Posts Tagged ‘love’

Kizzie’s Kisses by Zina Abbott

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Zina Abbott is the pen name used by Robyn Echols for her historical romances. Robyn currently lives with her husband in California, USA,
near the “Gateway to Yosemite.” 
 
She is a member of Women Writing the West, and American Night Writers Association. She enjoys any kind of history including family history. 
 
When she is not piecing together novel plots, she pieces together quilt blocks.
  
 
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Running from hostile Indians attacking Salina, Kansas in 1862, feisty Kizzie Atwell, Grandma Mary’s oldest grandchild, runs into freighter Leander Jones traveling the Smoky Hill Trail. He is as interested in her as his stallion is in her mare. The two join forces to prevent the Fort Riley Army captain from requisitioning their beloved horses for the cavalry. Avoiding
bushwhackers and fighting off a thieving bullwhacker binds their bargain.
In 1865, at the victory dance held at Fort Riley to celebrate the end of the Civil War, Kizzie is asked to participate in a fund-raiser to
aid the Sanitary Commission helping injured and sick soldiers. It involves
chaste sweetheart kisses in exchange for tickets purchased by officers and guests. As a contract freighter for the Army, Leander is invited. Much to Leander’s chagrin, before his chance to claim his kiss, Kizzie’s uncle steps in and puts an end to the kissing game.
Is Leander out of luck, or will the bargain Kizzie and Leander made three years earlier to save their horses lead to a more romantic bargain sealed with a kiss?

 

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Snippet #1
          Kizzie could tell
packing the wagon had used up what little reserve of energy Mima had still
possessed. She had watched as her mother had crawled into her wagon box next to
Meredith and, with a sigh, had leaned back against a stack of bedding. Jessie
had climbed into the seat to drive the wagon, settling the shotgun at his feet.
          Kizzie gritted
her teeth as she recalled how he had barked an order at her just as she had
finished handing the jug with the willow bark tea to Grandpa. “Kizzie, make
sure the barn and corral are clear then catch up and get in the wagon. We’re
leaving now.”
          Jesse was her
younger brother. Who was he to give her orders?
 
 
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RUNNING TARGET by Kari Lemor, Book Cover Reveal

Monday, March 27th, 2017

 

RUNNING TARGET by Kari Lemor
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pub Date: 7/4/2017

Book Blurb:
An innocent in the crossfire . . . 

FBI agent Jack Holland broke every rule in the book falling for the girlfriend Angelo Cabrini, son of a New Jersey mob boss. But even if Callie Lansing’s relationship to Angelo was actually a cover and her heart was free, her relationship with Jack put both of their lives at risk. Nothing, though, could make Jack regret the liaison that led to the birth of their son, Jonathan.

After Angelo discovered Callie’s pregnancy, he went after Jack and wound up dead. Now Jack is on the run with a target on his back. The only thing keeping Callie and Jonathan safe is the mob boss’s belief that the baby is his grandchild. But if Victor Cabrini discovers the truth before Jack can put him behind bars, it could mean death for his sweet covert family. (more…)

Grandma’s Wedding Quilts

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Kate Cambridge is an emerging author of Sweet Historical Romance
and Sweet Contemporary Romance. She is a hopeless romantic, strong supporter of women’s rights, and loves to create stories that inspire, and characters who
seem real long after “The End.”
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The
greatest inspiration is often born of desperation.
 

One year ago Hannah Quinn scored her dream job, and now the fate of the museum she loves will rise or fall on her next exhibit. But wait…
there’s a problem. She doesn’t have a clue what her next exhibit will be!
When a trunk with two quilts is donated to the museum, Hannah’s boss thinks she’s wasting her time chasing down the history of the quilts,
regardless of their beauty; but Hannah persists. She knows there’s something special about these quilts, and a story that demands to be told.
Little does Hannah know, her friend Callum, a researcher and consultant, plays an unexpected a role in her investigation that leads to
questions and discoveries that threaten the foundation of all she holds most dear.
Will her desperation to discover the story of the quilts cause her to lose the very thing she loves the most – or will the secrets she uncover lead her to more than she ever dreamed?

 

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“There it was, that musty smell that
filled Hannah Quinn with excitement. It was the same aroma that drifted off the
pages of books that hadn’t been opened in centuries. To her, it signaled an
opportunity to time travel, a chance to obtain knowledge that might have been
lost for centuries
— a story waiting to be told.”
 
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Five women navigate life, careers, children, family, and the men in their lives.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
40
Something
by
Shannon Peel
Genre:
Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction
 
Five
women navigate life while juggling careers, children, family, and the
men in their lives.

 

Charlie
is bored with the family tradition of Sunday Dinner so she brings a
friend her family won’t approve of to spice things up a bit. Will
this friend go too far and cause too much damage?
Rose
only wants to do what is right and keep her family safe. How can she
do that when the world is so dangerous and her teenagers so willful.
Will helping a friend invite trouble into her perfect world?
Lindsay
loves to have fun and enjoys the company of men. She is a modern
playgirl who will stop at nothing to get a man’s attention. Will she
find what she’s looking for or something unexpected?
Sophie
wants to keep the peace and keep everyone happy, especially her
ex-husband, so her children will live with her full time. Will she
lose the children if she can’t afford to take care of them?
Justine
wants to escape her perfect life, she just doesn’t realize it. Will
she find the passion that is missing or will she continue to hide
behind her computer screen?  
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Shannon
Peel grew up in Enderby, BC where her family’s root run deep. Growing
up where television was either non existent or very limited she
relied on books & imagination to escape into the world
beyond. 
 

 

She
went to UBC to study and earn a general studies BA with a
concentration in Political Science and Economics. Macro analysis of
world events, social justice and human motivations became a passion
of hers. This passion is a driving force in all her stories, which
have political, economic, and social justice undercurrents. 


 

After
a career in the financial field she decided to stay home and raise
her two children until school age. In 2007 she return to the
workforce as a sales / marketing / advertising professional. She
currently resides in BC’s Lower Mainland with her two teenage
children. 


Shannon
Peel is a creative, intelligent professional with a 20 year proven
track record in sales, marketing, customer relations, project
management, presentations, and communication. 
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Can you be Invisible to a killer?

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Invisible
By LA Remenicky
 Genre: Romantic Suspense
 
They found each other. Then the killer found them. Detective Jackson “Jax”
McKenna walks into a psychologist’s office and finds that the
doctor bears a striking resemblance to his first love, Lainie, who
disappeared ten years ago after their disastrous first date ended in
violence. Dr. Elizabeth Parker is really Elaine Wilson, Jax’s
Lainie. She’s been in hiding since the night that changed both
their lives. Jax discovers the truth when the killer lets Lainie know
he’s found her. When Jax and Lainie go on the run to keep Lainie
safe, old feelings resurface as the killer threatens their lives. 
Can
Jax save Lainie and help her stay Invisible?
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L.A. Remenicky ~ Love Stories With A Twist
L.A. Remenicky is a wife and mother of two fur kids. A payroll
professional by day, she writes out the stories in her head by night.
An avid reader all her life, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to
keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When
she’s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the
background, she can usually be found spending time with her family
and friends.
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The Billionaire Bride Pact series

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017


The Daring One is available on Amazon
Summer Anderson has the perfect life–designing toys and traveling the world–until the venture capitalist company, Mumford’s Sons, helps her dad sell his toy company to the highest bidder. Summer loses her designs, her job, and her lifestyle, and is forced to work for a friend in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Chance Judd, owner of Mumford’s Sons, takes a mountain biking trip to Crested Butte and accidentally runs Summer off a running trail. He asks her out repeatedly, but she always has a sarcastic response ready for him. When he finally convinces her to go to dinner, he realizes that he is partly responsible for her losing her job and designs, and knows she’ll hate him if she finds out the truth. He has no choice–he lies.
But how long can a secret this big stay hidden and will Summer ever forgive him when she finds out the truth?

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Marissa Yates fell in love with Byron Judd three years ago, but she caught him holding another woman and she ran. She’s built a great life for herself and has kept Byron at arm’s length, only talking to him through phone, email, or text. She knows if she sees him again, he’ll charm his way right back into her heart.
Byron has no clue why Marissa ran from his life, but he does know his only chance to win her back is his brother’s wedding. His brother’s fiancée, Summer, schemes up a Lonely Billionaire Pact to help him be reunited with the only woman who has ever broken his heart. 

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On the Corner of Heartache and Love…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

LAUNCH DAY!!! On the Corner of Heartache & Love is here!

What’s it about?

Maren’s stuck at the intersection of heartache and love, but happily ever after might be just around the corner.

After three years, Maren Summers is elated to finally have her dream wedding to her dream man, Kevin Bryant. In her sights is the promotion to Weddings she’s worked so hard for at the newspaper. Happily ever after is within her grasp…

Until Kevin jilts her at the altar, elopes with another woman, and becomes her boss. Devastated by the twisted turn of events Maren moves in with her best friend and notices the not-so-homeless guy on the corner, Zane Whitfield. As his heart-wrenching tale unfolds—his vow to wait a year on the corner for his lost love—Maren sees his compassionate human-interest story as her ticket away from Kevin, weddings, and her heartache.

But as the New Year approaches, is Maren headed for heartache again if Zane’s lost love returns or has time changed more than one heart?

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About the Author:

Lisa Swinton caught the romance bug early by way of fairy tales and hasn’t been able to cure it since. Instead, she feeds her addiction with romance novels and films. In between being a doctor’s wife and mother of two, she occasionally puts her B.A. in Musical Theater to good use via community theater and church choir. In her elusive spare time, she enjoys researching her family tree and baking (especially with chocolate). She loves traveling, Jane Austen, and all things Italian. In her next life, she plans to be a professional organizer.
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Those closest to her fall victim to a serial killer

Monday, August 29th, 2016

 

Synopsis:
Orphaned at an early age, now twenty-four- year-old Camryn Lucks is ready to commit to find that special someone, and so accepts a date from a charming, gallant, handsome stranger. The last thing she imagines after accepting that first date with Carson would actually be the beginning of her worst nightmare.

Red roses, a reminder of her parent’s; killer, soon become an emblem of horror for Cami as one by one, those closest to her fall victim to a serial killer. Cami becomes an obsession for Carson, the man she had finally allowed herself to love. Not only is he vying for her heart, but also her Life.

Finding herself in a whirlwind of torments shadowed by the blood-colored bloom, Cami finds solace in Isaac, a neighboring police officer. She’s desperate to escape the haunting memories, but she must revisit them in order to catch her would-be killer. Living life in constant fear has driven Cami to second-guess every choice she makes. Will the police catch the illusive murderer, or will Cami be forced to face him once again?

Interview:

  1. Describe yourself in 50 words or less. Wife, author, equestrian, dedicated, kind, loving, loyal, and fun.
  2. What do you love most in the world? I love my husband. He’s my rock and my best friend. He’s my dream come true.
  3. What do you fear most? Spiders. Yuck, they are creepy and scary. And there is a chapter in Bleeding Hearts with those same creepy crawlies in it.
  4. What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it? My largest unfulfilled dream is traveling the world. I’ve always wanted to visit several countries and I’m saving my pennies to do just that one day.
  5. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done? The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do was writing this book. It takes a lot of dedication to finish writing and work to publish a book.
  6. Now that we’ve gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it’s yours. What’s your story?

Happily Ever After

I remembered opening my eyes for the first time that morning. The sun shined bright through the curtains and coffee filled the spacious room. It was my wedding day. After years of promises and plans, the day was here. I pushed the comforter off my legs and stood from my hotel bed; I was really getting married. My mom and sisters rushed into the room, calling out congratulations with wide smiles and busy hands. They bustled around me, pulling me in all directions, waiting to get ready for my day.

Shortly after we all dressed and ate breakfast, we made our way to the salon for hair and makeup. The day had not flown by like I thought it would. Everything was scheduled and timed perfectly. The only thing I needed left to do was put my dress on and walk down the aisle with my dad. Hours later, pictures with my bridesmaids were done, I stood in the back room waiting for the ceremony to start.

As the music cued and everyone else walked down the aisle, it was my turn. I didn’t anticipate the nerves I felt. I knew exactly who I was marrying. Kyle was my best friend, my confidant, my other half. He was my everything. There was no reason to be nervous, but I was. My father took my arm and led me down the aisle. My eyes never left my husband to be. He was handsome. All the nerves I had been experiencing had disappeared. We were joining our lives and becoming one for eternity. I couldn’t have been happier.

 

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A fast-paced, roller coaster ride is free…

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Promise Me is free until tomorrow. Get your copy now.

 

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Promise Me has it all. It’s a romantic thriller with plenty of dramatic moments. Fast-paced and addictive. It is a must-read for those enjoy full-flavored story-telling.

It poses a question: What would you do if the life of the one you love hangs in the balance, and only you could save her?

Thomas ‘Easy’ Steel is an EOD with the New York State Police’s Bomb Disposal Unit. An anonymous caller had demanded that he disarms a bomb strapped to a woman’s chest. When he arrives at the scene, he discovers that the woman is his wife, Bianca.

It shouldn’t be a big deal. After all, his nickname, Easy, had been bestowed upon him at bomb school because he’s so easy-going, even when disabling live bombs. This time, however, it’s different. He might not survive it.

And, what of the woman he loves with all his heart, to whom he promised eternity?

The author:

Jack O. Daniel is an alter-ego. He prefers to be an enigma. Someone who lives in the shadow, observing how people live and interact; sometimes participating but mostly he stays in the background.

Let’s just call him, the Chronicler

 

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Save the Last Dance for Me…

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

A graduate of the University of Michigan with a major in history, Cora is the 2014 winner of the Royal Ascot contest for best unpublished Regency romance. She went on a twelve year expedition through the blackboard jungle as a high school math teacher before publishing Save the Last Dance for Me, the first book in the Maitland Maidens series. When she’s not walking Rotten Row at the fashionable hour or attending the entertainments of the Season, you might find her participating in Historical Novel Society events, wading through her towering TBR pile, or eagerly awaiting the next Marvel movie release. If you’d like to find out more about Cora or her books you can visit her website, sign up for her newsletter, or connect with her on Facebook or Goodreads.

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Mr. Benedict Grey is the only heir to a long-standing title, and he knows his duty: find a suitable girl, get married, secure the succession beyond himself. But if a gentleman could be called a wallflower, Benedict would fit the description perfectly. And for the past six years, he’s been out of Society more than he’s been in it. How will he find a woman to wed and bed when he can barely converse with the ladies of the ton?

Lady Honoria Maitland has promised her dying father that, before he breathes his last, she would find a husband to take care of her. But she wants a gentleman that loves her, not her dowry or her name. When she reunites with her old friend Benedict, she proposes a plan that will help them both: a faux courtship and betrothal. She can teach him how to woo a woman and simultaneously ease her father’s last days. But Honoria’s clever plan failed to account for Benedict’s heart…or her own. Is she strong enough to bear the loss of her father and her friend?

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Snippet #2
She turned his free hand
palm-up and placed hers in it. “There are other positions in which to waltz,
but this is the one I like best. It feels the most natural.”
“It’s like an embrace.
You’ve really danced like this with other gentlemen?”
She tilted her head back and
laughed a little. “Yes, though not too many times. And—fortunately—never with
someone I wasn’t fond of. Are you ready?”
He adjusted his hand on her
back, fitting it snugly against the curve of her body. “I think so.”
“Step off with your right
foot, just like before, and use your hands to turn me. Think of this”—she
squeezed his left hand—“as the prow of a ship. You lead with that. This”—her other
hand slid down his arm —“is like a rudder. A little pressure one way or the
other on my back, and I’ll know which way to turn.”
He nodded. He could do this,
if he could just concentrate on the steps rather than the woman so unexpectedly
close to him. “Got it.”
She replaced her hand on his
shoulder. “We’re ready, Aunt.”

The music began and Benedict stood still for a few moments, trying to
get a feeling for the mechanics of the steps in this new position. Honoria’s
expression and body were relaxed as she waited in the half-circle of his arm,
as if she was perfectly comfortable being there.

Ready for some Author Q&A?

When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author?

I didn’t start writing seriously until a handful of years ago when on

medical leave from teaching. I was having severe asthma problems and

couldn’t walk the length of my (tiny) apartment without stopping to

rest, so I did a lot of reading. The reading eventually led to writing,

which I hadn’t done in several years at that point. I fell in love with

it all over again, and I’ve been writing ever since!

 

Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us anything about it?

I’m working on the second novella in the Maitland Maidens series called Back In My Arms Again. It features Lady Cecilia Maitland (the aunt of Honoria in Save the Last Dance for Me) and the James Fitzsimmons, who was Cecilia’s beau when they were young.

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The Witch’s Reward…

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Liz McCraine is an outdoor enthusiast, military spouse, and mother. She loves to ride horses and go hiking with her family. When she isn’t writing or corralling children, Liz enjoys relaxing with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. Her motto is: If it doesn’t have a happy ending, I don’t want to read it.

 

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Fairy tales are not a thing of the past.

In the kingdom of Aggadorn, seventeen-year-old Larra Stoneworth of the village of Farr discovers she has a strange magical power. But the law for humans having such magic is simple: death. When word of Larra’s gift reaches the palace, the king’s son is sent to capture her and bring her to trial. During their journey from Larra’s small village to the city, Larra faces dangers unlike any she has ever imagined. Though Larra’s magic may seem a threat to some, another far more sinister threat emerges that endangers the life of everyone—even the king himself.

An innocent girl with powers she didn’t know she had. A noble prince sent to imprison her. A powerful counselor gone mad with jealousy. An evil plot. A death sentence. And above all, the strength of one young woman to do what is right, no matter the consequences.

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Snippet 2:

“Wait, please!” she screamed, desperation finally giving her the voice she needed. “Christoff, don’t do this!”
She watched as the prince jerked to a stop and turned around. He raised a fist in the air and immediately the two guards dragging her away stopped. He approached, striding unhesitatingly across the courtyard until he was within inches of her. Larra could smell the familiar scent of leather and horses that clung to his skin, and something else that was uniquely his. She inhaled deeply, knowing she might never get this close again. She searched his eyes, hoping to find a crack in the brutal armor he had secured around his mind and his heart.
“Christoff, please…”
He held up a hand to silence her. Leaning forward, he lowered his face to hers until they were practically nose to nose. In a deep, frighteningly quiet voice, he spoke only a few words.
“Do not call me by that name. You do not have the right… witch.” He glanced over her in disgust before turning on his heel and stalking away.
Larra felt like someone had shot an arrow into the center of her heart. It stopped beating and a searing pain spread throughout her body with such intensity that she couldn’t breathe. Her vision grew fuzzy and dark, and she was only vaguely aware of being dragged through the door and into the night.
She didn’t feel the unevenness of the stone path beneath her feet as she was taken away. Nor did she feel the bruising fingers pressing into her arms or see the glow of the torch that signaled the entrance to the dungeon. She didn’t hear the slam of a steel door shutting behind her as she was caged for the final time. She didn’t hear anything. Didn’t see anything. She simply… withdrew.

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5.      When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author? I didn’t really start writing until after the birth of my second son. My husband and I had just moved across the country so he could attend medical school. He needed the car every day, and I was left at home with two young children and no means of transportation. There weren’t even sidewalks where we lived! To exercise, I would go next door to the cemetery and push the double stroller between the rows of tombstones. This continued for four years. Being home all the time, I needed an outlet for my energy and frustrations. Writing was that outlet, and I’ve been doing it ever since.
6.      Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us anything about it? One of my favorite characters in The Witch’s Reward is an impulsive girl named Kiera. I am currently working on her story, Beyond the Sands. In it, Kiera’s father is killed by man-like creatures called carnies. Hot-headed Kiera is determined to have her revenge, but to do so she must cross the Great Bavarri Desert—something no one has done before. There are heaps of danger, adventure and romance. For all her flaws, Kiera is a strong, courageous heroine, and a fun character to write.

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The Secret Life of Daydreams

Friday, April 8th, 2016
The Secret Life of Daydreams by Lucinda Whitney
“Sometimes the dream you never planned for is the one you can’t live without. Six years after a painful divorce, Josh Conrad is happy traveling the world as a photographer. When he arrives in Portugal, he plans to complete the assignment as quickly as possible. What he doesn’t plan for is Sofia, the girl he baptized eleven years earlier on an LDS mission, and soon he’s making excuses to prolong his trip. Sofia Monteiro leads a structured life in Braga, Portugal, teaching high school by day and caring for her mother by night. After she reconnects with Josh through mutual friends, the memory of a failed relationship and her new graduate program are enough reasons to stay away from him. As they collaborate on a project, Josh is wary of repeating his old mistakes and Sofia hesitates to spend time with an American who’s only passing through. Can two people with wounded hearts bring themselves to trust their dreams to each other? “
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 My review:

What a great read this has been for me. I found myself wanting to keep going to see what will happen next. The main character was a great example of how Jesus Christ atonement works in real life. It also shows and how being good does make a difference in our lives. Faith also plays a great part on this story. The plus to me was that I have been in Portugal before and saw many of the things describe about the people and their culture first hand. It was fun to re-live the memories.

Sofia is a faithful LDS teacher of a high school and takes care of her mother who mental capacity is going fast. She has lots of things going on in her life but seen Josh after eleven years is not what she needs right now. He was the missionary who baptized her and whom she had a big crush then. To add her pain he had left the church and wants nothing to do with it. She will stand on her values even if that will leave her alone forever.

An uplifting tale that will keep you entertain for a long time.

Can the Heart change???

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

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Micah leaned his hip against the cabinet, tucking his thumbs into his pockets. “Why don’t you have a boyfriend?”

Heat filled my face at his assumption. I opened the freezer compartment and looked inside. “What makes you think I don’t?” Two empty ice trays sat on a small shelf. I grabbed them so I could hide my embarrassment. I felt unworthy of love. Being dumped by David had been hard on my ego.

“It doesn’t really make sense because you’re so pretty, but if you’d had one, he would be here helping you instead of me.”

Even his compliment couldn’t cool the heat of the blush in my face. I twisted the cold-water faucet open, holding the tray beneath the stream, and listened to the clanking and groaning the pipes produced along with the water. “Why don’t I have a boyfriend? (more…)

12 days of romance… Happy Valentine

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A coincidence is God’s way of staying anonymous.

Buying the 1920s farmhouse south of Phoenix, where the rumors of John Dillinger’s gang hid out in the 30s, is supposed to be Grace Evanheart’s way of escaping an old romance. When she finds an ancient diary with a map under the bedroom’s floorboard, the rumors solidify into fact. She doesn’t know who to trust with the news; Micah Stevens, the handsome deputy and the great grandson of the original landowners with whom she’s attracted, or Jerry, the young historian who seems too intent on learning about her new home?

 Micah seems convinced their paths cross exactly at the right time and in the right place for them to fall in love. Now he just has to convince Grace of the same thing before suspicions of his real motive have her running again.   
      

 

Debra lives in Southwest Arizona, and has been married to Mike for
36 years. She’s the mother of two awesome sons, who married their forever
loves, and she’s a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren with one more on the way.
Debra wrote her first novella thirteen years ago just for grins. That brief taste into the world of an author started an undeniable writing obsession rivaling only her love of chocolate. She’s an award-winning fine artist, and loves traveling with her husband.”

Facts about the Author:

1.      Readers would be surprised to know
… 
that I went to 13 different schools growing up. I actually went to 5
different high schools. We moved a lot. This is probably why I’m such an
introvert. So if you see me at a conference or a book signing, say hi. You
don’t know how much that would mean to me.
2.      I have always wanted to … learn to tap dance.
We just saw Riverdance in Tucson. It was awesome!!!
Connect with the Author:

          

Top Ten List:
1) I have an intense fear of flying, bad enough I need medication to
even walk toward a plane.
2) I have an unreasonable fear of heights. I’m pretty sure this has an
impact on my fear of flying.
3) I’m terribly claustrophobic. That might have something to do with my
fear of flying—maybe.
4) I’m a multiple-award winning fine artist specializing in portraits. I
received a drawing kit for Christmas when I was seven or eight years old, with
a drawing pad, pencils, one of those silly gum erasers, and an awesome book
that had step-by-step examples. I drew a little boy wearing a sombrero, and my
mother used the side of a pencil and shaded it, making it pop off the paper. I
used this memory in one of my books.
5) This little known fact is one that my husband dislikes; I love
bags—handbags, tote bags, and messenger bags with sayings on them. I can’t pass
by a display of bags without Mike grabbing my elbow and hurrying me by them.
The top shelf in my closet is solely for bag and purse storage. I’m pathetic.
It could be worse, I suppose. I might have the same obsession for matching
shoes with each bag.
6) I’m married to a retired cop, who’s brother was a cop/latent
identification expert, and who’s dad was a cop for 34 years, and now we have a
son who’s in law enforcement. I’m never at a loss for experts when writing.
7) I was a volunteer with our local police department for several years.
I rode with willing officers, went on calls with them. On occasion, I even
helped in taking report information and traffic control. They didn’t let me
carry a gun, although I did design their shirt patch.
8) I write a little bit of myself into every story. In Changes of the
Heart, poor Grace deals with my clumsiness. Really! Once, I sprained my ankle
so badly, the doctor told me that it would’ve healed faster if I would’ve
broken it. My foot turned black from my toes up to my knee.  
9) Changes of the Heart was a top 3 finalist in the 2014 Marilyn Brown
Unpublished Novel Contest. Marilyn and 
her husband have set up an endowment at
Utah Valley University to honor superior works of fiction written by literary
artists.
10) I dislike coconut. I mean, really, sincerely, honestly dislike
coconut.
 
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Christmas Kisses an Anthology to get you ready for the Season

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
An Echo Ridge Anthology is now available for pre-order price at $.99

Echo Ridge Box Set

Release date: November 3rd

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Christmas Kisses is a collection from five bestselling and award-winning authors.

Set in the snowy town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York, these inspirational romances are sure to delight while you sip cocoa by the fire and listen to Christmas carols. (more…)

Would you like to be a pawn in a cat and mouse game of Dangerous Obsession?

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Dangerous Obsession by M. M. Roething

This is a clean romantic fiction. There is no graphic violence, sex, or language in this book.

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Chloe Johnson is no stranger to the spotlight. A prestigious member of the LA Laker Girls, she’s in the public eye regularly. Her world is perfect.

Eric Taylor, on the other hand, is damaged, both body and spirit. Injured overseas, he returns home with fresh physical wounds, invisible emotional scars, and a bad attitude.

When Chloe becomes the object of affection to an unknown stalker, she must leave her life behind and rely on (more…)

Official Book Tour: Calling You Home: Remember Me

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Jason finds out about his secret child and emotions explode out of him. His relationship couldn’t be more fragile with May, than it is now.

He’s about to learn, it’s not just May’s family who knew about little Dolly.

Is there no one who didn’t know?

Find your copy here:

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Remember-Me-Calling-You-Home-ebook/dp/B00QKVUUNU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1436036253&sr=8-3&keywords=kristal+mckerrington

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Kristal McKerrington has  been a published professional author since 2010. She is  currently signed at Gilbert Literacy Agency and with several publishers.  Kristal has worked with ReemVision  and even appeared on TMZ a few times. She is the nationwide author with Marie’s World.  Kristal lives in Scotland, believers in a free Scotland.  She loves Viking myths and history. Kristal is a  huge reader in her spare time. She is the co-creator of the genre wrestling romance with Joe E Legend. Kristal wrote a comedy novel which comes out in 2015 with Firefly & Wisp Publishing. Kristal is good friends with Mohombi who has supported her novel Marie’s World going nationwide in the UK and has been released nationwide in the US. She has received  support from Sony Music and other big promoters, celebrities.

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Website: http://www.kristalmckerrington.com/

Excerpt –

Closing the door, Jason slipped the chain lock across. The thought of slamming his fist into the wooden door was very prominent. No matter how many hours past his anger and pain never seemed to ease. The beer he had seemed to just be like water, there was no kick in his gut or even hope in his chest. These were his usual responses to beer.

Turning his back towards the door he slid to the floor emotionally drained. He took the emotional beating time and time again. He believed he deserved it for pushing May towards College; away from him forever. Jason hated himself, his life and how it all turned out. He remembered the good Father saying. ‘No good deed goes unpunished’.

Pushing his hands through his hair, he tried to find some sort of strength left in him. The cold breeze coming in from the open Kitchen window by passed him and he allowed his sobs to not over take him. He listened to his best friend’s truck pulling away. This wasn’t Drew’s fault. He just wished for guidance on how to handle this. Right now if Drew was here then they would only end up fighting.

How did this child remain a secret from him?

Sitting on the floor he knew they all kept it from him. Arnold, May’s father knew all along and allowed seven years to pass without so much as a hint. His thoughts on family and the connection they all shared shattered. Jason could almost see the trust he once had for them rain down in glittering shards.

He wondered if May ever thought about him for a second. What this might do to him or their daughter?

Did she ever love him or was she looking to join the teen girl trend of having a kid before marriage; before commitment. So many questions tormented him and his lip quivered; his teeth tried to hold it still.

“Why May?” He half-heartedly shouted out. He muffled his shout with his hands and felt his soul reach out to Abby, to God. Jason didn’t have a clue on how Abby would have handled this, yet he could hear her advice surrounding him. Almost like she was still with him.

Jason hated how good she was at this. Abby would have had a cry and forgiven him; like she had done a hundred times before he broke her heart. She would tell him to stand by his child. Her mothering instincts got into every fibre of his being.

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Dark September tells us about the horror of war

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Brendan O’Brien author of Dark September

Q1 – Brendan where were you born and where do you live now?

I was born and grew up in Tralee, Co Kerry, on the west coast of Ireland. I now live in Newport, South Wales, with my wife Jennifer and daughters Shelly and Sarah

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Q2 – I bet is beautiful there. What makes you passionate about writing?

When I won my first writing competition I was so excited I ran all the way home. I was about eight years old. The Fun Fair was coming to Tralee – our little town on the West coast of Ireland – and apart from Duffy’s Circus which came in September, this was the highlight of our year. Our English teacher asked us to write an essay about it, and I won the only prize – a book of ten tickets for the fair. There were eight kids in our family so everyone got a ride on something. So writing was in my blood from a very young age. I’ve always loved essays and English literature. I love it when a character pops into my mind and I can manipulate it, make it come to life and embark on an exciting adventure.

 

Q3 – How exiting. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? (more…)

Of Love and Magic an anthology for your special Valentine

Sunday, February 15th, 2015
More that just love and magic for your special Valentine
Five intriguing romances wrapped in love and magic
  • Angel in a Black Fedora, by Sherry GammonCiel Björk died a tragic death…but she got over it. Now she works as an undercover (more…)

Why is My Sweet Danish Rose counting in love?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
My Sweet Danish Rose by Tina Peterson Scott
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Back cover blurb:
Alone in the world, and counting on love to triumph …
Berta Erichsen is an energetic fifteen-year-old with a mind of her own. Last seen in Farewell, My Denmark (2013), and with visions of happily ever after, she impulsively (more…)