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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

ATTENTION: Entertainment Bloggers in Utah!

For all of my Utah blogger friends who blog about all sorts of events (including entertainment), this is something you will want to know!


My friend, Warren Workman, is in charge of the Utah Film Festival and Awards coming in April 2018. If you are interested in attending - as long as you take pictures, interview actors, producers, film makers, etc... - Warren will get you in for FREE!  That's right, this very generous, wonderful man is going to get us a FREE PASS if we blog about the event.


If you're interested, leave a comment on this blog with your name and email, and I'll send your information to Warren.


Here is the link you'll want to check out about the Utah Film Festival and Awards.


http://www.theutahfilmawards.com/


I personally can't wait. I hope you can join me in attending - and blogging - about this event!!











Tuesday, September 26, 2017

FREE EBOOKS!!

Who doesn't love FREE ebooks? But this time, you're in for a real treat. We have several historical authors giving away some of their stories. Check it out...


Download 16 great FREE historical books. Limited time! You won't want to miss these:

FREE BOOKS limited time only -  Sept. 25th - Oct 15th.






Saturday, September 16, 2017

NEW STORY COMING SOON!

It's been quite some time since I've had a new book release, mainly because I've been writing stories and sending them to publishers...and playing the waiting game. Then I decided to start converting some of my stories into scripts, which has taken me away from writing. 

HOWEVER...

I decided to publish my newest Regency Romance - Bargaining With the Rogue, instead of waiting to hear from a publisher. (I'm very impatient!)  And once again, my cover artist has gone beyond my expectations! Thank you, Sheri McGathy

The ultimatum has been set... Frances Ramsbury has exactly one month to find a husband. If she doesn’t, her father will betroth her to her stepmother’s vile nephew. Frances knows she’ll never find a man equal to the fiancĂ© she lost in the war, but she’s unwilling to tie herself to a man she loathes. Out of options, Frances does the unthinkable when she runs into her childhood friend, Nash Wolverton, and makes him a proposal of marriage in name only. Will the rogue accept the bargain she’s offered?
Starting a new life… Newly appointed Earl of Englewood, Nash Wolverton, has no desire to marry and tie himself to one woman. However, he doesn’t like the idea of Frances settling for just anyone, either. The more time Nash spends with Frances, the more he comes to realize that he wants her for his own after all. But when he’s threatened to stay away from Lady Frances—or die—Nash doesn’t know whether to release her and allow her to be happy, or fight for the woman he has fallen in love with.







COMING VERY SOON!!!!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

It's time for a face-lift!

It's that time again!  I've updated book covers for another series - The Fielding Brothers' Saga. This was the first historical series I wrote, so it has a special place in my heart. And...my favorite heroes are in this story, too. If you've read this series, you probably know which one is my most favorite. I'd love for you to tell me which hero is your favorite in this series.

Would you like to win a free ebook? Comment and tell me which story has my favorite hero. I bet you can guess... Leave your name and email and I'll email you if you're a winner.

I'll be uploading the new covers today, so it might take the buy links a few days to get the covers on the web pages.

This Victorian series is packed full of emotion, humor, suspense, and of course, LOVE! This series is about three brothers - Nicholas, Gregory, and Ian Fielding...and two of their friends. I hope you enjoy reading about their lives.


BIG THANKS to Sheri McGathy who has made my covers. She is AWESOME!! Click here to check out all the covers she's made - http://coverdesign.sherimcgathy.com/



LOVE ME ALWAYS (Book 1)

No Way OutCatherine Martin is trapped. Either she wed an elderly man and commit to a marriage without love, or continue living with the father who believes her guilty of murder and one foot outside the asylum. Catherine picks marriage to the Duke of Ashton, Grant Fielding. However, when she stays with the Fielding family before the wedding, she doesn’t plan on falling in love…with Grant’s nephew, Nicholas.

Destined for a lonely life – Nicholas Fielding loves his uncle’s soon-to-be bride, and has loved her since they were children. Now Nick must choose between his dying uncle's last wish to marry, and the woman who will make Nick happy for the rest of his life. No matter how hard Nick tries, he cannot stop his love for Catherine.

A flurry of accidents begins to happen around the Fielding estate and soon all accusing eyes turn to Catherine. When accidents escalate to murder, suspicions expound and even Catherine’s father believes she’s gone mad. Does Nick love her enough to discover the truth?

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CHARMED BY KNIGHT (Book 2)

Megan Ramsey will do anything not to marry the drunken lord selected for her – even if she must follow her parents’ plan and trick a duke into marriage.  Instead of capturing the duke, she mistakenly traps the man who put her family in financial ruins.

Edmund Knight will stop at nothing to take back the deed to his gold mine.  When he meets the thief’s daughter, Edmund sets his mind on charming her in order to get back his treasure.  Will he find the real treasure beyond his precious gold?

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TRUE LOVE'S DECEPTION (Book 3)

Not even lies can deceive the heart.

Juliana Beaumont wants to keep her freedom—and her grandmother’s estate in Scotland. But can she do both? Especially when her father demands she marries a man from England before he can give her n inheritance.

Andrew Dean is tired of being the stable help, and jumps at the chance of playing Miss Juliana’s pretend husband. But he doesn’t believe in marrying unless it’s in a church. He hopes Juliana doesn’t discover that they are legally married until he can make her fall in love with him. But a secret that has been hidden in his memory for twenty years may just keep them apart.

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BELONG TO ME (Book 4)

Charlotte Fielding, tired of being without her wayward husband, travels to Bath to find him. She discovers him at a masked ball amidst the throng of revelers. Her revenge on him is that he doesn’t know who she is, so she seduces him. When his reaction to her identity isn’t what she expects, she hardens her heart against him. Charlotte wants an annulment and nothing less. He talks her into a bargain—to stay as his wife for a month and then if they don’t suit well with each other, he’ll grant her wish. What she uncovers about his life is far more than she bargained for. In addition to the disguises in his closet from his investigative business, she stumbles across secrets. Those of which she wished she’s never known.

Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Ian Fielding has his hands full with proving his innocence. His wife picks that moment to show up on his doorstep, and he’s forced to take her with him. Matters become more complicated when he becomes unexplainably attracted to her. The timing couldn’t be more inconvenient. When the couple takes refuge in an old castle owned by a recluse beastly lord, they soon become aware that the owner has plans of his own.

Swept into a whirlwind of mystery, passion and adventure, Charlotte must discover the truth of her own heart before it’s too late for them both.

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LOVE COMES BLINDLY (Book 5)

If love isn’t blind to past indiscretions, can absence truly make the heart grow fonder?

Gregory Fielding has been wounded when he travels to Scotland to find the next big story for his London newspaper.  Now blinded, he relies on the soft, comforting touch of one of the nurses at St. Mary’s Abbey.  He thinks she’s a novice, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to give her his heart.

Madeline O’Neil cannot believe her misfortune.  The man she had almost married three years ago is back in her life.  Gregg doesn’t know who she is and she doesn’t dare tell him.  Not until she makes him like the new Madeline.  But as each day passes and her heart grows fonder, she fears he’ll hate her for certain once his eyesight returns.  Especially when he discovers the secret she’s been keeping from him for three years…

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

The conversion begins!

About three weeks ago, I started learning how to convert my stories into movie-script. The first one I wrote was my Romantic Comedy, Inspirational, "Dreaming of You." I still need to tweak some places in the script, but overall, I'm pretty darn happy that I was able to do it!

The next story I'm converting is my Young Adult Fantasy, "The Witch Hunt". I'm having MORE fun with this conversion, believe it or not, and hopefully, it doesn't take me long to finish this one, too.

I thought I'd give you a sneak peak of the scene I just converted. My three characters, Rick, his sister Brooke, and their neighbor, Eric, have been inside the haunted house. Brooke took a book, which she wasn't supposed to take. They hurry out of the haunted house, and back down to their home. Now this scene takes place next...



Mr. Kings lumbers toward them.  The scent of alcohol is heavy in the air.  The forty-year-old, brown hair, man wasn't very large, but because of his bushy beard, and blood-shot eyes, he was an intimidating man.

Mr. King glares at Eric.

MR. KING
You've been up to the house, haven't you?

Mr. King's attention drops to the book in Brooke's hand.  He scowls and points at the book.

MR. KING
That came from the house.

Brooke trembles with fear
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BROOKE
Yes, Sir.  I didn't mean to take it, I just--

Mr. King swings toward Eric and growls.

MR. KING
Get rid of it now!  You know full well the evil that book holds.

Eric doesn't move.  He doesn't speak.  Mr. King steps closer to his son, staring him down.

MR. KING
You are the keeper now.  It's your responsibility.

Eric gives a quick nod and looks away.  Mr. Kings mutters something under his breath, turns and sways as he heads back toward the house.  Eric's jaw hardens as he pushes his fingers through his hair.

BROOKE
Eric, I'm sorry.  I didn't mean to upset your dad.

ERIC
He's always mad.  But he's right.  Everything that comes from that house is evil, especially the book.
Brooke gulps and looks at the leather-bound book.

BROOKE
We need to take it back, immediately.

Rick snorts
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RICK
I'm not going.

Eric rolls his eyes at Rick.

ERIC
Well, at least you were brave enough to go up there and take some pictures.  Heaven forbid you have to return to there.
(shakes his head)
I'll take it back myself.  I don't want either of you near that place again.  And besides, you heard my dad.  It's my responsibility.

BROOKE
I'm coming with you.
(glares at Rick)
Because I'm not scared.  It's not like this was your fault, anyway.  So if we disappear, I hope your guilt-stricken for the rest of your life.

Eric bites his bottom lip as he tries to keep the grin from tugging on his mouth.  Brooke smiles at Eric, noticing that he's holding back a laugh.

Eric motions his head to Brooke.

ERIC
Come on, let's go.

Rick stays behind, as he'd promised, as Brooke and Eric walk up the hill toward the haunted house.

BROOKE
I can't believe my brother, sometimes.  He's become quite the dim-wit lately.

They pass an alley, and a dog starts barking.  She quickens her step until she's right beside Eric.

Eric zips up his jacket and stuffs his hands in the pockets.

ERIC
Maybe you were being a little hard on him.

Brooke laughs.

BROOKE
Hard on him?  You saw the way he acted.

ERIC
There's always a reason people act the way they do.

BROOKE
Yeah, because he's selfish and rude.  And.. an idiot.

They remain quiet as they continue to the house.  They reach the property, step through the fence, and head toward the house.  Brooke glances longingly at the book in her arms.

BROOKE
Eric?  Aren't you the least bit curious to what's inside the book?

She traces the gold lettering pressed into the soft leather.  Pale moonlight reveals what looks like faint scorch marks along the edges of the pages and cover as if it had almost been burned.

ERIC
I'm not curious at all.  I know how vile that thing is, and the kind of magic--
(he stops, hitching a quick breath. He looks up into the sky)
At least it's not too cold for a walk tonight.

Brooke arches an eyebrow curiously.

BROOKE
Magic?  Eric, were you trying to say magic spells?

Eric flicks the flashlight on as they near the front porch.  The crow bar Rick had used earlier to break the board away was still laying near the door.  Eric leads the way, walking inside first.  Brooke follows.

INT. HAUNTED HOUSE, INSIDE - NIGHT

They walk through the entryway and into the library.  Eric stops and points toward the bookshelf.

ERIC
Okay, put that thing away and lets get out of here.

Sighing, Brooke steps forward and balances the book on the edge of the shelf.

BROOKE
Aren't you curious to take even one little look?

ERIC
Brooke, I don't think--

Before Eric can stop her, she flips the book open and props it on her forearms.

BROOKE
Just a peek, and I promise to put it back.  I just want to see what kind of stories are in here.

Eric moves next to her.  His body is rigid and his jaw his hard.  He shines the flashlight on the book.

ERIC
Okay, hurry, so we can leave.

Brooke stares at the words.  She runs the pads of her fingers across the thick parchment.

BROOKE
Listen to what is written on the first page.
(clears throat)
To read and truly understand, one must fight the danger at hand.  To solve the riddles in this book, one must go to their heart to look.  To be freed from the mysteries' hold, one must learn from the stories untold.

Feeling puzzled, Brooke looks at Eric.

BROOKE
What do you think that means?

ERIC
I don't know, but I don't have a good feeling about this.  Let's get out of here.

She slowly turns the page, and her breath catches in her throat.  She runs her finger across the large script words Hansel and Gretel.  A brightly painted forest scene covers the rest of the page.

The green, red, and blue colors splashed on the page seem to swirl around the parchment.  Quickly, the picture began to grow...

Not believing what she's seeing, she blinks and looks again.  Towering trees, and lush, green bushes, stand out like three-dimensional pictures in a pop-up book.  The painting of Hansel and Gretel seem to come to life, as well.  Brooke even thought she could see a gingerbread cottage.

Beside her, Eric's gaze is glued to the page.  He can't move.

Slowly, tendrils of white mist lifts from the book and drifts toward them.  A sense of panic grows inside of Brooke and she clamps onto Eric's arm.

BROOKE
Wh-what's happening?

The tendrils grow larger.  Claw-like fingers curl toward them, reaching out to take hold...

ERIC
Run!

They struggle to move their legs, but they can't.  It's too late.  The white mist surrounds them and pulls them into the book.