Tina Folsom is a New York Times bestselling author of vampire and paranormal romance novels who hails from Germany and currently lives in San Francisco. She worked as a tax accountant and even opened her own firm, but in 2008 she wrote her first romance book, and the rest, as they say, is history.

tinaShe also studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, then moved to Los Angeles a year later to pursue studies in screenwriting. LA is where she she met her husband, who she followed to San Francisco three months after first meeting him.

Tina is one of the most successful romance authors who started out by self-publishing. She says one of the keys to her success has been ensuring that each of her books promotes another book. In the back of each novel, she includes an excerpt of one of her other books to entice readers to try a sequel or a different series. Sometimes she offers a free eBook for readers who post a book review on Amazon.

Tina’s favorite authors are: Lara Adrian, Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Alexandra Ivy, Kerrilyn Sparks, and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

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Samson’s Lovely Mortal

Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
Author: Tina Folsom
Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1)

Vampire bachelor Samson can’t get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there’s nothing wrong with his hydraulics — that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.

His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it’s the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he’s a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm.


Dixie Rebel

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Patricia Rice
Dixie Rebel (The Carolina Magnolia Series, Book 1)

Maya Alyssum has a rebel’s dream: to open a school where kids can find unconditional acceptance—an acceptance she and her sister had never experienced while growing up in foster homes. But Axell Holm, the town council’s representative, holds Maya’s unconventional dream in his hands.

Axell is the kind of uptight authority figure Maya loves to hate. So how is it that he’s ringing all her chimes, even as her rebellious plans turn his ordered life upside down?

The Divided Child

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Ekaterine Nikas
The Divided Child

All Christine Stewart wants is a relaxing vacation on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu. Then she meets nine-year-old Michael Redfield and saves him from being crushed by a falling piece of Byzantine stone.

Invited to spend the rest of her holiday at the luxurious villa where Michael is staying with his family, Christine soon realizes something is wrong with the Redfield clan. Michael’s stepmother is openly hostile, her brother is charmingly seductive, and Michael’s handsome uncle seems obsessed with the death of his brother–Michael’s father.

Christine has no desire to become even more deeply embroiled in the family’s problems, but how can she abandon Michael when she learns he is the pawn in a nasty custody battle…and the target of a killer?

Invisible Armies

Thrillers > Technothrillers
Author: Jon Evans
Invisible Armies

In a world where security cameras prove what you have done and databases define who you are, the few who know how to manipulate the technology can play God. They can change the future; they can alter the past. They can make big money, they can save the world, and they can get away with murder over and over again.

Danielle Leaf grew up believing she was safe. Now she knows she was wrong.

Kept

Romance > Paranormal > Demons & Devils
Author: Zoe Winters
Kept (Blood Lust, novella 1 )

No one should have to be on the run from their family. Family is who you can trust, right? Dark magic users are the ones on the don’t trust list. Yet, when Greta learns the werecat tribe plans to sacrifice her on the full moon to steal her potent magical blood, she ditches common sense in favor of running to the one man who can protect her. Will Dayne kill her as he has so many others of her kind, or is his grudge against her family strong enough to save her?

Composing Amelia: A Novel

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
Author: Alison Strobel
Composing Amelia: A Novel

Newlyweds Amelia and Marcus Sheffield are recent college grads, trying to stay afloat in LA while searching for their dream jobs. Marcus hopes to become a mega-church pastor. Amelia has an esteemed music degree, and longs to play piano professionally. The Sheffields are clearly city people.

But when a small-town church offers Marcus a job, the couple’s dedication to their dreams and each other is tested. After a risky compromise is made, Amelia falls into a dark emotional place, where she finds skeletons she’d fought hard to deny. In desperation, she calls out to God. But why can’t she find Him? While Amelia struggles, Marcus learns news that nearly crushes him. He must lean on his faith to withstand the pressure… or risk losing his wife forever.

The Soulmate Experience

Self-Help  > Relationships > Love & Romance
Author: Joe Dunn
The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships

This revolutionary guide will help you create and sustain a relationship that is intimately connected on all levels–emotional, intellectual, sexual, and spiritual–and a continual source of love, inspiration, and joy.

Whether you’re on a quest for your soulmate, looking for deeper connection in the relationship you have right now, or just want to experience much more love in your life, the ground-breaking ideas in this book–and the many stories of real people putting them into practice–will fill you with love, inspiration, and possibility.

Priscilla the Great

Teens > Action & Adventure
Author: Sybil Nelson
Priscilla the Great

Hi, I’m Priscilla, an ordinary seventh grader with some extraordinary gifts. As if middle school isn’t hard enough, not only do I have to fight pimples and bullies, but genetically enhanced assassins trying to kill my family and me. But with the help of my genius best friend, Tai, we’re gonna bring down the evil Selliwood Institute, an organization dead set on turning children into killing machines.

Head To Head

Thrillers > Psychological Thrillers
Author: Linda Ladd
Head To Head (Claire Morgan)

After moving from Los Angeles to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, homicide detective Claire Morgan has at last adjusted to the peaceful rhythms of rural life. Until a grisly celebrity murder at an ultra-exclusive “wellness” resort shatters a quiet summer morning. . .

One of Dr. Nicholas Black’s high-profile clients, a beautiful young soap opera star, has been found dead, taped to a chair at a fully set table. . .submerged in the lake. Back in L.A., Claire investigated the rich, famous, and the deadly–but she never expected the problems of the privileged to follow her to this sleepy small town. Just as she never imagined crossing the line with her prime suspect. . .

Three Days to Die

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: John Avery
THREE DAYS to DIE (Aaron Quinn thriller series, No. 1)

He ran, but he was followed — a mistake that would turn thirteen-year-old Aaron Quinn’s, and his beautiful, courageous, single mother, Ashley’s, worlds upside down. When Aaron is stolen from his mother by a psychotic killer and thrust headlong into a dark underworld of armed robbery, prostitution, and death. Will Aaron lose his mind as he’s forced to participate in a deadly crime spree and witness first hand the horror of cold-blooded murder?

Enchantment

Children’s Books > Romance > Fantasy
Author: Charlotte Abel
Enchantment (A Magical YA Paranormal Romance)

Channie Belks is trying to hide the fact she’s a witch. Sorta hard to do after her parents slap a chastity curse on her for flirting with “dirty-minded, non-magical, city-boys.” She can’t even walk by a hot guy without zapping him.

There’s a way to break the curse; but one mistake could kill her. It’s not worth the risk…until she meets a certain BMX champion named Josh. Suddenly, the threat of death isn’t such a deal-breaker.


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