New Releases

Prohibited Passion (Historical Erotic Romance) – January 15, 2012

Prohibited PassionRuth wants to escape the boredom of Bandit Creek and the strict expectations of her father, the local pastor. Her life changes the day she meets CeeCee, a world-wise flapper, and an irresistible attraction develops between them. She’ll be disowned and shunned if anyone discovers their prohibited passion, but can they keep their growing affection a secret?
CeeCee is drawn to Ruth, but things become complicated when her gangster companion disapproves of their liaison. He’s in town to broker a deal with the owner of the local speakeasy, and he’s not above using them to further his own plans. Can CeeCee protect Ruth and their budding relationship?
As Ruth gets drawn further into their world, she must decide between her familiar life and a new, dangerous path with the woman she loves.

Read the first chapter here.

About the Author – Alyssa Linn Palmer

Alyssa Linn PalmerAlyssa has many passions. Fortunately, none of them are prohibited. When she isn’t working, she’s writing dark tales inspired by mid-20th-century noir books and films, cooking up a storm in her kitchen, and reading. You can find her at, and on Twitter.

4 Bandit Rating


Skin Deep (A Bandit Creek Paranomal) – January 1, 2012

Kai knows trouble has found him when a fiery pint-sized female shows up at his door, bringing news of gruesome animal sacrifices in the woods around Bandit Creek. She also brings a teasing scent that draws his attention and sends every protective instinct screaming for him to protect his mate.

Hazel is determined to stop the monster she’s been following for miles and she won’t let anything distract her from her mission. She teams up with Kai, but vows to keep a firm “no-touch” policy where the handsome Native is concerned. Her resolve doesn’t last long as the two are drawn together like lodestones, their every touch igniting a passion neither has faced before.

Only, the trail of ritual sacrifices points to a greater threat than either first realized. They are about to face Kai’s enemy ancestor, a yee naaldlooshii—skinwalker—who will stop at nothing to destroy everything around him.

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About the Author – Shanna Gekko

Shanna Gekko currently juggles writing with herding kids, and a full-time job, among other commitments, and she truly doesn’t know how she does it. While she will read practically anything, her writing has strayed to the fantastic since she was in Grade 7. You can read some of her musings at

5 Bandit Rating

The Gift (Contemporary) – December 15, 2011

When is the wrong thing, the right thing to do?

Amy Gold, Bandit Creek’s kindergarten teacher, is not the sort of person to flout the law. Especially since she’s dating the local deputy, Gray Cassidy. But an unexpected Christmas gift is about to change everything–not just Amy’s plans for a traditional Christmas, but her entire future, and Gray’s as well.

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About the author – C. J. Carmichael

Hard to imagine a more glamorous life than being an accountant, isn’t it? Still, CJ Carmichael gave up the thrills of income tax forms and double entry book-keeping when she sold her first book in 1998. She has now published 30 novels with Harlequin, and has twice been nominated for a RITA award. CJ likes to write stories about romance, family and intrigue. She’s inspired by real-life scenarios…the kind you read about in magazines and watch on the nightly news on television. When it’s time to take a break from the computer, she heads to the Rocky Mountains near her home in Calgary. If you’d like to learn more about her books, or see photos of her hiking exploits, check out her website: and watch for her frequent contests.

1 Bandit Rating

Quinn’s Christmas Wish – December 1, 2011

As far as twelve-year old Quinn is concerned Christmas has lost its magic. Since his father’s death life has lost its sparkle. His mom is now a widow struggling to put food on the table. Quinn is no help, and the mysterious illness afflicting him only makes things worse. Even Christmas, complete with decorated trees, ribbons and bows has no meaning…then along comes Jazira.

Jazira doesn’t know what happened to her former self, the eleven-year old little girl. She drowned, didn’t she, along with half the other folk of Bandit Creek in 1911? Somehow, she’s grown four furry legs complimented with a large wolf head and body. Scared and alone, she reaches out to Quinn and a strong bond is formed. Jazira learns Quinn, and his mother, are threatened by a wealthy powerful citizen of Bandit Creek. She is determined to protect her new family, no matter what.

Christmas Eve finds Quinn staring up at the adorned tree and muttering a quiet prayer. Will the Spirits of Christmas grant his wish, or will the evil surrounding Bandit Creek prevail once again?

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About the Author – Lawna Mackie

Lawna Mackie began reading romance novels as a teenager and soon discovered she couldn’t read them fast enough. Years later she stumbled across her first paranormal romance…she knew she had found the perfect genre of romance.
For years she pondered the thought of writing her own stories, but the thought was too terrifying. Then back in the summer 2008, while on holidays she finally decided to give it a try.
Her bizarre dreams and crazy imagination continues to inspire her novels. Lawna has two published novels. IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD scheduled for release on December 19, 2011, through Liquid Silver Books and ENCHANTMENT scheduled for release on January 13, 2012 through Muse It Up Publishing.
She and her husband live on a small acreage in Didsbury, Alberta, with their lovable companions Dozer, Daisy and Mandarin.
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Death at Bandit Creek (Historical Romantic Suspense) – Nov 15, 2011

Charlotte Fraser is running away, broken-hearted. She is the new teacher in a one-room school house in Bandit Creek, Montana. The year is 1911 and she has arrived just in time to stage the annual Thanksgiving pageant but . . . when she gets there, she learns that the old school teacher, Eileen McArthur is missing. Could Charlotte be in danger too?

The young sheriff, Alec Forrest, is searching for Eileen McArthur. He gets nothing but grief from the young women in Bandit Creek, but it seems that Charlotte will be more trouble than any of the rest.  And will he ever find out what happened to Eileen McArthur?

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About the Author – Amy Jo Fleming

Donna WickensAmy Jo Fleming writes romantic suspense and she loves a story that leaves you wondering about the characters after you read the final page.

In her day job, Amy Jo, a freelance writer, writes about education issues.

Amy Jo loves to hike and has gone hiking all over the world, from Calgary to Australia, Scotland, to the Caribbean.  Her favorite place to hike is in the Rocky Mountains just a few miles up the road from her home in Calgary.

She lives in Calgary with her husband David (an engineer), her dog Snowflake and her two boomerang children, Cat, a chemical engineer and Scott, an engineering student.

Devil Unknown (Thriller) – Nov 1, 2011

“Each generation evil takes form and steals the soul of the most devout.”

A long forgotten myth holds the key to the evil descending upon Bandit Creek. When the town turns to their beloved former pastor for answers, little do they realize he may be the evil they fear.

Nathan Hanlin is at a crossroads. His soul is in jeopardy, and he doesn’t know it. Yet. He thought leaving the church would be easy, but when demonic crows start talking and demons reveal a secret about his past — he realizes turning his back on God might have been a mistake. A ripped page from a journal holds the key to discovering why the supernatural are appearing in Bandit Creek but its too late. The myth is real and the only person who knows the answer is missing. Can Nathan save the woman he loves…or is he the reason her life is in danger?

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About the Author – Steena Holmes

Two words can describe Steena. Chocolate and passion. Passion for life. For love. For adventure. For chocolate.

Weaving stories with passion for life flows through all of Steena’s stories – whether they be erotic romance under her pen name Anya Winter, in her women’s fiction or in her thrillers.

Join her on the journey of discovering the passion of your life. Visit her website or follow her on twitter.


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October 15, 2011 – Double Trouble! – Penny Candy and Hard Candy

In life, one choice can lead you in vastly different directions. Penny Anderson is about to discover this for herself, in Bandit Creek: Penny Candy and Bandit Creek: Hard Candy. Two parallel stories, two very different endings.

Penny Candy (Romance)

Coming home to Bandit Creek seemed like a good idea to Penny Anderson, especially after things start to rekindle with her old high school sweetheart and candy store owner, Craig Baxter. But, she can’t forget the other reason why she’s here… To finally discover the truth of her mother’s death so many years ago.

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Hard Candy (Romance)

Penny Anderson is sick of the questions that keep running around inside her head. Coming home to Bandit Creek is her opportunity to find out the truth of her mother’s death, as well as to discover if the flame still burns brightly for her high school sweetheart. Only, she never reckoned on the unexpected lust for not one, but two men. Craig Baxter and Douglas McKenzie have their sights set on Penny and they aren’t about to let her go.

Warning: contains ménage, male on male action and gratuitous sex involving hard candies and cherry pie filling…

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About the Author – Jade Buchanan

Jade’s writing is as eclectic as her reading tastes, with over thirty gay, lesbian and bisexual tales currently published. She’s been known to accept writing challenges from friends and family just to see their reactions and Jade is also a firm believer that love and romance are universal concepts, no matter a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation.

Originally from Northern Ontario, she’s lived in British Columbia and the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East. Jade currently lives in Calgary, Alberta where she’s hard at work on her next story.

Jade is a member of the Romance Writers of America, with PAN status. She is the current Vice President of the Calgary Association of RWA and was the Founding President of the Rainbow Romance Writers RWA chapter.

Jade loves to hear from readers! Send her an email at Also, visit her website or follow her on twitter.