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The Sigil Trilogy

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How to Write SF

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Standings for Romance Novels

1. Night's Mistress, Amanda Ashley, Kensington, [link][comments]

2. Dream of Paris, Paula Martin, Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, [link][comments]
3. The Dysfunctional Test, Kelly Moran, Samhain, [link][comments]
4. Kilingiri, Janna Gray, Createspace, [link][comments]
5. Nothing Short of a Miracle, Carol Henry, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
6. Counterfeit Cowboy, Gail MacMillan, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
7. Cursed Awakening, Nikki Noffsinger, XoXo Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Italian Affair, Annie Seaton, Entangled Publishing, [link][comments]
8. Dysfunction Junction, April Erwin, MuseIt Up Publishing, [link][comments]
8. Alicia's Possession, Colette Saucier, Secret Cravings, [link]
9. Timeless Night Book One in the New Camelot Series, Torie James, Breathless Press, [link][comments]
10. Love You to Death, Jackie Uhrmacher, CreateSpace, [link][comments]

11. A Bar In Paris, Imogene nix, Beachwalk Press, [link][comments]
12. Her Unbridled Cowboy, Donna Michaels, Amazon, [link][comments]
13. Silverhawk, Barbara Bettis, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
13. Permanent, Kim Carmichael, Breathless Books Assent Publishing, [link][comments]
14. Child of the Dragon, Jeanne Guzman, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
14. Vexing Voss, Gail Koger [comments]
15. A Highlander in Her Past, Maeve Greyson, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
15. Gracie's War, Elaine Everest, Pulse Romance, [link][comments]
15. The Transformation of Anna, Charlene A. Wilson, Arched Spectrum, [link]
15. Coda, Janie Franz, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
16. Code Name:Ghost, Natasza Waters, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
16. The Rosewood Whistle, Pat McDermott, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [link][comments]
17. Random Acts of Crazy, Julia Kent, Amazon, [link][comments]
17. Drowning, Rachel Firasek, Naedge Publishing, [link][comments]
17. The Reunion, Suzanne Rossi, The Wild Rose Press [comments]
17. Heart Melter, Sophia Knightly, Amazon, [link][comments]
17. The Lion's Embrace, Marie Laval, MuseitUp Publishing, [link]
17. Through Gypsy Eyes, Killarney Sheffield, Crimson Romance, [link]
18. Fallen Star, Jim Cangany, Uncial Press, [link]
18. Say When A Something More Novel, Tara West, Self Published, [link][comments]
19. Cowboy-Sexy, Donna Michaels, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
19. Christmas Goes Green, L.J. Holmes, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
19. Lillian Holmes and the Leaping Man, Ciar Cullen, Boroughs Publishing, [link][comments]
19. A Kitchen Affair, Carol Preflatish, Sweet Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
20. The Antique Love, Helena Fairfax, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
20. Southern Embrace, Tamaria Soana, Beachwalk press, [link]
20. IN this Kingdom by the Sea, Icy Snow Blackstone, Class Act Books, [link]
20. Spy Catcher, Lindsay Downs, Secret Cravings Publisher, [link]
21. A Christmas Accident, Melissa Keir, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
21. Killingiri, Janna Grey, Createspace [comments]
21. Wicked By Nature, Madison Sevier, Secret CravingsPublishing, [link]
22. Say When, Tara west, Self Published
22. The Toymaker, Kay Springsteen, Astraea Press, [link]
22. SheRides, Adelle Laudan, Amazon, [link][comments]
23. The Catch, Charmaine Gordon, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link]
23. Visions of Fire & Ice, Teresa D'Amario, Freya's Bower, [link]
23. Troll-y Yours, Sheri Fredricks, Temple Publishing, [link]
23. Tangling with the CEO, Annie Seaton, Entangled Publishing, [link][comments]
23. Christmas Ever After, Nell Dixon, Brierley Rose Press, [link]
23. The Art of Love, Lorna Collins, Sherry Derr-Wille, Luanna Rugh, & Cheryl Gardarian, Whiskey Creek Press, [link][comments]
23. ULTIMATE NIGHT'S DELIGHTS, Kelli A. Wilkins, Amber Quill Press, [link]
23. Leave The Lights On, Karen Stivali, Samhain, http:[link]
23. The Doubting Heart, Brenda Gayle, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
23. Romance at the Royal Menagerie, Ruth J. Hartman, Astraea Press, [link]
23. Blood Myth Book One of the Myth Series, Stacy A. Moran, Art of Safkhet, [link]
23. Betting It All, Cate Masters, Decadent Publishing, [link]
23. Vampire King of New York, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Soul Mate Publishing, [link][comments]
24. The Silk Romance, Helena Fairfax, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
24. Twist of Fate, Laurie White, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
24. Bound to the Highlander, Kate Robbins, Tirgearr Publishing, [link]
24. Atlantis Vortex, Sultry Summers, Melange-Books, [link][comments]
24. Dancing on Air, Nicole Hurley-Moore, Escape Publishing, [link]
24. Lapses of Memory, M. S. Spencer, Secret Cravings, [link]
24. The Ugly Truth, Cheryel Hutton, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
24. City of Jade, L. J. LaBarthe, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
24. A Groom for Christmas, Cara Marsi, Amazon, [link]
24. Too Many Fairy Princes, Alex Beecroft, Samhain, [link][comments]
24. Upon Your Return, Marie Lavender, Solstice Publishing, [link]
24. The Supreme Macaroni Company, Adriana Trigiani, Harper Collins, [link]
25. The Temperate Warrior, Renee Vincent, Turquoise Morning Press, [link]
25. All For Spilled Blood, R. Ann Siracusa, Breathless Press, [link]
25. Old Town Nights, Linda Lee Williams, Amazon, [link][comments]
25. Concealed in My Heart, Regina Puckett, Punk & Sissy Publications, [link]
25. No Gentleman Is He, Carley Bauer & Lynette Willows, Tirgearr Publishing, [link][comments]
25. Lady of Pleasure, Delilah Marvelle, Delilah Marvelle Productions, LLC, [link]
25. The Toast Bitches, Sandra Cormier, Musa Publishing, [link]
25. Stetson's Storm, Kathleen Ball, Desert Breeze, [link][comments]
25. Home Again, Home Again, Nadine Christian, Eternal Press, [link]
25. Moondance, Jillian Chantal, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
25. Blood Of The Ruby Throne, Sultry Summers, Whiskey Creek Press, [link][comments]
25. A Shadow on the Ground, Rebecca Lee Smith, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
25. Undercover Lover, Jamie K. Schmidt, Musa Publishing, [link]
25. Harper's Wish, Krista Ames, Roane Publishing, [link]
25. If I Loved You, Jean C. Joachim, Secret Cravings, [link][comments]
25. Echoes, Charlene A. Wilson, Arched Spectrum, [link]
25. Moonlight Warrior, Jessica Coulter Smith, Jessica Coulter Smith, [link]
25. Giving Up the Ghost, S.A. Price, Sisters Price Publishing, [link]
25. The Darkest Craving, Gena Showalter, [link]
26. The Red Satin Collection, Giselle Renarde, CreateSpace, [link]
26. The Witching Moon, Loretta C. Rogers, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
26. Lessons for Suspicious Minds, Charlie Cochrane, Cheyenne Publishing, [link]
26. Outback Affair, Annie Seaton, Entangled Publishing, [link]
26. The Family: Liam, KV Taylor, Belfire Press, [link]
26. Waking Up His Wife, Kristal McKerrington & Joe E Legend, Solstice Publishing, [link]
26. CFO's Affair, Tina Gayle, Amazon, [link]
26. A MARRIAGE BARGAIN, Blaise Kilgallen, Sweet Cravings Publishing, [link]
26. TWO ADAMS FOR EVA, Blaise Kilgallen, secret cravings publishing, [link]
26. Sunrise Over Brasov, Stephanie Burkhart, Desert Breeze Publishing , [link]
26. Making the Grade, Shannon West, MLR Press, [link]
26. Last Kiss Goodnight, Gena Showalter, [link]
26. Two-Room Flat, Jill Urbach, Astraea Press, [link][comments]
26. Difficult Choices, Sandy Sullivan, Secret Cravings, [link]
26. Murder, Madness & Love, Yolanda Renee, Curiosity Quills Press, [link]
26. An Unexpected Widow , Carre White, Amazon, [link]
26. Bad Boy Blake, Lorraine Nelson, Evernight Publishing, [link][comments]
26. Finding the thing within, Ciro Sceusa, Alpha wolf publishing, [link]
26. Moonstone Obsession, Elizabeth Ellen Carter, Etopia Press, [link]

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