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Carol Burnside is an award-winning author who also writes as Annie Rayburn. Carol is traditionally published in short stories. Annie is e-published and self/Indie published. Her latest release from Red Sage is Bittersweet Obsessions (June, 2011), an erotic romance with light sci-fi and paranormal elements. Learn more about Annie and her “sizzling romance that tugs at your heart” at

Saying Goodbye: All Good Things Must Come to an End

By Marilyn Baron Tonight, at midnight, we will say goodbye not only to 2014, but to a treasured tradition when we say goodbye to The Petit Fours and Hot Tamales blog. We’ve been blogging since December 28, 2008—six years. During our blog meeting at the 2014 Georgia Romance Writers Moonlight & Magnolias Conference we took […]

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New Book Release: The Other Man by Parker J. Cole

PFHT welcomes author Parker J. Cole with her latest book: THE OTHER MAN Leah Westwood loves her husband Jacob with all her heart, even as the smoldering glances of her ex-flame Vincent Miller continue to affect her. What she once shared with Vincent threatens to rip apart the bonds she is trying to build with […]

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NEW! Nobody’s Baby by @Carol_Burnside (Excerpt and #giveaway)

Nobody’s Baby She was the incubator, nothing more until the parents died tragically. Now she’s having Nobody’s Baby. For Kate Morissey, becoming a surrogate seems like a great way to refill her tuition account and get the education she’s always wanted. After putting her life on hold to raise and educate her two brothers, she’s […]

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Aunt Ora’s Custard

My aunt Ora, mama’s sister, had a great sense of humor and liked to joke around. I remember she had small hands and they were always soft. I never could figure out how they stayed that way because she was always cooking and cleaning up. Everyone considered Ora a good cook. After my mama passed, […]

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Freebie and a recipe

by Carol Burnside First, the Freebie. I was ecstatic Monday evening when I went to check my Amazon stats and saw that the sales for Home for Christmas were climbing steadily. I hurried over to check and sure enough, they’d finally price matched it to FREE! Perfect timing, seeing as the holidays are just around […]

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The Marriage Trap by Marissa Garner

Today PFHT welcomes Marissa Garner, who is sharing information about her debut book, with an excerpt. Congratulations, Marissa! THE MARRIAGE TRAP (Hawaiian Heat Series—Book One) by Marissa Garner Releases Friday November 14, 2014 BLURB: Ginny Fitzgerald has always dreamed of marriage and motherhood. But when she escapes her domineering former fiancé to attend a two-month […]

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