Friday, March 25, 2016

Nancy Lee Badger Interviews Author Sarah Hoss

Sarah Hoss stopped by to share some intimate details about her, and her latest book. HIGHLAND SAVIOR is a historical paranormal romance and was released on July, 22, 2015. Please tell us more! Did you have several manuscripts finished before you sold? If so, did you send them out yourself? 

Sarah- No, I had two manuscripts finished and signed them within a month of each other. But, from the time I started writing to the time I signed a contract was 7 years. I had to learn the industry and the trade first. I sent them out myself.

Nancy- What sort of promo do you do? Do you have help? 

Sarah- I have bookmarks and magnets I like to give out. I also have lovely people like you who host me on their blogs.

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

Sarah- I am a member of RWA, Crossroads of America Romance Writers, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.  Each organization has been very helpful as they contain such wonderful and knowledgeable people.

Nancy- Will you share some encouraging words for authors still struggling for that first contract?  

Sarah- Be patient. This is not an industry to rush. It takes time to make your book the best it can be.

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

1) I’m a “bonus” baby. My siblings are 13, 12, and 7 years older than me.
2) I danced in the Pan Am Opening Ceremonies held in Indianapolis, Indiana as a teenager.
3) I love camping, Christmas, and the smell of burning leaves.

Nancy- What’s next for you?

Sarah- I am working on the fjurd brothers story.

Two Lifetimes – Two Hearts – One future, if they can only survive the past.

Hamish Macpherson is surrounded by turmoil: an arsonist is on the loose, he’s in the middle of a feud with a local clansman, and just as he’s trying to save his sister from a burning cottage, he appears in the middle of a foreign living room three hundred years past his own time.

Gillian Meadows thinks she’s self-sufficient and can handle anything until she witnesses a murder in the alley next to an Olde City tavern. In a desperate run to escape being the next victim, she stumbles into a wiccan store and accepts the help of the shop owner. Little does she know that one mis-spoken word of a simple incantation can change everything.

Neither world is safe, but Hamish can better protect Gillian if he returns to his own time. Gillian has no choice but to go with him if she wants to escape the danger closing in. Little do they know that his past could be the biggest threat of all to their future.

Excerpt from Highland Savior
“Cadal gu sèimh, aghráidh.” He closed his eyes as a tear slid down his cheek. Sleep in peace, love.
Hamish rolled to his stomach and gathered his footing. This couldn’t be happening. Athol’s hand snaked out and gripped his wrist.
“I’ll send my daughter to fetch Callum and stay with their children. He should be here.”
Hamish nodded his head and watched as Athol ran off toward his daughter. Quickly, his focus turned back to where the house had once stood. How could this have happened? How did this nightmare become his reality? He covered his eyes with his fists and rocked back and forth, crying. His shoulders shook with it. His anger and sadness knew no bounds. He stood, wobbly on his feet at first but found his footing, and watched the cottage burn. His mouth was drawn tight and he breathed deeply threw his nose, making short, loud breaths. Friends and relatives stood also, watching, buckets of water still in their hands, as the boards gave way to the fire and broke, caving in. Embers flew into the sky like fireflies dancing in the breeze.
Two thoughts came to his mind at once- Alexander and James. He didn’t think he was strong enough to tell them, but he knew he had to before they found out from someone else. Where was James?
As if thinking his named had conjured him, James ran to Hamish.
“Brother, tis sorry that I am to hear of yer home and fields.” He pulled back and stared Hamish in the eyes. “We will help ye rebuild and get back on yer feet.” He searched his brother. “Are ye injured then?”
His heart stopped beating for a moment. He didn’t know.
His throat felt thick and he tried to swallow. He needed to  gather the courage needed to tell James the ugly truth. He rubbed a hand over his mouth then brought it to the back of his neck.
He took a deep breath and blew it out. Tears welled in his eyes and he wiped them away with the back of his hand. “Brother,” he coughed, his throat hurt and his voice was strained, “Margaret was in the house.”
“Did she become injured? Is she all right?” James searched the clearing for her.
Hamish closed his eyes for a moment and let out the breath he had been holding. He opened and closed his fists over and over. “Nay. She’s gone.” Fresh tears flooded his eyes and for a moment he couldn’t see. Margaret was the gentlest person he knew and he loved her dearly. James stood staring at him for a moment before turning his gaze to the burnt rubble of his home. He let out a roar then broke down and Hamish held him. Together, they cried for the loss of the sister they loved.
James and Hamish rode their horses in silence to Alexander’s farm. Neither wanted to give the news alone.
They found their brother in the pasture grooming a new colt. The saw the excitement on Alexander’s face as he spotted them and watched as he ran over to the fence where they tied their horses.
“James and Hamish, how good it is to see ye.”
They glanced at each other and Hamish waited as James, being the oldest, spoke.
“Where is Marlana?”
Alexander glanced around the yard before remembering. “She went to the woods to check the rabbit traps.”
“We need to talk to ye.” Hamish and James jumped down from the backs of their horses and led them to the fence to tie them up.
Alexander followed, then took a big sniff of the air. “Why do the two of ye smell like a campfire?” He studied them, tugged on Hamish shirt where the ends were frayed and burnt. “Ye look like shit. What’s happened?”
The two brothers peered at each other for a moment, then turned their attention to their brother.
James moved toward Alexander. “Hamish’s home was set afire and burnt to the ground this evening.”
Alexander stole glances between the two of them in disbelief. “I’m sorry to hear it.” He reached out a hand and gripped his brother’s shoulder.
James placed his hands on his hips and glanced down at the ground for a moment. There was no easy way to say what needed to be said, but he must. “Alexander.” He chanced a glance his brother. Anguish etched his features, his heart breaking all over again. His sister, beautiful, sweet Margaret. A tear slid down his cheek. He stared at the heavens, praying for the strength to so this.
Alexander turned to face him. Confusion and then fear flashed in his eyes.
“Margaret was at Hamish’s home. We couldna get there in time to save her.” He choked on the last sentence. His throat felt thick, his head ached.
“What?” Alexander shook his head. “What are ye saying? She’s dead?”
“Aye,” Hamish said.

Buy it HERE

Sarah Hoss grew up believing she could try anything and if she set her mind to it, she would succeed. Sixteen years of dance lessons, Cheerleading, and school plays proved to her that her parent’s words rang true. Writing was no exception. Reading the Outlander series made her fall in love with time travels and the historical places books could take her. Always a child with a vivid imagination, she realized as an adult, she could put her imagination to good use and began writing. Marrying her very own hero, they live in Indiana in the town where she grew up. They have three beautiful children and one hyper dog. When Sarah isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, camping, and watching her kids’ play sports. Where to find Sarah-

Website       Blog 

Twitter- @SarahHoss1

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Nancy Lee Badger's Ode to Spring

A hope for sunny days...
A wish for new beginnings...

Happy Spring to all my readers!

Nancy Lee Badger

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day to my Celtic Friends!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day the entire week!

You don't have to be of Irish descent to wear green, down a pint, or search for four-leaf clovers. Enjoy!

Nancy Lee Badger 
proud member of the 
Celtic Hearts Romance Writers
an on-line chapter of RWA

Friday, March 11, 2016

It's Almost Time for the Annual 2016 WRITE NOW Writer's Conference in Raleigh

Registration is now open! The Triangle Association of Freelancers (TAF) invites all to our 9th annual freelance writing conference. It promises to be our best event yet! Save the date! April 30, 2016

Keynote Address: 
Getting Published in Today’s World
by Brian Klems, Editor at Writer’s Digest

Brian will also be presenting a session: 15 Tips in How to Write Like the Pros.
Brian will be joined by other fantastic presenters such as:
Scott Myers on Character Development for Screenwriters
Linda Formichelli with Pay the Writer: Making Sure you Get What you Deserve
Tom Welch shares Running Your Business: Financial Tips for Writers
Don Vaughan on The Seven Pillars of Freelance Success
Frank Hyman shares Column Writing for Beginners
Laura Poole gives us tips on Self-Editing Made Easy
Connie Gentry tells us about Writing for Trade Publications

Please note that Write Now! 2016 will be held at a NEW location: The McKimmon Conference & Training Center 1101 Gorman Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

TAF has worked extremely hard to keep the cost affordable for all writers.
Registration is just $69; $59 for students with valid ID & seniors 65-plus; $80 at the door.
Registration includes all conference activities, coffee before the workshops, a catered box lunch, and all beverages. We also will be giving away some EXCITING DOOR PRIZES!
To learn more, or to register via PayPal, 
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Friday, March 4, 2016

When Love Conquers Time Release Day!

When Love Conquers Time, contains over 1,000 pages of time travel romances set from the 14th century to the late 20th century.  Kilted Highlanders, shape-shifters, vampires, pirates, dragons, soldiers, and more will give readers hours of adventurous reading. Here are the Book blurbs:

MORAG'S TEARS (Celtic Storm Series Book 5) by Ria Cantrell
Step back in time to the beautiful Highlands of Scotland in the 14th century. Come and sit with us by the warm peat fire as Morag, the much loved character from Ria Cantrell's bestselling Celtic Storm series tells the story of her life. From a child, gifted in the ancient ways, to a beautiful young woman in love, Morag weaves her rich tapestry of tales. She is a mystical seer, healer, manipulator of time and chatelaine to the clan MacCollum. You will feel as if you are walking alongside her on her life's journey. Share her tears of joy as well as a few sad ones, as she recounts the triumphs and tribulations of a long life filled with love in its many guises.

SEA PANTHER by Dawn Marie Hamilton
Can love mend a fractured soul? After evading arrest for Jacobite activities, Scottish nobleman Robert MacLachlan turns privateer. A Caribbean Voodoo priestess curses him to an eternal existence as a vampire shifter torn between the dual natures of a Florida panther and an immortal blood-thirsting man. For centuries, he seeks to reverse the black magic whilst maintaining his honor. Cruising the twenty-first century Atlantic, he becomes shorthanded to sail his 90-foot yacht, Sea Panther. The last thing he wants is a female crewmember and the call of her blood.
Although she swore never to sail again after her father died in a sailing accident, Kimberly Scot answers the captain's crew wanted ad to escape a hit man. She's lost everything, her fiancé, her job, and most of her money, along with money belonging to her ex-clients. A taste of Kimberly's blood convinces Robert she is the one woman who can claim the panther's heart. To break the curse, they travel back in time to where it all began—Jamaica 1715.

Skye Gunn could not prevent her husband’s death, and will risk everything to defeat the sorcerer she blames. When he attacks her nephew, she is taken, instead. She escapes by plunging into the North Sea, and a spell takes her back to the future, to Jake. The woman who haunted his dreams since she blackmailed him into traveling back in time falls from the sky, beaten and bloody. He must trust her as they return to ancient Scotland. To survive, he and Skye must dare to love in the time they have.

As a result of a head injury suffered in the Gulf War, antiques dealer, Jason Hobbs is the victim of total amnesia. After investing a great deal of time and money trying to unlock his past, he has resigned himself to the fact that he may never fully know his own true identity. Life goes on and in the course of his business Jason acquires an old dresser with an oval mirror among a shipment of antique pieces from England. That same evening, strange images start to appear, reflected in the old mirror, and the mournful sound of a woman weeping can be heard, echoing through the night air. As he searches for answers to the mysterious events which began the day the dresser came into his possession, the past and present collide, bringing events from World War 1 crashing to his doorstep. A shocking revelation will rock his world, changing his perception of who he really is.

Morag’s Tears by Ria Cantrell:  Facebook Twitter
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Reflections of Love  by Paul A. Crust:  Facebook

When Love Conquers Time, a four-author boxed set, is available at AMAZON for only $.99 (Free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers) Learn more about the authors: