Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In the questions in love and death, where does the truth lie?

Entangled Love by Cait Jarrod
Caitjarrod.com


Available on Ebook, Print, and Audio
Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/mainc ... rs_id=1172
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00KLLIJQA
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iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/entang ... 9113?mt=11


Blurb:
Emma James is on a mission to rebuild her life after the loss of her husband. When her childhood friend offers an innocent getaway to Santa Monica, she accepts thinking fun in the sun will be a great way to start fresh.
Retired professional skateboarder, Ryan Cross is a gorgeous, lovable, ladies’ man. With two skateboard parks and a fat bank account, he’s on top of his game. What could make him happier?
The love of his childhood friend.
Chaos and life-threatening obstacles have Ryan investigating Emma’s husband's death. When he discovers handwritten notes made by her late husband, he learns some friends can't be trusted. They will stop at nothing to get what they want, including putting Emma’s life in danger.

Reviews:
“WOW, you have to read this book! Cait Jarrod holds her readers by the throat, shakes, and confuses them, and just when you THINK figure out who did it, she throws you a curveball!!”
~Amazon reviewer

“ENTANGLED LOVE is a cunning story that leads you on a thrill of a chase to see who’s deceived who, and who will end up capturing Emma’s heart. Fast paced, lots of steam, full of quirky you won’t soon forget, nor is it one you’ll be able to put down.”
~DC Stone, award winning romantic suspense author

“Cait Jarrod’s latest novel has the mandatory sexy hero, strong heroine and great action. Add witty dialogue and loveable side characters with unexpected plot twists and you have another winner. ENTANGLED LOVE is a must-read for every HEA fan in Romantic Suspense. ”
~Aubrey Wynne, author

“Cait Jarrod has created a complicated world of secrets and intrigue that will keep the reader glued to the page. As each secret reveals, the story gets more complex instead of less until everything intertwines and wraps together at the end for a satisfying conclusion. This makes for a fun beach read, keeping you guessing and invested in the characters.”
~Katie O’Sullivan, author

“This book was so well written with many surprising twists that you won’t want to put it down because you will want to find out what happens next and what new characters will show up. Entangled Love impressed me in having everything! It has action, romance, humor and drama.

The characters are extremely well developed so you can’t help but like them. I especially liked Ryan. What a guy! Not only was he attractive and successful in his business, but was kind and compassionate. Perfect! The secondary characters added a lot to the suspense but Ryan’s butler, Niles, was hysterical! I liked that not all the characters were good guys. Warren was very bad, but this, again, helped the story be so interesting.”
~Amazon reviewer


Interview with Ryan Cross:
Today, I’m speaking with retired skateboarder, Ryan Cross to see if he’d be willing to be the hero of my upcoming book, Entangled Love.
We agreed to meet at a quaint bar not far from his home. Rudy’s, a log building with surrounding acreage, the structure looks like it belongs in the country instead of the metropolis of Los Angeles. Several tables are full. I decide to sit at the bar.
A barrel-chested man walks over to me and places a cocktail napkin on the counter. “Hello, there.” A smile stretches across his face. The man looks more like a football player than a bartender. Despite his overwhelming size, he makes me feel welcome and lessens the nervousness I always feel before asking someone if they want to open up their life for the world to read.
“What may I get you?”
I’m thinking beer, but would wine be more appropriate? Maybe I shouldn’t drink at all? Heck, who am I kidding? I’d love a beer. “Blue Moon, thank you.”
“Put her beer on my tab. I’d like a Corona,” a baritone voice booms from behind me.
A golden-haired man with intriguing green eyes stretches out his hand. “Ryan Cross.”
The bartender, standing a few inches taller than Ryan, eyes him, nods, and walks away without responding.
I accept Ryan’s hand. “Cait Jarrod. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
“You, too.”
The bartender returns with the order and places the drinks in front of us before moving to help another customer, still not speaking. Odd.
“So, you want to do a story about me?”
“Yes. I’ve read about you on the internet, see that you have skateboarding parks and you do charity work.”
“Is that all you’ve read?”
I wonder if he’s referring to the multiple pictures of him with different women. “Just about, yes.”
He hesitates, so I add, “I thought you’d be the perfect hero for an upcoming book – a charming, generous athlete who gives back to his community. Perfect.”
The bartender scuffs and pushes through the swinging doors.
“Didn’t you say the story was for a romance?”
I hadn’t decided on a specific category, maybe contemporary or romantic suspense. My fingers will decide as the story develops. No matter what, the plot will be an engaging love story. “Yes, romance.”
He laughs. “You haven’t seen the photos on the internet. No woman is pictured with me twice.” He pauses, wipes his face, and swallows some beer. “Almost no one.”
I saw the images of him and a beautiful, blue-eyed blonde. She’s gorgeous enough to be an actress while having the down-home presence of being your best friend. Someone you’d instantly like.
The expression on his face stops me from inquiring more. “There’s always hope,” I say tongue and cheek. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that.”
He raised a hand. “No. No worries.
I cringe. The conversation isn’t going in the direction I want it to. “Yes, but I didn’t mean to imply.”
He sighed. “The thing is you’re right.”
“Then I have your permission?”
“You do. I just hope you get the story you’re after.”
I let out a breath. For a minute, I thought he’d say no. I have my next story. “Thank you.”

Releasing soon: Triple Jeopardy

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Catch Me If You Can in Lobster Cove

Lobster Cove is a fictional small town on the coast of Maine. It is quaint and quirky with a colorful history, a friendly population of charming residents, and a vibrant tourist business. It is home to research scientists and small shop owners, grumpy cops and sassy chefs. Back in the day, it was a bustling fishing town and home to many immigrants, from both the state cabins and the lowest decks.


The bodies of three missing women are found in Lobster Cove. Sheriff Lynn Lawton has no leads, and not enough staff to handle the investigation.  When help arrives in the form of FBI Special Agent Jake Mackenzie, more than Lynn's job is at stake.

Jake never understood what happened between himself and Lynn fifteen years ago.  To him, it was more than a summer romance.  He loved her deeply, but she let him go to pursue his dream career in law enforcement. Now he's returned to sell his family's vacation home and cut his ties to Lobster Cove for good.

Will Lynn be able to keep him from learning the secret she's hidden from an entire town, or will Jake unwittingly leave her and their love behind a second time?


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Rating: Sweet
Page Count: 134
Word Count: 31900
978-1-62830-507-4   Digital

Excerpt:

Her eyes stopped on a tall, dark-haired man striding through the crowd with a confidence she remembered all too well. Her heart stopped. When he got to the rope, he lifted it, then looked at her as he came her way. Her deputy tried to stop him. When the man held up an ID, Luther stepped back.

She took a ragged breath. Her fists clenched at her side as he headed straight at her.

He couldn’t be here. Not now. Not ever. He was part of her past. He’d made sure of that.

It took him a minute to get to her. She spent every second willing her heart to still, her anger to subside. His ID was still in his hand. He was working out of the New York office, but she didn’t want him to know she knew that. Or that she looked him up at odd hours of the night when she couldn’t sleep.

“How did you manage to get this case?” she asked when he came within hearing distance.

“Lucky, I guess.”

If her heart had hammered before it was nothing compared to what it was doing now. It thundered in her chest until she could barely take a breath.

Of all the people in the world, the one she never wanted to see again stood in front of her, a polite smile frozen on his lips, questions in his deep blue eyes. He was bigger than when she knew him. Except for the few lines around his eyes, fifteen-plus years looked good on him.

She took a long silent breath. Jake Mackenzie had broken her heart years ago. How would she get through this without him uncovering more than a killer?


She broke out in a cold sweat that had nothing to do with the corpse at her feet.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Jai Elle Mitchell: Author Spotlight - Kai Elle Wheeler

Jai Elle Mitchell: Author Spotlight - Kai Elle Wheeler: I'm going in a new direction, well for this week. On my facebook page Buy the Series , I've published several reviews. So this week,...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Character Interview with Beth Kennedy by Chrys Fey

Chrys: For this interview I will silence the pounding rains and still the gale force wind to talk to Beth Kennedy, the heroine of Hurricane Crimes.

Hurricane Sabrina is a category 5 beast, so, first, I want to see how you’re fairing, Beth.

Beth: I guess you could say I’m fairing. Considering. It is nasty outside! I don’t think my house is going to last much longer. Pine trees are falling down, and mailboxes and stop signs are being ripped out of the ground. I wish I could see outside but all of my windows are tightly boarded. For all I know, my house is the last one standing on the block!

Chrys: What did you do to prepare for the hurricane?

Beth: I boarded up all the windows, a precaution I wish I had been more liberal about, but I can’t change that now. I also stocked up on water, snacks and first-aid kit supplies, which came in handy because both of us have needed patching up.

Chrys: Um . . . both?

Beth: Oh yeah! I’m not alone anymore. I risked life and limb, literally, to save a man who may yet kill me.

Chrys: Why in the world would he kill you?

Beth: Because he probably is a murderer! And we’re trapped together. Nothing good ever comes out of being stuck with a stranger in conditions like this.

Chrys: Can you tell us about him? Whoever he is?

Beth: His name is Donovan Goldwyn. I don’t know much about him right now, but I suppose I can give you a description. He has chocolate-brown hair and violet eyes. The combination is powerful. Then when you add his great body into the mix, you have a triple threat. He’s mysterious, hot and athletic, which makes him lethal. A killer can easily disguise his dark side with good looks.

Chrys: Where is Donovan?

Beth: In the kitchen getting ice for my shoulder, so keep your voice down! He doesn’t know I’m talking to you.

Chrys: *whispers* Despite your claim that he’s dangerous, and a danger to you, it sounds like you find him attractive.

Beth: If I didn’t find him attractive, I’d question my sanity. Actually . . . since I think he’s a killer and I find him attractive maybe I should be questioning my sanity.

Chrys: Well, I guess it’s time for a change of subject. If tonight were a normal Friday night, what would you be doing?

Beth: I’d be having a cocktail with a few of my friends from my self-defense classes. They are an amazing bunch. Then I’d come home, take a bubble bath, and relax in bed while penning a poem or two about my day.

Chrys: Sounds great. And if you were on a date with a certain someone with violet eyes, what would it be like?

Beth: *squints suspiciously* I don’t like what you’re hinting at, but I’ll play along. My ideal date would be a fun beach day. Sun, salty waves and scantily-clad bodies—What more could you want when you live in Florida?

Chrys: Because I hear Donovan returning I’ll ask one last question. Do you have any regrets?

Beth: Right now, I have a ton of them! I regret not finding some way to leave Florida. I regret rescuing Donovan even though I would’ve regretted it if I didn’t. And I regret the kiss.

Chrys: Kiss. What kiss?!

Beth: Oh, no! You said the regret question would be the last one.

Chrys: And that is my current regret. Thank you for your time, Beth, and I wish you the best of luck with Hurricane Sabrina . . . and Donovan.

Beth: Thanks, I’ll need it!


Chrys Fey's eBook, Hurricane Crimes, was published by The Wild Rose Press. They will also be publishing her novella, 30 Seconds, on September 10th. Her flash fiction has appeared in Suspense Magazine, Freedom Fiction Journal, and Inner Sins magazine. Her blog, Write with Fey, is dedicated to helping and inspiring writers.

Blog: http://www.writewithfey.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com.chrysfey

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Novel Adventure by: Robena Grant

Do you like to walk the terrain of your book? To me there is nothing quite like exploring the location and setting for a novel. I like to capture the sounds, smells, and the local dialect. Come on along with me and explore the setting for my romantic suspense: Gone Tropical.

It’s the northernmost part of Queensland, Australia, or what the Aussie’s call it: Far North. If you fly into Cairns international airport you’ll then drive north to the fascinating Daintree rainforest, Cape Tribulation, and on to historic Cooktown. Go even further north you’ll get to Cape York Peninsula. This is called The Tip. It’s a stone’s throw from Papua New Guinea.

As you travel up the coast from Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef and its gorgeous islands will be to the east, inland there’s the Atherton Tableland, and further west the outback. My Aussie siblings, and my mom, stayed with me at an isolated lodge in the rainforest. It’s fabulous country where cell phones don’t often work, some roads require a 4WD, it’s hot and steamy and you’ll almost always need a hat. Insects, snakes, flies, jelly fish, stingrays, crocodiles, mosquitos, and an odd cyclone or two might stir your imagination. I know they all stirred mine. What an adventure. A perfect place to put a young American woman tracking a thieving ex-husband, and a P.I. sent to protect her.

If you’re looking for a romantic setting to warm your heart, and your toes, curl up with this romantic suspense/adventure and fall a little bit in love with Jake Turner. : ) Available as an eBook in all formats, and in print (not Jake, just the book.) http://amzn.com/B00HJE3UAC

But first, lunch:

Robena Grant
www.robenagrant.com


Monday, August 04, 2014

Welcome to Lobster Cove


Lobster Cove is a fictional small town on the coast of Maine. It is quaint and quirky with a colorful history, a friendly population of charming residents, and a vibrant tourist business. It is home to research scientists and small shop owners, grumpy cops and sassy chefs. Back in the day, it was a bustling fishing town and home to many immigrants, from both the state cabins and the lowest decks.


Our First release, Juelle's Legacy is available today.

  After an accident puts Juelle McClintock’s husband, Sebastian, in a coma, she’s left to care for her small daughter on her own—and to deal with the guilt over her plan to divorce him. When Juelle is faced with the decision of whether to remove his life support, her grief-stricken mother-in-law calls her a murderer. Matters become more complicated when Hunter McClintock arrives in town, claiming to be Sebastian’s half-brother.

Hunter McClintock is summoned from Hawaii for the reading of his father’s will—a father he never knew. Despite his qualms of dredging up bitter emotions, he goes to Lobster Cove, Maine, and walks head-first into a hornet’s nest, and a beautiful, sexy, grieving widow who is married to his half-brother.

An unexpected stipulation is revealed at the reading of the Will, and Hunter and Juelle are faced with decisions that will alter their destinies. Will Juelle’s legacy complicate her life further, or lead to the contentment and love she deserves?



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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Novel with a Twenty year Gestation period by: Gail MacMillan

I've always been fascinated by the history of my region of Northern New Brunswick. After writing two history books about the area and numerous magazine articles, I decided I had to capture the area's colorful past in fiction. I set out to tell the story of what happened to the Miramichi Valley when, in the 1840's , steamships were rapidly replacing the graceful windjammers, the construction of which was a major industry for residents. I'd barely begun my epic when I returned to 9 to 5 work to help support the family. Then I embarked on getting my university degree. And along the way, I still managed to write several hundred magazine articles and stories as well as three less ambitious romance novels.

Finally I graduated from university the same year that my eldest daughter received her degree in education. Not satisfied, I went on to do post graduate work at the University of Western Ontario in expository and narrative writing. Through it all I kept working on the labor of love that was my historical epic.

Eventually it was finished and I sent it off to an agent. She didn't reply for some time but months later sent a note saying she'd taken the novel to England because she thought a publisher there might be a fit. When it wasn't, she abandoned the manuscript. A second agent was enthusiastic at the start but eventually vanished, manuscript and all. Discouraged, I put the manuscript in a drawer.

Some years later I began working with editors at The Wild Rose Press. I mentioned my abandoned manuscript to one of them and she asked to see it. Now it had been written largely in pre-computer days so that meant I had to re-type all 150,000 words into e-mailable form. I'm nothing if not determined so I set to the task. Months and several severe edits later, my story finally appeared under the title of "Shadows of Love."

It had been twenty years start to finish and I'm not sure I'd have the stamina to do it all again. But I am happy to see finally out in the light of day.

Gail MacMillan
http://www.gailmacmillan.ca
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