tightly, which is part of the reason my books tend to be short. Also, being a reporter impressed on me the importance of research and fact-checking. It’s a lot easier now with the Internet; I used to do more in-person interviews related to situations and occupations in my books. Also, my experiences as a TV columnist provided much of the background for my dark-comedy Hollywood mystery, Danger Music.
If I decide I really like your books, is there anything I can do beyond just telling my friends?
I’m very grateful to loyal readers. If you like a book and post a review—on Smashwords, Amazon, Goodreads, or all of these—it really helps. Even if there are a handful of reviews already posted, some of the best promotional sites won’t accept ads if they don’t see 50 or more reviews. Ridiculous—they won’t even take the author’s money, which makes it hard to promote new releases. Another thing you can do is click Like on my Facebook page. Thanks! If you have any other questions you’d like me to add to this interview, feel free to email me at jdiamondfriends@yahoo.com.
Published 2016-03-18.
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Books by This Author

Sheikh Surrender: A Romance Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,410. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Someone lured a sheikh to Jenny’s doorstep and shot him dead. When his brother arrives seeking justice, can he protect Jenny and her five-year-old daughter before the killer strikes again? And can these two people from different worlds work together to battle deadly enemies in her small town and his homeland? By the USA Today bestselling author of the Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries.
His Secret Son: A Romance Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,170. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Security expert Dirk Peterson’s brother was fatally stabbed at the home of his ex-wife. Did Joni deliver the deadly blow, or is a murderer on the loose, threatening her and her eight-year-old son? There’s another secret facing Dirk: his brother lied, claiming his sperm donation wasn’t needed. Now the son he never knew desperately needs his help—and so does Joni. By a USA Today bestselling author!
Mistletoe Daddy: A Christmas Romance Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,080. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The man Marnie loves is coming home for Christmas...with a surprise baby! Years ago, Tom’s doubts about fatherhood drove them apart. Now he’s returning to their small town with his tiny son. Can she forgive what feels like a betrayal? There’s more to an old-fashioned homecoming than ornaments and gifts under the tree in this story of love and redemption, by a USA Today bestselling author.
Doctor Daddy: A Medical Romance
Series: Harmony Circle, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,950. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Dr. Jane McKay longs for a baby and the right guy. That definitely isn’t Dr. Luke Van Dam, the ex-lover and single dad who joins her small-town medical practice. As friends, they share sparks and laughter, but Jane won’t risk a repeat heartbreak and Luke has a lot to learn about love. Can he earn her trust? Welcome to the Harmony Circle series by USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond.
Million-Dollar Nanny: A Heartwarming Romantic Comedy
Series: Harmony Circle, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,990. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
He’s an auto mechanic. She used to be rich and famous. Should he hire her as a nanny? Although Rafe considers Sherry a snob, he urgently needs help with his orphaned niece and nephew. Soon, her sunny spirit wins him over. But when she regains her fortune, will she vanish, taking his heart with her? Romantic Times called this romantic comedy “extremely touching, beautifully written. 4.5 stars!”
Baby in Waiting: A Delightful Romantic Comedy
Series: Harmony Circle, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,060. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Welcome to a sparkling battle of wits. Who’s winning? A yet-to-be-born baby! When businessman Oliver rents his spare room to his zany friend Brooke, he doesn’t expect to have to rescue the mother-to-be from her wildly unpredictable decisions—or for her to save him from a near-catastrophic financial move. In the Harmony Circle romance series, love and friendship bloom between neighbors.
The Family Next Door: A Heartwarming Love Story
Series: Harmony Circle, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,000. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Can a young widow find love with the man who denied her justice? Josh was the holdout juror who set her husband’s killer free. Now he moves in next door to Diane... and sparks fly as they work together to help their feuding daughters. Book One in USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond’s Harmony Circle series, about a small-town neighborhood where love and friendship bloom.
And the Bride Vanishes: A Romance Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,650. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
She believes her husband is dead... until he kidnaps her! With a baby on the way and her late husband accused of embezzlement, Linda Farley turns to an old friend for the support she desperately needs. Then, on their wedding day, the husband she still loves—but barely knew—returns to spirit her away. Can she trust his story that he was framed and nearly murdered? A riveting romance-mystery!
Assignment: Groom!: A Madcap Wedding Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,780. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
It’s a huge society wedding—a whole weekend’s worth—but the groom’s dogged by doubts. His pushy mother-in-law-to-be commands her harried assistant, Anne, to keep him line, unaware that she’s his ex-girlfriend. As for Anne, the feelings she believed dead are stirring to life. Does Eric share them? And if he does, how much of a wedding catastrophe will there be? A Madcap Wedding Romance!
Twin Surprise: A Heartwarming Love Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,710. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Her girlfriends bought him at a bachelor auction. Now she’s expecting twins! Scarred from an accident, Marta Lawson is shy around men, especially handsome police sergeant Derek Reed. But she has no idea he’s guarding a painful secret until what starts as a lighthearted evening turns into much more. A heartwarming tale of second chances and redemption by a USA Today bestselling author.
The Holiday Triplets
Series: Safe Harbor Medical, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,420. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Dr. Mark Rayburn loves being hospital director, except when his troublemaker in chief, fiery pediatrician Samantha Forrest, quarrels with him in the press. When she impulsively adopts triplets, Mark leaps in to help. But just as this prickly couple starts finding the holiday spirit, Samantha endangers the hospital’s future plans, and Mark must choose between her and the career he loves.
Dear Lonely in L.A. ...: A Billionaire in Disguise Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,650. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
He’s a billionaire. She’s a high school teacher. In a secret, long-distance romance, they hid behind alter egos—the people they wish they were. When the evidence falls into the wrong hands, Dana and Nick have to become their fake selves and work together to catch a crook. Along the way, their make-believe love story just might come true. Affair de Coeur called this an “unforgettable romance!”
The Case of the Surly Surrogate
Series: Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,380. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
After Dr. Eric Darcy discovers the body of a patient’s husband, he lands in the midst of a murder investigation. Was the photographer killed for cheating on his wife, or was he involved in a blackmail plot? And how did he antagonize the surrogate mother carrying his baby? The puzzle pieces snap together in a fast-paced climax that could cost Eric his life in this Safe Harbor Medical Mystery.
The M.D.'s Secret Daughter
Series: Safe Harbor Medical, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,990. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The handsome doctor betrayed her trust. So the nurse kept a huge secret—their daughter. Unexpectedly thrown together eight years later, Jan and Zack must face up to their simmering personal differences for their daughter’s sake—at the risk of falling in love again. Book 9 of Jacqueline Diamond’s Safe Harbor Medical romance series was described by WeReallyDig.com as “a delightful tale.”
The Baby Dilemma
Series: Safe Harbor Medical, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,150. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Who’s the daddy? Please, not him! That’s obstetrician Paige Brennan’s reaction when she learns the identity of the sperm donor who fathered her baby-to-be. It’s sexy detective Mike Aaron, whom she chose as her new housemate strictly for security reasons. Surely he won’t suspect a thing about her pregnancy...will he? Book 8 in Jacqueline Diamond’s award-winning Safe Harbor Medical romance series.
The Detective's Accidental Baby
Series: Safe Harbor Medical, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,030. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Nurse Erica Benford may help other women have babies, but she’s not mommy material. When an unexpected connection with a sexy detective results in pregnancy, she’s willing to help him learn to be a full-time dad—until she discovers they met because he was secretly investigating her! Don’t miss this winner of a CataRomance Reviewer’s Choice Award. No. 7 in the Safe Harbor Medical romance series.
The Surgeon's Surprise Twins
Series: Safe Harbor Medical, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,540. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
He’s an arrogant, world-renowned surgeon spearheading a prestigious fertility program. She’s a “mere” nurse serving as a surrogate mother who’s about to teach him lessons in love, humility and, oh yes, paternity. Cataromance called this medical romance “Another must-read from a master storyteller.” No. 6 in bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond's Safe Harbor Medical romance series.
Let's Make a Baby! A Surprise Baby Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,970. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
She’s an heiress. All she has to do is seduce a stranger, get pregnant and disappear. What could go wrong? But Lisa’s daring plan to produce an heir for her aristocratic family and circumvent an arranged marriage goes wildly astray when her sexy, rugged target proves more than a match—and she loses her memory! It’s a good thing he’s a private eye, or is it? A laugh out loud romantic comedy!
Sandra and the Scoundrel: A Hilarious Romantic Comedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,380. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Someone stole all her money, and she’ll do (almost) anything to get it back! Sandra’s late husband left her a fortune, but her money manager just ran off with it. A handsome stranger offers a plan to save the day. All she has to do is marry him, temporarily. Soon Sandra and Jean-Luc close in on the stolen millions, amid hilarious twists and turns. Does this marriage have to be temporary?
Punchline: A Surprise Baby Romantic Comedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,180. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Rival magazine editors Belle and Darryl wage a fierce but funny battle in public. She skewers his arrogance; he enjoys needling her. Then, at a party, someone spikes the punch and they wake up in bed together. With a little person due in nine months, can’t they just get along? Not when their secret goes viral and their clash goes nuclear! But their hearts might have a few surprises in store...
The Would-Be Mommy
Series: Safe Harbor Medical, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,210. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Babies, babies, everywhere, but can she keep hers? When reporter Ian Martin stirs up trouble with his story about a hospital welcoming abandoned babies, he ignites a firestorm around public relations director Jennifer Serra. Now she faces losing her heart to a baby she can’t keep, and losing her job because of a scandalous secret. Cataromance.com called this a “brilliantly moving story.
His Hired Baby
Series: Safe Harbor Medical, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,630. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
When young widowed mom Kate Evans agreed to be a surrogate mother for hospital attorney Tony Franco, neither suspected his wife was about to jump ship. Now she’s giving him daddy lessons, but can she avoid giving away her heart, too? Sizzlinghotbooks.com called this romance in the Safe Harbor Medical series “a wonderful story.”
Officer Daddy
Series: Safe Harbor Medical, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,770. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
When Dr. Nora Kendall meets handsome Officer Leo Franco, sparks fly. After a wild night, she discovers she’s pregnant. Knowing he isn’t ready to settle down, she’s willing to let him off the hook, until unexpected events threaten her reputation and his promotion, forcing them to team up. “Plenty of passion and a mystery to boot,” says Roundtablereviews of this Safe Harbor Medical romance.
Falling for the Nanny
Series: Safe Harbor Medical, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Cop-turned-PI Patty Hartman sees her ex-boyfriend’s face on every clay pigeon she shoots for target practice. Now the handsome guy who broke her heart in high school urgently needs her to pose as a nanny while protecting his little girl. But is the real danger the threat of kidnapping or the risk to her heart? Romantic Times called this Safe Harbor Medical romance “riveting... A Top Pick!”
Million-Dollar Mommy: A Heartwarming Royal Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,550. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Amnesia victim Kim Norris wakes from a coma to discover she married a prince from her family’s homeland and, for a million dollars, promised to bear his baby. Why did she make this crazy deal? The new princess would cancel it, if only Prince Jacques weren’t so appealing... and she could remember where she put the money! Romantic comedy by the USA Today bestselling author of The Would-Be Mommy.
The Cowboy & The Shotgun Bride: A Madcap Wedding Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,180. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
This runaway bride is the town sheriff! Kate has no idea she’s marrying Mr. Wrong until a fugitive kidnaps her at the altar. Rancher Mitch doesn’t mean to take the bride captive, but she’s the only person who can help him prove he’s innocent of murder. Won over to his cause, Kate has to defy the law, the odds and the gunmen in hot pursuit, but can she resist falling for this handsome outlaw?
The Bride Wore Gym Shoes: A Madcap Wedding Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,870. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
When an infallible psychic envisions Krista marrying a brash detective, she’s horrified. To stave off disaster, she stages a pretend wedding that matches the vision, right down to the red gym shoes. But Connor has a price for cooperating: a weekend with Krista playing his bride in Las Vegas, on a case. Then matters go haywire, so haywire that the bizarre wedding still might happen—for real!
How She Married a Sheikh: A Surprising Love Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,300. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Marry a sheikh? Cathy doesn’t plan on marrying anyone, let alone this handsome stranger in robes. But when she learns her adopted daughter was stolen from her homeland, the only way to keep the little girl is to walk down the aisle with Sheikh Kedar Bahram. Ahead lie adventure, danger... and, best of all, love. This exciting story was a Waldenbooks bestseller under the title A Real-Live Sheikh.
Kidnapped?: A Captivating Romantic Comedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,210. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
He’s her favorite hitman! Reporter Melanie is thrilled to be kidnapped by Hal “The Iceman” Smothers. An interview with a killer is exactly the boost her career needs. But he has a secret: he’s never actually killed anyone. After she reveals the truth in this hilarious romance, there’s a whole swarm of klutzy gangsters hot on their trail. “Brimming with wonderful humor.”—Romantic Times, 4.5 stars!
The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet
Series: Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,230. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A patient shares a puzzling secret with Dr. Eric Darcy, and then someone kills her. The mother of grown triplets says a fourth baby was stolen from her at birth, years ago. After she’s murdered, the young obstetrician turns amateur sleuth, seeking both the killer and the missing child—if she exists. “A very clever mystery where emotions and feelings ran deep.” —NightOwlReviews.
4 Otherworldly Chillers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 291,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Four stunning tales of the supernatural, by the USA Today bestselling author of 100 published novels. From Gothic romance to demonic horror, from high fantasy to an invasion from a parallel universe, these full-length books provide nonstop thrills. Library Journal compared the author’s writing to “the best of Dean Koontz's supernatural chillers.”
Daddy, M.D.: A Medical Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(5.00 from 1 review)
Her orphaned nephew wants a daddy for Christmas—and he’s chosen their fun-loving neighbor. But Jill finds Dr. Chad Markham both maddening and charming—trouble ahead! Then a greedy relative challenges her attempt to adopt Spike to claim his inheritance. She needs a pretend fiancé, fast! Luckily, there’s one right next door... Romance Reviews called this holiday romance “a delightfully good read.”
Calling All Glass Slippers: An Enchanting Romantic Comedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,850. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Is this her chance for revenge or for true love? Laura’s play about magical glass slippers that make people fall in love with the wrong person scores a major production—directed by the charming rogue who broke her heart. In a surprise twist, her play casts a romantic spell over everyone connected with it—including Jared. Does he deserve a second chance, or should Laura turn the tables on him?
Cindy and the Fella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,490. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
They could both use a fairy godmother! Teacher Cindy McChad’s fiancé just dumped her. Absentminded professor Hugh Bemling writes poems to a woman who scarcely knows he exists. Since Cindy’s clueless about flirting and Hugh has the the physique of a nerd, why not transform each other? This romantic comedy by a USA Today bestselling author finaled for the Golden Quill and Booksellers Best awards.
4 Family Romances Book Bundle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 240,850. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Special value: 4 full-length, heartwarming romances featuring kids and holidays, by the best-selling author of more than 95 novels. Meet the veterinarian heroine of A Warm December and the injured ballerina in By Leaps and Bounds, share an unexpected pregnancy in Old Dreams, New Dreams and fall in love with the madcap hero of The Trouble With Terry.
More Than the Doctor Ordered
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,280. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
Winner of a Romantic Times Love & Laughter Award! The town of Nowhere Junction, Texas, depends on Dr. Mimsy Miles when a (small) epidemic strikes. To her aid leaps handsome Lucas McRifle, a mysterious stranger. But is he really suffering amnesia from a motorcycle accident, or hiding his true reason for swooping into Mimsy’s world? A blend of humor and medical romance from a bestselling author.
The Trouble With Terry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
He’s the perfect daddy for Christmas, but can he be a man for all seasons? Terry writes spooky novels, his car resembles a dragon and Karen's children adore him. He’s also buying the Victorian house she loves but has to sell. Even when Karen has to rent back part of the house, she’s determined to keep the arrangement temporary. But after a magical holiday season, life might have other plans.
What the Doctor Didn't Tell Her: A Medical Romance Novelette
Price: Free! Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
He was her lover, until he kept a secret. Now it’s time for the truth. During their medical training, Dr. Daniel Durand broke Sarah’s heart. Now, after years of silence, he shows up with a little girl and a surprise. Dr. Sarah Matthews has every reason to mistrust Daniel when he joins her California medical group. Why did he suddenly break off their relationship, and why is he back in her life?
Designer Genes: A Surprise Baby Romantic Comedy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,660. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
There was a shocking mix-up at the sperm bank. Now L.A. sophisticate Buffy Arden arrives in Nowhere Junction, Texas, to introduce her cute little girl to the infant’s startled father. Mother and baby quickly turn auto mechanic Carter Murchison’s life upside-down in this hilarious romantic comedy. “Witty dialogue and fun characters.”—Romantic Times.
The Rancher's Unusual Nanny
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,080. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
In this award-winning romantic comedy, Nancy’s a psychologist studying sexy cowboys, but she never meant to fall for one! She’s spending the summer on a Texas ranch as a substitute nanny. Rancher Max Richter and his kids are falling for her... until he learns the truth. Max has hated psychologists since his wife ran off with their marriage counselor, and he’s not about to get lassoed again.
Echoes: A Supernatural Thriller
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,180. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Crime
A reporter uncovers a horrifying story—that the Earth is being invaded by stealth. Puzzles and contradictions mount as Laura Bennett investigates shocking crimes, only to stumble across secrets from her own past. Why does she stand at the center of humanity’s most terrible crisis? And can she awaken the power within herself to close the portal to destruction while there’s still time?
Run, Run, Runaway Bride: A Madcap Wedding Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The bride is on the run—right into a stranger’s arms! When Samantha Avery’s groom hands her a ring she recognizes as stolen, she has to run and keep running until his trial. But with nowhere safe to go, she hides out with a stranger—as his wife! Kieran French needs a temporary wife for legal reasons. But has Samantha jumped out of the lace-trimmed frying pan into the fire?
The Cowboy and the Heiress: A Charming Romantic Comedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,230. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Fun-loving heiress Maddy Armand gets an unexpected adventure! First, a misguided magic spark makes her fall for a bounty hunter in a Stetson. Next, he accidentally kidaps her. Oh, and would she please pretend to be his wife at a marriage weekend, so he can catch a killer? Just when it seems their feelings might be real, matters go wildly astray in this zany romantic comedy.
Touch Me in the Dark: A Romance Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 06!) Words: 79,860. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An ex-cop harbors a deadly secret. How can he protect a woman in danger? Young widow Sharon Mahoney moves with her seven-year-old son into a Victorian rooming house, where she’s drawn to ex-policeman Ian Fanning. But Ian, a gifted artist, is obsessed with painting the woman his grandfather murdered—who looks exactly like Sharon. By a USA Today-bestselling author.
Shadowlight
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,290. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Can she control her powers, or will they destroy her? A girl of the hated old race faces a battle to the death against her half-sister—the evil queen—to free their land from the undead. To succeed, Shadow must journey with her ragtag band of friends to a forbidden realm to enlist the aid of a powerful wizard. But he has the power not only to awaken her innate gifts, but to claim her heart.
Out of Her Universe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,380. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A college campus in California hides a strange secret: It’s linked, via an ancient, sentient entity called the pirisma, to a parallel world where history mirrored ours until a shocking change. No one outside a closely guarded research project realizes that most people on our earth have doubles in this other world... some of whom are pursuing deadly agendas. By a USA Today bestselling author.
One Husband Too Many: A Second Chance Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,570. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Love gives her a second chance—but does she want it? About to divorce her exciting but mysterious husband, Jana Edwards wishes to go back six years ago and meet someone else. Wish granted! Yet her heirloom pendant sends her into the arms of the same man, with a different name. While she knows him intimately, he has no idea who she is. What's he up to, and why is she falling for him again?
How to Write a Novel in One (Not-so-easy) Lesson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,970. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Bestselling author and writing teacher Jacqueline Diamond shares her knowledge of the craft of fiction in easy-to-read, short sections filled with tips and examples. Instead of one-size-fits-all schemes, you learn to plot, use point of view, write dialogue, create memorable characters and discover your voice. It’s designed to help no matter how much or how little writing experience you have.
Yours, Mine and Ours: A Charming Romantic Comedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
She’s the new nanny to her own triplets—surprise! After dance teacher Robin Lindstrom donated eggs, she never knew whether any children resulted. Now, out of a job, she goes to work for widower Flint Harris, whose children have driven away a series of nannies. But the precocious trio have discovered her secret. Rendezvous magazine praised the “wonderful plot with funny, endearing characters.”
A Romance Writer's Guide to Love and Marriage
Price: Free! Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » Weddings » Bride preparation
(5.00 from 1 review)
“In our culture, it is often assumed that romantic love and physical attraction are all we need to have a successful marriage. In reality, other factors are not only equally important but often more critical in the long run.” So writes Jacqueline Diamond, author of more than 100 romances, mysteries and other novels, in this short, practical guide co-authored with her husband.
The Ghost and Cheri
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,490. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Can she live happily ever after in a haunted house? Cheri’s 7-year-old nephew is hearing voices in the night. Is it possible the old house he inherited from his parents came with ghosts? Then handsome Sky Welton arrives, eager to assist. But a paranormal investigator—a ghostbuster—isn’t what Cheri has in mind, either to ease her nephew’s fears or to tempt her vulnerable heart.
By Leaps and Bounds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,860. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
She used to be a ballerina…At the height of Kerry Guthrie’s success, an accident cut short her career. Now she’s on her feet again, teaching young dancers and hoping for a comeback. Then she meets the policeman father of her 15-year-old star student, and feels a new kind of spark. Can Kerry realize all her dreams? A love story about family and choices by a USA Today bestselling novelist.
The Eyes of a Stranger
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,640. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Has Diane Hansen just interviewed the man who’s going to kill her? After putting her life back together following a tragedy, Diane has found a new love and a teenage “little sister,” Lara Ryan. Then, a story she writes on a pop psychic who once led police to the body of a murdered teen takes on chilling implications when a second girl is murdered and—so says the psychic—another is yet to come...
Danger Music: An Offbeat Sleuth Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Her quirky freelance assignment: solve a famous cold-case mystery for a magazine article. But as Kenny investigates, people start dying around her. To complicate matters, her bipolar disorder makes her perceptions unreliable. Will she recognize the killer before she plays into his hands? By the USA Today bestselling author of the Safe Harbor Medical mystery series.
Old Dreams, New Dreams: A Surprise Baby Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,110. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Will a surprise pregnancy derail their dreams? When young widow Emma and former classmate Eric meet again, sparks fly! Excitedly, they share their ambitions: she’s a hairdresser to the stars, while he’s pursuing a goal he had to put on hold. But when Emma discovers she’s pregnant, must they give up their dreams, or can they find a new and better one—together? By a USA Today bestselling author.
Capers and Rainbows
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,500. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
She’s zany, notorious, and in love with Mr. Wrong. Heiress Whitney Greystone is a reformed rebel, sort of. Running her family’s soft-drink business with Jonas Ameling, the old-fashioned man she secretly adores, she’s determined to stay out of trouble. But when a promotional stunt goes awry, Whitney must save the day--while saving her nights for Jonas.
Unlikely Partners
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,330. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
An heiress is missing, but Sarah the librarian is on the case! Shy Sarah Farentino lives through mystery novels. When handsome Michael McCord comes into the library looking for clues to track down his missing fiancée, Sarah seizes the chance to live her fantasies and help find his fiancée--even if she loses her heart along the way. By the winner of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times.
A Warm December
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,780. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
All she wants for Christmas is a fake fiancé! Wealthy executive Dave Anders may not be veterinarian Merrie McGregor’s type, but he makes a great Santa for her young niece. She’s impressed enough to agree to a pretend engagement to protect the little girl—only he seems to be taking his role as her fiancé a little too seriously. By the USA Today bestselling author of The Holiday Triplets.
Song for a Lady: A Regency Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,330. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A Regency Cinderella fights back! Unfairly blamed for her mother’s sins, Lady Deborah Martin can’t please her father and offends the handsome Lord Foxborough. Treated as little more than a servant, this spirited young woman, gifted with a lovely singing voice, plans a life on the stage, and if that stirs trouble, the men had best watch out! By the best-selling author of Lady in Disguise.
The Day-Dreaming Lady: A Regency Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,840. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Can a Regency lady win back the man she rejected? When Lady Sara Rowdon's snobbish parents forbade her to marry the impoverished man she loved, no one suspected he would one day return with a title, a fortune and a grudge. But perhaps, if she stops day-dreaming and puts her mind to it, she might discover how he truly feels about her. A charming Cinderella story by an award-winning author.
The Forgetful Lady: A Regency Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,640. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Weary of flirtatious games in scandal-loving Regency London, Lady Elizabeth Fairchild is determined to be her honest self. But difficulties arise when she loses her memory...and falls in love with a highly honourable lord who believes she caused his friend’s death. Without a memory, how can she be certain of her innocence? A finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award.
Lady in Disguise: A Regency Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,230. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The lady risks a scandal by hiding in plain sight! Lady Victoria Courtney has abandoned hope of winning the heart of the dashing Richard, Marquis of Lansdon, until she’s mistaken for a woman of the London stage and impulsively takes on a role. Mistaken identities, separated lovers and love gone astray – it’s all part of the Regency comedy. By the bestselling author of A Lady of Letters.
A Lady of Letters: A Regency Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,700. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
This Regency lady has a dangerous secret. It isn’t Marianne’s fault that her parents are reputed to be spies for Napoleon and have fled England. Now the handsome, powerful Lord Whitestone bars her from the Season and a chance to mingle in the literary world. Lord Whitestone doesn’t realise that Marianne is his secret correspondent, and that she’s determined to come to London, even in disgui
A Lady's Point of View: A Regency Romance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,300. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Being nearsighted in Regency England can raise a scandal! After an embarrassing incident at a ball, Meg Linley is packed off for home—only to enter the wrong carriage, arrive at the estate of a handsome lord, and be mistaken for a governess. Meg plays along because she prefers mischievous children to arrogant nobles—until she starts to fall in love with her new employer. Award-winning author!