Friday, February 29, 2008

Broken Hero out now in ebook!

My WWII romance is now released in ebook!

Blurb
Audrey Pearson’s life changed dramatically when WWII broke out and her large home, Twelve Pines on the East Yorkshire coast, became a convalescence home for wounded soldiers. Her life is no longer lavish with entertainment, beautiful clothes and surrounded by a loving family. Soldiers, physically and mentally wounded now fill her home. The smell of disinfectant replaces her mother’s perfume and gone are the friends and acquaintances - instead nurses roam the hallways.
Captain Jake Harding, a doctor training in psychiatry arrives at Twelve Pines. Audrey immediately finds herself attracted to the Captain, but he is remote towards her. Puzzled by his cold behaviour, Audrey tries to learn more about the handsome Captain. He reveals that he’s lost a wife and baby in childbirth and refuses to ever remarry. However, despite this, Audrey believes she can change his mind and make him aware he doesn’t have to spend his life alone.
The ice around Jake’s heart begins to melt. For years he has rejected the possibility of finding love again because of the pain it caused him before, but the beautiful Audrey shows him her love and she needs someone to love her in return.
Could he honestly walk away from her, from the love that could be his?

Excerpt--
“Can we go for a walk down to the beach?” Lucy asked, flipping the bed sheet up and then pulling it down tight.
Audrey pushed a pillow into a clean pillowcase and sighed. “I don’t know if I can today. Val is having problems with one of the nurses, and—”
“They aren’t your responsibility. You do enough, we all do enough! Blasted army, blasted war.” Lucy gave the sheet a vicious tug. “I’m so tired of it. I want some fun.”
“Lucy—”
“Oh, I just remembered. I forgot to tell you yesterday that there’s a dance on in Brid this Saturday. You’ll come with me, won’t you? Please?”
“We don’t have enough petrol rations to get to Fraisthorpe, never mind Bridlington.”
Lucy grinned. “All sorted. Owen said he’ll drive us in the old cart.”
“The farm cart?” Audrey laughed. “You’ll not be fit to be seen after traveling in a cart.”
“We’ll sweep it out and put blankets in.” Shrugging, Lucy placed the thin green blanket on the end of the bed. “Do say yes, Aud. I’m desperate for a dance. You adore jitterbugging and you’re so good at it. I do hope there’ll be a few Americans in town, they dance so much better than English men.”
“Any man is preferable rather than dancing with other women, as we’ve had to do before.”
“Yes, but that was over a year ago. Now we have so many soldiers based in this area. I heard the Scottish lancers are in town or coming or something.” Lucy spun around. “Men everywhere. I can’t wait.”
“Well, I’ll see. If Valerie doesn’t need me, perhaps.”
Lucy squealed and jumped over the bed to hug and kiss her. A discreet cough separated them and they turned to find Captain Harding lounging in the doorway, smiling at them in his quiet manner. Audrey’s heart did a spin, as it always did whenever she heard or saw him. In the last week, she’d made sure never to be alone with the doctor, not wanting to give him the slightest reason to even think she saw him as anything other than an army doctor here to do a job.
She forced herself to act normal, sophisticated. “Captain Harding, can we be of help?”
His blue eyes held hers for a fraction longer before he straightened. “Yes, Miss Pearson. Sister Lewis was looking for you, as we believe we need another room for Lieutenant Nielson. Unfortunately his nightmares are keeping the rest of the men in his room awake. Is it possible to prepare another room?”
Audrey frowned, she too had heard the poor solider screaming at night, his cries for them to take cover echoed around the house. “Certainly, Captain Harding. Regrettably, my Father believes the rear parlor has some dampness, perhaps there’s a leak in the roof, and we need to fix that before the room is used again.”
“I see.” He rubbed his chin, frowning. “I’d prefer to keep Nielson in his room, as he’s familiar with it, and move the other two men out.”
“We could use Sister Lewis’ office and move everything in there into the drawing room. The office isn’t large but it’ll fit two beds in it.”
“But the officers use the drawing room, Audrey.” Lucy said.
“The officers will simply have to use the dining room and conservatory for their recreational pursuits.” Audrey stepped towards the door.
“Yes, I agree. Sounds like an excellent plan.” Captain Harding didn’t move to let her pass and she stopped to stare at him. “I was wondering Miss Pearson…”
Her mouth dried. “Yes?”
“I overheard you and your sister,” he shot a look at Lucy, “about your forthcoming dance and I was wondering—”
“Do you wish to go with us, Captain?” Lucy asked, her eyes bright. “And dance the jitterbug with Audrey? She’s ever so good.”
Audrey swallowed, knowing her cheeks flamed. A night of dancing with the handsome Captain? She felt light-headed at the thought.
He laughed softly. “I’m afraid not, Miss Pearson, but I do think it would be beneficial for some of the patients, if they could accompany you? A few of them are in desperate need of some semblance of normality. It helps their healing to remember and experience activities that are good fun and have no connection to war and death…”
“Oh yes!” Lucy clapped. “We never get enough men at these dances. Most of the time we have to dance with other women. What a brilliant idea, Captain.”
“Are-are they well enough to attend?” Audrey murmured, continually saddened by the fine men who were staying at Twelve Pines. They suffered such misery. A couple of officers, Johnson and Price, had changed dramatically since arriving and would happily chat and help around the house. There were others though that still kept apart and were quiet, refusing to discuss what they’d experienced.
“I would say three or four of them, yes. Not the men who arrived with me, obviously, but the others are ready for a little light entertainment. It’ll do them good before they return to the front.”
“They leave soon?” For some reason she couldn’t look at him, frightened, she supposed. Frightened he would see something in her face, the emotion she felt being near him. What a shame the good-looking doctor wasn’t coming with them. She could smell the subtle shaving cologne he wore, a mixture of sandalwood and something else she couldn’t name.
“Yes. Jamieson, Winthrop, Fielding and Battersby all leave a week on Friday. They’ve passed their assessments.”
She nodded and took a step, wanting to be gone from the room, from him and from the emotions warring in her. “I’ll go find Sister Lewis.”
“Miss Pearson?”
Side-by-side in the doorway they faced each other. Audrey’s head only reached his shoulder. She stared at the shining buttons on his uniform, not trusting herself to look up at him. “Yes, Captain?”
“On second thought, I think I might accompany the men to the dance.”
She glanced at him, her eyes wide and the difficulty to swallow occurred again. “Very well…”
“Just in case the men need me, of course,” he whispered.
Audrey’s skin tingled as though he had caressed her. “Of course…”

Buy the ebook of Broken Hero here-
http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=735&zenid=6f9a68b05b69323373c112229f739547

Paperback available in April.

Regards, Anne.~
http://www.annewhitfield.com
Broken Hero, Her Shadowed Heart and Woodland Daughter, all released soon!

Love, Texas Style

On behalf of the Love, Texas Style authors, we're proud to announce today's Wild Rose Press e-book release of our Texas-themed anthology. From contemporary to historical, paranormal to romantic suspense, there's something here for everyone who'd like a taste of romance in the Lone Star State.

The Double-Dog-Dare Dance by Nancy Connally
The Ring by Christine Crocker
The Rancher's Wife by Jen Fitzgerald
A Lady in Deed by Nikki Hollaway
Someone to Run To by Mary Malcolm
The Lost Highway by L.A. Mitchell
Shotgun Seduction by Angi Morgan
My Love Dropped In at the Drop Your Doggie Inn by Gina Lee Nelson
Reclaiming Tess by Beth Shriver
Prickly Heat by Marty Tidwell
Wallflowers by Marty Tidwell
Bounty Hunting, Texas Style by Arline Todd

To read blurbs about all the stories, visit here. All proceeds from the sale of this anthology return to the North Texas Romance Writers of America in the form of a scholarship.


Thanks so much and Happy Leap Day!
L.A. Mitchell
The Lost Month of Giveaways Contest

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Riches is coming

Hello!

I just signed with Wild Rose Press to publish RICHES. It's a romance/suspense novel set in the tropical paradise of Guam. This is my first posting. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sex, Lies and DVDs is OUT!

Hi! I wanted to announce my latest release, Sex Lies and DVDs. If you like your stories short, hot and steamy this ones for you.

Paige Knowles is fed up with her boring existence. Tonight she intends to shed her old life and her virginity by hiring a male escort. The man who appears at her door to initiate her in the art of sex and pleasure is any woman’s carnal fantasy. Little does she know the man is no escort, but a stranger hell bent on uncovering her secrets.

FBI agent, Ryan White, has one job—to investigate Paige’s involvement in an internet, piracy ring. But when he shows up at her front door, he instigates a chain reaction of lust and longing. His unquenchable thirst for her forbidden lips and lush, sinful body jeopardizes not only the investigation and his career but…his heart.



Only $3.00 at The Wild Rose Press.

Lynne Logan

Friday, February 22, 2008

New cover and book trailer for my soon to be released One Enchanted Summer

I've just completed my final edits on my Vintage Rose Time-travel One Enchanted Summer and was thrilled to pieces when I got my cover yesterday. Didn't Nicola do a fantasy job with it? I love ... Love ... Love that gorgeous fender strat guitar with Deana's gold dragonstone amulet draped over the knobs :-)! And now that I got my cover, I had to make a book trailer to go with One Enchanted Summer.

It took me a while to find the right music, but I love the sexy guaitar solo. It just sounded like something my rock and roll/ super sexy spy would play :-D. I'll post more info on my release date as soon as I know it.
Oh and I'll be having an author's day at the Romance Bistro After Yahoo group on Saturday March 1st. Since it's Ohio's birthday, I'll be sharing a little Ohio history along with excerpts and fun stuff. Hope to see all my TWRP friends there ;-D.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

OUT OF LIMBO


Can I say it feels delicious to be publshed? Well, I just did and yes it feels great to be out of limbo. And if that wasn't good enough I just received my very first review on The Good, The Bad, The Unread.

You can read it here.

SQUEEE!

Melissa Blue and I'm out.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New Story Coming


My new romance story, End of a String is due for release on April 9, 2008. The woman and jukebox on the cover represent the time period but neither occur in the story. Slim Canton meets Natalie Adams, a beautiful sorority girl who is an electrical engineering major, brilliant and not interested in associating with Slim. She relents and helps him with calculus. Slim stumbles onto their mutual interest, roller skating. Although Natalie has had a whole string of boy friends, she proclaims in the closing page that Slim is the end of the string. Slim couldn't be happier.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Quick Update - Advance Review For Hurricane Breeze

I found this advance review this morning.

Grade A from Simply Romance Reviews

Carter and Tiffany are believable loveable characters with all their faults ... The steamy sex scenes will leave you breathless. This book is for anyone who tries and succeeds of breaking out their own self-imposed exile and finds their heart’s desire.

Whitney

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Counting down to Hurricane Breeze


Hurricane Breeze has a release date of February 20th. Here's the blurb:

Carter Worthington (the Fourth) is the kind of man whose schedule is laid out in fifteen minute increments, while Tiffany wouldn't know what to do with a day planner if she owned one.

Carter thinks he's happy, tucked away in a quiet Florida neighborhood, where nobody knows his alter ego is novelist Grant Gardner, and he's content to keep it that way. But when a hurricane blows Tiffany Breeze into his sheltered universe, he must deal with his past, overcome his fears and decide if he's spent his life existing instead of living. Is he willing to leave the emotional safety of his orderly existence to experience the highs, knowing he'll also have to face the lows?

Read an excerpt at my website

Friday, February 15, 2008

Devil's Dance is released today!



Greetings everyone! If you are looking for something to steam up your weekend, my latest Scarlet Rosebud is out on general release today! I'm so excited!

Blurb:

How far would you go to fulfill every sexual desire?

As a sex therapist, Tessa Connelly is no na├»ve wallflower when it comes to sins of the flesh. Listening to her patients deepest, darkest desires, she knows there is something missing from her own mundane sex life. That something is a dominant, alpha male. Tessa’s most secret desire is to lose some of her tightly held control and be dominated by a handsome hunk.


Her devilishly handsome hunk appears in the form of Luc Campbell. After a chance meeting he offers her a deal - one month of sexual mastery. In return all she has to do is be his willing partner in anything he has to give her.

But accepting the offer from a green eyed devil is just the first step of her journey…

http://www.thewildrosepress.com/wilderroses/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=601&zenid=3f4c8ae048ed295b69842243081eaca6

Happy Friday!

Scarlett

Amazing Cover Art For Journey's End!!!!

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I am just blown away by the cover for Journey's End which is the thirteenth and final installment of the Legacy of the Celtic Brooch Series at The Wild Rose Press! RJ Morris designed the cover and she did such an AMAZING job on it!!! Thank you so much, RJ!!! You have blessed me with a most beautiful cover!
I'm off to stare at it some more!

~Marly

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's wonderful to see so many new blooms in The Wild Rose Press garden!

Even the newest bud probably knows Halloween is the official date for appreciating our wonderful editors. I've always thought Valentine's Day was the perfect time to recognize how hard WRP editors work to be sure readers see only our very best work.

So ... here's a huge bouquet of virtual roses, a box of sinfully delicious but calorie-free cyber chocolates, and a great big THANK YOU for Roseann Armstrong!

I didn't forget the rest of you.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Susanne Rose

Here's a quick excerpt from my Valentine story, "Lucki in Love."

I never had a chance to glance at the newspaper before I grabbed my pepper spray and headed for Dan's Diner, so I couldn't have told anybody the date even if it meant winning ten million dollars in the multistate lottery. All those fire-engine red ties and pink blouses should have given me a clue, but I didn't figure out it was Valentine's Day until Cupid walked in.

http://tinyurl.com/2wlc43 "Lucki In Love," a Wild Rose Press Champagne Rosette

http://tinyurl.com/33ndbl "The Christmas Promise," a Wild Rose Press Champagne RosetteKeep the spirit of the holidays going strong and take advantage of this bonus offer: Just send an e-mail to the author: Susannerose@wildrosepublishing.com) with "The Christmas Promise" in the Subject Line. You'll have to read the story first so you can identify the secret recipe when you send your e-mail. Santa will send you a copy of the secret recipe.

http://tinyurl.com/3d2gsc "Forever Love," a Wild Rose Press Champagne Rosette

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"Cat in the Mist" Release Day!

Cat in the MistToday is the big day! "Cat in the Mist" is finally here! I'm so excited, I just can't tell you. "Cat in the Mist" was years in the making, and not just because the production cycle was long, either. This was one of the first few stories I'd started, but it didn't really click until years later when I added the paranormal element. If you love a good mystery with a sexy alpha hero, I think you'll really enjoy "Cat in the Mist."

What makes "Cat in the Mist" so special to me is that it's set in my old hometown (although things have been slightly fictionalized). I still miss Redlands, California sometimes, but we writers are lucky in that we get to go wherever we want whenever we want, just by taking our characters there. I've been back to Redlands, out to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a visit to a ginormous log home mansion, I've lived in a close-knit community in a small town in the mountains of North Carolina, and I've chased down a killer in the Bahamas. It can be exciting and scary, and most of the time it's just plain fun.

I hope you'll come with me to Redlands, California to take in the charm of a historic railroad town and to solve the mystery of an old man's murder. I promise you'll meet some very interesting people... and some very interesting... uh... pseudo-people.

Different Color Roses

With Valentine’s Day only a day away, I thought I would refresh everyone’s memory on what the different colors of roses mean. You don’t want to send the wrong impression.

Red Roses say, "I love you." And are the ultimate symbol of romance and enduring passion.

Pale Pink Roses imply grace, gentleness and joy.

Light Pink Roses express a sense of fun, happiness, and whimsy.

Deep Pink Roses say, "Thank you."

Lilac Roses indicate the sender fell in love at first sight with the recipient and is enchanted.

Because the meaning for lilac roses aren’t as widely known, it’s best to send a card with them.

White Roses symbolize truth and innocence. They also send other messages like, "I miss you," and "You’re heavenly."

Coral Roses express one thing through their color, desire.

Peach Roses signify appreciaation, gratitude, modesty, and also can convey sympathy.

Orange Roses communicate enthusiasm, desire and fascination on the part of the sender.

Yellow Roses indicate friendship and freedom, not a sign of love.

A Dead Rose, regardless of original color, says "It’s over."

Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day.

Tina Gayle
www.tinagayle.net

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Need to Recapture the Muse?


Recapturing the Muse


Here was an interesting exercise we did in writing with my local romance writer’s chapter this past weekend. Each member brought in a sack of six items and then we passed them around. We had fifteen minutes to write a story, then share with the group. After we finished this, we had time enough to write a new story, swapping our goodies with another member. Ironically, we all had an easier time coming up with the first story. It was as if our minds were still hooked on the earlier story, and we had to shift gears too quickly to come up with a new story.

How else can you encourage your muse to jump into a creative writing exercise?

Begin a sentence: The cop pulled over the pickup, expecting to give a warning for a blinking taillight, but as he approached the back, the odor from the bed of the truck nearly knocked him off his feet.

Now, everyone can come up with a story, and as vast as writers’ backgrounds are, you can be sure everyone will create a unique tale.

Or start out with a prompt: If I had a million dollars, I would…

Or take a well-known fairytale and have everyone turn it into something different, different ending, maybe the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella has ulterior motives, maybe it’s set on Mars…

Writing exercises like this can help stimulate your muse. Brainstorming can too. With others or on your own, come up with twenty ways to solve a problem, or create a motivation, or a goal for your characters. By digging deeper, we can come up with twists and turns we might not have thought of initially.

So if you're stuck, get creative! Recapture your muse!


Terry Spear


Relative Danger, a romantic Agatha Christie kind of mystery, TBA
Author of Heart of the Wolf, Don't Cry Wolf, Winning the Highlander's Heart, The Vampire...In My Dreams

Twas the Night Before Valentine's Day...


...and Melody Sweet had a secret!


Bonbons & Truffles tells the story of lonely chocolatier Melody Sweet and her Valentine's Day surprise. It is a Wild Rose Press best seller and recently received two great reviews from the Long & Short of It and Night Owl Romance. If you read Bonbons before Valentine's Day, you could win a gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press store in my contest. Check out my website at http://www.teriwilson.net/ for links to the reviews and the details for the contest. It is simple to win!




Here is a little nibble:


Filled to the brim with joy, Melody danced and twirled down the cobblestone path leading up to the chocolate shop with Bonbon prancing tiny circles around her feet. Melody halted, tumbling the puppy in a heap beside her.


Her eyes grew wide as she stared at a huge bouquet of daisies wrapped with a pink satin ribbon lying on the steps of her shop. “Where in the world did these come from?” Melody muttered.


Bonbon cocked her head to one side at the sound of her voice.


After looking over her shoulder for mysterious daisy-carrying strangers lurking in the shadows, Melody scooped up the flowers and walked up the wooden steps to her apartment. While Melody found a vase for the daisies, Bonbon busied herself exploring her new home. With lingering anticipation, Melody unwrapped the fragrant bundle to find a small pink envelope buried among the green foliage.


“Great! Now we’ll have an answer to the daisy mystery.” Even though this was Melody’s first night as a pet owner, she found talking to her new puppy very natural.


Bonbon watched Melody open the tiny envelope with big puppy eyes. Melody let out a squeal and Bonbon scampered away. The small card was written in precise, careful handwriting.


Chocolate Girl,
I hope you have a happy sweetheart’s day.
You looked radiant this afternoon.
Shy Boy

Melody’s trance was interrupted by the unmistakable sound of crunching. A tell-tale petal poked out of Bonbon’s lips. “You naughty puppy!”


Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Valentine's


I'm so excited! Cupid's Dilemma is out and ready for you to have a fun and romatic read. Don't you just love this cover!!

Here is the buy link. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=715&zenid=70356b06d32eb3baea15e812010d8044

Enjoy! I hope each and all have a wonderful Valentine's Day this year!


Hugs,

Mia Romano

Sunday, February 10, 2008

"A Sigh of Love" is on the Virtual Bookshelves!




"A Sigh of Love" is on the virtual bookshelves! And here is a quick blurb:
Abbie is on her way to Anchorage, Alaska to meet George whom she has been corresponding by telephone for the past three months. George has repeatedly asked her to come up to Alaska for a visit so they can meet in person. Call her crazy, but Abbie makes airline reservations to fly from her home in Seattle up to Anchorage to meet George. She’s lonely. Why shouldn’t she make a mad romantic dash up to the last frontier to meet a man? She’ll just ignore the practicality and logistics of a long-distance relationship. When she calls George to let him know her arrival time, he chooses that awful moment to let Abbie know that he thinks they don’t have much in common after all and she should cancel her plane reservations. Abbie is stunned, humiliated and ashamed of the lonely desperation that drove her to make nonrefundable airline reservations to Alaska.

What to do? Abbie decides to go to Alaska anyway. A grouchy and depressed Abbie meets Tom on the plane, a tall, handsome anthropology professor who happens to be half Native Alaskan and half Caucasian. As the plane flies north, Tom and Abbie discover a mutual attraction. By flight’s end, Abbie is completely enamored of the stranger, and she doubts her judgment, perhaps even her sanity, as she finds herself falling again for yet another Alaskan male...until George shows up, that is.
Buy Links:
The Wild Rose Press
Amazon Kindle
In celebration, I'm holding a contest on my web site at http://www.bessmcbride.com/ Watch the book trailer for "A Sigh of Love" and answer the question, "What does the handsome Native Alaskan man say?" E-mail me at bessmcbride@gmail.com and I will put you in the drawing for a free download of the book. The deadline is March 8, 2008.
I hope you enjoy!
Bess McBride

Saturday, February 09, 2008

February 8

Hi all,
Something wrong in the universe when I have to go to school and watch kids eat lunch when my own son is home with a snow day.
Yes in snowy Ontario we had two in a row.
Kids had fun
Parents not so much.
More snow on the way.
Yikes

6 DAYS LEFT IN LIMBO


Yup, I'm still unpublished, but the closer D-day gets here the more I break out in sweats and not the kind that make the swishing sound when you walk. I've heard your release date is great, but anti-climatic. I've heard some stalk their publisher's website just to see their cover on the lastest release page. (Me, noooo, I have no intention of doing that.)Since the only plans I have are to go out to celebrate with friends the next day I've been slowly losing my mind. Here's an example of a typical moment in my brain.

Oh, dear god, dear god. My books coming out soon.

YaY!

What if no one buys it?

I have a book coming out. YAY!

What if only my mother buys it.

Well, it is a sale. Yay!

I need to do my hair.

Oh, dear god, dear god.

I'm going to be published. YaY!


On and on it goes. Publishing Limbo isn't for wussies, but somebody, please, take me out of my misery/uncontrollable joy.

Anyway, check out my blog to see that I'm actually your standard, abnormal writer, and about my month long contest. Or check out my webiste to read an excerpt of How Much You Want to Bet? Or a free story The Sixteen Year Itch. Okay, I'm done now.

Save a writer, buy a book

~Melissa Blue~

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Valentine's Day Contest - Come Join the Fun!

To celebrate *heart* day next week, I'm inviting you to participate in my blog giveaway contest!

The Rules:
1. Read my featured author interview at The Romance Studio this month.
2. Answer the questions below and email the answers to allieb@allieboniface.com.
3. That's it! I'll toss all the entries with the correct answers into a box, draw one name, and announce the winner on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2008 ~ next Thursday.

The Prize:
(I know, I know...what do you win?)
1. Two brand new books (yep, two!): The Sex on the Beach Book Club by Jennifer Apodaca and Critical by Robin Cook
2. Chocolate truffles (you knew there would be candy involved, didn't you?)
3. Free downloads of my 2 novels, One Night in Boston and Lost in Paradise
4. A collection of beauty products to treat yourself!

The Questions:
1. Where does Lost in Paradise take place?
2. Allie based the character of Eddie West on whom?
3. What writing project is Allie working on right now?
4. Who are 2 of Allie's favorite authors?
5. Besides writing, name 2 things Allie does in her spare time.

Broken Hero by Anne Whitfield


My World War II romance novel, Broken Hero will be released shortly and I wanted to share the blurb and a small excerpt with you.

Blurb
Audrey Pearson’s life changed dramatically when WWII broke out and her large home, Twelve Pines on the East Yorkshire coast, became a convalescence home for wounded soldiers. Her life is no longer lavish with entertainment, beautiful clothes and surrounded by a loving family. Soldiers, physically and mentally wounded now fill her home. The smell of disinfectant replaces her mother’s perfume and gone are the friends and acquaintances - instead nurses roam the hallways.
Captain Jake Harding, a doctor training in psychiatry arrives at Twelve Pines. Audrey immediately finds herself attracted to the Captain, but he is remote towards her. Puzzled by his cold behaviour, Audrey tries to learn more about the handsome Captain. He reveals that he’s lost a wife and baby in childbirth and refuses to ever remarry. However, despite this, Audrey believes she can change his mind and make him aware he doesn’t have to spend his life alone.
The ice around Jake’s heart begins to melt. For years he has rejected the possibility of finding love again because of the pain it caused him before, but the beautiful Audrey shows him her love and she needs someone to love her in return.
Could he honestly walk away from her, from the love that could be his?

Excerpt:-
“Will you have a bowl, Captain Harding?” Price threw him the ball.
“No, I don’t think so.” Jake glanced at Audrey.
“Frightened I might hit you for six, Captain?” she teased.
He stood and juggled the ball from hand to hand, his gaze not leaving hers. “Not at all, Miss Pearson.”
Audrey swallowed, watching him walk to the bowlers mark. Her stomach twisted into knots at the challenge. After missing his first two balls, she realised he was very good at this game and was determined not to let her win this match between them. He had a steely look in his eyes, his expression grim.
She managed to hit his next delivery back over his head. Jake looked at her in surprise as the men whooped and clapped at the shot. “Run Colonel! Run!” she called.
“Someone get that ball,” Jake yelled, raking his fingers through his hair in frustration. He glared at Audrey as she came to his end of the wicket.
“Don’t take pity on me simply because I’m a woman, Captain.” She grinned at him and turned to stand at the side. “I’m stronger than you know.”
The ball was thrown back to him, he caught it and then paused to examine the stitching. “I don’t doubt that for a moment, Miss Pearson.”
Inside, Audrey smiled. She was getting to him, unsettling his ordered life. She wasn’t someone he could dismiss without another thought, she wouldn’t let him.

Coming soon in both ebook and paperback...

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Vote for Cover artist Kimberlee Mendoza & NSC


Hi Friends! TWRP cover artist Kimberlee Mendoza did such a super job on my cover for No Second Chance that it won Book of the Week on Erin Aislinn's cover contest. Now it has a shot at Cover of the Month! But nothing will happen without your help.


Please take a moment to click over to the contest page and vote for No Second Chance. We're up against covers from some big houses, some of our chief competitors too. Let's pull together and show everyone that TWRP is a force to be reckoned with!


Here's the link: http://www.erinaislinn.com/BookCoveroftheMonth.htm Scroll down to No Second Chance and click on the link to vote. It takes less than a minute.


Thanks!

Maggie Toussaint

No Second Chance, ISBN 9781601541628, coming in print 2/29
ebook: The Wild Rose Press or Fictionwise or Kindle
Romance ... Danger ... Mystery
http://www.maggietoussaint.com/

Saturday, February 02, 2008

I was a Teenage ALIEN

this is my fantastic cover which I just received this morning. Kim did an awesome job, didn't she? Oas travels to earth to save her brother from the clutches of a teenage girl and discovers she must become one herself in order to save him, the town and the people she most cares about.

Ready for Valentine's Day?

What could be more Romantic than a bouquet of Roses?

Please join The White Roses of The Wild Rose Press on their Valentine's Day Scavenger’s Hunt.

Below is a list of the participating authors and their websites and blogs. Each of the sites has an identical flower in a different color. Once you've picked all the flowers, copy the names below and list the color of the rose you found on the corresponding author's site(s).Email your answer to: twrpwhiteroses@aol.com. Please include the email address we should use to contact you if you win.

The contest runs from February 1 to the 14th.The Grand prize will be: a mixed bouquet of our eBooks and short stories.First and Second prizes of selected titles will also be awarded.

Good luck!

Georgiana Daniels - http://georgianad.blogspot.com
Cindy Green - http://www.cindykgreen.com/
Kimberlee Mendoza - http://www.kmendoza.com/
Kim Waters- http://www.kimwatters.com/
Pamela S Thibodeaux - http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com
Cami Checketts- http://fitmomma.blogstream.com.
Nicola Beaumont - http://www.inicola.net/
Kara Lynn Russell- http://karalynnrussell.googlepages.com/
Betsy Ann St Amant- http://www.betsy-ann.blogspot.com/
Vicktoria Pitts-Caine - http://vcaine.homestead.com/

Posted by Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!"

Friday, February 01, 2008

CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT - WIN A WILD ROSE PRESS GIFT CERTIFICATE!


Hi all!


In celebration of Sweetheart Rose month and the release of my Sweetheart Rosette, Bonbons & Truffles, I am hosting a fun new contest. It is fun and super-easy.


To enter, just send me an e-mail at puppylove@satx.rr.com (my e-mail address is also listed on my website) and tell me the full first and last name of Melody's secret admirer in Bonbons & Truffles. I will have a drawing for the winner on Valentine's Day. The winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press store.


Keep in mind this is also Sweetheart Rose month at TWRP and with any Sweetheart Rose purchase, you get a Sweetheart Rose short story of your choice for free! So, this is the perfect time to enter my contest.


Good luck and I hope I get lots of entries! By the way, if I get a lot of entries, I just might give out more than one gift certificate!


Happy reading ~ Bonbons & Truffles is an even better read if you eat chocolate while reading.


xxoo, Teri


Teri Wilson ~ Romancing the pet lover's soul