Friday, January 14, 2022

Looking for your next series to read?

        
                               Win a copy of 
                  Paranormal Romance Guild 
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                   Solace Fae Warriors Book 1
plus a chance to win 
                           an Amazon Gift card.  

                                           Enter Here                       
       
Although a trilogy, each book stands alone. No dainty flower faeries here--this story features female Fae warriors and the courageous men who love them and fight by their side. This Earth based fantasy of adventure and romance features characters with reader-friendly names and some fantastic otherworldly creatures….some friendly, some not! 
 
Blurb:
Solace Goodeve, one of Mother Nature’s favorite Fae Warriors, is assigned to Earth to help save the planet. Reptile invaders, disguising themselves as humans, are waging a takeover—and Mother is mad enough to eat asteroids. Solace is ready to prove herself as a warrior, but having a human for a partner is not in her battle plan—even if the man is rugged, ripped, and ready for action. 

Ex-Army Ranger, Tanner Jackson, has seen his share of black op missions. The last one took a toll on both body and soul. Tanner isn’t looking for love, even though his new partner is six-foot-tall and drop dead gorgeous. However, after Solace shows him a new meaning to working undercover, he may have to reconsider that possibility.

As the Reps plan to sabotage NOAA, Tanner and Solace must learn to trust one another. But as they're trying to save the world, Solace and Tanner might just lose their hearts—and that takes the most courage of all.
                            ____________

  I hope you enjoy Solace. Don't miss the rest of the adventure in Bliss and Portence!

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

A New Year and 12 new contests one each month.

                           HAPPY NEW YEAR                  
                   N.N. Light is again giving away 
                           gift cards and books 
                            EVERY MONTH! 
              This month you can win a copy of 
                       my historical romance 
                            Victorian Dream 

Trelayne St.Christopher, a cosseted young English woman, dreams of falling madly in love, just like the daring women in her purloined novels. Now faced with adult responsibilities for the first time in her life, she leaps at the opportunity to manage her father's shipping business. But when Trelayne ignores her prophetic nightmares in favor of passionate daydreams, her best-laid plans go dangerously awry.

Emotionally scarred after the death of his wife, Yankee sea captain Walker Garrison bans romance from his personal manifest--shipbuilding is his only passion. The transatlantic partnership between Walker and Trelayne's father seems a grand idea until her parents are critically injured and one of Walker's crew turns up dead. On the trail of the man responsible, Walker sets sail for England. After meeting his new partner's daughter, protecting Trelayne and not falling in love with her may prove impossible.

"Beautifully written, this emotionally packed story is a must read." Still Moments Magazine 
 
"Written with a rich depth of detail. Nicely spiced with an underlying sense of mystery and danger."    Night Owl Reviews        




Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Fatal Recall wins best Romantic Thriller

     THANK YOU to N.N. Light for selecting 
   Fatal Recall as best Romantic Thriller of 2021

Hudson Kincaid prefers the wide-open spaces. But tracking down a serial killer means hanging out in Denver as he investigates neuroscientist Dr. Marilyn Monrose. So far, he can’t figure out if she’s city kitty in high heels, or a country kitten in cowgirl boots?
 
Marilyn’s experiments using ramped up virtual reality, captures the final moments of each murder victim’s life, a chilling discovery she’s trying to keep secret. The last thing she needs is a determined private detective barging into her lab—no matter how sexy he looks in his Stetson hat.

When word of her research is leaked to the press, Marilyn becomes the killer’s next target.   
Now the woman Hudson races to save, is the one who has stolen his heart.    



    Hud stepped across the threshold and into Marilyn’s lab. She waited for the security door to close and lock before she spoke.
   “Let me remind you, PI Kincaid, all information you learn here is classified. In fact, I found out yesterday the Government has shown a passing interest in my work.”
   “Our government?”
   “Yes, of course.”
   “Why?”
   “I’m not aware of the specifics. But every application I can come up with sounds like Black Ops, or Army Intelligence, or something equally scary.”
   “That sounds ominous. Maybe you’d better explain to me exactly what you’re doing?”
   “If I take you into my confidence, you have to promise you won’t tell anyone. If they find out I leaked even one iota of this information, I will disappear. And you might too.”
    “What do you mean by disappear?”
    “I’ll be transferred to a lab Heaven-knows-where to continue the work until it’s completed, or my contract is up. Hard telling what will happen to you.”
    This gave him pause. She sounded serious. But how could he rationalize being in possession of crucial information without sharing the data with the DPD—or at least with Marco?
   “Promise me.”
   She was taking a leap of faith in trusting him, and the soulful pleading in her eyes made him want to comply. In fact, he wanted to promise her more than to keep his mouth shut. He wanted to promise her sunsets on the front porch and breakfast on the veranda.












Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December Giveaway from N.N. Light

 How is it possible the December Giveaway has started! It's curl up with a book month!
50 prizes and one could be yours to brighten your holidays. 
                  Enter Contest Here

            You could win an e-copy of 
    Cowboys, Cattle, and Cutthroats, 
          A Beverley Award Finalist. 

Ochessa is heartbroken when she finds her brother fatally wounded. His dying words are about a childhood puzzle box, missing legal documents, and a drifter named Nicodemus Breedlove. Ochessa vows to find Will’s murderer—and the man Will described.

   No stranger to trouble, Nic's only concerns are his Stetson, his mule Sadie, and a long awaited chance at retribution. After gaining Ochessa’s trust, and taking the job she offers, life gets more complicated.  

    Back on the ranch in Colorado, Ochessa works as hard as any man. Then Nick tempts her into playing even harder as a woman—both are overwhelmed by their growing love for one another. 

    Weathering a stampede, a gully washer, and a pack of outlaws, they locate the killer. As Nic’s quest for justice, and Ochessa’s vendetta for Will playout, bullets fly...                                

         Not everybody’s gonna make it out alive.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Writing and Weaving share more than the letter W

Recently, I've become obsessed with weaving. Haven't been this fired up about anything in quite some time. But it really started twenty years ago when I began rescuing farm animals. My first two critters were Cowboy, a big Nubian goat from a petting zoo, and Precious, an angora goat confiscated from a terrible situation. 



   Having grown up with a hamster and small dog, taking care of larger animals was a pretty big leap. I was also a recent widow, so there was a great deal of sorrow to learn to live with as well as adjusting to being on my own again. Thank goodness the goats saved me rather than the other way around.

 I moved to a patch of land and fell down the rabbit hole to a new world of farm terms, experiences, responsibilities, and people. 

            

Precious, the goat, was afraid of being sheared with an electric clipper, so every year I would cut her mohair off with a scissors ( for safety the tip was blunted). To accomplish this took several hours, a very patient goat, and some oldies on the radio in the barn.   

At the time, I had no immediate plans for the fleece, but I washed, dried and saved it by the bagful. 

Also during this time of great transition, I pursued my dream of writing and publishing romance novels. I'd been writing for what seemed like forever. Being published proved to be another struggle full of disappointment with a huge dash of discouragement. 



                          

Then in in 2009 my dream came true. One month before I turned sixty, my first book The Dragon and The Rose sold to the Wild Rose Press. Best birthday present ever. 

During the next twelve years and fifteen books, my wonderful Precious grew old and passed away. Another heartbreak. But I always kept those bags of hair. 

   Now, as my desire for something new in my life reared it's head, I looked at all that beautiful mohair and thought...I need to learn to spin and weave goat hair! So here I was again jumping into something foreign yet exciting. 



  After taking classes at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe, my VERY patient instructor Sara, brought the joy of weaving to my world, and one day I realized writing and weaving have several similarities. After all, you can spin a yarn, weave a tale, or follow the thread of a story. While weaving your mind is free to wander elsewhere conjuring great ideas for your next book, or solving a problem in your current endeavor.  




   When I write I use the planner and pantser (seat of your pants) approach to writing. When weaving there is somewhat the ability to use this approach. You need to know the general idea of the project and how much yarn to buy, but as you weave you can vary the pattern or colors just as in writing you can change the storyline, add characters, or even surprise yourself with a new ending. Both processes can be exciting and full of unexpected results. 

    Now when I lie awake in the middle of the night,  rather than always thinking about plot points and character arcs, I wonder about weaving techniques and "what ifs" for the next pattern I may want to try.  A picture or scrap of conversation can ignite the foundation for a new story, and seeing patterns and color combinations while out and about can spark ideas for a new pattern to weave. Both can be a joy and a frustration, but both have given me so much. 

                   Line by line a book is written, 
                  Row by row a scarf is woven.  


My books are dedicated to those I love and those who have made my world a better place in which to live and grow. And whether spending hours and hours weaving or writing, in the end I hope I create something which will give happiness to others. 

I think maybe I need to buy a spinning wheel.....

                  






Monday, November 1, 2021

November Giveaway.

                 Just in time for a cozy read by the fireplace. 

                  Almost 50 prizes to chose from!

You could win a copy of The Dragon and The Rose a Medieval romance with historical accuracy and yet a Celtic mythical twist!

Four Stars: a masterful job of plot and character development /Between the Lines

This is an ENCHANTING story!/The Long and Short Review

Rifkin is immensely knowledgeable about the story’s time period/ Romantic Times Book Reviews 

                               

Blurb:
England 1100 A.D.
A Norman warrior—seeking land rather than love.
A Saxon good-faith hostage—seeking freedom and restitution.
 
     Sir Branoc Valtaigne, ordered to Northumbria By King William II, fights to keep peace along the Scottish border. A formidable battle-tested warrior, he honors his vows to God, king, and country, but a young woman’s smile may prove to be his undoing.
 
     Martanzia Verheire, tricked into standing as good faith hostage for Flanders, seeks freedom from castle Bamburgh and love from Sir Branoc. As she clings to the Celtic dragon statue given to her by her mother, she leads them all to the brink of an era where true magic will be gone forever but where dreams can still come true. 


“Before this game is over, old friend, you shall know the fury of the beast you have created, and you shall tremble before his might. I will champion this day,” Branoc vowed, “and conquer all of my tomorrows.”

“Neither God nor man shall deliver unto this earth a dragon more formidable than the one known as Valtaigne.”

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Beverley Award Winner 2021 Undercover Outlaw

  So thrilled and honored  
  to win this prestigious award.   

            

                            Best historical of the YEAR!

 
Jesse is determined to track down the man who killed his brother in cold blood. Impersonating an outlaw, his quest for justice becomes a living, breathing, part of his soul.
 
Trinity is heading to Denver to escape her vicious guardians. When her stagecoach is robbed, Jesse kidnaps her, and all her well-laid plans collide with his, leaving them both in danger.
 
Trapped in Prairie Ridge by a flood, Jesse and Trinity's feelings soon run as high and wild as the river. When Jesse is accused of murder, Trinity stands by his side, and they take on the town's tyrannical leader. As the city cowers in fear, help comes from an unexpected source, but can it save Jesse from a hangman's noose?

 Available at these fine outlets Grab your copy now!

#BeverleyAwardWinner  #UndercoverOutlaw