Friday, November 17, 2017

Nancy Lee Badger Presents Author Beverley Bateman

All the way from Alberta, Canada, Beverley Bateman stopped by to share some news about her book, Targeted.

Targeted is the third book in the Hawkins Ranch Series. The series was born when I was staying at an elegant hotel in Victoria, BC. I was looking down into the lobby from the mezzanine and imagined a cowboy in boots with spurs striding across the marble floor. I came up with the first brother in the Hawkins family. Kye is the third brother, an adopted member of the Blackfoot tribe.

Blurb
After an eleven year absence Janna Kincaid inherits a ranch and is forced to return to a town she only remembers with unhappiness, a man to whom she was briefly married and never wants to see again, and someone is trying to kill her.

Kye Hawkins has loved Janna since he first met her. They were married but a few weeks later she ran away, without an explanation. He still hasn’t figured out why. Now she’s coming back. Does she still love him? Can he rekindle the romance and also prevent her from being killed.

Janna doesn’t want Kye’s help in anyway, yet he always seems to be there when she’s in trouble. Can they work together to find a killer, save the Native burial ground and home of the spirits, and find romance again?

Excerpt

Someone had shot her back tire. Janna gripped the wheel to keep the vehicle on the road. She debated whether to try and outrun the shooter, wherever he was, or find cover. The windshield shattered as a third bullet entered the passenger side.
So much for outrunning the shooter.
She scanned the area and spotted an outcropping of rocks a few feet ahead on her right. She aimed the vehicle in that direction.
Two more shots, and both the back tires went down.
Definitely find cover.
Janna ducked low behind the steering wheel until the vehicle reached the rocks. When the car stopped, she grabbed the keys from the ignition and her purse and dove out the door. Bullets bounced off the rocks behind her as she scrambled for cover. Whoever was doing the shooting was serous. Anyone of the shots could have hit her.
She reached the rocks, keeping low until she got to the middle where she curled up as tightly as possible, her back against a rock. Her heart pounded in her ears, her breathing came in gasps. This was getting to be a habit. First someone tried to kill her in Seattle, and now, out in this god-forsaken country.
What the hell is going on? Why are they shooting at me? Was it the same person who shot at me in Seattle? That doesn’t seem likely, but who even knew I was coming here? Maybe it’s someone just trying to rob a stranger.
Yeah right, be honest, Janna, does this road look like many strangers came this way? And if they did, would they have a lot to steal? You really think this person selected a spot in the rocks where he would have a good shot at my vehicle. Coincidence? Not damn likely.
At least she’d worn boots and jeans—even if they were designer jeans. Now they were filthy, and so was her red sweater and jean jacket.
Another shot hit the rock behind her. She rolled over onto her stomach, shaded her eyes, and squinted into the sun. He must be up on the cliffs straight ahead. She wasn’t sure, but she thought she might have glimpsed a light, maybe a reflection off his scope.
Terrific! Now what? My gun is in my purse. I could fire back, but that would be a waste of bullets at this distance. 
She yanked out her cell and punched in 9-1-1.
Damn—no reception.
A pounding pulsed through the ground. It felt like horses. A hand appeared in front of her face.
“Grab it and jump on.”
The deep, rumbling voice was not asking. It was an order.
  
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Author Bio

Beverley Bateman now lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta, exchanging the Okanagan vineyards and orchards for ranches and farms. She lives there with her husband and Shiba Inu dogs. Winters she heads south. She writes her latest romantic suspense in both places. Hunted, Missing and the newest – Targeted are part of her Montana, Hawkins Ranch series. She also has her Holly Devine series; A Cruise to Remember, and A Murder to Forget. Don’t Go is her darker romantic suspense.



Friday, November 10, 2017

Finding Forever by Featured Author Nika Rhone

Finding Forever is the second book in the Boulder Bodyguards series, although it can be read as a standalone story. A contemporary romance with suspense elements, it follows Amelia, the quietest of the trio of friends dubbed the “Royal Court.” If you haven’t read the first book, What the Lady Wants, yet, it’s on sale for only .99 through Nov 16th.

Book Blurb:

Amelia Westlake is about to marry the wrong man. The only thing to do when her rich and powerful fiancé refuses to accept her change of heart is hide out until the dreaded day is long past. If only the bodyguard chosen to go with her wasn’t so intriguing. And thoughtful. And sexy. Daryl Raintree is starting to see a whole new side to the Westlake Princess while they’re forced together on his parent’s remote horse ranch. No longer the timid mouse, she’s becoming a woman learning her own worth. Even knowing it can only end badly, neither of them seems able to stop the attraction they feel. But not everyone is content to let Amelia ruin their plans. With the clock ticking, she’ll have to decide if she’s willing to give up everything she has in order to gain everything she’s ever wanted.


Excerpt from Finding Forever

The kiss he brushed over her cheek was soft and chaste, and still it made her heart zing. She stared up at him, uncertain if he was going to kiss her again, praying he would, knowing he shouldn’t. So she surprised them both when she went up on her toes and pressed her mouth to his instead. At first he did nothing. Then, just as the doubts wormed their way in and she was about to pull away, he put his hand on the back of her head and took over the kiss.
Oh. My. God.
That was Amelia’s last coherent thought as Daryl’s mouth plundered hers. His lips were soft and firm and definitely knew their way around a kiss. When his tongue delved into her mouth to brush against hers, she moaned, and when his arms came around her body and pulled her flush against him, she was pretty sure she whimpered. He felt so good. Better than the pillow she’d hugged all night long, that was for sure. Far from being soft and lumpy, he was hard and strong and giving off enough heat to keep her warm forever.
Not satisfied to play a passive role in the kiss, Amelia slid her arms around his neck and angled her head a touch more, allowing her to deepen the kiss and draw a sound of either pleasure or surprise from Daryl. He broke from her mouth and rained a flurry of kisses over her cheek and down her throat while his hands roamed restlessly down her back. His mouth had just reached the upper curve of her breast when Kim’s voice calling from the living room froze them both like a dash of cold water.
Amelia and Daryl stared at each other, breathing hard. Slowly, as though he had to convince himself to do it, Daryl released his hold on her and took a step back, then another. She was glad he still had enough functioning brain cells to act because everything she had was mush at the moment, totally destroyed by that kiss.
Oh, God, that kiss!
Daryl shook his head. “That will not happen again,” he rasped. Retreating to the door, he turned back to add, “And you’re not leaving.” He shut the door with a definitive snap.
Amelia stared at where he’d been for a long second before collapsing back onto the bed, her legs feeling like they’d turned to pudding. “Wow.”
As for Daryl’s assertions, well, he was dead wrong on them both. She was going to find a way to get to Texas and keep everyone safe doing it. And that kiss would definitely happen again before she left.



AUTHOR BIO:

Nika Rhone spent her childhood wearing out library cards as she read her way through the extraordinary worlds far beyond her small hometown on Long Island, NY. By her teens, her imagination was taking her places all on its own, forcing her to learn how to type (badly) so she could get all the stories down on paper. After a long love affair with science fiction and fantasy, she finally discovered romance, fell head-over-heels, and now spends her days crafting happily-ever-afters for the characters who still tell their stories faster (and better) than she can type them. Connect with Nika here:




Friday, November 3, 2017

A New Release! WITH EVERY KISS



I released my latest novel on November 3rd, 

With Every Kiss, an Opportunity Falls novel is available in ebook & print.

Fall in love amid the New England countryside with Abby and Mitch.

An artist bored with the city life and a Manhattan lawyer itching to escape his father’s control wind up in a New Hampshire campground. A coincidence? Not likely!



Excerpt:
Heat swept across Abby’s cheeks as Mitch’s words sunk in, words she’d heard many times, from many men. But, the location was quite different. Nothing like a soft bed surrounded by privacy. Although she trembled with anticipation for more than his kisses, she couldn’t make love out in the open.
Without responding to his statement, she glanced at the river valley. She forced her breathing to slow, and slipped sideways until she had a view of the entire valley, a view unobstructed by a dark, towering male body.
“Did you hear me?” Mitch said, his voice as dark and ominous as his gaze.
“I did, but this isn’t the place.” That sounded better than a definite no. She wanted to say no. Don’t I?
“I should have brought a sleeping bag. We could sleep under the stars,” he said, and stepped closer. He kept one palm flat against the rock beside her head, and the other on his hip. As if he dare not touch her.
She chuckled.
“What’s so funny? Star gazing is awesome, in these mountains.”
As if I’d waste time watching points of light in the sky when he could be beside me, over me, inside me.
She gasped at her crude thought, but when he stepped farther away, she immediately missed his heat.
“Better yet, I want you in my bed where our lovemaking will be comfortable and endless. This outcropping isn’t private enough or I’d take you up against this granite wall right now.”
Abby stared at him, and forced a sly smile. “You’re a gentleman.”
“Why? Because I don’t want an audience when I make love to you? People on the beach can see us.”
“Oh?” He’d rather take her in private than against a wall out in the open?
Too bad. A gasp escaped from between her swollen lips at the image. How could she change his mind?
Am I crazy to try?
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Friday, October 27, 2017

A Meddle of Wizards by Featured Author Alexandra Rushe

ALEXANDRA RUSH dropped by to share her book. Alexandra, tell my readers all about it!

A Meddle of Wizards is the story of Raine Stewart, a sickly young woman who is swept through a portal to the world of Tandara, where magic and monsters are real. In Tandara, Raine finds adventure, friendship, and the gradual return of physical well-being. To her shock, she also discovers that she may have magical powers of her own . . . and that a bloodthirsty wizard wants her dead.

Meddle was my teething ring, as a writer, and it’s very special to me—I started writing it when my oldest daughter was four years old. That toddler is now twenty-six. I’m thrilled to share the story with readers, at long last. Many thanks, Nancy, for inviting me to visit your blog, and for sharing in my excitement!  

Book Blurb from A MEDDLE OF WIZARDS

Welcome to Tandara, where gods are fickle, nightmares are real, and trolls make excellent bakers . . .

Raine Stewart is convinced she’ll die young and alone in Alabama, the victim of a chronic, mysterious illness. Until a man in a shabby cloak steps out of her mirror and demands her help to defeat a bloodthirsty wizard.

Raine shrugs it off as a hallucination—just one more insult from her failing body—and orders her intruder to take a hike. But the handsome figment of her imagination won’t take no for an answer, and kidnaps her anyway, launching her into a world of utmost danger—and urgent purpose.

Ruled by unpredictable gods and unstable nations, Tandara is a land of shapeshifters and weather-workers, queens and legends. Ravenous monsters and greedy bounty hunters patrol unforgiving mountains. Riverboats pulled by sea-cattle trade down broad waterways. And creatures of nightmare stalk Raine herself, vicious in the pursuit of her blood.

But Raine isn’t helpless or alone. She’s part of a band as resourceful as it is odd: a mage-shy warrior, a tattered wizard, a tenderhearted giant, and a prickly troll sorceress. Her new friends swear she has powers of her own.   If she can stay under their protection, she might just live long enough to find out . . .

An Excerpt from A MEDDLE OF WIZARDS

“Where am I?” Raine demanded.
“The mirror you entered was a portal to another world. You are in Tandara.”
 “Right,” she said, her heart thumping to beat the band. “Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that I buy your cock-and-bull story. I’m in this . . . this Tandara. Why am I here?”
“An object of terrible power has been stolen from the gods.”
 “You mean, like a weapon?”
“Exactly.” Brefreton nodded in approval. “It is called the Eye. If it falls into the wrong person’s hand, it could mean the end of our world.”
“Sucks, but what’s that got to do with me?”
“Long ago, it was prophesied that Hara, your twin, would gain mastery over the Eye—”
“Whoa.” Raine held up her hand. “Back up. I don’t have a twin.”
“But, you do. Her name is Hara and you were separated at birth. You were taken to Earth for safekeeping. How and by whom, I do not know. The gods themselves did not learn of your existence until recently.”
Raine grabbed the stone ledge to steady herself. “You’re telling me I’m from Tandara, and that I have a twin.”
“Yes.”
“So, where is she?”
“Where she has been her whole life—under Glonoff’s thumb.”
Raine stared at him in confusion. “Who is Glonoff?”
“A wizard, a dark and mighty sorcerer with an insatiable lust for power.” Brefreton’s expression was grim. “Glonoff is determined to control the Eye. With it, he means to subjugate Tandara. To that end—and based upon a prophecy that your sister will control the Eye—he has raised Hara from infancy to submit to him. “
Raine’s head swam. “If this . . . this Hara can control the Eye, why not kidnap her instead of me?”
Brefreton gave her a level look. “I don’t think it was your sister the seers saw in their vision. I think it was you.”
“You have got to be kidding.” Raine stared at him in astonishment. “I can’t operate an electric can opener, much less do magic.”
“That remains to be seen. In the meantime, should Glonoff find the Eye, he cannot wield it.” Brefreton’s lips curved in an unholy smile. “The Dark Wizard has the wrong twin.”


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More About the Author

Alexandra Rushe was born in South Alabama, and grew up climbing trees, searching for sprites and fairies in the nearby woods, and dreaming of other worlds. The daughter of an English teacher and a small-town judge, Rushe developed a love of reading early on, and haunted the school and local libraries, devouring fairy tales, myths, and tales of adventure. In the seventh grade, she stumbled across a worn copy of The Hobbit, and was forever changed. She loves fantasy and paranormal, but only between the pages of a book—the flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz give her the creeps, and she has never seen The Exorcist. In short, Rushe is a world-class chickern. 
CONTACT HER HERE...


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Friday, October 6, 2017

Precious Stone by Min Edwards



Precious Stone is Book 4 in the High Tide 

Suspense Series. 


This Romantic Suspense is by Min Edwards



Blurb:

A gift of thanks to a young girl from the Tsar more than 100 years ago... and now the Russians want it back.

Collee McCullough, the owner of The Bakery in Stone Bay, Maine, has a perfect life until early one morning men in suits come calling. She has something someone dangerous wants. Something that her Russian great-grandmother Natasha took when she fled Russian in 1913. Too bad Buka never told her son or anyone else what she had or where she left it.

Jake Elsmore, visiting Stone Bay to sell his mother’s house, walks into The Bakery for a cup of Earl Grey tea, but gets more. There she is. Stepping out from behind the Chief of Police, a lovely, fiery-haired fairy toting a shotgun while two men lie insensate on the floor of her shop. Looks like that tea will have to wait


Excerpt:

“Stop right there. My brother is the police chief. He comes in about this time every morning to pick up his coffee. He’ll kick your ass then throw your skanky butt in jail.” This was a load of hogwash because Stone Bay didn’t have an actual jail. Collee McCullough’s brother, Nick, processed prisoners quickly and transported them to the sheriff’s department in the county seat. The only cell was his spare office, which he kept bare of any furniture except a chair and a card table. He called it his conference room. The Stone Bay Police department was relatively new, and Nick had only been the chief for a little more than eighteen months. However, a jail extension on the police/fire department building on the hill was planned to begin in a month. She didn’t think this situation could wait a month though.
“Colleen Natasha Onegin?” The bigger of the two men asked with a small crooked grin, almost sinister-looking.
“No, Collee McCullough. You must have the wrong woman.” Yes, her name was Colleen Natasha, but who the hell was Onegin?
“I don’t think so, my dear,” the man growled low in his throat as he came closer.
She kept her eyes glued to him but noticed in her peripheral vision her brother stepping up onto the sidewalk just outside the door. He saw the interlopers because he gave her a wink, the rat, and nodded his head slightly. Then she watched him slowly reach for the handle on her front door.
In the next moment, that front door slammed open shattering the glass, hitting the second man who’d remained at the entrance in the back and throwing him across the room. Chief Nick McCullough stormed through the destroyed door, gun drawn, a menacing look on his face. “Get back to the kitchen, Collee. I’ll take care of this.”
She didn’t have to hear another word. Her brother was beyond tough, serving four tours in the military police in Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. He could take care of her and anyone else in his sphere with his hands tied behind his back, and by the story she heard from him one night while he was, as they say, in his cups, he’d once done just that.


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Min Edwards wears many hats... author, book designer, archaeologist, and citizen of the edge of America... Lubec, Maine, the most eastern town in the U.S. She’s a life-long reader and loves almost equally romance, suspense, thrillers, sci-fi. If a book takes her someplace she’s never been with a story that makes her heart beat with excitement, then she considers that an excellent book. She strives for the same excellence in her own stories.
Her first novel, STONE BAY, a Contemporary Romance, was published in March of 2014. It was followed by a new Romantic Suspense series, Hide Tide Suspense, bringing danger to the small village of Stone Bay, Maine. Out now in the series are STONE COLD, STONE HEART, STONE FALL and PRECIOUS STONE. Finally, for the conclusion of the series, THE RUSSIAN PHOENIX, a women’s fiction historical and the prequel to PRECIOUS STONE is coming soon. These books can be found on her Amazon Author Page 
Follow her on her website blog page for her writing thoughts, and at Twitter @MEdwardsAuthor her Facebook page, her Personal Pinterest, and her Author Pinterest Page.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Nancy Lee Badger Interviews Author Jeannie Moon



Jeannie Moon stopped by to share intimate details of her writing life and to tell us about her latest book. Then Came You, a contemporary romance was released on September 26, 2017. Please tell my readers a little bit about your book.  

Jeannie- Then Came You is a contemporary romance that celebrates second chances. Set in a small coastal town on Long Island’s north shore, it’s the first book in the Compass Cove series. The book, and the series, focus on characters finding their true north—their place to belong. Filled with colorful characters, and a centuries-old romantic legend, the town is as memorable as each of the romances.
In book one, Mia and Adam appear to be polar opposites, but they both landed in Compass Cove for a fresh start.

Nancy- I just got back from Long Island, visiting relatives and the 'old family homestead' in Huntington! This sounds like a book for me. Back on topic: when did you start writing toward publication?

Jeannie- I started writing in 2000 and it took me 12 years to get my first contract.

Nancy- Did you have several manuscripts finished before you sold? If so, did you send them out yourself?

Jeannie- I had three books finished, but I sold a proposal for a new series to NAL’s digital imprint, Intermix. The editor knew my work and wanted to work with me so she asked me to take a stab at an idea.  I did send some out on my own, but I have also worked with agents, some good, one not-so-good.

Nancy- Why have you become a published author?

Jeannie- The reason I achieved my goal is because I didn’t give up.
   
Nancy- "Never give up, never surrender" are the words I live by. What is your writing routine like?

Jeannie- I have a full time job, so I write at night, usually an hour or so, and I do a lot of writing on the weekends. If I’m close to deadline, I’m up at four in the morning.

Nancy- Having achieved your goal to be a published author, what is the most rewarding thing?

Jeannie- The romance community is the best thing. I’ve met great people, from authors, to readers to bloggers….I love the people.   

Nancy- Are you a member of any writing organizations and, if so, have they helped?

Jeannie- I’m a member of Long Island Romance Writers and CT-RWA, both chapters of RWA. I’m published because I’m active in my local chapters. They’ve given me knowledge and resources I couldn’t get on my own.

Nancy- I love my local chapter, and the on-line RWA chapters I belong to. Wonderful, diverse, and helpful people. Will you share some encouraging words for authors still struggling for that first contract?

Jeannie- Don’t give up. It can take years sometimes, but if you keep learning, keep working, you will find success.  

Nancy- Please Share three fun facts about you that most people don’t know.

1)  I keep a stash of Nutella in the house. I’m the only one who knows where it is.
2)  I can sing.
3)  I’ve been in more than one pro-sports locker room.

Nancy- What’s next for you?

Jeannie- Book two in the series is with my editor and comes out in the spring. It’s called You Send Me.

You can read an excerpt here, and there are links to all booksellers.

MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeannie Moon has always been a romantic. When she’s not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books and call it work. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, and three lovable dogs and lives in her hometown on Long Island, NY. If she’s more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Home Again = Another Giveaway!

Now that my travels are  at an end for the time being,
here is the Giveaway I promised all my readers...



This assortment of goodies from the 2017 Romance Writers of America annual conference includes the following, all in a tote bag from author Viv Lorret:


*Family Tree by Susan Wiggs & Luggage Tag
*Hate to Want You autographed by Alisha Rai
*Angel Unleashed by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
*Sample Books & Pen from Caitlyn Willows
*Plaid Notebook from Janice Maynard
*Notes, Tea, Lip Balm, Candy & Pen from Viv Lorret
*Butterscotch candies
*Shimmer: The Beginning autographed by ME and my latest release, With Every Heartbeat, also autographed

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No purchase necessary.  Due to shipping costs, International winners will receive an ebook from Nancy's backlist. All entrants agree to me adding their names & emails to my Newsletter list, and will be eligible for future GIVEAWAYS. Info will NOT be shared.