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The story of a tough, but well-educated genteel woman of quiet strength who, when it became necessary, could get down and dirty and fight as adeptly as the best gutter ratsFriday, May 29th, 2020
Sweet Contemporary RomanceÂ
Rockworthâ€”a hard-driving force of nature has been ordered by his
doctor to take some time off and get his blood pressure under
control. You would think buying a cabin in the natural splendor known
as Gray Horse Lake, Idaho, would do the trick. All that mountain
greenery, crystal blue lakes and rivers, and nature-run-amok had to
be exactly what the doctor had ordered.
Sarah Burkeâ€¦ The innocently enticing young entrepreneur whoâ€™s
opening an equestrian camp for children with handicaps.
initial impression of him is clearly wrong. For some reason, known to
the reader but unknown to him, Sarah mistakenly believes that Lucas
Rockworth is a shy, sensitive man. After having to deal a lifetime
with a dominating older brother and controlling father, she finds
these traits very appealing.
recent breakup with someone who could best be described as a bully
has Sarah longing for a kinder, gentler man in her life.
tells himself that, since he makes his living as a general
contractor, he has the hands-on experience to make himself into
anything Miss Sarah Burke is looking for.
shouldnâ€™t be that great a stretch to become a modern, sensitive
kind of guy, should it? She wants Mr. Rogersâ€¦ Well, darn, he can
manage that for the short time heâ€™s in Idaho.
hard can it be to tame his darker, more cynical side?
for Sarah Burke? She thinks sheâ€™s met a real life version of Mr.
Rogers. But, the reader knows its Rambo whoâ€™s come
the real Lucas Rockworth care to step forward?
Ames spent the first eighteen years of her life in Southern
California. Here is a partial list of some of the cities in which she
lived: Pasadena, South Pasadena, Duarte, El Monte, Arcadia La Puente,
Lomita, West Covina, Pacifica, Santa Monica, Palmdale, and Hacienda
Heights. In some of those cities, she lived at six different
addresses. In the city of La Puente, River’s family lived in four
different houses on the same street. The non-glamorous reason for all
the moves was habitual eviction necessitated for non-payment of rent.
It was an interesting way to grow up.
attended twenty-six different elementary schools, two different
junior high schools and four different high schools. In one
elementary school, she was a student for only three days.
because she was so frequently identified as the “new girl,”
the pattern of River being an observer instead of a participant in
the interactions going on around her seemed a logical fit for her
she was thirteen, River read “Gone with the Wind.” She
skipped three days of school in order to finish the book in one
sitting. Disappointed in Rhett for “not giving a damn,”
River wrote her own sequel–in long hand, on three-hole punch,
notebook paper. The opening line? “Tomorrow dawned bright and
fair.” In less than fifty pages, Scarlett had been transformed
into Jane Eyre and Rhett had fallen in love with her all over again.
Southern California, River has spent the next part of her life living
in the semi-rural town of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is a graduate of
Idaho State University, majoring in Health Education Sciences and
Addiction Counseling. She’s worked the past ten years at a Behavioral
Health Center where she assisted children, teenagers, and adults
committed in a 24/7 secured facility because of mental health
challenges they are experiencing.
books celebrate the good-natured humor that lays at the heart of most
of our human predicaments. The conflicts are significant, yet it is
her characters and their quirky (yet somehow universally relatable)
thoughts, words, and choices that reflect a light-hearted peek into a
world we wish was real. The amazing thing is that these worlds are
real to readers for the time they visit there.
have said: “In a River Ames book, one minute I’m laughing out
loud, and the next I have a lump in my throat.”
is currently readying a historical novel, “Gideon’s Justice.”
This three-part novel is Book I in a three volume western series set
in the Colorado Territory.
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kind of attraction to him. He had a warm smile spread across his face that made
me feel at home. What an odd feeling. Nobody had taken me in like he had, not
without an expectation of something in return. Would there be an
She is the author of Phobic, about doors that shouldn’t be opened, and theÂ Stolen Tears series, about an enchanted vial of tears and the girl chosen toÂ wield them.Â
In an emotionless world, tears are a precious commodity, valued for their magic
and sold on the black market. When Ambry stumbles across a vial of these
enchanted tears, she finds herself the target of not only the tyrannical
Arcaian army, who is stealing her peopleâ€™s magic left and right, but of
handsome, battle-scarred Talon Haraway, who seeks the tears for his own
personal vengeance.Ambry soon realizes the reason for their interference: these tears are the most
powerful ever shed. They are the key to saving her people and rescuing herÂ brother and others who’ve been taken by the Arcaians.With the Arcaian army
threatening her every move, and Talon attempting to take the tears from her,Â Ambry must keep the tears safe at all costs. Her people need them. Her brotherÂ needs them. She needs them.
And they need her.
With bold twists, a riveting world of magic-powered technology, and a
slow-sizzle romance, find out why readers are calling Such a Secret Place
jar illuminates her face with its pale hue, bouncing blue light into the gleam
in her eyes. From across the room, the glow also points out another pair of
eyes, and I know Gwynn and I arenâ€™t the only ones admiring the jar filled with
glistening, blue-tinted tears.
you at least tell me what our immediate plans are?â€ I ask. Weâ€™ve been heading
toward the tears, but that canâ€™t be all there is to this whacked-out journey
in your hands, actually,â€ he says, sliding me a husky look.
tears pang at my back, reminding me of their direction. Right. Iâ€™m leading him
sighs and frowns into the heat of the fire. â€œThereâ€™s also someone I need to
find. I want to know who shed those tears, and I think he has a way of
weâ€™re getting somewhere. â€œAnd you think itâ€™s important, to know whose they
fire-gleamed eyes hold me still. â€œVery.â€
Steve thank you for visiting our blog. How long have you been writing?
I started writing my first novel in 2009 after having a really cool dream. I had vivid characters in my mind that I felt I needed to write about. The story came along as I was exploring the characters and it was a lot of fun to see how things developed. I was writing to find out what happened next as if watching a TV show or a movie. I was shy about letting people know I was trying to write a book because Iâ€™d never attempted anything like it before. (more…)