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Monday, July 17, 2017

Welcome back - Linda Weaver Clark

I'm very excited to have Linda back on my blog. She has a new release that she wants to tell us about.






Bio: Linda Weaver Clarke is the author of 22 books: historical romances, period romances, a romantic cozy mystery series, a mystery suspense series, a children’s book, and non-fiction. She has also traveled throughout the United States giving lectures on writing techniques. All her books are family friendly. She lives in Color Country, which is located in southern Utah among all the red mountains.


 
Linda Weaver Clarke is having a Book Giveaway, which will last until Aug 21st: Every visitor will receive 7 EBOOKS FREE if they preorder the Historical Romance: The Fox of Cordovia. For these promotional giveaways, go to https://lindaweaverclarke.wordpress.com.

1. Tell us how your writing career got started.


I have always loved writing. After writing my ancestors’ and parents’ biographies, I couldn’t stop writing. So I turned to historical fiction. Since my ancestors’ stories were so vivid in my mind, I actually gave some of their exciting experiences to the main characters. So my ancestors were the inspiration for getting me started. My first historical romance, Melinda and the Wild West, actually won an award for the Reviewers Choice Award. I have written several different genres since then. All my stories are family friendly.




2. What genre(s) do you write, and why?


My favorite genre is historical romance with adventure. I also have written a romantic cozy mystery series and a mystery/suspense series. I absolutely love stories that are page-turners, which have some mystery, romance, and suspense. I love a romance where the man and woman know they are meant for one another. Even though there are trials along the way, they never give up on the other. I also like strong women characters in a story.




3. What inspired your book, The Fox of Cordova?


All three books in this series are love stories set in the late 1700s. The Rebel Series was inspired by the stories of the American patriots who fought to be free from the dictatorship and tyranny of a king. It’s a theme that is dear to me. Liberty is something that I cherish. It’s a precious gift given to us by those who fought so valiantly. When I read the stories of the American Revolution, my heart swells with gratitude for those loyal patriots. When I look at our flag and pledge allegiance to it, tears well up in my eyes. When I listen to The Star Spangled Banner or God Bless the U.S.A., I get choked up. Especially when it’s sung by a choir.








4. Tell us about your upcoming release and a little about The Rebel Series.


In this swashbuckling romance, a sinister plot has just been uncovered and its up to a former patriot and a young nurse to discover who is behind it. Caroline is engaged to the future mayor of Laketown, a man of influence and greatly respected. But all that changes when she overhears a conspiracy behind closed doors. After being discovered, she runs for her life. Caroline needs to report her findings, but whom can she trust? When she asks Jesse Conover for help, the adventure begins.




For my book launch celebration, every visitor will receive 7 EBOOKS FREE if they preorder the Historical Romance: The Fox of Cordovia. For these promotional giveaways, go to https://lindaweaverclarke.wordpress.com.




6. Where can readers find you?
To read a sample chapter from each of my books in The Rebel Series, go to http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/historicalromance.html and click on the title of the book that you want to read. Here are two book trailers for your readers to watch, so they can understand what these books are about.


The Rebels of Cordovia:





The Highwayman of Cordovia







To purchase a book, visit http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/purchasebook.html.  

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Welcome Alicia Dean

I'm excited to have an author on my blog that I've not had before. Everyone, this is Alicia Dean. Alicia...this is everyone.



1.        Tell us how your writing career got started.

I’ve wanted to write for as long as I can recall. I wrote my first romance at age ten. I wrote a lot as a teen but in my early adulthood, I married and had three children and put my writing aside. In 2001, I took a class with Mel Odom, a successful writer/teacher and my desire and ambition for writing was refueled. I sold my first book in 2006.
2.        What genre(s) to write, and why?

My favorite genre to read or write is suspense. I find it exciting and the adrenalin from the tension keeps my interest. Plus, I’m way too interested in murder. It’s not healthy. J

3.      What inspired your latest book?

I was invited to participate in an anthology with 5 other authors. All of the stories were to be set in Africa, which I knew nothing about. The premise was inspired by the television show Drop Dead Diva. (It ended a while back, but I only recently watched the series) 

4.      Tell us about your upcoming release.

 Dying to Love You is a short romance with paranormal elements. Even though suspense is my first love, sometimes a story in a different genre comes to me, and I go with it. As I said, I got the idea, loosely, from Drop Dead Diva. My story is about a woman who has died a handful of times. She should have been sent to purgatory the first time, because never in her life has she done anything selfless. However, no one has ever loved her, so rather than being immediately sent to purgatory, she is offered chances to redeem herself by performing a selfless deed and finding someone to love her.  So far, she has failed. Each time, she lives a new ‘life’ and, in this latest life, she is to be a safari guide in the Serengeti.

5.      What will your next project be?

I am currently working to finish Perilous, a novella in a Martini Club 4 series with three of my close author friends. We published a 1920s novella in the series two years ago, and now we are writing the next, which is set in the 1940s and is about the offspring of our 20s characters. Then, I’ll be writing a proposal for a request from Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer line, a suspense novel that will be the first in a series.


6.      Where can readers find you?

Everywhere!! J Specifically…

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You’ll uncover tales of an undercover operative in Casablanca, a safari guide in the Serengeti, students on holiday in Morocco, time-traveling agents in Tripoli, vengeance in Algeria, and deadly secrets in Carthage. Each of these stories will captivate you with love, danger, intrigue, and excitement. What better way to Escape?


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Friday, June 30, 2017

Re-introducing.... Heroic Rogue Series (Regency Romance Suspense)



I'm happy to tell you about a new series... Sort of.  When I first wrote these stories, they were focused in the Colonial era. I had awesome book covers, and great reviews. But the sales haven't been there, especially since readers were loving these stories.

Then I found out why.


Apparently, Colonial Romances don't sell very well. I certainly discovered that. But then I was told that Regency Romances do sell well. So the editor inside my head decided to plot out a way to revise these stories and move everyone to England in the Regency era. In less than two weeks, I had revised all of these stories.


Special sale price of only 99 cents - all through July!!


So... I'm re-introducing my new Regency Romance Suspense stories...





During the chaotic years when Napoleon Bonaparte’s spies were everywhere, who can one trust…especially with their heart? The Heroic Rogue Series takes the reader into the Regency era and focuses on the heroes who will do anything to save their country from being taken over by the emperor of France, but most importantly, those men who are willing to risk their lives for the women they love.




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Mercedes Maxwell is devastated when her twin sister is driven to take her own life by none other than her husband, William Braxton. Determined to make her brother-in-law pay for the injustice, Mercedes travels to Dorchester, England to find him. She is shocked to find that William is unaware of his wife's death, and when Mercedes is mistaken for her sister, she decides to pose as her twin to glean some answers. Mercedes embarks on an adventure she never dreamed of in hopes of bringing justice to her sister. Instead of justice, Mercedes uncovers a plethora of secrets and mystery. As she works to unravel the mystery and discovers who she can trust, Mercedes finds that all is not as it seems, and that William Braxton may be the one man she can trust.


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AFTER THE LOVING:




Marcus Thorne wears several masks in his life—playing retired pirate, Captain Hawk, is his favorite, but if his secret is discovered, he could die. Captivated by his enemy’s daughter, Marcus kidnaps her, but in turn, she captures his heart…until he discovers Isabelle is one of Napoleon’s spies with the power to endanger his life and the lives of his friends.




After her release, Isabelle can’t stop thinking about her masked abductor and how he’d stolen her heart before ridding her of his presence. Betrothed to a man who strangely reminds her of the man whose kisses set her ablaze, she marries him, only to discover he’s not who he seemed to be as is withholding secrets. But then…so is she.


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WONDERLAND BY NIGHT:




Lady Sarah Emiline Lucia needs to hide her identity for fear that mobs will kill her and her family after her uncle—Napoleon Bonaparte—is exiled to Melba. She is sent to Hampshire, England to stay with friends of her father. To stay safe, she must play the role of her maid, while her maid assumes Lady Sarah’s identity. Complications arise when she meets the very handsome man, and she suddenly wants him to look at her as a real woman, not a servant. Protecting her life, however, is more important than confessing the truth


Gabriel Lawrence’s pirate ship is almost captured and this time it was too close. He and his crew need to hide for a few months in hopes that Napoleon’s men who seek revenge, will soon forget about him.  During his stay at his aunt and uncle’s in Hampshire, he meets the niece of his enemy. Because she doesn’t know who Gabe is, he will become close to her to see if she knows any more of her uncle’s secrets. But the beauty of her companion, Miss Emmie, captures his attention, and her quirky personality keeps him wanting more. But her over-zealous nature for adventure places both of them in danger and he’s forced to play the honorable rogue.


How can he protect them both when an unknown spy is always one step ahead…and wants Gabe dead?


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WORTH FIGHTING FOR:

Lindsay Lennox, daughter of the governor of Turkey, worries she’ll never have the chance to meet a man and fall in love. Being the youngest of eight daughters, it is customary for all of her sisters to marry before she can be out in society and even meet a man. Her twenty-fourth birthday is coming quickly, and she’s running out of hope. Desperation takes hold and she disguises herself as a servant in order to slip through the palace gates. Disaster strikes when she meets a handsome sea captain and is mistakenly whisked across the sea to England. Lindsay knows her only hope of salvation will be to find her Whitton relatives in England and beg for help. Unfortunately, the devastating Captain Braxton proves more temptation than her lonely heart can resist.




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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Welcome Patricia Preston


I love meeting new writers, and I love telling my blog friends about them, too!  So everyone, meet Patricia Preston!





NOT THROUGH LOVING YOU





In the Southern town of Lafayette Falls, a new life brings together a woman with everything to lose and a doctor with everything to prove.

When a sickly infant is surrendered at the Lafayette Falls Medical Center, and orphaned soon after, pediatrician Aaron Kendall arranges to adopt him. After a painful divorce, the busy baby doc is about to realize his own dream of becoming a father when the baby’s beautiful estranged aunt turns up. She doesn't exactly approve of the Kendall bachelor pad complete with Aaron's cranky dad and wacky brother, forcing Aaron to form a risky alliance with her.

Country singer-songwriter Lia Montgomery barely knew her half-sister, but she's determined her tiny nephew goes to a good home. If only she fit the bill herself, but her stressful life on the road is no place for a baby. Yet despite her misgivings, as she gets to know Aaron, she realizes the smart and sexy doctor is everything a child could want in a dad and more unsettling, everything she's ever hoped for in a man. After all she's put him through, is it too late to form a family and maybe put a song in the good doctor's heart?









Excerpt:



She grinned as she considered the man across the table from her. With his looks, he could have given Cole Younger a run for his money with the ladies. She wasn’t certain about his personality. He remained reserved, almost indifferent as if he had herded his emotions off into a safe room, away from the threat she posed. She wondered if Cole Younger’s charm was buried beneath Aaron’s guarded fa├žade?

“I wrote a song about Cole.” She held Aaron’s gaze. “The Outlaw in My Arms.”

He gave his head a shake. “There’s something wrong with you.”

“No, there isn’t.” She fondled her locket. “I wrote it for a western movie. An indie film about Cole and Belle. I’ve written a lot of songs with western themes,” she said. “I love the history and majesty of the Old West.”

“Have you ever seen Lonesome Dove?”

“Like a dozen times!” She tried to contain her enthusiasm. “It is so epic, and I love the music. It literally breaks my heart when I hear it.” She let out a deep sigh. “Plus there’s Woodrow Call. Tommy Lee Jones did such a great job. Woodrow Call is right up there with Cole Younger in that I’d run away with either one of them tomorrow.”

“Well,” Aaron sliced his steak with a brisk stroke of his knife. “I can see why you and Dallas Peyton are a couple.”

For the first time, her smile was artificial. “Yeah,” she answered quietly. It would appear to Aaron that Dallas, who had grown up on a ranch in Colorado and had the West in his blood, would be the perfect match for a girl like her. At one time, she had thought so, too.

After she had taken a sip of her wine, she shifted the conversation away from her relationship with Dallas. She found herself wondering what kind of woman intrigued the doctor. “Who fascinates you?”

He glanced up from his plate, looking at her as if she’d just spoken in ancient Aramaic. “Nobody,” he retorted, and he turned his attention back to his food. He didn’t say anything else as he rushed to finish his meal. It was a wonder he didn’t choke.

She took a couple more bites of the chicken and pushed up her half-finished plate.

He noticed. “You’re done?”

“I’m a picky eater.” She settled back in the chair and emptied her wineglass. “Aaron, are you always so dark and serious?”

He tossed his napkin over his plate. “Would it help if I wore a gun belt and robbed banks?”











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Author Bio: 





Award-winning author Patricia Preston writes mainstream humorous romance, historical romance and comedy. She is represented by the Seymour Agency. Her newest titles are part of a standalone series, Love Heals All, for Kensington Books/Lyrical Press imprint. She has several other e-book titles available including a historical romance, TO SAVE A LADY, set in the French Quarter during the Battle of New Orleans. She also has a comic short story anthology, DIXIE DARLINGS, available in print. Besides writing she loves music, photography, graphic design, and visiting her favorite historical locales including the French Quarter and the Natchez Trace.



You can visit her website at www.patricia-preston.com

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Welome Mary Martinez!


The Beckett’s have a strong sense of family and honor.
When one of their own is threatened, their bond is as strong as a badge of steel.



Innocent

Book II The Beckett Series



All Jessica wants is a home and a family. So how did she suddenly find herself falsely accused of a felony and then kidnapped by a hit man?



Jessica Beckett loves her job teaching high school algebra. That is until Coach Brinley makes her life miserable because she actually has the audacity to fail his three staring football jocks. Maybe if they’d done their homework they would have passed. She refuses to be intimidated. He on the other hand refuses to admit defeat and manipulates the boys into accusing her of sex in exchange for passing grades.



Gabriel Despain loves his job as FBI agent. But falling for his partner’s sister has complicated a great partnership. It would be a lot easier to ignore his feelings if Jessica hadn't found herself in trouble. Now he must keep her safe. And if he can't remain objective, they both might get killed.



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Where to find Mary:



The After Work Cook Blog: http://theafterworkcook.blogspot.com/

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









Find out about Disappear Book I at Author Stanalei Fletcher’s blog http://www.stanaleifletcher.com/blog/



Find out about Quiet Book III at Author Judy Baker’s Blog on April 17, 2017:




And finally find out about Illusion: Utopia the Beginning Book IV and Profit: Utopia the Conclusion Book V at Mary’s Garden Blog on April 22, 2017: http://marysbooksblogger.blogspot.com/



Abandoned Book VI will be available soon. Preview: http://www.marymartinez.com/abandoned.html



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