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June 27, 2015

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Celebrate summer with a collection of wedding proposal stories

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Satin Romance, a Mélange Books imprint, is celebrating summer with a collection of wedding proposal short stories in the coming compilation, Propose to Me.

The anthology houses tales from seven debut and published authors, ranging in genres from sweet to fantasy romance that cater for every taste. In Artificial Tears, Lourdes faces the split image of the man she is trying to forget when she walks into her new optometrist’s office. What does a woman do when she has changed her personality for her boyfriend, only to discover his deceit in Cappuccino Dreaming? Adele is faced with the difficult choice of forgiving her husband, or starting a life with the man she loved before life got in the way in Proposal Unexpected. Connected by nearly five hundred years of blood and art, two witches tempt fate when they create love spells in Love Weavers. One Perfect Moment tells the story of Cori, who starts doubting her engagement when she reconnects with an old flame. Can fate reignite a long-lost spark in The Spark? In Running Late, Paige reflects upon their seven-year relationship and prepares herself to be dumped. From betrayal and shock to surprise, these stories cover a spectrum of emotions that will keep you in romantic suspense until the big question is popped.
Propose to Me is now available on pre-order from leading internet vendors in eBook format. It will also be released in paperback after the official launch on 16 July. To preorder the book, visit http://mybook.to/propose. Readers can enter a giveaway at http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/disp...? to win two handcrafted love-print cat beds (USA only), an entry ticket to the Great Bridal Expo in a US city of the winner’s choice (or alternatively an Amazon gift card valued at $20), a book cover necklace (USA only), Amazon and Mélange Books gift cards, as well as eBooks. The giveaway ends on 24 August 2015 at 12pm Central Time.

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Date: 25 June 2015
Charmaine Pauls
Email: charmaine.pauls@gmail.com

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Page 3: Alphabetical list of author biographies and story blurbs

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Charmaine Pauls
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PROPOSE TO ME BLURBS & AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES

In alphabetical order by author

Running Late by Caroline Andrus
On her way to meet with her boyfriend, Will, Paige reflects upon their seven-year relationship and prepares herself to be dumped. Meanwhile, Will has something else in mind.

Biography
Caroline Andrus was born and raised in the St. Paul suburbs where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and Henry McCoy—her cat, who is actually a wild cougar trapped in a housecats body.

She divides her time between writing, Facebook, designing, and managing her household. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, rocking out to the radio, and gardening (but only in the hot summer months.)

She is passionate about both reading and writing teen fiction, and is pretty sure she will forever be eighteen at heart.
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One Perfect Moment by Tara Fox Hall
Coriander Hartwell’s dream of getting married has almost come true; her longtime lover Stefan VanKellam II has finally popped the question. But the instant she locks eyes with old flame Dustin at her high school reunion, Cori begins to rethink her dream of a perfect wedding…and the man she wishes would make her his wife.

Biography
Tara Fox Hall is an OSHA-certified safety and health inspector at a metal fabrication shop in upstate New York. She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics with a double minor in chemistry and biology from Binghamton University.

Her writing credits include over twenty short stories published in the nature magazines Catnip Blossoms, Meanwhile, and On The River. Her short horror stories have appeared in Deadman's Tome, Flashes in the Dark, Halloween Alliance, and Ghastly Door. She also coauthored the essay "The Allure of the Serial Killer," published in Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

She divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals of all species, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.
Author website
www.tarafoxhall.com
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Proposal Unexpected by Elena Kane
Adele had the perfect life, until it all fell apart. She’s left alone and bitter after discovering her husband’s many transgressions, when she finds herself face to face with a familiar face from the past. Wondering why they ever parted ways to begin with, Adele is faced with the difficult choice of forgetting and forgiving her husband or starting a life with the man she spent years loving before life got in the way.
Biography
Elena Kane lives in a small town in Ohio where she teaches preschool. She absolutely loves it because she is free to be herself. Elena has three children, two boys and a girl, and they are the light of her busy life.

She loves the Green Bay Packers and swimming, is determined to live on a sunny beach someday, and—most importantly—she loves to read! Reading is her way to relax and forget her worries. She loves getting on her treadmill with a good book!
Facebook
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Artificial Tears by Charmaine Pauls
Lourdes March has cried enough tears over her dishonest ex. She is moving on. Until she walks into an optometrist's office, and is confronted with the splitting image of the man she's trying to forget.
Biography
Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.
After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published eight novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles.
When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

Author website
www.charmainepauls.com

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Amazon
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Twitter
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Cappuccino Dreaming by Louise Redmann
What does it cost to be yourself?

She’s cooked for her boyfriend, played nice with his friends, and twisted her personality to fit his. He’s booked an expensive restaurant for Saturday night. Surely he’s going to propose. But when she sees her lover kiss her best friend, she flees into a coffee house – only to trip up the stairs, spilling her cappuccino over everyone. Out of the angry crowd, one man offers his hand and a fresh drink.

Biography
Louise Redmann grew up by the sea in England, spent some time in the USA where she fell in love with the deserts, and now lives in Switzerland with her husband and two boys. When not chasing after the boys or teaching English, she spends many a happy hour daydreaming. Currently editing her first novel and writing her second, she also enjoys dabbling in short stories, flash fiction and vignettes.

Author website
https://louiseredmann.com/

Blog
https://louiseredmann.wordpress.com/

Twitter
@louiseredmann

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/louise.redmann

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The Spark by Ellyse Roberts
Anna Claire had everything: money, a fiancée and a successful job as an architect. Her life was going great until a homeless guy with a grudge decided to set the building she was renovating on fire.

Ethan was a firefighter filled with regret from a mistake he made long ago.
An inferno brought them back together. But can fate re-ignite the spark they thought was lost forever?

Biography
Ellyse Roberts’ first book was a romance novel set in the London ton. It only took that one book for a romance junkie to be born. Hundreds of novels later, Ellyse decided to take her love for creative writing and create a sweet story where romance isn’t dead and true love lasts a lifetime. The Spark is her debut short story.

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Love Weavers by Katie Stephens
Connected by nearly five hundred years of blood and art, two witches tempt fate when they create love spells. Hannah and Wynter have two things in common: an incredible artistic talent and witchcraft. In order to acquire Wynter’s jewelry-making secrets, Hannah finds a way to travel across time and meet her ancestor. However, her novice powers simply amuse Wynter, who is embroiled in a love triangle and has no time for the young witch. When an enchanted necklace disappears, can the two work together or must their men take matters into their own hands?

Biography
If you discovered a sealed box with "Katie's memories" scribbled on the side, you'd find a lifetime of partially completed stories, plays and musicals. Katie Stephens has opened that box and writes both non-fiction and fiction, where she happily experiments with all genres. Although her grown children are scattered east and west across the country, she lives solidly in mid-America with two kitties and a husband who keeps asking when she's really going to retire.

Author website
http://standardishue.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katie-...

Twitter
@standardishue
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March 7, 2015

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Published on March 07, 2015 08:22 • 79 views • Tags: contest, giveaway, promise-me-series, tara-fox-hall, tempest

January 4, 2015

First, I truly appreciate all your interest in my work, and your support since I began professionally writing in 2011. It's meant a lot to me to be able to share my stories and series novels with people who really cared about my characters as much as I cared about them. In 2015 and going onward, the Promise Me Series will be the only writing project that I will remain working on. Those books will continue to publish until the end of the series in very late 2016-2017. My "real life" job must be my priority for financial reasons, and I'm unable to balance that and my other responsibilities with my writing/promoting, so something had to give.

I will not be on Facebook much, or online for the foreseeable future. But I'd be glad to answer any questions you might have via the Goodreads Ask the Author function on my homepage here at Goodreads. Tempest of Vengeance, Promise Me #11, will be out sometime end of February.
Again, thank you all for all you've done to support me. I am and remain SO grateful to be able to share my stories with you :)
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Published on January 04, 2015 10:11 • 53 views • Tags: 2015, goodreads, promise-me-series, tara-fox-hall

December 13, 2014

This Thanksgiving morning, I was awakened by the plaintive meow of my cat Jessica at 4am, loudly complaining that the woodfire had burned down and needed refilling. Jessica loves heat in all forms. She even possesses several plush heated beds. Yet the heat from the woodstove in winter remains one of the great joys of her life.
Dutifully, I got out of my warm bed, refilled the woodstove with several logs, patted Jessica on the head, and went back to bed. Then I lay there awake until I grabbed my laptop and began typing, haunted by the knowledge that the “cat alarm” I have had the last 14 years will soon cease. For Jessica will likely never see another Thanksgiving; she was diagnosed just this week with an aggressive cancer, and our remaining time together is limited.
Like so many of us, I usually rush through daily life at full speed, losing days and sometimes weeks to the madness of my list of “action items” and “to-do lists.” And then there are moments like these, where that frantic yet unmeaningful race becomes the background noise that in truth it always was, letting you know what you truly value and what’s unimportant. Jessica is important to me; and making whatever time she las left enjoyable for her is a priority. I will miss my little screaming alarm clock, my writing partner, my purring friend who made all the sick days of my working career more fun by her constant presence at my side. This tiny 7lb black and white cat will leave a huge gaping hole in my life when she leaves.
I anticipate a lot more 4 am early mornings this winter season. The new difference is that I will be grateful to hear Jessica’s call to get up from now on, until the last day it sounds.
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November 4, 2014

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Published on October 01, 2014 11:35 • 68 views • Tags: giveaway, short-horror-stories, short-story-anthology, signed-print-book, tara-fox-hall

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July 12, 2014

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June 8, 2014

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June 5, 2014

Blurb: With Theo facing deadly odds in a fight to the death, Sar makes a pact with Lash, agreeing to give Devlin another chance in return for Theo’s life. Reforging her relationship with her handsome vampiric lover mends old wounds, even as Theo moves to regain Sar just for himself. But Devlin’s old enemy Ulysses appears, taking Sar prisoner and burning Devlin badly in a surprise attack. Rescued at the eleventh hour by Lash, Sar nurses Dev back to health, Theo bristling at a distance. Yet Lash’s own day of reckoning is here as his long life ebbs to a finale, leaving Sar to face the decision of offering him salvation, knowing that the price is her own humanity.

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Dark Solace (Promise Me) by Tara Fox Hall

Excerpt: “Ready to go?” Titus said gently. Then he saw the knife and letter in my hands.
As I looked into his eyes, I suddenly understood he both knew what this strange letter meant, and that he was not happy about my present. My foreboding deepened. “What is this?”
“It was time, Sarelle,” Titus said. “Lash left a week ago. Devlin thinks he went out on a job, that he’s coming back later tonight.”
I knew exactly what he was talking about: Lash’s death. My apprehension became panic. “Why?” I asked loudly. “Lash said he had years left! Years!”
“More like months,” Titus said, his red eyes holding mine. “And that was months ago.”
It all came together for me at once. This was why Lash had asked me to go back to Devlin. He’d known he was dying, and he’d wanted Devlin to have someone who loved him so he wouldn’t be alone, or get into too much trouble. This was why he had talked about family, and that it meant something to him. This was why he hadn’t cared if he’d died saving us, because he was going to be dead soon anyway. Why he had warned me to be careful, if Dev and I went out again, because if it happened again, he wouldn’t be around to save us. Why he and I had gone out for sushi that night, but he hadn’t eaten much. He hadn’t been feeling like hibernating, he’d been getting ready to die. And he’d asked me to come those extra days to Hayden because he’d wanted to spend some extra time with me, lying together in the sun as we had those months ago and talking to maybe the only person in his life who shared his taste in movies.
“But I saw him! I talked to him! He was fine!” I screamed hysterically.
“He got a wound on a job he did a few weeks ago,” Titus rumbled. “Some were bit him. It wasn’t bad, and I healed what would heal, but it turned septic anyway. His immune system is shot, and had been for a while—”
Had it been Satar who’d bit Lash? Something told me it had been. My hysteria went up another notch. “No, he was fine!” I shouted. “He saved me, saved Devlin! He carried him—!”
“He collapsed when he got back to Hayden,” Titus rumbled, his red eyes smoldering. “Saving Devlin and you took everything he had left. He spent these past two weeks recovering enough strength to go wherever it is he went.”
That day I’d seen Lash reading with the blankets. He hadn’t moved, and his body had been mostly covered. I’d thought he had just been cold…
I closed my eyes, fighting tears. “But why not stay here with Dev? Why go off alone?” I shouted. “Who wants to die alone?”
“He did,” Titus said, his deep voice agitated now. “And it was his choice.”
Fury rapidly replaced anguish. “He only made that choice because you didn’t tell him about my blood! That a massive infusion of it might work, might save him!”
“Devlin would never risk you, not even for Lash,” Titus said harshly. “He’d need to take all of it, Sarelle. You’d die saving him. And there’s no guarantee it would even work.”
This couldn’t be happening. Fate couldn’t be that cruel, that Lash could save us but not himself. That he was going to die alone, without his loved ones near him, after all the good he had done. But fate was that cruel. I’d seen it firsthand, when a freak accident had left me a widow. I’d seen it later, in the years I’d spent apart from Theo, thinking he was dead. I’d seen it in the tears Danial had cried, all those times now I’d left him.
Lash had saved us. This time he needed someone else to save him. And I’d be damned if I stayed here, knowing all this, and didn’t at least try.
I looked at Titus, stripped off the gloves, and resheathed the knife at my side with a sharp click. “If I did it, could you save me?” I said bluntly. “Or would he need to turn me when it was done?”
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Published on June 05, 2014 19:18 • 86 views • Tags: promise-me-series, shifter, tara-fox-hall, vampire, weresnake