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About Gemma Juliana
Gemma Juliana loves writing, crafting worlds, plotting intrigues, and putting her characters through the wringer.
For many years she scribbled notes and started stories, but they always ended up on the back burner while 'life happened.' One day some characters she had created confronted her and demanded that she breathe life into them so they could finally tell their stories.
Thus, several novellas were launched in 2013, and more magnetic heroes and sizzling heroines in a variety of genres are added as they share their stories with Gemma.
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Cooking often takes up a huge chunk of time. In We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you’ll find easy, nutritious recipes for meat, poultry, pasta, soup, stew, chili, and vegetarian meals. All of the recipes require a minimum of prep time, freeing you up to read, exercise, garden, craft, write, spend more time with family, or whatever.
Within the pages of We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you’ll be introduced to authors who write a wide range of fiction—everything from mystery to romance to speculative fiction to books for children, young adults, and new adults—and some who write nonfiction. Some of the authors write sweet; others write steamy. Some write cozy; others write tense thrillers.
Some are debut authors with only one published book; others are multi-published and have had long publishing careers. Some are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors who may or may not be familiar to you, but being a bestselling author doesn’t mean they still don’t have to juggle their day job along with their writing.
The authors who contributed to this book are a rather creative and resourceful bunch when it comes to carving out time from their busy lives. So in addition to timesaving recipes, within the pages of this book you’ll find timesaving and organizational tips for other aspects of your life. And if you happen to be a writer, you’ll also find a plethora of great ideas to help you organize your writing life.
Authors who contributed to this book include: Lisa Alber, Reggi Allder, Judy Alter, Krista Ames, Rose Anderson, Cori Lynn Arnold, Judy Baker, Beverley Bateman, Donnell Ann Bell, Paula Gail Benson, Kris Bock, Maureen Bonatch, Ava Bradley, Susan Breen, Lida Bushloper, Michelle Markey Butler, Ashlyn Chase, Judy Copek, Maya Corrigan, Mariposa Cruz, Melinda Curtis, Lesley A. Diehl, Conda V. Douglas, Nancy Eady, Helena Fairfax, Jennifer Faye, Flo Fitzpatrick, Kit Frazier, Shelley Freydont, Mariana Gabrielle, Rosie Genova, Marni Graff, Joanne Guidoccio, Margaret S. Hamilton, L.C. Hayden, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Heather Hiestand, R.Franklin James, Kathryn Jane, M.M. Jaye, Elizabeth John, Stacy Juba, Gemma Juliana, Carol Goodman Kaufman, Melissa Keir, Kay Kendall, A.R. Kennedy, Lynn Kinnaman, Marie Laval, B.V. Lawson, Claudia Lefeve, Alice Loweecey, Cynthia Luhrs, Sandra Masters, Lisa Q. Mathews, J.M. Maurer, Sandra McGregor, Kathy McIntosh, Claire A. Murray, Ann Myers, Tara Neale, Stacey Joy Netzel, Jayne Ormerod, Alice Orr, Laurel Peterson, Irene Peterson, Pepper Phillips, Caridad Pineiro, Kathryn Quick, Renée Reynolds, Josie Riviera, Elizabeth Rose, C.A. Rowland, Cindy Sample, Sharleen Scott, Terry Shames, Susan C. Shea, Judy Penz Sheluk, Joanna Campbell Slan, Karen Rose Smith, Lynette Sofras, Kaye Spencer, Skye Taylor, Lourdes Venard, Lea Wait, Regan Walker, Lois Winston, and Aubrey Wynne.
Morgana has a secret of her own. She’s on a quest to find the father she never knew. Her only clue to his whereabouts led her to this bleak property on an isolated windswept Irish peninsula, where myths, legends and goddesses still seem to live and breathe.
Morgana’s ability to communicate with the dead soon puts her in danger as she learns there have been several suspicious deaths and disappearances in recent years. Threats against her own life force her to decide how to navigate an ever darker reality.
Dermott Blackthorn’s ancestral line has been cursed for nine generations, and he is the last one. His death is imminent if things unfold as they have for the previous eight Blackthorns.
Morgana is attracted to Blackthorn’s mysterious and moody house guest, Ronan McIver. He is both protective and dismissive of her, sending mixed signals. What is he doing at Blackthorn Manor?
As the danger surrounding Morgana intensifies, the setting is ripe for the perfect storm. She must rely on someone, but who can she trust?
Rick Green’s career as an FBI agent is on hold while he heals from an unexpected stay in a palace dungeon. For two years he tracked an international sex slave trafficking ring until it led him to the kingpin. When Sheikh Adnan of Zahiria rescues him from Sheikh Mahjub of Burindi, an alluring woman by the name of Sula captivates his heart. But nobody seems to know who she is. Can he trust her or is she there to spy on him, or even kill him?
Princess Yasmine of Zahiria is a lonely young widow who has lived a somber and sad life. When the wounded American stranger is delivered to her palace, she is fascinated by him. Not wanting him to know she is a royal princess, she tells him her name is Sula and allows him to think she is simply a dancing harem girl.
After her husband was assassinated, Yasmine vowed never to love a man with a dangerous career again. Once he learns the object of his desire is a princess, Rick believes he has nothing to offer a woman who has it all. Can these two lovers find a compromise that works for them both?
Danger arises when an assumed ally turns out to be intent on sabotaging peace, hijacking a kingdom to make it his own, and reestablishing the sex slave business.
All is not as it seems, and truths shift as fast as the desert sands. Soon the man who thought himself a commoner has a kingdom to rule. Will the woman he wants be able to set aside her fears to become his Queen? The mysterious amulet reappears, and with it a warning that echoes through time. Will the House of Zahiria and the House of Burindi ever find peace?
Lorcan the leprechaun prince has been under an ugly spell for centuries. Every year, he gets to choose a village girl to kiss, and it brings prosperity and well being to the village. This year Aine Byrne is the lucky one – not!
Aine freaks out and tries to find a way out. She has a crush on another guy, and he’s downright ugly… but her village is counting on her.
The secret reason for the annual kissing ritual is so Lorcan can search for his soul mate. Only her kiss can break the curse. What are the chances he’ll find his true love when she must have a blend of human, fairy and mermaid blood pulsing in her veins? Worse yet, somebody wants to make sure he doesn’t find her.
This story is an adventure filled with fantasy, shapeshifting, witches, wizards and all sorts of magic. It’s a fun, lighthearted read for all ages.
(22,300 words – short novel length)
When a heartless sheikh takes Olympia Green as collateral against her brother’s gambling debt, she is whisked away and locked up in the women’s quarters of a desert fortress. Being a sex toy in a wealthy sheikh’s pleasure chest does not suit her. When she learns of a plot to assassinate a neighboring sheikh, she decides to take a gamble of her own and escapes from her prison in order to warn him.
When an unknown foreign woman shows up in his palace in the middle of the night, Sheikh Adnan of Zahiria distrusts her motives. Once he learns she was kidnapped and has risked her life in order to save his, he will stop at nothing to keep her by his side.
The stakes are already high. When Adnan discovers that the neighboring kingdoms are involved in illegal business dealings that will shake the region, he sets about bringing them to justice.
So far, the famous amulet has protected Zahiria. Will it continue to do so?
Fiercely independent, Olympia wants to find her missing brother and get out of the region as fast as possible. Can Sheikh Adnan tame her enough to make her his wife?
Oonagh, a powerful witch, crafts an amulet for her daughter Zoe’s wedding to the Crown Prince of Zahiria. The amulet will protect her husband’s kingdom. But Zoe is a petulant, selfish girl who ignores her mother and despises her husband. She becomes queen and gives birth to a royal son, as her mother predicted. Then she falls in love with a stranger who desires a kingdom of his own and flees with him, leaving husband, son and amulet behind. Her new husband creates the kingdom of Burindi, and becomes consumed by his obsession to possess the amulet he believes is rightfully his.
A sacrifice was made and a high price was paid in the crafting of the elusive amulet. A terrible wrong must be made right again before peace can settle in the region. Until then, the kingdoms of the Golden Triangle continue to suffer a series of betrayals, intrigues and wars.
Jumping ahead several generations, we glimpse Sheikh Jacobo of Zahiria, who is still plagued by the desire to bring peace to his kingdom. When Princess Safir of Burindi steals his most precious treasures, and threatens the very core of his kingdom’s existence, will a new war be unavoidable?
Khazan rarely leaves the Irish castle that belonged to his lovely young wife. He lives all year for the one special night, when he is reunited with his soul mate. When she shows up this time as a flesh and blood woman again, he is overjoyed. Until he learns the price she paid in return for this gift.
All Anna wants is for Khazan to leave with her when she goes this time, so they will never be parted again. Is he willing to give up everything to be with her for all eternity?