by Grantitude Press,
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
Press allows me to do that!
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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percentage of the author's royalties for sales of SWEET ON YOU go to:
the American Heart
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a women's fiction novel:
Brookes, aka Lulu Brookes, the radical, free-thinking film sensation of the
(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.
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
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
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
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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
need is one cowboy for one night.
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...
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
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
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.
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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percentage of author's royalties for sales of COWBOY FOR SALE go to:
ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION
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A Second-Chances Sweet Romance
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
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.
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?
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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percentage of author's royalties for sales of UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL go to:
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
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A Wisconsin Reunion Romance
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.
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.
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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PREVIOUSLY Print PUBLISHED NOVELS:
(all are available used, online--all COMING as ebooks soon!):
A JOVE Time Passages
TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE
ROSE was a finalist
in the time travel category of the
Futuristic, Fantasy, and
Paranormal RWA Chapter
Click on the title below to order!
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
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
As reviewed in New-Age
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!"
Leslie Liepitz, Jove Time Passages author
"Talented new author Janet Wellington has penned a real winner with
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
"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
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
Released September 1998--available through used bookstore sources.
***ALSO in hard cover, Large Print edition,
reprinted through Thorndike Press 2006