In honor of “March Madness,” AAPub is “Mad” for Series!

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“March Madness” is contagious! All of us here at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC wish our readers a wonderful March. What better way to celebrate such an awe-inspiring yearly event, than to let our readers know we’re madly happy about giving our fans great reading options for the long March days ahead.

Catch the “madness” by delving into our varied selection of reading material, as this week we highlight our Series collection. In center stage we have our Captain’s Point Stories series by Charlotte Kent. Charlotte Kent is the pseudonym used by Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill when writing their collaborative contemporary romantic/women’s fiction/family saga series Captain’s Point Stories. 

Our Captain’s Point series includes four full length novels, A Clue for Adrianna, A Man for Susan, Love’s Journey and Love’s Surprise. In addition to our novel, we also have a Boxed Set, numberous novelette’s and novellas as well as short stories rounding out the series. The characters and storylines keep coming so make sure you keep up-to-date with our latest series releases. Many novels and stories are in the works for your reading pleasure.

Next, we have Annie Acorn’s contemporary romantic series Luna Lake Cabins which inclues Books, Novellas, Novelettes, and Shorts. The-First-Year_16x25

Where can you find love as you walk along a lake’s shore, mystery in the woods and hidden caves that surround you, and a warm welcome upon arrival? Within the carefully crafted novellas and novelettes gathered for your enjoyment in Luna Lake Cabins – The First Year by beloved, internationally read author Annie Acorn.

Hop into your car, travel north through Tennessee into the Cumberland Mountains, and you will find Luna Lake and the Cabins just west of Cove Lake. Checking in? You may be greeted with a plate of fresh-baked, chocolate chip cookies, and then prepare to laugh, cry, and be surprised as you experience first kisses, lifetime commitments, and second chances that fill you with joy.

Based upon Annie’s memories of time spent at Coleman Lake, Georgia, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the Cumberland Mountains through which she hiked and camped as a girl, you will soon discover within these stories that everything is possible and anything can happen at Luna Lake Cabins, where the magic of love rules.

To-Catch-A-Grinch_16x25Finally, highlighted for your March reading selections is our new series Holly & Ivy Mysteries by award-winning cover artist and author Angel Nichols. Check out her first story To Catch a Grinch.

When most people contemplate Christmas, they think of family time, baking gingerbread with Grandma, and stringing those forever-tangled lights on the tree. For Lieutenant Patrick Holling, Christmas means something entirely different, though.

So begins the first entry in the Holly & Ivy mystery series from the internationally beloved, From Women’s Pens author, noted for her strong characters, biting humor, and intricate plots lines.

Demoted and transferred to New Jersey PD’s own version of Timbuktu – the Holiday Crimes Unit, where every crime that correlates to a holiday is sent to die, Holling finds himself saddled with an unwanted partner, Detective Julian Ives, who has transferred to the HCU under mysterious circumstances.

Follow them as they unravel each holiday crime that arises. More stories are in the work for this engaging series!

Happy March Series Reading!

-The Editors

A Clue for Adrianna (Captain’s Point Stories) – The first novel in the Captain’s Point series.  A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit novel written by Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

Also available in Print and on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Luna Lake Cabins: The First Year (Luna Lake Cabins Stories Book 5) – A collection of the first four entries in Annie Acorn’s beloved Luna Lake Cabins series.

Also available in Print and Large Print, on AmazonUK and iTunes, and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

To Catch a Grinch (Holly & Ivy Mysteries Book 1) – first entry in the Holly & Ivy mystery series from internationally beloved, From Women’s Pens author Angel Nichols.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

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In honor of “March Madness,” AAPub is “Mad” for Treasuries!

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“March Madness” is contagious! All of us here at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC wish our readers a wonderful March. What better way to celebrate such an awe-inspiring yearly event, than to let our readers know we’re madly happy about giving our fans great reading options for the long March days ahead.

Catch the “madness” by delving into our varied selection of reading material, as this week we highlight our Treasuries collection. In center stage we have our Romance Treasuries collection which includes Annie Acorn’s 2016 Romance Treasury and Annie Acorn’s 2015 Valentine’s Day Treasury! Each collection will delight and thrill romance readers with a wide variety of romantic selections from sweet to sophisticated, historical to contemporary. valentines-treasury-2015_final16x25

Where can you find all the love, passion, and romance your heart desires? Where do first kisses, lifetime commitments, and second chances fill us with joy? Where do the things that matter take precedence over everyday concerns? Within the carefully crafted stories gathered for your enjoyment in these romance-filled anthologies!

With their words, members of From Women’s Pens, a cooperative of internationally beloved, award-winning authors have brought together a unique collection of novellas, novelettes and short stories that embody the romantic spirit in all of its various permutations.

2016-christmas-treasury_16x25Next, for your March reading pleasure, we’re highlighting our Christmas Treasuries! Since 2011, AAPub has continued a tradition of publishing an annual collection of heart-warming Christmas and holiday stories by From Women’s Pens authors. Check out the latest edition of this yearly offering,  Annie Acorn’s 2016 Christmas Treasury. Once you’ve read this one, you’ll go back for more festive and endearing tales from the 2011 through 2015 editions.

Finally, check out AAPub’s “Spirit” and “Spooky” Treasury series including Annie Acorn’s 2015 Spirited Tales, a collection of skillfully woven tales written by members of From Women’s Pens and From Gents’ Pens that are sure to please those who enjoy a tingle running up and down their spines, as they face head-on those figments of their imaginations who no longer linger beneath their beds.

spirited-tales-16x25_revisedWhere can you find all the suspense, thrills, blood, and gore that reflect the dark underbelly of our world? Where do murder and voodoo curses stand alongside innocents and little children? Where do the kinder, gentler things disappear? Within the tightly crafted stories gathered for your enjoyment by Annie Acorn into Dark Tales From Gents’ Pens! dark-tales-fgp_16x25

 

 

 

 

Happy March Reading!

-The Editors

Annie Acorn’s 2016 Romance Treasury (Annie Acorn’s Romance Anthologies) – An anthology of romantic stories written by the authors of From Women’s Pens, contributed to and edited by Annie Acorn.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Annie Acorn’s 2015 Valentine’s Day Treasury (Annie Acorn’s Valentine’s Day Anthologies) – An anthology of Valentine’s Day stories written by the authors of From Women’s Pens, contributed to and edited by Annie Acorn.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Annie Acorn’s 2016 Christmas Treasury (Annie Acorn’s Christmas Anthologies) – The sixth annual anthology of Christmas stories written by the authors of From Women’s Pens, contributed to and edited by Annie Acorn.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Annie Acorn’s 2015 Spirited Tales (Annie Acorn’s Spirited Tales) – An anthology of stories including suspense, chills, ghosts, mediums, spirits, romance, and even humor, written by the authors of From Women’s Pens, contributed to and edited by Annie Acorn.

Also available in Print, Large Print and on Amazon UK and iTunes, as well as for Nook and Kobo.

Dark Tales From Gents’ Pens (Annie Acorn’s Dark Tales Book 1) – a collection of dark horror stories from the men of From Gents’ Pens.

Also available in Print on AmazonUK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

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Romancing the Reader! Series Romances

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All of us at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC want to wish you a Happy February! February is arguable the most romantic month of the year with all things associated with Romance Readers and Writers beloved day – February 14th, Valentine’s Day!

This February AAPub wants to honor the Romance Reader by showcasing some of our classic romantic offerings. For your reading pleasure this week, we’re highlighting a few of our popular series romance offerings.

Up first is our Captain’s Point Stories series written by Charlotte Kent, the pseudonym used by Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill when writing their collaborative contemporary romantic/women’s fiction/family saga series.

Currently, this series consists of four full-length novels, a box set (containing the first three novel, and one short story), plus numerous novellas, novelettes and short stories for your reading pleasure.

Follow along as the first families of Captain’s Point, our fictional quaint town situated along Maryland’s Eastern Shore live lives rich in romance, love, and joy as they go about their everyday routines dealing with life’s ups and downs. The-First-Year_16x25

Next, we have Annie Acorn’s own Luna Lake Cabins series – a collection of Romantic Books, Novellas, Novelettes, and Shorts. Why not start off with Luna Lake Cabins: The First Year containing the first four entries in Annie’s beloved series.

Where can you find love as you walk along a lake’s shore, mystery in the woods and hidden caves that surround you, and a warm welcome upon arrival? Within the carefully crafted novellas and novelettes gathered for your enjoyment in Luna Lake Cabins – The First Year.

Hop into your car, travel north through Tennessee into the Cumberland Mountains, and you will find Luna Lake and the Cabins just west of Cove Lake. Checking in? You may be greeted with a plate of fresh-baked, chocolate chip cookies, and then prepare to laugh, cry, and be surprised as you experience first kisses, lifetime commitments, and second chances that fill you with joy.

Based upon Annie’s memories of time spent at Coleman Lake, Georgia, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the Cumberland Mountains through which she hiked and camped as a girl, you will soon discover within these stories that everything is possible and anything can happen at Luna Lake Cabins, where the magic of love rules.

You won’t want to miss this one! Contains:

Love’s Plan
Love’s Third Chance
Christmas by Design
Valentine Goodbye

love-on-the-fast-track_16x25Juliette Hill recently began her new series, Love Inn Style with her first story, Love on the Fast Track.  Inspired by her love of vacationing in bed and breakfast inns, country retreats and boutique hotels, Juliette creates tales of love and life in beautiful, dreamy settings, painting a vivid picture for the reader of these idealylic places and complex characters.

Her next series story with a Christmas theme will be out later this year before the holidays! Stay tuned for more details.Christmas-Shoppe-Magic16x25

If you love Christmas, though, take a look at her Christmas Shoppe Magic series revolving around the MacMillan family’s three-generations old, year-round Christmas shop in a small, mid-Atlantic setting at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Follow the family, as matriach Patrice navagates new waters after widowhood and her grown sons find their own ways through life and love. Sweet, festive and inspirational, this series delivers on holiday magic!

Christmas-at-the-Inn_16x25_finalOur final series selection for you is Andrea Twombly’s Rose and Briar Inn series filled romance, love and second chances, set around a charming New England inn.

Begin with Christmas at the Inn, the first entry in her new Rose and Briar Inn series. In it, the From Women’s Pens author weaves a warm story of the Christmas season, rich in challenges overcome and courage discovered along a twisting road to love.

Stay tuned for more series updates from Andrea!

 

All of us at AAPub wish you happy reading and hope our selections will satisfy the Romance Reader’s quest for series offerings promising hours of literary pleasure and enjoyment.

Happy Romance Series Reading!

  • The Editors

Captain’s Point Stories Box Set – The first box set in the Captain’s Point series.  A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit series written by Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

Contains the first three novels of the series:  A Clue for Adrianna, A Man for Susan and Love’s Journey as well as the Christmas short story, A Christmas Kiss.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Luna Lake Cabins: The First Year (Luna Lake Cabins Stories Book 5) – A collection of the first four entries in Annie Acorn’s beloved Luna Lake Cabins series.

Also available in Print and Large Print, on AmazonUK and iTunes, and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

Christmas Shoppe Magic (Juliette Hill’s Christmas Shorts Book 2) – The first story in the Christmas Shoppe Magic series by Juliette Hill.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Christmas at the Inn: A Rose and Briar Inn Story (Rose and Briar Inn Stories Book 1) – a warm-hearted, romantic Christmas novelette investigating the notion of second chances by Andrea Twombly.

Also available on AmazonUK and for NOOK and Kobo ereaders.

 

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Romancing the Reader! Historical Romance

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All of us at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC want to wish you a Happy February! February is arguable the most romantic month of the year with all things associated with Romance Readers and Writers beloved day – February 14th, Valentine’s Day!

This February AAPub wants to honor the Romance Reader by showcasing some of our classic romantic offerings. For your reading pleasure this week, we’re highlighting a few of our popular historical romance offerings.

In A Prince for Valentine’s, author Merrie Housdon offers the reader a trip back in time to one of princes, kings and St. Valentine’s Day balls.

“Not one girl here worth taking will accept any of our invitations to the St. Valentine’s Day ball, until you’ve chosen your date,” Owen addressed his friend, who had arrived at the university under a royal flag a few months before, his wind-blown, dark hair almost matching the mane of his black stallion. “Last year we were the top choices, but now, all the girls are waiting for you.”

Recognizing his responsibility to choose, Garrett’s gaze traveled around the room, finally settling on the one who had captured his affections.

Will the prince find the courage to follow his heart as his father had, or will he bow to the wishes of his people?

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Next, for your reading pleasure, we have A Rose by Any Other Name by Angel Nichols.

“Lady, you can’t do that in here!” Alberto Perez shouts into his cab’s rearview mirror, but there really isn’t much he can do. Two hours later, a baby girl enters the world, and so, the story begins.

Eighteen years later, Rose Smith finds herself on the doorstep of a New York City women’s shelter, alone and afraid, but then a handsome stranger with kind eyes befriends her. An old photo, an inherited quest, and a heart-shaped pendant further unite the two young people as they search for answers together.

Internationally beloved, From Women’s Pens author Angel Nichols, known for her The Ghost of Christmas Present and Other Stories, weaves a tangled web and proves once again that love can indeed conquer all.

You don’t want to miss this one!

Snowbound-for-Christmas2_16x25In our own Annie Acorn’s novella, Snowbound for Christmas, travel back in time to post-World War II rural Indiana for a heart-warming tale of Christmas miracles and love.

Hopeful that the back left tire on his truck will hold, Jack Branson begins the last leg of his long journey, desperate to reach his family’s farm and surprise them on Christmas Eve. Nature, though, has other plans for the returning serviceman this snow-filled Christmas. Needing to find shelter, he spots the glow of lights from a small farmhouse and seeks sanctuary from those within. But then, the worn door opens, and…

The slim fingers of Dortha Hudson’s right hand twist the gold band around the ring finger on her left one, as she ponders the decision she must now make. The past four years have been hard ones. Does that mean she should settle for an easy way out, or should she hope for a Christmas miracle?

So begins this latest offering from internationally beloved, From Women’s Pens author Annie Acorn. Set in rural, post-World War II Indiana, her new novella draws on memories of childhood Christmases as she recounts the story of characters destined to delight her eager readership.

Settle yourself into a comfortable chair by the fireplace, sip on a cup of spiced tea, and nibble a gingerbread cookie as you wrap yourself in the love, laughter, family warmth, romance and second chances of an Annie Acorn Christmas. This one you’ll reread every holiday season!the-cow-camp-affair_16x25_final

Readers will love The Cow Camp Affair by D. A. Grady, one of our From Gent’s Pens Authors. Lose yourself in another era, one of the 19th century and western ranch life.

In the 1800s and before, ranchers hired a lone cowpuncher to look after their cattle stuck in the high country for the winter. Normally a lonely assignment, most punchers said, “No!” to such an assignment, but Ben Thomas said, “Yes.”

Soon the job becomes the surprise of his life and the most dangerous, as From Gents’ Pens storyteller D.A. Grady winds the resultant tale around actual happenings of a time long past. A unique telling, The Cow Camp Affair follows the daily living of folks in those days and keeps you turning the page to see if they can make it to the next night.

All the things that you expect from this internationally beloved author – suspense, romance, mystery, and a good dose of humor – are intertwined in a story that will keep you reading until the sun sets on the last page.

The-Christmas-Thief_16x25Rounding out our selections is another offering from Angel Nichols, The Christmas Thief. 

“And if we get caught? What then? Exactly how many families will that feed?”

So opens internationally beloved, From Womens’ Pens author Angel Nichols’ Christmas tale.

Christmastime had always been a sacred time for thieves, but one in particular plans the most daring heist of the eighteenth century as London moves into the new industrial age of electricity.

A cherished jewel, devotion to a best friend, and determination to find the family she never knew all fight for Avonlea’s attention as she finds herself caught in the middle, and this time lives are at stake!

Will she find a way out, or will this be the last heist for The Christmas Thief?

Happy Historical Romance Reading!

  • The Editors

A Prince for Valentine’s (Merrie Housdon’s Romance Shorts Book 1) – A jewel of an historical romance by Merrie Housdon.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes as well as for Nook and Kobo.

A Rose by Any Other Name (Angel Nichols’ Shorts Book 1) – A Valentine’s Day novelette by author and graphic designer Angel Nichols.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

Snowbound for Christmas (Annie Acorn’s Christmas Book 2) – A romantic Christmas novella by Annie Acorn.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo  ereaders.

The Cow Camp Affair (D. A. Grady’s Western Tales Book 2) – A classic western novella set in the 1800s with full doses of romance and humor added for good measure by D. A. Grady.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

The Christmas Thief (Angel Nichols’ Christmas Shorts Book 4) – An historical romance by Angel Nichols, set in Victorian England.

Also available on AmazonUK as well as for Nook and Kobo.

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Romancing the Reader! Sweet Romance

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All of us at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC want to wish you a Happy February! February is arguable the most romantic month of the year with all things associated with Romance Readers and Writers beloved day – February 14th, Valentine’s Day!

This February AAPub wants to honor the Romance Reader by showcasing some of our classic romantic offerings. For your reading pleasure this week, we’re highlighting a few of our popular sweet romance offerings.

Pink Lemonade Diary (Pink Lemonade Memories Book 1) – by Juliette Hill offers the Romance Reader a chance to go back to first crushes, first inklings of attraction and first loves. Journey to a place where youth and innocence take center stage, paving the way for meaningful relationships and lasting friendships. Learning from those older and wiser bridges generations, and the younger generation discovers more commonalities than differences exist.

Surprises await thirteen year old Vicki Gray, as her summer vacation begins with an unexpected twist. Having to spend two weeks with her great-aunt Mary on an island off the coast of Georgia, she experiences a lifestyle very different from her own in tech-savvy Manhattan. As she discovers first adventure and then love, Vicki realizes that change isn’t always bad, and that renewing family bonds can create lasting memories which transcend generations.

A Chance with Destiny (Merrie Housdon’s Romance Shorts Book 2) – by Merrie Housdon reminds us that sometimes love finds us when we least expect it, or in the most unusual of circumstances. a-chance-with-destiny_final_16x25

Ever since Adam and Eve, women have been trying new methods to capture the man of their dreams. Still, zapping him with your taser isn’t high on the Top Ten Proven Methods list, so saying that Destiny McAllister and Carson Jacobson had gotten off to a bad start would’ve been one of the world’s greatest understatements.

Enter the storytelling talent of beloved, internationally read, From Women’s Pens author Merrie Housdon, and suddenly life becomes even more complicated. A demanding boss, an adorable pooch, and a few misguided comments – all conspire against a well-deserved happy ending, and yet…

falling-for-niagara_16x25Falling for Niagara: A Cindy’s Crusades Story – by award-winning author Susan Jean Ricci takes us to one of the most iconically romantic setting in the world for a dose of sweet romance.

Niagara Falls – a lovers’ destination if ever there was one, but keep in mind that the world in the award-winning, Cindy’s Crusades series is always a bit topsy-turvy. Given the odds, even the iconic romantic setting may fail to work its magic, as an alpha male who hasn’t bothered to date seriously and a talented young woman who believes she has already seen it all are thrown together in this warm-hearted, stand-alone story.

A pair of binoculars, a chance meeting, and an accommodating waiter all conspire to create a bit of Heaven on Earth as the beloved, From Women’s Pens author Susan Jean Ricci weaves her delightful tale, filled with the love and humor for which this wonderful series is noted.

So grab your raincoat and find a place on one of the fall’s many observation decks. You won’t want to miss this one!

Finally, in A Taste of Love (Juliette Hill’s Shorts Book 1) another selection from Juliette Hill’s offerings, one innocent email could be the beginning of something very sweet for two rising culinary stars! a-taste-of-love_revised

Kelly Palmer is living her dream, as sous chef and sommelier at a restaurant in California’s Napa Valley, until an email from a former classmate changes her plans and re-ignites feelings that still linger in her heart.

Tony Rockland has a culinary dream of his own back in Manhattan, but it’s about to vanish after an unexpected bump in the road, unless he can enlist her help fast!

Can these two chefs team up to create their own recipe for love, or will a secret tucked away for too long destroy their last chance at happiness?

Happy Sweet Romance Reading!

-The Editors

Pink Lemonade Diary (Pink Lemonade Memories) – a charming MG/YA offering by Juliette Hill.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

A Chance with Destiny (Merrie Housdon’s Romance Shorts Book 2) – by Merrie Housdon.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

Falling for Niagara: A Cindy’s Crusades Story –  A delightful tale, filled with the love and humor for which this wonderful series is noted by award-winning author Susan Jean Ricci.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders

A Taste of Love (Juliette Hill’s Shorts Book 1) – A Valentine’s Day novelette by Juliette Hill.

Also available on AmazonUK and iTunes, as well as for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

 

 

 

 

 

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Romancing the Reader! Contemporary Romance

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All of us at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC want to wish you a Happy February! February is arguable the most romantic month of the year with all things associated with Romance Readers’ and Writers’ beloved day – February 14th, Valentine’s Day!

This February, AAPub wants to honor Romance Readers by showcasing some of our classic romantic offerings. For your reading pleasure this week, we’re highlighting a few of our popular contemporary romance offerings.

Valentine Goodbye (Luna Lake Cabins Stories Book 3) – by our own Annie Acorn is the third stand alone offering in her Luna Lake Cabins series. The story provides an amazing reminder of love’s power. Perfect for reading as Valentine’s Day approaches or at any other time of the year, this one will make your heart sing!

Attempting to escape from Valentine’s Day, a holiday he has come to dread, James Edison has been drawn to the lakes and peaks of the Cumberland Mountains of East Tennessee by the need to reconnect with past memories, but what will he do with himself now that he’s here?

A chance comment made by the owner of Luna Lake Cabins leads James to pen a note that takes him along quite a different path than the one he had envisioned. Has Cupid aimed his bow in the wrong direction, or can love be even better the second time around?A-Valentine-Surprise16x25

A Valentine Surprise (Captain’s Point Stories Book 51) – The first Valentine’s Day story in the Captain’s Point series. A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit story written by Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, the busiest sales period of the year for Beth’s Buds – everyone’s favorite florist in Captain’s Point. Marjorie Harper, the shop assistant, is still recuperating from the flu, and Harry Tiner, the delivery man, has complained of feeling feverish. The tiny bell over the door announces the arrival of four customers. Will one of them lead shop owner Beth McIntyre along the path to true love?Love's-Surprise-16x25

Love’s Surprise (Captain’s Point Stories Book 4) – Here’s another offering by Charlotte Kent. The fourth novel in the romantic women’s fiction/family saga series Captain’s Point Stories can be read as a stand alone book or as part of the series.

It’s a new year in Captain’s Point, surprises abound and Valentine’s Day is on its way. Jack is working hard on an unforgettable surprise evening for his wife, while Montgomery House reveals even more secrets. Larry has declared his undying love to Kate, but obstacles to their budding relationship continue to surprise both of them along the way to their long-awaited marriage.

Series readers will enjoy following the progress of the newly married couples they have grown to love as one spouse or another surprises their mate. Glimpses of artist Arthur Stern pursuing his Edwina – definitely a man on a mission – further enhance the tale. love-blooms2_final16x25

Love Blooms: A Captain’s Point Story (Captain’s Point Stories Book 60) – After a four-year stint in the Army, Brandon Thomas has returned to his family’s farm outside of Captain’s Point a changed man, his rich laugh and upbeat attitude seemingly gone forever.

For three years, widowed Nora Adamson, a middle grade teacher in Captain’s Point, has lived haunted by an overriding sense of guilt. Now, just as she has begun to heal, a surprise visitor appears at her front door.

A well-traveled letter, a tiny chickadee, and three chance encounters all conspire to create a Captain’s Point novella filled with love, laughter, family warmth, romance and second chances. Those who are already familiar with the residents of this small town set on Maryland’s Eastern Shore will feel right at home as this stand-alone novella unfolds, and those who are new to the Captain’s Point Stories series are guaranteed to want more!

a-chance-with-destiny_final_16x25 A Chance with Destiny (Merrie Housdon’s Romance Shorts Book 2) – by beloved, internationally read, From Women’s Pens author Merrie Housdon.

Ever since Adam and Eve, women have been trying new methods to capture the man of their dreams. Still, zapping him with your taser isn’t high on the Top Ten Proven Methods list, so saying that Destiny McAllister and Carson Jacobson had gotten off to a bad start would’ve been one of the world’s greatest understatements.

A demanding boss, an adorable pooch, and a few misguided comments – all conspire against a well-deserved happy ending, and yet…

Read and enjoy these selections from AAPub for Contemporary Romance reading at its best!

Happy Romance Reading!

The Editors 

Valentine Goodbye (Luna Lake Cabins Stories) – a Luna Lakes Cabins novelette.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

A Valentine Surprise (Captain’s Point Stories) – The first Valentine’s Day story in the Captain’s Point series.  A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit story written by Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Love’s Surprise (Captain’s Point Stories Book 4) – The fourth novel in the Captain’s Point series.  A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit novel written by Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Love Blooms: A Captain’s Point Story (Captain’s Point Stories Book 60) – The third novella in the Captain’s Point Stories romantic women’s fiction/family saga series written by Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent – the fourth entry in the Harvesting Love mini-series. Designed to be read concurrently with the first seven novels or as a stand alone read.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

A Chance with Destiny (Merrie Housdon’s Romance Shorts Book 2) – by Merrie Housdon.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

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New Year, Fresh Start (Second Chances/Starting Over)

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All of us at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC extend to our readers and fellow authors best wishes for  new year as we greet 2017 with all its hope and promise. Many of us enjoy beginning each new year by making resolutions, including getting more exercise, losing weight, writing a book, or simply organizing and re-evaluating our work goals.

Here’s to keeping those resolutions. AAPub is at your service, providing informative and helpful resources to assist in your quest for a fresh start. Sometimes, challenges are presented to us in life that we must adapt to or deal with, implementing changes related to our new circumstances. Four of our publications specifically address these “Fresh Start (Second Chances/Starting Over)” goals in non-fiction and fictional formats.

A Man for Susan (Captain’s Point Stories Book 2) by Charlotte Kent is the second stand alone novel in the Captain’s Point Stories series.  A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit novel written by authors Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

Attorney Susan Chesterton is raising her young son Daniel after a painful marriage and divorce. Back in her hometown of Captain’s Point, nestled along Maryland’s Eastern shore, she has the support of a wonderful family and close friends. Watching her new friend Adrianna find love, has given Susan hope that she might have a second chance at love, as well, but with the realities of a demanding job and her son as her number one priority, she believes this chances is slim.

That is, until newly married Adriana feels the need to pay forward the happiness she has found and determines that her mission will be to find a man for Susan. Recognizing her friend as a beautiful woman inside and out, Adrianna believes the task to be an easy one, but soon realizes the depths of the challenge she has set for herself.

Will Susan find the strength to open her heart again? Lost-a-Limb_16x25

So You’ve Lost a Limb (D.A. Grady’s Nonfiction Book 1) – In early spring of 2006, beloved From Gents’ Pens author D. A. Grady’s life changed forever, when his Chevy pickup connected with a metal guard rail on highway U.S. 290, between Austin and Houston. When EMTs arrived on the scene and placed him into their Medevac helicopter, his left leg from below the knee remained behind in his truck, still in his boot.

Now faced with such issues as dealing with a prosthesis, relearning how to walk, handling phantom pain and even something as simple as taking a shower, he brought to the situation the same courage, determination and ingenuity that had held him in good stead through a long life.

Soon approached by the hospital’s trauma team and asked to share his experiences with others, he has counseled amputees ranging from Wounded Warriors to those who chanced to stand behind him in the checkout lane at his local Walmart and, in some cases, fellow amputees he met on the street.

Now he has put his experiences, solutions, and suggestions into words that can be passed on to others who can benefit from his experiences.

Christmas-at-the-Inn_16x25_finalChristmas at the Inn: A Rose and Briar Inn Story (Rose and Briar Inn Stories Book 1) is the first entry in author Andrea Twombly’s new Rose and Briar Inn series. Here this From Women’s Pens author weaves a warm story of the Christmas season, rich in challenges overcome and courage discovered along a twisting road to love.

“The sign says NO VACANCY, not VACANCY.” The innkeeper’s gruff reply belied his handsome face, and Angela Perkins took a step back.

Heading north for the holidays, things certainly hadn’t gone as she had planned. A snowstorm, an apple pie, and an old friend, all conspire to bring her to a crossroads. Will a Christmas Eve detour send her back to her snug village home, or will she forge ahead and let a turn in the road lead her to a newfound happiness?

A Man for Susan (Captain’s Point Stories) – The second novel in the Captain’s Point series.  A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit novel written by Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo

So You’ve Lost a Limb (D.A. Grady’s Nonfiction Book 1) – a guide to dealing with a new life of amputeeism aimed at amputees, caregivers, family and friends alike, written by someone who’s been there, amputee D. A. Grady.

Also available in Print and in Large Print, and on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Christmas at the Inn: A Rose and Briar Inn Story (Rose and Briar Inn Stories Book 1) – a warm-hearted, romantic Christmas novelette investigating the notion of second chances by Andrea Twombly.

Also available on AmazonUK and for NOOK and Kobo ereaders.

Here’s to the New Year and fresh starts!

Happy Reading!

– The Editors

 

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New Year, New Frame of Mind (Fresh Outlook/Change is Good)

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All of us at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC want to wish our readers and fellow authors best wishes for the New Year as we greet 2017 with all its hope and promise. Many of us enjoy beginning the new year by making resolutions, including getting more exercise, losing weight, writing a book, or simply organizing and re-evaluating our work goals.

Here’s to keeping those resolutions. AAPub is at your service, providing informative and helpful resources to assist you in your quest for a new frame of mind in the new year. Sometimes, it’s as simple as taking a fresh outlook on life or realizing that change isn’t always bad. Three of our publications specifically address these “New Frame of Mind” goals in a fictional format. pink-lemonade-diary-cover16x25

Pink Lemonade Diary by author Juliette Hill explores the world of a tech-savvy teen, Vicki Gray from Manhattan, thrown into a new environment. While she stays with her great-aunt Mary, who lives in a cottage on a barrier island in coastal Georgia, life without her cell phone for provides opportunities to learn valuable lessons passed down through the generations.

A-Chesters-Christmas4 A Chester’s Christmas by our very own Annie Acorn, writing as Charlotte Kent, designed to be enjoyed concurrently with the first eight Captain’s Point novels, follows employees of Chester’s Crab Shack, a mainstay restaurant at Montgomery Marina. Each story involves beloved characters exploring new mindsets and fresh outlooks on life, navigating the waters of this vibrant, yet peaceful hometown set on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Contains: One Sweet Christmas – novelette; A Magic Cup of Christmas Tea – novella; Finally Home for Christmas – novella; and An Unexpected Christmas – novelette.

Luna Lake Cabins: The First Year by Annie Acorn is a compilation of best-selling, top-rated stories from her heart-warming Luna Lake Cabin series. Hop into your car and travel north through Tennessee into the Cumberland Mountains, where you’ll find Luna Lake and the Cabins just west of Cove Lake. Checking in? You may be greeted with a plate of fresh-baked, chocolate chip cookies, and then prepare to laugh, cry, and be surprised as you experience first kisses, lifetime commitments, and second chances that fill you with joy.

Luna Lake Cabins: The First Year (Luna Lake Cabins Stories Book 5) – A collection of the first four entries in Annie Acorn’s beloved Luna Lake Cabins series.

Also available in Print and Large Print, on AmazonUK and iTunes, and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

Where can you find love as you walk along a lake’s shore, mystery in the woods and hidden caves that surround you, and a warm welcome upon arrival? Within the carefully crafted novellas and novelettes gathered for your enjoyment in Luna Lake Cabins – The First Year by beloved, internationally read author Annie Acorn.

Hop into your car, travel north through Tennessee into the Cumberland Mountains, and you will find Luna Lake and the Cabins just west of Cove Lake. Checking in? You may be greeted with a plate of fresh-baked, chocolate chip cookies, and then prepare to laugh, cry, and be surprised as you experience first kisses, lifetime commitments, and second chances that fill you with joy.

Based upon Annie’s memories of time spent at Coleman Lake, Georgia, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the Cumberland Mountains through which she hiked and camped as a girl, you will soon discover within these stories that everything is possible and anything can happen at Luna Lake Cabins, where the magic of love rules.

You won’t want to miss this one!

Contains:

Love’s Plan
Love’s Third Chance
Christmas by Design
Valentine Goodbye

Pink Lemonade Diary (Pink Lemonade Memories) – a charming MG/YA offering by Juliette Hill.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Surprises await thirteen year old Vicki Gray, as her summer vacation begins with an unexpected twist. Having to spend two weeks with her great-aunt Mary on an island off the coast of Georgia, she experiences a lifestyle very different from her own in tech-savvy Manhattan. As she discovers first adventure and then love, Vicki realizes that change isn’t always bad, and that renewing family bonds can create lasting memories which transcend generations.

A Chester’s Christmas: Captain’s Point Christmas Stories (Captain’s Point Stories Book 8) – The first full length Christmas mini-series offered within the Captain’s Stories series written by Annie Acorn writing as Charlotte Kent. Designed to be read concurrently with the first seven novels in the series or as a stand alone read.

Also available in Print and Large Print, on AmazonUK and iTunes, and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

How do you break away from the ongoing plot lines of a successful romantic women’s fiction, family saga series to meet the continuing demands from a loyal readership eager for stories centered on Christmas?

This was the question facing the beloved, From Women’s Pen’s collaborative team comprised of Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill as they developed their highly successful Captain’s Point Stories series writing as Charlotte Kent. Enter A Chester’s Christmas, the first full-length offering of a four story arch of Christmas novellas and novelettes, each of which can be read as a stand alone piece or as one of the mini-series.

Designed to be enjoyed concurrently with the first seven Captain’s Point novels, A Chester’s Christmas follows employees of Chester’s Crab Shack, a mainstay restaurant at Montgomery Marina.

Primary characters from the novels have walk-ons, and characters from the mini-series will be seen briefly from time to time in the main novels. Ongoing fans of the Captain’s Point Stories series will immediately feel at home, and those experiencing Captain’s Point for the first time will have no problem following the storylines.

So settle yourself into a comfortable chair by the fireplace, sip on a cup of spiced tea, and nibble a gingerbread cookie as you wrap yourself in the love, laughter, family warmth, romance and second chances of a Captain’s Point Christmas. This is one book you will reread every holiday season!

Contains:

One Sweet Christmas – novelette
A Magic Cup of Christmas Tea – novella
Finally Home for Christmas – novella
An Unexpected Christmas – novelette

Happy New Year, New Frame of Mind!

– The Editors

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New Year, New Beginnings (New Opportunities/Life Changes)

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All of us at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC want to wish our readers and fellow authors best wishes for the New Year as we greet 2017 with all its hope and promise. Many of us enjoy beginning the new year by making resolutions, including getting more exercise, losing weight, writing a book, or simply organizing and re-evaluating our work goals.

Here’s to keeping those resolutions. AAPub is at your service, providing informative and helpful resources to assist you in your quest for personal and professional improvement. Three of our publications specifically address these “New Beginning” goals within a fictional format.

A Clue for Adrianna by Charlotte Kent (pseudonym used by authors Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill when writing their collaborative, contemporary, women’s fiction series Captain’s Point Stories) follows heroine Adrianna Montgomery as she faces many changes upon her return to her ancestral home after the death of her great-aunt Martha. Adrianna’s new life in Captain’s Point, Maryland, brings with it possibilities for a future she has never envisioned. Newsprint-to-Footprints_2

From Newsprint to Footprints, the first novel in beloved, cozy mystery writer Elaine Orr’s new River’s Edge series, the words “You’re fired!” coming from grouchy news publisher Hal Morris send reporter Melanie Perkins packing. Panicked at being unemployed, she lands a job as a landscaper, but an ugly surprise greets her on her first day. A pile of mulch, a tangerine, and a stolen hoe cast suspicion on Melanie for murder, and somehow, she has to dig herself out.

Snowbound-for-Christmas_16x25_finalSnowbound for Christmas and Other Stories by our very own Annie Acorn provides a unique collection of heartwarming examples of challenges leading to new opportunities during the holiday season. In title story Snowbound for Christmas, Jack Branson begins the last leg of his long journey, desperate to reach his family’s farm and surprise them on Christmas Eve. Nature, though, has other plans for the returning serviceman this snow-filled Christmas. Needing to find shelter, he spots the glow of lights from a small farmhouse and seeks sanctuary there, but when the front door opens he’s greeted by a surprise.

A Clue for Adrianna (Captain’s Point Stories) – The first novel in the Captain’s Point series.  A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit novel written by Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

Also available in Print and on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

From Newsprint to Footprints: A River’s Edge Cozy Mystery (River’s Edge Cozy Mysteries Book 1) – The first title in her new River’s Edge Cozy Mystery series by author Elaine Orr.

Also available in Print and Large Print, on AmazonUK and iTunes, and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

Snowbound for Christmas and Other Stories (Annie Acorn’s Christmas Book 1) – A Collection of Christmas novellas, novelettes, and short stories from beloved, Women’s Pens author Annie Acorn.

Also available in Print and Large Print, on AmazonUK and iTunes, and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

Happy New Year, New Beginnings!

– The Editors

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New Year, New YOU! (How-to Books/Stories)

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All of us at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC want to wish our readers and fellow authors best wishes for the New Year as we greet 2017 with all its hope and promise. Many of us enjoy beginning the new year by making resolutions, including getting more exercise, losing weight, writing a new book, or simply organizing and re-evaluating our work goals.

Here’s to keeping those resolutions, and AAPub is at your service to provide informative and helpful resources to assist you in your quest for personal and professional improvement. Three of our publications specifically address these “New YOU” goals.

A Tired Older Woman: Loses Weight and Keeps it Off ! by our very own Annie Acorn provides a comprehensive, but realistic guide to losing weight and keeping it off, not always an easy thing to do as we grow older. Relax with this low pressure, but consistent approach to tackling the weight problem.

Cover Design and YOU!: Dos, Don’ts, and Choices (Writing and YOU Book 1) breaks through the intimidating factors an author must face when designing a cover for their work or selecting a cover designer of their choice. Enjoy learning from this step-by-step resource guide written by publisher and author Annie Acorn as she teams up with award-winning graphic designer and author Angel Nichols. Lots of excellent tips, stories, and steps for desired results fill these pages. cover-design-and-you-16x25

Pen & Ink 2014 (Pen & Ink Writers’ Resources)  edited by Annie Acorn provides guest authors’ answers to daily writing questions that in one way or another affect each of us in our quest to put pen to paper and create that one-of-a-kind masterpiece of the written word. Benefit from wisdom gained over the years by successful professionals in the field and discover their secrets for overcoming common obstacles present at different stages of the authorship and marketing realms. pen-and-ink-2014_book_16x25

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Tired Older Woman: Loses Weight and Keeps It Off! – a self-help, weight loss and weight maintenance guidebook, based on the Annie Acorn’s own experiences.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Cover Design and YOU!: Dos, Don’ts, and Choices (Writing and YOU Book 1) – With no holds barred, author and boutique publisher Annie Acorn and her company’s exclusive graphic designer Angel Nichols share their story and their secrets within these pages in an easy-to-read format, complete with a touch of humor.

Also available in Print on AmazonUK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Pen & Ink 2014 (Pen & Ink Writers’ Resources) by Annie Acorn. Want to be a better writer? Need to learn how to improve your dialogue, produce three dimensional characters, or better edit your work? Could you use some guidance in regards to your writing process, publishing, marketing, or improving your output, but you don’t know where to turn?

May we suggest that you learn from the pros? Sixteen successful authors have taken time from their busy schedules to share with you knowledge and perspective they have gained through years of experience.

Also available on AmazonUK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Happy New Year! Happy New YOU!

The Editors

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