Friday, December 30, 2016



by A.G. Reid, Barb DeLong, Jill Jaynes, Shauna Roberts, Janna Roznos, Kathleen Rowland

GENRE: sweet contemporary romance


Mr. Valentine Comes to Town by A.G. Reid:  A mysterious vacationer—and supernatural entity—Mr. Valentine is matchmaking despite strict instructions from the goddess Venus to leave the people of Moonlight Cove alone.

Maggie’s Mystery Man by Barb DeLong: Who is the reclusive visitor that has rented the entire Bed and Breakfast in the historic Moonlight Cove Lighthouse and who only appears in public in a bad disguise complete with a ridiculous fake wig? Maggie might find the big story that will save her small town paper. Or she might find much more.

Once Upon a Love Letter by Jill Jaynes:  Chloe Reiser sees dead people, and now that she’s back in Moonlight Cove to make a fresh start, she’s done keeping it a secret. But how is she going to tell her more-skeptical-than-ever high school crush that his dead father has an important message for him?

Surprise Deliveries by Shauna Roberts:  Serious, sensible Mr. Hamasaki left for a trip and never came back. His daughter and an artist must team up to find him.

Second Time Around by Janna Roznos:  A woman with her business on the brink may find more than she bargained for in the old Victorian house left to her by her dead sister.

Lily’s Pad by Kathleen Rowland:  Lily Holmes knows enough tricks to attract celebrities to her beachside bistro, Lily’s Pad. She knows the rules but breaks one when she falls in love with her valued client, reality T.V. star Scarlett Royale’s man, Creed Taylor.

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from Maggie’s Mystery Man by Barb DeLong:
The investigative reporter in Maggie flared to life. She wanted to know the 5 Ws of Mystery Man. Who was he really? What was he doing here? Where was he from? When was he leaving? Why was he so, well, mysterious?

AUTHOR Bios and Links:

Jill Jaynes began her love affair with romance when she was a teenager growing up in Southern California, spending many a late-night under the covers with a flashlight and good romance novel.  Today she writes stories with happy endings her own way--with a dash of magic that means anything can happen. When she’s not writing, you can find her wine-tasting or hiking with her awesome husband, plotting her next story with her writer-daughter or working at her day job in her spare time.

Shauna Roberts writes historical fiction, science fiction, romance, and fantasy and is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. Her publications include more than a thousand nonfiction articles, three nonfiction books, several short stories, two novelettes, and three novels (Like Mayflies in a Stream, historical fiction, 2009; Claimed by the Enemy, historical fiction with romantic elements, 2014; and Ice Magic, Fire Magic, fantasy with romantic elements, 2015).

A.G. Reid developed a love for romance novels while serving in the military. It helped keep him grounded. He now writes romantic stories with a paranormal twist. Enjoy his short story Mr. Valentine Comes to Town in the romance anthology, Secrets Of Moonlight Cove.

Barb DeLong loves all things romance, animals and light-hearted, so she combines the three into her contemporary and paranormal stories. She has published a short story in Romancing the Pages anthology, Secrets of Moonlight Cove anthology, and is currently working on another short story plus a three-book paranormal romance series.

Janna Roznos writes about the middle-ages: middle-aged women that is! Second chances, life changes and starting over are themes she continues to explore in her writing. Her short story, Second Time Around for Secrets of Moonlight Cove is her first published work.

Kathleen Rowland is devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes suspense with a sizzling love story sure to melt their hearts.  Some are sweet: Lily’s Pad within the Secrets of Moonlight Cove anthology, but a sizzling hot example is Deadly Alliance from Tirgearr Publishing. 


These six stories are a clever cross-section of the romance genre. Although some stories captured my interest more than others, I enjoyed each of them. My favorite was Lily’s Pad, but Maggie’s Mystery Man was a close second, possibly because I used to work for a newspaper. In fact, I believe readers will enjoy this anthology no matter what their usual choice of romance.
Once Upon a Love Letter and Second Time Around are charming stories. I was not as big a fan of Mr. Valentine Comes To Town, but that is a personal choice and not because there was anything wrong with the story that opens and closes the anthology. Surprise Deliveries told me a little more detail than I wanted to know about jewelry making, but the story was good. All in all, I give the anthology 5 stars. The anthology left me wishing I could travel to Moonlight Cove for my own vacation.


A $10 Amazon/BN gift card will be given to one commenter this weekend.


Mary Preston said...

This looks like such a fabulous anthology.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting!

Melinda Campbell said...

I love a good mystery and some of these stories sound awesome! Especially Once Upoin a Love Letter. I will have to check it out. Thanks so much for hosting!

Martha Lawson said...

Sounds like a good mix!!

diannekc said...

I love reading anthologies and I really like the descriptions of the books included in the set. Thanks for the chance. Happy New Year!

Bernie Wallace said...

Congrats on the book tour. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Unknown said...

would love!

michie2003 said...

Thank you for the chance.

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Kathleen Rowland said...

Thank you, Caroline Clemmons, for the time you took to spotlight our anthology and also read and review Secrets of Moonlight Cove. We appreciate your generous spirit-- you are even offering a gift card to your visitors. Of course I'm not in the running but am following you on twitter and also your fabulous blog. Thanks again, Caroline.

Unknown said...

Looks interesting - I love Mysteries

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