***Free for a limited time***When the Black Roses Grow by Angela Christina Archer***Free from January 16th through January 20th***
When the Black Roses Grow
Twenty-five men and women were accused. Nineteen hung to their death on Gallow Hills. One suffocated under bone-crushing stones. All believed to possess the power of witchcraft. In 1692 the fear of witchcraft is spreading around Salem Village. While those who are accused and sentenced face death, everyone else faces the risk of accusations placed upon them. As Emmalynn Hawthorne, the daughter of a woman hung for witchcraft, places a bouquet of flowers upon her mother’s grave, a circle of black roses sprouts out of thin air. Dark magic, the roses strike fear through her heart when Mary Pruett and the handsome newcomer, James DeKane, spy upon her as they pass along the traveling road. Emmalynn flees and her panic soon turns into terror as another vine of black roses sprouts and grows throughout the inside of her home. Is she a witch? Will she be the next accused? James DeKane has secrets of his own—ones that could prove deadly for him and anyone he holds dear. At fault for the untimely death of his parents, he must protect his hidden brother and dying sister, all while fearing that the
haunting prophecy bestowed upon him at birth will come to pass. Desperate and fighting the monster deep inside of him, he’s searching for the one love who can alter his destiny.
Out of the corner of my eye, a dark green vine whispered for my attention. It appeared in the corner—the stem grew quickly from my floorboards, growing a few inches every passing second. Smaller vines sprouted from the first, curling in all directions. A few leaves grew from the stems, popping outward and bouncing a little from their sudden burst of movement.
I flung my arms—the sudden jerk of my body sent my rump slamming hard onto the floor. My hand slapped across my mouth to hide my scream. The dark magic fluttered through the air in a teasing and taunting dance, waving its leaves as if to scold me for my sins.
I scrambled to my feet, and grabbed the handle of the pot, not caring that the hot piece of the wire burned the palm of my hand. I shoved the back door open. It collided with the outside wall of the house as I shoved the pot through the doorway and cast the iron flying through the air. It plunged to the grass, landing with a loud bong.
I slammed the door, raced to my chopping block, and grabbed the large knife laying on the cutting board.
If I cut it, it will wither and die. Tis nothing more than a weed, a simple weed, and if I cut it, it will wither and die.
My heels slid across the floor slowly. Hesitation stirred in my blood, and my hands trembled as I hovered over the vine.
The familiar green vine I had seen before...floating over my mother's grave.
In a bold, swift swipe, I slashed the stem. The green color turned into a deep black, and the vine shriveled and vanished.
My rump hit the floor, and curled my legs up into my chest. My heart pounded in panic. My lungs heaved. The thought of moving, even an inch, overwhelmed me.
Please do not return. Please do not return.
I sat upon the floor, trying desperately to control my breathing and slow my rapid heartbeat. The anxiety of needing to calm myself immediately only made me want to crawl out of my own skin even more.
Please, Lord, do not allow it to return. Please.
I finally heaved myself up off the floor onto my knees, and slowly placed one foot on the floor, rose, and placed the other foot down.
Please, Lord, plea--
Another vine sprouted before my eyes.
The knife slipped from my fingers, landing on the floor with a thud and bounced a couple of times. The green vine reappeared, curling through the air once again. Leaves sprung from the stem, waving just as the others had don. The vine's growth as short-lived as it sprouted, although larger than before.
My mind whirled out of control, lost in a sea of unexplainable reasons and sheer terror. Shadows closed in all around me with one single wave of panic I did not know if I could withstand.
A knock gently rapped against by back door. I spun on my heel, and covered my mouth. Surely, twas nightfall, surely, the sun had set, giving way to the darkness for its evening slumber. The only expected visitors were the ones invited, and I certainly did not invite anyone over to my home.
Another knock rapped, this time a little harder than the first, and I tiptoed over to the door.
“Who is there?” My voice cracked on the last word.
“Tis James DeKane.”
Growing up in Nevada, reading was always a pastime that took second place to trail riding and showing horses. When she did find the time in her youth to curl up with a book, she found enjoyment in the Saddle Club Series, the Sweet Valley High series, and the classics of Anne of Green Gables, The Box Car Children, and Little House on the Prairie. Although, writing always piqued her curiosity, it wasn’t until September 2009 that she worked up the courage to put her passion to paper and started her debut novel.
When she’s not writing, Angela spends her days from dawn to dusk as a stay at home, homeschooling mom. She also works in her garden and takes care of her many farm animals, as well as loves to bake and cook from scratch. She doesn't show horses anymore, but she still loves to trail ride her paint horse, Honky, as well as enjoys teaching her daughters how to ride their horses, Sunny and Cowboy.
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And a sneak peek at Scandalous Beat
A drummer. A rapper. A rock king.
My brotherâs best friend.
Arrogant. Forbidden. Do-not-go-there-trouble.
The sexy Latino was too old for me when we first met and I was in high school. But he was my first love. Iâve never gotten over him.
Stripper. Exotic dancer. Her stage name is Queen.
My bandmateâs little sister.
Spicy and sweet. The spark that fires my inspiration. The rhythm to my beat.
Sheâs the one I imagine when I settle for the others. My ultimate fantasy. Only I can never have her.
Until I arrive in Vegas to record my solo rap album, visit a strip club, and there she is. Miriam was supposed to be in college, but sheâs not. She is so not.
Sin city, a place where anything can happen, and Iâm the only one in the band who knows her secret.
So why resist anymore?
Who could possibly stop me?
Michelle Mankin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Rock Stars. Romance. Redemption.
Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry.
Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.
Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series.
Catch the perfect wave with irresistible surfers in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series.
Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters.
â>Exploring the sexual double standards for women, the ROCK F*CK CLUB series is a what-if the groupies called the shots instead of the rock stars.
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.
BRUTAL STRENGTH series: Love Evolution Love Revolution Love Resolution Love Rockâollection: The Brutal Strength Rock Star Trilogy, books 1-3 TEMPEST series (also available in audio): Irresistible Refrain Enticing Interlude Captivating Bridge Relentless Rhythm Tempest Raging: The Tempest Rock Star series, books 1-4 Tempting Tempo Scandalous Beat The MAGIC series (also available in audio): Strange Magic Dream Magic Twisted Magic ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series (also available in audio): Outside Riptide Oceanside FINDING ME series (also available in audio): Find Me Remember Me Keep Me
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Happy Site Launch Release Day to bestselling authors Addison Cole Author, Chris Keniston Author, Nancy Naigle and RaeAnne Thayne! The ?Main Street Romance? website is LIVE! Love stories for everyone from authors you trust!
Main Street Romance Site Launch
Love stories for everyone from authors you trust.
by Addison Cole, Chris Keniston, Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sweet Romance, Clean Romance
About Main Street Romance
Main Street Romance is made up of four friends and bestselling authors who adore romance, and are committed to filling your bookshelves with sweet and clean love stories you'll be excited to share with your best friend, Mom, Grandma, and your teenage daughter, too. No profanity, graphic sex, or violence.
Not only are they dedicated to writing sweet romance and growing their audience with new readers, but they will be building an entire community around the Main Street Romance brand, including giving readers short stories that take place in their very own Main Street Romance world, where new characters along with characters from their prior releases, will appear in stories that take place on Main Street, in Romance, Virginia.
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MEET THE MAIN STREET AUTHORS
About Addison Cole
Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes fun, flirty, and sweet romance with a dash of heat.
About Chris Keniston
Chris Keniston is a USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty novels known to delight audiences with stories of falling in love, family values, and all around entertaining shenanigans.
About Nancy Naigle
Nancy Naigle is a USA Today bestselling author. She whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart.
RaeAnne Thayne is a New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty books.
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Cover Model: Ryan VanDyke
Photographer: Eric David Battershell
Releasing May 22, 2017
I know what itâs like to have your heart split down the middle.
One-half chases her. The other half chases after the lies, deceit, and betrayal.
Itâs a burning ball of hell.
Seconds, minutes, hours, and years all spent endured the depth of my own burning inferno.
All of it runs together while life passes me by.
Thirteen years ago, the woman I was in love with left me standing at the altar.
Some say thirteen is a lucky number.
Me? I curse the number.
Now sheâs back.
She says things are not what they seem.
That they weren't then either.
Do I believe her?
Do I forgive?
Time and truth will tell.
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MEET RYAN VANDYKE
The inspiration behind Kathy Coopmans character, Tyson. Thank You to Ryan for answering these questions.
Photo Credit to Eric David Battershell
What keeps you motivated and moving forward to conquer your dreams? And why?
Humanity keeps me motivated. I have a personal drive to inspire others to their highest potential. I found my passion by helping people transform their physical health/wellness. When I see people becoming better because of me simply sharing my passion inspires me to keep moving each day.
What made you decide to become a model?
When I was 5 years old I went to a commercial audition for Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The acting/modeling bug bit me early in my childhood and stayed with me. I enjoy the creative process that goes into creating a look. Itâs an art of expression.
What is it like to see yourself on the cover of a book?
I think itâs awesome. You get to be something different and fun. Itâs a showcase to your work and gives the character in the book somewhat of a face.
How many book covers have you been on?
I have been on 4 so far and hopefully a few more by the end of this year. I have some new shoots scheduled and love working with the authors.
How do you get into character for a shoot?
Shoots are a chance to play a different role. I get to break into an alter ego for a few hours. I also usually have a lot of creative input into the shoots so I truly
get to play and have fun. Itâs
work but itâs just fun. We just need to get the best shot that displays the character
in the authors vision.
How did you feel when you did your first ever photo shoot?
I was definitely nervous but once the music comes on and you hear the click of the camera and flashing lights.. Itâs go time. Itâs work and fun. You do what you need to do to get the perfect look and vision. You just have to be playful and have fun. The crazier and more awkward you feel the better the shoot.
Which tat is your most sacred and why?
R.U.L.E. located on the lower portion of my left thumb. âRule of THUMBâ acronym from RESPECT. UNDERSTANDING. LOVE. EQUALITY. A reminder of non negotiable attributes
of a healthy relationship moving forward for myself..
What are some of your passions and hobbies?
The gym and my health are top passion/hobby. Human awakening, yoga, internal peace, keeping an open mind about the world, mediation, inspiring others. Reading, live music
Itâs a Sunday Afternoon, what would we find you doing?
Food prepping, gym, cheat meal-usually pizza and cake/ice cream, maybe the beach or movies, or taking my little man aka LION MONKEY dog aka TRIPP to the park.
What's the most embarrassing fan run in you've had because of your modeling?
I love running into people that have followed me on social media.. I always find it flattering as long as I am making a positive impact on their lives. However I hate it if I donât know them
back it always makes me feel bad or embarrassed.
What is the oldest item in your refrigerator and how old is it?
Probably the baking soda refresher.. I think you are supposed to change those from time to time and I never doâ¦oops. Things donâtâ stay in my fridge that long. I EAT A LOT and love food.
Follow your own soul, it knows all the answers, you just have to trust and listen to what you already know.
Song that you canât help but dance to?
I love EDM, R&B, and POP.. so anything with a good beat and sexy lyrics that get your hips moving like MAGIC MIKE. There is this cool Henry Krinkle remix called STAY by Justin Martin that gets me moving right now.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be so many things. Orthodontist, news anchor, actor/model, but so happy
that I found my passion to help others through health/wellness and run #RVDFIT as an entrepreneur.
Photo Credit to Eric David Battershell
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