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Published by Grantitude Press, 

where every ebook includes a gift.

 

It seems that all the stories I write have an element or two in them that is near and dear to my heart, so when I decided to publish ebooks, I saw an opportunity to support some organizations and causes.

 

Grantitude Press allows me to do that!

 

Each ebook that has the Grantitude Press logo automatically includes a percentage of my royalties as a donation to the designated charity for that ebook.

 

A Second-Chances Spicy Romance

 

Gabe Freeman never thought it was a good idea. When Celeste Parker’s Celestial Cookies was chosen to promote Valentine’s Day at the oldies radio station with deliveries of her gourmet cookies, the handsome deejay was dismayed to learn that he was part of the package…and what’s with those amazing cookies anyway…and why is their sugar and spice aroma affecting him like truth serum!?

And why on earth is Gabe fantasizing about Celeste, with her wild curls and multi-colored fingernails? He’s supposed to be planning his June wedding to the boss’s suitable conservative daughter. True, the marriage is more accurately a business merger, but that’s fine with sensible Gabe. After all, he’s never believed in true love and romance…

Celeste meets Gabe on her fortieth birthday, of all days! Sure, he’s cute, but he’s just another rat in the rat race and she’s had quite enough of that kind of man, thank you very much. But, is he? The man seems to be changing before her eyes, and why does he seem to be having fun spending time with her and riding around in her cookie mobile?

Maybe this buttoned up guy isn’t quite what he seems to be. And maybe she’s ready to share some secrets of her own…if her heart is ready, that is…

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A percentage of the author's royalties for sales of SWEET ON YOU go to: 
the
American Heart Association!

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   a women's fiction novel: 

Louise Brookes, aka Lulu Brookes, the radical, free-thinking film sensation of the 1920s.

lulu (loo´ loo), n. Slang. any remarkable or outstanding person or thing.

It's funny how what you see in the mirror influences how you look at the world and your place in it.  Especially when what you see is a curvy, struggling, lonely, almost-41-year-old woman. And that’s just how pretty, skin care salon owner Louise sees herself.

But sometimes—when you least expect it—life presents a chance to create a new future, and to maybe even reinvent yourself.  For Louise this happens when her best friend secretly enters a photograph of her in a contest at Glow, a local skin care company looking for models of all ages...and sizes.

Can Louise take a new path—a path that might just lead into a new life—especially when it requires her to step right out of her comfort zone and into a bathing suit photo shoot?  Heavens!

Sure, she desperately needs the prize money to help keep her skin care salon from literally falling apart around her, but can she bare herself—and eventually her soul—to the cute photographer who keeps flirting with her? 

He couldn't really be interested in her when he could pluck any normal-sized woman out of the Glow Girl contestant pool....could he?  Nope, the handsome Glow marketing exec who's also flirting with her is a better, more suitable choice...or is he? 

What's a girl to do...but lose "Louise" and become the happier, more exciting and desirable "Lulu".

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A percentage of the author’s royalties for BECOMING LULU will be donated to the
Alley Cat Allies

 

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  A Second-Chances Spicy Romance

 

 

All I need is one cowboy for one night. 

                                                                                                  

Salon manager Lacey Murdock has to find a handsome single cowboy fast!  And he has to be willing to be auctioned off...for charity, of course!  So, what’s a girl to do but go boot-scootin’ and cowboy huntin’ at San Diego’s most popular country music club.  There she runs smack into Jared Dillon.  Tall, dark, and definitely handsome, Jared is the kind of man any woman would want to date—and he’s perfect for the bachelor auction.  Too bad he’s married...

 

Or is he?

 

Single dad Jared loves his young daughter more than anything, and has worked hard to create an idyllic life on his alpaca ranch, just the two of them.  The last thing he needs is to get involved with another single-minded career woman used to the big city lights instead of star-filled skies.  Pretty Lacey’s the kind of woman who is off limits for more reasons than he can count.  But why can’t he stop thinking about her?  Nope.  She’s just not for him...

 

Or is she?

 

When one of the bachelor cowboys is a no-show at the charity auction, Jared steps in at the last minute and gallantly saves the day.  One thing leads to another and Lacey and Jared are off on a romantic Dream Date Weekend at a mountain getaway designed for cozy evenings by the fire and luxurious nights in a four-poster bed.

 

Trouble is, Lacey’s not looking for a man, let alone a much-too-hot cowboy.  Her career is right on track and she’s finally bouncing back from a bad breakup.  No matter how he makes her feel, Jared definitely doesn’t fit her logical list of “must haves.”  There’s sizzling chemistry, for sure, but she’s vowed she’ll never fall for another single father again.  Losing at love is one thing, but losing the love of a child...that’s quite another...and a heartbreak she won’t go through again.

 

But....add together:  champagne, a hot tub, a dangerous game of twenty-questions, a romantic fire and two lonely hearts…and the delicious trouble begins.  Jared knows falling for Lacey isn’t the right thing for him or his little girl...but how’s a cowboy supposed to resist?

 

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A percentage of author's royalties for sales of COWBOY FOR SALE go to: 

THE ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION

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A Second-Chances Sweet Romance

 

KSUN reporter Angie Fletcher is definitely hiding something, and Jason Macdonald is determined to find out exactly what it is while he keeps his own secrets under wraps.

Angie Fletcher’s life is right on track--she has her dream job as an up and coming TV reporter at San Diego’s KSUN, plus the perfect fiance who understands her and her career goals. With a wedding to plan and her former farmer’s daughter image to keep hidden, the last thing she needs is her new assignment covering Green Zone’s community garden project. She’ll need to grit her teeth and just get through it...but when she meets long-haired, devastatingly handsome and mysterious Jason Macdonald, she soon finds herself taunted and tempted.

For Jason Macdonald, Green Zone is a perfect fit--and the polar opposite of his former, fast-paced 24/7 work schedule. When he learns the new KSUN reporter is resisting covering his new business, he’s ready to set her straight. When they meet, all sorts of sparks fly. She’s everything he expects--type-A all the way...but he also suspects she’s hiding something. When she lets her guard down, he sees a glimpse of a different Angie. But what is she hiding...and why does he care so much?

 

The past is a funny thing. We think we can run from it, hide it, even change it in the eyes of others. But, with hard work we don’t have to be trapped by it, and maybe, just maybe, it’s there to teach us. Are Angie and Jason ready to learn?

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A percentage of author's royalties for sales of UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL go to: 

THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

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  A Wisconsin Reunion Romance

 

Cory Wells-Richards left her cheating husband behind and headed straight back to tiny Faythe, Wisconsin, eager to create a new future for herself. First order of business, keep her promise to a dear friend and finish the renovation on the Victorian for dearly departed Tillie and find homes for her nine cats. How tough could that be? But when Tillie’s great-nephew shows up to help, it’s all she can do not to fall right back into his arms. She's been down that heartbreak road with him before, and coming off her recent divorce she's determined to guard her heart, no matter how sexy he looks with a hammer in his hand and his shirt off.


Jake is caught between a rock and a hard place. Well, between his party-hearty, successful big city life in Chicago and the sleepy hometown he was glad to see in his rear-view mirror at the tender age of 18. He plans to fulfill his promise to Tillie and help restore her house to get it ready to sell, then return to his comfortable life in Chicago. But how is he supposed to get any work done with pretty little Cory around doing her best to drive him crazy? Being in Faythe rekindles all those long forgotten memories, some bad and some good--including his desire for Cory, the one girl he couldn’t have.

 

As the sexual tension between Cory and Jake heightens and their emotional connection strengthens, will they let down their barriers long enough to find true love, or will the pain of the past keep them apart forever?

 

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A percentage of author's royalties for sales of HOMECOMING go to: 

HALO PET FOUNDATION, sponsor of FreeKibbleKat.com

 

What’s FreeKibbleKat? Go to the site, answer a trivia question and right or wrong, you win! Click on an answer, and every day you do they’ll provide 10 pieces of kibble to lots of animal shelters all over the U.S. to help feed their hungry cats. Play Meow Trivia every day. The more you play, the more kibble for the cats!

 

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PREVIOUSLY Print PUBLISHED NOVELS:

(all are available used, online--all COMING as ebooks soon!):

Dreams and his shaman grandfather urged Coyote to seek his fate. Had the white bird led him to it? The woman was a beauty with hair the color of corn silk, skin as pale as the desert lily. Naked and feverish, she floated in the cavern pool, seeming to await him. All his life, Coyote teetered between resentment of the white man and dreams that he should learn more. Now, one thing seemed clear: This woman was his destiny.

She found him in the cave where she'd taken shelter, the man whom Suzanne Lucas sought. Since she was five years old, she'd returned here to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park --- here where she'd nearly been killed in an earthquake; here where the dreams began. She'd seen herself in the desert, surviving and thriving, and a boy. In her dreams, she'd watched that boy grow. He'd become a man, a virile warrior --- just as she'd become a college professor. But he always vanished when she awoke. This time, she would find a way to make him stay.

Praise for DREAMQUEST:

 

"DREAMQUEST is a dream of a book! Evocative and rich in detail, it captured me from the beginning. Janet Wellington is definitely a new voice to watch."
Sherrilyn Kenyon
#1 NYT Bestselling author 

 

"Janet Wellington's beautifully written book, DREAMQUEST, weaves the folklore and culture of the Kumeyaay people with time travel and a contemporary heroine. Richly drawn characters tell the story of a romance that bridges past and present."
~ Virginia Farmer
Award winning author of 
A Blast to the Past

 

Forever Rose

A JOVE Time Passages TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE

      FOREVER ROSE was a finalist
     in the time travel category of the
     Futuristic, Fantasy, and
     Paranormal RWA Chapter
     2000
PRISM contest!

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Forever Rose (Time Passages Romances)

Modern Southern California.  When Taylor Rose Martin visits the local county fair, a clairvoyant tells her that she is about to embark on a passion-filled journey--a prediction she certainly isn't silly enough to believe.  After all, Taylor is an independent woman who has never had the time or the temperament for love affairs.  But she has a change of heart when she is drawn back into the past...

San Diego 1888.  While trying to discover the reason for her trip through time, Taylor falls for Jackson, a handsome bartender at a local saloon--and is horrified to learn that he is plotting to assassinate Wyatt Earp.  She soon gets a hint of her purpose in the past, but she is preoccupied by her growing affection for Jackson--and wonders whether his attraction to her is stronger than his desire for vengeance...

As reviewed in Romantic Times Magazine
    "3 Stars" 
    Kathe Robin says:

    "Fans of the paranormal will find a great deal in FOREVER ROSE.  Not only is Taylor traveling through time, but there is her father's voice, her dead mother's appearance at a séance, the mysterious Rosalinda and her mission.
    Ms. Wellington takes a fresh approach to the traditional time travel romance while bringing readers a vibrant and carefully researched portrait of old San Diego and the excitement of the Wyatt Earp legend.                      (www.romantictimes.com)  

As reviewed in New-Age Bookshelf
       "4 Hearts"
        
Connie Stamych says:

Talented new author Janet Wellington has written an emotional heart-tugger that grabs hold of you and never lets go.  Forever Rose exhibits the perfect blending of a historical western with its gun-toting hero and secondary characters, such as Wyatt Earp, with a witty modern day heroine, a fortune-telling gypsy and traditional time travel elements, that combine together to make for a truly remarkable story.  Janet Wellington is definitely a star on the rise.        (www.angelfire.com/tx2/newagebookshelf)

 

And this is what other authors are saying...

"Forever Rose is a delightfully charming travel through time into the Wild West. Janet Wellington is a name to remember!" 
              Susan Leslie Liepitz, Jove Time Passages author

"Talented new author Janet Wellington has penned a real winner with Forever Rose.  Emotional and lyrical, Forever Rose grabs you on the first page and hangs on long after you reluctantly finish this heart-warming love story." 
                            Judi Lind, Harlequin Intrigue author

"Forever Rose is a totally enjoyable time-travel story combining a gun fighting hero from the past, a determined heroine from the present, and a plot that deliciously melds paranormal and historical elements."
                   Linda O. Johnston,  Jove Time Passages author

"Janet Wellington is an enchanting and lyrical new voice in time travel romance.  Forever Rose is an enticing story filled with wonderful characters and a strong sensual romance.  This debut book is one to read!"
                     Terri Brisbin,
Jove Time Passages author

 

 

SWEET ON YOU wins the Romance Category
 in the 1999 San Diego Book Awards !!!

 

  When Celeste Parker was recruited to promote a radio station with deliveries of her gourmet cookies, DJ Gabe Freeman was dismayed to learn that he was part of the package.  So why was he fantasizing about Celeste, with her wild curls and multicolored fingernails, when he should be planning his wedding to the boss's daughter?  True, the marriage is just a business merger, but Gabe had never believed in true love until Celeste turned his orderly world upside-down...

A Precious Gem Romance

Released in October 1999--available through used bookstore sources.

***ALSO AVAILABLE in hard cover, Large Print edition, reprinted through Thorndike Press 2006

 

My very first print sale: BACHELOR FOR SALE

Cover - Bachelor for Sale

Lacy Murdock has to find a handsome single rancher fast. And he has to be willing to be auctioned off--for charity, of course. So Lacy goes hunting in a honky-tong and runs smack into Jared Conrad.

Tall, dark, and definitely handsome, Jared certainly stands out in the crowd. He's the kind of man any woman would want to date--and he's perfect for the auction. And Jared agrees to her scheme...

When a mystery woman drives up the bidding, Lacey knows that the date with Jared is out of reach. Then the winner donates the prize to Lacey--and she's off for a weekend with a man she's beginning to love...

A Precious Gem Romance

        Released September 1998--available through used bookstore sources.

***ALSO in hard cover, Large Print edition, reprinted through Thorndike Press 2006

 

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