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Author Diana Kathryn Plopa pens romance novel ’A Tryst of Fate’


In her ‘A Tryst of Fate’ author Diana Kathryn Plopa takes on one of the most desired genres – romance. It is the story of a newspaper reporter Thomas and Gillian who restores art for a museum.

“Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.” 

                                                                                  – Groucho Marx         

Her past is blurred, and her heart is lost to a child she cannot reclaim. Although he aches with the same loss, his stories bring light to a love that never truly died, restoring the art she thought was lost.

But a secret past threatens their future. Can Thomas solve the mystery of a hidden joy that binds them together? Can they rescue their love..together, forever?

Listen in for a chance to win a signed copy of ‘A Tryst of Fate’ and more.

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Lawyer turned author Tana Jenkins pens romance novela Love Rescued


Happy Valentine’s!

Hot off the presses for Valentine’s week is the brand-new anthology Shades of Love with Tana Jenkin’s romance novella Love Rescued.

Everyone needs a lifeline now and then. Captain Kirk’s life takes a turn the day he pulls Selena Reyes from the water. He fancies himself a hero, but is the actress really a damsel in distress? Or is he the one in need of rescuing? More importantly, will they realize lifelines come in different forms before it’s too late? Love Rescued is Book Five in Tana’s award-winning St. James Sisters collection, and one of the twenty-plus books included in the anthology Goodreads voters named one of the most anticipated anthologies of 2023–Shades of Love, Limited Edition, Black, Multi-cultural and Interracial anthology hitting stores Valentine’s week!

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Author J.Q. Rose pens mystery romance Deadly Undertaking


In her novel, Deadly Undertaking, author J.Q. Rose presents a handsome detective, a shadow man, and a murder victim who kill protagonist Lauren’s plan for a simple life.


Lauren Staab knew there would be dead bodies around when she returned home. After all, her family is in the funeral business, Staab and Blood Funeral Home. Still, finding an extra body on the floor of the garage between the hearse and the flower car shocked her. Lauren’s plan to return to her hometown to help care for her mother and keep the books for the funeral home suddenly turns upside down in a struggle to prove she and her family are not guilty of murdering the man. But will the real killer return for her, her dad, and her brother? Her mother’s secrets, a killer, a handsome policeman, and a shadow man muddle up her intention to have a simple life. Welcome home, Lauren!

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Halfway through NaNoWriMo 2022 with Wrimo Experts


NaNoWriMo authors Jean Davis, Vera West, and host of For the Love of Books Podcast Emma Palova take you through the first half of the 50K writing challenge in this special episode. Their combined total log-in was just under 80,000 words.

Find out what they did to reach their writing goals on their journeys to publishing new books in 2023. Keep on writing past the challenge, and make it a daily habit, these experts say.

Watch for their books in 2023.

So listen in and jump on the NaNoWriMo roller coaster, because you can’t edit a blank page.

Copyright (c) 2022 Emma Palova

Author Kristoffer Gair pens The Beautiful Moment


The Beautiful Moment is a paranormal romance inspired by Covid-19 set in the UP.

“I wanted to make it current so people can relate to it,” author Kristoffer Gair said.

Gair switched gears from comedy to serious writing during a difficult time in his life. Protagonist Wesley is a bright bubbly guy, but his uncle is making his life miserable.

And then there is Dr. Clark Matsuda.

“I’ve never met anyone whose name was Clark, so I put it in the story,” Gair said.

The decade from hell.
First, Wesley Traylor lost his father and grandmother, then COVID took his mother. His sole remaining family member will stop at nothing to steal his inheritance. In desperation, Wesley escapes to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where no one knows him and he can exist without fear of his uncle’s brutality.

Circumstances force Wesley to the emergency room and face to face with the beguiling Dr. Clark Matsuda. The last thing Wesley needs—between dealing with strange occurrences at his new house and emergency surgery—is a doctor who’s made it his personal mission to get to know Wesley.

Listen in for a chance to win a signed copy of The Beautiful Moment.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from romance authors

February is the month of love, red roses, chocolates, fiery garnets, and champagne.

This month, I am featuring romance authors of different subgenres on “For the Love of Books Podcast.”

Today, I will be chatting with author Melinda Clark. Stay tuned for the upcoming episode on


….and wherever you get your podcasts.

Melinda Clark is a licensed veterinary technician by day, fantasy and paranormal romance writer by night. She loves singing, reading, outdoor activities, and relaxing in the hot tub.

About Love and Bloodlust: The Sacred Objects

Avery Langdon is a self-taught demon hunter with a vendetta. Talon is a 300-year-old, blood-bag-drinking vampire with a fascination for her, and clearly death itself, as he persists in following the slayer on every hunt and pestering her with his advances. Despite their differences, and regardless of Avery nearly putting a stake in his heart, the two will find themselves joining forces to try and stop an ancient evil from awakening and wreaking havoc: the first vampire, Cain. Avery is adamant, despite Talon’s pursuit of her, that this collaboration remains geared toward accomplishing the greater good only. But as the two grow closer to each other, will she be able to resist the temptation he presents her with? Will Avery be able to do what’s right in the end, despite her newly developed feelings?

Coming soon podcast episode with romance author Virginia Johnson.

Check out the podcast episode with romance author Sylvia Hubbard.

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Detroit author Sylvia Hubbard releases romance ”The Trouble with Gabrielle”


“She’s Alone, Pregnant and about to be Murdered” best describes the protagonist Gabrielle in Sylvia Hubbard’s newest romance suspense book “The Trouble with Gabrielle.”

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Award-winning Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers, Hubbard has independently published over 55 romance suspense books over the 20 years she’s been in the literary business. 

In “The Trouble with Gabrielle,” A one-night stand with a mysterious man, and four months later Gabrielle Payne is in desperate need of and pregnant. When things are at the worst, she finds out her mysterious man, Oliver Farnsworth, was murdered and very wealthy with no heir to claim the fortune his mother left him. Gabrielle decides to reveal her secret and ask for just “a little help.”
She is taken in by Oliver’s stepmother, Neema McGee. The old house of Oliver Farnsworth is larger than any place she’s ever been, but she starts to see things are not what they seem. And she starts to find out several things in the two short weeks that she stays there.