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Books Make Great Gifts!

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Now's the time to do your shopping! Books make great gifts, whether paperback or e-book, your friends and family will love you for buying them a book. Books are the ultimate escape—a vacation without the expense and hassle of traveling. You don't need a passport or ticket to travel with a book. All you need is an imagination and the willingness to let the words transport you! As I do every year, I invite my author friends to post their book links in the comments section below. Please feel free to share this page with friends and fans. I invite readers to explore these pages, look for their favorite authors or discover new ones. When you buy books, you not only give a very special gift to someone you love, you give a gift to the author by acknowledging their efforts of building a story to share with you.
Give the gift that keeps giving. Buy Books!
Authors, use the comments section below to post buy links for your books. Please keep blurbs to a minimum, just the title, author and lin…

I Love Dialogue - We Are the Champions

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Asher Wilkinson works for an improv group called Cheesers Champions. They work at a club several nights a week. One night, he has the good fortune to meet Ruby. That same night, Asher has a confrontation with a woman in the group, Marissa. He used to date her, but broke it off when he found out how crazy she is. She still acts possessive and was jealous of Ruby. During their confrontation, she scratches him on the back, causing him some serious problems. Ruby, a doctor, helps Asher with his wound. A couple nights later, she's at the club to spend time with him.
"Full house tonight," Clay told Asher as he walked in. "Already? Show isn't for an hour, yet." "I know. Crazy. Apparently someone filmed the lip sync thing and put it up on You Tube. It's gotten a hundred thousand hits already." "No shit?" "They keep talking about the guy with the great ass. Hansel was sure they meant him." Clay winked. "In his dreams!" Asher lau…

I Love Dialogue! Ranger #2

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After their bizarre meeting, Quinn heads to the restaurant to meet Dmitri for their date.
Dressed in a creamy linen suit with a dark green shirt, Dmitri paced the sidewalk, waiting. He came over and helped me out of the car, taking both my hands in his. I was glad I'd chosen this particular dress because he looked at me with such hunger, I could only imagine how he'd have eyed me in something more revealing. "Thanks for meeting me. Normally I'd have come for you, but I had to go to the hospital." "You're not sick?" He chuckled. "No. I'm a doctor. I'm down here on a consultation. One of our residents is ill and needed a specialist." "Oh, I see." We walked into the restaurant and waited to be seated. "What kind of doctor are you?" I asked. It was kind of an oddly worded question, but the only way I could think to ask it. "Immunologist." I frowned. I understood the word, but not what he did. Grinning, he explained…

I Love Dialogue - Ranger

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I love dialogue and I love first meetings. This scene has both. Quinn Hamilton is a park ranger. She's new on the job and just learning her way around. At the end of the week, she's sent on her first solo call. Something's wrong down near parking lot 5, but no one tells her what.
Seeing nothing untoward when I got there, I walked to the stout metal pipe barring the way. It was locked in place and I realized I had no key. I stood there trying to figure out what to do when someone spoke. It was then I noticed I wasn't alone. A man about my age stood partially hidden in the bushes, shirtless. He was the best built man I'd ever seen up close. He had the physique of a male model. "Hi," he said, shuffling his feet shyly. "Hi. I'm. . . ." For a moment I forgot my own name. I've seen shirtless men before. This shouldn't have taken me so much by surprise, but I was shocked speechless. "Quinn—Hamilton. . . . Park Ranger. . . ." "I th…

I Love Dialogue! from A Novel Romance

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I shared a Sexy Without the Sex scene from this novel a few weeks ago. I love Lionel. He's a fun character. He's the epitome of the absent minded professor. Arista isn't quite sure what to make of him. When they first meet his behavior is quite erratic and confusing. As he's leaving after their interview, he invites her to dinner at the most exclusive Italian restaurant in town, Sarducci's. He doesn't need a reservation, he just walks right in. Arista isn't quite sure what to make of it all.
Lionel was in the lobby when she breezed into Sarducci's at 7:05. He wore the same suit as before. He smiled when he saw her, motioning to the hostess. "This is she," he said, pointing over the crowd to Arista. The hostess nodded, smiling as she grabbed menus. They followed her to a corner table, out of the traffic patterns, just off the main floor. They were near the windows that overlooked the river. The swirling currents wove around the water in an intrica…