Thursday, February 25, 2021

5 STARS for Undercover Outlaw from Long and Short Reviews

                        

Undercover Outlaw is a quality written piece of literature that walks the fine line between a quest for justice and a thirst for revenge. I teetered between the two as the story took me on a journey mixed with romance and danger.

The leading characters, Trinity and Jesse immediately brought the book to life on page one. It was impossible to put the book down. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see what happened next. I felt the instant connection between the two. In fact all the characters were well developed. It was easy to hate the town’s tyrannical leader. Hard not to love the townsfolk in Prairie Ridge.

The romance between Trinity and Jesse was more sweet than sensual but regardless they were definitely entertaining. I laughed when I read the word “dimwit. I haven’t heard that word in ages. My mother used to use that word.

Undercover Outlaw was a fast paced, plot twisting, emotional provoking story that pleased me greatly. I especially enjoyed the epilogue. I applaud Gini Rifkin for such a wonderful read.

Available here....

#romancereaders #historicalromance #historicalwesternromance

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 here....




Monday, February 1, 2021

IRON HEART Available for request at NETGALLEY


                      Steeped in history and fantasy:
   A  medieval road trip you won't want to miss. 

 

With the heart of a warrior and the soul of a poet, Faran Kilbraun travels far from home in search of the sword and shield of his ancestors. Protecting the ancient relics was his responsibility. Now, to regain his honor, he must recover the stolen artifacts and battle a life-long enemy.


Following the accidental death of her cruel husband, Leanora Wrenn is wrongly accused of his murder. Forced into exile, a small north shore island becomes her place of refuge. When Faran discovers Leanora's remote sanctuary, both their lives are changed forever.

Destined to become comrades-in-arms, they fight side by side. Ending up in one another’s arms, they find redemption and love.
                         
 Request Iron Heart here   


#historicalromance #Netgalleyreaders
#Medievalromance #IronHeart




February Give Away Books and Gift Cards.

                                 
 
  February, the month of Romance. 
Yours can be filled with Books, Chocolate, and Gift Cards. 
Enter NN Light's Huge February Contest. 

Click here and scroll down Give Away Portal

 
                               Books include an e-copy of 
                                        Iron Heart. 

Can she melt his heart of iron?

With the heart of a warrior and the soul of a poet, Faran Kilbraun travels far from home in search of the sword and shield of his ancestors. Protecting the ancient relics was his responsibility. Now, to regain his honor, he must recover the stolen artifacts and battle a life-long enemy.

Following the accidental death of her cruel husband, Leanora Wrenn is wrongly accused of his murder. Forced into exile, a small north shore island becomes her place of refuge. When Faran discovers Leanora's remote sanctuary, both their lives are changed forever.

Destined to become comrades-in-arms, they fight side by side. Ending up in one another’s arms, they find redemption and love.

                               
                                   Amazon buy link

                               Give Away Portal

                           You could win all this!
A box of chocolates generously donated by Mary Martinez (US only)
$20 Amazon gift card generously donated by Zola Blue (US only)
audiobook code for Gold Cavern by Zola Blue (US only)
autographed print copy of Legend of the Lost Ass by Karen Winters Schwartz (US only)
autographed print copy of The Amber Chronicles Janet Walters (US only)
e-copy of Ethan: Black Sheep Cowboy by Maddie James
autographed print copy of Ethan: Black Sheep Cowboy by Maddie James
$5 Amazon gift card generously donated by Sharon Buchbinder
e-copy of Dargo by Karina McRoberts
e-copy of Palace of the Stars by Karina McRoberts
e-copy of Chelandra by Karina McRoberts
e-copy of Craks in a Marriage by Barbara Barrett
e-copy of Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwan
e-copy of Middle Ageish by Shirley Goldberg
e-copy of Bear With Me by Marilyn Barr
e-copy of Love in Season by Pamela S. Thibodeaux
e-copy of An Earl in Wolf’s Clothing by Emily Windsor
e-copy of Baked With Love by Peggy Jaeger
e-copy of Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance by Kris Bock
e-copy of Strain of Resistance by Michelle Bryan (Canada only)
audiobook code or e-copy for any book in Once Upon a Widow series by Aubrey Wynne (US only)
e-copy or print copy of winner’s choice of one of C. C. Bolick’s books
e-copy of Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones by Sorchia DuBois
e-copy of Heaven’s Blue by Penelope Marzec
3 audiobook codes of Second Chance Ranch by Lynda Rees (US only)
3 e-copy of Leah’s Story by Lynda Rees (US only)
e-copy of The Queen of Paradise Valley by Cat Dubie
e-copy of Fortune’s Folly by Cat Dubie
e-copy of Publish or Perish by Kerry Blaisdell
5 e-copy of The Calling of Amos Puckett by Clabe Polk
print copy of Cowboy Kisses by Linda Carroll-Bradd (US only)
e-copy of In the Now by Jennifer Ann Shore
e-copy of Setting the Stage for Love by Roni Denholtz
e-copy of Any Road Will Take You There by David W. Berner
e-copy of Spirit Talker by Theresa Dale
e-copy of Tangled Up In You (romantic suspense) by Lelani Black (US only)
e-copy of The Suicide Gene by C. J. Zahner
e-copy of Dream Wide Awake by C. J. Zahner
e-copy of Friends Who Move Couches by C. J. Zahner
e-copy of Gravity by Mona Sedrak
e-copy of At First Blush by Marianne Rice
autographed print copy of any book by Claire Marti (US only)
e-copy of The Rings of Faolan – Emeralds by Kristal Dawn Harris (US/Canada only)
e-copy of Order of the Dragon Knights box set by Mary Morgan + $5 Amazon gift card (US/Canada only)
e-copy of winner’s choice of one of Kayla Krantz’s books (US only)
e-copy of Stracciatella Gelato: Melting Time by Marilyn Baron
3 e-copy of Return of the Raven by Judith Sterling (US only)
e-copy of The Visitor by Terry Tyler
autographed print copy of Lord of Druemarwin by Helen C. Johannes (US only)
e-copy of Iron Heart by Gini Rifkin
e-copy of Fiona by P.L. Parker
e-copy of Joyous Lies by Margaret Ann Spence

 



Thursday, January 21, 2021

Book and Gift Card Give Away still open.

 

 There's only a few days left in N.N. Light's    
   January Book and Gift Card give away. 

This month  
UNDERCOVER OUTLAW
 is included.       
 Be sure to list it on the entry form.

                                     Browse this book!                                                                            

                      Enter give away here!

  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?

  Enter give away here!


#romancereaders #giveaway
#freebooks #gift cards
 


Monday, January 18, 2021

Cinnamon and Sugar by RW Richard

                  Happy release day for RW Richard's new book  

                        Cinnamon & Sugar 

Blub:

Humphrey Bertrand's genius-level IQ can't help him find his moral compass. His family is filled with racial conflicts and he struggles to find his own way. But he cannot let anyone drown, regardless of their skin color.

Alicia Bloom, a gifted valedictorian and poet runs away from an abusive situation. While she is thankful to Humphrey for saving her life she doesn't want to be tied to anyone.
When an attempt on her life forces them to hit the road together to stay one step ahead of a murderous maniac they wonder if their dreams of a future will be put on hold permanently.

Available at:  
#NewAdult&CollegeRomance
#Multiculturalromance

Thoughts from Bob:
  FINDING YOUR MUSE(S) When I write I search for a model who captures what I think my hero and heroine look like. I try to capture them in the process of struggle, since the arcs of the story and scenes are so important. 
  In this novel, Cinnamon & Sugar, published by The Wild Rose Press, the two models above are exactly how I pictured them. In the story, Alicia, is compared favorably to any number of young starlets. Humphrey when first seen disturbs Alicia’s resistance, but she’ll struggle on. 
   A NOTE regarding recent events. People have told me I stole the story from the violence in D.C. I can’t write that fast. If ever you send a manuscript to a publisher you can expect a year to go by before it’s out. My story is about how love knows no boundaries.       
   When I was caretaking my daughter, I read to her from my draft manuscript that I have since dedicated to her. I read to keep her mind off her pain and that she might have to leave soon. I never imagined her reaction. She cried, yes, of course, it’s a tear jerker, but it was more than that. It was how she loved, lived, and taught. She, being who she was, instructed a professional writer (me), on changes she wanted (demanded). Since it was on a subject (racial hatred and brother and sisterhood) that caused her to march just like her old man did with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she made me promise I get a “real” publisher and, “Dad can you help my boys?” I said, “yes, honey, all the royalties will go to them.” So, Lani became my third muse and 1st angel. The story is rated PG. 


Other works by RW Richard

A unique take on human and wolf pre-history.

Double Happiness

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.

Amazon Books of the Year Award. 
San Diego Book Awards Assoc. Best General Romance.

A More Perfect Union,

 Amazon Books of the Year Award, San Diego Book Award Finalist

Angel’s Eyes, 

A blind colonel is kicked out of the Army. 

She must now cope with men and disability.

NOVELLA:

The Wolf of Sherwood Forest

A young Robin and Marian save England.

SHORTS, etc.:

Wings by Christmas, and other short stories and homages.

BOOK ON WRITING:

101 Tips, Primarily on Writing Male Characters

 


Friday, January 8, 2021

Book Give Away and Gift Card.

 Every month in 2021, N.N. Light will have a rafflecopter give away with e-books, paperbacks and gift cards. 

This month my book UNDERCOVER OUTLAW is included. Be sure to list my book on the entry form.

                                     Browse this book!                                                                            

                        Enter give away here!

  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?

  Enter give away here!

Good luck and see you next month for a new contest when my book included in the raffle will be a medieval road trip love story, 

                                     IRON HEART

    



#romancereaders #giveaway #freebooks #gift cards 


Monday, January 4, 2021

Abby and Gabby the Transgender Ducks.



 I have had my two female Rouen ducks for over 20 years. They look similar to Mallards, but are heavier and they don't fly. Seen here they have no tail curls, no neck rings, and overall drab camouflage coloring. 
                    Mother Goose (Lolly) with Abby & Gabby 
  Mother Goose with Gabby, and Emmy duck the Kaki Campbell.

Year after year Abby and Gabby laid eggs for me. Then about four or five years ago they stopped. About two years ago, I noticed Gabby had a tail curl. Usually an indication the duck is a male (drake). 

Then Gabby also started getting a white ring around her neck. I thought I was loosing my mind. How could this be? With a little research I learned that female ducks (hens) are born with two ovaries, but generally only the left one is functional. As they age and this ovary begins to fail, the cells can transform and the production of  testosterone is not unheard of. (This can also happen in a large flock of mainly female ducks. Then the transformation is not necessarily relative to age.)

Before neck ring but has tail curl

              Now with tail curl, neck ring and beak changing. 

As the months rolled by, I noticed when sunlight shone on Gabby's head, a pretty green sheen could be seen as well. She was becoming quite colorful, with her beak showing more and more streaks of bright orange. 
A year or so later, Abby must have noticed this wild affectation flaunted by her sister, and apparently jealous of such elegant plumage, she began the same transformation. 

 Now, with both of them brimming with testosterone, 
                   occasional scuffles breakout.                                                            
      Mother Goose still rules the "flock" and plays referee.

Bottom line, I guess boys will be boys, or girls can be boys. Either way, I love my Gabby and Abby. They are good little ducks whatever color or gender they choose to display. 
                                    

Elegant Plumage from the Love Rock Musical Hair 
Over 50 years later this album is still relevant.

#ducks #transgender #atthefarm #HairtheAmericanTribalLoveRockMusical