Diana Dempsey traded in an Emmy-winning career in TV news to write fast, fun romantic fiction.

dianaHer debut novel, FALLING STAR, which tops today’s Buffet, was nominated for a RITA award for Best First Book by the members of Romance Writers of America. It centers on the personal and professional travails – and eventual triumphs – of a primetime anchorwoman. Romance Reviews Today called it a “powerful, moving, riveting tale of greed and betrayal, love and self-discovery.”

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Falling Star

Contemporary Romance

Author: Diana Dempsey

Falling Star

Natalie Daniels’ husband just dumped her. Her boss is scheming to replace her. And she’s falling in love with her sexy Australian TV news agent – who’s about to propose to somebody else.

What’s a woman to do? Dig deep and show what she’s made of – which just might land her both the job and the man of her dreams.


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Simon Said (The Professor Simon Shaw Murder Mysteries)

Mystery > Historical
Author: Sarah Shaber
Simon Said (The Professor Simon Shaw Murder Mysteries)

Forensic historian Simon Shaw likes his murders old and cold, and his first case fits the bill. An archeologist friend has found a skeleton with a bullet hole in its skull under historic Bloodworth House, and Simon investigates with his usual doggedness until he discovers that the corpse is Anne Bloodworth, an heiress who disappeared in 1926. Shaw feels compelled to find out who killed her. But this turns out to be more than an academic exercise when someone who wants to hide past secrets tries to murder him.

Fire at Midnight

Women’s Fiction > Single Women
Author: Lisa Marie Wilkinson
Fire at Midnight

Rachael Penrose is confined to Bedlam insane asylum in London after discovering that her uncle Victor plans to kill her brother in order to inherit the family fortune. Victor, with a gang of criminals, uses French privateer Sebastien Falconer as the scapegoat for his crimes. When Victor spreads the lie that Rachael informed on Falconer’s smuggling activities, Falconer vows revenge on the girl. Gripping suspense and romance play out in front of numerous historical details, including a violent storm that devastated England in 1703 and swept the Eddystone Lighthouse into the sea.

Finding Rebecca: A Novel of Love and the Holocaust

Historical Fiction
Author: Eoin Dempsey
Finding Rebecca: A Novel of Love and the Holocaust

How far would you go for the one you love?

Christopher would always be there for Rebecca no matter what it took, from the beaches of Jersey to the hell of the holocaust and Auschwitz.

The prisoners in Auschwitz called it Canada, the land of unimaginable riches, where the last possessions of those who perished in the gas chambers were gathered and counted. Christopher is the new head of Canada, the ‘Dollar King.’ He is the one who controls the river of dirty money flowing through the camp. But Christopher is on a different mission. He is not in Auschwitz to serve the Reich, but to find Rebecca, lost somewhere inside the sprawling system of concentration camps set up to murder the innocent victims of the holocaust.

The Keeping (Sequel to The Mating)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Nicky Charles
The Keeping (Sequel to The Mating)

Ryne Taylor was a sexy bad-ass Alpha set on establishing a new pack. Melody Greene was a journalism student researching his work as a photographer—or so she said. But could Mel really be trusted or had she stumbled upon his secret? And if she knew, could Ryne save himself and the pack he’d left behind without enacting a deadly ancient law known as The Keeping? Sequel to The Mating.

The Flinch

Self-Help
Author: Julien Smith
The Flinch

Julien Smith has delivered a surprise, a confrontation, a book that will push you, scare you and possibly stick with you for years to come.

The idea is simple: your flinch mechanism can save your life. It shortcircuits the conscious mind and allows you to pull back and avoid danger faster than you can even imagine it’s there.

But what if danger is exactly what you need?

The Light Keepers

Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
Author: Mande Matthews
The Light Keepers, a FREE Epic Fantasy Adventure (ShadowLight Saga)

Isolated because of what she is–because of the power she holds inside–Astrid longs for contact with another human being. Her well-intentioned mother locks her away from society in order to protect her from an evil that seeks to use Astrid’s abilities for his own means. But the resulting loneliness drives Astrid deeper into the shadowwalk–a power she is forbidden to use, a magic that lands her directly into the arms of the Shadow.


The Witch’s Dream

Romance > Paranormal > Demons & Devils
Author: Victoria Danann
The Witch's Dream - A Love Letter to Paranormal Romance (Black Swan 2)

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Quintessential Black Swan knight, Engel Storm, was left behind when Elora Laiken chose his best friend. Now his heart is bruised and battered and he’s had it with love. But a transplanted witch who happens to be the world’s best tracker plans to do everything in her considerable power to change his mind.

65 Below

Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Author: Basil Sands
65 Below

At sixty-five degrees below zero exposed human flesh freezes solid within three minutes.
Retired Marine Master Sergeant Marcus Johnson returned to his family homestead in rural Alaska after twenty years chasing bad men. Now he wants nothing but to hunt and fish and run his trapline in peace and quiet, and no more war.

Lurking deep in a long forgotten bunker in the remote arctic hills is a decades old secret that could not be destroyed, and was never meant to be rediscovered.

Revenge of the Homecoming Queen

Mysteries & Thrillers > Romantic
Author: Stephanie Hale
Revenge of the Homecoming Queen (The Aspen Brooks Trilogy)

I, the flawless Aspen Brooks, was born to be Homecoming Queen. I’ve prepped for it like some kids do the SAT. So can someone please tell me why the crown was given to my evil nemesis? As if that wasn’t bad enough, somebody seems out to get me. Locker vandalism, a slashed tire, and horrendous lipstick graffiti are just a few of the ways someone is trying to get under my blemish-free skin.

The Devil’s Fire: A Pirate Adventure Novel

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Matt Tomerlin
The Devil's Fire: A Pirate Adventure Novel

The waters of the Caribbean run red in this brutal tale of revenge set during the Golden Age of Piracy! Katherine Lindsay, the pampered young wife of a wealthy ship captain, has left her leisurely life in London to accompany her husband to America. So far, their journey has been uneventful, even boring. But when ruthless pirates suddenly storm on board to plunder her husband’s riches, Katherine is one of the treasures they steal, sparking a bloody chain of events that will change the Caribbean forever.

The Warrior

Drama > Religious & Liturgical
Author: Joyce Swann
The Warrior

Early one morning, Elizabeth Anderson awakens from a vivid nightmare in which she sees a young man of about twenty years old dying after a terrible motorcycle accident. “Don’t die if you don’t know Jesus,” she calls out to him just before she awakens.

As Elizabeth ponders her dream, she becomes convinced that the young man in her dream is a real person. Naming him “Timothy” she begins a 10 year prayer vigil for a man she has never met. As the years go by, those prayers change not only his life, but the lives of her own family members as well.

Shadow of a Dead Star

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Michael Shean
Shadow of a Dead Star: Book One of the Wonderland Cycle

Shadow of a Dead Star is the first installment of cyberpunk trilogy, The Wonderland Cycle, its high-tech setting shot through with much older, classic detective noir DNA to form something fiercely unique that has been exciting and surprising reviewers left, right and centre.
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