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Cover Reveal

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

I have been so excited for this day! It’s the day I get to reveal the brand new cover of my next book!

Last year, The Soldier’s Bride won the Kindle Scout Publishing Award and that set me on the path to continue the Music Box Romance Series with characters that I fell in love with years ago.
Now The Soldier’s Bride is a Whitney Award Finalist and on a special sale for $1–so all this celebration means that the next book didn’t want to be left out.

Carve Me a Melody is now available for preorder and here is the absolutely gorgeous cover designed by the ultra-talented, Kelli Ann Morgan.

I can’t wait to get the hardcopy, how about you?!
Here’s a little about this story:

World War II has ended but the scars
of the war have carved deep grooves in Sophie Wright’s heart. Now a widow with
two young children, she returns home to Aspen Falls and meets Leland Halverson,
a handsome carpenter who appears interested in her, but afraid of a
relationship. 
Leland wishes he was worthy of the
beautiful Sophie, and he adores her two children, but his past still haunts
him. Sophie knows that Leland fell apart after his little girl died and his
wife left him, but she doesn’t know the real reason why.
Meanwhile, David Alexander, a
decorated bomber pilot has returned to Aspen Falls, and Sophie catches his eye.
Confused by the two vastly different choices of men, Sophie searches for
answers from a heart that has betrayed her before.

 

When Sophie discovers a message
inside a music box that Leland once owned, the pieces start to fit together.
The enchanting melody urges her to share the secrets of her heart so that she
can understand his. Leland knows the tune from the music box well and if he can
find the courage, he’ll carve a melody for Sophie from the solid wood
surrounding his heart.

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There’s nothing to discuss…Choose your weapon.”

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Donna Hatch, author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” is a hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, the force that drove her to write and publish seventeen historical romance titles, to date. She is a multi-award winner, a sought-after workshop presenter, and juggles multiple volunteer positions as well as her six children. Also a music lover, she sings and plays the harp, and she loves to ballroom dance. She and her family recently transplanted from her native Arizona to the Pacific Northwest where she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel. 
The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm—not to mention preserve her reputation—is to get married. But her father refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord. He demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan’s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston.
Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry Richard, a man who loves another, a man she’ll never love.

 

 

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“Get your hands off my sister!” a voice snarled.
Tristan snapped his head back and stepped away. Alone, Elizabeth wobbled on her feet.
Her brother, Martindale, stalked into view, bristling like an angry dog.
With his hands held out, Tristan faced Martindale. “My lord, we were merely—”
“None of your lies, Barrett.”
Other voices made exclamations of delighted horror. Elizabeth faced a nightmare; most
of the houseguests stared at her, including one of London’s worst gossip, Lady
Einsburgh. Naturally they would assume the worst. Heat crawled up Elizabeth’s
neck and burned her cheeks. She’d never live down the humiliation. Closing her
eyes, she clamped her mouth shut to avoid screaming at the injustice of it all.
She’d only desired a few moments alone with the man she loved. Instead, she’d
been caught in an intimate embrace in a dark garden. Gossipers would spread an
exaggeratedly sordid tale all over England. She’d be utterly ruined.
Immersed in his role of haughty marquis, Martindale snarled, “Consider your second, Barrett. Tomorrow you shall receive my challenge.”
Elizabeth’s heart stalled. A duel? “No, Martindale. You can’t do this.” Elizabeth’s protest
died on her lips as her brother rounded on her.
“Silence! You’ve behaved like a common whore.”
Elizabeth recoiled as if he’d slapped her.
Tristan stiffened. “Hear now, that’s no way to speak to the lady. I give you my word,
it was merely a kiss.”
Martindale let out a scoff. “And I should trust the word of a known rake?” He turned to Elizabeth,
his eyes boring into hers. “You’ve brought disgrace upon the family.”
Tears burned Elizabeth’s eyes. Martindale was right. Only Tristan could save her from
shame. She turned to him, silently pleading for rescue.
Tristan glanced at her, his expression unreadable, before returning his attention to
Martindale. He lowered his voice. “Let us go inside and discuss this in
private.”
“There’s nothing to discuss. You’ve compromised my sister. Choose your weapon.”
 
 
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Novels of Rhynan by Rachel Rossano

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
Duty
Novels of Rhynan Book 1
by Rachel Rossano
Genre: Historical Romance
About the BookDuty to King
Tomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine and the village of Wisenvale, owes his good fortune to his king and the recent civil war. When his benefactor demands Tomas marry the cousin of a noble, he obeys. However, no one warned him that she wasn’t a typical noblewoman.Duty to Others
Brielle Solarius struggles to keep her village from starvation under the new Lord Wisten, her cousin. The men rode off to war and never returned. The remaining women and children face a dire winter if they do not find a solution soon. When she learns her cousin sold her into marriage to save his life, she isn’t surprised. However, she is taken aback by Lord Irvaine’s unpolished ways. Was this man a noble or a foot soldier?

​Duty to Each Other
Bound by the words of their vows, they face a rough future. They must forge a marriage while battling betrayal, accusations of treason, and villains from the past. Survival depends on their precarious trust in each other. Failure could mean death.

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Honor
Novels of Rhynan Book 2
About the BookThe Earl of Dentin excels in his position as Securer of the Realm. But the king’s order to pluck an orphaned child from a loving home unsettles Dentin. When a dark-eyed woman challenges his honor regarding the mission, Dentin finds himself unable to justify his actions or get her out of his mind. Something about her lack of fear intrigues him.
Lady Elsa Reeve attempts to avoid the marriage of convenience her brother and mother demand of her. She understands the need to pay off her brother’s massive debt. She only wants her family to consider her wishes in the process.
As Elsa becomes further entangled in a snare of her brother’s creating, only one man defends her. But can she trust Dentin, her unlikely champion, and his motives? With a murderer on the loose, Elsa’s fate in jeopardy, and a traitor plotting against the king, Dentin finds his priorities shifting in an unexpected direction.
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The Making of a Man: A Short Story Anthology
(Novels of Rhynan)
This is a short story anthology.About the Book
The Earl of Dentin returns. Eight stories ranging from short story to novelette in length give us greater understanding into why Dentin is the complex and enigmatic man he is. It also includes new adventures that happen between Honor and the next Rhynan novel.Passing the Mantle – An ill-fated hunting trip
Forging Friendships – Recruiting able-bodied men ineligible for knighthood
The Sword of Korma Monroe – A sword made for trouble
Turning Point – A duke and an earl plot treason
The Bittersweet Pear – A marital misunderstanding
Isbeth’s Redemption – Dentin doesn’t make a good first impression
A Squire’s Love – Reginald’s quest
Restoration – A trip to Braulyn produces unexpected company
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A Rebel Among Us

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

 

J.D.R. Hawkins is an award-winning author who has written for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, e-zines, and blogs. She is one of a few female Civil War authors,
uniquely describing the front lines from a Confederate perspective. Her “Renegade Series” includes “A Beautiful Glittering Lie,” winner of the 2013 John Esten Cooke Fiction Award and the 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion. The sequel, “A Beckoning Hellfire,” is also an award winner.
Both books tell the story of a family from north Alabama who experience immeasurable pain when their lives are dramatically changed by the war. Ms. Hawkins is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the
International Women’s Writing Guild, the Mississippi Writers Guild, Rocky
Mountain Fiction Writers, and Pikes Peak Writers. She is also an artist and a
singer/songwriter. She recently completed a nonfiction book about the War
Between the States, as well as two more sequels for her “Renegade
Series.” Learn more about her at http://jdrhawkins.com.

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After David Summers enlists with the Confederate cavalry, his delusion of chivalry is soon crushed when he witnesses the horrors of battle. Shot by a Union picket, he winds up at a stranger’s farm. Four girls compassionately nurse him back to health. David learns his comrades have deserted him in Pennsylvania following the Battle of Gettysburg,
but his dilemma becomes much worse. He falls in love with the older sister, Anna, who entices him with a proposition. To his dismay, he must make a decision. Should he stay and help Anna with her underhanded plan, or return to the army and risk capture?



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  1. I once walked two miles in flip flops and 100 degree weather to see the Delicate Arch in Utah (we thought we were on the short trail, but no. We were on the long trail!)
  2. I am a devout animal lover. My husband and I are down to two dachshunds and a small aquarium. At one time, we owned five cats, five dogs, an iguana, five tanks of fish, a rabbit, a guinea pig, three
    birds, a rat, two gerbils, a couple of mice, and a snake, all at the same time.
    My son wanted to become a veterinarian, so I indulged him by having those pets.
    Guess who ended up taking care of them? (Hint: it wasn’t him!)
  3. I have participated as a Civil War reenactor and served as a docent during the pilgrimage in Holly Springs, Mississippi. I even got my reluctant husband to participate in reenactments. He
    realized how much fun it was shooting black powder!
  4. I am an artist and a singer/songwriter, and have written over 200 songs. I have recorded an album with my band, duly named the Julie Hawkins Band. (Available on iTunes!)
  5. Although I am left-handed, I play right-handed guitar and am self-taught.
  6. I am adventurous. I had to be, because we have moved over twenty times and have lived in six states. Because of this, I have life-long friends all over the country.
  7. I am spontaneous. When my two sons were young, we frequently took off on day trips, and sometimes weekends, on a whim. I once kidnapped my husband to take him to the Rocky Mountains for his birthday. For our wedding anniversary a few years ago, I bought two tickets to Ireland and surprised him with them. It was the best trip ever!
  8. I love Ford Mustangs! My first car was a 1965 Mustang. Right now, we have a 1966 sitting in our garage, waiting to be restored.
  9. I am a serious plant lover, and have over 60 plants squeezed into our two-bedroom house. Taking a part-time job at a greenhouse over the summer was a big mistake!
  10. In everything I see, I imagine a story behind it. My husband is astounded by this, but I chalk it up to being artistic.
 
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Saving Lord Whitton’s Daughter

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Lady Bethany would rather die a spinster than submit to marriage—and thus reveal the horrible secret she has harbored for more than a year
Lord Locke is far too immersed in his service to the Crown for romance, but Lady Bethany is in dire circumstances.
Indebted to Bethany’s late father and his close friend, the earl offers a perfect solution for both of them: a marriage in name only.
Perfect, if only they weren’t so irresistibly drawn to each other—and if Bethany hadn’t found herself falling in love with a man even more mysterious than his reputation. Perfect, until she unwittingly learns he’s protecting her from a threat to her life.
To Mark, Bethany is just another assignment, a woman he’s convinced is hiding something. His offer of marriage was meant only to make it easier to safeguard her.
But when the simple threat turns to attempted murder and treason, Mark realizes that Bethany has stolen his heart and he can do nothing less than throw himself into a race against time to save her, whatever the price.

 

 

Susan was born and raised a California girl but is grateful to have lived on the Oregon coast and in the Rocky Mountains of northern Utah. She’s now enjoying living with her husband in the incomparable beauty of the Redwood forest, nestled against the rugged coast of Northern California.

Susan raised a tribe of children, making ends meet as a registered nurse and lactation consultant, and now her tribe members have tribes of their own and she just doesn’t get to see enough of them. She loves to travel and is thrilled with a good movie or a great book, but writing is her passion. She writes almost anything, especially epic fantasy and romance. Saving Lord Whitton’s Daughter is her first Regency Romance.
Susan would love to hear your comments. Please review her book at your favorite retailer, and at Goodreads, and/ or drop her a note at: stietjen.author@gmail.com.

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Saving Lord Whitton’s Daughter is a clean, engaging historical romance by Susan Tietjen. I found the reading great, the pacing smooth and the characters fun and likeable. The scenes portray a proper era and the characters play their part divinely.
Lady Bethany doesn’t want to marry on account of being hurt horribly one night, and she feels that she has nothing to offer a man. For up to a year she manages to avoid the wedding bells, until her mother tells her that if she doesn’t marry soon they will lose their home and the precious horses her father raced there.
Lord Locke, for his part, after finding out about the young woman’s dire situation, and having been great friends with her late father and older brother, feels the only way he can help her is by marrying her. His work for the crown keeps him away from his home most of the year, so he offers her a marriage of convenience and only in name.
It is so fun to see them slowly falling in love, yet no wanting to impose on the other’s feelings. Also their promises to each other to not demand from the other any rights to their marriages vows keeps them apart for a long while. It is an excellent romance and could be loved by either YA or adults alike. Great job.
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B-17 bomber crashes in German-occupied Austria

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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Synopsis:
Just before their B-17 bomber crashes in German-occupied Austria, two of the three remaining crewmen manage to parachute out of the aircraft. Captain Charlie Banks and Corporal Samuel Aldridge find shelter in a barn, where they are discovered by a beautiful young Austrian woman. Despite the danger to herself and her family, Marianne Leichtner decides to help the two Americans. Her courage and character soon win Charlie’s heart.

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When the Nazis come to investigate the plane crash, Charlie and Sam must escape through enemy territory. Just steps from freedom, they are captured by Italian fascists. Survival takes on a new meaning for the airmen, and Charlie begins to questions everything, including his faith. Only the hope of seeing Marianne again keeps him going over the long months in prison. But if he survives, will she still care for him? And will Charlie learn to trust in the Lord’s promises?

My Review:

Crossing Lines by Melanie Mason is an entertaining story of a bomber that falls down in enemy territory during WWII. I enjoyed the telling of this story that is not filled with horrible details and atrocities of war. It focuses more on the two men that escape from certain death and follows them to the end of the book. It has suspense and romance but neither is overpowering or becomes routine. Crossing Lines by Melanie Mason is a story that grips you from the beginning and doesn’t let you go. This clean tale will entertain all readers and mostly those who love a good, light war story mixed with romance.
Crossing Lines by Melanie Mason is about two American airmen that have to parachute from their airplane after a bomber excursion into enemy territory. It takes us through their narrow escape from death, the Nazi’s investigation of the crash, the help they find in a beautiful Austrian woman and her mother and their struggles to keep their faith strong in the light of imminent danger. This is an inspiring great read that is sure to become your favorite for years to come.
One thing I noticed with this story is that the pacing was faster than many other WWII stories I have read. I didn’t find any time that the descriptions got on the way of the telling. I enjoyed visualizing the different places and even the characters in my mind. What a super read!

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Courting the Countess

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

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The book:

When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel. The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm—not to mention preserve her reputation—is to get married. But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord. The duke demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan’s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston. Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry a man who despises her, a man who loves another, a man she’ll never love.Richard fears Elizabeth is as untrustworthy as his mother, who ran off with another man. However, to protect his brother from a duel and their family name from further scandal, he agrees to the wedding, certain his new bride will betray him. Yet when Elizabeth turns his house upside down and worms her way into his reluctant heart, Richard suspects he can’t live without his new countess. Will she stay with him or is it too little, too late?

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My Review:

Courting the Countess by Donna Hatch
This is a great tale about a young lady who gets caught in a compromising encounter with a notorious gigolo. Because the rascal is a second son, her father demands that his older brother, Richard Barrett, twelfth Earl of Averston, marry the girl. All the while Elizabeth hopes that Tristan will come through and elope with her, his true love. To her utter distress, Tristan has taken to his passion of wooing any woman that needs some loving.
The tale is not a new theme but is delivered powerfully and entertainingly. The characters are round and believable and stay true to their roles. I enjoyed the reading and the clean tale in this book. Courting the Countess by Donna Hutch is indeed a great read and a wholesome entertainment. I recommend it to those who enjoy clean historical romances and any young adult that enjoys this genre.
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Donna Hatch

 

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Will A Chaotic Courtship Survive?

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

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About the book:

Twenty year old Diana Forester, a country bred young woman fears that her inexperience and uncertainties has driven Mr. John Richfield away. On arriving back home from London, she learns that he is already there, ready to continue their acquaintance. If Diana thought that it was difficult in London, courting takes on a whole new aspect when Diana’s younger siblings become involved. She finds herself dealing with her own feelings, her sister, her younger brother, jealous members of a house party, a jilted suitor, and a highwayman as she falls in love with the charming Mr. Richfield.

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My review:

Chaotic Courtship by Bethany Swafford is not your typical Regency Romance. It has the expected drama but also a mystery involving a Highwayman. The characters are lovable and they are sound in their roles. The story is lighthearted, enjoyable and clean.

Diana is of age and as all young lady in this time of their life should find a husband. Her dowry is not a big one and two gentlemen have asked for her hand. The first one was her best friend and she could never love him that way. The second one is quite influential in many ways, which make her believe that he will be disappointed with her humble origins and soon be off to his own life.

Imagine her surprise when he arrived in her hometown even before she did. All seam perfect until her sister and her best friend decide that her husband to be is the notorious Highwaymen. The rumors could ruin him and how would he take it if he knew it was her sister who started the rumors?

I enjoyed Chaotic Courtship by Bethany Swafford for her clean writing and easy reading. It was a fun, witty and fast read. It will be enjoy by YA as well as Adults of all ages

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Courting the Countess by Author Donna Hatch

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The book:

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When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel. The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm—not to mention preserve her reputation—is to get married. But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord. The duke demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan’s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston. Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry a man who despises her, a man who loves another, a man she’ll never love.Richard fears Elizabeth is as untrustworthy as his mother, who ran off with another man. However, to protect his brother from a duel and their family name from further scandal, he agrees to the wedding, certain his new bride will betray him. Yet when Elizabeth turns his house upside down and worms her way into his reluctant heart, Richard suspects he can’t live without his new countess. Will she stay with him or is it too little, too late?

My Review:

Courting the Countess by Donna Hatch
This is a great tale about a young lady who gets caught in a compromising encounter with a notorious gigolo. Because the rascal is a second son, her father demands that his older brother, Richard Barrett, twelfth Earl of Averston, marry the girl. All the while Elizabeth hopes that Tristan will come through and elope with her, his true love. To her utter distress, Tristan has taken to his passion of wooing any woman that needs some loving.
The tale is not a new theme but is delivered powerfully and entertainingly. The characters are round and believable and stay true to their roles. I enjoyed the reading and the clean tale in this book. Courting the Countess by Donna Hutch is indeed a great read and a wholesome entertainment. I recommend it to those who enjoy clean historical romances and any young adult that enjoys this genre.
The author:
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Donna Hatch
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Engines of Liberty Series… a steampunk or alternate history?

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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The book:

REBEL HEART

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In 1776, the American rebels were thwarted by British magic. The leaders were executed, but the surviving soldiers went into hiding and kept the revolution alive. By 1984 they have developed better weapons and machinery to even the odds. Now all these “technomancers” need is an army for their arsenal, and their newest recruit is 15 year-old Calvin Adler of Baltimore. The problem is, he’s got a pretty strong will, and might give the technomancers at bit of trouble in training…

SUICIDE RUN

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Calvin learns that the technomancers aren’t all good guys like he’d thought, and soon runs afoul of the worst of them. Now, with a bomb in his chest and a lot of ground to cover, he has a little over a week to save his life, or else become another casualty in the revolution. Meanwhile, an old enemy comes back stronger than ever, with ambition to spare…

PATRIOT’S GAME

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Calvin is on the brink of death. The army is scattered, the commodore is dead, and the British mages know about the technomancers’ secret weapon. Just as all hope seems lost, Calvin and his friends find out the mages have a weakness, one that could end the war overnight and liberate the colonials.
But it will take a miracle to reach it…

The Interview:

Graham, how long have you been writing? I started in 1993 as a third grader, but started pursuing it seriously about ten years ago and I’ve been trying to get better ever since.

Wow! Tell us where you were born and where do you live now. Southern California then, Southern Nevada now. I am very much a product of the desert.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? Oh jeez. There is no right answer to this! I have been blessed with many great influences and mentors. I guess my third grade teacher was the one who really started this whole thing though. I give her lots of credit.

What is the name of your Serie? and what genre? The series is “Engines of Liberty,” and the books are REBEL HEART, SUICIDE RUN, and PATRIOT’S  GAME. They are a bit of fantasy, alternate history, and steampunk. Aimed at YA but good for all ages.

Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb. The Brits used magic to win the American Revolution in 1776. Two hundred years later the Americans have built a huge army with steam and gas engines, plus a ton of firepower, and they want a rematch. Romance and adventure abound!

So interesting… What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives? Take an interest in history and open your imagination. I was a diligent daydreamer in my childhood and it brings me immense joy, I hope others take it up.

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Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend by Author Cheryl Carpinello

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
I am retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.

I also conduct Medieval/Short Story Writing Workshops in Elementary/Middle School classes. Contact me if you are interested in holding a workshop for students: ccarpinello@mac.com.


Q&A With the Author:

1.  What
inspired your book?
My former students were my inspiration. When I taught
the Legend of King Arthur, my students knew next to nothing about Guinevere
other than she married King Arthur, cheated on him, and caused the downfall of
Camelot. I wanted kids to see a more rounded character of a young girl not much
different from them.
2. How do you
spend your free time

 

 

I enjoy spending time with my family, reading,
watching my favorite movies, and being outside. When I have an extended period
of time, we travel. Two of our biggest trips have been to Egypt and the United
Kingdom.

 

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At the dawn of Camelot, one young girl is about to take her place beside the greatest king in England’s history…. 

 

 

 

She is a mere child of twelve. But in these medieval days, this is the age when childish things must be put away and greater responsibilities accepted—all in preparation for a betrothal of marriage.

 

 

 

For young Lady Guinevere, on the advent of her thirteenth Birth Day, the whole idea is quite unbearable. After all, what could be better than spending her youth playing with her best friend Cedwyn, roaming the grounds around the castle looking for mythical creatures or hunting rabbits?

 

However, the wizard Merlyn—her teacher and friend—knows that destiny has a way of catching up with a person. His arrival sets in motion a series of events that will lead Guinevere to her destiny whether she is ready for it or not.

 

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Author Top Ten List:
1.      Things
I like to do when not writing:
I enjoy traveling, reading, spending time with
my family, and working in the yard. I’m definitely not a housekeeper.
2.      How
I relax:
Sitting on
the beach in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico!
3.      My
favorite color:
Blue’s always been my favorite color. It’s the
color of my eyes, of the sky, and of the ocean.
4.      My
favorite drink:
Just can’t
pass up a good margarita!
5.      My
favorite snack:
I devour
nachos and Auntie Anne’s pretzels!
6.      My
your favorite movies:
Star
Wars, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter
, and The Mummy. I’ve watched each of these so many times that I’ve lost track, and my husband shakes his
head when he sees one on and says, “Really?” I just smile.
7.      I
am a night owl:
I don’t
usually go to sleep until midnight, and now that I’m retired, I’m comfortable
not seeing the sun come up in the morning:)
8.      My
favorite food:
That would
be a smothered shredded beef burrito washed down with a good margarita.
9.      My
favorite authors:
I grab
anything by the writing duo of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, and I also
love their individual books. David Baldacci’s books are also favorites. I’m
addicted to blood & guts & spy thrillers!
10.    If
I could live anywhere, it would be in Colorado.
We have the best weather—All four seasons. I
live next to the foothills, and a drive up in the Rockies is a cure for any
ailment. I can see the world famous Red Rock Amphitheater from my couch, and if
the wind is just right, we can hear the concerts. My immediate family is all
here, except for one sister who lives in Texas, poor soul. In addition to being
a retired teacher, I’m also a retired airline employee. So, when I need a
change, it’s so easy just to hop a plane and go to the beach.
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Flash Bangs: A sparkling array of hundred-word short stories One Hundred Varieties To Amuse & Inspire

Friday, June 10th, 2016

With a short story in each page of this book, you will find many that you will like. Flash stories are very short tales and this ones are 100 word each. To be able to do this stories you need to be very good. Many authors will never write short stories because they can make them work. It takes a talented person to get them right. The author did a great job in this book. The writing is easy and you feel like you have accomplished a lot of reading in a short time.

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In this potpourri of tales you will find from Si-Fi in one page to a contemporary in the next. Mystery in the right and murder in the left.  Magic in the front YA tale in the back. All guided to be enjoy and a kid to an adult and includes all genres within. With all this fantasy in the mix you will be well entertain you, or you can have a new tale every day for one hundred days. Either way it is a great idea full of fun and imagination. Although necessary in this type of stories, the title gives you an insightful part of the tale.  It is family friendly book that you will be able to share with your younger kids. It teaches in a very succinct form about family values, all kind of addictions, mature conservation, relationships, and life. Overall under supervision of an adult this great collection could be share by the whole family. I would say this is a great work for book clubs and the library.

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Existence by Carolyn Frank

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

My review: 5 stars

Existence by Carolyn Frank is a YA book with likable characters and real life problems. Josh is a new student at his high school and first day he get stack with Ester the weird girl in his class. There is mystery about her and possible murder in her family.

For his part Josh come from a trouble home. They had to move in a hurry and his mother had to go back to work because of it. His father is a grumpy man that wants to live his dreams through Josh without any care of what kind of life his son is living because of it. Pretty much a micromanager and a negative man that seam to have a problem being alive and letting his family have a life of their own.

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A Fire That Heals– A Lost Faith Is Never Too Far Gone

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

“A Lost Faith Is Never Too Far Gone”
Serena is devastated when her lifelong friend, Aminadab, is banned from Zarahemla for abandoning his faith and persecuting the saints. To add to her despair, she loses the rare ruby her father entrusted to her and she feels all is lost.
Unbeknownst to her, Aminadab finds the ruby, and takes it as his only reminder of Serena. As an outcast, Aminadab and his company of dissenters seek refuge among the Lamanites, who happen to be the very people who killed his parents. Not only is his anxiety high for being surrounded by these bloodthirsty people, but he quickly discovers he’s in the middle of a Gadianton plot to start a war between the Nephites and Lamanites.
Selling the ruby soon becomes the only option Aminadab has at escaping the volatile life he finds himself in. However, this act might forever banish him from ever being in Serena’s graces again.

In D Vansen’s Book of Mormon adventure, Aminadab must choose which side he’s on in a reflective journey of self-discovery, while Serena must stay faithful and hold onto the hope that a lost faith is never too far gone.

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D Vansen lives in Northern Utah with her family. After serving a LDS mission, she developed a love for the Book

of Mormon and its eternal truths. She claims that if you ever want the scriptures and its characters to come to life,
plot a novel from them. She loves all things artistic, unless it involves combining food ingredients. Thank heavens
she has children that will help with that specific talent.
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What a treat this book has been for me. I truly enjoyed the tale and the characters in it. I believe this is an excellent piece for young adults as young as 10 years old and up. It is a great book to learn about choices, repentance, forgiveness. It will also help many to make better choices in their lives and stay closer to the faith of their fathers. It is excellent material without being preachy and is presented in a non-threatening way. You enjoy a clean read from the first page to the end.
Serena, is devastated when her best friend Aminadab is banished from their city because he is associated with a radical group some members of which had killed some members of the church of God that she belong to. The same day she loses her father’s precious stone, a treasure that was passed to her by him and the lost off it that will bring great sadness to her family.
How can she keep the faith when all seems lost to her?
In this book you will find a great tale with some elements from the Book of Mormon and some elements from the author’s imagination. In all it works beautifully, but is not considered doctrine. It is an excellent work of art. I loved it.
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The Making of a Man

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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The Making of a Man by Author Rachel Rossano

About the book:

This is a short story anthology.
The Earl of Dentin returns. Eight stories ranging from short story to novelette in length give us greater understanding into why Dentin is the complex and enigmatic man he is. It also includes new adventures that happen between Honor and the next Rhynan novel.
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This are the tittles included:

Passing the Mantle – An ill-fated hunting trip
Forging Friendships – Recruiting able-bodied men ineligible for knighthood
The Sword of Korma Monroe – A sword made for trouble
Turning Point – A duke and an earl plot treason
The Bittersweet Pear – A marital misunderstanding
Isbeth’s Redemption – Dentin doesn’t make a good first impression
A Squire’s Love – Reginald’s quest
Restoration – A trip to Braulyn produces unexpected company
The author:
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Rachel Rossano specializes in clean romantic fiction set in historical-feeling fantasy worlds. She also dabbles in straightforward historical romance and not-so-strict speculative fiction. 

 

A happily married mother of three small children, she divides her time between mothering, teaching, and writing. She endeavors to enchant, thrill, entertain, and amuse through her work. A constant student, she seeks to improve her skills and loves to hear from readers.

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A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Susanna, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

I started writing little stories when I was very young. My favorite assignment in elementary school was when we had to write stories using about twenty spelling words each time. I dreamed vaguely of being a published author, but in reality, it just seemed so far-fetched. Even when I started writing my first novel, I don’t think I really believed that I was writing a real book. It still just felt like an enjoyable hobby.

What makes you passionate about writing?

I love when an image pops in my head and I think, ‘I just have to use this in a story.’ I derive great enjoyment from the simple act of writing a story down—the very process has always fun for me. It is probably good that my time to write is so limited; when I finally have time to write, my fingers will fly, either at the keyboard or scratching along by pen. I think I spend so much time pondering my story when I’m not physically writing, that when I’m ready, I am ready. So that keeps writing from feeling like a chore.

What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published? Were you ever discouraged along the way? If so, how did you deal with it?

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Well, I wrote my first novel, A MURDER AT ROSAMUND’S GATE, as an enjoyable hobby over the course of ten years. I wrote under no pressure at all, a scene here, a scene there, but I knew nothing of how to actually structure a novel, let alone a mystery. Everything changed when my then two-year old son broke his leg, and I had to stay home with him. I was filled with renewed determination to complete my novel. So while I played trains with my left hand, I was writing in long-hand with my right, and I began to work in earnest. It was at that point that I shared this long-held secret with my husband. After his initial surprise, he was extremely encouraging and helped me find a few hours here and there to finish my dream. I don’t think I ever felt really discouraged during that time because I honestly thought that novel-writing was what other people did. When I finally starting querying, I did find that process discouraging, and I started working on another novel to keep me motivated. But that first book did sell and I ended up with a series, which I will always appreciate.

Wow that is so cool. How do you come up with your character’s names?

Mostly, I select names that come from the penny press of the period, or I follow the most common naming practices from the period, which was to use (more…)

When do you become a man?

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Christy Monson how long have you been writing?

I have been writing for about ten years and loving every minute of it.

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Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born in Medford, Oregon, and now I live in Ogden, Utah.
How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?

I love to write historical fiction. So when I find something I’m interested in, I hope others will find it fun to read about also.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

I can’t think of just one person who has influenced me. I have always loved to read. My grandmother and mother loved to read, so I enjoyed books also. I would say all the authors I have read over the years have blazed the way for me to become a writer. I love a good story, and I wanted to write like those who have gone before me.
What is the name of your book?

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Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb.

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Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray

Luccia Gray was born in London, and now lives in the south of Spain with her husband. She has three children and three grandchildren. When she’s not reading or writing, she teaches English at an Adult Education Centre and at University. 

 

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Following Edward Rochester’s death, Jane Eyre, who has been blackmailed into marrying a man she despises, will have to cope with the return of the man she loved and lost. The secrets she has tried so hard to conceal must be disclosed, giving rise to unexpected events and more shocking revelations.
Romance, mystery, and excitement will unfold exploring the evolution of the original characters, and bringing to life new and intriguing ones, spinning a unique and absorbing narrative, which will move the action from the Yorkshire countryside, to Victorian London, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Colonial Jamaica.
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Book Tour for Hohenstein by Didi Lawson

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Anything but a typical aristocrat, young Baroness Marie-Louise is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work, especially when it comes to saving her ancestral estate. Determined to shake loose the shackles of propriety and gain the warm family life her upbringing denied her, she has vowed to marry a man of lower rank. Blue-bloods need not apply. (more…)

How to Write a Book Review?

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

A review is a personal view of the story you have just read. Author’s love reviews; they sell books. So consider writing a review every time you read a book.

Always start with something good about the story.

Things like: “It is an interesting story” or “Quite fascinating reading,” even, “I couldn’t put it down,” will work well.

Always respect the creativity and the time the author took to write the book.

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