Friday, February 22, 2013

Romancing the Novelist

Every Friday I blog with an author from 
The Wild Rose Press 
on a spot I like to call 'Romancing the Novelist'.
Come and meet some of the lovely roses who write romance 
and learn their tips and techniques for choosing titles, 
keeping characters on track, 
and why they write in their chosen genre. 
My interview list is growing ~
 so come on over and meet a few wild roses.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day Reunion (and free books!)

Happy Valentine's Day! What's better than receiving a new romance novella to read? Getting FIVE novellas free! We have a special gift for each and every one of you--either to keep for yourselves or give to someone who loves reading romances like these. The authors listed here are offering free books all about reunited lovers, second chances at love, and the mayhem that happens at a 25 year class reunion. Five of us with multiple books in the series decided these stories deserved a second chance and a reunion of their own…

From Margo Hoornstra's book, TO BE, OR NOT, an overview of the characters' home town.
Summerville, New York hadn’t changed much in the twenty-odd years Barry Carlson was away. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario between Buffalo and Rochester, the town boasted a state of the art hospital, two family-owned industries and a medium-sized university. In addition to the various activities associated with a large body of water, several widely acclaimed arts and crafts festivals attracted thousands of tourists from early Spring through late Fall—all accommodated by several chain restaurants and hotels, smaller bed and breakfasts, gift shops and boutiques.

Here are some snippets to whet your appetite, plus the Amazon links where you can go to get your free download today and tomorrow only of these outstanding novellas! Just click on the titles. And remember, while these stories are sweet, they are calorie free!

Margo Hoornstra ~ TO BE OR NOT
As scandals of the past and present close in on Barry and Amanda, does their second shot at happiness stand a chance?

Head twisted over one shoulder; she slowly swung the rest of her body around. All the while staring into crystal blue eyes.

Mouth open, apparently as stunned and speechless as she was, Barry’s expression softened immediately. And made her believe he was actually pleased to see her again.

Jannine Gallant ~ LONELY ROAD TO YOU
When polar opposites, Kate and Tyler collide, a cross-country journey leads to adventure…and romance.

Kate stared at him. Dark hair plastered to his scalp and the side of his face. His nose was straight, his jaw strong, and his lips an unsmiling tight line. Dark blue eyes stared back at her from a deeply tanned face. Her heart nearly stopped.
“Tyler North,” she whispered.
He sighed. “Not much point in denying it. Look, can we get out of here before I start signing autographs?”


Dru is forced to endure a return to 'The Village of the Damned'. Except with Rory at her side, damned doesn't feel so bad.

Leaning forward, he brought them nose to nose. “You've got something else stashed in that tote. Give it up.”

Clutching the canvas bag to her chest, she sneered, “If you think I’ll parade around naked in front of you, one of us is a couple fries short of a happy meal.”
He made a gimme motion with those thick, blunt fingers. “I'll close my eyes if I encounter any lacy unmentionables.” The instant the screw-you look morphed into a smirk she knew he’d found the back-up cell phone. “It's not wise to mess with Homeland Security, sweetie. Those guys eat small animals for breakfast.”

Keena Kincaid ~ SOMETHING MORE
Nora is a complication that Nick doesn't need--but it's one that he wants.

Nora was either spinning or falling. Perhaps both. His mouth brushed hers again. The heat and taste of peat from the Scotch lingered on her lips as Nick placed a series of soft kisses along her jaw, her chin. He nipped her lower lip and pressed her against the rail, a gentle movement that knocked the air from her chest with the promise of what was to come.

“Are you certain?”
Pulling back, she studied him, trying to decipher the flicker of doubt on his face. “Who would’ve thought the wild boy of Summerville High would grow up to be so staid?”

Betrayed by her ex-husband, Kelly stubbornly insists on going it alone. Can Michael win her heart before she gives up on love?

“Ready for another piece?” Michael used another paper towel to gather up a second slice, only this time he held it out for her to take a bite. His eyes dared Kelly to play along even as his mouth teased her with full lips and a little smirk.

She raised her chin in challenge. “You lookin’ for a piece of me, hot stuff?”
“Oh, I want more than a piece, sweetheart. I want all of you.”

Please give the Class of '85 a taste. There are a lot more where these five came from! These are just the champagne to go with the chocolate.