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Olivia and her sister Coco, set off on a sea voyage, from Ireland to America, intent on solving the mystery of Lilly’s untimely death

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

 

Angelina’s Secret
The Jeweled Dagger Series Book 1
by Diane Merril Wigginton
Genre: Historical Romance
Would you keep a secret to save someone you barely know? 
Angelina Stewart is a beautiful, bold, independent woman hiding a terrible secret. After returning home from a sea voyage, she is touted as a hero for saving her family’s ship and crew from a band of ruthless pirates, but Angelina feels like such a fraud.
At the same time, her psychic abilities are becoming more pronounced as she attempts to unravel the mystery of London’s gruesome murders before she becomes the killer’s next victim.
>>>Captain Jude Deveraux is leading a double life
He and his band of French privateers steal, rob and plunder unsuspecting ships that have the misfortune of wandering into their domain. Awarded a title by the King of France for bravery during battle, The Duke of Bayonne, A.K.A. Pirate Captain, Jude Deveraux, takes what he wants from the world as he and his best friend, Honore live each day as if it were their last.
That is until the day Jude discovers that the only thing he truly wants is to capture the untamed heart of fiery tempered, Lady Stewart for his own.
>>>Angelina’s Secret is the unforgettable introduction to the “Jeweled Dagger” series
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Isabella’s Heart
The Jeweled Dagger Series Book 2
Haunted by a disturbing dream, she must face evils beyond her imagination
It is 1783 England and Isabella Deveraux is an independent, fearless young woman who has hardened her heart to everyone that mattered to her, until the night she experiences a disturbing dream about her twin brother, Charlie, on the eve of their 19th birthday. Charlie and his school mates have been abducted by the devil incarnate and she is resolved to do what ever it takes to save him, even if that means reconciling with her estranged family and placing her faith and life in the hands of an intimidating Irish mercenary Captain.
>>>A mercenary who will do just about anything, for the right price
Captain Aiden Townsend is more than willing to save the lives of three privileged schoolboys, for the right price. Jaded by his own devastating loss, Aiden has worked hard to keep his distance from the female persuasion until he is introduced to Lady Isabella Deveraux. As he sails his ship from England to Dublin, with the beautiful Lady Deveraux aboard, he formulates a plan to help her. But if his plan is to work, he must break through the walls that surround her heart while tearing down a few of his own.
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Olivia’s Promise
The Jeweled Dagger Series Book 3
How far would you go to save your best friend from a fate worse than death? 
Olivia Townsend is willing to do whatever it takes to save Lilly from just such a fate.
The year is 1804 and Lady Olivia Sophia Allen Townsend has just turned 20 years old. She is beautiful, well-educated and considered by some in polite society to be far too eccentric for her own good. When Olivia was younger, she was very open about her gift. She is not only able to see spirits, but she can talk to them as well. Being shunned by her peers has caused Olivia to turn her back on those who need her the most – spirits caught between two worlds. That is until her best friend Lilly Collins comes to her in the middle of the night and asks for her help. Lilly can’t remember what happened to her and finds herself in need of Olivia’s unique gifts.
>>>Across the sea
Olivia’s younger sister, Coco, is also gifted with a unique set of skills – she can touch someone and know things about them that they would sometimes prefer to keep hidden. Together, the sisters set off on a sea voyage, from Ireland to America, intent on solving the mystery of Lilly’s untimely death.
>>>Southern elites, heirs to an empire
Brody and Quinton Beaumont are fine-looking, eligible, southern gentlemen, and heirs to a successful cotton empire. They also happen to be twins, hiding a deep dark secret. Their mother, Annabelle Beaumont, died eight years earlier on the night of their annual birthday winter ball, yet she continues to rule over their plantation home with an iron fist.
Olivia, who has never been drawn to any man, feels an undeniable connection to Brody Beaumont, but first, she must figure out if she can trust him, and if he or his twin brother Quinton had anything to do with Lilly’s death.
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Lara’s Story
by by Diane Merril Wigginton
Genre: Historical Romance
SHATTERED BY HEARTBREAK
“When a heart breaks, it does not break evenly, cleaving in half exactly down the middle.”
Surrounded by her large, boisterous family in 1840s Ireland, Lara Flannigan has never known anything but love and belonging—until the day tragedy strikes, leaving her abandoned and forced into indentured servitude.
REMADE IN A NEW WORLD.
Just when all hope seems lost, Lara is discovered by a childless American couple, visiting Ireland to aid in the famine-relief effort. With barely a chance to look back, she’s swept away to a bustling new continent—and a dizzying new reality. One of petticoats, opulent townhouses, and the cold reaches of Philadelphia high society. Desperate for a future, Lara works tirelessly to fit into her new life… while still haunted by a past that won’t let her go. Set in a fascinating historical period, Lara’s Story is a gripping young adult novel that explores the strength of the human spirit and the power of forgiveness to heal a broken heart.
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I was born in Riverside, California in 1963. My family and I moved to San Diego when I was 7 and I never looked back. I had a very rich life growing up with my brother, David, and best friend Gigi. I married my husband, David in 1998 and we lived in Encinitas, California for a couple of years before moving to Herald, California in 2001. We have a blended family of 6 kids and truly enjoyed the rural life on a 5 1/2 acre ranch, 45 minutes south of Sacramento. I love writing and creating stories that are different from and intriguing. I like to give my readers a little something extra and unexpected. I have always wanted to be a published author, but the timing never seemed right. Raising a family and working fulltime always took precedence. Shortly after I turned 50 I decided that if I continued to put off my dreams, the time would never be right. So, with an idea in my head, I sat down and began writing. I wanted there to be no regrets in my life. What resulted was a historical romance, filled with adventure, suspense, and an underlying epic love story weaved in for good measure and “Angelina’s Secret” was born. I loved everything about the process of writing and there are currently three books in “The Jeweled Dagger Series.” I am very excited about the future and thrilled to be writing fulltime now since I retired from my “9 to 5,” job at the end of April 2017. My husband retired shortly after me and our youngest was a sophomore in college so we decided that it was time that we had an adventure of our own. We made the move to Kalispell, Montana and the adventures just seem to happen every day. We go for hikes in our own backyard or take off for Glacier National Forest on a whim. We currently have seven grandkids, with another one due this August 2018. Being “Grandma and Grandpa” is the icing on the cake for us. I count my blessings every day because I know how lucky I am. Life is good and now I can devote my days to doing what I really love, and that is writing and creating more stories.
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Suddenly, it’s all over, her life, her future is gone. Vanished are all her hopes and dreams

Sunday, September 29th, 2019
Sunspots
by
Karen S. Bell
Genre:
Romantic Suspense, Time Travel 
 
Aurora
Goldberg Stein is lost in grief. Her beloved husband, Jake Stein, has
just died in a tragic car accident and her sorrow is overwhelming.
But is this really the end? Perhaps, perhaps not. She hears his
voice. She sees his ghostly presence. She travels back in time to
another life with Jake. What is going on? What is the message?

 

 

Jake
Stein, a dashing Texan, sweeps Aurora off her feet and changes her
life. A Brooklyn born actress, she moved to NYC and does temporary
work to pay her bills. On this particular assignment, she
accidentally meets Jake Stein, who is her dance with destiny. Leaving
everything she knows, she marries him and moves to Austin, Texas. No
longer struggling to make ends meet, Aurora wiles away her time bored
and lonely, and trying to recapture the excitement she once had with
this man. And then suddenly, it’s all over, her life, her future is
gone. Vanished are all her hopes and dreams.

 

 

But
destiny comes in many forms, and when Aurora moves to a new house,
she discovers that the previous owner has never left. The ghostly
presence of Viola Parker looms large and becomes Aurora’s guide
through time revealing to her the mistakes she’s made with Jake Stein
through the centuries. This time, maybe this time, Aurora can get it
right.

 

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I
get so much satisfaction in the writing process. I take care to
choose just the right word, to make sure each sentence has the right
cadence. I appreciate other writers who respect the craft in this
way, and I hope my readers do so with me. Writing is a need, a desire
for expression, and springs from well within my subconscious mind.
Thoughts rise up, scenes rise up and blend in with the over-arching
story. These thoughts emerge whenever they want to and wherever I am
and probably not when I am at the computer. The computer is for the
craft, the technique. The thoughts come during walks, or while
driving the car, or at the grocery store. I am the willing recipient
of these thoughts and so they seek me out. It’s a mystery this
business and art of writing and it keeps me enthralled.

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Dead Medium by Peter John an interview

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Peter, tell us where you were born and where do you live now?

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I was born in Bromley Kent, England and I now live only a few miles down the road in Sidcup, Kent.

What makes you passionate about writing?

I love watching a story grow. Tending the characters and seeing where they take me.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Dead Medium took about two years to write. I put it aside for months at at time on a few occasions but always found myself returning to it when the opportunity arose.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Initially it was just going to be a short story based on the premise of a reverse medium but May Trump was having none of it. There was no stopping her once she got going.

What is the title of your book?

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Dead Medium.

Could you give us a back cover blurb?

The deathly silence is about (more…)

Tifani Clark speaks of her new book Shadow of a Life

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Welcome Tifani.

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What makes you passionate about writing?

Reading a good book can bring all kinds of emotions: excitement, wonder, curiosity, sadness, relief, fear, happiness, etc. I want to be a part of creating those feelings for others. I love being able to tell the stories that capture my thoughts and emotions.

 

Cool. Do you have a writing routine?

My writing routine changes with what it is I’m writing. If I’m writing a scary or suspenseful scene, I’ve been known to (more…)

The Other Elizabeth By Karleen Bradford

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

For readersfavorite.com

Here is another great story from Karleen Bradford. It is as good as the other two I have read from her, although I found this one a bit slower paced than the others. It took me a bit longer to get immersed in the pages.

Elizabeth, a thirteen-year-old girl, is on a school trip to a ghost town commemorating a big battle the British and Americans fought. She isn’t very keen on the facts of when and why this battle happened, a fact that she later greatly regrets. (more…)