Saturday, January 21, 2023

How About a Little Winter Ebook Sale?

          



Sit by the fire, grab a cup of cocoa and a cat (or dog), and read a book!

A Regency Historical Romance   
with a Scottish Flair
Book #2 ~ Treasure Tales series

 This EBOOK is on SALE for $.99 US (Reg. $5.99)
  until January 30, 2023



The Plot:

Payton is on a quest to return signet rings to blackmailed noblemen. Instead, he walks into his own kidnapping and wakes alone with his kidnapper’s Scottish stepsister. Saving her from despicable plans, as well as his murder, takes a turn during a costume ball. Tara Scott cannot believe her stepbrother kidnapped a nobleman. She saves Payton from the bitter cold and starvation, then is punished by an irate stepbrother. Payton helps her escape. they find themselves on a journey into Scotland filled with ruffians, a Highland bull, wild weather, and a sexual awakening that surprises them both.



Friday, January 13, 2023

What Friday Means to Me


January is half over and the weather is up and down here in Raleigh, North Carolina. The days are getting longer and the holiday decorations are boxed up and returned to the attic. Family health problems and my own recent eye surgery are keeping me from doing what needs to be done but better days are on the horizon.


I am writing this on a special day to me. You see, I was born on a Friday a LONG, LONG TIME AGO. The saying goes that "Friday's child is loving and giving." Is that true? Maybe so, but I consider myself extra special for having also been born on the 13th of a month that landed on a Friday. 


The odds of being born on Friday the 13th is 1 in 214. This means that over the long years (since the 13th lands on a Friday only once or twice a year) 1 in 214 people will be born on my special day.



So...whenever there is a month where the 13th falls on a Friday, I celebrate!


p.s. the next one is in October 2023


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Friday, December 30, 2022

HAPPY HOGMANAY and Welcome to 2023

The biggest holiday of the year is just a memory, but with the New Year revelry just around the corner, now is the time to look back on another year.


2022 was filled with the continuation of a milder but still scary Covid pandemic. For me, I was busy writing. SANDY was released in May. Clan of Dragons boxed set came out in July. I was a contributor to The TAF Omnibus and Yuletide Kisses Medieval Christmas anthology. All this writing really kept me busy!


Let’s hope 2023 is happier, healthier, and just as productive. Bring on the bright lights, fireworks, and crowds…well, I will continue to keep my distance, but the future looks pretty bright.



After a family dinner on New Year’s Eve, I look forward to a quiet night watching TV here in Raleigh as the North Carolina Acorn drops, with quick channel changes to see how Time Square is doing. 

Because of my part-Scottish heritage, which is why I write books with Scottish characters, I will celebrate Hogmanay (New Year's Eve) my way. Many of my books are on sale through Mid-January. Check them out HERE and enjoy!
 
 




Friday, December 9, 2022

Katie's New Home by Author Renée Filippucci-Kotz

I invited author Renée Filippucci-Kotz, a fellow writer friend in Raleigh, North Carolina, to share her recently released book. 

At some point in time almost everyone moves to a new home. Sometimes the move is across the country and sometimes it is across town. Leaving your home and saying goodbye to your friends can be scary. Will you like your new home? Will you make new friends? Everyone has these thoughts. Katie loved her home. It's where she grew up. It had a big back yard and lots of trees. Her best friends Skipper and Lucy lived next door. Life couldn't be better. Then one day her world changed. Katie's family is moving to a new town. 

 

In Katie's New Home we are introduced to Katie, a sweet Labrador who has these same worries. Will Katie like her new home and make new friends? Follow Katie to her new home to discover the answers.

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More About the Author

Renée Filippucci-Kotz became interested in  writing for  children while working with foster
children. In addition to her picture books,  Booker and the Stinky Smell,  Smokey and Clover the Runaway Goat, and Cody to the Rescue she has written three chapter books, AJ’s Wish, Pepper’s Misadventure, and Mystery at Camp Piney Woods. 
 

When  not  writing, she  enjoys  reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with her husband and pets. They live in North Carolina. Connect with her here:

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Check out Photos from recent Highland Games

 


I visit various Scottish Highland games around the country to get ideas for my novels. Watching men in kilts as the march, play the bagpipes, turn the caber, or shoot a longbow is apt to stir anyone's imagination.


Seeing Highland cows with their impressive horns and watching folks dressed in period clothes as they stoke a fire to cook their dinner also stirs my appetite to pull out my laptop and write.


I also love the ocean. Although I grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, I spent many weekends with family and friends in the waves at Fire Island and Jones Beach. These happy memories gave me the idea to set my story opening on the shores of Scotland's North sea.


My latest idea is set around the Christmas holiday which was referred to as Yuletide in medieval times. An author I know suggested we get together with other authors and each write  stories set around medieval Scotland and the Yuletide season. Of course, romance plays a big part in each historical tale! Who knew those brand new stories would come together in time for the upcoming holiday season?




I got together with Allison Butler, Aurrora St. James, and Ria Cantrell to share our Christmas stories with all our readers.

Available in ebook and print.

Order your copy today HERE



Tuesday, November 1, 2022

YULETIDE KISSES is Now Available in Ebook and Print!


Release Day, November 1st, was my official start to the Christmas (or, in this case Yuletide) season.

Allison Butler, Aurrora St. James, Ria Cantrell and I each wrote a story on how Scottish couples celebrated the Yuletide season in medieval times. Each story is BRAND NEW and only available in

YULETIDE KISSES: a Medieval Christmas Romance Anthology

My story is titled

A GIFT FROM THE SEA

A shipwrecked son of a clan chieftain, Monroe hides his full identity from the young lass who saves him from the waves, and her brothers. An attack by seafaring warriors puts all their lives in danger and the resulting deaths place a shadow over the upcoming Christmas Festivities. Leading Gwyn and her family toward his home far from the coast of Scotland’s North Sea could be a mistake, yet be the only way to keep them all alive.

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FREE on Amazon KDP


I would love to hear your honest opinion of this book. 

Feel free to email me anytime at

nancy@nancyleebadger.com

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

HAPPY HALLOWEEN & SAMHAIN!


Halloween is just a couple of days away. In the Celtic world, where my book A Gift from the Sea is set, Halloween was called Samhain. 

Samhain originated in ancient Europe as a Celtic holiday, but today, it is an event that is celebrated worldwide. It's a pagan holiday that acknowledges the end of the harvest and honors the changing of the seasons, with cold weather right around the corner.




While Halloween does have roots in Samhain, they are not the same thing. Samhain is still celebrated today by various groups including Wiccans and there are many ways in which the festival is celebrated. There are not only group rituals, but single rituals as well.



Whether you celebrate with kids in costumes, roaming the neighborhood, or simply enjoy the changing of the leaves (such as these in my front yard), take care and enjoy the change of seasons. 


Nancy Lee Badger