Friday, December 22, 2017

Spend Christmas in the Crimea/ circa 1854

     With bombs bursting in air, and black-market schemes afoot, join Nurse Josephine Posey, and Garrick Allen, the Times 1st war correspondent, as they try to make Christmas special for the soldiers.                                   
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   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.

   "I highly recommend it to any fan of historical romance.”                Long and Short Reviews

“Rifkin’s novel is epic in scope, meticulously researched and finely detailed.”
                         Romantic Times Book Reviews

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

eBay stops sale of EJIAO products

Charity convinces eBay to ban ejiao products.

The Donkey Sanctuary has revealed the shocking consequences of the global donkey skin trade that has emerged to meet the demand from the ejiao trade. From Tanzania to Peru, South Africa to Pakistan, donkeys across the world are being stolen and skinned in the night, their carcasses found by distraught owners. For millions of people in some of world’s poorest communities, donkeys are still the main means of livelihood and sustain families by providing them with an income and independence.
                        Waiting to die.
The donkey skin trade is unregulated and some of the claims made about the supposed health benefits of ejiao are unverified – one of the principal reasons for eBay prohibiting its sale. 
("You would think the way it is harvested would be reason enough" again my words not the Donkey Sanctuary.)
Mike Baker, chief executive of The Donkey Sanctuary, says: “We’re incredibly grateful to eBay and would like to put on record our sincere thanks to them for their quick response and confirmation that they will no longer be selling ejiao.”
                        Please pass the word.
                  Rosie says "THANK YOU."
             Visit the sanctuary on-line here...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sorchia DuBois winner in Highway Cafe Christmas Blog Tour

             Congratulations to Sorchia DuBois
            winner of a copy of A Cowboy's Fate.

                               Amazon or Barnes and Noble 

 Sorchia DuBois writes contemporary fantasy and Gothic romance. Her latest book, Zoraida Grey and
the Family Stones, is the first in a Gothic romance trilogy.      Granny’s dying, but Zoraida can save her with a magic crystal of smoky quartz. Too bad the crystal is in Scotland––in a haunted castle––guarded by mind-reading, psychopathic sorcerers.
   Getting inside Castle Logan is easy. Getting out––not so much. Before she can snatch the stone, Zoraida stumbles into a family feud, uncovers a wicked ancient curse, and finds herself ensorcelled by not one but two handsome Scottish witches. Up to their necks in family intrigue and smack-dab in the middle of a simmering clan war, Zoraida and her best friend Zhu discover Granny hasn’t told them everything.
Not by a long shot.

    Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones
sounds exciting, get your copy here.....

                           Visit Sorchia here


Monday, December 4, 2017

The Highway Cafe's 5 day CHRISTMAS TOUR and GIVEAWAY 2017

Go to end of blog for tour schedule!  
 Image result for picture flying reindeer
   Did you know the first known written account of reindeer in association with Santa Claus occurred in 1821? That year, William Gilley published a sixteen page booklet introducing the reindeer into the Santa Claus narrative: 

   In 1823, The Night Before Christmas poem not only featured eight flying reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh, but for the first time, they were given names:
   Originally, Donner and Blitzen were called 'Dunder and Blixem, Dutch words for thunder and lightning. Over the years, through various publishing houses, the names changed. 
      Of course, the magic of how reindeer fly is another story, and I'm not allowed to tell that secret to humans!   

Greetings, I'm Moon Shadow, one of Santa's smallest elves. I help in the kitchen making cookies and candies. I'll see you at the party. I hope they play my favorite song, White ChristmasMay your holidays be merry and bright. 
Thank you for stopping by!

For a chance to win an e-copy of A Cowboy's Fatewinner of the Maple Leaf Award, just leave a comment below.
  Winner drawn at random, 
        and announced Dec. 11. 

        This winter, warm up 
with a Hot Time in the Old West. 

        Available here SPECIAL DELIVERY only $2.99

Clover City, Colorado—1888
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.

Forced to work side by side with Mariah, Virgil begins to wonder if she might be his second chance at love. As they trade kisses and oh so much more, he’s willing to take the gamble. But when a killer threatens their once peaceful town, all bets are off. 

Join the Five days of fun and prizes  

December 4
Holland Rae -
Sorchia DuBois -
Mariah Lynne -

December 5
Peggy Jaeger -

December 6
Kelly Kalmanson –

December 7
Denyse Bridger -

December 8
Linda Carroll-Bradd -

                          MERRY CHRISTMAS