• PORTENCE, BLISS, SOLACE, A COWBOY'S FATE, VICTORIAN DREAM, SPECIAL DELIVERY, IRON HEART, LADY GALLANT, THE DRAGON AND THE ROSE, FATE OF THE SILVER MOON,......click cover to buy (image by Svetlana Petrova)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thank you Still Moments Magazine for the beautiful Ad/Promo.

       Choose your favorite time period! 
      Medieval, Victorian, Contemporary.  
  All three action romances available now.

       
     Iron Heart  5 stars / Medieval Chronicles.
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        Lady Gallant  Highly recommend/ 
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     Solace 4.5 Stars/Kam's Place
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Friday, June 2, 2017

A Cowboy's Fate/ Five stars from Net Galley

A new beginning
that's just what Britannia needed,
and the Tarot cards agreed. 

       Colorado, 1880 
            When East End London meets 
                         the Wild West, sparks fly.
         5 stars/ Still Moments Magazine 
          5 stars/ Patricia @ NetGalley
     Kicked out of England for offending the Royal Family, Britania Rule heads for Leadville, in the Colorado backcountry. Passing herself off as a highborn lady, she pursues her dream of opening a parlor of spiritual enlightenment.

 Cody James, her guide, thinks he must be half-
crazy to hire-out to a female. But his luck at the gaming tables has run dry, and she’s his meal-ticket out of town. Betrayed by the only woman he ever loved, and shot and left for dead by a man he once called friend, Cody declares himself a loner.
     Traveling side by side, they deny their desire for one another, but the Tarot cards say otherwise—and their hot night of passion confirms the prediction. Will love be waiting at the end of the trail? Or could Cody’s past destroy their future?


                A Cowboy's Fate
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                  patricia n, Reviewer @ NetGalley
   “A Cowboys Fate,” by Gini Rifkin is a fast-paced tale set in Colorado in the late 1880’s. Britania Rule had been deported from England after a misunderstanding of accusing the Queen’s nephew of being Jack the Ripper, and given the choices of her future destination, she accepts her fate and travels to Boston.  Britania has full faith in her abilities to read her cards and accept her fate, so when the cards tell her that her success lies in the town of Leadville, Colorado she seeks out an experienced guide to take her to her destination.  Cody James is a man who plays to win and due to circumstances in his past, he is a man on a mission to right the wrongs he experienced at the hands of his ex-partner.  Cody agrees to get Britania to Leadville, but he had no idea how much this trip would change his life.  Britania and Cody must fight for their burgeoning love affair against a force of evil that may be the death of them.  I was given this book to read by the author in exchange for an honest review.




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fae Warriors book 3 PORTENCE coming soon

                                   Portence: 
                                 Fae Warriors 
                       Book 3                         
Three years ago he abandoned her. 
Now he says he can't live without her. 
                     
 In the final battle to save the Earth, Fae Warrior, Portence Goodeve stands ready to serve Mother Nature. But as she fights for the future of the planet, she’s haunted by her past. One near-death experience and a betrayal that goes deep become weapons that could get her killed.
     Malachi, a cross/breed, half-sorcerer and half-Fae, is back to help fight the Reptile invaders. Once upon a time, his sexy Fae-half stole Portence's heart, breath, and good sense. Then he abandoned her—what if it happens again? Should she surrender to desire, giving both Malachi and love another chance? Or seek retribution and be done with him forever?

Excerpt:
  “What in supersymmetry are you doing here?”
   “I came to warn you.”
    “About what? I don’t need your help.”
   “You needed my help back then, Portence, and you need it now. Why must you always be so stubborn?
   “It’s poor strategy to bring up what you did to me in the past,” she snapped, ignoring his question.
   Mouth pressed into a grimace, she stood her ground, fighting to remain calm, fighting not to slap his face and then fling herself into his arms. They stood in the moonlight staring at one another, he with those golden eyes, clear and penetrating, his expression hot as molten amber.
     His five o’clock shadow had slid closer to eight o’clock, deepening the angles of his beautiful face, adding darkness and danger to the sculpted features so angelic when he so chose.
   His lustrous black hair, grown longer, had been tamed into multiple braids intertwined with feathers and beads, all of it hanging down his back over the hood of the caftan he wore. The long flowing fabric, black as his hair, twinkled with Celtic symbols embroidered in silver thread. 
   The garb obscured his form except where it stretched tight to accommodate his broad shoulders and chest, but she remembered every dip and hollow of his well-muscled body. She’d touched and tasted of it fully, over and over. 
                  
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Linda Carroll-Bradd is a winner at the Spring-tastic Blog tour



  I'm delighted so many folks stopped by during the tour, and a special thank you to those who left a comment. 
              The winner of my give-away
                 SPECIAL DELIVERY,
                    is Linda Carroll-Bradd.                              
Linda's name was selected at random
by my cat B.B. 

Visit Linda here and checkout her new book 
                 Bailing Wire Promises 



A tragic orphanage fire leaves healer Fantine Pomeroy and five children homeless. She sets out to deliver them to another orphanage hundreds of miles away, but the trip proves daunting. Bounty hunter Pete Andrews crosses their path on his way to Morgan’s Crossing and offers his help. When a threat from his past surfaces, Pete has to decide--is his presence helping or putting the group at risk?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Highway Cafe SPRING..TASTIC Blog Tour April 24,25,26 2017

                 A bit of Easter Egg Americana.
   The original PAAS® Easter egg dye was invented by an American named William Townley.

Mr. Townley owned a drug store in Newark, New Jersey, where he concocted recipes for home products. In the late 1800s, he came up with a recipe for Easter egg dye tablets that tinted eggs five cheerful colors.

In 1880, neighborhood families loved the idea and started buying Townley’s Easter Egg Dye packets for only five cents! He renamed his business the PAAS® Dye Comopany. The name PAAS comes from "Passen" the word that his Pennsylvania Dutch neighbors used for Easter. 
  
   Today, Americans purchase more than 10 million PAAS® Easter Egg Color Kits during the Easter season, and use them to decorate as many as 180 million eggs!
 
Helpful hint, next year use a whisk when dying eggs.
     There are many new applications for dying and decorating eggs, from applying stickers to using all natural ingredients. For me, when I think of coloring eggs, PAAS and that iconic package, will always come to mind.                 
Leave a comment here before 4/27/17 to enter drawing 
      for free e-book   
     Special Delivery 
A mysterious letter and the drop-dead handsome town marshal, are the last things Mariah expects to find making rounds 
as a midwife.
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Frivolous Fun Facts about Easter

Using greens and yellow, 2,500 years ago, the ancient Zoroastrians painted eggs
for “Nowrooz“, their New Year celebration which happened to fall on the Spring Equinox. Pagan cultures and religions throughout the centuries incorporated the egg with their spring rituals since it not only was edible but symbolized new life, especially after a long, hard winter season.


An Elderly couple from Thuringia, Germany decorated a 5ft apple tree with 10,300 personally decorated Easter eggs.
They spent weeks sprucing up the tree with brightly-colored eggs in time for the celebrations despite the cold weather,

                                                           



 The tree with the most eggs EVER, was the German Rostock Zoo red oak tree, decorated with 79,596 painted eggs.







In 1901, in the village of Engelhardsberg, the Germans decided to start decorating Easter wells. They do this to honor water, essential for existence, and to celebrate the feast of renewed life. Decorations are usually put up for Good Friday and kept up for two weeks after Easter.
     It seems, the Germans like to keep busy.





Largest Baskets
Located in Ohio, the office building of the Longaberger Medium Market Baskets is hard to miss. The building is 160 times the size of a normal basket.
                                            Hey, that's pretty big too!

           SOME VERY EXPENSIVE 
                      CHOCOLATE EGGS
     


Chocolate Beehive Sculpture, limited edition, made by mother-and-daughter team of chocolatiers and inspired by the store's rooftop bees. Price: €343,50 each. How can that be possible!?





                                    A £250, five Kilo, masterpiece
                  from Betty’s famous CafĂ© Tea Room in Harrogate, 
                   
                       Biggest Chocolate Egg 
                                            Image result for biggest easter egg
                         World's largest Easter egg towering over 27ft tall 
              at the Chocolate Festival in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
        The world's biggest non-edible Eggs
                                          2008 Guinness Book of World Records record breaking giant Easter Egg Picture, worlds largest Easter egg taken at Freeport factory outlet  in Alcochete, Portugal. Click for a larger photograph of this 2008 Guinness World Book of Records new record breaking worlds largest decorated Easter Egg from Portugal.
                                                       (in Portugal)
(in Canada)

                      Biggest Edible Bunny

                      Biggest Real Bunny
                                    Hey, wait a minute, that can't be right....


      Have a Happy Easter and a glorious Spring. 
                                             

Monday, March 27, 2017

The world's most dangerous bird.

The Southern Cassowary, found on the NE coast of Australia, is the third largest bird, following the Ostrich and Emu. But it rates #1 as far as being dangerous. 

 This remarkable and rather scary looking animal, appropriately appears prehistoric with its large casque (a horn like crest which indicates age and dominance) displayed dinosaur-style on its forehead.
    The female Cassowary, although not always as colorful, is stronger and bigger than the male. During the mating season, she can can take up to three different mates. The final partner will be the one to rear the young. 
 After a month or so of courtship the female lays a clutch of eggs and leaves. Giving new meaning to "see ya mate." 
   The male is left to incubate the eggs and look after the young whether or not all of the brood are his.
   Omnivorous creatures, they will eat small vertebrates and invertebrates when necessary, but they prefer fruit. 
  When surprised the bird will choose to run--at speeds up to fifty kilometers an
hour (30+ MPH). 
  However, when cornered, they can maim or kill a person. 

The Guinness World Record Book puts them at the top of the list of birds dangerous to man.
   These beautiful, mysterious, birds are on the endangered species list as they compete with humans for territory in the rain forests. Many were lost to a cyclone in 2006. It is thought less than 1500 still survive in the wild.   
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