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Welcome, Jane McGarry!



Not Every Girl




Olivia Davenport’s plan is destined to fail.

She is going through with it anyway, of course. After all, it is the chance of a lifetime. The unreasonable rules of others should not stand in her way.

In her small kingdom of Stewartsland, Olivia trains with the squires and harbors a secret dream. She longs to become a knight under the command of the Master-of–Arms, who just happens to be her father. He has indulged her passion so far, but they both know a simple fact – girls may not attain knighthood. Dismayed by the constant discouragement of her ambitions, she makes an impetuous decision to disguise herself as a boy in order to sneak on a mission. The consequences are not at all what she anticipated.

When her deception is revealed, she is sent home in disgrace; however, an unexpected turn of events puts her at the center of a dangerous plot against the King. The ensuing adventure finds her grappling with mercenaries and outlaws, yet these pale in comparison to her newly awakened emotions. She finds not only her life at risk, but also her heart, when the aloof Prince Liam begins to affect her in ways she never thought possible. In the end, it is her courage and unique spirit which must guide her through the challenges she encounters both physical and emotional.


~About The Author~





Reading was always a big part of Jane’s life. Over the years, creating stories developed out of this love. Finally, she decided to try her hand at writing a novel and that was when Not Every Girl was conceived.
She lives in New Jersey in a house full of boys, including one over-indulged cat. When she is not running around with her family or writing, she can be found curled up with a good book and said cat. It is her belief that a good book, a loyal pet and anything made of chocolate can brighten just about any day.


Welcome, T.L Clark!

True’s Love

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Amanda is a mild admin by day, and a wild clubber by night.

She starts this book by telling you about some of her sexier night time exploits.

She goes on holiday to Ibiza with a girl friend, and soon has her views challenged by a gorgeous blonde Russian bodyguard.  But danger lurks…


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 Also by T.L. Clark!

Dark Love 

Rekindled Love

Young’s Love



What They’re Saying!

“This started as something I liked and ended with me loving it.” by Reading Renee

“This book was beautifully written. I loved it. It was full of mystery, romance and suspense.” by Melissa

“The author has an extremely good descriptive style of writing and you believe you are living the storyline with the characters.” by an Amazon Customer


About the Author

T.L Clark is a female, British indie author of adult romance novels, who writes under a pseudonym, and eAuthor Picnjoys writing about love from different angles.  She currently has four books out, and each is a stand alone that has a slightly different approach to love.  But all are romances with lots of sexy bits.

She’s married and has a full time ‘day’ job, who is also a holistic therapist , so she has to make time for writing on a tight schedule.  She’s also a Reiki Master!  And her ultimate dream is to own a farmhouse retreat so she can help people who are frazzled out by the rat race, as well as helping horses and other animals.





Welcome, K.S. Jones!

We’re excited to welcome K.S. Jones to the Highlighted Author.  Born in California’s San Joaquin Valley, she was literally raised “on set” for her Depression-Era novel, Shadow of the Hawk. Writing all of her life, this is Karen’s  first published full-length novel and the start of a  whole new career in writing. Up next? Another novel already in the final stages of edits. Can’t wait to see what’s next for this author!

–Jo Grafford, Highlighted Author Co-Hostess

Shadow of the Hawk

ShadowOfTheHawk_1600x2400Shadow of the Hawk is the story of Sooze Williams who sacrifices everything, including love, to save her family during the Great Depression.

It is May 1932 and life in the timbered rise and fall of Western Arkansas has just gotten harder for sixteen-year-old Sooze Williams. With debt mounting and both friends and family fleeing, Sooze is determined to “do the right thing.” She promises her heart to a well-to-do man believing true love is just another loss along the way.

But when her uncle is murdered and family is accused of the crime, Sooze vows not to be beaten. Is salvation within her grasp by relying solely on truth, or is it in the security of her intended’s money? Sooze must decide before it’s too late.

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About K.S. Jones

KS JonesAuthor K.S. Jones, whose first name is Karen, has been writing most of her life, usually in stolen moments between raising children, caring for elderly parents, and working a real job. She spent fifteen years writing and researching her Depression-era debut novel, Shadow of the Hawk. During that time, she had short pieces published, but it wasn’t until 2014 that her writing took a giant leap forward. One summer morning, an email arrived announcing she had won Southern Writers 2014 Short Story contest. While reveling in the moment, a second email chimed – a publisher was offering a contract on her novel! That same week, two more publishing offers arrived for the same novel, and she hasn’t looked back since. Another novel, a middle grade fantasy, is now under publisher’s review, and finishing touches are in process for another MG.

Born and raised in California’s San Joaquin Valley — the destination of thousands of families fleeing the Dust Bowl during America’s Great Depression — the author’s favorite childhood pastime was reading. She especially loved The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill A Mockingbird, and The Education of Little Tree, plus all the Jack London novels. Who could expect Shadow of the Hawk to sound any differently than it does? She now lives in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with her husband, Richard, and their two dogs, Libby Loo and Red Bleu.

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Excerpt from Chapter #3

As we neared Uncle Ray and Aunt Lissie’s farmhouse, the front left wheel, which was already whopper-jawed, hit a pothole in the road. Smack! The bolster clapped against the wood under our feet, and Cora nearly flew off the wagon seat. I caught her by the brown puffed sleeve of her dress and pulled her back toward me, holding her tight. Pulling hard on the leather reins, Daddy stopped the wagon. We could hear Uncle Ray yelling.

“You get off my land, and you stay off, you no-good little thief!”

Busting out the door of the hen house, Henry’s friend Benny was running like a wild man. His black hair was whipping across his face like strings from a wet mop, and he had his dirty white T-shirt pulled up like a hammock at his belly. It was filled with eggs.

“Go on, scram!” Uncle Ray came out the door of the hen house, swinging a leather strap. “If I catch you here again, I’ll beat the tar out of you, boy!”

Benny was in a dead-run. As he skidded around the back of our wagon headed for town, I saw a red welt the size of Uncle Ray’s leather strap across his cheek.

“What’d he get from you, Ray?” Daddy called.

“He stole my whole batch of eggs!” Uncle Ray walked toward us with one shoulder of his blue bib overalls hanging. He wasn’t wearing a shirt underneath to hide his big belly or a hat to cover his balding head. “I knew movin’ in this close to town would just invite the hoboes and hooligans.” He stopped at the wagon, reaching up to help Cora down off the seat, and kept right on talking. “But that boy — that loony little two-bit thief — he’s the worst of ’em all. If he was stealin’ so’s he could feed his family, I might look the other way once in a while. But when I get to town later today, I’ll bet I see a fresh batch of brown eggs for sale at Huckabee’s. All that boy does is sell what he steals from me so’s he can gamble and booze.”

“It ain’t right,” Daddy agreed, shaking his head. “It just ain’t right. You want me to go get the sheriff and be an eyewitness? A complaint is easy to file.”

“Won’t do no good,” Uncle Ray said. “With only one lawman in town, the sheriff said I needed to catch that boy red-handed myself and hand him over. But who can catch him? Did you see the way he lit out of here runnin’ like a jackrabbit?”

What Reviewers are saying about Shadow of the Hawk!

“The realism of John Steinbeck meets the thrill of John Grisham in this tale of love, sacrifice, and betrayal.” ~ Reader’s Entertainment Magazine

“This is one of those young adult novels that every adult will want to read. It’s filled with wonderful characters and a heartwarming story set in the midst of America’s darkest days, the Great Depression. Jones’ voice is reminiscent of Steinbeck’s at his best.” ~ W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors of People of the Thunder

“With a clarity reminiscent of Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, K.S. Jones gently draws the reader into a masterful description of the grit and hard times of one farm family’s struggles during the Great Depression.” Alethea Williams, author of orphan train novel Walls for the Wind