Monday, May 18, 2015

Solace: Fae Warriors Book 1

My amazing cover art for 
Book # 1  in my Fae Warriors series.
Art work by Debbie Taylor. 
No release date yet. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Wishes

                 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
    Mothers are special people. If you are fortunate, they are with you from the moment of your birth through hopefully a good many years to follow.

     I had a terrific Mom, and a great mother-in-law. Lucked out twice. I miss them both. It's hard when they are no longer a part of the only world you have ever known. 

 Whatever your situation, I hope Mother's Day brings you happy memories.   

      And remember to thank the Big Momma, 
           Mother Earth. We're all her children. 


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Romancing the 8 with the Trans Canada Romance Writers

Welcome to the blog tour for May 2015

This month, my eight sentences
 are from my novella...

A mysterious letter and the drop-dead handsome town marshal, are the last things Mariah expects to find making rounds as a midwife.

Mariah McAllister plans to be married before her next birthday. Too bad Marshal Virgil Kincaid barely knows she’s alive. Not one to give up easily, she’s determined to show him she has an abiding passion for more than her work.

Virgil Kincaid loved a woman once—after she broke his heart, he spent three years in prison. Women can’t be trusted, no matter how good they look. He’s sworn off relationships in favor of Saturday night poker games. Life is simple---the way he wants it---until a stranger turns up dead in the road.

                         available at Amazon only $2.99

Please click on the authors below
for sneak peeks at more great stories. 


Monday, May 4, 2015

Victorian Tea at the First Presbyterian Church


  The First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud, Co. held a Victorian Tea in honor of Mother's Day.

Happy hearts and hands worked tirelessly for many days 
decorating the room and baking delectable treats.  

The tea pots were shined and ready to go, 
lined up like proud little soldier in dress uniform. 
And a big thank you 
to the gentlemen who served the tea and water. 
You were terrific and made us ladies feel so special.

Guests entered through a lovely archway. 
And with the stained-glass cross from upstairs 
reflected in the glass of the door, 
one would have to think blessings from above 
surely graced this day.  
   Before we ate, Beth Sommers offered a beautiful blessing that brought tears to my eyes. Mothers are such special people, in so many ways. I sure was fortunate to have mine, and miss her every day. 

 The tables were resplendent. Each one offering an enchanted centerpiece, a little scroll touting the does and don'ts of proper tea drinking etiquette, napkins shaped like roses almost too beautiful to use, and place settings reminiscent of a Victorian garden party.   

The Menu was delightful, and all home made. There were truffles, lemon cake, macaroons, strawberries dipped in white chocolate, cucumber sandwiches, a heavenly bite of chicken salad sandwich, two choices of scones, clotted cream, and two selections of tea.  

          A teapot display added, a dash of color, interest and fun

One particular silver serving set, on loan from Wayne and Janice Gibb, was a family heirloom. It is over one hundred years old, and an amazing display of chased silver. The Gibb ancestor was so talented he later worked for the Tiffany Company. We learned that chased silver is a method of embellishing that is created from the inside out!
Nancy Weber graciously shared her knowledge of hats, purses, gloves, and hat pins. She has over four hundred hats, and kept us enthralled with witty stories and gorgeous millinery examples.  

Food, Friends, and Fun.
What a lovely Victorian afternoon.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Two books nominated for Reader's Favorite Award

Proud to announce, 
both nominated for the Reader's Favorite Award 
from Still Moments Magazine

                                       Fingers crossed!

                                 Both books available now
                                            at Amazon
                                   and Barnes and Noble

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                                        LADY GALLANT
   Disowned by her father and still mourning the death of her fiancĂ©, Josephine Posey joins Florence Nightingale’s brigade of nurses bound for the Black Sea. Thousands of British soldiers desperately await these angels of mercy and a new life awaits Josie. Amidst the chaos of death and despair, she finds a spark of hope, lighting the flame once more inside her soul.

    In search of the truth, Garrick Allen, one of Britain’s first war correspondents also journeys to the Crimean Peninsula. To him the soldiers seem all but abandoned by Queen and country, and as he smokes his cheroots and makes friends with a bottle, he writes his bold but honest dispatches for The Times.  Not wanting anything more than to finish his job and go home, Garrick is blind-sided by a nurse with attitude who offers him a new slant on life and a reason to love.

                                 A COWBOY'S FATE
Colorado, 1880
When East End London meets the Wild West, sparks fly.

   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?