Astraea Press Books and Author’s Favorite Lines!

Stephanie Taylor had a vision of a publishing house that provided fans with books anyone could read.  Her goal was to take in all genres from authors who had no sex scenes or foul language in their stories.  These kinds of stories could be read by people from 15 to 115, and gave kids and parents alike a safe place to find clean fiction.

Stephanie wasn’t sure at first if the public would take to this kind of fiction.  Most of the television we watch, music we listen to, and movies put out, are filled with four letter words and sexual inuendo.

It turns out there is a very large market for this type of fiction.  And, Stephanie has found an ever growing group of authors who prove a great story doesn’t need cuss words and romantic tension can be created without premarital sex.

Her authors are proud of her for taking the leap of faith, and I would like to introduce you to these amazing writers.  Below is the covers from some of our authors and one of their favorite lines from a book which is currently for sale at  Hope you enjoy!

The Legend of Ocenia Dragon by JF Jenkins

“If you’re my husband, that means I love you more than life. I need you to love me. I want you. I feel safe now. Love me and protect me from the dragons.”

Matching Wits with Venus by Therese Gilardi

In the valley below the thirty foot white block letters that spelled out HOLLYWOOD, between Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” museum and a string of psychic reading rooms, sat a glass-front shop with a rose-colored door.

Dangerous to Know by Nell Dixon

“Yes, sir.” She snapped a mock salute as she tried to calculate how many pairs of knickers she could fit into her backpack and still have room for chocolate. It didn’t sound as if there would be a corner shop where they were heading.

Lifeline Echoes by Kay Springsteen

God help them all! How could she tell someone he wasn’t going to be rescued? What could she say to a man when her words were likely to be the last he’d ever hear?

The Keepers by Monique O’Connor James

Dealing cards at the casino kept his mind from lamenting on things over which he had no control. Cards distracted him from the examination of mankind. They held no surprises and fell in predictable patterns. The stability comforted him. The notion that something so simple calmed him was ridiculous, but the serenity he found behind the table was the reason he returned to the casino night after night.

Glazier by Bri Clark

“Well you don’t see me rolling metal back like popping a tuna can.”

Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights by Jean C Joachim

There was something about his voice, something she recognized. Caroline stared at his face, peering into his eyes…those eyes seemed familiar. She gasped. “Mickey, is that you?”

The Perfect Rose by Felicia Rogers

“Who is that?” A small, trembling finger pointed in her direction.

“That’s Ariel.”

“No, it isn’t.”

Caleb frowned at his son. “Joshua, yes it is. Her name is Ariel.”

“She doesn’t look like a mermaid to me.”

Maya’s Vacation by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

She looked over at Dean, alone and struggling with the cleaver. He was trying to saw his way through a leg bone. It was too much; a utensil that beautiful should not be manhandled in that manner, whatever game fate was playing with her. She wouldn’t let that cleaver pay the price of her reservations. Beside, frying chicken was hardly a romantic activity.

Deal with the Devil by J Gunnar Grey

“Please tell me whatever you can,” Stoner said.
Mercer drew a deep breath. “We found her in the Dark.”
“Was it an accident?”
“No, sir.”
“Some wild beast?”
“A male one.”

Sucker for a Hot Rod by Joselyn Vaughn

“Judi Montgomery, will you marry me?” He opened the box and a square cut diamond winked at her against the cushioned white satin.

“What?” She hadn’t meant to say it out loud, but it slipped out. This was a bit more than an oil filter.

Blackbird Flies by Chynna T. Laird

“He didn’t want to think about his dad, Katie or even Lily…not  then. There was a concert grand piano calling for him.

And he needed to answer.”

Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks for doing such an  amazing thing. You are an inspiration.

A New Dream by Elaine Cantrell

Violet thought some of the tears on her cheeks belonged to

Matt, but no, a pro football player wouldn’t cry just because a

 woman said she loved him.

Spellbound by Samatha Combs 

“Serena, when are you going to get it? I’m in love with you. I

told you. Demons, witches, freaky dudes turning into rats, I don’t

care. I’m not going anywhere! This thing is bigger than I can

control, I get that, and I am still smack in the middle of it. And you

know what? As long as I am there with you, that’s exactly where I

want to be. So stop being surprised about it, stop questioning it,

and just accept it. You’re just stuck with me!”

I had never been spoken to so passionately and by someone

so sure of himself. He was right. I was going to have to get used to

it. I couldn’t help but smile as he put the car back on the road and

we continued driving home. Elizabeth was right too. I had chosen


You can purchase any and all of these books at  Thanks for taking the time to enjoy our covers and quotes!
Monique O’Connor James
Author of The Keepers – Now Available
And The Mulligan Man Novelette Available 7/11/11
Monique O’Connor James
Author of:  “The Keepers”

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