Join us for a romance author panel in honor of Valentine’s Day, with published members of the Capital City Writers Association! Featured authors are Lyssa Kay Adams (Seventh Inning Hero: The Vegas Aces); Alyssa Alexander (A Spy in the Ton historical romance series); Alexandria Sure (In the Pursuit of Charity); Meika Usher (Something So Sweet: Breakaway, Book 1); and Darcy Woods (The Summer of Supernovas).
We’ll have some goodies and a giveaway of a bag of books, so save the date!
About Seventh Inning Hero: The Vegas Aces by Lyssa Kay Adams
Hunter Kinsley was a hotshot rookie when he signed with the Vegas Aces in 2001, but the death of his best friend in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 sent him on a different path. Tortured by a devastating secret, he gave up baseball for life as an Army Ranger until the loss of his leg in an ambush in Afghanistan ended his military career. Now the manager of the Vegas Aces, he endures a reputation as a national hero he doesn’t feel he deserves as he tries to bury his demons.
Until the one woman who can make him confront his past forces her way into his future.
LYSSA KAY ADAMS is an award-winning journalist who gave up the world of true stories to pen emotional romances featuring sexy baseball heroes. A diehard Detroit Tigers fan, she will occasionally cheer for the Red Sox because her husband is from Boston. Lyssa lives in Michigan with her family and an anxiety-ridden Maltese who steals food and buries it around the house and who will undoubtedly be a character in a future book. Keep up with Lyssa on Twitter at @LyssaKayAdams.
About In Bed with a Spy: A Spy in the Ton Novel by Alyssa Alexander
THE BREATHTAKING NEW 'SPY IN THE TON' NOVEL OF REGENCY SUSPENSE FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SMUGGLER WORE SILK
Revenge has never been so seductive.
When her husband is killed at Waterloo, Lilias Fairchild takes up his cavalry sword and boldly storms the front, earning herself the nickname Angel of Vengeance. But there is another angel on the battlefield who is just as single-minded, and just as ruthless…
Alastair Whitmore, the Marquess of Angelstone, is a British spy. Code name: Angel. Still haunted by a first love felled by assassins, his mission draws him to Waterloo, where he is captivated by a beautiful and mysterious woman fighting amongst the men—a woman who becomes his most intoxicating memory of war.
Passion has never been so dangerous.
Two years later, Lilias and Angelstone lock eyes in a crowded ballroom and the memory returns in an exhilarating rush. The history they share, and hide from the world, is as impossible to ignore as the heat of their attraction. But it’s that very connection that spells doom for their scandalous affair. When someone from the shadows of their past proves a dire threat to their lives, passion might not be enough to save them.
Praise for In Bed with a Spy
"Nonstop suspense keeps the reader guessing, and Alexander draws truly memorable characters who will live on in the reader's heart."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Another powerhouse read from a talented newcomer who crafts an incredibly paced spy thriller. The characters, passionate romance and adventure will captivate, enthrall, and take readers' breaths away."—RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
"Lilias is a worthy heroine—beautiful and sweet but with plenty of sharp edges and innate abilities . . . [a] delightful novel."—Kirkus Reviews
"Readers cheer Lilias and Angel on to victory in both the game of espionage and the game of love."—Booklist
ALYSSA ALEXANDER is the author of the Regency romantic suspense Spy in the Ton novels. Despite being a native Michigander, Alyssa is pretty certain she belongs somewhere sunny. And tropical. Where drinks are served with little paper umbrellas. But until she moves to those white sandy beaches, she survives the cold Michigan winters by penning romance novels that always include a bit of adventure. She lives with her own set of heroes, aka an ever-patient husband who doesn't mind using a laundry basket for a closet and a small boy who wears a knight-in-shining-armor costume for such tasks as scrubbing potatoes.
About In the Pursuit of Charity by Alexandria Sure
He expected her to recognize him.
He expected her to be seduced by his charms.
He expected her to fall for him.
Expectations are a funny thing …
When his parents named him Herbert Lincoln James, they already had expectations that Linc would attend an ivy league university and go into politics. Linc didn't. As captain of his swim team, he was expected to win the big relay to carry his swim team to the state championship for the first time in decades. Linc didn’t. Society expected him to walk past her. He couldn’t.
She expected him to see through her.
She expected him to make her into a joke.
She expected him to be cruel.
Expectations are a funny thing …
ALEXANDRIA SURE is an avid reader and has written her first novel as homage to fans the genre she loves. She hopes that others will enjoy her novel as much as she enjoyed writing it. Sure is from Michigan, and adores her family, her rescue pup and her mighty Spartans.
About Something So Sweet: Breakaway, Book 1 by Meika Usher
SHE'S A DREAMER STUCK IN A RUT
Big dreams. Tierney Chandler had 'em. Why else would she leave her small town--and her picture perfect fiancé--behind? Nine years later, the town's still small, her dreams are mostly still dreams, and her still-perfect ex is interested. Maybe she should ditch her daydreams and pick up right where she left off…
HE'S A DREAMER STUCK ON HER
Jack Elliott is a baker, making his dreams come true one golden, flaky pie crust at a time. Years ago, he lost out on his chance with Tierney, but now she's back--and he's determined not to let his annoyingly perfect cousin swoop in and steal her away. Again.
TOGETHER, THEY CAN MAKE NEW DREAMS COME TRUE
With a little magic potpie, some stellar kisses, and a heaping helping of blue-eyed charm, maybe--just maybe--Jack can convince Tierney that he's the dream she's been waiting for.
MEIKA USHER is a romance author, a puppy mama, and a lover of pizza. When she’s not writing snarky, sexy love stories, she can be found binge-watching Supernatural (she’s a Dean girl), memorizing all the song lyrics ever (it's her superpower), or planning to see the world, one country at a time (Prague is next on her list). She writes love stories about characters who aren't afraid to get a little silly. Because, after all, love is a funny thing.
About Summer of Supernovas
"A must-have title for upcoming beach reads recommendation lists."—School Library Journal
“A lovely, quirky, and hysterical book about questioning fate and what you’ve been taught to believe.”—BookRiot
“Romance readers will enjoy the unique framing of this star-crossed-lovers tale.” —Booklist
When zodiac-obsessed teen Wilamena Carlisle discovers a planetary alignment that won’t repeat for a decade, she’s forced to tackle her greatest astrological fear: The Fifth House—relationships and love.
But when Wil falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the astrology chart, she must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her dead mother’s legacy and the very system she’s faithfully followed through a lifetime of unfailing belief.
Darcy Woods has held an eclectic mix of professions—from refueling helicopters for the US Army to recharging bodies and spirits at a spa—but her most beloved career is being an author. She is a happily-ever-after addict and finds all things metaphysical endlessly fascinating. She lives in Michigan with her husband and cat. The Golden Heart® award–winning Summer of Supernovas is her first novel. You can follow Darcy on Twitter at @woodswrite.