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About Teri McGill
Teri McGill grew up in Queens, New York, USA and moved to warm and sunny Los Angeles in 1994, immediately following the Northridge earthquake. She taught Mathematics and American Sign Language to deaf high school students for thirty years, which explains some of the recurring themes in her stories. When she is not at the computer, either writing or beta reading/proofreading, she enjoys working out, golf, mosaics, Math tutoring, dancing, and watching sports.
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Follow Her Heart – Teri McGill
Since his wife’s tragic death in a car accident two years ago on Valentine’s Day, Bryant Ripley has lived with unbearable guilt. The additional damage to his already impaired hearing was inconsequential compared to the dark secret he has kept hidden. Will the truth destroy his second chance at happiness? Gina D’Amato, born with a congenital heart defect, has been to hell and back more than once. Can her already broken heart survive falling in love?
Love on the Menu – Libby Kay
Jackson is devoted to his restaurant, but his MS flare-ups prove he needs help planning the perfect Valentine’s menu. Elsie is hungry to show her hometown, and a certain chef, what she can do. Their love of food brings them together, but the kitchen isn’t the only place heating up.
Defending the Drag Queen – Jen FitzGerald
Elijah Turner's life revolved around diabetes and hockey, in that order. Mark Roncalli, mild mannered CPA during the week and drag queen on the weekends, keeps his two personas separate. When their two worlds meet — Elijah being the celebrity judge at the drag queen pageant Mark enters, both their lives take a turn for the better.
Take a Chance – Sage MacGowan
Skye Usry is a spitfire who doesn’t let cerebral palsy get in her way. She also recognizes a good man when she sees one. The problem is, Jason Stout is down on love; women seem to want him just for his money. Just as Jason and Skye's friendship is growing, a "secret" of his is revealed. Will she accept his attempts at reconciliation?
Cup of Joe – Karen Chesley
Carly is surrounded by love and support to rein in her impulses while working at Lovi’s diner. Joe moved to Valentine, Nebraska to isolate himself and protect others from his ever-changing moods. That is until the adorable waitress crashes into his life. Will Carly’s impulsivity succeed against Joe’s emotional walls? Or will Joe shut her out and reject the help he so desperately needs to let love in?
A Long Line – Amarantha Reid
Bretta finds herself in pain, from both lupus and a divorce. Life is definitely changing, but she never expected the turn it would take to lead her to Gus. Will Cupid's arrow have true aim, and bring them together on Valentine's Day?
Look at Me – Joelle Casteel
During their second date on Valentine's Day, Eve explains to Michael about the text-to-speech device she uses as a non-speaking Autistic person. They enjoy a wonderful evening together: dinner, exploring a bookstore, and watching TV at her home. Through it all, he learns to look at her face and support her way of speaking.
Hidden Assets – B.D. Anderson
Jazz Valentine is a beautiful woman with a secret. She was born without any body hair. Jazz didn't think that there was a man out there who would accept her condition until she met Derrick Carrington, a man with a secret of his own. He was born with only a few permanent teeth. Like Jazz, he felt that he may not ever find "the one," until that fateful day when he saved her from a runaway bike messenger. Jazz lost her wig and he lost his heart.
Footprints on My Heart – Julie Rowe
Gemma Foster had the perfect life until a horrific crash took her husband and her hearing. Every day is a struggle but she finds strength, love and support from her guide dog and maybe…possibly…hopefully from her dog’s trainer. Hank wants more than friendship but he’s afraid to make a move and Gemma needs to know why.
Emergency Love – Dianne Drake
Doctor Anna Quinn has been running for years, trying to keep her daughter safe as well as provide a good life for the two of them. Finally, she’s found the place where she feels safe, and settles in with Evie to begin their new life. But a familiar face in the hospital causes her to want to run, again.
The Deep End – Teri McGill
Harper and Brady briefly met as teens fifteen years ago. She was drowning, he gave her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and she never forgot that first kiss…even though she was unconscious for most of it. Now Harper’s a single mother of deaf twins and Brady hides behind scars, both visible and invisible, in addition to PTSD. Fate steps in when they are reunited at a camp for special-needs kids. Will their shared vision for the camp’s future include a happy forever after of their own?
Jeopardy – Lucy Marker
Trish is happy to bond with Charlie over comedies and cartoons but fears the vulnerability and intimacy of romance. He challenges her to recognize true beauty runs deeper than the appearance and limitations of her arthritic, mature body.
Rip Current – Susan Sheehey
The rip current of love is dangerous and unyielding, but it might be the only rescue for two adrift hearts. Even for an imperfect lifeguard who struggles with trust, and a psychologist, masking years of grief. Will embracing their flaws and accepting love save them from the tumultuous waters of life?
Snooze You Lose, Baby – Karen Chesley
Snooze You Lose, Baby, and you might miss the chance of a lifetime to find the one love destined to hit you like a rocket. Lucas was unprepared for such a moment, as was Sela. Together they fight their way to bliss and avoid the kiss of death…or do they?
Lakeside Kisses – CJ Matlyn
A shy businesswoman struggling with social anxiety connects with a hot guy who’s a communication guru and brings new meaning to the concept of opposites attracting. Both think mixing business with pleasure is a no-no. Or is it?
Second Chance Summer – Libby Kay
Maggie and Elliot were made for each other. Can they overcome their past and find a way back together? Elliot knows he can be the man Maggie deserves, but she’s been shaken by her MS diagnosis. Can she trust Elliot, and her own body, again? Follow the pair as they search for their happily ever after.
Guiding Light – Dal Cecil Runo
Hurley Morgan, a blind Folk-Metal musician, travels with the band to Iceland for a very special gig inside a lighthouse. There, a landscape photographer prepares a photo exhibit. An invisible force pulls these two strangers closer, reviving unexpected memories from their pasts.
No Protocols for Love – Jen FitzGerald
Tyson Collier swore he'd never go back in the closet. Hockey player Semyon "Semka" Novikoff can't ever come out of it. They embark on a secret relationship with an expiration date. When they part ways, both miss the other, but they can never be. At least that's what they tell themselves.
Between the Pages – Joelle Casteel
Joon and Adam enjoy their trip to the library.
What is life like when you don’t seem to fit in anywhere? A deaf boy and a homeless girl forge an unusual friendship, learning that acceptance and ultimately love truly conquers all.
Dylan: High school is supposed to be an adventurous four years of exploring the joys of youth and unlimited learning opportunities, right? What a crock! The gifted program is challenging enough without being the only deaf student on campus. I was content with my under-the-radar, nearly invisible existence until a beautiful, blue-eyed freshman sat next to me in Algebra. I had always preferred my loner status until she forced me to see what else life had to offer.
Nikki: I have kept my embarrassing secret for as long as I can remember. Dylan was the only person I ever shared it with, and to my surprise he never judged me. Instead, he was determined to save me even though unforeseen threats lurked around every corner.
(100% of the royalties from this eBook will be donated to A Million Drops, which is a Los Angeles, California based non-profit organization making a difference in the lives of homeless, at-risk youth, and young adults.)
Tyler D’Angelo, bad-boy biker and self-proclaimed man-whore, equates love with weakness. For decades, he has kept his heart on lockdown, but meeting Robbi turns his solitary life inside out as they are inexplicably drawn to each other. Can love be strong enough to overcome a lifetime of fear?
Note: There is a cliffhanger involving secondary characters, which does not affect the romance. The mystery is eventually resolved in Book 2, with the assistance of several new characters.
(This story features two deaf and hard-of-hearing characters. The story also involves information related to deafness, deaf education, and American Sign Language.)
There are some people in our world who believe the power of love can transcend death. What kind of miracle would it take to convince us all?
(This story features several deaf and hard-of-hearing characters. The story also involves information related to deafness, deaf education, and American Sign Language.)
Emery Lawson’s one and only goal is to uncover the truth surrounding a tragic accident that took her cousin’s life. She embarks on a journey to find the one person who could be responsible, with unexpected, life-altering results.When your soulmate — the love of your life — is lost, what are the chances of ever finding another? Is it possible for a heart to be … Lost and Found?
(Lost and Found can be read as a standalone.)
Get tangled up with a Regency tavern wench, your own Mr. Scrooge, or the ghosts of Christmases past and present. Open your home and your heart to visitors from far away. Is your secret Santa a Navy SEAL, a handsome jock, or an artist? Perhaps you’d like to ring in the holidays with that office party hottie, the sexy exchange student next door, or a Vegas stripper? Whether you like your holiday treats sweet or spicy, there’s something for everyone in Holiday Ever After.
Featuring stories by the Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA), Holiday Ever After will keep you warm on a chilly winter’s night.
Belle Ami • Kate Bigel • Roxann Breazile • Cami Brite • Claire Davon • Beverly Diehl • Pamela DuMond • Susannah Erwin • Nora Flite • Mia Hopkins • Kadee McDonald • Teri McGill • Marla Murphy • Kathy O'Rourke • Jewel Quinlan