Sunday, August 5


It was back in the 1990s that Kensington had an imprint called Precious Gems. The books sold only at Walmart for less than two dollars a copy. Always Annie was my first book ever and still a precious memory. Twenty-some years later, many of the "Gems in the Attic" are still writing. Our first sampler is out and free. We hope you enjoy it!

My contribution is the first chapter of The Gingerbread Heart, from 2015's A Heartwarming Christmas.

Thanks to Bonnie Edwards for the rest of this post! I started to write one and decided hers couldn't be improved upon, so it.

Love, Forever gives you a sample of the first chapters of books by Joan Reeves, Karen Kelley, Liz Flaherty, Bonnie Edwards, Kathleen Lawless, Jan Scarbrough, Lynn Crandall, Nancy Fraser, Connie Vines, and Maddie James.

Here’s the official description:

Love, Forever is a sampler collection of romance first chapters by established, award-winning, and bestselling romance authors is guaranteed to whet your happily-ever-after appetite and send you running back to Amazon to download the full novels to your hearts' content! This eclectic mix of sweet to steamy reads has you traveling from the past to the future, with historical, time travel, paranormal, contemporary, western, and futuristic romance beginnings. And we hope you will not stop at the beginning—and that you download and enjoy every one! 

HEAT LIGHTNING (Book 1, Outlaw Ridge, Texas) by Joan Reeves
Contemporary Romance. Amnesia stole her memory--her life! What Tessa doesn't remember may be the death of her.

BREDE, (Rodeo Romance, Book 2) by Connie Vines
Romantic Suspense. Trouble is something hard-edged rancher, Brede Kristensen, knows all about. A widower with a rambunctious young daughter, a ranch to run and an ornery cook who has just run off, Brede doesn't need another problem. Yet in the midst of a violent storm, he finds an injured woman with no memory of her past--or the man who tried to kill her!

FINDING MERCY (Return to Welcome #1) by Bonnie Edwards
Contemporary Romance. Mercy Talbot left Welcome on a high, but she's returned a broke failure. She's messed up her career, love, and family ties. Now, she's found love and a new family. When her career is reborn, will she leave the man and child who've opened their hearts to her?

TIME AND AGAIN by Nancy Fraser
Time Travel/Romantic Suspense. Will Kate and Matt's accidental trip to the future bring them back together? Or, tear them even farther apart?

Sweet Romance. Widowed Cass Logan has done her time as a caregiver. But when her boss, mystery-writer Eli Welcome, needs surgery, Cass is faced with following her heart...or walking away.

ALL OF MY HEART by Sophie Jacobs, Book 1, A Harbor Falls Romance
Contemporary Romance. Happy-go-lucky Suzie Hart has a perfect life and a secret. All goes well in her small town world until that secret rides up to her doorstep on a badass Harley and tosses her not-so-perfect world into some kind of big, bad tumble.

Contemporary Romance. It's up to Reggie to save what's left of her family homestead and her proud Kentucky heritage. But when Parker shows up to collect his horses, all bets are off. Reggie's never been a gambler and Parker despises losing. But when Kentucky blueblood tangles with British blue blood, are they willing to take a gamble on love?

ANORA'S PRIDE by Kathleen Lawless
Western Historical romance. Anora King didn't plan to pretend she was married, but her new neighbors in Boulder Springs jumped to that conclusion. Jesse Quantrill is shocked to find himself lusting after a married woman. And wouldn't a romance between them be the town's biggest scandal ever?

Paranormal romance. A bird-shifter. A reclusive billionaire. A project that brings them together. A deadly curse that threatens to separate them forever.

Romantic Comedy. Mala didn't plan to crash land on Earth. She only wanted to sneak in for a few days and maybe find a man--a real one, but she encounters more than she bargained for with the town sheriff.

NIGHT KISS by Maddie James
Time Travel/Paranormal Romance. Claire Winslow vacations on an East Coast barrier island, content with her life and her potential future--until the illusion of a man walking the misty shore haunts her. Then one kiss--a beautiful, soulful, stolen kiss in the night--and her life changes forever.

Download your copy of Love, Forever free from any of these locations.