maverick sheriffMaverick Sheriff by Delores Fossen

Delores Fossen kicks off her new series, Sweetwater Ranch, with a Texas lawman, a beautiful DA…and the child they’ll risk everything to protect. 

Saving a little boy’s life reopens painful wounds for Texas sheriff Cooper McKinnon. This could be his son, whose loss has haunted him for two years. But Cooper has a formidable adversary in Jessa Wells. She’s the adoptive mother—and she’ll do anything to hold on to Liam. It’s cruel justice that the man who shares Liam’s rare blood type has an unsolved murder in his own family. And the danger’s far from over. Fighting her desire for Cooper, Jessa has no choice but to join forces with the maverick cowboy. Jessa knows working together is their best shot at keeping the child safe. But it’s the possibility of a future alone that breaks Jessa’s heart.

Buy: Maverick Sheriff (Sweetwater Ranch)

danger at the borderDanger at the Border by Terri Reed

When a mysterious toxin threatens lives and livelihoods near the border between the U.S. and Canada, Dr. Tessa Cleary is called to trace the source. But when the no-nonsense doctor is forced to work with border patrol agent Jeff Steele, she finds the lone wolf’s dedication to his job—and country—chipping away at the walls around her heart. Just as Tessa and Jeff are about to uncover the toxin’s deadly source, armed thugs kidnap them in the forest. Now they must trust each other to survive before time runs out for everyone.

Buy: Danger at the Border (Northern Border Patrol)

course of action the rescueCourse of Action: The Rescue by Lindsay McKenna & Merline Lovelace

Two edge-of-your-seat passionate military stories from bestselling authors Lindsay McKenna & Merinline Lovelace:

Jaguar Night by Lindsay McKenna:

When a U.S. General’s daughter is kidnapped, Marine Staff Sergeant Josh Patterson is handpicked to rescue her. While they trek through the jungle to safety, her strength and a surprise kiss change everything.

Amazon Gold by Merline Lovelace:

U.S. Navy Chief Charlene “Charley” Dawson deftly commands the Riverine patrol boat taking an arrogant U.S. Delta Force Army Sergeant on a verypersonal op. As she and Jack Halliday penetrate deeper into the Amazon after a rogue ex-pat, they face danger…and unexpected attraction.

Buy: Course of Action: The Rescue: Jaguar Night\Amazon Gold

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Giveaway: One reader in North America will win a copy of each of the above books. Enter by leaving a comment about why you love men in uniform or why you love to read about them (or both!) Contest ends: 9/23/14.

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White CollarFrom Shakespeare and Dickens, to the Bronte sisters and Austen, there are some pretty amazing, quirky and strong characters among the classics novels. Here at http://www.lovestruck.com, we thought we’d take a look at how the iconic characters from our favourite books would have faired in the dating world today.

Mr Darcy – Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen)

Key quote: “You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.”

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that virtually every woman would like to marry Mr Darcy. That’s our humble opinion anyway and here’s why: he’s a great conversationalist and intelligent and thoughtful, a great listener and fiercely loyal. Once you look beyond the gruff exterior, underneath is a man as gentle as a lamb and even if you’re a bit slow on the uptake, like Elizabeth Bennett, you’re in for a treat. He’s also a proper gentleman, so dating him today would involve being treated like a lady, having doors opened for you and having someone who would listen and care. All together now: Where is he?

Do: Suggest a lake swim, with clothes on

Don’t: Start him off on the topic of social class and status

Heathcliff – Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

Key quote: “If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn’t love as much in eighty years, as I could in a day.”

One of the greatest love stories in the world of literature, Heathcliff is a seriously passionate type. While the romance between him and Catherine is that is soul mates, their love is not necessarily happy and fortunate. If he was around today and on the dating scene? We’d imagine he’d be a bit of a tortured, haunted soul, very intense and not up for much fun, plus his ramblings about seeing his ex at his window might grate somewhat in time.

Do: Suggest doning hiking boots and going for a good romp across the moors

Don’t: Mention Cathy…

James Bond – Casino Royale (Ian Fleming)

Key quote: “A Dry Martini. One. In a deep champagne goblet… Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”

What’s not to love about 007? This novel paved the way for twelve further Bond novels and a whole series of fabulous films. He’s great to look at, does not age and has some seriously cool spy skills. We would expect international travel, plenty of champagne and non-stop glamour. The only downside of dating Bond? His wandering eye – it might be a bit tricky keeping him in check but we reckon we’d be up for the challenge.

Do: Ask what caliber gun is best for nasty villans

Don’t: Ask is he was ever married…

Miss Havisham – Great Expectations (Dickens)

Key quote: “Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces—and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper—love her, love her, love her!”

Uh-oh! Obsession doesn’t really cut it when it comes to crazy Miss Havisham. Any man fond of dating older women and brave enough to date her would have to be prepared to work through A LOT of baggage (that’s before you’ve even got her out the house) and be happy for her to wear her favourite wedding dress on dates. The upside? She’s pretty wealthy, so she would happily split the bill.

Do: Be prepared to date ‘in’

Don’t: Attempt to fix her clocks or suggest the house could do with a 60 minute makeover

Jane Eyre – Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

Key quote: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Jane is one cool literary heroine. She’s individualistic, passionate and although, she suffers, she just keeps going and doesn’t wallow in her misfortune. While she is described as plain to look at, we think that Jane would make a great girlfriend. She might seem meek to start with but would be loyal, kind and probably up for some fun, once she let her hair down. You would just need to avoid any “red room”-style venues…

Do: Seek out dates that are light-hearted and fun

Don’t: Harp on about the importance of a happy childhood and how it’s fundamental to lasting relationships…

Which famous heroes and heroines would you like to date? Tell us @lovestruck

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Writing and a Writer’s Superstitions

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Review: Better Date Than Never by Susan Hatler

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Audio Review: A Passionate Affair with a Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson

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Awkward Moments in Writing

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My name is Ember Leigh, and even though I write erotic romance and love it, I’ll be the first to admit it can be a little awkward sometimes. My current release Carlos and Casey features two ex-lovers seeing each other for the first time after four years. The short story features a very uncomfortable, awkward […]

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How to Write a Book in Five Days

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Guest post by Amber Page, author of All’s Fair in Lust & War Impossible, you say? Not at all. Insane, yes. But not impossible. I did it…and the manuscript sold (no one was more surprised than me). Of course, in my case, there were extenuating circumstances. I entered my first chapter in a contest put […]

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