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A Time for Gratitude … Join the Gratitude Hop

GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William A. Ward.

I have had an especially trying year, one of uncertainty and doubt. Only be stopping to offer gratitude for my blessings have I kept plugging along when it would be easier to throw my hands up and quit. We’re all had these times of adversity. The only way through these events is to plow in and be grateful for the experience.

It is my hope that we will always carry a spirit of gratitude in our hearts and express it often and sincerely to our families, our friends, our co-workers, and everyone we come in contact with. They all deserve our gratitude. I adore Kathy from I Am A Reader Not a Writer  for presenting us bloggers and writers the opportunity to express our gratitude to our readers and supporters. Also sponsoring this year’s giveaway is Mary or BookHounds.net

Thank you, my friends. Blessings to you, my followers and supporters. You have my sincere gratitude for sticking by me during my rough patch this year.

If you feel compelled to leave a message – a note of gratitude for your life and associations, I would appreciate a comment below or a follow. But these things are NOT necessary to enter my giveaway.

To express my gratitude and my thanks, please enter my giveaway. I’m giving away:

A $15 Amazon Gift Card

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An autographed copy of my boxing love story, “Ladies Night”

set in 1950s L.A. amongst murder and mayhem

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And my Christmas short sequel to Ladies Night.0000LNCBlogPost
Good luck!

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Remember, It’s not happy people who are grateful, it is grateful people who are happy.

Be happy this holiday season!

MEET MY CHARACTER BLOG TOUR: Detective Marc DeLuca

I am very thankful to Beth Barany for asking me to be a part of this terrific blog hop recognizing the love we feel for our characters. I owe a world of gratitude to Beth, the fantastic fantasy author of Henrietta, The Dragon Slayer – Book 1,   Henrietta, The Dragon Stone – Book 2,   Touchstone of Love,  A Christmas Fling,  and Parisian Amour.  She has also written many books on the writing and publishing. Check those out on her author page.

Beth has been my friend and mentor for a few years now. She has coached me to complete at least five manuscripts and helped me publish one. She is my inspiration, my teacher, and my swift kick-in-the-britches when I slack off.

It has been my pleasure to be instructed of her and to have read her fine books and novellas. I can’t wait to read her newest work, almost titled, “A Green Man.”

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00Beth1Meet Beth: Award-winning author, Beth Barany has been making up fantasy and adventure stories all her life. She writes magical tales of romance and adventure for women and girls to transport them to new worlds where anything is possible.

In her off hours, Beth enjoys capoeira, reading and watching movies, and traveling, with her husband, author and singer/song writer Ezra Barany. Beth Barany lives in Oakland, California with her husband, two cats, and over 1,000 books.

WEB  / FACEBOOK  / TWITTER / AMAZON

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Now I’d like introduce you to the hero of my new novel, “Sunday Punch,” and sequel to “Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night,” by Carol Malone / a.k.a. Jill Tunney: 

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My Hero – Detective Marc DeLuca Hardboiled, soft-hearted and hot

What is the name of your character?  Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Detective Marc DeLuca was introduced in my first novel, “Ladies Night,” as the arresting detective of my heroine. He later proved that he was an honest cop and fair man by helping my hero find the real killers. Marc is a fictionalized character, but to me he’s as real as one of my brothers – but a lot more handsome – just don’t tell my brothers.

When and where is the story set?

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The City – Los Angeles, Calif 1950

Marc’s story is set in 1955 Los Angeles. It’s at the heart of the restructuring of the Los Angeles Police Department when Chief Parker was trying to clean up Law Enforcement’s tarnished reputation. At one time, it was hard to tell the cops from the bad guys.

What should we know about him/her?

Marc DeLuca is a hero. His weakness – vulnerability. He’s Personality Type 5 on the Enneagram Personality Scale – The Investigator, because he is conscientious, ethical, has a strong sense of right and wrong, is well-organized, discerning, realistic, and noble. He makes a great detective because he’s always searching, asking questions, delving into things in depth with a strong need to test the truth. His fatal flaws are being afraid of making mistakes, perfectionistic tendencies that can make him resentment and impatience. He was accused by his ex-fiancée of being detached, moody and irrational.

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My Heroine – Helene Dominic Tortured, lonely and quite a dish!

What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

Someone is killing Mickey Cohen, the gangster’s warehouse guards. Marc’s finally got lucky because one of the workers in an automobile warehouse has seen the killer. Only one problem. This kid’s eighteen, has the muscles of the Incredible Hulk, and is watched over by a long-legged, dark-haired beauty Marc can’t resist. He’s got to keep the kid and his lovely sister safe all the while trying to pin the wrap on the right thugs before all three of them end up on the slab.

What is the personal goal of the character?

Marc believes he must be strict with himself or he won’t be perfect. He wasn’t perfect enough for his first fiancée and she left him. By attempting to create his own brand of perfection, he often creates a personal hell and pushes all other women away. He has been listening too closely to his inner learned voice from a horrific childhood experience when he was seven years old. He killed a home intruder who was trying to murder his parents. He is now led to perform for the “greater good,” all the time because of his passionate search for perfection in the human race. His main goal is to fight down the need for perfection and allow someone else in – someone like the heroine and her beautiful dark eyes soothe his flawed soul.

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My New Novel – Fight Card Romance: Sunday Punch

Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

It’s going to be the second in the Fight Card series after Ladies Night. It’s called: Fight Card Romance: Sunday Punch. A Sunday Punch is the type of boxing hit that won’t will put your lights out until next Sunday.

When can we expect the book to be published?

Sunday Punch should be hitting the e-Shelves by Christmas time 2014.

Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night   /  FACEBOOK  /  TWITTER

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Now I’d like to introduce you to  more wonderful writers you should get to know. Next Monday (August 25th), you’ll be able to check out their Meet My Characters posts on their respective blogs: 

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Author, Marsha Casper Cook

Meet Marsha: Marsha Casper Cook is the author of six published books like It’s Never Too Late, Virginia Templeton Stories, and Love Changesand 11 feature-length screenplays, a literary agent with 15 years of experience and the host of blog talk radio show A Good Story is a Good  Story for over four years. She and her guests discuss writing and what’s new in the entertainment field. Marsha has also appeared as a guest on other network shows and will continue to make frequent visits to other shows.

Wanting to help new writers reach their goals, Marsha founded the literary agency Marcus Bryan & Associates in 1996, and achieved signatory status from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) within two years. In that capacity, she has represented more than 100 screenwriters and authors, and has also optioned books to movie production companies. Marsha has spoken about her work and the craft of writing to a wide range of audiences including bookstores, schools, museums and local cable and will continue to speak to the media.

WEB  /  BLOG  /  FACEBOOK   /  Author Services  /  Literary Agency   / Radio Shows  / Electronic Distributor 

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Author Anna del C. Dye

Meet Anna:  Anna del C. Dye was born in Valparaiso, Chile, and lived amongst some of the world’s most famous beaches. After meeting Rodney Dye, a native of Idaho in her hometown, Anna traveled to Utah on Christmas Eve and married him two weeks later. Their love story, “Why Him?” was published by Covenant in the book entitled Tender Mercies. Anna and Rodney reside in Taylorsville, Utah and are the parents of three princes and a princess. Anna works with her community and has been able to collect more than 2000 books that she distributed at: Legacy Hills Care Center’s library, American Preparatory Academy, Bennion Elementary, Majestic Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Baccus elementary and LTUE.

Anna is an accomplished, multi-award winning author. One of her short stories entitled “Amerine—Fairy Princess,” won an award in the Oquirrh Writers’ contest. “A kingdom by The Sea” won first page award. “Book three of the Silent Warrior Trilogy, Elfs in a Conquered Realm,” won a Bronze medal from the League of Utah Writers, and her book “Shahira and the Flying Elfs” won Honors. Anna’s works started with “The Silent Warrior Trilogy,”  the beginning saga of her YA Elf Series. This series includes seven stand-alone books. She also published “Emerine’s Nightmare,”  a children electronic book. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

WEB       /   EMAIL: author@annadelc.com

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Author – Margo Bond Collins

Meet Margo:  Margo Bond Collins is the author of a number of novels, including *Taming the Country Star*, *Waking Up Dead*,  *Fairy, Texas*,  and *Legally Undead*.  She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love.

She enjoys reading romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal fiction of any genre, and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them.

WEB  / FACEBOOK

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Author – Glenda Horsfall

Meet Glenda:  Glenda Horsfall was born and brought up in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. From an early age she was an avid reader. She became engrossed in reading romance novels in her early teens and promised herself that one day she would sit down and write her own. That dream has now been achieved with the publication of her first novel ‘Playing for Keeps’.  A tale of domination and submission the story is also a romance with a Happy Ever After ending!

Glenda now lives on the Fylde Coast of England with her own hero. She has a grown up son and three beautiful grand-daughters.

Having worked for many years as an Accountant, she loves being able to let her creative imagination run wild as she creates romantic stories for you to enjoy.

WEB  /  TWITTER  / FACEBOOK

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Author – Sandra Masters McCart

Meet Sandra:  Sandra Masters McCart is a retired executive who believes she should have been born in England during the Regency Period.  She is passionate about romance and historical novels, most of her writings about the heroine-hero relationship have dual story lines and subplots, which introduce sub-characters written with subsequent series in mind, and sexuality which ranges from sensual to explicit.

She is a prolific writer and continues to hone her craft. She also devotes some of her time to writing novels of contemporary romance geared to the older heroines and believe that romance is not necessarily the province of the young. Not The Last Dance and Someone I Used to Love are two such novels.

However, her first love will always be for Regency Romance. There are three books ready for immediate marketing. One Night With A Duke, My Divinely Decadent Duke and My Night With A Rogue Duke or as she likes to call them, the DUKE stand-alone series.

WEB  /  FACEBOOK

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Author – Margaret Fieland

Meet Margaret:  Born and raised in New York City, Margaret Fieland has been around art and music all her life.  Her poems and stories have appeared in journals such as  Turbulence Magazine, Front Range Review, and All Rights Reserved.

She is one of the Poetic Muselings. Their poetry anthology, Lifelines, was published by Inkspotter Publishing in November, 2011.  She is the author of  Relocated, Geek Games, and Broken Bonds, published by MuseItUp Publishing , and of Sand in the Desert, a collection of science fiction persona poems. Her chapter book is due out later this year.

WEB  /   BLOG  /  POETIC MUSELINGS

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Author – Julie Eberhart Painter

Meet Julie: Julie Eberhart Painter and husband, Shaw, Bucks County, PA natives, moved from their home to Dallas, TX from Philadelphia in 1960 and returned eastward via Kankakee, Il, Dayton, Ohio, Cleveland, and then settled in Atlanta, GA. In 1987, she and her husband moved to Daytona Beach, FL for an offer too good to refuse. That’s when she began to write books. They traveled all over the world for 30 years playing duplicate bridge, whenever possible, and always reading. She volunteered in nursing homes in three states. In Florida she joined a hospice team as a bereavement co-facilitator. Many stories, circumstances and rural and foreign accents inspire novels and short stories. The names were changed to protect the “innocent.”

Her nonfiction e-book, From the Inside Out, a volunteer looks at staying motivated, is considered a best seller on the Net. In 2011, I took advantage of my knowledge directing a sanctioned duplicate bridge game to create Kill Fee, a cozy mystery in which the main character inherits fifteen million dollars from her “murdered” uncle. Kill Fee won the Coffee Time Romance & More Best Book award in February 2012, and the Champagne Books Best Book Award for 2011. Medium Rare, sequel for Kill Fee, released in December of 2012. MuseItUp released Daughters of the Sea, redo of Tahitian Destiny, a paranormal based on a Polynesian legend in January 2113.

Books are available from the publishers or Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Morning After Midnight, a southern saga, debuted in January (Skillet appears here).

WEB  /   TWITTER  /  FACEBOOK  /  LINKED-IN   Julie is a regular blogger on The Writer’s Vineyard

It’s My Week To Pass the Baton

00BlogHopThis morning I’m honored to be featured as part of the Romance Writers Baton Blog Hop. It’s a great opportunity to share a connection with my fellow romance authors and learn their individual writing styles and processes. I along with three authors who write romance, will share with you about their books, why they write, and how.

Enjoy!

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The Baton was handed to me by a wonder writer and a fellow critique buddy, Claire Gem.

Claire Gem writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She’s an avid fan of spunky heroines and a good ghost 00ClairGem2story (not necessarily together or in that order). Her favorite authors include Robyn Carr, Kristan Higgins, Susanna Kearsley.

Phantom Traces (coming soon from Soul Mate Publishing) features dual-time love stories, and deals with the May-September romance, the ravages of Alzheimer’s, and one hell of a scary ghost.

Claire has several other novels in progress, including Electricity, another ghost enhanced love story set in the defunct psychiatric hospital in Central Massachusetts (the site on which she now works). Claire’s idea of a great love story is one that transports you to another place and introduces you to new people so real, you miss them when you read The End.

Find Claire at www.clairegem.com 
Twitter @gemwriter
Facebook at Claire Gem, Author

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And now to discuss my writing and a bit about me!

Here’s the condensed version: I write sweet, tender romances inspiring women to put things right in their lives.

What am I currently working on to complete for publication?

After publishing my first Fight Card Romance – Ladies Night, I’ve been working on a Christmas Novella for my fighter and his gal, and a sequel featuring the detective in Ladies Night. Another of my current works-in-progress is a contemporary “sweet” romance entitled, “Take Harte.” Geriatric Nurse Trevor Nash is forced to work with her former teenage love, fireman, Nathan Harte, after his father suffers a severe stroke. Can they control their the blaze of their explosive tempers before the backdraft consumes them?

How do my contemporary romances differ from others in the genre?

Take Harte is the first of my contemporary “sweet” romances. “Sweet” romance means there are no sexual references or situations thus making it that much harder to keep the emotional tension burning through the entire novel. I hope to submit it to Harlequin’s new genre, Heartwarming as soon as it’s edited.

I’ve written a few manuscripts that were more contemporary Christian Inspirational in nature, six in total, then took a dare to write in a totally foreign genre – that of an all-male dominated series called Fight Card.  The Co-Creator of the Series and my friend and mentor, Paul Bishop,  challenged my husband to write for them. Only one problem – my husband, raised with four girls hates sports. I was raise with four boys and couldn’t get enough. I took his challenge secretly and wrote a romance for the fight boys. What boxer wouldn’t want a woman in his corner rooting for him instead of whining and begging him to quit. “Ladies Night,” is a mash-up of genres – historical 1950s L.A., suspense, sports, and romance.

Why do I write contemporary?

I love modern love stories where the characters are faced with the same situations that I face on the bumpy road to romance. I have discovered a wealth of authors writing the emotional journey of couples rather than a sexual one. These tales are more more suited to my personal believes and conduct. I’ve read and loved authors like Cerella Sechrist, Karen Rock, and Loree Lough, just to name a few of the authors from Heartwarming fame.

How does my writing process work?

In my best year I wrote six romance manuscripts in a little less than seven months. I was inspired and highly motivated. After I contracted uterine cancer, my extreme forward movement halted dramatically. Since then I’ve only completed three more manuscripts and published one. It was hard to push past that one year in my life when I didn’t know how much of life I would have left to enjoy. A couple of years after my recovery, I found some experts to work with and began the lengthy road of editing my works and that slowed my writing journey down.

I’ve never been one to plot out a novel finding more joy in discovering my characters and their stories as I type. I’ve had characters appear to me in dreams, so I keep a pad of paper and pen next to my bed. I think about them as I drive through the barren wastelands of the California and Nevada deserts, and I even have them speak to me while I’m showering. I still haven’t purchased that water-resistant notepad yet. But I will.

I was told once that if I didn’t enjoy my writing journey, none of my readers would either. So I press forward, push through my emotional set-backs, and craft the stories I love to read.

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Now I’d like to spotlight three of fellow romance authors and pass the Blog Hop Baton onto them. Visit their sites next Monday to read about their writing process:

CatherineChantCatherine Chant

Award-winning author Catherine Chant is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a Golden Heart® finalist. Her first novel, WISHING YOU WERE HERE (Soul Mates #1), a young adult time travel romance set in 1957, is available now at Amazon.com.
Wishing You Were Here,  a Rock ‘n Roll Time Travel Romance, Available Now!
Evil After Midnight,  a Vampire Diaries novella, at Amazon.com
Website: http://www.CatherineChant.com
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/CatherineChantNovels
Twitter: @Catherine_Chant

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ChristinaAlexandra1Christina Guza w/a Christina Alexandra

Christina Alexandra lives in Southern California where she works as an emergency services operator for a large Southern California police department. She says it make her feel like a super hero: “Emergency dispatcher by day, romance writer by night.”

An avid trivia junkie, she is constantly on the lookout for random facts in the hopes that it will help her as she ever gets a spot on “Jeopardy!”

Web: www.ChristinaAlexandra.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorChrisAlex
Twitter: www.twitter.com/AuthorChrisAlex

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LindaRamirezaLinda Ramirez

Linda had two things in life she dreamed about growing up on Long Island, New York: living in the mountain west and writing a novel. Twenty years ago she, her husband, two children, a dog and cat, moved from Florida and traveled for six weeks in a 22 foot trailer to see the roads less traveled in the United States and Canada. They settled in Montana. After various jobs, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Theology, and many, many half written stories later, Linda felt compelled to continue with her dream to write a novel. Four hand written notebooks later, the first novel went from a dream to a reality.
Big Sky Siren, the first in The Big Sky Series, a contemporary romance it contains mystery, intrigue and the hero and heroine everyone wants to know. Linda hopes to have Big Sky Siren published before the end of 2014. She believes life is an adventure and those adventures help feed those stories she feels compelled to write. When Linda is not writing, reading or hiking, she and her husband are often traveling both nationally and internationally.

Web: http://lindaannramirez.wordpress.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/LindaAnnRamirez

 

2014 Our Writing Process Blog Hop

00WriterSINTRODUCTION:  Writer’s write, that’s what we do. Find out why and how in this new Blog Hop for 2014:

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I’ve found the hardest part about writing a book and having it published, it not the writing and publishing, it’s the marketing. How can I find a fun way to get the word out about my book and my upcoming published works and help support my fellow writers?

Then my good friend and mentor, Beth Barany introduced the idea of a blog hop. As she describes it, “a sort of treasure hunt where you get to go from writer to writer,” reading about the things they treasure.

I want to give credit and applause where kudos are due to my friend, book coach and fantasy romance writer extrodinaire, Beth Barany. Her blog Writer’s Fun Zone is a fantastic place to discuss the topic of writing.  And her FREE magazine Author Entrepreneurship  is dedicated to helping authors build their businesses as well as strengthening their writing muscles.

In today’s post, we’re answering questions about our writing process. See what makes me tick as a writer:

1) What is Carol working on currently or just finished?

I just published my first Fight Card novel. You might ask yourself, why would a women write in a man’s genre? Well, you’ll have to read it to find out why I’m passionate about sports and romance. I do love to write historical pulp sports fiction and published my book last September. The paperback will be coming out on my birthday, February 14th.

To see if I’m any good at the genre, I’ll refer to two of my reviews and see what they had to say about my first book Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night:

“Jill Tunney, a pseudonym for Carol Malone pens a combination of nerve-racking tension, thrilling action, and an engaging love story that kept me up until the wee hours. Additionally, the characters are all very strong and exhibit character development throughout the book. Carol Malone has crafted delightful characters whose charm made the hours pass swiftly by.”

“Oh…and I’m sure you’ll be impressed with the accuracy of the lingo for the time and place. I felt like I’d been transported back in time.”

I just finished a 1940s baseball novella that takes place in the southern Texas. A struggling player from Boston faces the challenge of getting back on the horse as well as the tremendous difficulty of deciphering what the Texican’s are saying. I just submitted this story for a pulp fiction anthology to be published in the summer.

Right now I’m shifting gears to write on a contemporary “sweet” romance featuring a fireman working hard to become a paramedic. He must decide if he can give his trust and his heart to his once best friend and childhood sweetheart who broke said heart by marrying the bad boy of their high school.

2) How does Carol’s work differ from others of its genre?

I’ve read some of the other fireman novels out there, but his work gets lost in the sexually charged relationship between him and the heroine. I want to focus on what really happens in a fireman’s life, the dangers he faces and how he feels about saving lives. Woven through the novel is an emotional tension between him and the heroine instead of a sexual one. This is a novel where sex doesn’t drive the book forward.

3) Why does Carol write what she does?

I write because the mere act of writing fills a need in me that no other activity ever can. I love being able to create characters from the vivid images in my head. Some of these characters I made up while making the long drive between Southern California and Las Vegas. That’s a lot of desert to cover, so I’ve come up with a lot of characters and written a lot of manuscripts because of those stories circulating in my brain.

4) How does Carol’s writing process work?

When I worked full-time, I wrote consistently. Now that I’m home to write full-time, I struggle with the pull of useless, mind-numbing TV, until I watch something and say, “I could write something better than that.” Then I’m inspired to get on the stick again. I love the National Novel Writing Month that takes place every November. There’s nothing I like better than a throw-down challenge.

Now on to the next wonderful writers on this blog hop. Be sure to visit their sites and give them some love. Say hello, subscribe/follow/stalk, but get to know them and their books and find out why they write what they write. Their own “Writing Process” posts will be up soon where they will feature other writers:

 

AUTHOR, M.S. KAYE
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00MSKayeWEBSITE:  www.BooksByMSK.com

Bio: M.S. Kaye has multiple published books under her Black Belt. She resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, FL, where she does her best not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unexpected at her website. Her book “ONCE” tells the story of a young woman who falls for a man about to enter the priesthood, and both of their lives change. He is her first and also her  Once.   Amazon   Barnes & Noble   JupiterGardensPress

In her second book, FIGHT PRINCESS: A high society princess fights in an underground ring. Amazon   iBooks(iTunes)   Barnes & Noble  Liquid Silver Books

STRONG AS DEATH is about a teenage girl finds that her father is a 19th-century gentleman ghost will be available soon from Jupiter Gardens Press! And ENDLESS AS THE RAIN: Did Alec kidnap Adriane or save her? Adriane must discover the truth about his past. And her own. Will be available soon from Wild Child Publishing!

 

AUTHOR, SARAH HEGGER

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00SarahHeggerWEBSITE: http://sarahhegger.com

Bio: Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble. Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing.

She also moonlights as a wife and mother. She currently lives in Draper, Utah, with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.

 

AUTHOR, Carol Burnside

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00CarolBurnsideWEBSITE: http://carolburnside.com/

Bio: Carol Burnside is an award-winning author traditionally published in short stories. Five of her novel length, contemporary romance manuscripts have placed in numerous RWA chapter contests and won five, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. Her personal second-chance-at-love story resulted in a marriage to her high school sweetheart of thirty-plus years. They reside in northern Arkansas, where Carol enjoys the Ozark foothills from her office windows and drinks sweet iced tea year round.

Also writing as Annie Rayburn, Carol produces speculative, erotic romance with a humanoid race living openly among us in present day. No matter what she’s writing, Carol/Annie loves hearing from her readers. Subscribe to her newsletter and connect with her online. Browse her website for blog posts, social media links, excerpts, review snippits, and more about her sexy characters.

 

AUTHOR, ANDREA R. COOPER

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00AndreaRCooperWEBSITE: http://andrearcooperauthorblog.wordpress.com/

Bio: Andrea has always created characters and stories. But it wasn’t until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels. What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).

Andrea writes paranormal and historical romance. When not writing or reading, one may find Andrea dancing in Zumba. She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love. Both of her novels are on a Valentine’s Day Sale at $1.99 Amazon/Kindle for the entire month of February? Including all 2012 & 2013 Crimson Romance ebook titles.

 

AUTHOR, BILLIE MAVERICK, a.k.a. JANET JENNINGS

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00JJJenningsaWEBSITE: http://www.billiemaverick.com

Bio:  When I was ten, I asked my mother for a typewriter.

I knew that it would probably be difficult for her to get because we were living on a fixed income. I knew not to get my hopes up about receiving this special request, but I kept envisioning having my very own typewriter; to create my stories at the pace that I was hearing and seeing them in my mind. So imagine my utter surprise when she presented to me a heavy, gray colored portable typewriter. God, it was antiquated,..but I loved it! That was the first time I started dreaming. Dreaming of being a fiction writer. After spending most of my adult life working for others, getting older and not having any real enjoyment out of my life, I finally caved in and started to pursue my dreams of being an entrepreneur and entertain the populace with my fiction.

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