An Interview with Anya Drake From For Their Sins by @RTranBooks #paranormal #vampire #IARTG


For Their Sins

 

I had the opportunity to sit down with Anya Drake, the so-called villain in Alexandria Diego’s tell-all memoir For Their Sins. Anya swears she is misunderstood and asked for a chance to share her side with the world.

 

“Can you tell the audience a little about yourself?” I asked Anya urging her to open up.

 

Anya smiled and stared at me a moment considering what she would say, “My real name in Anica Golescu I was born in 1398. I died 16 years later. My maker was the first Mordere, what you would call a vampire although, he was so much more. I turned my lover, Vlad the Impaler, into a Mordere. Then we killed my maker for his infinite cruelty. It was then that I changed my name to Anya Drake to remove any reminders of the past.

 

Vlad and I longed for a world where Mordere no longer lived in fear of the Venandi. They are God’s chosen warrior’s, who hunt us for sport. To that end, we were building our numbers when they stormed our castle. Vlad was killed, and I swore vengeance.  Now one Venandi stands in my way at every turn. Alexandria Diego must die.” Anya was near shouting and tried to get out of her chair. Her eyes were glassy as she looked at me.

 

I swallowed hard worried for a moment. I put a hand on Anya’s arm to calm her, and it was ice cold. Anya looked down at it and smiled as she sank back into her chair. I tried a different type of question hoping she wouldn’t get upset again. “What is your idea of perfect happiness?”

 

Anya licked her lips before answering, “Finding a perfectly innocent human, wrapping them in my arms and biting into their neck. Their blood washes over my tongue like the nectar of the gods. It’s sweet metallic and fragrant, better than an orgasm at times.” She gave a little shiver and stared at me. I felt like lunch.

 

I quickly fired off another question hoping to distract her, “On what occasion do you lie?”

 

Anya laughed slightly making her deep brown curls bounce “Do I need an occasion? Lying is part of life. It comes as naturally as breathing.”

 

“What do you most dislike about your appearance?” I asked hoping to find some redeeming quality in her.

 

Anya snorted her displeasure, “Is there something I should dislike? I’m more attractive than any human that’s for damn sure. As a matter of fact, I think I’m rather perfect. Any flaws I had were fixed when I fed from my maker.”

 

I was beginning to wonder if I was sane when I took this interview. “If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?”

 

“I already did that stupid,” Anya was annoyed. “Vampire remember?”

 

“Right, sorry.” It was hard to believe she really was what she claimed she looked so normal. “When and where were you happiest?” I asked trying to get something real out of her.

 

“August 20, 1414, in a small inn in my hometown on my wedding night.” She smiled wistfully before looking away.

 

“Who was he? What happened to him?” I wondered if she’d tell me.

 

“Radu, my first love. I drank him dry not knowing what I was.” I saw the pain in her eyes even if she wouldn’t admit it. “I could have changed him, but he wouldn’t have been Radu, and I would have had to share him with my maker. He was best off dead.” Her voice went cold as she stared at me.

 

I got goosebumps and decided to let that matter rest. I pressed on hoping to end the interview and get out of there while I could. “Alright, Anya one more question, please. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?”

 

“I wouldn’t have accepted my maker’s offer. I wouldn’t be a Mordere.” She looked truly repentant. Her eyes were wet like she was going to cry. I got out of my chair and took a step towards her then another. She lunged at me and grabbed me by the waist. “Ah, who am I kidding, I love what I am.”

 

As a side note, I woke up in the hospital a day later. Anya was nowhere to be found, and her number was disconnected.

 

Title: For Their Sins

Author: Rebecca Tran

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy/ Action&Adventure

Publisher: Hoffmann & Hoffmann

 

Book Blurb:

“You must know what I am and what I have lived through to understand what I did, why I would risk everything, including myself for one male.”

 

Alexandria Diego never wanted to be special. She was content to lay in bed with her lover forever. One decision will change everything. Suddenly, Alexandria is launched into a life of infamy, which carries a heavy burden that only she can bear. When a vicious war between her people, the Venandis, and their rivals, the Morderes, breaks out it forces Alexandria to change her tactics and be more cautious. But, when her love is captured by the enemy, Alexandria risks everything to get him back.

 

Excerpt:

Anya was waiting for me when I entered the room, lounging on a velvet sofa with silk pillows, looking rather pale. Her deep brown curls were only half pinned up the rest spilled over her breasts that were bound in a tightly laced black corset. She wore black well cut pants and low heeled boots. A gleaming sword lay within easy reach, but her feet were up on a stool, and she showed no sign of getting up as I approached. “Alexandria,” she said in greeting as if we were old friends.

 

“Anya,” I replied with contempt.

 

“You look a little out of breath perhaps you’d like a seat.”

 

“I thought that was the point of five ill-trained goons, to wear me out. Why offer a seat now?”

 

“A show of hospitality.” She shrugged.

 

“Where is he, Anya?” I nearly growled.

 

She gave a cruel smile “The Venandi you knew no longer exists.”

 

“I know you’ve tainted him I don’t care.”

 

“He’s under my control. It’s my blood he craves and my bed he wants.”

 

“Give him back you cold-hearted bitch.”

 

“Tsk tsk, Alexandria. We are matriarchs of our peoples to fight over one male seems pointless.” Anya said as if bored.

 

“You did this to draw me out. Now I’m here, so let’s get this over with.” I demanded.

 

She was on her feet with sword drawn every bit as fast as a Venandi. “As you wish.”

 

We fought endlessly back and forth neither of us gaining or losing ground. The sound of metal clashing became a metallic hum in the air that sang to me, focusing my thoughts. In the midst of it all, I found him, my love, my match. I called out to him with my thoughts and felt him approach although, the reason felt wrong and it worried me. What if it were true? What if he was lost to me?  Then he came into the room, and I knew the truth. Anya moved into my guard, and her sword cut my side. My sword fell. She grabbed me.

 

As Anya’s teeth sunk into my throat, I heard him call my name “Alexandria, NO!” My eyes slid closed as a tear slid down my cheek.

 

This was the turning point for my people and me. But, you must know what I am and what I have lived through to understand what I did, why I would risk everything, including myself for one male. I am Alexandria Diego, and this is my story.

 

 

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Rebecca Tran

 

Author Bio: 

Rebecca Tran is a hybrid author and blogger with three award-winning novels. She started writing when she was sixteen as self-prescribed therapy after her father passed away and hasn’t stopped since. Rebecca is also a pharmacist, wife, and mother to two rambunctious girls and a Boston Terrier. If she ever has free time she likes combing resale shops to add to her teapot collection or quilting. Currently, she lives in her home state of Missouri.

 

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Looking for Ways to Be Healthy? Follow This Advice! #health #inspiration #WednesdayWisdom


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The holidays are coming up and many people will have to choose between rich food and being healthy.

 

I have a friend who’s on a diet. She wants to get into this gorgeous dress for Christmas. She asked me the other day, “Why aren’t you dieting?”

 

I shrugged. “I’m healthy every day of the year so there’s no need to diet.”

 

Do I eat only healthy things? Of course not. I eat chocolate and drink pop/soda every day. BUT… I walk 20+ miles a week, drink 64 ounces of water every day, don’t snack and be sure to have a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains.

 

I did a lot of binge eating and binge dieting when I was younger. I developed a lot of bad habits that I had to break. Dieting for a week or so and not exercising didn’t work for me. I beat myself up every time I gained weight and it was a roller coaster ride.

 

It wasn’t until I got married that I shifted my perspective. MR N helped me to see that being healthy is a way of life, not just for a few days a year. Giving up driving and walking everywhere was a revelation for me. The extra pounds slid off me and in five years, I lost 85 pounds. Impressive but it wasn’t my goal. Being healthy is my ultimate goal.

 

Are you looking for ways to become more healthy? 

 

Do as Dr. Steve Maraboli recommends. Incorporate these things into your life. Try it for 21 days. Research shows that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit.

 

Let’s make being healthy a habit.

 

MRS N

Can Storm Protect Her? Missing The Crown Jewels by @VClarizio #RomanticSuspense #books #win


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Title: Missing the Crown Jewels

Author:  Valerie J. Clarizio

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: VJC Books

 

Book Blurb:

After a devastating divorce, Peyton Crown is finally surfacing from a dark hole of despair. She finds herself hoping for a new life with Mason ‘Storm’ Starr, her brother’s best friend.

 

 

Storm’s intent is simple: hide in the quiet confines of his best friend’s family horse ranch in Kentucky. The perfect place to sort out his life after walking away from the Army, and fight his internal demons. His solitude is interrupted by his buddy’s little sister. The chemistry between them is off the charts, and he willing surrenders the battle.

 

 

The Crown family begins receiving threats, just weeks before the Kentucky Derby. The overprotective men in Peyton’s life vow to keep 24/7 tabs on her and the family’s prize horse—Prince Bourbonville—a hopeful for the next Triple Crown. Circumstances arise that threaten to keep Peyton and Prince away from the derby, but Storm and her brother Coach are determined they’ll attend, no matter the sacrifice.

 

 

Giveaway:

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Blurb:

 

Everyone is shocked when Clare Ulster leaves her rich and handsome fiancé, chucks her well-to-do Milwaukee city life, and moves into her grandparents’ old homestead in the remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The quiet small town of Iron City is just what she needs to get her life in order and learn to stand on her own.  No men needed! 

 

 

Unfortunately, disaster follows her.  Unable to let her go, her abusive, cheating ex- fiancé finds his way to the U.P. and sets out to make Clare’s life more of a living hell then he’d done in the past.  Additionally, Clare’s alleged involvement with the Fire Chief, aka, town player, lands her in a world of trouble with his ring of female admirers, sending her on a dangerously chaotic adventure including murder and kidnapping.  With Clare’s life in danger, irresistible Police Chief Jack Ricco will do whatever it takes to keep their newest resident safe.

 

 

Will Clare and Jack be able to survive the deceptively peaceful Iron City?

 

 

 

The winner will be picked randomly and only needs to comment to enter the drawing.  Get a second entry in the giveaway when you sign up for Valerie’s newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bn6QoD

 

 

Winner will be drawn on Tuesday, December 5 and will be announced in the comment area below.  Good luck everyone!

 

 

Excerpt:

 

Storm paced his room. Why on earth had he let Coach talk him into being Brittiany’s date? He wasn’t fit—ready—to be with normal people and do normal things. He liked his privacy and working on the ranch with little interaction with others. All he wanted out of life right now was to keep his head down and do his job while he took the time to sort out his life. Leaving the Army hadn’t been easy for him. He hadn’t expected to feel so empty, lost, and purposeless with his return to civilian life. It was like he didn’t even know how to behave in a social setting. He’d done just fine socially, before the Army.

 

How dare Coach play the ‘she needs protection’ card. His friend knew the second he reminded him of that, of the threats to the family, he’d easily agree to go on this date with Brittiany so that he could keep an eye on Peyton.

 

It just figured that Coach and his dad were in Chicago this weekend meeting with some of their development partners or Coach could be the one going on this date with Brittiany. Not that going on a date with Brittiany was a hardship—for a normal person that is—because she seemed like a nice woman, pretty too. But Storm just wasn’t feeling it. He wasn’t ready to be among the normal.

 

Storm stood in front of the mirror and tugged at the sleeve of his suit, Coach’s suit. He wasn’t quite sure what one wore to the country club for dinner, but he guessed it was nothing he had in his closet, so he’d raided Coach’s.

 

He swallowed down the anxiety in his throat, spun, and exited his room. The thump of his dress shoes against the hardwood floor echoed less than when he wore his cowboy boots. But even with the noise, he still preferred the boots.

 

At the foot of the steps, he waited for Peyton. He glanced at his watch. They were good on time yet. They didn’t have to meet the rest of the group at the club until six. Cocktails first, then dinner.

 

The light click of heels on the stairs drew his attention. His heart slammed in his chest, and his mouth went dry. In the past year, he’d seen her dressed nicely plenty of times to go to the club, but the radiant beautiful sight he saw before him now stole his breath. He’d always thought she was pretty and liked her, but since she’d touched him the other day, she was all he could think about, day in and day out. Whether his eyes were open or closed, visions of her lovely smile, milky white skin, and dark, spellbinding eyes consumed him.

 

 

 

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Author Biography:

Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

 

She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.

 

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Can one steamy night be the answer? One Night in Kuala Lumpur by @abbeymacmunn #EroticRomance


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Title: One Night in Kuala Lumpur

Author: Abbey MacMunn

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Genre: Erotic Romance

 

 

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Blurb:

In search of inspiration and excitement, successful artist, Ziva Clarke, takes a trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her exhibitions in the UK have left her exhausted, she’s had no fun in ages and her creativity is at below zero—the exotic Far East could be just what she needs.

 

Charmer Sam Tempest is visiting Kuala Lumpur on business with his father, but behind the impeccable suit and the wicked smile, he’s not a happy man. Duty bound to join his family’s international business, Sam longs to follow his true passion—to carve wood sculptures.

 

The two lonely souls meet by chance on a crowded street, and when it turns out they might not be the strangers they first thought, so begins a night of confessions, shared dreams and hot sex.

 

Can one steamy night in Kuala Lumpur be the answer to both their dreams?

 

Excerpt:

Squinting, Ziva tried to see who’d spoken in a deep, smooth-as-silk British accent.

 

A tall man stood before her and greeted her with an alluring, lopsided smile that exuded confidence. Kind eyes crinkled at the corners.

 

His broad shoulders were clad in a navy, tailored business suit. With his thick hair, a rich, burnt umber colour, slicked back off his forehead, and an angular, clean-shaven jaw, the guy could have stepped off the set of a TV advert for men’s cologne. And his lips… oh boy, his lips. Full, well-defined, and made for sinning.

 

Her mouth dried. Kuala Lumpur grew more interesting by the second.

 

Elise filled in for her temporary inability to speak. “No, we haven’t. My sister failed to mention Pavilion or Lot 10. I’m afraid she doesn’t share my love for shopping.”

 

Surprise flashed across his face before his smile widened then hitched higher in one corner. Yep, male model material. Just my luck if he’s gay.

 

Elise shifted from one foot to the other and adjusted her hold on her dozen or so shopping bags. “Are the malls far?”
“No, not far. They’re near the Golden Triangle part of the city.”

 

Ziva stifled another groan. More malls, right near where they were staying.

 

The guy tipped his head. “I’m Sam, by the way.” Sophisticated charm oozed from every pore. “It’s lovely to meet two beautiful English roses so far from home.” Although he spoke to both of them, he directed an intense gaze at Ziva. Mischievous cobalt eyes sparkled in the bright sunlight then he winked at her. Hmm, not gay then.

 

“Hi, I’m Elise,” her sister said, sticking out her chest. “Nice to meet you, too.” She shuffled her feet again. “My feet are roasting standing here.”

 

Ziva glanced at Elise’s unsuitable choice of footwear as she stood on a drain cover. “I’m not surprised your feet are hot. It’s ninety-five degrees and you’re wearing high-heeled boots. I told you to wear your flat sandals.”

 

Elise rolled her eyes. “Flat sandals do not go with this outfit,” she said resignedly. “Kuala Lumpur is home to some of the best shopping malls in South East Asia—who cares about a little discomfort?”

 

“So, you were listening when I read out the tourist brochure and the amazing places I’d like to visit.”

 

“No, not really.” Elise gave an apologetic shrug. “I heard ‘shopping malls’ mostly.”

Sam laughed. His attention never left Ziva. “And your name is…?”

 

The crowd surged forward to cross the road. Someone jostled past Ziva, accidentally knocking her elbow. Her tatty canvas handbag and her one and only shopping bag dropped to the ground. She gasped as her new lingerie tumbled onto the dusty pavement. “Oh, crap!”

 

Stooping to her haunches, she then hastily stuffed lacy bras and matching thongs back into the paper bag. Her blonde curls tumbled over her face, helping to hide cheeks that burned hotter than the pavement. A serious contender for Miss Tiny Tits UK, she’d been spoiled for choice when she’d seen that the malls in KL catered for smaller women, so she’d treated herself to a few items of sexy underwear. Not that she had an occasion to wear it, but still, the last thing she needed was to have it displayed for all to see.

 

Sam kneeled in front of her, picked up a black bra, and swung it on his finger. “Here, I think you missed one.”

 

Head still down, she reached for the bra, but he hooked his finger around the strap and held it firm. She tugged. “Let go.”

 

“Not until you tell me your name.” He tugged back, stretching the lace and elastic across the distance between them. “And not until you look at me.”

 

 

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Abbey MacMunn 

Author Bio:

Abbey MacMunn writes contemporary, paranormal and erotic romance. She lives in Hampshire, UK with her husband and their four children. She is a proud member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

 

 

When she’s not writing, she likes to watch films and TV shows – anything from rom-coms to superheroes to science fiction movies.

 

 

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Spotlight on Gray’s Promise by @AnniFifeAuthor … and a #Giveaway! #RomanticSuspense #romance


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BOOK TITLE:                        GRAY’S PROMISE (KING SECURITY BOOK 2)

                                                Note: This is a Standalone HEA

AUTHOR:                               Anni Fife

AUTHOR EMAIL:                  anni@annifife.com

GENRE:                                  Steamy Romantic Suspense (R-Sex, Language)

LENGTH:                                406 Pages

PUBLISHER:                         The Wild Rose Press

RELEASE DATE:                    December 8, 2017

 

BLURB

A jealousy that destroys everything in its path…a love that refuses to die.

 

 

Zoey Morgan seems to have it all as a successful surgeon in Boston. However, perfection lies only on the surface. Plagued by nightmares and amnesia from a tragedy that ripped her family from her fourteen years ago, she finds the courage to reach out to the only man who can make her feel safe. She’s buried the memory of their love, but her heart—and her body—responds to the ex-marine in ways that are all too familiar.

 

Grayson “Gray” Walker’s heart shattered when Zoey chose another man over him. Since then, he’s built an impenetrable wall around his emotions. But from the moment she implodes back into his life, her vulnerability breaches his defenses. His skills as an elite member of the King Security team cannot shield him from the devastation of learning he might have left Zoey high and dry when she needed him most. Now, Gray must navigate the tripwire of helping her heal while protecting himself from being hurt again.

 

As the embers of their potent love reignite, an old threat awakens, leading to greater danger than ever before.

 

EXCERPT

Gray’s hands balled into fists. He wanted to punch the walls. “Take me to her. Now!”

 

“You need to control yourself, Mr. Walker.”

 

Rage joined the sick fear churning inside him and he glared at the doctor. She didn’t flinch. Her face held no judgment, but her steady gaze also gave no quarter. Gray found it anchored him, offering him no alternative but to deal with the reality slamming into him. The rigidity in his body eased. Doctor Wells nodded slightly, and in a cool, precise voice, continued. “Given Miss Morgan’s concussion and the yet unidentified drug in her system, we would prefer not to administer any more sedatives.”

 

Ping!

 

The doors opened and they stepped out. She led them down another corridor and stopped outside a numbered ward. “Mr. Walker—”

 

“It’s Gray.”

 

“Okay, Gray.” She clasped her hands in front of her. “Zoey is extremely agitated. To calm her, you need to find the calmness within yourself.” Her probing stare insisted on a response.

 

He nodded sharply.

 

“She’s on the edge of hysteria and in danger of hurting herself. If you cannot calm her, we will be forced to sedate her for her own safety.”

 

Zoey!

 

Gray’s heart hammered wildly. He closed his eyes, and for the first time since he’d raced into the ED, let her image surface.

 

His beautiful red butterfly. Mercurial and brilliant. Her dark-copper hair alight with so many fiery streaks, he was constantly amazed it didn’t singe his skin. The curly length was unexpectedly soft, so goddamn sexy when it slipped like satin through his fingers. But as much as he loved her hair, it was her eyes that endlessly beguiled him. Tapered like a cat, they were vivid-green with a golden ring around her pupil. A fascinating combination of sex-kitten and innocent, and such an integral part of her expressive nature. There were times he thought they were too large for her heart-shaped face, but then she’d laugh and they’d turn that intense jewel-like green. Wicked. Infectious. Or she’d whimper with desire, and the golden ring would leak into the green. Hot and slumberous. Untamed.

 

“Gray?”

 

He opened his eyes, forcing Zoey’s image back into darkness. “Take me to her.” He met the doctor’s unblinking scrutiny. “Please.”

 

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Giveaway ends December 8.

 

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Don’t miss your copy of Luke’s Redemption (King Security Book 1) for only 99c.

 

Sale starts Dec 1!

 

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Anni Fife is an exciting contemporary romance author who has already made an indelible mark in the popular genre of steamy romantic suspense. Her debut novel, Luke’s Redemption, has been acclaimed by critics and readers and was a Finalist in the 2017 RONE Awards. Anni says she credits Kristen Ashley as her guiding inspiration, and strives to make her characters equally as heart-wrenching and unforgettable. She is currently working on Eva’s Peace (King Security Book 3).

 

Last year, Anni closed the door on a successful career in television production to fulfill her lifelong passion, writing. In the space of a month, she shut her business, packed up her city life, and moved to a small seaside village. When she’s not writing, she can be found on the beach searching for pansy shells, or drinking red wine and gabbing with her gal posse.

 

If you want to know when Anni’s next book is releasing and be first to get regular updates and BONUS TREATS, visit her website and sign up to join her POSSE.

 

Anni is published by The Wild Rose Press, and is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA).

 

 

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Do Good and Spread Joy Today! #GivingTuesday #TuesdayMotivation #charity


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Today is Giving Tuesday and people in need are counting on your support. 

 

I know that I say this a lot but helping those less fortunate is something that is close to my heart.  There are people in our neighborhood/town/city who are starving and do not have enough food to eat.  Take a look in your pantry/kitchen and grab non-perishables items.  Drop them off at your local food bank or donate your coffee money to them.

 

A friend of mine asked me today, “Money is tight for our family during this time of the year.  How can I afford to give to the food bank?”

 

I responded by asking her, “Where are you going for lunch?”

 

She shrugged and said, “Probably some fast food place.  I didn’t have time to make my lunch.”

 

“At least you have that option.  There are many kids at the school down the street who can’t eat lunch because their family can’t afford it.”

 

Silence.

 

I get this response a lot.  I understand that money is tight.  But if I can scrimp and save a few dollars to make sure children in my neighborhood have food to eat, you can too. In fact, in our Christmas budget, we set aside 20% for the local food bank. If we’re going to have a fantastic Christmas, people in our neighborhood deserve it too.

 

Can you skip your coffee run this week and donate that money to your local food bank?  Can you look in your kitchen and find a few canned goods/rice/beans to give children and families in your neighborhood full bellies?

 

Giving is as simple as extending your hand and saying, “Here.”  It reminds me of the end of the movie Scrooged where Bill Murray talks about giving and keeping the Christmas Spirit all year through.  Watch it and you’ll be moved to give.

 

Which charity are you going to donate to today? Several charities have donors matching donations today so it’s the perfect day to make your dollars stretch further.

 

MRS N

Meet Author @Shari_Nich and Discover Why MRS N Can’t Wait to Read Her #Books! #amreading #PNR


Author Interview

 

As many of you know, I’m a huge paranormal romance reader. It’s one of my all-time favorite genres so when I come across a paranormal romance new-to-me author, I’m all over their books like a honey bee to flowers. I met Shari through a fellow author, M. T. Magee, and we instantly connected. I convinced her to sit down for an interview and she agreed. I can’t wait to read her brand-new release, Haunted, from Liquid Silver Press. Take it away, Shari:

 

Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you?

There are so many fabulous authors that have inspired me over the years with their words and their characters. I absolutely love Alice Clayton! Her books are filled with humor and heart. I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing Sylvia Day at an NJRW conference and got an autograph and a picture with her. She was so kind and lovely. Her writing style, voice and her ability to create off-the-charts sensuality between her characters are some of the many reasons I fell in love with her books. I admire the outrageousness and humor from the fabulous writing team of Christina Lauren. I’ve read Beautiful Bastard countless times, and still laugh hysterically. I’m always blown away by Kresley Cole’s world building. I was thrilled to meet her at RWA in NYC a few years back. She was very sweet! In my opinion, JK Rowling is an utter genius. I’ve read all of the Harry Potter books three- four times and will probably read all of them again. J Kenner’s characters are relatable and quite complex. I absolutely love her Stark series Iwill get to meet her at the Liberty States Fiction conference in March, which will be a thrill.

 

If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?

The first thing I do when I figure out who my characters are is to look through magazines or go online for ideas. I try to find out who best resembles the characters floating around in my head and then make poster boards and refer to them as I write. In my novel, HAUNTED, my hero, Thayne is based on the gorgeous actor, Ryan Reynolds .I’ve tried my best to vividly describe him as tall with golden brown hair, whiskey colored eyes, and a physique that would  make most women weep. He’s also incredibly witty, smart, and cool, a hero in every sense of the word. My heroine would be played by a young Scarlett Johannsen, a petite blonde with big, blue eyes. She’s sexy, sincere, and lovable, not to mention there’s a certain vulnerability that I think most women can relate to on some level.

 

How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning?

Names are critical when it comes to creating believable, well developed characters. I remember my brother in law once told me about his uncle Thayne and described him as a tall, strapping man who had quite the reputation with the ladies in his youth. Immediately, an image began to form in my mind. The name sounded so masculine and unbelievably sexy, I knew I had to create this larger than life character and make him jump off the page. As for my other characters, some are based on people I might know, some are based on people from TV and film. Sometimes just hearing a name sparks my imagination and I plot who that character could be and what drives them.

 

What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?

Don’t give up! If I can do this anyone can. Publishing is a tough business and not for the faint of heart by any means. Develop a thick skin and never take it personally when you get rejected. It’s part of the process. Get into a critique group and submit your work on a regular basis. Be accountable for your writing, even when you’re not published. Try entering contests. Go to conferences and talk to other authors. Find out what they’re doing. Take writing classes, and workshops. Read everything you can in your genre and don’t overlook those books on writing as   well.

 

What are you working on now? What is your next project?

I’m working on a three book contemporary series that focuses on three best friends from college who are navigating careers, and love in the Big Apple. I like to think of it as a modern day Sex in the City. There’s humor, fashion, gay best friends, over the top characters, and even a Mr. Big type of sexy alpha hero. As much as I love writing paranormal, it’s nice to step away from that world and focus on something completely different.

 

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

Boy that’s a tough one! There’s so many! I would love to have the power to know what people are thinking. It could save a lot of time and energy. I would also love to have the power to make myself invisible so I could spy on my kids.

 

What secret talents do you have?

Sadly, not many, but I still remember how to twirl a baton. Does that count? I guess it’s one of those weird talents you never really forget. I also have a photographic memory for recalling faces. I’m still wondering when this talent will come in handy.

 

Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been before?

I’ve always wanted to go to Europe like my heroine, Karly. I hope to get there someday. Greece, Italy and France are at the top of the list. Oops that’s three.

 

What’s on your bucket list (things to do before you die)?

I want to travel to as many exotic locales as possible, try the food, experience the culture, and learn about the people and the history. I’ve been talking about getting my Master’s degree for years. I’m still deciding in what. I would love to help my brother achieve his goals and participate in Special Olympics. I’ve always talked about taking a girls vacation with some really close friends and paying for the entire trip with all of my books sales.

 

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

That’s an easy one! I would be a golden retriever. My beloved, dog, Buddy is a golden and they have the sweetest and most loyal dispositions. I could only aspire to be that adorable.

 

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Title: HAUNTED

Author: Shari Nichols

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Liquid Silver Press

 

Blurb:

When medium Karly Matthews agrees to move into a haunted inn, she’s not sure what’s more dangerous, the ghost or the sexy innkeeper she tries to resist. She’s can’t deny the intense rush of desire she feels every time he’s near. When she agrees to embark on a no-strings-attached relationship, she finds herself thrust into a world of mind-blowing pleasures. Now she must face the aching truths of her past.

 

Hotel heir Thayne Harper has a laser-like focus on success that doesn’t include the help of his family. He’s always been the black sheep, living in the shadow of his dead brother. His dreams are put to the test when a supernatural entity threatens to ruin everything. The one bright spot is the woman who intrigues his mind and heats his blood. If only he can convince her that, despite his bad boy ways, he can change for the good. Her love becomes his only salvation. Passion burns white-hot as a dark threat looms. The ghost doesn’t want them to be together and sets her sights on Thayne, luring him to a place that goes beyond death. Will Karly be able to save him before it’s too late?

 

Excerpt:

Karly made sure to keep her head down, wanting to avoid another run-in. Her fingers tightened around her key chain with every step. She was almost to the main street, when she bumped into a solid wall of muscle that threatened to knock her on her ass.

 

Her keys flew from her hands as she began to fall backward. Before she hit the ground, two strong hands reached out and caught her around the waist. She glanced up and into the gorgeous face of the god she’d seen earlier.

 

Up close, he was even more stunning and taller than she’d calculated. He exuded strength and masculinity, and when he focused that intense magnetism on her, all the air left her lungs, along with her ability to speak.

 

Genuine concern flashed in his whiskey colored eyes. “I’m sorry. Are you okay?” His voice was like warm chocolate, melting her insides. When he dropped his hands, Karly could still feel the imprints on her skin.

 

“Y-yes, I’m fine. I’m the one who should be apologizing. I wasn’t paying attention to where I was going.” Her heart pounded wildly in her chest. The man smelled incredible, like sandalwood and clean laundry.

 

“No need for apologies. Maybe you should sit down for a minute and have a drink with me.” There was elegance in the way he spoke that made her think of old money and private school.

 

For a moment Karly thought about taking him up on his offer, but she wasn’t in the frame of mind to pull off light conversation or flirty banter at this point. “Thanks, but I have to pass. This night, well, it didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped so I think it’s my cue to go.” She did her best to school her features, but inside she was feeling raw and vulnerable. The only thing she wanted to do was go home, soak in a hot bath, and lick her wounds.

 

His searing gaze swept over her and made butterflies flutter in her stomach “Stay. Perhaps I can make it better.”

 

Karly glanced at his jacket for his nametag, but like her, he wasn’t wearing one. “I’m guessing you’re in either sales or politics, and if this is all for a campaign donation, I’m sorry. I already gave at the office.” Immediately she got a vibe telling her he was his own boss, which wasn’t hard to figure out. The man exuded confidence and power.

 

The throaty sound of his laughter raised goose bumps on her flesh. “So you’re funny and beautiful that’s quite a rare combo, Miss….?”

 

His words slid over her like a warm caress. A flush spread across her cheeks. She shook her head, a little dazed by the compliment. It would be hard not to succumb to his charms. If she was honest, his scent alone was driving her crazy. No, the man spelled danger. “I’m sorry. I should go. Good night and uh, nice running into you.” She sucked in a breath, turned and took a step toward the street.

 

“I don’t think you’ll get far without these,” he said in a bone-melting voice that forced her to turn around. He held up her keys in his hand.

 

“Right. Thanks.” She’d become so dazzled by his looks, she’d completely forgotten about them flying out of her hands

 

“My pleasure.” The way he said the word pleasure conjured images of their bodies tangled together, rolling around in satin sheets. The air sizzled with sexual tension. Slowly, he closed the distance between them and placed the keys in her hands. She purposely avoided touching him, but his fingers grazed hers, sending a spark of awareness up and down her arm.

 

“Don’t go,” he whispered.

 

“Why?” Karly was curious to hear what he’d say next.

 

“I can’t let you disappear into the night without telling me your name.” The words were spoken in a commanding tone that normally would’ve irritated her, but for some reason when he said them they hit every one of her buttons. “You can give me that much can’t you? It’s not every day I meet someone that captivates me and you have, quite thoroughly I might add.”

 

The scorching heat in his gaze made her shiver. She swallowed and tried to regain her equilibrium. It’d been a long time since a man had looked at her with such blatant desire. “I’m impressed— that’s quite a pick-up line. I’m curious, does it usually work?”

 

A guy that looked like him probably had women falling all over themselves to get his attention. It didn’t take a psychic to glean the man was a player. He was too smooth to be anything else. “You’re pretty sure of yourself. Do you always get what you want?”

 

Buy Links:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Shari-Nichols-ebook/dp/B077RMGLDM

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Haunted-Shari-Nichols-ebook/dp/B077RMGLDM

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Shari-Nichols-ebook/dp/B077RMGLDM

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-haunted-kay-nichols/1107745221?ean=9781622104529

Publisher http://liquidsilverpublishing.com/product/haunted/

 

Shari Nichols

 

Author Biography:

Shari Nichols grew up in a small town in Connecticut where haunted houses, ghosts and Ouija boards were common place, spurring her fascination with all things paranormal. Ever since she read her first Barbara Cartland novel, her life-long dream has been to write sexy, romantic stories. Shari has been married to her own alpha hero for twenty-five years. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, going to the gym, or hanging out with family and friends.

 

She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two teenagers, and her adoring golden retriever. She’s thrilled to spend her days in sweats, eating chocolate while pounding on her keyboard to create her next novel. Shari’s a member of Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, Liberty States Fiction Writers and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers.

 

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https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29514513-shari-nichols

http://sharinicholsauthor.com/contact.html#newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the First Woman of the Ancient Disorder of Hell Hounds @WestonAndrew #books #darkfantasy


Gemini-lady

 

Mrs. N here and boy do I have a treat for you today. Courtesy of Bestselling Author Andrew Weston and Perseid Press, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to first ever woman to qualify for the Ancient Disorder of Hell Hounds. She agreed to an interview and I know you’ll fall for her like I did. (Nods) Go ahead and introduce yourself.

 

My name was Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d’Armont, or as I preferred, simply Charlotte Corday. I was born in 1768, in France to a minor aristocratic family and lived during the French Revolution. Like everyone else at that time, I got caught up in the fervor of politics and sympathized with the Girondin movement who were singled out for persecution by the leader of the Jacobin’s, Jean-Paul Marat. I decided to do something about that, and visited his home on the pretext of providing valuable information to help him advance his witch-hunt. Once we were alone, I stabbed and murdered him whilst he was in the bath and ended up being labeled, l’ange de l’assassinat, the assassin’s angel.

 

Not long after, I was sentenced to death by mob and trial, then executed by guillotine. It wasn’t until I awoke on the Undertaker’s Slab that I realized I’d been condemned to spend all eternity in hell for my sin.

 

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

The tendency to shoot my mouth off. After I arrived in hell I found it hard to adjust. Like many people sentenced to an eternity of condemnation, I went off the rails. Unfortunately, my behavior attracted the wrong sort of attention. I had a number of ill-advised run-ins with injustice, annoyed the wrong people and was subjected to permanent disfigurement as an incentive to shut up and switch on.

 

One side of my face now looks like withered, dried-up parchment while the other has been enhanced to look stunningly attractive. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Undertaker thought it would be fun to join the two sides with huge great brass surgical staples. That makes smiling or any form of facial expression a whole load of fun.
To embrace the style, I now go by the pseudonym, the Lady Gemini, and use gothic makeup and Ombre lipstick to make the best of a bad situation.

 

Which talent would you most like to have?

Well, since my reanimation, I can control the minds and behavior of insects and small animals. Some might think that’s a pretty useless skill to have, but as you’ll see in Hell Hounds, I turn this ability to my advantage more often than not. I’m beginning to wish I could influence larger creatures, such as demons, or perhaps Dread-Locks, as they’d be pretty awesome to have at my beck and call.

 

 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Being the first ever woman to qualify for the Ancient Disorder of Hell Hounds.

 

 

Where would you most like to live?

The underworld is a topsy-turvy place full of strange and twisted reflections of the cities and countries you find topside – that’s in the land of the living to you – or in folklore. Having travelled through quite a few levels over the last few hundred years, I think I could settle down just about anywhere. New Hell, Niflheim, Juxtapose … anywhere really, as long as it’s not Perish (That’s hell’s version of Paris) as that’s where I originally met my end.

 

 

What is your most treasured possession?

The original set of knives I used to bring an end to that swine, Jean-Paul Marat. They followed me down into hell, and have been enhanced by the Bãlefire, the unliving all-pervading spirit of the underverse.

 

 

What is your favorite occupation?

I’m very fortunate to be doing it. I kill for a living.

 

 

What is your most marked characteristic?


I think my picture might give you a clue?

 

Gemini-lady

 

 

What do you most value in your friends?

Their unflinching loyalty. This is hell where murder and mayhem is the number one pastime. Everyone’s out to stab you in the back, but after having been ordained, the Pack sticks close together. It’s like belonging to the family I never truly had.

 

 

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Janus, the god of beginnings and endings, transition and duality. He is usually depicted as having two faces, and the mythos surrounding him kinda sums up what my unlife has become since my reanimation.

 

 

What is your motto?

When I worked for myself as an assassin, I made sure my client base knew I was totally professional. Hell might be filled with the dregs of humanity, but when it came to my art, I didn’t cut corners, kill off-book, or double-cross my patrons. I had a one hundred percent record of successful executions. I think that’s one of the reasons the Reaper, took an interest in me.
Of course, now I’ve been ordained into the Ancient Disorder of Hell Hounds, I follow their creed:
I swear to do my utmost to be guided by the Laws of Lucifer, and to protect and defend the most despicable Doctrines of the Devil. I will endeavor to pursue all enemies of the state throughout the length and breadth of the Sheolspace continuum and do my damnedest to execute both them and my duty without fear of favor, or hope of reprieve, until the morning star decrees otherwise.”

 

 

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Title: Hell Hounds

Author: Andrew P. Weston

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Publisher: Perseid Press

 

Book Blurb:
Feared throughout the many circles of the underworld, Satan’s Reaper – and chief bounty hunter – Daemon Grim, is known as a true force to be reckoned with.

 

Having eliminated a major player in the uprising eating its way like a cancer through the underbelly of hell, Grim is stunned to discover he cannot afford to rest on his laurels, for the rebellion runs far deeper than was ever imagined. New players have emerged – denizens with uncanny abilities – who seem determined to support Chopin and Tesla’s revolutionary agenda.

 

Ever keen to test their mettle, the Sibitti – personified weapons of the ancient Babylonian plague god, Erra – also appear eager to capitalize on the growing unrest, and set about maneuvering events in order to place themselves in direct opposition to Grim’s investigation.

 

And if that was not cause for concern enough, there’s an insane angel on the loose, a creature as hell-bent on creating havoc as he is to return home.

 

How do Grim and his rabid pack of bounty hunters respond?

 

Baying for blood – doesn’t even begin to describe it.

 

Excerpt

Engines snarled and horns blared.

 

Although the rush-hour traffic was gridlocked, it didn’t prevent drivers from stamping their feet to the floor whenever the rare opportunity arose. Forced to brake harshly only moments later, they were quick to lean from windows and vent their frustrations at being caught, yet again, on one of the busiest roads in the underworld.

 

Stepping out into the din, the Angel Grislington seemed oblivious to the clot.

 

“What an ingenious form of entertainment,” he mumbled, “so simple, and yet so profoundly indicative of what latter-day hell is all about.”

 

In a daze, he turned back to stare at the very latest venue in this, his Things to do and places to go itinerary.

 

“Brilliant.”

 

Strolling across to the nearest bench, he shooed a flock of hell-pigeons away and laid a newspaper across the feces-coated rungs. After taking a seat, he flipped to the front inside pages of an elaborate pamphlet detailing a brief history of the origins and development of the establishment he had just left:

 

Based firmly on a concept devised by Marie Tussaud (nee Grosholts), “Madame Two-Swords & Terrorium” is unique amongst the infinite layers of the underverse in its approach to correctional castigation and public entertainment.
In life, Marie Tussaud learned her craft from Dr. Philippe Curtius, a Swiss physician skilled in the art of wax modeling. She came to fame during the French Revolution, where she would search through corpses to find the severed heads of executed citizens from which to make her death masks. Those masks were looked upon as revolutionary flags, and were paraded through the street of Paris on a regular basis.
Tussaud’s notoriety spread and she was invited to London to exhibit her works in the Lyceum Theatre. Because of the Napoleonic Wars, she was unable to return home, and settled in Baker Street, where she opened her first independent exhibition. Tussaud’s death masks attracted a lot of interest, and she expanded her concept to include life-sized models of celebrities and renowned characters from history, both dead and alive.

 

Nevertheless, as the public’s fascination with death continued to manifest. Tussaud began to concentrate on the more sinister and macabre, guaranteeing her success as a worldwide phenomenon. Following her death in 1850, His Satanic Majesty acknowledged the value of her work by graciously sponsoring the rejuvenation of her business here, in Olde London Town.
But don’t forget, this is hell after all, and we couldn’t just leave the most infamous museum ever dedicated to the damned to its own devices. Oh no . . .
Therefore, Old Nick saw fit to add a most delicious development. Not only does Madame Two-Swords incorporate the foulest of specimens from the underworld’s past, but it also houses unliving malefactors from the present day too. Yes, in a diabolical twist, our dark father has seen to it that this is the only place in all infernity where you will be able to witness live waxwork exhibits who have incurred his wrath engaging in combat to the death.
Wait!
Did we say Live. Waxwork. Exhibits?
We surely did.
Genetically altered by the Undertaker, the cells in the bodies of our fiendish fighting felons no longer metabolize energy in the way they used to. Instead, they produce lipids, marvelous little molecules that gradually turn the anatomy of our decrepit lawbreakers into wax.
Once deemed ready for combat, they are kept in refrigerated rooms where they await the dishonor of being called forth to entertain you, our most unwelcome guests.
Armed with nothing but sword and shield, and forced into the steaming jungle heat of the Terrorium, how will they fare?
Will they quickly dispatch their foes and live to fight another day, or will their timidity amidst humidity result in a slow and wilting death?
Will they prove their mettle, or will their resolve dissolve?
One thing’s for sure, if they can’t stand the heat, they won’t last long in this devil’s kitchen of an arena, where the only way out is in the bottom of a bucket.
But don’t take our word for it, come witness the debacle for yourself.
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As sponsored in “Flaw & Disorder”
The monthly magazine of your unfriendly Ministry of Infernal Affairs

 

(Intimidating you to help us make the underworld a bitter place)

 

 

In a reflective mood, Grislington thought back on the oppressive environment of the huge, greenhouse-like bowl of the Terrorium.

 

“What a truly amazing experience. The contenders started to liquefy the moment they stepped inside. No wonder they were so keen to get down to business. Out of the three bouts I witnessed, the only pair foolish enough to remain overly cautious literally melted away before my eyes.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076GWZ4DW

 

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B076GWZ4DW

 

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076GWZ4DW

 

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hell-hounds-andrew-p-weston/1127314562?ean=2940158740053

 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36472614-hell-hounds

 

Andrew Weston

 

Author Biography:

Andrew P. Weston is a military and police veteran from the UK who now lives with a large amount of cats in a medium sized house on a small Greek island.

 

An astronomy and law graduate, he is the creator of the international #1 bestselling and critically acclaimed IX Series, and has the privilege of contributing to the Heroes in Hell shared universe.

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/WestonAndrew

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Christmas Revels Series: Step Back in Time and Join the Revelers #historicalromance #Regency


Series

 

Series Title – Christmas Revels – A Four Book Series

Authors – Hannah Meredith, Anna D. Allen, Kate Parker, Louisa Cornell

Genre – Historical Romance

Publisher – Singing Spring Press

 

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CHRISTMAS REVELS : Four Regency Novellas

 

Book Blurb

A Light in Winter or The Wicked Will – Debt-ridden Connor Grayson inherits his uncle’s title and ruined estate. But in order to receive his uncle’s money, the new Viscount Roxbury must marry an ancient crone—a fate he considers… until he meets her companion.

 

The Lord of Misrule – Everyone expects the Earl of Morrell to propose to Alice Caruthers during the Christmas holidays. Finally! But when the earl’s best friend arrives as the lucky First Foot on New Year’s Eve, Alice’s world turns upside-down.

 

God Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen – Newlywed Eugenia, Lady Hunter, wants to impress her aristocratic in-laws with her first Christmas house party — but blackmail, dead bodies, and being snowed in with a killer are not part of her plan.

 

A Perfectly Dreadful Christmas – Three not-so-wise gentlemen, a pregnant stranger, several tumbling footmen, and an unexpected snowstorm will turn Elizabeth’s Perfectly Ordinary Christmas into a disaster … or a Christmas miracle with the man she loves.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon – http://a.co/7KeQKeW

Barns and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-revels-hannah-meredith/1120813398

Apple iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/christmas-revels-four-regency-novellas/id945677466?mt=11

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-revels-four-regency-novellas

 

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CHRISTMAS REVELS II: Four Regency Novellas

 

Book Blurb:

Let the Revels begin—again!

 

The Vicar’s Christmas – Margaret Trent never needs anything or anyone, but when two London solicitors show up on her doorstep, she needs a hero. Enter Henry Ogden, mild-mannered village vicar. Hardly the stuff of heroes . . . until adversity brings out unexpected talents.

 

A Christmas Equation – A chance meeting between a reluctant viscount and a self-effacing companion revives memories of their shared past—a time when they were very different people. With secrets to keep, Sarah Clendenin wishes Benjamin Radcliff gone . . . but he’s making calculations of his own.

 

Crimson Snow – A trail of blood drops leads Jane Merrywether to a wounded stranger—the only person standing in the way of her wicked guardian becoming an earl. John Rexford, long-thought dead, has returned to claim his inheritance and his promised bride . . . if he can survive a murderous Christmas.

 

A Perfectly Unregimented Christmas – After years at war, Viscount Pennyworth returns to his ancestral home to find some peace and quiet and to avoid the holiday he loathes. But four naughty boys, a bonnet-wearing goat, a one-eyed cat, a family secret, and one Annabelle Winters, governess, make this a Christmas he’ll never forget.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon –  http://a.co/56Ogfvl

Barns and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-revels-ii-hannah-meredith/1122771468

Apple iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/christmas-revels-ii-four-regency-novellas/id1047951334?mt=11

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-revels-ii-four-regency-novellas

 

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CHRISTMAS REVELS III: Three Regency Novellas

 

Book Blurb

When days turn dark, Christmas brightens the way… Come Revel with us again!

 

Magdalena’s Christmas Rake – Thomas Eddington comes home for a family Christmas to discover his mother in a matchmaking mood. Worse, she has invited his childhood nemesis, “Mad Maddie” Winslow, to act as chaperone to the eligible debutantes. For her part, Magdalena Winslow hopes to go unnoticed. She certainly wants nothing to do with a London rake, and she’s not afraid to let him know it.

 

Christmas PromiseWhen skaters at a Christmas house party find a dead man beneath the ice, the squeamish local magistrate relies on Eve Franklin to help with the investigation. Complications arrive with Lord Adam Downing, who is searching for the dead man – and stolen jewels – on orders from the Prince of Wales. Eve must now convince the aristocrat to view her as an equal—but he sees her as so much more.

 

The Christmas Rose – Lord and Lady Trenton have an exemplary society marriage—an amicable partnership. Simon dedicates himself to his Parliamentary responsibilities and estate concerns. Emma devotes herself to their children and her charitable endeavors. But when the stress of the coming Christmas season fractures their facade of marital harmony, they discover what they both really need and want. Each other.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon – http://a.co/3geOd4I

Barns and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-revels-iii-hannah-meredith/1124326997

Apple iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/christmas-revels-iii-three/id1142920575?mt=11

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-revels-iii-three-regency-novellas

 

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CHRISTMAS REVELS IV: Four Regency Novellas

 

Book Blurb

The Revels Continue…

 

The Sergeant’s Christmas Bride – Sergeant Jacob Burrows just wants a place to bed down for the night. He never expects to be confronted by a lady with a gun. Elizabeth FitzWalter intends to drive the stranger off her land, until she realizes he meets her most pressing need.

 

Home for Christmas – When Charity Fletcher receives a mysterious bequest—a house by the sea—she hopes to rebuild her life. Lord Gilbert Narron leases a seaside house to hide from his memories of war. Charity’s refuge is Gil’s bolt-hole… but what both are seeking is a home for their hearts.

 

 

A Memorable Christmas Season –The last thing Lady Roekirk expects at her Christmas party is a dead traitor in her parlor… or the Crown’s Spymaster helping her hide the body. Thirty years earlier, she’d been forced to wed another and Lord Keyminster became a spy. After this long, does their love stand a chance?

 

A Perfectly Unforgettable Christmas – Every day, Lucien Rollinsby endures a memory of Christmas Eve. Not even his lovely new neighbor can make him forget that horrible night five years ago. Caroline McAlasdair remembers that Christmas Eve, too. But if Lucien recalls her presence there, it will destroy their only chance at happiness forever.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon – http://a.co/0FqKvnp

Barns and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-revels-iv-hannah-meredith/1127145055?ean=2940154556139

Apple iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/christmas-revels-iv-four-regency-novellas/id1289152547?mt=11

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-revels-iv-four-regency-novellas

 

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Author Biography

 

Hannah Meredith is, above all, a storyteller. She’s long been fascinated by the dreams that haunt the human heart and has an abiding interest in English history. This combination led her to write historical romance. Hannah is a member of RWA, the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, and SFWA.

 

 Anna D. Allen lives deep in the woods with too many books and not enough dogs. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Language and Literature. Her future plans include growing tomatoes and cleaning out the freezer. When not writing or reading, she can be found in the kitchen.

 

Kate Parker grew up reading her mother’s collection of mystery books by Christie, Sayers, and others. Now she can’t write a story without someone being murdered, and everyday items are studied for their lethal potential. It’s taken her years to convince her husband that she hasn’t poisoned dinner; that funny taste is because she just can’t cook.

 

Louisa Cornell is a retired opera singer living in LA (Lower Alabama) who cannot remember a time she wasn’t writing or telling stories. Anglophile, student of Regency England, historical romance writer— she escaped Walmart to write historical romance and hasn’t looked back. She is a member of RWA, Southern Magic RWA, and the Beau Monde Chapter of RWA.

 

 

Social Media Links:

 

Hannah – http://www.hannahmeredith.com

https://www.facebook.com/HannahMeredithAuthor

 

Anna – http://beket1.wix.com/annadallen

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anna-D-Allen/366546213501993

 

Kate – http://www.KateParkerbooks.com

https://www.facebook.com/Author.Kate.Parker/

 

Louisa – http://onelondonone.blogspot.com/

http://www.louisacornell.com/

https://twitter.com/LouisaCornell

https://www.facebook.com/RegencyWriterLouisaCornell

https://www.facebook.com/louisa.cornell

https://www.pinterest.com/louisacornell/

South of Main Street by Robert Gately #YA #YALit #books


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Title: South of Main Street

Author: Robert Gately

Genre: Young Adult

Publisher: Entrada Publishing

 

Book Blurb:

The mother dies, the dad’s emotionally challenged, and one of the two daughters is suing her father for financial control of the multi-million dollar estate. That’s the setup of South of Main Street, a heartwarming story named for the dividing line that exists between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ in a fictitious town of Coalsville, Pennsylvania. The book is an uncommon mix of the child-like innocence of Forrest Gump (Henry – the hero of the story), Scrooge (mean-spirited money-grubbing sister), Chronicles of Narnia (state of believing in a secret door one steps thru into a pearly, magic-land) and even a nod to O Henri’s ‘Gift of the Magi’ all rolled into one. But as much as Henry has a wonderful effect on the people all around him, does he have the strength and fortitude to solve his own problem where it threatens to consume his family with guilt and shame if he doesn’t? Only in the end will we find out.

 

Excerpt:

DIXIE IS STANDING at the podium at the AA meeting already well into her testimony. “I really didn’t know Henry while growing up”, she begins again. “I’m told it was quite a treat if you did. But I got that privilege soon after his wife died last year. Our friendship really started right after he heard me say the word ‘turd’.”

 

Dixie pauses until the laughing subsides. “He asked me what I meant when I said ‘turd’, and I tried to explain whatever I was trying to say … I forget now … but he got me thinking about using the right words so I could be understood by other people. After a while he got me thinking what I wanted to do with my life. Oh, I was going places, all right, but it was nowhere any sane person wanted to go.

 

Dixie notices everyone is silent and paying attention to her. “Before I sit down,” Dixie says as she takes out a paper from her back pocket and unfolds it, “I’d like to read you something I wrote about Henry Wolff and this town. It’s not long, but it took me two weeks to write it.”

 

She takes a deep breath, then starts reading. “No one can measure the value Henry brought to the people of Coalsville. It would be too complicated to measure something like that. How can someone put a value on encouragement or inspiration or living life by good example? How can anyone correlate one man’s accomplishments this way? Impossible, of course.

 

“All that can really be said is that Coalsville is a better town because of Henry. People are better people because of him. They believe in themselves and have more hope that if they put their whole minds and souls into a dream they can do pretty much anything they want to. They might not be able to fly, but certainly they can become sober, be more mindful of the less fortunate, and maybe even be inspired to write a book, or inspire somebody else to write a book.

 

“The people of Coalsville believe the children who are born into this town have more opportunities to prosper than other places. Over time, the people will forget Henry. A boy or a girl might grow up and become president, and will tell stories to historians about where they came from. One of them might say, ‘I’m a native son or daughter born on the south side of Main Street in an obscure town in Pennsylvania called Coalsville.’

 

“And no one will ever know that embedded in that statement is a story of how one person made a difference to so many; of how his goodness spread far and wide like the ubiquitous wind; and how life for so many improved immeasurably, for his constituents and for all generations to come, not because this good Samaritan had money or status or political influence, but because he saw life through the eyes of a child.”

 

 

Buy Links:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/South-Main-Street-Robert-Gately/dp/1614334765/

 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34026601-south-of-main-street

 

 

Author Biography:

Robert has written 2 novels, 2 non-fiction books, 12 screenplays and 3 stage plays since retiring early from AT&T in 1998. His body of work has been recognized as finalist or better in over 170 theatre, book and screenplay competitions around the world since 1999. His screenplays and stage plays alone have won a total of 27 contests and came in 2nd place in 19 others (e.g., Breckenridge, Telluride, Fade In Magazine, Garden State Film Festival, etc.), and he is one of the most accomplished unproduced screenwriters as noted on the moviebytes.com site. His short play was produced at the BaCCA Performing Arts Center at a One Act Festival on Long Island, and his longer stage plays won a reading series at Abingdon Theatre in NYC and Ohio State University. One of his plays (GOING SOLO), which he co-wrote with Drew Keil, won the American Movie Awards, the London Film Awards and the Chicago Screenplay Contest in their respective stage play category, and was showcased at the Venus/Adonis Festival at the Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC. He taught adult education at Northampton County Community College in screenwriting, and was Temple University screenplay judge for their Senior Project class (Freese Award).

 

 

Without A Day Off to Relax, Our Problems Will Overrun Us! #Motivation #MondayBlogs #Relaxation


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Are you feeling stressed out and in need of a mini-vacation away from your problems?

 

Take a day off.

 

Last Monday, I had so much on my plate that I was feeling rundown and exhausted. But then Thursday came and I was on a four-day vacation. It was so relaxing and exactly what I needed. I spent time with family but mostly with MR N. We did all the things we love to do: cooked, baked, imbibed in delicious wine and watched some fantastic movies/television shows.

 

I know with the holidays approaching, your schedule gets busy (mine too) with all you have to do but please, I beg you, take some time to relax. Even if it is only 30 minutes a day, do it! Withdraw from your problems and relax. Have a glass of wine, cup of coffee, your favorite treat and mute your device. Breathe in, breathe out. Let the calmness wrap around you like a warm winter parka. 

 

What do you do to unwind and relax? Share with us.

 

MRS N

Love Sutra: Secret to Happily Ever After by @UrvashiPahwa #romance #books #bookpromo


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Title:  Love Sutra: Secret to Happily Ever After

Author: Urvashi Pahwa

Genre: Romance (Short Stories)

 

Book Blurb:

What happens AFTER falling in love? Is there a happily ever after or love fades away?

 
It is hard to find love but even harder to keep it strong. Sometimes, little things that we overlook matter a lot.

 
Through a series of short stories, uncover the secrets of happily ever after. Take a ride into the lives of these five couples and explore how easy it is to keep dating forever.

 
Casanova’s Lover – A girl falls for a Casanova. Her heart was bound to be broken but will she ever find love again?

 
The Rich Wife – She can buy whatever she likes, but all she needs is time from her husband. Is it her fault or her husband’s?

 
Love Birds – Young hearts meet in college and start living together but more they get to know each other, more they start fighting on silly things. And then they found a way to solve this forever.

 
Miss Belligerent – Her husband was an entrepreneur. As a few challenges popped up, she clutched her claws on him, making his life miserable. How would he escape the situation?

 
Mr. Always Right – He considered himself superior to his wife, and did not value her opinions, crushing her self – respect. Will she ever stand up for herself or will she keep enduring it?

 

 

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Excerpt:

Her hands were moving at a robotic speed. The antique wooden timepiece that hung leisurely on the living room wall did not seem impressive today. Its ticking was triggering nervousness in her, but she was holding her ground bravely.

 

BANG.

 

A sharp noise disrupted her attention. Her packaging machine was spewing smoke. An electric spark had damaged the machine. She quickly pulled the plug out of the socket, but the damage was done.

 

How will I complete the work now? There is no way to get a new machine at such a short notice. There are only two hours left, and so many packages are still incomplete. Her knees buckled, and she fell to the ground, hope escaping her body.

 

The lock on the door clicked, and her husband entered.

 

“Hey, baby. What happened?” Shobhit said. She looked up and did not respond; her sullen eyes were expressing her pain well enough.

 

“See, I am home early today. I was not feeling well. So, I took a day off. There is some work left, but I can manage that from home.”

 

Aparna did not respond.

 

“Aren’t you happy that I came home early?”

 

“It is not about you. What do you want? Should I jump and dance that you came home early?” she snapped.

 

He raised an eyebrow, “Why are you getting irritated?”

 

Aparna took a deep breath and told him the problem. His lips curled viciously.

 

“What? Are you this upset for a silly order? Aparna, grow up.”

 

“But it is my first big order, and now it is all ruined. I cannot finish it.”

 

Shobhit hung his expensive blazer in the closet, loosened his tie and sank into the plush couch, paying no heed to her. After a while he spoke, clearly frustrated. “Can I get some tea? I am not feeling well.”

 

Aparna looked up; a tear silently slipped from her eye. She picked up the pan and boiled aromatic tea leaves in some water. After a while, she heard her husband’s calm voice.

 

“Don’t worry, baby. It’s okay. Don’t run after these stupid orders. How much do you think you would have earned from this – a few thousand bucks? Take that from me. Now smile.”

 

She did not smile, and he continued. “Sweetheart, I am earning a fortune. It is painful to see you crying for pennies. You should be out at the mall shopping for expensive bags, just like the other ladies.”

 

She looked blankly at him and felt a strange force piercing her heart. The pain was unbearable as if blood was oozing out. Now that she had understood the importance of dreams and was following it passionately, how could she make him understand?

 

But she was decisive. She said, “I cannot give up at the last moment. If you don’t understand, that is okay.”

 

She picked up a hairdryer.

 

“This could do the job,” she murmured.

 

She wrapped the soap in shrink wrap plastic and applied the heat from the dryer. It worked. The plastic clung to the soap, and she let out a sigh of relief.

 

It was a slow process, but she had to try, at least, to finish on time. Shobhit looked at her and shrugged his shoulders in frustration. He took his cup of tea and went to his study. He was about to open his laptop when he got a call from his mother.

 

“Mom, I am busy,” he snapped.

 

“I wanted to talk to Aparna; she is not picking up the phone.”

 

“She won’t. Her mood is off because of her silly business. Let her be.” He scrunched up his face.

 

His mother listened to the rant. She was a kind and wise lady. Instead of bitching about her daughter-in-law, she said something different. “Shobhit, do you remember your first basketball match? How would you have felt If I told you that you couldn’t win because you weren’t tall? How would you have felt if I told you that your profession is useless; that you needed to become a doctor like me?”

 

Shobhit was quiet.

 

“How would you have felt if you were not promoted? It matters, right? Success matters?”

 

“Yes.”

 

“Yes, because it was your dream to achieve these things. Then how is Aparna’s dream different? Just because you are rich or because she is your wife? This should not be a reason to stop her from following her passion. Appreciate her. It is her business, even if it is small now. Respect it.”

 

Shobhit felt a lump in his throat. He quickly ran towards the kitchen. Aparna was busy struggling with the hair dryer, surrounded by a mound of unwrapped soaps. She could not complete it, even by night.

 

“I am sorry. Can I help you?” he asked.

 

“No, I have just one hair dryer. You cannot help. Thanks,” she said in a sad, frustrated tone, not even raising her gaze.

 

He quickly called up all his friends and arranged for hair dryers. Within the next thirty minutes, all the electrical plugs in his house were occupied, and everyone was busy wrapping the beautiful pieces. Within no time, they were all ready. Her first big order was successfully delivered.

 

Shobhit held her hand and said, “I am sorry. I appreciate you for whatever you do and will always support you. I am proud of you.”

 

A tear escaped her eye, but this time for a different reason.

 

 

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B077692G9Q

 

Universal link: https://myBook.to/LoveSutra

 

Urvashi

 

Author Biography:

Urvashi was born and brought up in India. After completing her graduation, she started working in an Analytics company where she fell in love with her profession. She has over seven years of experience in Banking, Insurance and Healthcare analytics.

 

She enjoys writing and likes to experiment with different genres. She keeps herself busy with either her work or her hobbies – oil painting, and preparing handmade gifts for friends and family.

 

“Love Sutra – Secret to Happily Ever After” is her debut novella.

 

Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PahwaUrvashi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UrvashiPahwa

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/urvashi_pahwa

 

 

Meet The Reader Series with Mrs. N (@NNP_W_Light) #amreading #ASMSG #IARTG


Hello everyone!

I have a new reader to share with you today. Mrs. N is a friend from Goodreads and a blogging friend that I’ve gotten to know this year.

I’m sorry that I’ve been a little behind on posting this series lately, but my schedule hasn’t been going as planned. I hope you enjoy!

I’m always looking for friends on Goodreads that have similar tastes. I like learning about new books and discussing them with others, so I decided to experiment with a new idea and thought it would be neat to find readers that I’m friends with on Goodreads and share them with you. Maybe they might be someone you’d like to add too. As I find readers with an interest, I’ll introduce them.

via Meet The Reader Series with Mrs. N (N.N. Light)

Happy #Thanksgiving and a Special Wish From Mrs. N! #inspiration #motivation #grateful


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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I’ll be taking four days off (Thursday through Sunday) to spend time with my family. In honor of Thanksgiving, this is my wish for you:

 

May your heart be filled with love, your stomach filled with delicious food and drink, your mind filled with gratitude and be sure to give thanks for everything in your life.

 

Me, I’m thankful for everything in my life and for each of you. You make my day with your comments and your friendship. Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to read my blog. I’m so grateful!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

MRS N

 

Lies, Love & Redemption by Award-Winning Author @KWilkinsauthor #historicalromance #books


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Title: Lies, Love & Redemption


Author:
 Kelli A. Wilkins


Genre:
 Historical (Western) Romance

 

Lies, Love & Redemption is a full-length novel set on the Nebraska prairie in 1877. It blends a steamy romance with mystery and danger.

 

Blurb:

Shot and left for dead, Sam Hixton stumbles into a general store on the Nebraska prairie and collapses into the arms of Cassie Wilcox.

 

Cassie’s world is turned upside down when the handsome stranger drops into her life. Sam is another complication she doesn’t need: her business is dying and her trouble with the townspeople is escalating. Yet she’s determined to keep the store open — no matter what the cost.

 

As Sam recovers from his injuries, he hides the truth about his identity and convinces Cassie to let him work in the store. He’s attracted to her and admires her independent nature but quickly realizes Cassie’s in way over her head. They fight their growing attraction, and Cassie questions whether she can trust her fragile heart to a mysterious stranger. Will he accept her once he knows about her troubled past?

 

Cassie resists Sam’s advances and represses her feelings until one fateful night when they give in to their fiery passion. Together, they work out a plan to save the store but find their efforts are thwarted—and their lives endangered—by the locals.

 

Sam’s secret returns to haunt him and pulls him away just when Cassie needs him the most. Will he regain her trust when she learns the truth? Cassie has everything invested in the store—can she save it and find true love with Sam before it’s too late?

 

Here’s an excerpt from Lies, Love & Redemption:

Cassie dusted off a can of apricots and restacked it on the shelf. “Why do I even bother?” she muttered as she picked up the next can.

 

 

Another week had come and gone, but her days were always the same. Get up at dawn, sweep out the store, dust off the cans, and . . . wait. Her few customers strolled in on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to buy odds and ends, but nearly everyone bought their bulk goods at the general store in Baxter. Townsfolk came here only when they wanted something quick—or on credit.

 

 

The bell above the door jangled, but she didn’t bother to turn around. “That you, Luke? You’re up early. I bet you haven’t seen this side of ten o’clock in—”

 

 

She glanced over her shoulder and shrieked. The can of apricots slipped from her hand and rolled across the floor.

 

 

A stranger covered in blood leaned against the doorjamb.

 

 

She rushed to his side. “Who are you? What happened?”

 

 

The man locked his blue eyes onto hers. “Help me.”

 

 

He held a battered leather satchel out to her. “Hide this,” he said, then collapsed forward.

 

 

Cassie caught him around the waist and eased him to the plank floor. Was he dead? She felt the side of his sweaty neck. His heart was beating, but he looked like hell. His clothes were coated in blood and dirt, and his face had a sickly white hue to it. He was lucky to be alive. Someone had shot him full of holes.

 

 

Where had he come from? Holloway was in the middle of nowhere with no railroad connection, and it wasn’t on the stagecoach line. She hadn’t heard a horse out front, and he couldn’t have walked here from Baxter, could he? That would be suicide.

 

 

Wild ideas raced through her mind as she stared down at him. Maybe he was a fugitive or a bank robber. Decent people didn’t get themselves shot for no reason. Whoever shot him could’ve been following him, looking to finish him off.

 

 

Her gaze settled on the satchel. What was in it? Money? Gold? The deed to a silver mine? Why did he want her to hide it?

 

 

Cassie brushed her hair away from her face and frowned. What the hell was she supposed to do with him? Why had he wandered into her store, of all places? The last thing she needed was a half-dead stranger complicating her life. His being here would only stir up trouble—and she already had more than she needed.

 

 

Maybe she could— With a start, she realized he hadn’t moved. She shook his bloodied left shoulder.  The man remained motionless. “Damn it to hell.” She yanked the satchel from his grip, then ran behind the counter and stuffed it in the bottom drawer. There wasn’t time to look inside and see what the stranger was hiding. Whoever he was, he needed help—fast.

 

 

Order your copy here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lies-Love-Redemption-Kelli-Wilkins-ebook/dp/B01JMJLOU4

 

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lies-love-and-redemption-kelli-a-wilkins/1124391964?ean=9781942546665

 

Links to other platforms: http://medallionpress.com/books/lies-love-redemption/

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books. Her romances span many genres and heat levels.

 

Her paranormal-comedy, Beauty & the Bigfoot, was published in September 2017.

 

Kelli released Trust with Hearts, a contemporary romance, in July 2017. Her third gay romance, Four Days with Jack, was released in June 2017. Kelli’s trilogy of erotic romance novellas, Midsummer Night’s Delights, Midwinter Night’s Delights, and Ultimate Night’s Delights was published in spring 2017.

 

Loving a Wild Stranger was published in January 2017. This historical/pioneer romance is set in the wilds of the Michigan Territory and blends tender romance with adventure.

 

Kelli’s third Medallion Press romance, Lies, Love & Redemption is a spicy historical western set on the Nebraska prairie in 1877.

 

Her horror short fiction has appeared in several anthologies. If you like to be scared, don’t miss Dead Til Dawn and Kropsy’s Curse.

 

Kelli’s writing book, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction is a fun and informative guide filled with writing exercises and helpful tips all authors can use.

 

Kelli posts on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor.

 

She also writes a weekly blog: http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/.

 

FREE READS from all of Kelli’s romances (all genres) are now on her Manic Readers page: http://www.manicreaders.com/KelliAWilkins/

 

 

Visit her website, www.KelliWilkins.com to learn more about all of her writings, read book excerpts, reviews, and more. Readers can sign up for her newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/HVQqb.

 

 

Here are a few links to find Kelli & her writings on the web

Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/kelliwilkins

Website: http://www.KelliWilkins.com

Blog: http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/

Newsletter sign-up: http://eepurl.com/HVQqb

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins

Facebook Contemporary Romances: https://www.facebook.com/Contemporary-Romances-by-Kelli-A-Wilkins-1965702023664339/

Facebook Gay Romances: https://www.facebook.com/GayRomancesbyKelliAWilkins/

Facebook Historical Romances: https://www.facebook.com/Historical-Romances-by-Kelli-A-Wilkins-1703805359922371/

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/KWilkinsAuthor/

Manic Readers: http://www.manicreaders.com/KelliAWilkins/

Medallion Press Author Page: http://medallionpress.com/author/kelli-wilkins/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1123678.Kelli_A_Wilkins

Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?authorid=61801

 

A Highland Moon Enchantment by Award-Winning Author @m_morganauthor #historicalromance


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A HIGHLAND MOON ENCHANTMENT by Mary Morgan

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Genre: Historical, Medieval, Scottish, Paranormal, Romance, Holiday

 

 

Blurb:

** A tale from the Order of the Dragon Knights

 

Irish warrior, Desmond O’Quinlan has never surrendered his heart to any woman. He has no wish to have his soul tortured by love. Yet, the moment he locks gazes with Ailsa, his fate is destined for an adventure he never fathomed. He may have battled alongside a Dragon Knight, but his greatest challenge will come from within his own heart.

 

 

Ailsa MacDuff, a warrior among her clan, has no desire to have a man chain her to a life of obedience. However, that is before she meets Desmond. The temptation to allow this warrior inside her heart is a risk she dares to take, but one that could lead to a future of emptiness and sorrow.

 

 

When betrayal looms from within, the battleground of love is no match for these two warriors. Can the power of a Highland full moon be strong enough to unite or destroy them?

 

 

 

Giveaway:

For a chance to win a digital copy of A HIGHLAND MOON ENCHANTMENT, please leave a comment sharing your favorite holiday treat. I will choose one random winner on Monday, November 27th.

 

 

Excerpt:

His mind screamed to stay rooted in his chair, but his body betrayed him. Standing, he reached for her hand. “I will escort ye to your chamber.”

 

 

She eyed him with curiosity and stood. “Nae. Take me to the north wall. I hear the view of the loch is one that steals the breath from your lungs.”

 

 

“Done.” When her fingers slipped into his, Desmond fought the urge to crush her to his chest.

 

Placing her soft hand in the crook of his arm, he led her quickly out of the hall and up the stairs. Bending to the left, he took her along a corridor and up a narrow circular pathway. The torches flickered as he approached the door leading to the north wall.

 

 

A cold draft blew by them, and she shivered. Instantly, regret filled him realizing he had not considered to bring a cloak for her.

 

 

Desmond paused by the door. “Ye should not venture out into the biting cold without a cloak.”

 

 

Her eyes narrowed. “I simply wish to capture a quick look, not spend the night sleeping out there.”

 

 

Shaking his head, he pushed open the massive oak door. Brittle air slapped at his face while they made their way up along the wall.

 

  

“’Tis cold,” she muttered, but chuckled softly and hugged his arm. “But ye are

warm.”

 

 

“We shall not tarry long,” he assured her and placed a warm hand over hers.

 

 

“Oh, sweet Goddess. Look at the moon, Desmond. Her light shimmers over the water. I have now witnessed the charm of the loch in sunlight and moonlight. Though our rivers are stunning on their own, they cannae rival this view. As I have told ye, our island is shrouded in mists, so ye cannae see verra far out into the sea.”

 

 

Desmond’s focus was not on the moon, but the beauty standing beside him. To take what he dared not possess. He marveled at her delight of the striking scene.

 

 

Ailsa turned toward him. “Thank ye, Desmond, truly.”

 

 

Her nearness was overpowering, seducing him in a way he had never known. Desmond cupped her chin. Her eyes widened, and her lips parted in invitation. Moonlight and lust danced within her eyes. No longer did he battle with his mind and body, and he slowly lowered his head.

 

 

And under the silent whisper of a full moon, Desmond captured her soft lips within his own. He

could taste her sweetness mixed with the wine, and desire shot through his veins. His hands shook as he placed them securely on her waist. As he deepened the kiss, she placed her hands around his neck. Desmond groaned, crushing her body against him.

 

 

Buy Links:

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0767QVJBX/

 

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-highland-moon-enchantment-mary-morgan/1127176325

 

Apple iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-highland-moon-enchantment/id1294140045?mt=11

 

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Highland-Enchantment-Order-Dragon-Knights-ebook/dp/B0767QVJBX/

 

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Highland-Enchantment-Order-Dragon-Knights-ebook/dp/B0767QVJBX/

 

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/d/Highland-Enchantment-Order-Dragon-Knights-ebook/B0767QVJBX/

 

The Wild Rose Press: https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5347-a-highland-moon-enchantment.html

 

Mary Morgan 

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WEBSITE:  http://www.marymorganauthor.com

BLOG:  http://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

TWITTER:  http://twitter.com/m_morganauthor

FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/MaryMorganAuthor/

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GOODREADS:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8271002.Mary_Morgan

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BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/mary-morgan

 

Will the brave knight triumph? A Highland Emerald by @rayburnlady #historicalromance #books


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A Highland Emerald by Brenda B. Taylor

 

 

Blurb:

Aine MacLean is forced into an arranged marriage with Sir William, Chief of Clan Munro, yet her heart belongs to a handsome young warrior in her father’s guard. She must leave Durant Castle, the home of her birth on the Isle of Mull, and travel across Scotland in a perilous journey to her husband’s home on Cromarty Firth. William agrees to a year and day of handfasting, giving Aine an opportunity to accept him and his clan. He promises her the protection of Clan Munro, however, Aine experiences kidnapping, pirates, and almost loses her life in the River Moriston. She doubts the sincerity of William’s promises and decides to return to Durant Castle when the handfasting ends. William determines to win Aine’s heart. Will the brave knight triumph in his fight for the bonnie lass?

 

 

A Highland Emerald is the third book in the award-winning Highland Treasures series. It tells the story of Aine MacLean and William Munro, and is the prequel to A Highland Pearl.

 

Giveaway:

What do you love most about reading Highland Romance? Share in the comments below to win an ebook copy of A Highland Emerald.

 

 

Excerpt:

Isle of Mull

 

Scotland, 1486

 

 

My father sat in his usual chair in front of the crackling fire, staring at the flame with dim eyes and a fur robe wrapped around his broad shoulders, the deerhound curled at his feet.

 

“Where are you going, Aine?” he asked with his back turned toward the stone, spiral staircase where I stood. “Come, sit with me for awhile.”

 

I pushed the arisaid from my shoulders, letting it drop to the floor, then stepped over the wrap. Making my way to the stool where my mother’s embroidery frame stood, I took a seat and watched the flame.

 

Without turning his head, my father, Lachlan Og MacLean, eighth chief and fourth Laird of Durant Castle, asked, “Where are you going?”

 

“How did you ken ’twas I?” He never ceased to amaze me with his uncanny knowledge of events  around him although his eyes, so dimmed by injury, saw very little.

 

“I heard the rustle of your skirts.” He extended his hand for me, so I rose and hugged his neck.

 

He smiled, embracing my arms. “And I ken your scent, lass. ‘Tis so like your mither’s. You use the same scented soap as she.”

 

“Aye, but from so far away and with the smell of burning wood and dog in your nostril’s?”

 

“Your odor is a different pleasantry among the usual burning wood and dog. It stands out in my memory as does the pleasant odor of your mither.” He smiled broadly, showing still straight, white teeth beneath a greying beard. I could almost feel his penetrating gaze upon me as in the days before his sight was taken in battle. He asked, “Where are you going this dreary night?”

 

“Here, Da. To sit beside you and talk of the feast on the morrow.”

 

“Don’t try to deceive me, lass. I heard the sound of your arisaid dropping to the floor. You are planning a tryst, I feel certain.” His dimmed gaze pierced through to the depths of my soul. “I could see the turn of your head toward him each time he spoke at the evening meal.” A line formed between his brows and a shadow darkened his face. “You are to marry the Munro.”

 

“I dinna love William Munro.” My voice began to rise, and I struggled to control the cry climbing from the depths of my heart. “I wanna marry him, Da. You promised I could wed for love, not convenience.” The cry emerged from my lips. I buried my head on his shoulder and sobbed.

 

 

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Buy Links:

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 Brenda Taylor

 

Author Bio:

The desire to write historical fiction has long been a passion with Brenda B. Taylor. Since elementary school, she has written stories in her spare time. Brenda earned three degrees: a BSE from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas; a MEd from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; and an EdD from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; then worked as a teacher and administrator in the Texas Public School system. Only after retirement could she fulfill the dream of publication.

 

Brenda and her husband make their home in beautiful East Texas where they enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working in Bethabara Faith Ministry, Inc. She crafts stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people in her favorite place overlooking bird feeders, bird houses, and a variety of blooming trees and flowers. She sincerely thanks all who purchase and read her books. Her desire is that the message in each book will touch the heart of the reader as it did hers in the writing.

 

 

Author Contact Information:

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He Isn’t Going Anywhere — The Queen of Paradise Valley by @CatDubie #historicalromance #books


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Title: The Queen of Paradise Valley

Author: Cat Dubie

Genre: Historical Western Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Blurb:

Diana Rennie, daughter of a wealthy rancher, attempts to persuade mystery man Del Russell to leave his grievances behind and forgive her father for past mistakes. Her careful plan goes awry and results in a shotgun wedding and a prison sentence for Del.
 

 

Four years later, Del is back in her life with a vengeance—back for his rightful share of Diana’s ranch, back to prove he isn’t the criminal she thought he was, back to finish what the two of them started years ago in a passionate daze. And he isn’t going anywhere, no matter what beautiful, treacherous Diana does or says to try to get rid of him.
 
Excerpt:

“Guess Diablo’s gonna be yours, hey Boss? You tamed him good.”

 

“Like taming a woman.” Del rubbed the mustang’s flank.

 

“Yeah, sure. You strip ’em, gentle ’em with your hands, then ride the hell out of–uh–” Spying Diana on the fence, Mosquito ducked his head. “Mierda. Forgive me, Miss Diana–”

 

She didn’t speak; her cold expression was punishing enough. Muttering, “Uh-oh,” Mosquito walked the mustang away.

 

Del called after Mosquito, “I’ll be there in a few minutes to clean Diablo.” It had been an exhilarating ride, unconstrained, hell even joyful, something he hadn’t experienced in years. Hobo, his pinto cayuse and companion for the past year, didn’t have the mustang’s fierce stamina, the pumping power of its legs.

 

Soaked strands of hair clung to Del’s forehead. He swiped them away and strode to the fence, squinted up at Diana. “Looks like I earned myself a horse. Any objections?”

 

She looked over his head. “You won, didn’t you? One tough brute taming another.”

 

He untied the bandanna from his arm and held it out. “Your token, ma’am. It doesn’t smell as good as it did a few minutes ago.”

 

Her gaze flicked over the limp black cloth. “Keep the damn thing. I don’t want it now.”

 

Why did she challenge him at every turn? On impulse he reached for her waist and lifted her off the fence. She was light and lithe and fluid as she twisted to free herself, but when her feet touched the ground she stiffened like a piece of hardwood and dug with frantic force at his fingers. “Take your hands off me!”

 

Was that a note of desperation in her voice? “Doesn’t the knight get a kiss from the queen after he wins the battle?”

 

Cheeks darkening, she pushed on his chest but wasn’t quick enough to evade his mouth. He touched his lips to hers and she jerked back. “How dare you embarrass me in front of the men? You stink like a sweaty horse, like a–a–”

 

Hands in the air, he took a backward step. “Like a man? And you’re afraid of men? Is that why your lips are as cold as ice?”

 

 

Buy Links:

The Wild Rose Press  https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/se no arch?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=Cat+Dubie&submit_search=

Amazon   https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Paradise-Valley-Cat-Dubie-ebook/dp/B075X58S8R/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510180114&sr=1-2&keywords=The+Queen+of+Paradise+Valley&dpID=51BQZHDGUyL&preST=SY445_QL70&dpSrc=srch

Barnes & Noble  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-queen-of-paradise-valley-cat-dubie/1127176154?ean=2940158564567

Indigo   https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-queen-of-paradise-valley/9781509217557-item.html?ikwid=The+Queen+of+Paradise+Valley&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-queen-of-paradise-valley

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36513433-the-queen-of-paradise-valley?from_search=true

 

Cat Dubie

 

Author Biography:

My love of words began early–I’m told I was making rhymes soon after I began to talk. With a crayon in my hand I first drew stories, with a pencil I wrote them. As for reading, I was the girl who always had her nose in a book, the one who read with a flashlight under the covers or, when the moon was full, would sit by a window for hours laughing, crying, loving characters whose adventurous lives wouldn’t let her sleep.

 

The girl grew up, married one of the good guys, raised three great children, worked, laughed, lived, and never lost her need for creating stories about romance, adventure, passion, mystery, love…

 

We now live in southwestern British Columbia where I’m able to indulge that need full time, plot, plan, and now share my stories with readers.

 

 

Social Media Links:

My blog: https://catdubie.blogspot.ca

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/authorcat.dubie.7

 

twitter:  @CatDubie        https://twitter.com/catdubie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make a #Gratitude List and Pray/Meditate Over It Daily! #inspiration #motivation #grateful


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Want to live a fulfilled life? Make a gratitude list.

 

Years ago, I attended a Christian event and the guest speaker (I can’t remember his name, sorry) brought up the idea of a gratitude list. He said in order to live a happy, spiritual life, one must be grateful for everything, even the bad stuff. He went on to say that when our focus is on the blessings, we don’t focus on what we don’t have. What a brilliant concept and something I’ve tried to incorporate into my life.

 

So, with Thanksgiving only two days away, I want you to sit down and make a gratitude list. It can be as long or short as you’d like. Keep it somewhere handy where you can look at it at least once a day. Read it aloud or to yourself. Commit it to memory if possible. 

 

Need an example to get you rolling? Here is my current gratitude list:

 

I’m grateful to be alive and have a healthy body.

 

I’m grateful to have the love of my life, MR N, to share all of life’s ups and downs. No matter what happens, he’s my rock and I’m so grateful for his unconditional love.

 

I’m grateful for the love of my family and friends. They’re the flowers of life and make my day beautiful (most of the time). lol!

 

I’m grateful for my spiritual life. I feel connected to the world and God.

 

I’m grateful for my blog/books/social media followers. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

 

I’m grateful to live in a safe neighborhood where I can walk to the store, bank and dining out.

 

I’m grateful to share my writing with the world.

 

What’s on your gratitude list? Share one thing on your gratitude list below.

 

MRS N

 

 

Merry Christmas, Henry by @Aubreywynne51 Will Make You Believe in Love! #bookreview #ASMSG


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Title: Merry Christmas, Henry

Author: Aubrey Wynne

Genre: Short Stories, Fantasy, Holiday Fiction

 

Book Blurb:

A holiday fantasy short story for the romantic.

 

Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.

 

My Review:

Merry Christmas, Henry is a beautiful, heart-wrenching short story about the magic of love and Christmas.

 

Henry is a lonely artist working as a night watchman at a museum in Chicago. He’s shy, especially when it comes to women, but that doesn’t get him down. Instead of talking to a beautiful woman, he commits her image to memory and goes home to paint her in his upstairs apartment.

 

For the past twenty years, his heart yearns for a sad woman in a painting hanging in the museum. There’s something about her that captures his heart and no other woman can compare. He only wishes he could add some color to her dreary painting. Maybe then, she’s look his way and smile. That’s when an idea blossoms in his heart. Can he? Will he get arrested? It’s worth the risk to bring some beauty to the love of his life.

 

Aubrey Wynne has penned one of the best short stories I’ve ever read. It’s filled with emotion, mystery, magic and all takes place at Christmastime in a museum. Henry is someone I can relate to as he’s an artist who discovers what life is all about. Love is a core theme in this moving story. The characters are fleshed out, the plot moves quickly and Wynne grabs the reader from the beginning and doesn’t let go. The ending came too quickly because I wanted to read more. Highly recommend!

 

Favorite Character/Quote: “His fingers itched to reach out and pull her from the painting and hold her, soothe her, give her comfort. Henry knew that if she could turn and face him, he would be looking at the most exquisite creature he’d ever seen. His hand shook as he reached out to touch the canvas.”

 

My Rating: 5+ stars

 

Buy it now:

https://www.books2read.com/u/4EWKZg

 

Aubrey Wynne

 

Author Biography:

Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding, and all things Christmas.

 

Her short stories Merry Christmas, Henry and Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies won the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice in 2013 and 2014. Dante’s Gift, first in A Chicago Christmas series, received the 2016 Golden Quill, Aspen Gold, and Heart of Excellence awards.

 

Her upcoming series “A Vintage Romance” was inspired by tales of her stepfather, who served in the British Air Force in WWII. Wynne’s medieval fantasy series “Medieval Encounters” begins with Rolf’s Quest, 2016 NTRWA Great Expectations winner.

 

Social Media Links:

Website: http://aubreywynne.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aubreywynne51

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aubrey.wynne.7

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Aubreywynne51
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/17695894-aubrey-wynne

 

Reviewed by: Mrs. N

 

What’s a Crowdfunder to do? A Guest Post by @caridubiel + a #Giveaway! #books #Inkshares


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What’s a Crowdfunder to Do?

 

 

Since I’ve been promoting my first novel, How to Remember, people have been asking: why crowdfunding? Why not self-publishing, or the traditional method of querying agents?

 

 

One answer: I’ve been doing both of those things. I’ve self-published a handful of short stories and a collection, and I’m active in the traditional publishing market. I wanted to do something different.

 

 

Another answer: I’m a librarian, so I study books. I looked at other books that were like mine. I write with a strong first-person voice, my characters have dry senses of humor, and there are science and mystery elements. I found a book I loved – The Punch Escrow by Tal N. Klein – and I discovered it was published by Inkshares. That’s when I knew I wanted to write for them.

 

 

But I’ve got a big hurdle to jump. I need pre-orders to qualify. That’s where my readers come in. Check out my Inkshares page, my blog, my Facebook author page. You can help me do this, and you’ll get a book at the end of it all. You could even get your name in the acknowledgments as my supporter.

 

 

I’m also running a giveaway that ends at midnight on Thursday, November 23. If you win, you’ll receive a customized book basket from me – I’ll talk to you about your interests, and I’ll pick out 2 or 3 books for you, plus some extra goodies.

 

 

Ways to enter:

 

-Pre-order my book (each copy receives one entry)

 

-Follow me on Inkshares

 

-Like my author page on Facebook

 

-Share my author page on Facebook

 

 

Happy reading!

 

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Title: How to Remember

 

Author: Cari Dubiel

 

Genre: Domestic suspense, mystery, light science fiction

 

 

Book Blurb:

 

Miranda Underwood has lost a year’s worth of memories, and she’s certain her employer is behind it. MindTech uses imaging and electrical therapy to influence patients’ thoughts and feelings. Until now, Miranda has been on the other side of things, using her doctorate in neurology to help clients come to terms with mental and emotional trauma. But now that her own mind has been compromised, she won’t rest until she knows exactly what MindTech did to her and why.

 

 

One year in the past, grieving computer programmer Ben Baker can’t seem to get his life back together following his mother’s death. MindTech promises to help him heal. He’s intrigued, but unsure. It’s only after he meets Miranda in the bar next door that he becomes a client. As Miranda and Ben become closer, they discover that Ben has a deeper connection to MindTech than he realizes.

 

 

Excerpt:

My toothbrush was gone.

 

As a scientist, I needed a certain amount of evidence to prove a theory. Particularly a theory such as this one: I was losing my mind. The missing toothbrush was Exhibit A, Fact Number One, the first piece of a puzzle.

 

I stood in my bathroom, cold, staring at the empty holder where the toothbrush used to be.

 

I remembered buying it at the dentist’s office. “You’re brushing too hard,” the hygienist had said. “The electric one will help you be more efficient.” I purchased it with a healthy degree of skepticism, but also with a conviction that it might work if recommended by an expert in this field. I trust experts. I worked long and hard in order to become one, in my own field.

 

But that was gone. And I couldn’t ignore several other facts: my heavy breasts. The fat around my waist. The sweatpants that held the fat, so lovingly and softly, like a cloud or a gentle made-in-Taiwan rug.

 

My mind was fuzzy, like I’d woken from one of our experiments at MindTech, like I’d been my own patient. I was gathering enough evidence for a white paper. Possibly a peer-reviewed journal article.

 

I padded down the stairs in my bare feet, tucking my sweater around me. Coffee would help to solve this problem. Coffee had a way of sweeping the slate, burning with its bitter and cleansing taste. Coffee would return my theory to its ephemeral status, and restore my sanity in a single sip.

 

When I rummaged through my cabinets, I found old cans of corn, unopened tikka masala sauce, vanilla extract. No coffee. Fact Number Two: I was indeed losing my mind. I could only find a sad old bag of decaf stuck in the back of the highest cupboard. I would never drink decaf – honestly, I didn’t even know why it existed. Someone must have brought it to a family party long ago. I shuddered and pitched it.

 

It was October in my quaint suburban homestead, the trademark chill of fall seeping under my windowsills and thresholds. I needed to get warm. I needed a shower and a hot drink. I was used to being up at night and staying up late on account of my job as a pseudo-counselor and a scientist who messes with people’s brains. But the morning had never felt this alien.

 

I picked up my phone, scrolled through my texts. Nothing out of the ordinary there. I tapped out a message to Lauren, my best friend. If I were going for coffee and she found out, she might come after me if I didn’t bring her some. I didn’t want to take that chance.

 

I was trying to remember if I had given my number to the guy from last night. I supposed that if I had, he would call. Unless he didn’t want to, in which case it didn’t matter. There were always more boys to save. I had a lot to atone for.

 

The phone jumped, vibrating in the urgent manner I had expected from my erstwhile toothbrush. The screen lit with Lauren’s name. “Hey,” I answered.

 

“Where have you been?”

 

Buy Link: https://www.inkshares.com/books/how-to-remember

 

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Author Biography:

Cari Dubiel will read anything you put in front of her, and she writes, too! She is the author of the short story collection All the Lonely People, a Library Journal Self-E Select pick, as well as several other short pieces published in anthologies and online. Cari is a librarian in Ohio, a past Library Liaison to Sisters in Crime, and a podcaster.

 

Social Media:

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/caridubielauthor/

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Cari-Dubiel/e/B01MA3LH3S

 

 

Happy Release Day to… N. N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration #books #motivation #IARTG


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We’re so excited to announce our inspirational/motivational thought book is out in the world! Every release day is special for us but this one means so much more. It’s a compilation of 365 inspiring thoughts taken from this very blog. With over 500 pages of motivation, it’s a steal for only $4.99 USD. Also available in paperback which would make an incredible gift this holiday season. 

 

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Title: N. N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration

Author: N. N. Light

Genre: Inspirational, Motivational, Self-Improvement, Personal Growth

 

Book Blurb:

“Spread the Light and inspire others to do the same.” — N. N. Light

In 2013, we wrote a mission statement and started the Princess of the Light (POTL) blog. We wanted to test a theory. Could one person (or in our case, one couple) use uplifting words to create change?

The answer is a resounding yes! People from all over the world responded to our short inspirational thoughts of the day, and our following grew. What started out as a few people promoting kindness and goodwill turned into a movement. In every city, there are Light-Bearers making a difference and we want you to join us.

Everyone needs inspiration. It doesn’t matter what spiritual belief you hold dear, you have the Light inside you. Kindness, compassion, empathy, encouragement are all attributes of the Light. In this book, you’ll find a ninety second inspirational thought for each day of the year. You’ll be inspiring people to spread the Light daily with our collection of inspirational thoughts. From giving of yourself to simply smiling, these are easy concepts for anyone to apply!

 

Release Week Giveaway:

In honor of our new release, we’re giving away an Amazon gift card plus two N. N. Light books. Enter here:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db77508/? 

 

Open Internationally and runs from 11/21/17 through 11/30/17

 

The winners are: Alana F., Sara Z. and Daisy. They’ve been contacted via email. 

 

Thank you everyone for entering. You made our release week spectacular. 

 

 

Buy Links:

Free to read on Kindle Unlimited for the first 90 days!

 

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/N-Lights-Book-Daily-Inspiration-ebook/dp/B076XT4YF5

 

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/N-Lights-Book-Daily-Inspiration-ebook/dp/B076XT4YF5

 

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/N-Lights-Book-Daily-Inspiration-ebook/dp/B076XT4YF5

 

Goodreads  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35519629-n-n-light-s-book-of-daily-inspiration

 

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Author Biography:

N.N. Light is the award-winning husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N.

Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.

Sign up for their author newsletter to get exclusive content, sales and be entered to win a $5 Amazon US Gift Card every month: https://t.co/6B7trIIph6

They’re blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports, trains, history, cooking and baking. Their mantra is to spread the Light.

Most of the time you can find them on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest. They’re a proud member of ASMSG and Independent Author Network.

In addition to being authors, they’re also book promoters/reviewers, social media marketers/influencers and the owners of N. N. Light Author Promotions. They both love books, have ever since they were young. Matching up books and readers is something that gives them great pleasure.

 

Social Media Links:

Website: http://princessofthelight.com

Blog: https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com

Newsletter: http://ow.ly/jWec308TabL 

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/nnlight

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NNP_W_Light

Bookbub:  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/n-n-light

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nnlight

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/n-n-light/90/1a7/902

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/118060034268079734144/posts

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/nnlight

Independent Author Network: http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/n-n-light.html

 

Christmas Stories: A Guest Post by Kate Parker #TuesdayBookBlog #historicalromance #Christmas


Christmas Stories by Kate Parker

 

We all have our memories of perfect Christmas mornings. For me, it’s only after Christmas breakfast and all the presents are unwrapped that my perfect Christmas morning begins.

 

 

I see myself snug in my flannel pjs and fluffy slippers, a nice big mug of hot tea at hand and, piled up next to me – a stack of new books smelling of fresh ink and newly cut paper. New-to-me authors, old favorites, all are welcome.

 

 

Now for reality… I’ll have to exchange my flannel pjs and fluffy slippers for a T-shirt and shorts if I don’t want to melt. I don’t care how hot it gets, I still love my hot tea. So it’ll be hot tea and an e-reader after Christmas breakfast while wearing shorts, a T-shirt, and leaving my feet bare.

 

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My ereader will bring me tales of sled rides through the frozen wilderness, snow ball battles beneath cozy chimneys that give off picturesque, non-polluting, wispy smoke, formal balls with stolen kisses beneath the mistletoe, and the number one best Christmas gift of all, a dead body murdered by clever means.

 

 

Nothing says Christmas to me like a good fictional murder under the Christmas tree. Or under the skating pond or in a snow drift or upsetting the horses. There must be blood splashed on the snow or dripped on the ballroom floor. At least one debutante, not the heroine, must faint. If crinolines rustle and sleigh bells jingle, all the better.

 

 

The contemporary fiction equivalent is the plucky heroine marching through the snow, gun strapped to her back, stopping the nefarious plot in time to sing carols and watch nieces and nephews open gifts. Clever murders here are more of the “karma” kind, where the villain dies from his own poison, bomb, or javelin.

 

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And the food! While I munch on Christmas foil-wrapped peanut butter cups and drink hot tea, I will read about whole roasted turkeys and wassail and cranberries and Christmas pudding with a sixpence inside. And if a cup of wassail is poisoned… Pure bliss. These foods work in either historical or contemporary stories.

 

 

In historical mysteries, the servants will be ever so grateful on Boxing Day, the children will enjoy cloth and wooden toys that don’t require batteries, and some lovely young woman will get an engagement ring either before or after the discovery of the body. The placement of the engagement is dependent on whether said lovely young woman is a sleuth or involved in the murder.

 

 

In contemporary holiday tales, the ending shows children either teaching grandparents how to use the newest electronic gear they received as presents or willingly setting down cell phones to spend time in the family’s traditional group endeavor. If it involves ice skating or football in the snow, so much the better.

 

 

In Christmas mysteries, words like “dreary” will be balanced out with words like “sparkling.” There will be plenty of snow between the pages to overcome the sunny and mild temperatures outside my door. Icicles will dangle from the roof – unless they’ve been used as a dagger.

 

 

Just writing this post has put me in the mood for Christmas. I hope Santa is bringing me lots of murder and mayhem this year for my e-reader, and I hope he is just as generous with your stocking. Whether your favorites are romance, mystery, sci fi, fantasy, or something else, may you have plenty of it to enjoy on Christmas morning.

 

 

Kate Parker

 

www.KateParkerbooks.com

www.Facebook.com/Author.Kate.Parker/

 

 

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Title – Christmas Revels IV : Four Regency Novellas

Author – Hannah Meredith, Anna D. Allen, Kate Parker, Louisa Cornell

Genre – Historical Romance

Publisher – Singing Spring Press

 

Book Blurb —

The Revels Continue…

The Sergeant’s Christmas Bride – Sergeant Jacob Burrows just wants a place to bed down for the night. He never expects to be confronted by a lady with a gun. Elizabeth FitzWalter intends to drive the stranger off her land, until she realizes he meets her most pressing need.

 

Home for Christmas – When Charity Fletcher receives a mysterious bequest—a house by the sea—she hopes to rebuild her life. Lord Gilbert Narron leases a seaside house to hide from his memories of war. Charity’s refuge is Gil’s bolt-hole… but what both are seeking is a home for their hearts.

 

 

A Memorable Christmas Season –The last thing Lady Roekirk expects at her Christmas party is a dead traitor in her parlor… or the Crown’s Spymaster helping her hide the body. Thirty years earlier, she’d been forced to wed another and Lord Keyminster became a spy. After this long, does their love stand a chance?

 

A Perfectly Unforgettable Christmas – Every day, Lucien Rollinsby endures a memory of Christmas Eve. Not even his lovely new neighbor can make him forget that horrible night five years ago. Caroline McAlasdair remembers that Christmas Eve, too. But if Lucien recalls her presence there, it will destroy their only chance at happiness forever.

 

Buy Links –

Amazon – http://a.co/h2H98jd

 Apple iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/christmas-revels-iv-four-regency-novellas/id1289152547?mt=11

Barns and Nobles – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-revels-iv-hannah-meredith/1127145055?ean=2940154556139

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36302269-christmas-revels-iv

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-revels-iv-four-regency-novellas

 

Author Biography –

Kate Parker first discovered another world in her mother’s murder mysteries written by Christie, Sayers, and the other ladies. Now she loves to time travel, via books, to murder and mayhem in Mayfair ballrooms and country estates, English villages and trains pulled by steam engines. This love has propelled her to write her own stories set in Britain in the Regency, the 1890s, the 1900s, and the 1930s, and she’d like you to come along and visit the olden days.

 

See what stories Kate has out at www.KateParkerbooks.com  and www.Facebook.com/Author.Kate.Parker/

 

 

 

Let #Gratitude Be Your Compass and You’ll Never Get Lost! #grateful #Thanksgiving #MondayBlogs


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What good is gratitude? It can save your life!

 

It’s Thanksgiving week in America and I thought we’d talk about what we’re grateful for all week.

 

I love this infograph and look at it quite a bit, especially when I’m feeling low. Whether I’m feeling tired, sad or jaded, when I switch my thoughts to grateful ones, my outlook changes and the dark clouds lift from my spirit. I’m not saying my dark feelings don’t disappear completely and are replaced by rainbows and fluffy bunnies. What I am saying is when I concentrate on positive things in my life, I can combat the negative feelings.

 

Let gratitude be your compass and you’ll never get lost.

 

What are you grateful for? Share in the comments below.

 

MRS N

Top 10 Reasons I Love #Thanksgiving: A Guest Post by @RuthACasie #books #romance


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The top 10 reasons I love Thanksgiving! 

 

We celebrate the Friday after. 

At our house we celebrate Thanksgiving the day after turkey day. We started the tradition as a compromise for my kids and their in-laws. They were conflicted about where to spend Thanksgiving. No one wanted to miss dinner with their family. We talked about brunch in the morning or later in the day. That just wasn’t the same. Instead I opted for the day after. It was not a hardship. I did it selfishly. This way I have them all to myself. My kids and their in-laws love the idea. 

 

No turkey! 

This year’s menu is roast leg of lamb and brisket. (It’s the same every year. I’m forbidden to change it.) That’s another benefit of celebrating the day after. No turkey. Everyone’s had their fill on Thursday. I can be a bit more creative with the menu. Although the family still demands mulled cider, sweet potato souffle and noodle pudding. 

 

Everyone moves back home. 

Our son and his girlfriend drive down from Boston. Our older daughter and our two grandchildren are only forty minutes away, but they come home and move in for the weekend. Our two daughters and their families (they only live thirty minutes away) move home for the weekend. It will definitely be a houseful but I wouldn’t want it any other way. 

 

Butternut Squash Soup.

Our younger daughter added this to our menu two years ago. My cooking is all done when she comes in with all the mixings and makes the soup. 

 

My older grandkids help in the kitchen.

Well, maybe not my grandson. He prefers to hang out with his uncle and play ball across the street in the park. My older granddaughter sets the table, makes place cards and watch her cousin so her aunt can help in the kitchen 

 

The coffee runs to Dunkin Donuts and late night outings to the local ice cream shop.  

Our son goes to our local DD and brings home a selection of coffees for us while we finish cooking. It’s always a surprise. Since our dinner is midafternoon, my husband takes the grandkids to the ice cream shop to bring back more surprises. I could easily have the ice cream at the house, but I think he uses it as an excuse to spend some alone time with two big kids. 

 

Time together.

After dinner we flop on the sofa with a large bowl of popcorn. My husband tries to get a Scrabble game going but he loses out to game. 

 

Sunday Night.

With all this tumult and cooking, did I mention the mandatory French toast Saturday morning I start to look forward to Sunday night when they all go home?

 

Four more weeks.

Thank goodness they’ll all be back in four weeks for the holidays and we do this again. This time with presents! 

 

It’s all magical to me. 

At our day after Thanksgiving dinner, I sit and look at family around the table and beam with pride. I’d be happy not to eat, just enjoy them. This is what I’m most thankful for, my dear husband who supports me in everything I do, my children and their spouses who make me laugh until I cry, and my three grandchildren who are blessings.  

 

 

I hope your Thanksgiving is delicious and wonderful. 

 

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Title: The Highlander’s English Woman 

Author: Ruth A. Casie  

Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance 

 

Book Blurb: 

Laura Reynolds is in love with her long-time friend, Jamie Maxwell Collins. She adores his playful sense of humor, caring nature as well as his strong sense of family and honor. 

 

Jamie lives across the border in Scotland. Outwardly carefree, he hides a dark secret. He can’t involve Laura in this deception. He can’t give her hope for a future together. 

 

Laura stumbles upon Jamie’s secret. In her heart of hearts she knows Jamie is innocent. Their relationship in tatters and with no hope of reconciliation, she plays a deadly game to exonerate Jamie, she agrees to a political marriage. She has no idea the entire game has been orchestrated by her future husband, Jamie’s greatest enemy. 

 

Excerpt: 

He opened the cemetery gate and made his way to the small building where the 9th century remains of William the Brave rested. In the building was a hidden passage that led inside the castle. A dangerous place for boys to play. He and Richard prided themselves on being the only people aware these tunnels existed. Forgotten over the centuries, it had taken them weeks to clean out the debris and shore it up to make it usable. 

 

The hair on the back of his neck stood. Someone was with him inside the cemetery. He crouched behind a tombstone. In the distance, a dark shadow proceeded along the path. 

 

Jamie took stock of the man as he made his way to the Reynolds’ family graves. He thought at first Reeve came to pay his respect to Richard, but the form was all wrong. This shadow was bigger, more agile. The man stopped and waited. For whom? For what? 

 

Jamie moved for a closer look. His brushed against a tombstone and knocked loose pebbles that rested on the top to the ground. In the complete silence, the cascade of stones sounded like boulders echoing in a valley. 

 

In an easy, elegant move, the man drew his sword. No, this wasn’t Reeve. Jamie did the same. 

 

The darkening shadows made it impossible for Jamie to identify who he fought. That didn’t stop either man. His attacker put him on the defense. Jamie retreated in a matter of seconds. 

 

Jamie and the shadow parried and lunged. Evenly matched, neither gave signs of tiring. Several times he almost had the man, only to have him bound over an obstacle and come back for more. 

 

Just like… 

 

“For a moment I thought you fought like Lord Richard,” Jamie said. The man answered with a barrage of strikes. 

 

But Jamie held his ground. He fought stroke for stroke until they came into a close battle position, the hilts of their swords locked against their chests. Clouds moved and the man’s face was revealed under the moonlight. 

 

Jamie dropped his sword and froze. His heart pounded. The man threw his head back and laughed. 

 

“Richard?” 

 

The laughter subsided. Richard put his arm around Jamie and squeezed him close. “I wonder if Father has any ale? How I would love to taste it one more time.” 

 

Buy Links: 

Amazon/Kindle: https://amzn.com/B01LXYHNGS 

 

Amazon Print: http://a.co/am0MfIq 

 

iBook: http://apple.co/2eddatE 

 

BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-highlanders-english-woman-ruth-a-casie/1125365584?ean=2940157490539 

 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-highlander-s-english-woman 

 

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Author Biography: 

RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure time-travel romance about strong empowered women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. Her Druid Knight novels have both finaled in the NJRW Golden Leaf contest. The Guardian’s Witch, part of the Stelton Legacy series was a Reader’s Crown Finalist. Ruth also writes contemporary romance in the Havenport series with enough action to keep you turning pages. Ruth lives in New Jersey with her husband, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she started writing time travel romance, she was a speech therapist, international bank product and marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing time travel romance. For more information, please visit www.RuthACasie.com or visit her on Facebook, @RuthACasie, Twitter, @RuthACasie, or Pinterest RuthACasie. 

 

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