Beautiful photos! Bel’s a great guide! 👍😊
I love castles. Knapp’s Castle, unfortunately, was destroyed in a forest fire during the 1940s and all that’s left of it are sandstone ruins, fireplace pillars and some of the wall structures. This private property in Santa Barbara, California has a panoramic view of Lake Cachuma and Santa Ynez Valley. The owner is generous enough to open it to the public. The road to get there is paved but quite narrow and filled with twists and turns.
via A Walk in the Ruins of Knapp’s Castle
This is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog-hop, designed to help encourage authors and foster discussions about writing topics across the internet and the world. This month’s question is “When your writing life is a bit cloudy or full of rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?”
via What Helps You Keep Writing?
African Emeralds (Precious Stones Book 2)
by Ja’Nese Dixon
Genre: Literature & Suspense/Mystery & Thriller/African-American/Crime
99¢ at time of posting – KINDLE COUNTDOWN!
Talib Kamwi travels the world securing distributors for his South African diamond mine. He has amassed a fortune as the leader of the Imperial Dynasty, a rebel group suspected of mining conflict diamonds.
After a near death experience, he considers leaving the group and retiring. That is until he receives a coveted invitation to join The Concave—a secret society of international crime leaders, which extends finances and resources to its members.
Talib journeys to America prepared to secure the vacant seat but learns he is not the only candidate. Michael Damon, a bishop of a megachurch, is eager to shift his brand into overdrive and refuses to give Talib the seat without a fight.
Two men, one seat.
Talib plans to woo The Concave members. But when he refuses to conspire in their plot to systematize sex trafficking he places a loved one in danger.
All bets are off. And Talib must abandon his expensive suit and tie, and don the deadly tactics that made him legendary…to save her.
Ghost Coach (Grifter’s Daughter Book 2)
by Duane Lindsay
Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Crime Fiction/General Humor
99¢ at time of posting!
The GHOST COACH – as real as you think it is
Imagine an old automobile, a car worth millions, lost and forgotten in NY.
Legendary con man Leroy Logan doesn’t have to imagine—he created the story himself, decades ago. Now he’s ready to cash in.
With Dani Silver, the grifter’s daughter, Leroy’s got a plan to skim millions. It’s a sure thing…until the homicidal loan shark horns in…and the crooked attorney who sees a way to take it all away.
Can Dani and her crew of misfits pull off the con of the century? Doesn’t seem likely, does it?
A Thin Line
by DL White
Genre: Literature & Fiction/African-American/Romance
2.99 at time posting!
Lovers to Enemies… to Lovers?
After an emotional breakup way too far in the past, Preston Reid and Angie Campbell would happily never see or speak to each other again. But that’ll never happen as long they’re constantly arguing opposite sides of the same cases in court. And as long as their best friends are dating.
And now getting married.
The kicker? Their friends want Angie and Preston to plan their destination wedding. As Best Man and Maid of Honor, the two are forced to carry out all of the tasks of putting on a joyous, romantic, happy occasion… and not kill each other in the process.
But Angie and Preston are wise to this game. They see it as a ploy to rekindle a long dead romance and push them back together.
And as much as they don’t want it to work…it just might.
There’s a thin line between enemy and ally, love and hate.
Silent Sins (Lotus House Book #5)
by Audrey Carlan
#1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author
Releases 3rd April
My name is Honor, but I have none to speak of. I’m a high-society princess on the verge of ending it all. I have nothing to show for my life, though my bank account would say otherwise. Money and status has controlled every ounce of my world and I want no part of it. It’s what took away the most important person in my life. He’s gone and I’m alone, and no one is here to save me. Pain is the only pleasure I can feel anymore.To find a healthier avenue to deal with my grief, I turned to Lotus House Yoga for salvation—and found it in the tall, dark, and brutally attractive Nicholas Salerno. He’s everything I’m not. Lives every day to the fullest, loves his family, and goes after what he wants with a thrust that’s unmatched. I can’t help but be swept up in his beauty as he attempts to show me the light and reawaken my desires. Except Nick doesn’t know what I’ve hidden, and I’m afraid he’ll despise what he finds…when my sins are no longer silent
Meet The Author
Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times and International bestselling author. Her titles have appeared on USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Audrey writes wicked hot love stories that have been translated in over thirty different languages across the globe. She is best known for the world-wide bestselling series Calendar Girl and Trinity.
She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters,” or with her nose stuck in a steamy romance novel.
The Names of Dead Girls (Canaan Crime Novels)
by Eric Rickstad
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Crime/Murder
99¢ at time of posting!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Eric Rickstad delivers another Canaan Crime novel and features once again detectives Frank Rath and Sonja Test as they track a depraved killer through rural Vermont.
Every murder tells a story. Some stories never end . . .
In a remote northern Vermont town, college student Rachel Rath is being watched. She can feel the stranger’s eyes on her, relentless and possessive. And she’s sure the man watching her is the same man who killed her mother and father years ago: Ned Preacher, a serial rapist and murderer who gamed the system to get a light sentence. Now, he’s free.
Detective Frank Rath adopted Rachel, his niece, after the shocking murder of her parents when she was a baby. Ever since, Rath’s tried to protect her from the true story of her parents’ deaths. But now Preacher is calling Rath to torment him. He’s threatening Rachel and plotting cruelties for her, of the flesh and of the mind. When other girls are found brutally murdered, and a woman goes missing, Rath and Detective Sonja Test must untangle the threads that tie these new crimes and some long-ago nightmares together. Soon they will learn that the truth is more perverse than anyone could guess, rife with secrets, cruel desires, and warped, deadly loyalty.
Mesmerizing, startling, and intricately plotted, The Names of Dead Girls builds relentlessly on its spellbinding premise, luring readers into its dark and macabre mystery, right to its shocking end.
Stone Guard: Gargoyle Shifter Paranormal Romance (Warriors of Stone Book 2)
by Emma Alisyn
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Demons & Devils/Witches & Wizards
2.99 at time of posting!
A single mom becomes a fighter to survive her lover’s war-like world. A royal warrior sworn to protect the gargoyle Prince wavers in his duty when the woman he loves is threatened.
If he can’t protect them both, one of them may die—the choice between love or duty may cause him to lose everything.
Sir Nikolau has been watching Bea for weeks. Only his declaration to claim her as his mate has put her in danger, and now she’s come to the attention of the enemies who threaten the gargoyle court. They can use Bea as a pawn, and Niko won’t let that happen.
She’ll have to accept his protection, his presence in her home, even if she doesn’t like it. But he plans to ensure she does, and that he wins the fight to claim the right to be her husband.
Bea has never battled anything scarier than a spreadsheet full of formulas.
Suddenly entangled in the gargoyle court, she must learn to be a warrior in order to protect herself, her daughter, and to be a worthy mate for the man she’s coming to love.
But will the danger to her life be too much for their fragile new relationship to handle?
If you love stern, broody alpha males with wings, who fight hard and love even harder, you’ll enjoy Stone Guard. Book 2 in the Warriors of Stone series, it is a steamy paranormal shifter romance with a HEA. Read now because this is a world and a fiercely real romance with a strong, curvy woman you don’t want to miss. You’ll be instantly immersed in futuristic tech, shifter magic and heady passion.