Mystical New Love is Out!

Today is the big day for New Love! Want to know what stories await you in this lovely set? Well let me share!

A Wolff’s Love, Wolff’s Mystical Realm By P.T. Macias
A young, successful scientist meets up with her past. She’s changed. She lost weight and is now a confident young woman. But deep inside, she’s the same sweet girl. And she’s deeply in love.
The brilliant, famous, and sexy scientist returns to claim her in more ways than one.

ZOEY: A ‘Not-So’ Zombie Love Story By Julia Mills
Imagine having everything you want.
The job you always dreamt of, a guy that loves you completely and unconditionally just the way you are, and parents you’re not embarrassed to call your own.
Imagine losing it all in the blink of an eye.

TWICE FATED SHIFTER by C.A. Tibbitts
Zane Adams stepped up to take responsibility for his son, Clark. A note was the only warning Zane had to Dixie’s disappearing act. Two years later, when she returns, Zane brings Dixie into his and Clark’s home. There is more to Dixie than meets the eye.

The Vaqud Mate By Shyla Colt
This is a world unlike any we’ve ever known. In exchange for the technology to fix out failing planet, humans have offered up suitable woman to the Vaqud. The humanoid group of aliens were on the verge of dying out due to lack of females for repopulation when they discovered their compatibility to the human race. A deal is struck, and women with the right genetic marker are separated from the rest of the population. This women are raised to be the perfect mate until they are twenty-five, and the claiming process begins.
Kenna is one of the few females who possess the genetic make-up that allows them to breed with the Vaqud. When she turns twenty-five she’s brought to the Claiming she discovers things are not what they appeared to be when she’s paired with Vaqud warriors, Doce and Devass. Their mating might bring more than happiness. It could bring about change.

Sister Witches By K. K Weakley
Lisa Johnson is a witch with a secret. Powerful, beautiful and in love with Veronica Young. Both of the Sisterhood of North America, where unlike Lisa, Veronica longs for a life someplace free of death, furthermore a life free of the Supernatural World. That is until the younger generation of witches begin to go missing. Joining forces alongside werewolf Jimmy Knowles and necromancer Sean Mac Donald, they discover the Sisterhood is malicious from the inside out. Time heals all wounds…Or does it?

Stone Hearts By Diana Marie Dubois
Daphne Lavain lives in the illustrious city of New Orleans and owns a quaint antique shop on Magazine Street. After her husband’s death, she never thought she would find love again. But when her friend Ava convinces her to seek out the Loa Goddess of Love everything changes.
Jasper Lafavre, a 100 year old gargoyle in hiding, stumbles upon Daphne’s antique shop. Inspired by an object in the window, he realizes, he may be able to find love again since the murder of his beloved.

Beautiful Noise By: Tasha Gwartney
Mena has a secret that she must protect with her life. She has finally found someone, Reese, that accepts everything about her. Or so she hopes… But can she trust her instincts when everything around her seems to be falling apart. Mena must make a decision. Trust. Or throw it all away because of the chaos of Beautiful Noise that her life has become.

Better off Sleeping By E. L. R. Jones
Kiya awakens from a coma and remembers nothing about herself or her life. Strange occurrences continue to happen. She finds herself becoming more and more confused by the moment. The man/beast that keeps appearing does nothing, but confuse her more. He says that he is her husband, Phillip Belle, and she is supposedly Aurora Belle.
There is magic in the air. Every time they are near one another, sparks fly. There is a call on the wind and she doesn’t understand any of it. Her heart is torn between what it is that her mind is telling her and what her heart wants. Finding out the state of his life is dependent upon her remembering, isn’t helping speed matters along.

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The TouchStone Family Breast Cancer Awareness Event

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You Are Invited …

Author Sydney Jamesson and Fans of The Story of Us Trilogy, are banding together as a family circle to promote awareness and raise money to fight breast cancer during the month of October, 2014 – BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.This is a cause dear to all of our hearts, since we have all either personally experienced or known someone who has suffered with this dreaded disease. We wish to honor all of those who are fighting it today, those who have fought in in the past and help those who may face it in the future. Some members are participating in various other activities to raise awareness and money to continue the fight against breast cancer. As a fan community – and a family, we are proud to do what we can to support the work of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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Author Sydney Jamesson’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event

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Chrystal Bones by Billie Jo Hanlin

I am so excited to see this book released! Billie is a dear friend and seeing her vision come to life and reach publication seriously puts a smile on my face. I love when authors can realize their dreams. So check it out!

She was the only Chrystal Woman born in two thousand years. Born of legend with the ability feel the emotions of those around her and to hear their every thought with a touch. She was destined to save her dying planet. When she was nine the unthinkable happened and she was presumed dead in a fiery explosion on her first trip into space.
Thrown across the universe, her escape pod landed on a hostile planet where she was captured and held prisoner for two years before she escaped. Hiding among the street kids of Seattle she grew into a strong woman who didn’t trust anyone but her friend and partner Riley and the tiger who had become her constant companion. Together with their unique abilities she and Riley find and return lost and kidnapped children to their loving parents.
All hope was gone for Shillidon until a bizarre series of events led the space ship Trilleion to Earth. Among the crew was her brother Idris, and the man destined to be hers.
Jayden led a small but elite group of men that were called in as a last resort to solve the problems that others created, by any means necessary.
Join Blue and Jayden on their journey to learn to love and trust each other. With danger behind every star will they make it to Shillidon in time to save the dying planet from the Ragillians or will the Ragillians succeed in making sure that this time she stay dead?

 

Closure by Angela Ford – 99 cents! At Amazon! June 4th-6th

Closure – Gripping FBI search grounded by an unrealized love story… Agent Jessica Resario’s compulsion to protect only puts her life into the hands of a serial killer. Escaping to her family beach home, she discovers postcards marked “I Crave You”. Old ghosts, secrets and an inevitable attraction to her boss send her on an emotional roller-coaster.

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Book Spotlight ~ Redemption by Heather Gray

Hello lovelies! I’m so excited to give Heather Gray’s newest release the spotlight today! Isn’t the cover lovely? I know I say that about a lot of covers but seriously, Astraea Press does have some fabulous cover artists! Anyway, take a peak at this fabulous book and be sure to grab a copy if you haven’t already.

Redemption

(Ladies of Larkspur #3)

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Blurb:

Murder, mayhem, marriage, and a horse named Mutiny…

Minnie’s impulsiveness has been getting her into trouble her whole life.  She never expected it to land her on a suspect list for murder, though.  With nothing left but a few trunks of possessions and her own defeat, Minnie leaves San Francisco behind and returns home.  In an effort to protect her family and friends, she keeps them in the dark about the ongoing investigation and the possibility that danger may have followed her to Larkspur.  When events force her to trust someone with her secrets, she turns to the sheriff and finds both a friend and an ally.

It may have been four years since he last saw Minnie, but how could he ever forget her?  When Art finds her sneaking through a back alley in town, he knows something’s wrong.  The once vivacious Minnie is a mere shadow of her former self, all sparkle gone from her eyes. Art knows that time spent with her will be dangerous to his heart, but he can’t turn Minnie away.  Even if it means protecting her from her own impetuous decisions, he vows to keep her safe.

In her attempt to take responsibility for her own choices, Minnie shut out her friends, family, and God.  An unsolved murder isn’t all that’s chasing Minnie, though.  Will she find her way back to the heart of her faith before it’s too late?

 

Excerpt:

August 1882

Minnie needed to get home quickly. It was imperative. William would be displeased if she was away too long. He was not kind when angry.

She rushed around the corner only to be stopped by the familiar sight of police gathered outside the tenement building where she and William rented a room. Given the area they lived in, seeing police was a matter of course. The sheer number of officers present, though, was anything but routine.

At the time she’d married him, Minnie had expected to have a grand life with her husband. She was but the daughter of a small-town mayor, but William, why he was a gifted and recognized journalist. Her dreams of that happy life of travel, investigation, and collaboration had evaporated within their first month of marriage. The wonderful man who had courted her, caressed her with silver-tongued words, and danced into her heart had disappeared.

He’d left in his place a man who was bitter and angry because she, while the daughter of a politician, had no wealth to her name, no grand dowry to finance the illicit habits he had kept from her during their brief courtship. She’d had to adjust to a life far removed from her dreams, a life where the only thing more common than police at their building was the stench of squalor in the air.

Minnie hurried through the gathering of policemen and rushed up the stairs, hoping that William would still be asleep and wouldn’t realize she’d been out. As she approached their room, she saw an officer standing in the hallway by the already-open door to the small space she shared with her husband. “Pardon me, ma’am,” the officer said, “are you Mrs. Drake?”

Nodding, she craned her neck to see around the officer. He tried to block her view, but she caught a peek inside. A strangled gasp escaped her lips. With strength out of place in her small frame, she shoved past the policeman and dashed into their quarters. Her husband of not quite three years, William Drake, lay in a pool of blood, almost unrecognizable. His corpse lay there beaten – nay, bludgeoned – to death. His lifeless eyes stared off into the distance. “W-what happened?” she asked, her voice hoarse.

“Mrs. Drake.” The man speaking wore his somber expression as comfortably as he wore his suit – both were threadbare from too much use. “I need to ask where you’ve been these past two hours.”

Trying desperately to pull her eyes away from her husband’s corpse, she fought to speak. “An errand.” The words felt as if they were being pulled from her throat. “I had an errand to run.”

“Where, Mrs. Drake?”

About a year into their marriage, William had stopped pursuing his journalism career. He was always either deep in his cups or giving up their every possession at the gaming tables. Going to work had become necessary, but she wasn’t sure how she felt about exposing that part of her life to the man in the suit, a virtual stranger. It had been easy enough to step into Will’s shoes and take over his position at the newspaper. She did her writing in secret, and everything was published under the name Will Drake, the byline her husband had used.

Minnie didn’t know how to explain her job to these men without feeling the shame and embarrassment of having to admit both facts – that her husband was a sluggard who’d forced his wife to support him and that most of San Francisco believed her to be a man. Little encouragement was to be found in the stern faces of the officers, and she began to question whether either claim would be believable.

Looking into the eyes of the suited man, she saw something dreadful. Minnie lifted her hand to her throat in foreboding. “You suspect me, then, in my husband’s death.” It wasn’t a question. She could see the truth of it on the detective’s face.

“Answer the question, Mrs. Drake. Where have you been?”

“Everywhere but where I should have been, it would seem,” she said softly.

 

About the Author:

Heather Gray is the author of the Ladies of Larkspur inspirational western romance series, including Mail Order Man, Just Dessert, and Redemption.  Other titles include Ten Million Reasons, His Saving Grace, and Nowhere for Christmas – everything from Regency England to modern-day America.  Aside from a long-standing love affair with coffee, Heather’s greatest joys are her relationships with her Savior and family.  She decided years ago that she’d rather laugh than yell.  This theme is prevalent in her writing where, through the highs and lows of life, her characters find a way to love God, embrace each day, and laugh out loud right along with her.

You can purchase Redemption at these fine retailers (just click on the link):

Amazon  /  Barnes & Noble  /  Smashwords  /  Kobo  /  iTunes

 

Where to Find Heather:

Her Website – http://www.heathergraywriting.com

Her Blog – http://www.heathergraywriting.com/blog

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/heathergraywriting

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/+Heathergraywritingnow

Twitter – http://twitter.com/LaughDreamWrite

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/LaughDreamWrite

 

Today’s the Day!

That’s right folks, today is the day that the first McGregor book makes it’s debut! And to help me celebrate, I’ve invited a few of my dear critique partners to come over and hit me with some questions they were dying to know the answers too. So today I’m being grilled by the lovely Jennifer Shirk, Beth Rhodes, Nina Croft,  Debora Dennis, Megan, and Molly McLain. Careful, this could get dangerous…

Jennifer – What are some of your favorite books to read and why?

Moira – Oh that is tough. I’m a pretty eclectic reader. Sometimes I love to read paranormal romance and urban fantasy. The idea that a world exists where you can run into someone who is something more than they seem, like a vampire or shape shifter, is appealing. But I also really enjoy contemporary romance, because who doesn’t love to read a story that is somewhat of a modern day fairy tale? And mysteries for those moments when I want to immerse myself in an edge of my seat suspense.

Nina – I’m a strong believer in writing what you love. I love horses and I noticed one on your cover. So are you are horse person and if not would you like to be?

Moira – I love horses though I haven’t had the opportunity to ride since I was little and even then, the horse knew that I was afraid and inexperienced. If I had the chance, I would love to be a horse person though! I envy people who can ride and have their own horse!

Beth – If you could take two things and one person on a deserted island, what and who would they be?

Moira- Hmm….two things and one person? That’s really tough. The mom in me wants to fight to take both my kids so I’m going to pretend this happens when they are older and self sustaining. I will say my laptop, cellphone (because I can use it for music and should there be some random cell reception out there, internet), and for the person I think I will take Chris Pine because he’s super easy on the eyes. ;)

Megan – What’s your favorite way to turn around an unproductive/uninspired day? (Writing or otherwise…I have plenty of uninspired days around this place!)

Moira – Oh I can relate. Have plenty myself. Usually, my favorite thing to do is to step away from the computer for a bit, and then put on some music that ties into the book somehow like a little Luke Bryan, Colt Ford, or Thompson Square if I’m working on a contemp western, or if it’s a UF or paranormal I’m working on, then I go with some Linkin Park, Social Distortion, or Flogging Molly. Then I sing, clean, dance, whatever to help clear my head. That’s usually when things start clicking for me and then I’m excited to get back to my computer and the story!

Molly – If your book were a movie, who would you want to play your characters?

Moira – You would ask me such a question. You guys aren’t going easy on me are you? Let’s see…if my book were a movie, I think I would go with Christopher Pine to play Wallace (he just seems like he’d make a good Wallace in my opinion) plus I’m completely enamored with him. Cheyenne is a little more difficult for me to nail down…Ashley Greene or Jillian Murray I think.

Debora – If you were able to have lunch with one of the secondary characters in the book, which one would it by and why?

Moira – Well gee, can’t I sit down with all of them? They all have something that fascinates me and makes me want to know more. No? Okay I would have to say Quinn McGregor. He’s the glue of the McGregor clan and I really want to be able to peel back the layers and see what really makes him tick, what he’s passionate about other than his family, and what makes him happy.

Wow ladies! You really asked me some good questions and I’m so glad y’all stopped by to help me celebrate my book release! It is available from Amazon and Astraea Press.

Now on to the good stuff! For all you lovely readers out there, I have some prizes to give away.Today I will be giving away a grand prize package that will include a $15 gift certificate to Amazon, a $10 Starbucks gift card (because I’m a coffee junkie), an e-Book copy of Anything but Safe. From all the entries received, I will also select five readers that will win a book written by one of the members of my lovely interview panel. Their books range from steamy to sweet and are all enjoyable reads! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below and rack up your chances to win!

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Whatever She’s Got

We are gearing up for the release of the first book in the McGregor series ~ Anything but Safe! We are ten days out and what better way to start off the countdown than with a little country music in honor of this sweet contemporary western romance?

A Little Taste

So Anything but Safe, which is the first story in the McGregor series, is scheduled for release on March 18th, 2014! Yay! So very excited about the release of this story. It is a sweeter romance but it will take you through an emotional journey of heartache, love, and the search for happiness. Today I thought I would share the blurb with you. Ladies and gents, may I introduce you to Wallace McGregor and Cheyenne Murphy?

Anything but Safe Blurb

Wallace “Ace” McGregor ran off to chase the rodeo, but not before playing the knight in shining armor to his best friend Cheyenne Murphy after a tragic assault left her pregnant. With his latest injury leaving his chase for rodeo gold in the dust, he finds himself back home. Haunted by the past and trying to do what he thinks is right, he will have to mend his relationship with the best friend he all but abandoned in her time of need and the older brother he left holding the bag.
Cheyenne Murphy’s life hasn’t been easy. Now the man who’d left her broken and pregnant has re-surfaced and is threatening to destroy the safety and family she’s found at McGregor Ranch. At risk of losing her son and destroying the McGregor family, she will do whatever it takes to ensure they are all safe, even if it means relying on the parents that disowned her.
When everything is on the line, will Wallace and Cheyenne come to realize that in life and love, they are anything but safe?

Head Above Water

Today’s music Monday is brought to you by Theory of a Deadman and my current story, Bewitching Ways. This song is one of Avalynn’s favorites. It is a good one and of course, I do like TOD so it helps. Hope you enjoy. Feels kind of perfect for a Monday too. Bonus!

I’m going to get back to writing. Have a great week everyone!

First Lines Friday

Openings to books can be so difficult to get right, and as an author you feel satisfied with those first few lines, well…that is worth celebrating and sharing. Here are the first few lines to the book I’m currently working on, Bewitching Ways.

Avalynn hated the dead.

Their souls called to her. It was nothing personal against them. She hadn’t known most of them during their lives. It was the audacity of those beyond the grave wanting to communicate with her that she loathed. Yet even with her discomfort in dealing with the dearly departed, she often found comfort in the cemetery. Go figure.