I wrote this book, and truthfully, it's the book of my heart. You might be wondering what that means? The book of my heart?
For me, it's the book an aI wrote this book, and truthfully, it's the book of my heart. You might be wondering what that means? The book of my heart?
For me, it's the book an author has to write even if no one wants to publish it. It's the book that an author drops everything for, including their current projects, to complete because they are feeling the story that strongly. It's the story with characters and a plot that are so much a part of the author that if they didn't put it on paper, the story would haunt them and they would never be able to move on to write something else.
In the end, it's the book that an author loves best of all their work.
Taken With the Enemy is the book of my heart.
Inspired by a dream I had, Taken With the Enemy is a contemporary spin of those old historical novels where the heroine ends up falling in love with her captor. I had locked myself in my basement to write this book, completing it in about one month—during the holidays, knowing full well that the story might never see a printing press due to its "politically incorrect" nature.
I mean, this is the 21st century; you do not fall for your kidnapper.
But is it possible that true love can form under such circumstances? Could a solid, secure, healthy relationship develop around abduction? Especially in a modern world where psychological conditions like Stockholm syndrome exist—a term often used to describe any attachment a person might feel for their abductor?
I like to believe it’s possible, at least for the characters in my story. (LOL!)
I’m a romance author. I’m an avid believer in the concepts of love at first sight, of love conquering all, and that if two people are meant to be together, true love will bloom regardless of the circumstances.
I guess I’m a hopeless romantic.
I hope you will give Taken With the Enemy a try...
In a remote forest settlement, a place almost untouched by the modern world, a baby girl is born with a powerful gift. But like all wondrous gifts, thIn a remote forest settlement, a place almost untouched by the modern world, a baby girl is born with a powerful gift. But like all wondrous gifts, this one too comes at a high price.
Because of her special ability, Katia has to follow twelve rules of darkness, rules she must abide by at all times, or else risk losing her soul forever. But when Katia accidentally breaks a rule, horrific repercussions ensue and an old love mysteriously appears at her door.
Katia will soon discover that things buried in the past can come back to haunt the present, that a promise made is a promise kept, and that no matter the circumstances, there are some rules that should never be broken.
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"Rules of Darkness is a marvelous novel bursting with supernatural thrills that had me turning the pages... It's a story I would enjoy revisiting. I'm hoping that the author will write a sequel, and there are no rules to say I can't keep my fingers crossed."
--Patrice F, a Reviewer Recommended Read, Joyfully Reviewed
"Tia Fanning has written an exceptional novella. The relationship between Katia and Stoyan is realistically developed, and the rest of the characters bring much to the table. Fanning has fully developed Rules of Darkness, and the storyline is absolutely perfect. You'll be laughing, and crying, but in the end, you'll find yourself loving the story, and extremely happy with how things turned out. Rules of Darkness is a fantastic story, and Tia Fanning is an amazing author."
--Denise Kivett, a Reviewer *Must-Read* Award, Rogues and Romance
I just absolutely adored this story from the very first page. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. Ms. Fanning wrote with such detail and emotion that I was feeling everything that Katia was going through. Ms. Fanning did a superb job with the development of her characters and how she told the story... I highly recommend this story to everyone. You will not be disappointed!
--Diana Coyle, 5/5 and a Reviewer Top Pick, Night Owl Romance
Hailed by the bridal flower world as an artistic genius, Meli works long nighBlurb for Ticket Me More
Melanie Rose Darling is a very unhappy florist...
Hailed by the bridal flower world as an artistic genius, Meli works long nights making bouquets for women lucky enough to find love, while she herself lives a life of solitude. She yearns to share her heart and body with someone other than Bob, her Battery Operated Boyfriend, but acute shyness keeps her from engaging the “living” world.
However, Meli’s quiet and predictable existence takes an unexpected turn when she’s pulled over and ticketed by the most gorgeous cop she has ever encountered—Officer Michael Johnson. Though he doesn’t seem to notice her as anything more than a traffic violation, Meli makes plans to overcome her timid nature and seize the police officer’s attention… using any speed necessary.
Notes About Ticket Me More
Ticket Me More is a contemporary erotic romance about a sweet, beautiful florist named Melanie Rose Darling. Melanie suffers from acute shyness. When she gets around people, she either starts rambling incoherently, or she freezes up all together, thus losing her ability to speak. Because of this social anxiety, Melanie does her best to avoid interacting with the real world. She doesn’t have friends, she doesn’t leave the house except to go to work—which she does in the middle of the night, and she even has someone buy and deliver her groceries.
However, Meli is lonely… and very sexually frustrated.
One night, while driving home from work, she gets pulled over by Officer Michael Johnson. Immediately she’s taken with him. Vowing to overcome her shyness, she decides to do anything she has to in order to see the handsome policeman again and get him into her bed.
This story is a light-hearted romantic comedy having to do with two extremes: Melanie’s overwhelming shyness at one end of the spectrum, and her overwhelming sexual desires at the other. Officer Michael represents the balance between the two. So the question is… Which extreme will win out? Will Meli’s shyness hold her back from getting what she wants? Or will the confidence that she has in her sexuality give her the strength she needs to achieve her goals?
Excerpt for Ticket Me More
After adjusting her blouse so more than a hint of cleavage showed, she stretched her mini skirt toward her knees so the material would smooth out. Then she thought better of it and hiked it up just enough so, at the right angle, you could get a little peek at her Brazilian wax job. Satisfied with the results, she rolled down her window.
Officer Johnson arrived at her door, shook his head, and gave a disappointed sigh. “What do you think you’re doing, Miss Darling?”
She smiled, hoping it covered the nervous excitement she felt. “I’m—was on my way home from work. How are you tonight?”
He didn’t answer. He was too busy staring at her naked thighs.
He looked up. “Miss Darling—”
“Please call me Melanie.”
“Miss Melanie,” he hesitated. His eyes darted down for a brief moment, then back up. “I warned you last night about speeding, but you didn’t listen. I wasn’t kidding when I said I’d ticket you.”
“I understand,” she replied softly.
He turned his head, and for moment, looked regretful. He swore under his breath. “Give me your license, registration and insurance card,” he grumbled.
She collected them off the passenger seat. As she went to hand him her documents, she ‘absently’ let her license fall from her fingers. It slid down in-between her slightly parted thighs.
Melanie gazed at him expectantly.
With wide eyes, he took the registration and insurance card, then stared at her lap. He licked his lips. “I will need your license too.”
“What?” She glanced down and feigned surprise. “Oh!”
She opened her legs a little more, just enough to allow her hand access to the card, which coincidentally also allowed Officer Johnson a glimpse of her…
Review for Ticket Me More
“I thoroughly enjoyed this story from the very start. The storyline was refreshing and I just loved the characters Ms. Fanning created. There were times I found myself chuckling at Melanie’s antics. I would definitely recommend this story to other readers and I look forward to reading more work from Ms. Fanning.”
—Diana Coyle, 4.5/5 and a Reviewer Top Pick, Night Owl Romance
Traveling to a far away land, a gifted young girl visits an ancient temple hidden deep within the desert sands. A place built upon myth and magic—a plTraveling to a far away land, a gifted young girl visits an ancient temple hidden deep within the desert sands. A place built upon myth and magic—a place long ago abandoned by the modern world, she stumbles upon a secret chamber, compelled to retrieve a special trinket from the flames of a ceaseless fire.
Seven years later, Angel still bears the dangerous curse of that fateful day. Unknown to her friends and family, she has been secretly following the rules of fire in a desperate attempt to overcome the magic of he who is summoning her from just beyond the flickering flames.
But Angel will soon discover that destiny is not so easily abandoned, that to find your future, you must come to terms with the past, and that for all the magic the universe, there is none more powerful than love itself.
Excerpt from Rules of Fire by Tia Fanning
Suddenly, the lights dimmed and the music stopped. The crowd parted as my sorority sisters slowly walked out of the kitchen, holding a cake with twenty-one very lit candles.
I inhaled sharply as the flames danced before my eyes, mocking me.
Happy Birthday to you...
With each careful step my sorority sisters took toward me, the candles’ flames seemed to grow in height, twisting into themselves and collecting in the middle, becoming a mini tornado of fire whirling upon a field of white frosting.
And no one seemed to notice.
In my ear, I heard whispered laughter, separate from the off-key voices that sang around me. Soon, Angel. I am coming for you. The song concluded and the room erupted into cheers.
“No, no,” I cried, resuming my struggling, my instinct for self-preservation overriding the calm acceptance I had only minutes ago displayed. And as if being inundated with raw terror was not enough, the overwhelming feeling of fear warred with my unwanted elation and excitement of seeing him again.
After all this time, after years of coaching myself not to acknowledge the would-be love spell that was attached to the freaking ring, my traitorous heart and body still yearned for the damn djinni.
Suddenly, there was a screech, then a loud flapping of wings.
Pandemonium ensued as a huge bird flew at my sorority sisters. Amid the screaming, ducking, and running, the cake toppled over, landing face down on the floor, the candles instantly extinguished under the weight of sweet bread and icing.
More flapping, more screeching, more fear.
Though I found myself free, I was caught up in the throng of people rushing toward the exits. Literally shoved out the front doors and down the porch steps, I ended up on the spacious lawn with the other guests, staring back at the house in silent horror. It seemed the very night fell still, marred only by the racket still raging inside the house as the last of the occupants fled, nearly tripping over themselves to get out the door.
With the shock beginning to wear off, my ears started tuning into the panicked conversations that had erupted around me.
“...rabid pet parrot...” “...no, I’m telling you, it was an eagle. Call animal control...” “...it was bleeding. Kids painted the bird’s feathers yellow...” “...glowing? Maybe gold, and wings like flames...” “...someone lit a swan on fire then threw it in the house...”
Just as realization was dawning in my panic-drugged brain, there was another ear piercing shriek, and the huge bird walked out the open front doors, its talons clicking on the surface of the wooden porch. It stopped and scanned the crowd, unfazed by the astonished “oohs” and “aahs” at the shining splendor of its crimson and gold plumage.
“It’s like that mythical bird,” someone whispered next to me. “A phoenix?” his companion offered.
“Ah, crap,” I muttered, turning and rushing toward the back of the crowd, shoving people out of my way as I did. In my mind, rule number seven blared like a fire alarm, keeping beat to my pounding heart…
The Commander's Desire is a thrilling, sensual historical romance novel, and Jennette Green is a wonderful, talented author.
The author takes us back iThe Commander's Desire is a thrilling, sensual historical romance novel, and Jennette Green is a wonderful, talented author.
The author takes us back in time to 715AD and spins us a romantic tale about an honorable warrior princess named Elwytha who is torn between her need to avenge her family, and the love she feels for the enemy she's sworn to kill. Filled with intrigue and suspense, "The Commander's Desire" will have you flipping through the pages in breathless anticipation.
The hero in the story is my "perfect hero", and he stayed on my mind long after I had finished the story. And that's not something I can say about every romance book. ;) ...more
Lady in White is the first book of the Bride's Inn Series. A sensual, fast-paced story, you'll absolutely adore the characters, love the plot, and wilLady in White is the first book of the Bride's Inn Series. A sensual, fast-paced story, you'll absolutely adore the characters, love the plot, and will HAVE to read more of Catherine Chernow's work....more
Think you’re invincible? Bet I can show you a prison full of individuals who likely thought the same thinThis book is quite an eye opener. Wow.
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Think you’re invincible? Bet I can show you a prison full of individuals who likely thought the same thing. However, they’ll hear the metal bars slam behind them tonight when they turn out the lights, and they won’t feel untouchable when the moaning sounds of prison consume them while they drift off to sleep. Chances are if their delusional dreams don’t wake them up at night, someone else’s nightmares will. This is where Crystal Meth leads you. Welcome home.
Meth comes into homes and it destroys everyone living within the confines of the four walls it invades. Meth kills. It takes everything. It destroys anyone and everyone that gets in its way and while some choose to look the other way or find a different focus for world peace, Meth lingers. It waits. After all, it’s a very patient drug because the longer it weaves its venom through the veins of the user, the more it can ultimately destroy.
An Introduction to Horror: Say Hello to Crystal Meth is for the reader who is addicted to Crystal Meth or those who are interested in cooking up their first batch of Crystal Methamphetamines. It’s for the addict now running from his own shadow and the mother who can’t deal with her addicted son or daughter. It’s for teachers and those who are in a position to not only bring about awareness but also make a difference.
The only thing this book isn’t going to provide is sympathy or pity for those using Crystal Meth—the author is fresh out. An Introduction to Horror: Say Hello to Crystal Meth is a book geared toward all ages because this drug doesn’t care how old its victims are—and neither do the dealers putting it out on our streets.
If you’ve already been introduced to Crystal Meth then you may have numerous questions. Hopefully, you’ll find some answers within these pages. You may want to know where this horrific new drug came from or if it’s a new drug at all? (It isn’t) You’ll be surprised to discover the history behind Meth because it has a torrid past.
Crystal Meth has been attributed to many broken homes. Mothers choose Meth over motherhood and fathers refuse to support their families because their search for the next fix is far more appealing. Siblings battle one another as one brother fights to keep the other alive and drug-free. Parents are burying their children as one more son or daughter falls victim to Meth—and if you think it’s getting better, oh just you wait. You don’t know the half of it, but I do and I’ll share what I know with you.
I love this book! It has everything... murder, mystery, suspense, love, loss, ghosts, and more!
M.L. Cordle did an amazing job writing this novel. ItI love this book! It has everything... murder, mystery, suspense, love, loss, ghosts, and more!
M.L. Cordle did an amazing job writing this novel. It has enough twists and turns to please any mystery/suspense reader, plenty of chilling supernatural events for the paranormal/horror fan, and the relationship between the hero and heroine is sizzling, which will more than satisfy any romance lover.
The story is about an author named Madison Owens, a woman who returns to her rural hometown after a painful divorce. She has plans to renovate her grandparent's rustic cabin, a place that as a child, she had found comfort and sanctuary.
But to Madison's horror, she discovers that her parents have sold the cabin (and the parcel of land it's on) to a man named Will McGomery.
Will is a man haunted by his past... literally. He bought the old Owens family cabin with the hopes of living out the rest his life in solitude, and away from the decade old scandal involving him, the suicide of his wife, and the drowning of a local girl named Sarah Chambers.
As Madison sets out to convice the recluse to sell her back "her" land, she finds herself extremely drawn to the mysterious man and the puzzling circumstances that surround his life.
Will is equally attracted to the nosy Madison. And though he would like nothing more than to silence the ghostly whispers that haunt him, he also knows that some things are better left buried in the past.
I highly recommend that you experience this thrilling literary ride for yourself. Pick up a copy of Silencing Sarah so you can join these characters as they embark on their dangerous search for the truth, and discover the many shocking consequences they have to endure, all in their quest to silence Sarah....more
Wonderful third installment to the Celtic Series... :)
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A bitter heart… A reluctant betrayal
Trust does not come easy for Laird Callum Roberts, a CWonderful third installment to the Celtic Series... :)
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A bitter heart… A reluctant betrayal
Trust does not come easy for Laird Callum Roberts, a Celtic warlock. While hunting a sorceress who captured his father, he comes across a mysterious lass on a sacrificial alter. Enchanted by her beauty and sensuality, there is something amiss with the secret maiden.
Is she just another deceiving woman or can he trust his cynical heart to see her innocence?
Exiled and shunned by her clan, Lady Alayne Duncan finds herself blind and at the mercy of a dark sorceress. To save her little sister, she has no choice but to commit a vile sin against a warlock. However, Alayne cannot deny the desire of her heart and body as she yearns for his erotic touch. The more time she spends with the warlock, the more she loathes the treachery. Can she forsake the warlock for the life of her sister? ...more