Interview with Andrea Bramhall and giveaway

Happy Friday!

I’m thrilled to welcome Ylva author Andrea Bramhall. She has two new releases: Rock and a Hard Place and The Last First Time. One lucky winner will receive an e-copy of both books. More details are below.

Please welcome Andrea Bramhall.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Thanks so much for having me. It’s great to be here.

You live in the Lake District. What’s your favorite aspect of the area?

I’ve always been a pretty outdoorsy person. I love hiking, climbing, cycling, swimming—the list goes on—so being here it’s the perfect place for me to indulge in some of my favourite past times.

Do your dogs and cats love the area?

Very much so. My wife and I have two collies and four cats. The dogs are very clear about their appreciation of their living conditions, but the cats are a little more circumspect. They do however bring frequent gifts, so I’m taking that as a good sign.

What’s it like running a campsite?

Well, the easy answer is busy. Lol. But only during the summer. It’s great though for the most part. I get to meet lots of new people every season, and it gives me all winter off to write the stories I plan during the summer season.

I read that you’re a recreational diver. Do you have a favourite dive spot and what’s the most awe-inspiring thing/creature you’ve seen?

I am indeed. I’m a certified rescue diver, and I’ve been lucky enough to dive in some truly amazing locations and with some truly awesome creatures. I think the most thought provoking dives I’ve done have been on shipwrecks. I dived at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Isle’s about five years ago now. The water was freezing cold, the visibility was crap, and I had a really scary near death experience while I was down there, but seeing those ships, knowing the history behind it all, and seeing the power of nature as it slowly but surely reclaimed what were man’s greatest and most powerful creations…it was humbling. It made me feel so tiny and insignificant. As did swimming alongside a whale shark in the Maldives. It’s a toss up as to which experience has affected me more.

Do you play any instruments? Around the campfire, perhaps?

Lol. I do actually. My degree is in music. I play the saxophone, guitar, and sing. Around the campfire, well, it’s been known on occasion. 😉

Recently, you released two novels. Can you tell us about them?

Sure. Rock and a Hard Place is a contemporary romance, set against a backdrop of a rock climbing adventure type show, a little in the vein of The Amazing Race. It’s set in Patagonia for the most part, and was a great deal of fun to write. I love rock climbing so this gave me the perfect excuse to brush up on my skills over this last summer, heading out on to the crags around the Lake District and practicing my rope skills.

The Last First Time is the third instalment in the Norfolk Coast Investigation Series. Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon and Gina Temple are back along with the Sammy, Merlin, and the rest of the gang at King’s Lynn CID to try and find the perpetrators in yet another dastardly crime on the North Norfolk Coast.

Are you a pantser or plotter?

Definitely a plotter. I usually have the book planned out completely before I start to write. That’s what I do during the summer while I don’t have the time to immerse myself in the actual writing. My wife, Louise, says that I’m a character writer—like a character actor—I submerse myself into the characters so completely that I can’t break away from the writing once I start. She says it’s like living with the characters for the few weeks it takes me to write the first draft, instead of living with me.

Apparently, that’s not so bad when I’m writing romances or fluffy fun stuff…but when I’m writing bad guys and terrorists…she gets a little nervous. 😉 But it is the best way I’ve found for me to write. I turn out the first draft in three weeks, and then I can return to being me while I work through the editing process.

People tell me I’m weird on this process but it works for me.

Does your love of the outdoors influence your stories?

Oh God, yes. It was a scuba diving holiday that inspired my first book and set me on this whole journey to begin with. I have a series in the works inspired again by my love of the mountains. The Norfolk Crime Series was born of a walk I was taking with my dogs. The opening scene—the murder scene—was literally an idea that came to me about a campsite owner who was murdered on the North Norfolk Coastal Path (that’s where I was walking at the time) and it led me to a crime series on the back of it. The things I see and do influence the way I write, the moods that I experience when I’m outside are things that I try to bring to the page when I describe them. Sometimes I’m more successful at this than at others, but I love reading books where I can see and feel what the author is trying to show me. I hope to try and capture the same thing.

 Finally, what advice would you give to someone who wants to the plunge to write?

Write the story you want to see. Then leave it alone. For at least a week or so. Go read another book, watch some films, go for a walk, whatever. Just don’t open it again.

Then read it like you’ve never read those words before. Pull it apart like a critic. See what you’ve actually written, rather than what you expect to see. That really isn’t as easy as it sounds. By the time we’ve sweated and bled over those words, seeing them in black and white rather than all the colours we feel them in our heads is almost impossible. But if you want that story to be the best it can be before you submit it or publish it…you really need to, and the only way to even try and achieve that is by getting a little distance.

Thanks so much for chatting today.

Thanks very much for having me. It’s been a pleasure.

 

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

E-book $9.99
Paperback $17.99
Release date: November 29, 2017
Romance

Expert mountain climber Jayden Harris has the world at feet until an avalanche at Everest base camp sweeps it all out from under her. She wants nothing more to do with the mountains, and turns her back on it all.

Rhian Phillips is a successful London marketing executive who has the chance of a lifetime fall in her lap. She’s sent to produce a reality TV series on competitive climbers, while showcasing the stunning beauty of a Patagonian glacier and the Cerro Fitz Roy range.

An accident brings Jayden and Rhian together, and outside pressures keep them at each other’s sides. When you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place eventually something has to give. The one thing they never counted on was them both wanting to stay together.

A lesbian romance about pushing onwards and defying expectations.

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THE LAST FIRST TIME

When Gina Temple decides to go Christmas shopping for her girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon, in the Norfolk town of King’s Lynn, it seems like an easy enough task.

If only life were that simple.

A split-second event, months in the planning, tips their safe world upside-down.

In this twisting lesbian thriller, Kate’s subsequent investigation leads her down the rabbit hole, where innocent people are targets, and has repercussions that will reverberate for a long, long time.

Meanwhile, as the two women grow closer, things get even more complicated. Life seems determined to throw obstacles in their path.

Will things ever feel normal again?

Available on Ylva.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Andrea Bramhall wrote her first novel at the age of six and three-quarters. It was seven pages long and held together with a pink ribbon. Her Gran still has it in the attic. Since then she has progressed a little bit and now has a number of published works held together with glue, not ribbons, an Alice B. Lavender certificate, and a Lambda Literary award cluttering up her book shelves.

She studied music and all things arty at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating in 2002 with a BA in contemporary arts. She is certain it will prove useful someday… maybe.

When she isn’t busy running a campsite and hostel on the North Norfolk Coast, Bramhall can be found hunched over her laptop scribbling down the stories that won’t let her sleep. She can also be found reading, walking the dogs up mountains while taking a few thousand photos, scuba diving while taking a few thousand photos, swimming, kayaking, playing the saxophone, or cycling.

 

CONNECT WITH ANDREA BRAMHALL

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GIVEAWAY

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ANDREA BRAMHALL 

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Thanks so much Andrea for stopping by today.

Best of luck to everyone who enters the giveaway.

Have a great weekend!

 

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Interview with Carsen Taite and giveaway

It’s an honor to host the award-winning Bold Strokes Books author Carsen Taite. She recently released A More Perfect Union and one lucky winner will receive an e-copy of the novel. More details are below.

Please welcome Carsen Taite.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Thanks for having me!

When did you start writing?

I wrote a mystery when I was in middle school in an attempt to impress a girl. It wasn’t very mysterious, but I think she was touched when she saw her name in the dedication. I doubt she realized how hard I was crushing on her. Fast-forward a bunch of years to 2007, when I made a New Year’s resolution to write a novel and submit it for publication. That book, Truelesbianlove.com, was published by Bold Strokes Books in 2008 and novel number 20, Outside the Law, will be released next May.

In a previous life, you were a criminal defense lawyer. Did you enjoy it?

Absolutely. I worked for a small, boutique firm in Dallas, which meant I got a lot of hands on experience with some fascinating, high profile cases. As much as I loved the work, it was definitely wearing. I used to think about my cases 24/7 in the same way that I ponder the plots of my books, but in fiction the risk of someone going to prison isn’t real.

Is there one case of yours that stands out the most? Why? 

There are a few, but if I had to pick one, it would be the case on which I loosely based my fourth book, Nothing but the Truth. Without revealing too much of the plot, I was hired to represent someone in a murder case, but wound up being called as a witness by the prosecution. Sitting on the witness stand, being grilled by defense attorneys, I gained a whole new perspective about what witnesses and defendants go through during a jury trial, and I like to think it made me a better lawyer. It definitely supplied me with a good idea for a novel.

Hypothetically, when your friends, family, and neighbors get into trouble, are you the first person they call for advice?

Yes. Hypothetically. But it’s not just friends, family, and neighbors. Total strangers in line at the grocery store or other odd places, when they find out I’m a lawyer will often respond with a hopeful look followed by a “maybe you can answer this question for me…” Occasionally, the question actually pertains to my area of practice.

Tell us about your new release?

My December release is A More Perfect Union, a romantic thriller. It’s a standalone novel, but it’s set in DC and populated with some of the same characters from Courtship. I’m a political junkie and a big fan of West Wing, and I wanted to write a set of novels where good, upstanding folks win the day. In this book, Major Zoey Granger is assigned by the Pentagon to work with DC fixer, Rook Daniels, to investigate a scandal that had potentially grave consequences for the Pentagon and the White House. These women have very different approaches about the best way to handle the investigation, and their differences are compounded by their attraction to each other. Throw in a national security threat, and it’s a wild ride.

You attend a handful of author events a year. Do you have a favorite one?

That’s a hard one and I’m going to cop out and pick two: Golden Crown Literary Society Convention and Women’s Week. Both events are wonderful ways to connect with readers and other authors. GCLS has the added benefit of classes on craft and other aspects of creating a successful writing career, and the big plus for WW is the quaint ocean side charm of Provincetown. And lobster rolls.

Who in your life has been your biggest cheerleader?

My wife, Lainey. The moment I told her, early in our relationship, that I wanted to be a published author, she responded with “how do we make that happen?” She takes on way more than her share of the load when I’m up against a deadline or traveling to promote my work, and I will always be grateful for her unwavering support, love, and belief in my dreams.

Is there one type of food you absolutely refuse to eat?

I do not believe I have met this type of food yet. I love all things food.

Let’s say you were planning your perfect day. What would you do?

Sleep in, but not late enough to wake up groggy. Linger in bed with a cup of a strong, dark brew and enjoy a nice long read from a good book. Sushi for lunch, on the patio, followed by a trip to Sprinkles for a salted caramel cupcake. A late afternoon walk at the lake with L and Mollie, our dog. An evening at home, surrounded by M-dog, the cats, and the cockatiels, to watch a movie which could range from a sappy romance to an adventure-filled disaster. Recounting the day with L while curled up in bed before turning out the light. Repeat.

Thanks so much for chatting today.

Thanks for the invite! It’s been fun hanging out here and chatting with you.

 

A MORE PERFECT UNION


E-book $9.99
Paperback: $16.95
Release date: December 12, 2017
Romance / Intrigue & Thriller

When Major Zoey Granger exposed corruption in the ranks, she became an unwitting media darling and shot to a position reporting to top brass at the Pentagon. Now Zoey finds herself in the unwanted spotlight once again, this time at the heart of a scandal that threatens to devastate the military. Her efforts to contain the fallout are thwarted when the White House assigns a notorious DC fixer to oversee her every move.

Political insider Rook Daniels can fix any problem, no matter how illicit or indictable, but she has two rules: she picks her cases and she’s in charge. When she makes an exception for an old friend at the White House, she gets tangled up with a sexy but stubborn officer who has her own ideas about authority. Rook and Zoey must decide whether a chance at love is worth risking loss of reputation in a town where appearances rule.

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Carsen Taite’s goal as an author is to spin tales with plot lines as interesting as the cases she encountered in her career as a criminal defense lawyer. She is the award-winning author of numerous novels of romance and romantic intrigue, including the Luca Bennett Bounty Hunter series and the Lone Star Law series. Look for her upcoming 2018 titles: Outside the Law (the final installment in the Lone Star Law Series), Love’s Verdictand Pursuit of Happiness

 

CONNECT WITH CARSEN TAITE

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GIVEAWAY

Enter here for a chance to win a copy of

A MORE PERFECT UNION

All you need to do is fill in your email, check the box confirming you aren’t a robot, and hit enter.

Read more about it here.

 

Thanks so much Carsen for stopping by today.

Best of luck to everyone who enters the giveaway.

 

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Guest post: Striking While the Iron is Hot by Fiona Riley and giveaway

Happy Wednesday. This is the last guest post scheduled for 2017. There will be three more interviews. On December 26th, a mega sale with over 40 authors, will start. So there’s still a lot going on I Heart Lesfic for the remaining days of the year.

I’m thrilled to welcome Bold Strokes Books author Fiona Riley. She recently released Strike a Match, a Perfect Match novel. One lucky winner will receive an e-copy of Strike a Match. More details are below.

Please welcome the amazing Fiona Riley.

Striking While the Iron is Hot

There are a few things about me that you should know: a) I’ve been known to spontaneously break out into dance, b) Clue is one of my all-time favorite movies and if I must explain to you why, then we will never be friends (I’m kidding. Sort of.), c) I almost never take myself seriously, and d) I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was just a wee little ginger but never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d write Contemporary Lesbian Romance and LOVE it as much as I do.

I think there are many times in life that you find yourself at a crossroads. In my case, that crossroads happened a few years ago when I was faced with a new challenge: embrace unexpected change or fall into seemingly endless uncertainty. In retrospect, these two choices were kind of similar in that both outcomes were uncharted. Either road took me out of my comfort zone, and over a big hill with an unclear path on the other side. But this moment was one of the most important moments of my life because it gave me a clarity that had otherwise been obscured by the hustle and bustle of life constantly getting in the way. That clarity was so obvious and blinding that it made me wonder just how much energy I had been using to ignore the giant, glittery rainbow elephant in the room. Life demanded I write about amazingly talented, sexy, strong women falling in love and having lots of steamy sex and it demanded it now, damnit!

What started as a hobby to distract me from the sudden shift in my normal quickly became a healthy and voracious obsession. I started writing Miss Match, the first novel in the Perfect Match series, to keep myself busy and give me something to look forward to each day. But suddenly it wasn’t just one book, it wasn’t just a standalone about a smart and savvy Boston based matchmaker…, it was another idea and then another. And before I knew it a series was born. Suddenly, it felt like my entire soul burned brighter than it had in a very long time. So clearly, the next book in the series had to be as white hot as my desire to keep writing, right? And obviously for that to happen it needed to have a charming, lady-killer female firefighter and some over the top romantic gestures, right? Right.

The idea for Strike a Match came to me in a flash. Literally. Like lightning. And I wrote it just as quickly- from start to finish, Strike took me just a day or two over five weeks to get on the page. It was a feverish pace but at the end of the day, I think it’s one of my favorite books to write. I love the characters. I love firefighter Sasha’s boldness and bravado and reluctant millionairess Abby’s sassy sarcasm and complexness. I love the way these characters felt so real to me- their chemistry was palpable throughout the entire writing process…I let them lead and whoa, *fans self*, those ladies led me down a blazing hot romantic journey.

If you had told me a few years ago that over that unexpected and daunting hill Life placed before me was a publishing contract writing about women loving women and a series about an irresistibly sneaky matchmaker bringing together all sorts of amazing ladies, I never would have believed you. Because not in a million years did I ever think that I could write about all the things that I love most in life: strong, successful women, passions igniting, and happy ever afters. But now that I’m here, I’m in it for the long haul. There’s never been a better time to embrace opportunity and run with it. I’m going to strike while the iron is hot and see where this road takes me. It’s been one hell of a journey, but it’s been worth every moment.

STRIKE A MATCH
A Perfect Match Novel

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release date: November 14, 2017
Romance

Every date that firefighter Sasha McCray has had in the last year has been orchestrated by matchmaker Samantha Monteiro through Perfect Match, Inc., and she still has nothing to show for it. After a series of near matches, Sasha has all but given up on finding that special spark with someone else.

Accountant by day and reluctant millionairess by night, Abby Rossmore wants nothing more than to be the normal girl she reads about in all those romance novels. But the truth is, once people find out about her family, their interest in her flares for all the wrong reasons.

When Samantha tries to help Abby and Sasha discover they have more in common than being unlucky in love, they have to decide if their shared passion will blaze on or burn out. Could they be each other’s perfect match? Or did the notorious Miss Match strike out?

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Fiona Riley was born and raised in New England where she is a medical professional and part-time professor when she isn’t bonding with her laptop over words. She went to college in Boston and never left, starting a small business that takes up all of her free time, much to the dismay of her ever-patient and lovely wife. When she pulls herself away from her work, she likes to catch up on the contents of her ever-growing DVR or spend time near the ocean with her favorite people.

Fiona’s love of writing started at a young age and blossomed after she was published in a poetry competition at the ripe old age of twelve. She wrote lots of short stories and poetry for many years until it was time for college and a real job. Fiona found herself with a bachelor’s, a doctorate, and a day job, but felt like she had stopped nurturing the one relationship that had always made her feel the most complete: artist, dreamer, writer.

A series of bizarre events afforded her some unexpected extra time, and she found herself reaching for her favorite blue notebook to write, never looking back.

 

CONNECT WITH FIONA RILEY

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STRIKE A MATCH

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Thanks so much Fiona for stopping by today.

Best of luck to everyone who enters the giveaway.

 

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Guest Post: My Morning Routine by Karis Walsh and book giveaway

Wow, it’s Monday again.

Fittingly for a Monday, Bold Strokes Books author Karis Walsh is here today to discuss something I think many struggle with: the morning routine.

Before we get to her guest post, I should mention she’s giving away one signed copy of her latest Set the Stage to a lucky winner. More details are below.

Please welcome Karis Walsh.

My Morning Routine

I am constantly in search of ideas I can use to whip myself into shape, because—to be honest—I’m a bit of a mess. I can be financially irresponsible (pressing the buy this book with one click button with alarming frequency) and I’m legally on-time-impaired. And my housekeeping skills? Well, until the dog and cat threaten to pack their bags and move out, I’m going to let that one slide…

In my quest for self-improvement, I have traveled far and wide to hear the advice of self-help gurus. Well, not exactly “far and wide.” I’m too lazy for that. But I’ve searched for videos on YouTube, and I think that’s sort of the same thing, isn’t it? Anyway, one of the most prevalent habits touted by these wise and highly trained (meaning they can press record on their phones) gurus is “The Morning Routine.” I have been assured in the intros to all these videos that by simply following the morning rituals contained within, I will rise to internet stardom, reach a nirvana-like state of serenity, and make millions of dollars (I’m not clear how I’ll make this cash, but I believe!).

“The Morning Routine” is usually some variation on the following. First, the guru is slowly roused out of a blissful slumber by one of those alarm clocks that uses gradually increasing light to mimic the awakening of the outside world. Next comes a peaceful session of stretching and meditation (“yoga mat and cute off-the-shoulder top available for the bargain price of $69.95. Just follow the link below this video.”). After this restorative activity, the guru settles onto a cream-colored couch in a minimalist, all-cream-colored living room and sips a soothing mug of herbal tea while journaling in a gratitude notebook.

I haven’t achieved the perfect morning routine yet, but I’ve come pretty darn close. This morning, I was gently eased awake well before dawn when my kitten jumped on my stomach and used it as a springboard to launch himself onto the windowsill. I then enjoyed a meditative session while I fed the animals, with the aromatherapy scents of liver pate and gross pieces of something in gravy wafting zen-like into my nostrils. I followed this with an intense burst of yoga-ish stretches while I wrestled with my goats, trying to remove their winter blankets.

(Side note. By now, we’ve all seen those adorable videos of goats in jammies. I love them. The little beasts are snuggly and playful, and it’s easy to see that they are appreciative of the kind humans who went to the trouble of buying them clothes and putting them on. My goats ARE NOT like this. When I try to either put on or take off their blankets, they react as if I’m fitting them for horrific torture devices. The blanket routine is nearly as bad as the tantrums they throw on hoof trimming day, but I can’t talk about that until I’ve had a little more therapy.)

Once I’ve finished these delightful and relaxing chores, I collapse onto the sofa in my not-cream-and-nowhere-near-minimalist living room, with barely enough energy to stuff a coffee pod into the machine and press the start button. Like I said, the routine is still a work in progress…

I have one part of the ideal routine down pat, though. I am filled with gratitude every morning, no matter how chaotic, messy, and exhausting it may be. This past month, I received some heartbreaking news about the health of one of my animals, and that has reinvigorated my awareness that every day with them is a blessing. With a long distance between me and my family comes the appreciation of every effort we make to keep close in spirit. I’m also grateful for my local friends, and for my writing family—my editor, readers, publisher, and author friends—who are always only an email away. And I’m grateful that every day I get to sit at the keyboard and create characters who don’t have perfect, cream-colored lives, but who still manage to messily find their way to love.

SET THE STAGE

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release date: November 14, 2017
Romance

Emilie Danvers wins a place in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s company and gets a second chance to launch her acting career. She’s vowed never to repeat the mistakes she made the first time: no following her heart, no putting herself second to someone else, no relationship drama. She won’t let any woman keep her from reconnecting with her dreams.

Arden Philips has stood on the outskirts of the festival for years, tending the gardens of nearby Lithia Park. She’s seen actresses come and go and only allows herself the occasional dalliance. But when she comes across Emilie rehearsing on a mossy riverbank, Arden realizes her heart might not listen to her head.

The stage is set, the house lights dimmed. Is true love merely make-believe or can these two women write it into the script of their lives?

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Karis Walsh is a horseback riding instructor who lives on a small farm in the Pacific Northwest. When she isn’t teaching or writing, she enjoys spending time outside with her animals, reading, playing the viola, and riding with friends.

 

 

CONNECT WITH KARIS WALSH

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SET THE STAGE

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Thanks so much Karis for stopping by today.

Best of luck to everyone who enters the giveaway.

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Interview with Robyn Nyx and giveaway

Happy Friday!

Bold Strokes Books author Robyn Nyx is her to chat about her hobbies, travel, life, and her latest release Change in Time. This is the second book in the light spec-fic Extractor trilogy. I haven’t read the series yet, but it sounds like a thrilling read and right up my alley.

She’s giving away an e-copy of Escape in Time, the first book in the series, to one lucky winner.

Please welcome Robyn Nyx

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Absolutely my pleasure, TB. Thank you for inviting me to join you.

You’re a Chief Exec of a UK charity, which I’m assuming keeps you fairly busy. How do you find time to write?

Straight in with the hard question, eh? It’s balance, time management, and sheer bloody-mindedness! In addition to the charity work, I run a community interest company with my wife. We’re running three projects right now with another charity, a museum, and a school, so when we’re that busy, I have to make sure every minute of my day counts. I wake early and retire late to get everything in! With regards to my writing, I’m lucky that my wife is also a writer. After we’ve done everything else in the day, we sit side by side on the sofa most nights and weed out the words. We go on annual writing retreats and when we’ve got deadlines, the other one understands, so it’s easier to spend all weekend writing if that becomes necessary. I guess I sometimes have to see it as another job, with a deadline like any other project, but that can be as much of a hindrance as it can a help. There are times when I have to remind myself that I wanted this life…those times are made much easier when you read a good review of your work or you meet wonderful readers at Pride events all over the country. That’s when I remember how lucky I am to be a published author with the best LGBTQ publisher in the world, and it makes me want to boot up the Mac as soon as I can.

According to your bio, you’re an avid shutter-bug. How does your love of photography aid your writing? 

I love the written word, but I also adore the truth you can capture in a photograph. We often go on research trips for our books and taking photographs can help with recreating a particular environment once we’ve returned. We went to the concentration camp, Ravensbrück, just north of Berlin for Escape in Time, and the photographs I got, particularly of the guards’ lodgings were really helpful when I came to writing those scenes (and well worth climbing through a broken window for).

Two of the photos I’ve sent are from Chicago. The night of a really bad storm, and the morning after. Night shots are difficult enough, but when you’re trying to capture lightning, it can be almost impossible. But the result of sitting in the same cramped position for two hours was stunning.

The third photo was another night shoot with professional model and entertainer, Lady Viper. She was great to work with, and again, there’s an inherent difficulty working with low light, but I was really pleased with this shot. I always try to do all the work when I shoot—I don’t like using Photoshop to improve images.

Your partner Brey Williows is also a writer. Have you two ever collaborated together? If not, will you?

Ha—we were asked that question by two lovely readers (Jane and Jayne) at a recent event because they thought our voices would complement each other nicely. We wrote a novella very early on in our relationship but we would never submit it anywhere! A real book is in the future, for sure (as soon as I convince her it’s a great idea). Most of our books are written from two or three perspectives, so I’d like us to write a book where Brey writes one character and I write the other. It could be a while before that comes to pass though, because we’ve both got the next three or four books each planned.

Tells us about your new release.

Change in Time is the second in the light spec-fic Extractor trilogy. I can’t give too much away because Escape in Time (the first in the series) ended on a cliff hanger and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. The series is about an organization who send a team of operatives and an Extractor back in time to save the lives of people who would’ve done something spectacular for humanity, but whose life/career was cut short. Escape followed the team back to Germany in the Second World War to rescue the life of a lesbian Jewish doctor who’d been living as a man to continue her work once Hitler came to power. She was on the path to curing cancer until her deception was discovered and she was thrown in a concentration camp. Escape and Change both have separate missions, but the main story running through the series is the effect time travel and their actions have on the team, particular Landry Donovan, an elite Extractor, and her best buddy, Delaney, an Operative. It’s about the evils we might perpetrate for the greater good and the cost of that sin-eating on the soul.

What’s the most exotic place you’ve visited?

I don’t know that they’re exotic, but I have a few favorite places that I’ve visited, including Venice, Heavenly in Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas. Venice is a fabulous city, and I’m glad I got the chance to go before it ends up submerged! I loved blading in Heavenly—careening down the mountain at top speed in a T-shirt with the sun making the snowfall look like diamonds in the sky was something to behold. And sitting in front of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas is one of my favorite places in the world.

Name three things you can’t live without.

I’m going to be sickeningly romantic and say the first thing I can’t do without, is the love of my wife (please find the sick bag located in the elasticated pocket of the seat in front of you). The second thing is the gym. Going to the gym is important for my mental health, especially when I’ve got a lot going on in my head (which is almost all of the time—see question one!). I get antsy if I miss a few days, and it’s amazing how that melts away within moments of starting my workout. It also keeps me in a shape Brey is particularly fond of. The third thing is really good ice cream, especially Ben & Jerry’s (hence needing to visit the gym pretty regularly).

Name three things you hate doing, but have to. 

I’m not a big fan of cleaning the outside of our house (windows, doors, fascias etc) and because we’ve got bird feeder on the windows, the sills get super sticky with seed so they have to be done regularly. Nor do I like cleaning the inside of the house—I’m not limiting this to toilets, or pulling the clumps of Brey’s hair that look like dead squirrels from the shower plug, or getting on my hands and knees to vacuum Brey’s hair from the carpet—I’m talking all of it. It takes so much time and it gets mucky again so quick, it drives me insane. My third thing is preparation time for almost any job—cleaning the car (unwinding the hose; powering up the pressure washer); decorating (clearing the floor space; putting masking tape on the skirting boards); you get the picture. I hate wasting time on trivial things when there’s so many other more interesting things I could be doing!

If you were planning a once in a lifetime trip for yourself where would you go and why?

Funny you should ask, but we’re currently planning a three-week trip to Hawaii as our honeymoon. It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to go since I watched Lilo and Stitch! We’re looking to hit the quieter islands though, do plenty of kayaking and relaxing, and get away from everything and everyone. I’m hoping the smaller islands won’t even have the internet. Given how busy our daily life is, unplugging from everything and everyone but each other is vital for both of us.

Thanks so much for chatting today.

No problem at all, TB. It was great talking with you.

CHANGE IN TIME
The Extractor Trilogy Book Two

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release date: November 14, 2017
Intrigue & Thriller / Romance

Working in the past is hell on your future.

Landry’s life has always been about doing her duty and giving it her all, and when they have to stop a deranged serial killer in the past, she tries to stay focused. But now, with Jade Carter always on her mind, her worry about Delaney’s mental welfare, and her attempt to have a normal life, things feel more complex than ever before.

Plagued by nightmares and memories of the woman she left behind in Nazi Germany, Delaney knows things have to change, and she’s the one to make it happen. But making those changes may mean she loses Landry forever. When she sets her plans in motion during their mission, she has no idea how it will end. Will their differences demand the ultimate sacrifice?

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Robyn Nyx lives in England but enjoys traveling all over the world in search of inspiration. She loves to create complex characters to weave into stories that remind us of the darker side of human nature in the hope that we might cultivate the light. Make contact and find out more at robynnyx.com

 

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Interview with Melissa Brayden and giveaway

As I type this intro, I’m trying to come up with the words to sound professional, instead of shouting, “Holy moly, Melissa Brayden is here!”

But … I’m failing.

So, let me repeat, “Melissa Brayden is here!” Notice how I was able to drop the “holy moly.” I think I’m getting my excitement under control.  Psst … I’m not, but don’t tell Melissa.

She’s giving away an e-copy of Eyes Like Those to one lucky winner. Quick question, would it be highly inappropriate and/or rude to rig the giveaway so I win? Okay, I wouldn’t do that. And, not just because I’m waiting for the audiobook version. I’m the über professional. Can’t you tell?

Don’t answer that. Before I get myself into actual trouble, please welcome Melissa.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

But of course! I’m so happy we’re doing this. Let’s go!

I read that you’ve always enjoyed telling stories but haven’t always been a writer. How have your acting and directing backgrounds helped you learn how to craft written stories?

Quite true. When I look back at pretty much every job I’ve ever held, there’s always a strong “storytelling” component at play. TV News, Videography, Acting, Directing, and now Writing – it’s all revolving around that common theme. I think those initial jobs were instrumental in solidifying the nuts and bolts of how to tell a good story into who I am as a person. I find myself always looking for that angle, even when out for coffee on a casual day—how to package a given situation so it’s most interesting, succinct, and compelling. I don’t think I could turn it off if I tried (and I have).

I also read you like to come up with creative raps. Care to share one?

Now I have to make a minor correction to that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an enthusiastic rapper. However, my skill set lies mainly in the performance of the piece rather than the writing. I’m a better “material hijacker” than a creative wordsmith when it comes to rhyme. While I do make them up on occasion, they’re normally about dogs, Apple and Ryder, and are really quite simplistic and very, very silly.  In terms of performance, my favorite song to rap is Run this Town (JAY Z, Rihanna, and Kanye). Alone in my car, I just go and go.

Are you a pantser or plotter?

Oh, man. I’m a pantser at heart with the lofty goal of transitioning to a plotter. My first handful of books were 100% improvised. I made it up as I went along.  I had very little understanding of how to get from one plot point to the next and would randomly decide on plot twists or shake ups. That actually is where I’m most comfortable. However, when  I moved from a part-time writer to a full-time one, that meant my deadlines increased. In order to meet them, I needed to learn how to plan a little bit more, which speeds up the writing process. It still feels very “fish out of water” to me, but I’m working on it.  Lately, I’ve been keeping a running list of things I know have to happen in the book and add to it as I go. That way I always have a bank of scenes that need to be written so I always have a go-to when I wake up in the morning. No scrapping to figure out what to write. It’s there for me.

Tell us a bit about your latest, Eyes Like Those.

Eyes Like Those is the first book in the Seven Shores Romances (a series of four books).  The book is essentially Isabel’s story. She moves to LA as a screenwriter to pursue one dream, and en route meets an amazing woman (Taylor) who she looks up to in addition to being completely taken with her romantically.  She also happens to be Isabel’s boss and a very well known showrunner in the TV world. Along the way, Isabel also meets three amazing new friends whose stories we will see in subsequent books. I’m excited for this series, especially since the four books will be released in quick succession. All four will be out within the span of one year. In fact, when we finish our chat, I’ll be off to proofread the final version of Hearts Like Hers (Book Two) right before it heads to press for a February release..

Have you ever developed a crush on any of your characters? (I have a mega crush on Hunter from the Soho Loft series.)

HAHA. Hunter is definitely a name that comes a lot from readers I encounter, as is Jessica Lennox. Those are probably the two I hear most commonly.

For me, I would say the closest to a crush I’ve had, and that’s a lie because it was a DEFINITE crush, was Adrienne from Waiting in the Wings. It was my first book and I wrote my dream girl in Adrienne. She’s been hard to top in my own mind. In fact, I’m not sure it’s possible.

Back to Hunter, please tell me she’s based on a real person and that I actually have a chance. (Don’t worry; my partner never checks the website. At least, I hope she doesn’t.) In all seriousness, how do you create such believable characters?

Sadly, Hunter is not based on anyone I’ve ever met. I truly wish she was!  In fact, none of my characters are. I suppose when I come up with them, I have a sense of who they’re going to be, but it’s not until I start writing their dialogue that I get a true specificity to their character. At that point, I find myself going back and coloring in their personality more in the narrative. For example, in Eyes Like Those, I knew I wanted Isabel to be a sharp witted sarcastic type, dry and unapologetic. Once I found a rhythm to her speech, the rest of her started to come into sharp focus. Her insecurities started to emerge and I was able to delve further into what those might be: in her case, anxiety.

Your hatred of ceiling fans … is there a story behind that?

Yes!  I deal with some anxiety myself in the form of panic attacks. Nothing major, but  I’ve had them my whole life. It’s not so much daily stresses that set me off (like Isabel), but more stimuli around me. Anything that cuts through the air, or causes air to move seems to unnerve me: ceiling fans, swings, flags on a windy day, that kind of thing. I’ve gotten much better about it, having learned tips and tricks to avoid a panic attack setting in. And when they do? You likely wouldn’t even know it’s happening to me. I can work it through on my own. Still, I try and avoid those things if there’s an option to.  If there’s a ceiling fan going at a restaurant, I’ll just choose a chair that doesn’t face it.

What’s one of your greatest achievements that not many know about?

Well, I don’t want to brag, but I was the Junior European Bowling Champion when I was 12 and in the sixth grade. I was also a pretty advanced skateboarder as a pre-teen and could hold my own with the boys in my neighborhood. I won a college scholarship for entrepreneurship from Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies (Which are delicious). And more recently, I’m very proud of having read a scene from First Position at the Library of Congress. Oh no! That was more than one! I didn’t follow directions and now apologize.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without? (Phone, coffee, chocolate, Post-it notes…?)

I would say television. I’m pretty much a junkie. It’s a way for me to decompress at the end of a long day. I also think it helps me with my job, especially scripted shows where character relationships are featured. I’m often taking notes.

If you were planning the perfect vacation, where would you go and who would you bring?

While my regular answer is to say a theatre trip to New York City (something I do a lot), lately I’ve been just dying to take one of those Viking River Cruises in Europe!  That one has definitely risen on my  list. I would take layers of clothes! Scarves, hats, jackets! And of course a handful of really good books and a stellar camera, because I’m a firm believer that memories are everything. I would much rather spend money on an experience rather than a possession.

Thanks so much for chatting today.

Thanks for having me! These were really great questions. I had a blast!

 

EYES LIKE THOSE 

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Contemporary / Romance

When it comes to love, no one is in charge.

Isabel Chase is reeling. She’s just been offered her dream job as a staff writer on one of the hottest shows on television and quickly trades in the comfort of New England for sun, sand, and everything Hollywood. While stoked for what could be her big break, the show’s stunning executive producer has her head spinning and her feelings swirling.

Taylor Andrews is at the top of her career. Everything she touches turns to gold and the studios know it. Just when she’s on track for total television domination, Isabel Chase arrives in her office and slowly turns her world upside down. Isabel is intelligent, sarcastic, and dammit, downright beautiful. Unfortunately, she’s the one person that can take away all Taylor has worked for.

Will Isabel’s success lead to Taylor’s downfall? Or perhaps Isabel is all she needs…

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Melissa Brayden is a multi-award winning romance author with ten novels published with Bold Strokes Books. She is currently hard at work on her eleventh and embracing the full-time writer’s life in San Antonio, Texas.

Melissa is married and working really hard at remembering to do the dishes. For personal enjoyment, she spends time with her Jack Russell Terriers and checks out the NYC theater scene several times a year. She considers herself a reluctant patron of spin class, but would much rather be sipping wine and staring off into space. Coffee is her very best friend.

 

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Lesfic goodies: December 5th edition

Wowzers! What a great week for new books.


ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
by Andrea Bramhall

E-book $9.99
Paperback $17.99
Release date: November 29, 2017
Romance 

Expert mountain climber Jayden Harris has the world at feet until an avalanche at Everest base camp sweeps it all out from under her. She wants nothing more to do with the mountains, and turns her back on it all.

Rhian Phillips is a successful London marketing executive who has the chance of a lifetime fall in her lap. She’s sent to produce a reality TV series on competitive climbers, while showcasing the stunning beauty of a Patagonian glacier and the Cerro Fitz Roy range.

An accident brings Jayden and Rhian together, and outside pressures keep them at each other’s sides. When you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place eventually something has to give. The one thing they never counted on was them both wanting to stay together.

A lesbian romance about pushing onwards and defying expectations.

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THE BRUTAL TRUTH
by Lee Winter

E-book $9.99
Paperback $17.99
Release date: November 29, 2017
Romance

Australian crime reporter Maddie Grey is out of her depth in New York, miserable, and secretly drawn to her powerful, twice-married, media mogul boss, Elena Bartell, who eats failing newspapers for breakfast. As work takes them to Australia, Maddie is goaded into a brief, seemingly harmless bet with her enigmatic boss—where they have to tell the complete truth to each other. It backfires catastrophically.

A lesbian romance about the lies we tell ourselves.

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THE HANGOVER
by Emma Nichols

E-book $4.49
Paperback $11.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: November 30, 2017
Romance

Eva continues to self-destruct, and Rosa faces the very real possibility of losing the woman she loves. Does Eva have the inner strength to turn her life around once and for all, or will the circumstances she faces conspire against her?

As Vincenti secrets are revealed, and honest conversations take place about the past, will Lauren and Anna grow closer?

And who is Carine Delfosse?

This is the concluding novel of the best-selling lesbian romance, The Vincenti Series: Finding You (Book 1) and Remember Us (Book 2).

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SHADES OF BLUE
Part Two of The Loudest Silence
by Olivia Janae

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.99
Release date: December 2, 2017
Romance 

Kate and Vivian are both anxious to put their recent disagreement in the past. As they settle into their happy routine again, they are excited for the coming holidays with each other and Max.

When Vivian’s mother, the head of J. C. Kensington Foundation, pulls Kate aside after Thanksgiving and offers her a gift she never knew existed, Kate’s spirits soar.

However, it’s not long before Kate learns that perhaps Jacqueline can’t always be trusted.

With allegiances torn, Kate must decide. Will she fight for the love she had been completely unprepared for? Or will she give in and let these lonely shades of blue overtake her?

Great news for I Heart Lesfic Subscribers. You can get a 20% discount by purchasing SHADES OF BLUE from the Heartsome website and type in the code IHEART20.

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FRAME BY FRAME
by CJ Murphy

E-book $6.50
Paperback: $16.50
Release date: November 26, 2017
Romance

Valkyrie Magnusson, a former Marine photographer injured while covering a goodwill interaction with Iraqi children in 2010, is haunted by flashbacks. She travels the U.S. as a photographer for Rider magazine. A self-proclaimed nomad, Val has little inclination to settle down. But something keeps calling her back to a little tourist trap called Cool Springs in rural West Virginia. The sign at the quirky little store boasts, “Good food, groceries, ice cream, hardware, feed store, taxidermy, gifts, and gas.”

Cool Springs is owned by Laurel Stemple and her grandmother Ree. Laurel is charged with the daily operations of the catch-all little store/diner and the care of her octogenarian grandmother. A frequent visitor, Val has become like family at Cool Springs. Interesting characters like Mule, aptly nicknamed for his braying laughter and Wunder, whose child-like questions keep everyone in stitches, create a unique tapestry of community in the little store.

Over the years, Val and Laurel have gradually fallen in love without acknowledging it. Personal secrets and scars have left the pair unable to move toward a relationship. While covering an annual Memorial Day Ride to the Wall, a near tragic accident forces Val and Laurel to confront their feelings and fears.

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WITH THIS RING
by Cynthia Dane & Hildred Billings

E-book $4.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: November 26, 2017
Romance

Attraction has nothing to do with it. Until it does.

NICOLE DELANEY

Down-on-her-luck heiress Nicole Delaney can’t take another hit. First, her dad dies, leaving in his wake a million debts that wipe out the family coffers. Then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, she now lives in a cramped downtown apartment with her mother. No privacy, and no money!

Only thing worse? Her professors in her fashion school telling her to pick a new job!

Nicole is simultaneously too old to rely on her sickly mother, and also too young to have a real chance to free herself from this unfortunate situation. So what does her mother do?

Call the matchmaker. Surely, there’s some rich guy out there looking for a hot, young wife…

JENNY BISHOP

The once-homeless Jenny Bishop now has it all: a bustling business as a fashion designer, enough money to keep her housed and fed for life, and access to everything she couldn’t have as a foster kid.

Except… there’s one thing missing. A family.

Whether broke or investing millions back into her business, Jenny continues to search for that elusive family she’s always dreamed of having. When time gets in the way of traditional dating, she hits up a matchmaker with the hopes that there’s one woman out there willing to wed a lesbian like her.

TWO RINGS TO RULE THEIR HEARTS

Nicole only agrees to marry Jenny to get her money, but what quickly unfolds is a genuine attraction that blindsides formerly-frigid Nicole and blinds Jenny to the logical solutions she desires. How can they think about a logical marriage of convenience when they’re too busy jetting off to Hawaii for inspiration and… “inspiration?”

Too bad. Because one of the nastiest women to ever play with a billion dollars is on a mission to destroy their blossoming love. So much for that June wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii!

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THE BOOKSTORE
Fifteen Years of Love and Counting
Forever Woman Book 6
By B. L. Wilson

E-book $2.99
Paperback $10.99
Release date: December 2, 2017
Romance

The Bookstore, fifteen years of love and counting tells the tale of somewhat wild and raunchy playgirl Vivian Johnson, who is also Leah Williams’ (Forever Woman and Sweet Sarah’s Bluez) editor and good friend. Fifteen years ago, while working on one of her client’s book tours, she meets an interesting younger woman. Patricia Davis has just opened a women’s bookstore on a shoestring budget. Vivian is impressed that such a young woman from Generation X would bet her entire future on opening a woman’s bookstore and community center in the heart of a low-income neighborhood.

They bump heads at first. Vivian’s client, Melba Farris (Mr. Jefferson’s Piano and Other Central Harlem Stories), asks her to set up a book signing in the bookstore, but Pat’s womanizing partner, Etta, wants more than a book signing from Vivian. The two partners argue about Vivian, causing Pat to say things to Vivian that she has to apologize for later. The book signing is exceptionally successful, but the two women decide not to see each other again.

As fate would have it, a tragic fire and a murderous cover up throw the two women together again. While Vivian helps Pat get through Etta’s funeral and mourning period, the two women begin to see each other in a different light. Can these two women from different generations and backgrounds get on the same page in The Bookstore?

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THE PERFECT FIT
By Emily Sharp

E-book $3.99
Paperback $7.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: November 29, 2017
Romance

Kayla Rose was once a little girl with big dreams, but now she’s a real life Cinderella trying to make ends meet by scrubbing dishes in a low-paying job. Happily ever after? Working at The Pit Stop leads to nowhere, never mind a fairytale ending.

Laura Stone has it made. She’s beautiful, famous, and the CEO of an insanely successful shoe company. Yet even though she’s the woman who has it all, this millionaire can’t help feel that there’s something missing in her life…

When Princess Charming embarks on a nationwide tour to promote her hot new shoe technology, fate forces her into Kayla’s path and sparks begin to fly. But for this modern day fairy tale to have a happy ending, both women must let go of their fears, in order to find The Perfect Fit.

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THE BET
by Sarah Markel

E-book $2.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: November 28, 2017
Romance

For some, a bet is a game. For others, a simple, friendly wager becomes the catalyst for facing their fears and admitting their desires. When Jess Halliwell extends a playful bet to her friends, she has no idea what she’s in for.

After yet another breakup, Jess has resigned herself to never finding a woman to settle down and raise a family with. Content to live vicariously through her sister, Jess spends as much time as she can with her nephews. After a chance encounter with her sister’s friend at the park, Jess starts to question her choice of women. She’s had no luck with her typical type of partner, and meeting Karli Adams, a beautiful redhead with a wife who offers almost no help with the raising of their six children, makes Jess once again long for a family of her own.

When Jess sees for herself how little help her sister and new friend receive from their spouses, she decides to offer them a bet. Spend one whole day in their wives’ shoes, and receive free babysitting for a year. Little did she know that, in trying to prove a point to her friends, she would set herself on a collision course with fate. Will Jess find the woman she longs for? Or will her own fear of the past prevent her from the family she’s always wanted?

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 


A FLIGHT HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
A Short Story
By Judy Folger

E-book $0.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: November 28, 2017
Romance

Tedi is traveling for the holidays. When she lands at Willow’s house, however, the very last thing she expects is to receive the best gift of all.

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


LITTLE DIP
Garoul Series Book 5
by Gill McKnight

E-book $9.99
Release date: December 2, 2017
Paranormal Romance

It’s 1977, and Connie Fortune has an easy, freewheeling life as a wildlife photographer and illustrator. A new contract brings her to the Little Dip valley in Oregon to track down a rare bird, but a clash with Sylvie Garoul, the valley’s owner and matriarch of the mysterious Garoul family, and her daughter, the haughty, frustrating, but somehow bewitching Marie Garoul, ruins the deal.

The following year Connie tries again, but this time, things have changed. The residents of nearby Lost Creek are up in arms about strange goings-on in the valley, with blame swirling around the Garouls. Connie is unsure whose side she is on, even as she’s drawn deeper into Little Dip.

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


BELOVED WIFE
A Detective Amy Sadler Mystery
Book Two
by Michelle Arnold

E-book $4.00
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: November 29, 2017
Mystery / Romance

Homicide detective Amy Sadler and her new wife, forensic pathologist Lira Ward, are enjoying marital bliss when they are hit with a gruesome new case: someone is killing couples and families, with most of their rage directed at the wives. While trying to solve the case, Amy begins receiving threats from someone within the police department who doesn’t seem happy about her marriage to Lira. Amy finds herself desperately trying to uncover who is out to destroy her marriage – because she doesn’t want to find out how far they’re willing to go.

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


OOPS!
By Erik Schubach

E-book $0.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: November 27, 2017
Sci-fi / Short read / Romance

This young adult scifi/comedy short story follows a group of alien girls who just graduated school, and the madcap road trip they take to go surfing with the popular boys in another star system.

Teenage hijinx ensue and accidents soon follow in the Earth system. Oops.

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


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