Author Spotlights by Melody Dawn

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Day 5…let the fun begin!

Welcome to Day 5 of Maryann Jordan’s spotlight. While I know I’m reaching a small audience, I want to treat it like I’m one of the big bloggers…you never know, someone who has never read Maryann’s books might see this and one-click one of her books. And we all know what happens then…one click and they’re a new fan for life. That’s what happened for me.  If you like alphas with big hearts, hot sex, feisty ladies, and a ton of suspense…these are the books for you. 🙂

Having said that, I’m going to go right into today’s book…Vinny! Now, if you have read any of the Alvarez Security series, you know that there is a set of smoking twins…Gabe and Vincent Malloy. Sigh!

Unfortunately Gabe and Vinny not only like the ladies, but they might be the definition of manwhores.  Hit it and quit it is their motto…and that’s kind of the PG version lol. Still, they are good men and I just knew that when the right woman came along, they would be all in. Gabe was the first to fall for Jennifer and they are just about the cutest couple I’ve ever seen. I knew I had to wait, but just as I thought, when it came time for Vinny’s turn, Cupid must have launched his whole quiver of arrows because this boy went down fast and hard. Double sigh! 🙂

Who would have thought that a ex-special forces soldiers now security expert and a classic Celtic harpist would fall for each other, but they did, and it’s a beautiful story.

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One-click and follow a love story that stood up against disapproving management, a self-serving father, Vinny’s past, and watch how these two put it all aside to hold on to a love that seemed doomed from the beginning. Instead it flourished, healed, and filled up the lonely spaces each hid from the world.

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Blurb

Alvarez Security Agency

Former Special Forces brother-in-arms now working together to provide an elite security service in the southern city of Richland.

Vinny Malloy, dedicated to his brothers while working for Alvarez Security, loved life the way he loved his music…loud, hard, and fast. When his friends and twin brother settled down, he continued to be devoted to his easy weekend conquests…until his next mission and he discovered that opposites can attract.

Annalissa O’Brian, a shy harpist with the Richland Symphonic Orchestra was constantly being told where to perform, regardless of her desire to teach music. When her father hired Alvarez Security to escort her from a LA concert, she had no idea how liberating that decision would be…until she met Vinny.

When drugs are found hidden in her luggage, Vinny and Annalissa begin a cross-country escape, staying one step ahead of the drug dealers that are after her and falling for each other along the way. Vinny had to prove to himself that he was worthy of the innocent harpist while keeping her alive at the same time. His love gave her the strength to stand on her own. Her music gave him the healing peace that had been missing.

****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned – for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall instantly in love with strong female characters…again be warned!!*****

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He heard the notes of her harp and it filled up the empty spaces inside of him. Instead of the bad memories he equated with music, her playing healed him and from then on, music had a different meaning for him…it changed his life for the better

Hooked on Maryann’s books yet? There’s so much more to read!

Alvarez Security Series

Saints Protection and Investigation Series

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Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B017GGWGNE

Love’s Series

Fairfield Series

If you would like to contact Maryann, here are her links. You won’t meet a nicer person.

Maryann’s Links

Email ♦ WebsiteFacebook ♦ Twitter  ♦ Amazon Author Page

Thanks for indulging my Maryann Jordan fangirling…there’s more to come. The next book in the spotlight is from the Love’s series. You will love Matt from Love’s Tempting…he’s another one of my favorite MJ heroes. He’s been hurt and his new love, Lily, is just the one to fix his brokenness.

See you soon!

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Day 4 has arrived!

Before go ahead with the topic of Day 4, I would like to apologize to Maryann and to anyone following this spotlight. I was unable to get everything uploaded yesterday as I should have. Though there were reasons that I couldn’t control, I still want to offer my sincerest apologies.

With that being said, I want to plunge right into the book being focused on today. It is one of my very favorites of Maryann’s and it is from the Love’s series. It s Love’s Trusting and follows the love story of BJ (Bradley) and Suzanne (Suzie). If you read the Fairfield series, you will remember these two as teenagers. Though their love story begin during their teen years, there was a traumatic experience that sent Suzie running. But, fate wouldn’t let these two stay apart forever and years later, they came together again for one of the most beautiful love stories I’ve ever read. Not to mention that Bradley aka BJ is all grown up and the chemistry that was there when they were teens now sends them up in flames as adults. 😉

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This teaser has one of my most favorite quotes from the book. I don’t know about you, but if I heard those words from the mouth of the man that had been in love with me since I was a teenager, you couldn’t pay me to leave 🙂

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Blurb

When trust is broken by loss and grief, can it ever be repaired?
High school sweethearts and young lovers, Brad and Suzy had vowed to stay together forever. “I’ll always be here for you. Trust me,” Brad promised but loss separated the young lovers. Moving on with their lives, neither could fill the empty void nor forget their first love.
Suzanne McDonald had closed herself off to dating in spite of the best efforts of her friends to play matchmaker and threw herself into her job as a veterinarian technician.

Brad, now known as BJ to his friends, had focused on his career as a computer programmer for Alverez Security Agency.
When a mutual friend played matchmaker between BJ and Suzanne, the two were stunned to be reunited.
Her grief, still raw after all these years, had her running away once again. Brad knew he had let her leave years ago when he was a young man but now vowed to show her that they were still meant for each other. In spite of the walls she had built around her heart, Brad was determined to break them down and earn her love and trust once again.

When Suzanne stumbles across evidence of organized crime taking place in her neighborhood, she puts herself at risk trying to save others.
Can Brad rescue Suzy before she is silenced permanently? Can she trust in Brad’s love to save her?

Each book in this series is a stand-alone and can be read in any order. It is NOT a cliffhanger! It contains characters found in Love’s Taming and Love’s Temptiing. It may be enjoyed more after reading the other two books. It also contains characters found in the Fairfield’s Series (Emma’s Home).

***Due to language that some will consider crude and sexual scenes of an explicit nature, readers need to be 18+ ***

Can you ever forget your first love? Especially if he is the one you’re meant to be with forever? One-click Love’s Trusting and read how love really can conquer all…even those painful things you thought would tear you apart forever.

Looking for more of Maryann Jordan’s books?

Love’s Series

Alvarez Security Series

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Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B017GGWGNE

Fairfield Series

If you would like to contact Maryann, here are her links. I can say that she is one of the most accessible authors I’ve met and super sweet.

Maryann’s Links

Email ♦ WebsiteFacebook ♦ Twitter  ♦ Amazon Author Page

I will be extending the spotlight by one day to make up for not posting yesterday.

Tomorrow we will be back with the Alvarez Security crew. I’ll give you a hint: there’s two of them and they love the ladies…ok, so I’ve pretty much given it away, but still you don’t know which one of the twins it is. :

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Here we are at Day 3 of Maryann’s Author Spotlight

Have you ever read an author’s current work and wondered how it all begin? Fortunately for us, Maryann’s first series is available and as popular as ever. Her first books, called the Fairfield Series, were a huge hit with me because Maryann does “family” so well. While not all characters in this series are related, they are close enough friends that they seem like one big happy family…one you wish you could be apart of. And by the time you finish the book, you feel like you are.

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Today’s book that we are focusing on is called Carol’s Image. When it came time to read it, I thought, “What a unique name for a book,” but trust me it fits the book perfectly. Carol’s Image is a story whose characters will reach in and grab hold of your heart. It deals with body image issues…something most all women deal with. Add some oppressive parenting to it along with the implication that you have to be perfect to be loved and you will need some tissues while reading this book. Also, throw in a reformed manwhore with a huge heart of gold that tries to do everything he can to make the heroine see how beautiful she is, inside and out, and trust me, you’ve got a major ugly cry on the way. Believe me, it’s worth it :), the HEA will have you smiling for days!

Look for the quote from the teaser, “I hear your heartbeat. Angel, it beats for you.” It still gives me goosebumps when I read that line. It’s such an important part of the story. So, go and one-click Carol’s Image. Both Carol and Tom will have your heart the first time they say those words to each other. Ok, I’m stopping now because I can already feel the tears coming lol. 🙂

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Amazon link: http://amzn.com/B00LKMOEB8

Blurb

When Detective Tom Rivers first meets beautiful Carol Fletcher, he thinks he has been visited by an angel. The gentle ER nurse attending him after an accident, captivates him and when she slips away, he searches diligently to find her. A man used to getting what he wants, Tom works to earn Carol’s trust, knowing that she is the woman for him.

Carol, having grown up with her parent’s manipulations, is determined to make her own way and become her own person. She holds a secret and is cautious about giving in to the charms of any man, particularly the persuasive detective.

But once she gives him a chance, she finds acceptance as well as love in his arms.
When Carol becomes the object of a stalker’s infatuation, Tom vows to keep her safe. When the stalker’s intentions turns deadly, Tom is determined to stop at nothing to bring her back to safety.

Will Tom be able to rescue her before it is too late?

Will Carol finally see the beautiful image that everyone else see?

**DUE TO ADULT CONTENT, SEXUAL SCENES OF AN EXPLICIT NATURE, AND LANGUAGE THAT SOME MAY CONSIDER CRUDE, 18+ only, please.
**NO cliffhanger, HEA, inter-connected stand alone stories in the series**

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***Carol’s Image is no longer on Kindle Unlimited***

As always, if you need more of Maryann Jordan’s books, here are the links to find them…once you start reading them, it’s way hard to stop!

Fairfield Series

Love’s Series

Alvarez Security Series

Saints Protection and Investigation Series

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Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B017GGWGNE

Maryann’s Links

Email ♦ WebsiteFacebook ♦ Twitter  ♦ Amazon Author Page

Once again, thanks for checking out my author spotlight on Maryann Jordan. Tomorrow’s book will be one from Maryann’s Love’s Series. If you know me, I bet you already can figure out which one it will be 😉

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Welcome to Day 2 of Maryann’s Author Spotlight

Have a question you would like to ask Maryann? If so, leave a comment on my Facebook post or if you don’t like posting in public, then message me on my Facebook page and I will get them over to Maryann.

As an avid reader of Maryann Jordan’s books, I have a few favorites of my own. Today’s book is from the Alvarez Security Series and it is the boss man himself, Tony Alvarez. Tony and his lovely lady, Sherrie, initially met in BJ and Suzie’s book, Love’s Trusting and later in Gabe’s book. I was so thrilled when Tony got his own story because I knew their love story was finally beginning!

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Blurb

Alvarez Security Agency

Former Special Forces brother-in-arms now working together to provide an elite security service in the southern city of Richland.

Tony Alvarez, former Special Forces Captain, now owns his own security agency. Once destroyed by loss and grief, his business is his life. Working to keep others safe, he safeguards his heart as well. Until he met her.

Sherrie Mullins had been rescued by Tony a year earlier as part of a mission. But to her…he was the prince she had always wanted. A paralegal and CASA worker with a penchant for getting into trouble when helping others, she would need his rescuing more than once.

Tony had to prove to Sherrie that she was more than a mission to him to win the beautiful woman’s trust. Determined to not lose another love he calls upon his brothers, Alvarez Security, to save her when her investigations threaten her safety.

****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned – for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall instantly in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues…again be warned!!*****

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Buy links:

Free on Kindle Unlimited

Amazon link: http://amzn.com/B00Y228S2O

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Want to read more of Maryann’s books, there are plenty of great ones to choose from!

Alvarez Security Series

Love’s Series

Fairfield Series

Saints Protection and Investigation Series

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Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B017GGWGNE

Maryann’s Links

Email ♦ WebsiteFacebook ♦ Twitter  ♦ Amazon Author Page

Thanks again for checking out my author spotlight on Maryann Jordan. Tomorrow’s book will be one from Maryann’s first series: The Fairfield Series.

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1 Week Author Spotlight-12/4-12/11/2015

Welcome to the 1 week spotlight for Amazon best-selling author, Maryann Jordan. Each day, there will be a focus on one of her fabulous books. If you like alpha men with a heart of gold and ladies with spunk, you’ve come to the right place!

Let’ s find out a little bit about the lady behind the books…

About the Author

maryann jordanAs an Amazon Best Selling Author, I have always been an avid reader. I joke that I “cut my romance teeth” on the old bodice ripper romance books. In 2013 I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma’s Home was created.

My first novel, Emma’s Home became an Amazon Best Seller in 3 categories within the first month of publishing. Its success was followed by the rest of the Fairfield Series and then led into the Love’s Series.  From there I have continued with the romantic suspense Alvarez Security Series.

My books are filled with sweet romance and hot sex; mystery, suspense, real life characters and situations. My heroes are alphas, take charge men who love the strong, independent women they fall in love with.

I worked as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years.  I recently retired and now can spend more time devoted to my writing.

I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 33 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters.

When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap!

Want to keep in touch with Maryann

“I love to hear from readers, so please email me!”…Maryann Jordan

Email ♦ WebsiteFacebook ♦ Twitter  ♦ Amazon Author Page

Now that we’ve learned about Maryann, let’s move on to her work.

Maryann’s books are about alpha males and the strong, independent women they fall in love with.  One of the most important themes in her books are men learning how to let a woman be herself while still being protected by their man.  And at the same time, women learning that sometimes giving a little control over to their alpha is a good thing! All of Maryann’s books have great secondary characters (who usually get their own book!).  To sum up a Maryann Jordan book: Hot sex.  Mystery.  Suspense. Love. You can’t get much better than that!

All books are stand-alone, each with their own HEA!!  And can be read in any order!

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Serial Love: Saints Protection & Investigation

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Free on Kindle Unlimited

Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B017GGWGNE

Jack Bryant left the Special Forces to begin his private investigation business. Pulling together like-minded men from the CIA, FBI, ATF, DEA, Border Patrol, SEALs, and police, they were devoted to the missions that no one else wanted or could solve.

When the Campus Killer strikes again, Jack’s team is tasked by the Governor to find the killer, using whatever means they can. While following the trail of the serial killer, he becomes entangled in the life of the beautiful woman living next to his property.

Bethany Bridwell moved in with her grandmother to take over running Mountville Cabin Rentals. She had no time for the handsome, mysterious man living next door who continued to intrude into her life…and her thoughts.

Jack battled his growing feelings for Bethany, worried his life would not allow for the white-picket-fence world she deserved. But he was unable to stay away.

When the trail of the Campus Killer strikes close to home, can Jack protect Bethany long enough to give her what she needs?

****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned – for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall instantly in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues…again be warned!!*****

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“Their eyes held, but he stayed perfectly still. She realized he was giving her the choice. The chance to say yes or no. She chose yes. Yes, to a very uncertain thing, but after all…that’s what a chance is.”

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Other Maryann Jordan books

    Alvarez Security Series

Love’s Series

Fairfield Series

That’s all for today.  Tomorrow we will be focusing on a book from the Alvarez Security series. I’m not saying which one…you will have to come back tomorrow 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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