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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Two Worlds, Two Men by Joy Frawley #Giveaway #romance




Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for 
Two WORLDS, Two MEN by Joy Frawley, a Time Travel Romance available now from Resplendence Publishing.









Ideal Writing Space
By Joy Frawley


     Since I began writing I have often found myself pondering the idea of the perfect writing space. Do I have one? Is any one place more beneficial to me than another? For me, the answer is no. I write anywhere and everywhere I need or want to.
     
     I am currently writing this guest post sitting in bed, laptop on my legs, with my chubby Puggle pup beside me. Would this awkward position work for everyone? Probably not. But for me, it just feels natural and comfortable because I am doing what I enjoy. As I type these words I sporadically slap the chubby flanks of my Puggle whose cuteness is beyond my ability to not touch. My pattern is the following: I type, ponder, slap chubby flanks and repeat the process.
     
     However, other days I pull up a bar stool to my kitchen island and place the laptop on the ledge so that I can whip out the latest literary masterpiece. I usually have a lovely vase of fresh flowers, compliments of my fantastic boyfriend, in front of me. I also will have a lit candle and symphony music playing very low in the background which I enjoy almost daily. Still, you may find me at the local library working away and enjoying the atmosphere of being surrounded by books.
     
     In my opinion, the ideal writing space is wherever you find your ambition to write. For some of us we are able to wing it anywhere we want. But others need a more structured atmosphere of a desk and maybe a window to look out upon. In essence, wherever your inspiration is triggered is the ideal writing space. My advice is try a bit of everything and see what works for you because every one of us are individuals and it won’t be the same. Just ask my chubby Puggle pup. He is very grateful his mommy likes him snuggling as she types away. Woof!




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Joy will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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     Two WORLDS

Two MEN

by  Joy Frawley


Jocelyn and Neely are having a perfectly pleasant dinner at the Sheep Heid Inn when it happens: Jocelyn suddenly finds herself sitting across the table, not from Neely, but a strange man dressed in medieval garb. This man is no apparition. His eyes, the deepest brown, clearly look on her in intimacy; his touch causes her pulse to rise.  Jocelyn realizes two things: from his clothes, he is clearly an aristocrat, and that she, Jocelyn Stewart, seems to be in some sort of romantic relationship with him! 
Minutes later Jocelyn returns to Neely, in the present day, weak and terrified. 

Together they begin to unravel the forgotten past and find themselves facing the reality of medieval Scotland. A strange world steeped in folklore and superstition; where life begins and often ends with the sword. 

As Jocelyn travels back to medieval times she learns that the man she keeps seeing is no other than Sir Colin Campbell of the powerful Campbell Clan. When Jocelyn is with Colin, she wants never to leave his side; then she returns to the present and cannot imagine herself with anyone but Neely. 

Jocelyn struggles with a choice. 
Which man will gain her heart when both offer such different love? She is in love with two different men in two different worlds.


Excerpt

Jocelyn looked around for the driver who was supposed to be waiting for her arrival with a sign. She had hired someone to pick her up because, as an American and first-time visitor to Scotland, she had figured it would be less stressful.

She didn’t see the driver anywhere; then, just as she started feeling nervous, she saw a man holding a sign with her name on it. And what a man he was! He was broad shouldered, strong and had dark brown hair with reddish tints. He exuded masculinity like some cologne, and even across the airport, she thought she could smell it. Smoothing her unruly hair, she started to walk over to him.

The man, seeing her approach him, took a step toward her. “Are you, Jocelyn?”

When he spoke her name, she found herself frozen in place unable to respond. She’d heard this voice before; she knew this voice. This man spoke her name exactly like the dream she had had all those years ago! She had been stirred awake in bed by a voice of a man, who spoke her name with a Scottish accent. His voice was gentle and low; as if he wanted to gain her attention, but not cause her alarm. Jocelyn had clutched the sheets to her chest and stared out into the darkness of her bedroom almost feeling his intimate presence beside her. She lifted her hand up to her ear having sworn his warm breath had brushed her skin. Jocelyn remembered she had turned her head, anxiously, toward the pillow next to her and almost thought she would be looking into the eyes of a stranger; yet she had not been frightened. This man, his voice, somehow comforted her.


Now, she stood in the airport and caught her breath as she faced the man before her. Her eyes searched his face for something; though what it was she wasn’t sure. Jocelyn felt her heart beating so fast she was certain the man could hear it as memories flooded her mind of that night so long ago when he or someone spoke her name in the darkness. Was that the reason for her vacation to Scotland? Was she unconsciously trying to find the man?
Author Bio 

Joy Frawley is an author and writer of the upcoming romance novella; Two Worlds, Two Men due to release on October 2014 by Resplendence Publishing. 
Joy lives in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan relishing in living the life of the classic “townie” with her two dogs Piggs and Diggs. 



Where can you find Joy???

Email ~ joyfrawley@gmail.com

Website ~ joyfrawley.com





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Nancy

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Warrior Mine by Megan Mitcham #giveaway #romance






The lovely Goddess' have organized a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for Book #4 in the Base Branch Novel series, WARRIOR MINE by Megan Mitcham, a Romantic Suspense available now.








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Megan will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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WARRIOR

 MINE
by Megan Mitcham


A silver fox learns new tricks.

The Base Branch office in Washington D.C. is so heavily fortified it makes Fort Knox look like a 7-Eleven. After twenty years in covert ops, nothing fazes Commander Vail Tucker. When a lightning bolt of feminine fury crashes into the interrogation room, holds him at gunpoint, and takes over the task with his prisoner, he’s more than surprised. She escapes without a trace, but Vail is unable to remain dispassionate. He must know what is so important the beguiling woman would risk her life to find it.

Carmen Ruez is deadly and desperate—a combustible combination. Born into the remnants of the Arellano Felix Organization, drugs and violence kept her in a gilded cage—until a twist of fate showed her the roots of their riches, making her yearn for freedom. She works for it. Fights for it. But her brother crosses the line to keep her loyal to the treacherous family she is determined to leave behind.


Following instinct, Vail uncovers Carmen's motives and is galvanized by a protective instinct he hadn't known he possessed. Determination and desire force them to work together to defeat those loyal to Carlos Ruez and the AFO. But are those traits enough to make them fight for a future together?




Excerpt

Khani sat on the edge of the chair and folded her legs toward him. Her pant leg stuck on the back of her Tamara Mellon spiked heel. With a wiggle of her foot the suit’s material smoothed. “Are you scared of death?” She didn’t know where the question had come from. It was just there and out before she could think it through.
           
“No.”
           
“What are you scared of?”
           
He sat quietly for a long time. The minutes ticked by on the large digital clock across the room. Intent wedged the center of his brow. “Life.”
           
She gave a pitiful attempt at a smile. “Me too. It seems a common theme among us covert types.” Her crooked lips fell into a flat line and his followed suit. “Why do you think that is, Commander?”
           
His wide shoulders shrugged and a gritted groan slipped through his teeth. His breathing came harshly for a four count. “Why so many questions?”
           
“Figured you might know the answers.”
           
“Older and wiser, huh?”
           
“Something like that.”
           
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“It’s because we can’t unsee the things we’ve seen, unknow the things we know. We’re scared of what life could give us to lose.”





Book #2


JUSTICE MINE
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Book #3


STRANGER MINE
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Author Bio 

Megan was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and began working for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.

In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!


Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens heart pounding romantic thriller novels and window steaming erotic romance. Follow her!




Where can you find Megan???

Website ~ www.meganmitcham.com






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Nancy
    

Monday, 2 March 2015

OF LOVE AND VENGEANCE‏ by Louise Lyndon #giveaway #historical romance




Happy Monday!

Guess what I have for you???

Another Historical Romance! Woo hoo!

LOL

I know, I know such shocking 
behavior coming from a lover of Historical Romance...but what can I say, I love me those dark menacing Lords and feisty damsels 
in distress and Of Love and Vengeance by Louise Lyndon promises to give me just what I need to satisfy that craving I have for a good romance.










But first let's hear from Louise on the ten things she didn't know about being an Author but now does.

10 Things I didn't know about being an Author but now do…


1) Being an author isn’t just about writing. I know that may sound bizarre to some people, but the writing element is only one part of it (an important part, to be sure)!

2) You have to be prepared to sell yourself. I’m not talking about selling yourself when you’re pitching to an agent or publisher – I’m talking about what you need to do after you’ve signed on the dotted line and you have a product (a book) and you need to let the world know about it. It takes a lot of time and work – but it’s a fun side to being an author. I really enjoy it.

3) That people are actually prepared to part with their hard earned dollars to buy a story I’ve written. Maybe it’s the insecure side of me coming out, but each time I learn someone has purchased my book I still have a moment, ‘someone is actually wanting to read something I’ve written?’ I still can’t believe it.

4) I didn’t realize how frightening it would be to let my baby loose into the big, wide world. It is nerve wracking to know it’s out there and I cannot control who reads it – my editor was the only other person to have read the complete version of, Of Love and Vengeance – now it’s available for all. I never realized how scared that would make me.

5) Being an author is a business.

6) How limited my free time would become – I miss reading! Don’t get me wrong, I still read, but not as often as I used to.

7) I always had this fear that once I signed a contract the pressure to write the next book would be too great – but NOPE – it’s as pressure free and BRILLIANT to create a fictional world and characters as it has always been.

8) You not only have to be creative, but you have to learn to be a business person/marketing person/anything else to create a successful ‘product’.

9) I can have a friend read my book and not hyperventilate at the thought.

10) I always thought I controlled what my characters did – but the more I write I realize my characters are the ones who control me and they use me to tell their story. Not the other way around!


Thanks Louise!
Now on to the good stuff.




****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
Louise will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
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Of Love
   and

Vengeance
by  Louise Lyndon


Forced to marry Lord Aymon to ensure her young nephew’s survival, English Lady Laila vows undying hatred for the Norman she holds responsible for the deaths of so many innocents. Discovering Aymon has committed an act of treason gives her the chance to seek vengeance he deserves.  But can Laila let Aymon die at the hands of the king once she learns the truth?

A hardened Norman warrior, Lord Aymon has lived through atrocities no man ever should. With the invasion of England over, all he wants is a quiet life and a wife who will give him heirs and obey his every command. Instead, he finds himself wed to feisty and outspoken Laila. But when she learns the truth of his treasonous act, can Aymon count on her to keep his secret?



Excerpt

Laila heard them long before she saw them. Their angry, frenzied shouts and thunderous roars filled her ears. With her hands tied securely behind her, she was dragged up the lane toward Tyburn Gallows, where she was to be hanged for a crime she did not commit. The mob sounded blood thirsty. Large. Frightening.

There was no sign of Aymon. Or Hugh. Had they left her alone to die?

Her chin trembled and her nails dug into her palms.

She suddenly fell to her knees and screamed until she tasted blood at the back of her throat. She kicked out and tried to crawl free as her hair was almost torn from the roots as she was pulled up and shoved along the lane.

Her eyes burned with her tears.

“I am innocent!” Laila screamed.

They came around a corner, and that’s when she saw them. There must have been a least two thousand men, women, and children, hungry for her blood. And when they saw her, they erupted into a wild fever of roars and cries for a slow and painful death. Their thirst had been piqued, and now it must be sated.

Laila was shoved into the center of the clearing.

She glanced wildly around in a desperate search for Aymon’s towering, bulky frame. She could not see him.


But what she could see was the Tyburn Tree. The gallows she was to be hanged from. The executioner, hooded, stood beside the tree as he waited patiently for her. Laila’s mouth suddenly went dry.


Author Bio 

Louise grew up in country Victoria, Australia, before moving to England, where for sixteen years she soaked up the vibrancy of London and the medieval history of England. She has since returned to Australia and now lives in Melbourne.

She has been writing the moment she picked up a copy of Diana Gabaldon's first Outlander novel twenty something years ago. She thought to herself, 'this is what I want to do' - not travel back in time, but become a novelist! She has always had snippets of dialogue and scenes floating around in her head with characters screaming at her to bring them to life.

In 2013, Louise won first prize in the Crested Butte Sandy Writing contest – Historical category for her story, The Promise, which is now called, Of Love and Vengeance.


When not writing, she can be found covered in mud, crawling under barbed wire and hoisting herself over twelve foot walls - under the guise of competing in Spartan races all over Australia.




Where can you find Louise???




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Nancy

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Chasing the Other Tisdale by Jessica Jefferson #giveaway #romance




Please welcome back Author Jessica Jefferson and her Tisdale sisters.

This time around Lillian will get her chance at true love with Jessica's newest release, 
Chasing The Other Tisdale.

Check it out!










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Jessica will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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CHASING
       THE
        OTHER
     Tisdale
by  Jessica Jefferson


She’s the other sister…

Overshadowed by the beauty of her older sister, Lillian is better known as the other Tisdale; unremarkable and unsure how she will ever deliver on the promise of her family's name.

He’s a rake in need of reforming…

Will Colton leads a frivolous existence, embracing notoriety instead of managing his family’s fortune. Determined to forget his financial burden and his father’s growing resentment, he maintains a lifestyle dedicated to pleasure and self-indulgence. When Will is invited to the Tisdale estate for an extended holiday, he never expects to become friends with the forgettable Lillian. But when a family secret comes to light, he must choose between leaving London and protecting the honor of one woman or staying and risking the reputation of another.

Upon his return, Will finds the girl he left behind has come out of the shadows and into her own. Lillian’s finally the center of attention, and not all of it good. With his own reputation in tatters, can a reformed rake lure her out of the hands of London's bachelors and back into his own arms? Can he escape his past and reclaim her heart, or has he lost her forever?




Excerpt

He didn’t try and crawl out of the hole he’d so easily dug for himself. Rather, instead of making an already awkward situation worse, he smiled. It was a cavalier sort of smile—one that she just knew he’d used hundreds of times before to get him out of this sort of trouble. Women were undoubtedly willing to forgive him most transgressions just by a flash of this winning grin.

Lord knew she was.

She’d never before met anyone so handsome, so charming, so…

A bolt of pain shot up her arm, as if God himself was punishing her for having such immoral thoughts.

“Enough,” he said. “We need to get you in front of a doctor. The sooner, the better.”

“Good idea,” she agreed. “How do you suggest we go about doing that?”

“First, we’ll need to secure your arm.”

She nodded. “You mean fashion a sling? I’m sure there’s something around here that we could use as rope. Perhaps ivy? There’s a great deal of it about the estate.”

His hand flew up to his chest. “What do you take me for, some sort of bushman? For heaven’s sake, I’m from Grosvenor Square, not some jungle. I wouldn’t have the slightest idea of how to go about accomplishing something like that.”

Lilly bit her lip. She’d never make it being jostled about without something to steady her arm. “Did you have something else in mind, then?”

Mr. Colton started removing his jacket. “I thought I’d use my shirt. I’ll rip some strips off of it and make the sling out of that.”

“Your shirt,” she repeated, suddenly questioning if she’d indeed suffered a head injury along with her broken arm.

He tossed the jacket to the ground behind him. “Yes.”

She was confused. “But then what will you wear?”


He was unfastening his waistcoat. “Nothing, I suppose .”
Author Bio


Jessica Jefferson makes her home in northern Indiana, or as she likes to think of it—almost Chicago.  She is heavily inspired by classic sweeping, historical romance novels, but aims to take those key emotional elements and inject a fresh blend of quick dialogue and comedy.  She invites you to visit her at jessicajefferson.com and read more of her random romance musings.





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Nancy