One More Page: A Fiction Sampler with Bonus Writing Advice from 17 Successful Novelists by Marilyn Brant

With the unbeatable combination of both compelling fiction and great insight on the writer’s journey, these award-winning and bestselling authors of the Girlfriends Book Club join together to bring you ONE MORE PAGE!

Enjoy 17 excerpts of outstanding fiction by authors Christa Allan (All They Want for Christmas), Judith Arnold (Changes), Marilyn Brant (The Road to You), Sylvie Fox (The Good Enough Husband), Jenny Gardiner (Something in the Heir), Maria Geraci (That Thing You Do), Tonya Kappes (Checkered Crime), Leslie Langtry (Merit Badge Murder), Leslie Lehr (Wife Goes On), Maggie Marr (One Night for Love), Ellen Meister (Dorothy Parker Drank Here), Ellyn Oaksmith (50 Acts of Kindness), Jess Riley (Mandatory Release), Saralee Rosenberg (Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead), Sara Rosett (Elusive), Wendy Tokunaga (His Wife and Daughters), and L.J. Wilson (Ruby Ink).

Also included in this book as a *special bonus* are 34 of the GBC’s most popular blog posts on the subject of writing craft and the writing life, which you won’t want to miss. So pick up this sampler, sit back, and get drawn into a wonderful world of unputdownable essays & stories!

Author: Marilyn Brant

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Love’s Healing Power (Second Chances Series #6) by Morris Fenris

In the final installment of the Second Chances series, we meet two people who have been hurt and are living with tremendous guilt. Former military man, Derek Evans, is afloat in a sea of doubt. Having just decided to end his military career, he finds himself living in Castle Peaks and out of sorts. No regimen to follow. No one giving him orders. Just him and his thoughts. When he meets Alaina Drake, sees how sad and scared she is, he can’t help but want to protect and fix things for her. He gets his opportunity when she over-reacts to a suggestion from Sara and completely melts down. Alaina Drake is hiding from her past. She thinks she can outrun her memories, but instead, they keep following her. When she’s presented with an offer to set a few things right, she shows her strength by stepping up and doing her best to see that her attacker never gets out of prison. But while she rids herself of the fear of being attacked again, she can’t get rid of the guilt she still feels. If not for her, little Emma would be a happy and healthy little girl. But that is not the case and it’s all Alaina’s fault.Derek comes to the rescue more than once, and as they develop a relationship with one another, they are each on their own personal journey to reconcile themselves with God. Discovering that God has a purpose for their lives and a path he wants them to follow isn’t always easy, but the reward for doing so is great. As they deal with their past, they must learn to take a chance on the future. Come along with your favorite characters from Castle Peaks and see how love and acceptance can heal even the most broken heart. Come discover the healing power of love.

Author: Morris Fenris

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Menage A Cowboy by Jenny Klaire

“If you are looking for a cowboy sandwich with lots of action, a bit of suspense, a few family issues and lots of hot, steamy $ex, make sure you read this! Wow!”When Grace offered to work at the animal clinic the summer between college and vet school, she did not expect her very first day to involve a sexy, shirtless cowboy, a misunderstanding of embarrassing proportions, or her arm shoulder-deep inside a birthing mare.Newly single and never one to jump in blindly with both feet, her summer kicks off to a very heated start when she finds herself leaping from the frying pan that is Adam, into the fire of his twin brother, Scott.Will the heat of this Texas summer melt her with desire or burn her to ashes when both billionaire, cowboy brothers set their sights on roping Grace in between them?Ménage A Cowboy is the first hot MFM stand-alone romance in the same shared world as Claimed By The Cowboys, Cowboys In January, Val-Entwined Cowboys and March Of The Cowboys. As is usual for this series, it’s all about one lucky woman finding her HEA between two sexy-as-sin cowboys, with no M/M, NO CLIFFHANGER and NO CHEATING.A Bonus Chapter of Claimed By The Cowboys is added to the end of this novel.

Author: Jenny Klaire

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Taking Flight: Departure by Donna Faye

Stella di Imbrogliado has always made the most of bad situations – but when her life takes a major detour and her loved-ones betray her, she reroutes her journey altogether. With nothing left to lose, she departs her old life by enlisting in the U.S. Air Force.In this bizarre new world where orders are shouted, showers are a social event, and sweat is the ultimate beauty aid, she taps her unimagined strength and begins to see that her worst day may have been the biggest blessing of her life.

Author: Donna Faye

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Las Vegas Crime: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller (Baxter and Holt Book 3) by Leslie Wolfe

“Simply love Leslie Wolfe! The Baxter-Holt series is one of the best in the genre! This was a great story that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Cannot wait until the next one, Las Vegas Crime, coming in November. Keep writing them, Leslie!” A GRIPPING SERIAL KILLER THRILLER Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the elite: Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re searching for a missing girl and the ruthless killers who snatched her. The girl: gone When a teenage girl is daringly kidnapped from her school, minutes after being dropped off, a frenzied search begins, involving the entire police force of a city that never sleeps. But for Detectives Baxter and Holt this isn’t a crime like any other; it is personal. The crimes: terrifying A bold and merciless serial killer preys on young girls and leaves them out to die in the cold and dreadful expanse of the Mojave Desert, unable to move, to scream, to fight for their lives. The choice: impossible Now Detective Holt is faced with an agonizing decision: he can sacrifice all that he holds dear or jeopardize the life of an innocent girl, his own flesh and blood. The man holding all the cards in this game of life and death isn’t willing to negotiate; he’s only willing to kill. In Las Vegas, few things end well.Two mavericks form an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with their lives, just not with their secret plans. If you’re a fan of James Patterson, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, and Robert Dugoni, you’ll be enthralled by this riveting, entertaining kidnapping thriller that will keep you reading until the break of dawn.Praise for Baxter and Holt Novels“Outstanding! A fantastic murder mystery, coupled with a brilliant portrayal of a complicated relationship between law enforcement partners.”“Masterfully written and loved the humor plus the tension between Holt and Baxter. Ready for the next one!””Excellent, Excellent book you will enjoy it. As a retired LEO trust me a great read, almost real!””Casino Girl, & Las Vegas Girl, are terrific! I can’t wait to read the third book, Las Vegas Crime”“Another great book by Leslie Wolfe. She’s one of the best. Right up there with James Patterson and Michael Connelly.”“A fantastic murder mystery… Her best work yet!”“Another enthralling and entertaining thriller written by an accomplished author who takes you on a twisted ride that can branch out in different directions at the drop of a hat.””Exceptional story line! Great characters! I loved this story and can’t wait for the next one!”What Readers and Reviewers Are Saying About Leslie Wolfe “Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller “Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews “Leslie Wolfe knows how to blend advanced technological data with powerfully written human behavior responses and the result is a novel that few will want to put down once the story begins.” — Grady Harp”Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it!” — KWNY Publicity

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Love’s Healing Power (Second Chances Series #6) by Morris Fenris

In the final installment of the Second Chances series, we meet two people who have been hurt and are living with tremendous guilt. Former military man, Derek Evans, is afloat in a sea of doubt. Having just decided to end his military career, he finds himself living in Castle Peaks and out of sorts. No regimen to follow. No one giving him orders. Just him and his thoughts. When he meets Alaina Drake, sees how sad and scared she is, he can’t help but want to protect and fix things for her. He gets his opportunity when she over-reacts to a suggestion from Sara and completely melts down. Alaina Drake is hiding from her past. She thinks she can outrun her memories, but instead, they keep following her. When she’s presented with an offer to set a few things right, she shows her strength by stepping up and doing her best to see that her attacker never gets out of prison. But while she rids herself of the fear of being attacked again, she can’t get rid of the guilt she still feels. If not for her, little Emma would be a happy and healthy little girl. But that is not the case and it’s all Alaina’s fault.Derek comes to the rescue more than once, and as they develop a relationship with one another, they are each on their own personal journey to reconcile themselves with God. Discovering that God has a purpose for their lives and a path he wants them to follow isn’t always easy, but the reward for doing so is great. As they deal with their past, they must learn to take a chance on the future. Come along with your favorite characters from Castle Peaks and see how love and acceptance can heal even the most broken heart. Come discover the healing power of love.

Author: Morris Fenris

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

A Hero to Keep (Hawkins Family Book 1) by Susan Gable

Sometimes you have to fight for what – for who – you love. Shannon Vanderhoff’s childhood taught her early on that nothing was hers to keep, not clothes, or toys, or even people. So she lives, loves, and lets go. She’s not looking for a hero.But with custody of her traumatized six-year-old nephew on the line, she needs help. Charming Greg Hawkins, a comic book artist and art therapist insists he can coax Ryan into speaking again, enabling the boy to reveal what he saw the night of his mother’s death at his father’s hands. And though Shannon’s skeptical of Greg’s methods, there’s no denying that he brings light and color to their lives.Greg, one of twelve siblings, knows anything worth having is worth fighting for. If anyone can prepare Shannon for the upcoming battle, it’s Greg and his family. But will she fight to keep him, too?A Hero to Keep is a contemporary family drama romance set near Lake Erie, featuring the Hawkins Family. Grab your copy today! With close to a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Susan Gable is known for her ability to weave realistic characters and powerful emotions, to make readers both laugh and cry.”Emotionally charged scenes and a terrific plot make this novel a must-read. Gable’s writing is clever, and the emotions she portrays are exceptionally realistic.” – 4.5 Stars, Top Pick Alexandra Kay – Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine***This book was originally published under the title A Kid to the Rescue.***

Author: Susan Gable

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

The Watson Girl: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

A GRIPPING SERIAL KILLER THRILLER An entire family is murdered and, by a quirk, a young girl is left unharmed. For fifteen years, she believed the killer had been caught, and he’s now on death row, awaiting execution. While trying to be content with her adoptive family, she’s living in relentless uncertainty and the fear of remembering what really happened that night when she was five years old. She’s The Watson Girl. A therapist has asked her to participate in regression session treatments to attempt to bring back those lost memories. The closer she gets to the truth, however, the less time she has to remain alive. Now, the real killer is going to silence her, before she can remember the details of that horrifying night, when she was an innocent witness. Laura Watson is young, she’s beautiful, and she’s a serial killer’s loose end. Join the smart, relentless, and short-fused FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett and her team in a heart-stopping search for the serial killer who has managed to stay hidden for many years. Explore the inner workings of the murderer’s mind, and find out what motivates such predatory, blood-lusting behavior, while following every twist and turn of an existence spent taking lives.Laura Watson’s family was murdered fifteen years ago. That was only the beginning. His beginning.If you’re the apple of his eye, you’re already dead.Special Agent Tess Winnett will hold nothing back to stop the killer before he takes another innocent life. She never fails, no matter what’s at stake. Even her own life. The best-selling author of Dawn Girl is back with another suspenseful, gripping thriller. If you’re a fan of David Baldacci and James Patterson, you will enjoy Leslie Wolfe. What Readers Say About Leslie Wolfe — “Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller — “Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews — “Leslie Wolfe knows how to blend advanced technological data with powerfully written human behavior responses and the result is a novel that few will want to put down once the story begins.” — Grady Harp– “Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it!” — KWNY Publicity Readers and Critics Talking About Leslie Wolfe Novels– “Leslie Wolfe is now very much on my list of MUST READ AUTHORS and I can’t wait for the next book to be released” — “Characters you really can bond with and want to read more about. Too real and plausible not to keep you reading far too long after bed time!” — “Now this was a real smoker, really kept it moving, very well written. Guess I better find out if my wife is talking to me.” — “Leslie Wolfe just gets better and better.” — “This story has one of the best plots I’ve read in a long time.” — “From the beginning to the last page her novel manages to keep reader’s attention, delivering intrigue, thrill and suspense.” — “An impressive amount of suspense throughout.” — “As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down! Full of suspense and keeps you at the edge of your seat. I loved it!” — “As a long-time fan of Tom Clancy’s early works and Dan Brown’s techno-thrillers, it makes me proud to see a woman stepping so confidently into this male-dominated arena. Well done, Leslie.”

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke’s Late Wife (Love’s Second Chance Book 1) by Bree Wolf

One night, they found themselves under some mistletoe.
Now, he owes her a kiss. And she is determined to claim it.

HIS HEART TORN in two, Graham Astor, Duke of Kensington, mourns his wife. As he distances himself from everything that reminds him of happier days lost forever, he comes to realize that there is one thing he cannot run from.

Graham needs a new wife, if only for the sake of his daughter.

DISILLUSIONED WITH LOVE, Rosabel only wishes to not remain a burden to her uncle’s family much longer. After seeing her parents’ love turn against them, Rosabel dreams of an independent life as a governess.

But then a stranger asks for her hand in marriage, and to her utter shock her uncle instantly agrees.

Will Rosabel find love after all? Or will the memory of Graham’s late wife keep him from finding happiness?

Sequels coming soon:
#2 Cursed & Cherished – The Duke’s Wilful Wife (February 22, 2016)
#3 Despised & Desired – The Marquess’ Passionate Wife (June 22, 2016)

Author: Bree Wolf

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Shameless (The Shameless Trilogy Book 1) by M. Malone

I am the thing that goes bump in the night. I am a liar, a protector…a killer… I am Noah Blake.There is only one light in my darkness, one bright ray in the storm of my life. Lucia DeMarco. And I’ll do anything for her. Anything except show her who I really am…an assassin. Well, former assassin. I don’t really do that anymore…usually. It would be easier if she didn’t call me names. Asshole, control freak … shameless. It would also be easier if she didn’t look at me with those trusting gray eyes. If I didn’t dream about the perfect curve of her — never mind all that. The point is she’s digging into my world, my secrets, and it’s going to get her killed.But first, we have another more immediate concern. Lucia is going on a date—With someone else…And I’m not allowed to kill this one. Noah’s Cliffhanger Warning: Ladies, I know you want to see the full package. But I have to tease you first. So I’m just going to open a few buttons so you can take a peek. And while you’re at it, hold onto your panties because I like it dirty. (The Shameless series unfolds over the course of three books)

Author: M. Malone

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews