Hi, my name is D. V. Stone. I am a multi-genre author who also enjoys reading across genres. On this page you'll meet a great group of writers and get an insider's view into their lives and books. I hope you enjoy this special peek and find new and exciting reads.
Who you are: Hello everyone. My name is Peggy Jaeger and I writer romantic comedies, romantic suspense books and contemporary romances about strong women, the families who support them, and them who can’t live without them. I live in beautiful New England in a house in the wood with my hero hubby and a year old Chocolate Labrador named Maple. And I’m about to become a grandmother for the first time!!! My daughter is expecting her first baby sometime in late September.
Interests beside writing. Well, have you go an hour?? Hee hee. No, really. I love all things visual and creative. When I’m not writing or when I’m between books and trying to come up with a new idea I paint, I rehab and decoupage old steamer trunks, and sometimes I even knit.
Network or support system. I am a member of RWA and my local Chapter ( the sisters I never had, biologically). I belong to too many Facebook writing groups to name here – again, you’d need that hour to get through them all. In a former life I was a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in Geriatric psychology. And the older my parents get, the more I am using what I learned while achieving that degree.
Desk description. In a world: Nuclear. I am one of those strange people who thrive in chaos and my desk exemplifies this. I refuse to show you a picture because you just might call HOARDERS and report me.
Outrageous talent. I can make the sound of a horse. Here, let me prove it. Watch this:
Window what’s outside yours? The beautiful woods where I live. I can watch the seasons change without anything blocking my view of the trees and forest. It is truly a gift to live here.
A PRIDE OF BROTHERS: AIDEN (Book 2 in the series)
Release date 9.8.2021
Romantic suspense/women’s fiction/contemporary romance/NYC Romance
A Back Cover Peek
Lexi Buckley wants answers about her younger sister's death. The police have labeled it a suicide, but Lexi doesn't believe it. Stymied in her investigation, she doesn't know where to turn next. After a chance encounter with a private investigator, she thinks her prayers have been answered.
Aiden Keane has never been an answer to a prayer before, but he agrees to help Lexi. A quirky combo of brains and beauty, the pixie blonde makes him feel things no professional ever should for a client.
When their investigation puts Lexi's life in jeopardy, her safety becomes his number one priority. The hard part is not falling for her.
A Peek inside
Were you close with your sister?” Aiden asked.
Not the way we should have been. Not at the end.
“We had a sizable age difference between us. Almost ten years. I was the big sis. The oldest.” Her lips trembled when she pulled them into a sad line. Rolling her eyes she added, “The bossy one, according to her. She was the baby and took full advantage of her status from the moment she realized it.”
“And rightly so.” The corners of his eyes crinkled. “I’m the youngest of my brothers and I’ll can tell you with one hundred percent honesty, my oldest brother is the bossiest one of us. I think it comes with birth order. Although he takes his so called right uber-seriously. Especially at work.”
This time her grin was steadier. “What kind of business do you all own together?”
“We a run a private security company.”
“Personal bodyguards, if a client needs protection from something. Background checks for employers. Mostly we do investigations.”
“What, like private eyes? Like on television?”
He laughed. “Nothing so glamorous. The fast cars and hot babes are all fantasy. It’s a lot of boring research, computer work, and surveillance, but yeah, you could say I’m a private eye.”
Lexi’s entire mood turned on his words. The sorrow flew, the hurt dissolved. Even her nervous trivia-speak went dormant. She sat bolt upright, her knees bumping against the tabletop when she shifted. Excitement shot from her system as she turned her body, placed a hand across his forearm and declared, “Oh, my God. You’re the answer to my prayers.”
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A Peek Further
Peggy Jaeger writes contemporary romances and rom coms about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.
Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all aspects of life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness, and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.
As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at peggyjaeger.com where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go "What??!"
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Dee Walker Can Kick Your Ass
At least she thinks so and isn’t afraid to say it
A no-nonsense spark plug, Dee keeps everyone around her hopping. When she meets fellow field hand, Arthur Taylor, her colorful world becomes even brighter when she makes him an offer he can't turn down.
However, this story of a bright explosion of color in a monochromatic world isn't what you might imagine, as Dee's life doesn't exactly turn out like she thinks it will.
This novella is the life story of Dee Taylor, the feisty and eccentric grandmother of Finn in the Heaven & Earth series. Her bright colorful muumuus and big floppy hat are her trademarks, and this story will tell you how it all began. She also has this little ability to see future developments. Oh, and commune with the greatest Greek family in history, but she just doesn't know it... yet.
A Peek inside
“My God, it’s hotter than a billy goat’s ass in a pepper patch out there,” Dee announced as she entered the office furnished with the rich fragrance of leather, old wood, coffee, and tobacco smoke.
Her boss, Bert Norton, sat hunched at his desk, puffing on his ancient pipe. His gaze snapped to hers, and he gave the merest hint of a smile before frowning at her crass expression. The two fellows, also occupying the room, stood a little straighter at her appearance, but gave each other surreptitious glares. They wore identical uniforms of scarred leather boots, dusty work trousers and damp cotton shirts, right down to the sweat-stained field-hand hats squeezed together in their enormous fists.
“Ah, sorry?” Dee phrased it almost like a question and raised her eyebrows at all the testosterone in the small space.
“Deidre, please, take a seat.” Bert gestured to one of the broad wing-back chairs occupying the area in front of his desk.
The two imposing men shifted their weight from foot to foot in apparent agitation. If I sit in that chair, I’ll look weak. Possessing a vagina created enough of a disadvantage chasm already.
“Thanks, Mr. Norton, I’ll stand. No sense in giving anyone the upper hand, right?” she quipped and slapped her hands on her hips, shifting her own weight from side to side. The corner of her boss’s lips twitched, but he sighed, and they both looked over at the two workers.
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A Peek Further
Furious, Demeter waved a hand to soften the noise of the door before it reached anyone’s ears and settled the house with her other hand. She gazed up at the bright light in the sky.
“You must deal with this blight, niece,” Themis’ voice echoed in her mind. “The last drop of blood is nigh upon us. This will be our last chance.”
Demeter’s face fell at the all-knowing Oracle. “She has been a loyal and faithful servant, perhaps…”
“Demeter, we have all risked and many more sacrifices are yet to come. Catherine is not Persephone. We must allow the mortals to gain their strength for no one is yet in place beside Deidre and even she will not be ready until her hair turns white and her skin wrinkles. Many years in their time. Time for us to prepared, for my father seeks revenge.”
Demeter understood what was not said. If they didn’t win this time, no hope remained.
A Peek at Jeny
Jeny Heckman is an award- winning fantasy
paranormal romance author best known for
her Heaven & Earth series, an award- winning
fantasy- paranormal series.
Her debut novel,
The Sea Archer, published in October 2018,
won "Best in Category," at the Chanticleer
International Book Awards. Her second book of
the Heaven &Earth Series, The Warrior's
Progeny won First Place Best in Category at
the 2020 OZMA Book Award and is a finalist in
the 2021 RONE Awards Paranormal Long
The Warrior’s Progeny also won “Best in Category” from the Chanticleer
International Book Awards for the Fantasy Romance genre, as well as earned the
Crown Heart of Excellence from InD’Tale Magazine.
Her standalone Women’s Fiction novel, entitled Releasing the Catch, was a finalist in
the Feathered Quill awards, likewise received in 2020.
Jeny loves working with her charities, which include Hospice of the Northwest, the
Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation, the Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the
American Cancer Society. Jeny lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over
twenty- eight years.
For more about Jeny and where to find her on Social Media visit jenyheckman.com
Who: Hi, I’m Sydney Winward and I write paranormal and fantasy romance, with the occasional historical romance mixed in there. I am a mom to a 3-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl, a baby on the way. I live with my kids and husband in Utah, and we’ve been married for 6 years.
Interests: I’m in that time in my life where I don’t do much besides take care of my young kids. But when I manage to find a spare moment here or there, I love reading, bike riding with the kids, and making fun things with Photoshop. I enjoy creating book covers, graphics, and more. Can you believe my brother who is 8 years younger than I am taught me most of what I know???
Other than that, I absolutely love animals. I’m one of those people who naturally attracts cats. Walking down the street? Cat. Sitting at home? Cat. On a bike ride in a random place? Cat. Also, I don’t own any cats.
Network: My writing critique group has been invaluable to my writing. Along with my awesomest husband ever, they have supported and encouraged me through the entire journey of writing and publishing. The friendships I have formed with other authors has also been a boon to my writing career. I enjoy making connections and friendships through our shared interests.
Desk: Desk? What desk? Haha, actually I write mostly using my laptop as I sit in bed. Occasionally, I will also write in the computer room while my husband plays videogames or codes on the computer next to mine. I’m a messy person, so the desk is usually cluttered with random objects from pens, to envelopes, to kids books, to candy wrappers. Yes, I have a major sweet tooth!
Outrageous Talent: Every once in a while, I will be struck with the desire to sew something. I’ve created costumes, dresses, skirts, baby sleep sacks, and more. But my favorite thing I’ve made was my daughter’s baby blessing dress. Someday, I hope to make a beautiful princess gown (yes, I’m a Disney nerd!). But maybe I’ll wait until the kids aren’t climbing all over my fabric and hiding my sewing pins.
Window-What’s outside yours: I have a BEAUTIFUL view of the mountains from my backyard. I live on a hill overlooking farmland, a golf course, and of course the mountains. Watching the sunrise coming over the mountains often takes my breath away.
A Peek inside
A Breath of Sunlight
Don’t show compassion for men. Never save a man’s life. And no matter what, never fall in love with someone you must ultimately kill. But some rules are meant to be broken, even if it means risking your life by betraying your valkyrie sisters.
The plan was simple—attack the Pits, kill the male slaves, save the women. But when Skaja runs into a fae man she can’t kill, she instead breaks all the rules to save him.
Prince Calle was sold into slavery by his jealous brother, and he would do anything to taste freedom again, even put his trust in a dangerous valkyrie. To protect his people and gain the throne, he and Skaja must trust each other. But neither of them expected trust to turn into something more, and the cost of love has a much steeper price than either of them anticipated.
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Sydney Winward is a fantasy and paranormal romance author who dabbles in the occasional historical fiction. She loves building complex worlds filled with magic, strong characters, and emotional stories that can make you laugh and cry.
Sydney is the author of The Bloodborn Series, and when she’s not writing, she’s reading, thinking about stories, or going on adventures with her children. She lives in Utah with her husband, two amazing kids, and one stubborn fish.
Who: I’m a country girl living life in the city. For the last twenty years, I’ve been a New York City actress, audiobook narrator, teaching artist, and mom, but my heart is in the corn fields and green ridges of Central Pennsylvania where I grew up. I’ve played leading ladies and saucy maids on Broadway and around the country, I’ve served time with Jessica Biel (on television of course), and a Broadway fight director once said I drove a cop car as well as any stunt woman.
Interests: My favorite new hobby is stand up paddleboard! I discovered it at a friend’s lake house in way northern Michigan and fell in love. Last year, I got two used boards online, and my family and I love nothing more than to drive up into the mountains to spend a lazy afternoon on the water. I also enjoy crafting, gardening, and roaming New York City for the tastiest cupcakes in every neighborhood.
Network: I am lucky to be supported by an amazing family, a network of friends from childhood, and a crew of inspiring women who I met in graduate school and hang out with as often as possible. During the pandemic, I also became a part of some online groups. Meeting friends virtually seemed daunting, but through a writers’ group and a neat podcast app, I now have lots of new friends all over the country to bounce ideas off and to support in their work.
Desk: Covid caused a big restructuring in our lives just as it did for so many families around the world. My husband now works from home three days a week, so I needed to create a second office space in our Manhattan apartment. Carving out room for another desk isn’t easy in a city flat, but I’m pleased with my new bedroom workspace. My desk is small, just big enough for my laptop, a few notebooks, and a jelly jar of pens. It faces a windowsill, lined with pictures of my husband and daughter and topped with a pie basket my cat loves to sleep on.
Outrageous talent: I am crazy good at estimating anything to do with time. I can usually guess the time of day within about ten minutes, and I am never, ever late. My friends joke that I time travel. Think it’s impossible to get to midtown for that lunch date in fifteen minutes? Hop on the subway with me, and don’t worry, you’ll make it.
Window: The view from my workspace inspires and thrills me every day. We live on the sixteenth floor, and my desk looks out over Morningside Park and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Hawks nest in the statuary atop the cathedral and regularly buzz my window. Afternoon storms roll in from the west and the sunsets are magnificent. As Anne Shirley said, “lots of scope for the imagination.”
Wendy's Room With A View
Hometown: Book One of the Hearts of the Ridge Series
Wendy Rich Stetson
When Tessa's big-city plans take the A Train to disaster, she lands in her sleepy hometown, smack in the middle of the most unlikely love triangle ever to hit Pennsylvania's Amish Country.
Hot-shot Dr. Richard Bruce is bound to Green Ridge by loyalty that runs deep. Deeper still is Jonas Rishel's tie to the land and his family's Amish community. Behind the wheel of a 1979 camper van, Tessa idles at a fork in the road. Will she cruise the superhighway to the future? Or take a slow trot to the past and a mysterious society she never dreamed she'd glimpse from the inside?
The girl entwined her fingers in her skirt and tugged the fabric tight. “Your hair is the same color as my cat, and she’s the best cat in the world.” In a heartbeat, she fled and buried her face in the man’s lap.
“My goodness. What a compliment. Thank you.” She fumbled with the clasp of her wallet, discovering only then she smooshed her thumb deep into the whoopie pie.
The elfin child giggled and bounced on bare toes.
Standing, the man swept her into his arms and smiled down at Tessa. “Rebecca has not seen many women with ginger hair.”
Ginger hair. For years, she was tormented by boneheaded boys shouting, “Carrot Top” and “Flame.” No one ever called her mane ginger. Beneath his candid gaze, her curls heated like embers, warming her from top to toe. Who was this man?
The girl wriggled, knocking askew his straw hat.
He tossed her under one arm like a sack of flour and righted it, loosening a tawny curl that escaped the wide brim and fell over one brow. His gaze passed over Tessa’s face.
Her unruly hair and short shorts tweaked at her consciousness. What did the Amish call outsiders? English? She was definitely dressed like an English woman. And not one from a Jane Austen novel.
He deposited the giggling girl right-side up on the floor and approached the table. “I’ve rarely seen hair that color myself. Like a copper penny.”
She stared at the mangled whoopie pie and blushed even deeper. For a brief moment, she felt his gaze trail down her body like a caress. Or did she?
Wendy Rich Stetson is a New York City girl who still considers the Central Pennsylvania countryside to be her home. She grew up road tripping in a 1979 VW camper van, and she keeps a running list of favorite roadside attractions from coast to coast. Now an author of sweet, small-town romance, Wendy is no stranger to storytelling. She’s a Broadway and television actress, an audiobook narrator, and a mom who likes nothing more than collaborating on children’s books with her teenage artist daughter. Wendy lives in Upper Manhattan with her family of three and rambunctious Maine Coon kitty. Follow Wendy’s journey at www.wendyrichstetson.com
An in depth Peek
Who Hi I’m Judy Kentrus. I write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, later in life stories and historical romance. In June, I released my 25th book.
I’ve always been a romantic at heart and married my high school sweetheart. I make my home in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. After raising our two children, I followed my dream to publish my books. I love to travel and include some of the places I’ve visited in my books. My stories are fun, sexy, romances that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love.
Interests When I’m not at my computer giving couples their happily-ever-after, you can find me in the kitchen, baking, especially cookies. I’ve been dubbed the cookie queen by my family and friends. At Christmas time, I bake at least fifteen different kind of cookies. No, we don’t eat all of them. I make up cookie plates and share them with my neighbors, the veterinarian who takes care of my dog, the girl who cuts my hair and not to forget the UPS guy who makes frequent stops at my house.
I post a recipe on my website every month, but change things up from cookies to comfort foods.
Network I'm a member of Romance Writers of America and New Jersey Romance Writers.
I have two desks. One is in my office that I share with my daughter who works from home. I leave her alone and she ignores my muttering when I’m talking to my characters who take over the storyline and go in their own direction. The only interruption is Gracie, our lab-mix rescue dog who goes ballistic when she sees the deer, squirrels, and an occasional black bear in my back yard.
My other desk and laptop are in my bedroom. It’s true, stories run through author’s minds even when they’re sleeping or can’t sleep. I’ll get up and open my laptop to jot down a thought about my current WIP. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what I’m writing, I never do go back to bed.
Outrageous talent or something fun like that. Do I have an outrageous talent? No, but I love to garden, when I have time. The growing season in my area starts around May. I must be very selective of what I plant because the deer eat everything. My chipmunks are very healthy because they eat the vegetables before I can pick them.
Window What's outside yours. My view is a beautiful, wooded forest, but I have a favorite tree. My husband and I planted a small pine tree in our back yard fifteen years ago. It’s at least 14 feet high. Four years ago, the winter was wicked, and we got dumped on with tons of snow. The tree was covered with so much snow it literally bent over in half. I was afraid the trunk was going to snap, but she stood the pressure. Spring arrived and she was still bent over. Friends said to cut it down, but we couldn’t do that. The persistence and will to survive was strong in that little pine tree. With the coaxing rays of the sun, it’s almost standing up straight. I guess the moral of what’s outside my window is, never give up.
Spirit of the Winds
This is my first historical romance and it’s gotten wonderful welcome by the readers of historical romance.
“All I want is my ship and the sea. No woman will ever run my life. I don’t need love.” ~ Cadell Leighton
No man is going to tell me how to run my life. All I want is my freedom. I’ll marry when I’m ready and only for love."
Cadell Leighton’s dream is about to come true. He’s worked hard to gain the knowledge to captain a new design in sailing ships. Spirit of the Winds, the latest addition to Leighton Shipping, will prove his claim to deliver cargo in record time. Wagers are heavy against him that he won’t make it back to Boston harbor alive.
His only regret is that his father, a ship’s captain, couldn’t share in the Wind’s maiden voyage. He was forced to leave his homeland under mysterious circumstances. Cade is determined to get answers to his many questions.
His command of the ship is contested by a Boston society chit who causes unforeseen calamity in his life. Backed into a corner, he’s forced to sacrifice his cherished freedom. The different moods of the sea won't be the only thing that will challenge his command and his heart.
Katherine Jameson hates the prim and proper life of a society deb. She’s being pressured into honoring a marriage contract that her mother has arranged to an undesirable clod old enough to be her father.
Her dream has always been to go to sea, following in the footsteps of her father, captain of a sailing ship. When she discovers her late father, who died under mysterious circumstances, made her part owner of a magnificent clipper, she sees it as a chance to fulfill her dream.
When these strong-willed characters are forced into a marriage neither of them wants, the storms won't only be confined to the seas. They’ll also have to work together to get answers to the questions behind their father’s past lives before they can get their much deserved, happily-ever-after.
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