Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Multi-Author Book Sale!

We have another multi-author sale for Kindle readers! One book is FREE and the others are priced at 99 cents for Kindle readers. If you find a book you enjoy, we hope you will take time to give the author a nice review and maybe check out their other books. Sale begins Friday, April 18 and ends at midnight on Sunday, April 20th.
PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK ALL PRICES BEFORE PURCHASING!


Heart of the Ocean by Heather B. Moore
Page count: 314
$0.99 ebook sale
Buy on Kindle
website - Mywriterslair.blogspot.com

USA TODAY Bestseller!  A dark secret . . . a grieving ghost . . . a handsome stranger . . . What more could Eliza Robinson want? Except for maybe her life.















As the Sun Sets (Twisted Tales Series book 3) by Stephanie Fowers
Page count: 411
$0.99 ebook sale
Buy on Kindle
website - stephaniefowersbooks.com

No one bothered to tell Daphne Starr that faerytales were real until she got stuck in a beanstalk with a beast and a pricked finger. Now she only has until the battery runs out of her cell phone before she loses her heart . . . to a beast. 













Poison Me by Cami Checketts
Page count: 268
$0.99 ebook sale
Buy on Kindle
website - camichecketts.com 


Can they catch a killer that no one believes is real?
Jake Merrill was raised by his grandmother, Ruby, and her hilarious friends. After a suspicious death at the retirement home where Ruby lives, she enlists Jake and Chanel, the beautiful activities director, to help her find the killer.
Secrets Ruby has kept for decades threaten her family and the man she's always loved, but could never have. Chanel's unstable ex-boyfriend, a presumably dead relative, and vicious criminals add to the confusion. Time is running out as Jake, Chanel, and Ruby desperately search for clues to solve the murders and fight to save those they love.

"Poison Me made me laugh out loud and thoroughly enjoy myself. I wish I had a friend like Ruby! Snappy dialogue, romance, and a strong sense of family made this book well worth reading."

Rachel Ann Nunes, bestselling author of Line of Fire and Before I Say Goodbye



The Sweetest Kiss by Marie Higgins
Page count: 308
$0.99 ebook sale
Buy on Kindle
website - mariehiggins84302.blogspot.com


Lord Trey Worthington isn’t about to give his heart to a woman. He does not want a marriage like his parents. But when his mother brings a childhood acquaintance into the home to sponsor into society, Trey has to get Miss Faraday trained properly. The more he gets to know Judith, the more he yearns for something he doesn’t dare reach for. Judith is after a faithful husband—something Trey has been convinced most of his life he’ll never become.

Judith Faraday is only after one thing—to marry her Naval Officer and enjoy a life full of love. She’s doubtful her dream will ever come true while living as the ward to the dowager duchess. However, the longer Judith is with the dowager’s son, Trey, an attraction blossoms. Judith now wonders if God has different plans for her life, because Trey doesn’t believe in the sanctity of marriage…the very thing Judith cannot do without.


Waiting for You by Marie Higgins
Page count: 229
$0.99 ebook sale
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website - mariehiggins84302.blogspot.com

When a beautiful woman claiming to be a ghost from 1912 appears in Nick Marshal’s new office and begs for help in solving her murder, he’s intrigued enough to consider her plea. A scandal that rocked Hollywood almost destroyed his law practice, so taking on a client who insists she’s dead seems a good way to refresh his career. The more history he uncovers, the deeper he falls for the ghost. Abigail Carlisle believes Nick is her heart’s true desire, but how can happily ever after happen whwn she’s already dead?

The Gift of Angels by Rachel Ann Nunes
Page count: 128 
FREE ebook sale
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website - ranunes.com/

Angela Thornberry is facing the greatest challenge of her life. All around her people talk about miracles happening to them and how God acts in their behalf. Even the scriptures are full of angels and miracles. As she and her family teeter on the brink of losing everything, Angela needs one of those angels now more than ever. Her faith wavers as everyone around her seems to receive divine help—everyone except her. Doesn't she too, deserve an angel of mercy? Does the Lord have a plan for her or has her lifetime of faith been misplaced? Then something strange begins to happen, and her entire life changes yet again.



This Very Moment by Rachel Ann Nunes
Page Count 212
$0.99 ebook sale 
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website - ranunes.com/

Bill Dubrey is a sought-after plastic surgeon for LA’s prestigious and wealthy, and an equally sought-after bachelor. On the surface it appears he has it all—money, respect, and fame. Yet behind his aloof exterior lurks a tragic past that prevents him from finding lasting happiness. All that changes on the day Kylee Stewart reenters his life. She alone knows Bill’s secret agony, and she is determined to help him face his past. During the years they’ve been apart, Kylee’s own life has been far from easy, but unlike Bill, she has turned to God in her need, finding a faith to which she desperately clings. The tentative friendship they begin has Bill rethinking his stark future, yet he keeps his heart in check—afraid to commit, afraid to lose again. During Kylee’s darkest moment, when she needs him most, will he be there for her?


Tomorrow and Always by Rachel Ann Nunes
Page Count: 266
$0.99 ebook sale 
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website -ranunes.com

Anyone would think that Karissa and Malcolm have the perfect life. Young and successful, they've built their dream home on beautiful Kodiak Island in Alaska. But behind closed doors it's a much different story. Unable to have children and inactive in their religion, Karissa and Malcolm's marriage is beginning to fall apart. When Jesse and Brionney Hergarter move to Kodiak, Karissa senses a kindred spirit. With Brionney's friendship and support, Karissa feels a growing desire to return to activity at church. But this means confessing a sin that has haunted her for years—the one sin that could drive Malcolm away forever.







Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Interview with Cover Model - Jax

I'm so excited to introduce you a new online friend of mine, Jax Turyna. **CHEERING, APPLAUDING, WHISTLING**



I first met Jax when I found a website that sold period images of models for authors to put on their book covers. These are the first photos I'd purchased from Period Images for my Regency Romance Series - The Sons of Worthington.





Then I met Jax on Facebook, and she's just as sweet as she is on these book covers!!  So now here she is...JAX TURYNA!!

What made you want to become a model?
I had always wanted to be a model from the time I could remember. At first I didn't really know what that was but I had always said to my parents and family that I wanted to be in magazines, pretty funny that at 2 I already was making my life plans. 


How did you get your big break?
When I was going into my senior year of High School, my mom set up a shoot with my cousin in NYC (He is a big photographer in that area) for my "Senior Pictures" That was such an amazing day and he said to me that he could tell this was what I wanted to do. When we got the pictures back I held onto them until I was almost 18 (the age my parents told me I could pursue modeling) and sent them out to several agency's on the day before my 18th birthday I got called in by one agency and signed. That was my first big break into the modeling world.


Do you like to model poses alone or with other models?
I love everything about modeling and acting. Both alone and with someone presents different challenges but meeting and exceeding them each day is one of the most rewarding parts of this career. 


How did you first hear of Period Images?
I first met on line, on another site, an author who wanted me to do a custom shoot for her. I had no idea it was The owner of Period Images or that it would lead me here at the time. Shortly after talking with her she suggested we meet on my next trip out to California so I did and that was the start of my working with Period Images.


I love couple poses for my book covers. Do you enjoy the romantic / sexy poses that Period Images has you do with the male models? And how do you create a romantic feel while taking these pictures?
I love the entire team I work with at Period Images. Everyone is very professional, fun and committed to getting the right looks. That is the atmosphere that makes this type of work very enjoyable. Period Images takes great care to make everyone comfortable during our work.   When we are in the shoots, we are all working really hard but we are also having fun. (I think you have seen that in some of the behind the scenes images they have released) When you have all of the pieces planned this well and you develope the respect and trust in each other creativity flows easily. You see the images and models but to create this we are only a small part. Behind the scenes is where the real work comes in and without the entire team this wouldn't be possible. 

As far as creating a romantic feel we all draw on our acting experience as well. It is important to be able to act the part you are portraying for that real emotion to carry over in an image. Most if not all of us have acting and modeling experience and pursue both. 


I know you are an actress. How did you become interested in that career?
Yes I also act and currently working on several acting projects. For me it seemed to be a natural progression of my modeling. I think that bug really bit me after my very first book shoot which is when I started actively pursuing acting as part of my career. 


What do you do when you're not modeling?
I am a full time Model and actor. So when I am not modeling or acting I am pursuing additional opportunities in modeling and acting.. When I schedule free time. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am also a new Aunt so I love being able to spend time with my new nephew. (He has been taking priority recently)


What is your favorite movie or book?
Not sure I have a single favorite of either but in movies, my favorites are Romantic Comedies and in books I love romance novels of every type, but contemporary ones are probably my all time favorites. 


What is your favorite comfort food?
Chocolate...without question!


If I came up to you and asked for your autograph and to have my picture taken with you, how likely are you to give into my wishes?
I would absolutely 100% do that!!  Emoji 


If you would like to find Jax, here are the links:
Website - www.theworldofjax.com 
Facebook Fan Page - www.facebook.com/theworldofjax 





Monday, March 31, 2014

What do you think?

I know I have a fantastic cover design artist who makes my book covers, so naturally, everything she does is PERFECT for me. So I'm going to let my readers decide this time. What do you think of my new book cover? Is there something you don't like about it? Don't be shy...let me know. I will consider all opinions, I promise.

This story only has three chapters written, but it's a Christian historical that takes place in New York in the late Victoria era.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March Madness Book Sale!!!

Yay! It's time for another book sale and we've got 16 titles here. Four of them are even FREE and the others are all 99 cents. Some great new choices for you, including a box sent and a couple of mine so make sure you scroll clear to the end. Some of these books have never been discounted before, some are new, and some are back because readers are asking for them. You should find something great to read! We have everything from children's books to adult novels, from romance and speculative fiction. If you do find a book you enjoy, we hope you will take the time to give the author a nice review and maybe check out their other books. These prices are good through April 1st unless otherwise stated, so feel free to pass them along! PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK ALL PRICES BEFORE PURCHASING.

The Cure by Teyla Branton

Unbounded Series - Contemporary Urban fantasy with over 100 four- and five-star reviews! - 298 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 3.99) Or buy for print Erin Radkey’s life has altered completely since her Change made her one of the Unbounded. Yet she has learned the hard way that some things never change. Over the centuries the long-lived Unbounded have divided into two groups, the Emporium who craves money and power and will do anything to achieve its ends, including experimenting on its own people, and the Renegades who protect humanity. Erin’s new abilities are tested as she and fellow Renegades fight the Emporium in a struggle that soon becomes all too personal, and where lines of loyalty are blurred by relationships of the past. Everything is at risk, including the lives of her friends—and the love of Ritter Langton, the Renegade Unbounded who both infuriates and excites her.

 

The Ember Gods by Andrea Pearson

Kilenya Seies - Middle grade fantasy with 19 five-star reviews! - 282 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 3.99)
Or buy for print
Jacob Clark has just returned from the world of Eklaron, where he frustrated the evil plans of the Lorkon and returned the magical Key of Kilenya to its rightful owners. His quest is far from over, though—Aloren is trapped in Maivoryl City by the Ember Gods, and Jacob can't return to save her until he receives the potion that will protect his team from the corrosive influence of the Lorkon. Balancing between this new world and his own proves tricky. Not only has he started his first year of high school, but his magical abilities are bringing him too much attention. He feels pulled by both sides, hoping he'll figure out his special powers to save Aloren in time. BTW, the first book The Key of Kilenya is FREE on Kindle March 26-28th during this promotion.

To Love and to Promise by Rachel Ann Nunes

Inspirational Romance - 298 pages
99 cents Kindle (reg. 3.99)
Or buy for print
When Brionney Fields marries handsome and charming Derek Roathe, she feels like her life is a fairy tale come true. And when baby Savannah comes along, she's sure of it. Then, with a horrifying discovery, the dream is shattered and her fairy tale begins to unravel. Trying to pick up the bits and pieces of her life, she wonders if she'll ever be able to take a chance at love again. The answer finally comes, but is Brionney ready for it? Can she set aside a world of pain for the hope of true love? She's heard all the promises before, but they've been empty and tainted by lies. Why should she believe them now? Join Brionney as she learns that the road to true love and happiness is never easy . . . but in the end it's worth every prayer, every tear, and every leap of faith along the way.

A Heartbeat Away by Rachel Ann Nunes

Inspirational - 212 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 3.99)
"You think it's never going to happen to you. I know because that's how I was—untouchable. Bad things only happen to someone else. Or if something bad actually did happen, it was always something the doctor could fix with fiberglass or a pill. That's the way it was with my family—at least until the year I turned thirteen." When their young daughter, Kristin, is kidnapped, Gary and Angie Marshall struggle to make sense of the unthinkable. Who could do such a thing? And why Kristin? As more time passes in their desperate search for their daughter, their hopes slowly dwindle. They are left with "if onlys" and a glaring uncertainty that damages their marriage and their relationships with their other children, especially their oldest daughter, Meghan. Meanwhile, Kristin's first job in her new "life" is to heal the hearts of her family. But doing so turns out to be more of a challenge than she ever expected. But time is running out. As she blames herself for Kristin's disappearance, Meghan turns down a road that can only lead to more unhappiness. Kristin must find a way to help her sister find healing—and perhaps love.

Behind the Mask Part 1 by Anita Stansfield writing as Elizabeth D. Michaels

Historical romance - 294 pages
FREE for Kindle (reg. 99 cents - Free March 26-30 only)
Part 1 of Behind the Mask for an introductory price. There are three parts of this extended saga and each part is like a full book.
Abbi has the gift of dreams. But her uncanny ability to see glimpses of the future has no apparent purpose or meaning until a dream leads her to a man on the brink of despair and destruction. Cameron is a man without a name and without a country, framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Long ago forced into exile and believed dead, the passing of years have defaced him of all hope. The country of Horstberg suffers beneath the weight of tyranny, and only Cameron holds the secret that could see her ruler undone and restore the people to peace and prosperity. While revolution brews and whispers of treason threaten all that is dear to Abbi, she remains unaware of her own ability to answer a nation’s prayers. Trusting only her heart and the power of her dreams, Abbi gives all that she has to lead Cameron back into a civilized world, where love is real and freedom comes only in facing what hides behind the mask.

Breathtaking Box Set - 7 Full Novels!

 Clean Romance and Suspense
99 cents on Kindle through March 29th only
Baggage Claim by Amanda Tru - A weekend trip to New York takes a dangerous turn when Rachel's luggage is lost and she is accosted by an infuriating Homeland Security agent.
A Perfect Fit by Heather Tullis - Cami DiCarlo wasn't happy about being coerced to work at her father's latest hotel in the Rocky Mountains, but her expectations of a boring year are blown away by sexy landscape architect Vince Talmadge, and someone in the shadows who is out to bring her family down.
Home Before Dark by Christy Barritt - When country music star Daleigh McDermott digs deeper into what she believes is the murder of her father, the only person who gives credence to her concerns is small town mechanic Nick Shields.  As they dig deeper into things best left alone, they realize they must rely on each other or the darkness they discover will swallow them whole.
You Belong With Me by Shannon Guymon - Love could restart a stalled heart. Love could comfort and cleanse. Love could renew. Love was a miracle. Burned out social worker, Layla Kendall is about to learn exactly what love can do.
Unbelievable by Sherry Gammon - Unbelievable, Book 2 in the Port Fare Series. A firestorm named Delilah Dreser is about to ignite Cole Colter's quiet little world. But will he and his friends survive?
Blog This by Cami Checketts - In a race against time, can Natasha evade a hitman and expose her enemies before the assassin murders her family and shatters her world?
Cassie's Cowboy Crave by Kimberly Krey - This fun western romance features a Seattle editor, a handsome cowboy, and a witness protection program that has them posing as husband and wife.
   

Gathering  Storm by Kenneth R. Tarr

The Last Days Series - inspirational apocalyptic - 312 pages
FREE on Kindle (reg 3.99 - Free until March 26-30 only)
Or buy print
THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY IS UPON US
Steven Christopher struggles to make sense of his life after his wife abandons him and their three children to join a polygamous cult. He meets Mary Fleming at his new LDS ward, but his bitter experience with marriage makes him feel unworthy and afraid to give his heart to another woman. Mary, recovering from her own failed relationship, sees something in Steven that even he doesn't realize exists, but how can he trust her? Then the first great catastrophe strikes. Steven and Mary soon find themselves in the midst of apocalyptic prophecies regarding latter-day events—both terrible and marvelous—that unfold shortly before the Second Coming of the Lord. As natural disasters, plagues, anarchy, and the collapse of the American government lead to the degradation of civilization throughout the world, a great worldwide secret combination expands its evil influence. The people of God are the only power that can stand against this evil, people like Steven and Mary—if they will accept the challenge.

Samara (A Kilenya Romance novella) by Andrea Pearson

YA romance - 58 pages
Buy for Kindle here (99 cents)
When Samara Oldroyd takes a break from her somewhat insane family to browse a music store, she meets the funniest, most attractive and awesome guy ever. A phone call interrupts their conversation, and she has to leave before she can find out anything about him—what his name is, where he's from, and why his smile is so familiar. Her wishes that they'll run into each other again come true, but not how she expects. When her older sister finally lets the family meet her new boyfriend, Samara is shocked to see it's the guy from the music store! Awkward and hilarious situations thrive as Samara tries—in vain—to undo the crush she's formed. Inspired by the film Dan in Real Life, this novella will tickle you pink. 

The Whispering Ruins by S. Jackson Rivera

Jungle Series - YA fantasy - 421 pages
99 cents on Kindle (3.99)
Or buy for print
A mysterious whispering from ruins deep within the jungle pulls Sunna from the trance that has been holding her mind hostage for years. Kael, the young prince, seeks adventure outside the palace walls and is also drawn to the jungle. There he meets Sunna, and their fates become intertwined. When three dangerous men come to their land and begin their hunt for a missing fugitive, the secrets that have shielded both Sunna and Kael are nearly revealed, and supernatural events threaten to destroy everything they've worked to create—leaving their lives in ruins.
  

At Midnight by Stephanie Fowers

Twisted Tales Series - YA fantasy - 383 pages
99 cents on Kindle (Reg. 2.99)
Or buy for print
Stop the Clock from Striking Twelve!
Bridgette has Cinderella complex big time. She has to find true love's kiss to get some weird guy off her back who claims to be her faery godmother. But who is she really? Loser of Omak High? Victim of the evil stepmother who runs the group home?
Not-so-proud owner of a hearth where fire-starting goblins live?
Asylum wannabe with occasional schizophrenic episodes? Not even Bridgette knows. Even if her faery godmother wasn't some guy who knows nothing about romance, how is Bridgette supposed to get true love's kiss if everyone she cares about disappears? Bridgette must find out who she really is in the faerytales or she'll lose everything.
  

Mansfield Ranch by Jenni James

The Jane Austen Diaries - YA Romance - 144 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 4.99) 
 Does true love really prevail? All Lilly Price has ever known is living in the shadow of her widely successful foster family. But when a twist of fate deals Lilly the hand of Harrison Crawford, the most popular guy in Bloomfield, NM, everything flips upside down. Sean Benally is a hard worker, he’s funny, he’s generous, and he’s kind. He’s also the most amazing guy Lilly has ever known. And she's totally fallen in love with him. But he’s her foster brother . . . Now she must choose between the unavailable love of her life—or the guy who promises to be available forever. 
  

 Awakening by Christy Dorrity

The Geis Series - YA fantasy - 300 pages
FREE on Kindle (Reg. 3.99)
Or buy for print
. . . because some Celtic stories won’t be contained in myth.
A little magic has always run in sixteen-year-old McKayla McCleery's family—at least that’s what she’s been told. McKayla’s eccentric Aunt Avril travels the world as a clairvoyant for the FBI, and her mother can make amazing delicacies out of the most basic of ingredients. But McKayla doesn't think for a second that the magic is real—it’s just good storytelling. Besides, McKayla doesn’t need magic. She recently moved to beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, and already she has an amazing best friend, a solo in her upcoming ballet recital, and the gorgeous guy in her physics class keeps looking her way. When an unexpected fascination with Irish dance leads McKayla to seek instruction from the mute, crippled, janitor at her high school, she learns that her family is not the only one with unexplained abilities. After Aunt Avril comes to Star Valley in pursuit of a supernatural killer, people begin disappearing, and the lives of those McKayla holds most dear are threatened. When the janitor reveals that an ancient curse, known as a geis, has awakened powers that defy explanation, McKayla is forced to come to terms with what is real and what is fantasy.  

A Walk in Heaven by Marie Higgins

Romance - 322 pages (reg $3.99)
99 cents on Kindle
Or buy for print
In the early hours of the morning, Careen becomes Matthew Grayson’s wife…and then in a blink of an eye, his widow. How can she tell the family she’s never met that her own cousin is responsible for their son’s death? While she waits for the right moment to admit the cousin’s guilt, a budding attraction grows between Careen and her new brother-in-law, Joshua. But this will only complicate matters, especially when the truth finally comes out. Joshua Grayson could never understand why his brother left the family ranch to wed – in secret – a woman he’d never met. And now Matthew is dead. Killed just moments after taking his wedding vows. Joshua struggles with both resentment and a growing attraction for his mysterious sister-in-law. He knows Careen is hiding something, but can he give love another chance or is he just setting up his heart for another break?

Dreaming of You by Marie Higgins

Romance - 151 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 3.99)
Or buy print
Katelyn Palmer never believed any harm could come from using her college crush as the hero in her first romance novel—the novel that jumpstarted her writing career.  However, when Shane Hunter storms into town, demanding to meet the writer who used his identity Katelyn is confronted with more than her long, silent emotions.  If Shane takes her to court for invasion of privacy, her career would be over.
Shane doesn’t know how to act when his ex sister-in-law accuses him of having an affair while he was married—and then shows him the romance book as proof.  Now he wants to know who this author really is and why she used his name, and most of the events in his life for her story.  Desperate to know the truth Shane befriends Katelyn but he does not expect to be attracted to her, even more unexpected is the joy he finds watching his twins fall in love with the woman who is stealing his heart, too... 

Secret Sisters by Tristi Pinkston

Secret Sisters Series - Cozy mystery - 155 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 3.99)
Or buy print
Ida Mae Babbitt, president of the Omni 2nd Ward Relief Society, didn't mean to become a spy. But when visiting teaching stats are low and she learns that one family under her care is in financial trouble, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure they have what they need. If that includes planting surveillance cameras in their home and watching them from a parked car in the woods, well, isn't that what any caring Relief Society president would do? With the help of her counselors Arlette and Tansy, Ida Mae soon learns that there's more to the situation than meets the eye. It's all in a day's work for the Relief Society. (This is an update of the original version published in 2010 with a purple cover.)

The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson

YA fantasy - 224 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 2.99)
Or buy print
Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust.But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old? Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mattie’s secret longtime crush, Jake Kingston. Tired of being left out and done with waiting for her own stupid fairy godmother to show up, Mattie decides to change her life. She’ll start by running for senior class president against wildly popular Jake. Ella can keep her Prince Annoying. Mattie’s going to rule the school. And no one, not even a cute and suddenly flirty Jake, is going to stop her. 

A Challenge for Brittany by Lisa J. Peck

CTR Club ages 6-10 - 85 pages
99 cents on Kindle 
FREE on Nook
Brittany Stevenson, her little sister Christine, and her best friend Meagan have been asked by their bishop to be friends with Parker—a new kid in the ward. But Parker is autistic and loves to play with Brittany's braids. He even tries to stick them in his mouth! Brittany isn't sure anyone can overcome that kind of embarrassment! Or is there a way?

Fair Catch by Cindy Roland Anderson

Contemporary Romance - 344 pages
99 cent Kindle (reg. 2.99 - NOTE: DOES NOT GO ON SALE UNTIL MARCH 27TH)
Or buy for print
Ellie Garrett never planned on being a divorced, single mother—she also never planned to get married again. Ever. Her ordinary life changes when the house across the street is sold. The new owner is Nick Coulter—quarterback and MVP for the Sacramento Defenders. Oh yeah, he’s also one of People magazine’s top 100 most beautiful people and America’s most eligible bachelor. So why would she pick him to have her first crush on since her divorce? Recently retired from the NFL, Nick is more than ready to find a wife and start a family. He's tired of his high-profile lifestyle and moves to Pleasant Wood, Colorado, hoping to finally settle down and focus on his foundation Kids Come First. It would just feel nice to be a normal guy. Of course being rebuffed by Ellie the first few times he meets her makes him feel a little too normal. As Nick and Ellie become acquainted, their mutual attraction is hard to ignore. But Ellie’s been hurt before by her womanizing ex-husband. She’s not sure that Nick has left behind his playboy reputation. Can she risk falling in love with the celebrity football player or will she miss her chance at scoring big in the game of love?
That's all for this time! I hope you find a lot of enjoyment in these books. If so, please pass word on. And remember that a kind review really helps authors spend more time writing and less time begging random people to buy their books THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Writing Process Blog Tour

Hello my readers!!

Welcome to the continuing Writing Process Blog Tour where each author answers the same four questions about their writing process. I was invited to this blog by http://kckleinbooks.com/writing-from-the-edge-blog/.

What am I working on?
I'm happy to announce that I've finished writing my adventurous, suspenseful romance, "Amazon Sunset" (book #1 in a three-book series). I'm currently working through edits right now before I release my story to the world!!



Katrina Landon’s life is about to change.  The wealthy father she has never known wants to meet her.  All she has to do is travel from the slums of Boston to Brazil. Her trek begins at the edge of the Amazon rainforest, and she'll journey from there to his rubber tree plantation.  If that's not bad enough, she meets her guide—the handsome, too self-assured for his own good—Mr. Knightly, and immediately, he stirs her temper.

Felix Knightly isn’t looking forward to escorting who he assumes is a spoiled rich girl through the jungle no matter how much her father pays.  He is shocked to find Katrina's distracting innocence, and charming demeanor 
makes it nearly impossible to concentrate on his job.  He’d rather fight off the fire ants, howler monkeys and crocodiles than risk losing his heart to her.

As they delve deeper into the rainforest, they discover nothing is as it seems.  It's more than the unseen dangers of the jungle.  Someone wants them dead.  Will Katrina and Felix solve the mystery before it's too late?


How does my work differ from others of its genre?
This particular book differs from others because of the journey my characters take through the Amazon Rainforest. I haven't read a romance that takes place in such a setting, and so the topic challenged me to write a romance as well as suspenseful and adventurous story. 

I researched quite a bit on the jungle - fruits, animals, plants (both good and bad), and temperature, and the type of people who live there. I must admit, the only thing attracting me personally to the rainforest were the many beautiful waterfalls. I'm not an outdoors kind of person, and I realized that trekking through the jungle would not be something exciting for me at all. However, it was quite entertaining for my characters. 

Check out the book trailer - 

Why do I write what I do? 
I've always loved romance, even as a teenager. I always wanted that fairy-tale ending to happen. I also enjoy being kept on the edge of my seat, either while watching a movie or reading a good book. That's why I decided to add suspense to my stories. I want to anticipate what will happen next while I'm writing, and believe me...I DO!


How does your writing process work?
Most of my stories start with a dream. I don't dream the whole story, just maybe an idea. So then I ask myself what my characters goals, motivations, and their conflict will be. Who will be the villain, and what is their motivation for trying to keep the hero and heroine apart and ruin their lives. Once that is decided, I choose names for my characters and where the story will take place. Usually, I plot out the first couple of chapters, but after that, I allow my characters to finish the story for me! It's fun that way. By this time, I've contacted my cover artist and writer, Sheri McGathy, to make me a book cover. I love having my covers made before my books are completed because then I can gaze upon my hero and heroine as I write and I can actually see who I'm writing about. (check out the other two gorgeous book covers for books #2 & #3 in this series - http://mariehiggins84302.blogspot.com/p/amazon-stories-paradise-series.html )

It can take anywhere from six weeks to four months for me to write a story. If my characters are constantly talking to me, and the plot is exciting to write, then I will finish in about six weeks - as long as real life doesn't get in the way for too long. After it's written, then I submit the story to my critique partners who will then help me find the errors, plot holes, and other things that doesn't make sense in the story. Now is the time when I put everything together and get the book published!



Thank you for stopping by my blog! If you're an author, I'd love for you to leave me a comment and tell me about your writing process. If you're not an author, please still comment and ask me any question you'd like. :)

I have tagged Sheri McGathy to take the ball next week and tell you about her writing process. Sheri writes Fantasy because she believes in magic...

Also, I've tagged Mary Martinez who will blog about her writing progress on April 21st. Surrender yourself to the wanderlust of Mary Martinez!