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Welcome Author Diane Burton

Today, It’s my pleasure to have Romantic Suspense author, Diane Burton, on my blog! Diane is one of my wonderful “Author Helping Author” friends and this isn’t the first time she’s been a guest on Under A Paper Moon! Diane is here to tell us about her new release, Numbers Never Lie! Welcome Diane!

Darcy, thanks so much for having me here today. I’m thrilled to share with you and your readers my new release, Numbers Never Lie, a romantic suspense. This book was over fifteen years in the making. I was almost done then had to set it aside because Life intruded. This winter, I delved into it and discovered I wasn’t as far along as I thought. LOL

Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter at the end of this post for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Tell us a bit about your new release?

Numbers Never Lie was over fifteen years in the making. I was almost done then had to set it aside because Life intruded. This winter, I delved into it and discovered I wasn’t as far along as I thought. LOL Even worse, the manuscript was spread across several old floppy disks. Thank goodness, Hubs had an external floppy drive reader. Though it required a lot of work recovering the many files, it was worth the effort. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed Maggie, Drew, and Jack’s story.

Dang girl! Floppy disks – hadn’t heard that word in a while. LOL That is old school. So glad you had the tenacity to stay with it and recover those files!

Before you gasp and think I’ve written a M/F/M managestory, I’d better tell you Maggie and Jack are siblings and Drew is Jack’s best friend. Though stunned by Jack’s accident, too many inconsistences worry Maggie, and she drags a reluctant Drew into her investigation.

What’s a typical working day like for you?

As soon as I get up, I grab a cup of coffee (thank goodness for my Keurig) and open my laptop. I wish I could say I don’t open email or play a game (or 2) but open my work-in-progress first. Some days my eyes don’t function that quickly, I play a game to wake them up. (That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.) I’ll write until lunch, take a break, then either get back to writing or read/respond to email, read blog posts, and work on promotion.

My day is similar. During my lunch break I watch an episode of Stargate SG 1. Love, love, Richard Dean Anderson! *sigh*

So tell me, if a book were being written about your life, what would the title be?

That’s hard. If you’d ask me to name a song, I’d say Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.” How about My Life is an Open Book? Oops, that’s a song title, too. Seriously, if anyone reads my blogs—and I’ve written a ton of them since 2011, both on my own blog and on others’ plus Facebook—it wouldn’t be hard to piece together my life. In my forty-six-year marriage, with two kids and 5 grandkids, I’ve experienced highs and lows, like most people. Fortunately, the highs way outnumber the lows.

Wow, forty-six years! That’s amazing! 

If you could have any meal delivered to your door right now, what would it be?

Ooh. P.F. Chang’s. I’d start with the signature lettuce wraps and dim sum; Oolong Chilean seabass with lobster and shrimp fried rice, and a side of crispy green beans. For dessert, banana spring rolls. Mmm, now I’m hungry. Because all of that is way too much food for me to eat alone, Hubs would have to help me. The best part is my son is a culinary partner with Chang’s, and he would ask me what I was in the mood for and cook that meal accordingly. I am so lucky.

Thanks, Darcy. Those were great questions.

So happy to host you and your new release, Diane! 

 

NUMBERS NEVER LIE

A Romantic Suspense

By Diane Burton

Romantic Suspense

Length: approx. 80,000 words

Available at Amazon http://a.co/gUmO9wZ

Free with Kindle Unlimited

 

Blurb:

A shocking secret brings danger to Jack Sinclair and his sister Maggie.

Numbers Never Lie - 750 CoverAs kids, they were the fearless threesome. As adults, Jack’s an accountant; Drew, a lawyer; Maggie, a teacher and camping troop leader. Upon returning from a weekend camping trip, Maggie receives horrifying news. She refuses to believe her brother Jack’s fatal car crash was an accident. If the police won’t investigate, she’ll do it herself. Convincing Drew Campbell to help is her only recourse.

 

Drew Campbell was too busy to return his best friend’s phone call. Too busy to attend a camping meeting important to his teen daughter. Too busy to stay in touch with Jack. Logic and reason indicate Jack’s accident was just that–an accident caused by fatigue and fog. Prodded by guilt, he’ll help Maggie even if he thinks she’s wrong.

A break-in at Jack’s condo convinces Maggie she’s right. Then her home is searched. What did Jack dothat puts Maggie in danger?

 

Excerpt

The garage door rose. All by itself.

Maggie Sinclair’s heart shot into high gear as she set down the camping equipment next to her SUV. She wasn’t anywhere near the button next to the door to the house. And the remote was right where it belonged, clipped to the Suburban’s visor. Shehadn’t opened the door.

Someone had keyed in the code.

As the door lifted, a pair of athletic shoes and legs encased in wrinkled khakis came into view. Only one other person knew the code to her garage. The numb-nut scaring her half to death had better be him.

In case it wasn’t, Maggie moved quietly to the rack on the wall where the garden tools hung. As the figure outside bent in half and ducked under the door, Maggie raised the shovel, ala Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera, fully prepared to whack the intruder. When he straightened, his look of surprise almost matched hers.

“Jack Sinclair,” she yelled. “What are you doing sneaking up on me?”

“Whoa!” Her brother recovered fast, right after dropping a plastic case on the dusty garage floor. A CD spilled out. “What are you doing here?”

She lowered the shovel. “Gee, I don’t know. Ya think maybe because I live here?”

Jack picked up the CD and case. “Are you sick? It’s Friday. And only—” He checked his watch. “—one o’clock. Why aren’t you in school?”

About to lambaste him for scaring her, she gave him a long look. Shadows rimmed his eyes, and his mouth had creases she hadn’t noticed the last time she saw him, a couple of weeks ago. Her neatnik brother never looked disheveled, yet there he was in wrinkled slacks and part of his sport shirt hanging out.

“What’s wrong?” she asked. “You look tired.”

Actually, he looked like his shoulders carried the weight of the world, as their mom used to say. “With Ben out, I had to take over his clients on top of my own. You never said why you’re home in the middle of the afternoon.”

“School is out for the summer.” She returned the shovel to the rack, securing it properly while cringing at the screech. “And you never said why you’re sneaking into my garage?”

He gave her a cocky grin. The creases along his mouth and across his forehead eased. “Can’t I visit my kid sister?”

“When you thought I wasn’t going to be home? Try again, Ace.”

Jack cuffed her around the neck. “Okay, you got me. I wanted to try out a new CD on your system.”

She ducked out from under his arm then hip bumped him. “The truth comes out.”

His combination Christmas and birthday gift to her a couple of years ago was a sophisticated sound system. After he set it up, he’d left detailed—printed, no less—instructions for its use. That was Jack. Always covering the bases. Heaven forbid, he left anything to chance. Even his sister’s entertainment center.

While she pulled the fixings for lunch out of the fridge, Jack went into the living room. When the music didn’t come on right away, she called out, “Forgotten how it works?” She couldn’t resist a smirk. “Why don’t you read the instructions?”

“Nobody likes a smart-ass,” he called back.

Because he seemed so tired, she was surprised by the music. Head-banging rock would not have been her first choice.

“Could you maybe turn it down?” she yelled to be heard over the music. “The neighbor kids will get the wrong idea about their English teacher.”

Jack lowered the volume. When he came out into the kitchen, he grabbed her around the waist and spun her away from the counter. “Maybe those teenage delinquents you insist on trying to educate will think you’re a normal person.”

While he whirled her around the small kitchen, Maggie laughed. “Normal? Instead of the Wicked Witch of the West?” She gave an evil laugh. “‘I’ll get you my pretty.’”

“’And your little dog, too,’” Jack quipped. “You gotta work on that image, Mags.”

“Hey, it works for me.”

 

Numbers Never Lie is available at Amazon.

 

About the Author:

Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into joy dent, darcy flynn, darcyflynnromances.comwriting romantic fiction. Besides writing science fiction romance, she writes romantic suspense, and cozy mysteries. Diane and her husband live in West Michigan. They have two children and five grandchildren.

For more info and excerpts from her books, visit Diane’s website: http://www.dianeburton.com

 

Connect with Diane Burton online

Blog:  http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/dmburton72

Facebook:  http://facebook.com/dianeburtonauthor

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Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dmburton72/

Sign up for Diane’s new release alert: http://eepurl.com/bdHtYf

 

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Meet Nick Forrester, hero of Caper Magic

Please welcome Nick Forrester, from Caper Magic, a romantic novella, available in digital and print format [Hauntings in the Garden, Vol II] from the Wild Rose Press.

Where are you from, Nick? Syracuse, New York

perf5.000x8.000.inddTell us a bit about Caper Magic. Cape Brendan is a small tourist town at the eastern end of Lake Ontario where it empties into the Saint Lawrence River. Each October, the town puts on Caper Madness, a month-long celebration of all things Halloween. My uncle Hank has been the chief organizer for the last thirty years or so. I came up to help him out because he’s not getting any younger and his health is not the best. I needed to spend some time with him before he . . . you know. I ran into Nunie Doyle shortly after I arrived.

What did you think the first time you saw her, Nunie I mean? That her legs went on forever and that she ought to think about tying back her hair so it didn’t blow all over in a huge black cloud or hang like a curtain of velvet that melts against her curves in all the right—or wrong—places.

What was your second thought? I reminded myself that a few years back she’d stuck her nose into things that didn’t concern her. The ‘sticking’ business led directly to my partner’s suicide. Needless to say, my thoughts about Miz Doyle were not exactly friendly.

Did you feel it was love at first sight? As if.

What do you like most about her? Not that I like anything about her, in the least, but I’ll admit she is totally dedicated to whatever assignment she takes on—whether it’s advocating for victims of abuse, or helping Hank organize Caper Madness, or running a station on the underground railroad. Nunie is fearless. Plus, she bakes the best pies in the known universe and has a temper which is monumentally scary.

How would you describe her? Tall, thin, long black hair that begs for a man’s touch. She’s got an Irish accent which is normally easy to understand and rather musical. When she’s tense or upset, it thickens and she starts talking fast, it’s impossible to understand what she’s saying.

How would Nunie describe you? She’s called me a simpering git more times than I care to count. I think it’s a less than complimentary term. Truth is, I was acting like a complete hemorrhoid at the time so maybe I deserved it.

What made you choose law enforcement for a career? As a child my parents believed boundaries or limits of any type weren’t necessary. After they took off for better pickings, leaving my sister and I to fend for ourselves, my Uncle Hank and his wife rescued us from the streets where we were hiding from the authorities. Hank and Genny gave us the things every child deserves. As an adult, I found police work met my needs; I stayed with it for almost 30 years, then joined a big law firm in Syracuse to head their investigation unit. I’ve been with them for a couple years. It pays the bills and keeps me off the streets.

What is your biggest fear? Mucking up an investigation by taking the easier, softer way out only to have the client suffer because I screwed things up.

How do you relax? I like to listen to audio books. Any excuse to drive somewhere is always top of my list.

Who is your favorite fictional character? Mitch Rapp who is the lead character in a series of political thrillers written by the late Vince Flynn. Mitch is a real piece of work and doesn’t hesitate to speak what’s on his mind. He lost the on/off switch for tact and discretion a long time ago. I also like Robert B Parker’s Jesse Stone; Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers by John Sandford; and Elmore Leonard’s Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received? Do your job to the best of your ability; don’t hesitate to ask for help; think before you speak.

 

Here’s a bit more about Caper Magic:

P.I. Nick Forrester comes to Cape Brendan ostensibly to assist with Caper Madness, a month long celebration of everything Halloween. In reality he is tracking a woman on the run. Within days he is confronted by Annunciata Doyle, a vivid reminder of a pain-filled past.

After retreating to Cape Brendan in defeat and humiliation, Nunie Doyle’s only hope was to make the best of forced retirement. There, in this quaint tourist town on the shores of Lake Ontario, she has earned the love and respect of new friends and neighbors—and now puts her talent for helping women to use.

With the mutual goal of making Caper Madness the best ever, Nick and Nunie fight tooth and nail on the personal level, each discovering a new side to the other, sides that make them consider making drastic changes for the rest of their lives.

This attraction: complete madness—or sheer magic?

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BUY LINKS:

Wild Rose Press: https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/3329-caper-magic.html

Amazon: wwwAmazon.com/Caper-Magic-Hauntings-Garden-Veronica=ebook/dp/B00O0FVUDC/ref=pd-rhf

Author Bio:

head shot            Legal nurse consultant, victim advocate, sexual assault nurse examiner Veronica Lynch–and her alter ego–Kat Henry Doran, has been there and done that–many times over. She often travels to the shores of Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River to the historic Adirondack and Catskill Mountains for settings in her books which feature strong characters who stand for the less thans in this world. Over the years, she has been called many things, not all of them flattering. The name she treasures most is Nana to the four brightest lights in her life: Meredith and Ashlin, Owen and Kieran.

Veronica is giving away this adorable cosmetics bag with a scarecrow on the front to one commenter!IMG_20170911_120222594 2

 

 

 

For more information on Kat and Veronica, go to:

Email:                        WildWomenAuthors@yahoo.com

Blog:                        http://www.WildWomenAuthorsx2.blogspot.com

Amazon:            http://www.Amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Veronica+Lynch

Facebook:            http://www.Facebook.com/WildWomenAuthors

Pinterest:            http://www.Pinterest.com/KatHenryDoran

Twitter:            @VLynchAuthor and @KatHenryDoran1

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Welcome Pamela S. Thibodeaux

It’s my pleasure to welcome Inspirational author, Pamela Thibodeaux to Under a Paper Moon! Pamela has visited before and is a precious friend and colleague from Authors Helping Authors. Welcome her as she talks about her newly revised version of The Inheritance.

I adore this excerpt. Enjoy!

“I want to kiss you, Becca, here in the midst of Paradise.” His lips covered hers with devastating tenderness.

He let out a primitive grunt of satisfaction as he let go of her hands and pulled her closer. An answering purr escaped her as tiny pinpoints of pleasure bathed her senses with light and color. Never in her life had she felt so alive, so consumed with sensations.

Whether a moment or an eternity, she had no idea how long they stood there, his mouth in sweet possession of hers, but when the kiss was over, she realized she was pressed against his body. Her breathing came in sharp, almost painful rasps, and her fingers were clenched in his thick, sandy-colored hair. Appalled at her wanton response and the needy way in which she clung, Rebecca stumbled away with a startled cry of distress, and began to run.

 

Okay, I’m hooked and can’t wait to read this story! Here’s a little bit about Pamela and her book, The Inheritance.

Question:   What inspired this novel? How did it come about?

Answer: The Inheritance is one novel that began with a simple thought: They say life begins at forty, but for Rebecca Sinclair that’s far from the truth. Of course, as a nosy writer I had to find out why Rebecca felt that way.

Question: What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Answer: The hardest part of writing The Inheritance was making sure Rebecca’s feelings and emotions around her husband’s illegitimate child were authentic and stayed within her character – not what I would do or think.

Question: How did you come up with the concept and the setting?

Answer: Characters came first then setting for The Inheritance. My step-children live in Washington and I’ve visited Hammondsport, NY so the places depicted in the novel are drawn from my memories and impressions of both.

Question: What is the message you hope to get across in this story?

Answer: That, when it comes to love and forgiveness, we are called to be true imitators of Christ. I hope Rebecca’s handling of her deceased husband’s illegitimate child will encourage readers to open their hearts and minds and broaden their perspective on areas of pain, anger and unforgiveness in their own lives.

Question: What is your goal or mission as a writer?

Answer: A committed Christian, I firmly believe in God and His promises. God is very real to me. I believe that people today need and want to hear more of His truths wherever they can glean them and I do my best to encourage readers to develop a personal relationship with Him. The deepest desire of my heart is to glorify God and to get His message of faith, trust, and forgiveness to a hurting world. My hope is that all of my stories will touch the lives of everyone who reads them and – in some way – bring them a truer knowledge of God and urge them into a closer walk with Him.

 

Tagline: After her husband’s death she discovers a future she never expected and a family TheInheritance_w568n_300she never imagined.

Blurb: Widowed at age thirty-nine and suffering from empty nest syndrome, Rebecca Sinclair is overshadowed by grief and loneliness. Her husband has been deceased for a year, her oldest child has moved to New York in pursuit of an acting career and her youngest child is attending college in France. Having spent over half of her life as a wife and mother, she has no idea what God has in store for her now. Will an unexpected inheritance in the wine country of New York bring meaning and purpose to her life and give her the courage to love again?

 

US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her. A wanderer searching for the ever-illusive soul mate, Ray has never stayed in one place too long. Raised by self-centered, high-power executives, he’s longed for the idyllic life of residing in a cozy house in a small town with the love of his life. Will he gain the heart of the lovely widow or will he lose her to the wine country of New York?

 

 

Pamela S Thibodeaux publicity photo

Author bio: Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”

 

 

 

Pamela is giving away 5 copies of The Inheritance (the new addition).

Click on the Rafflecopter Giveaway Link to enter!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4752b1262/

 

The Inheritance (2nd edition – newly edited, revised, and updated!)

Purchase Link: http://amzn.to/1nXB8Z0

 

Here’s how to connect with Pamela…

Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com

Blog: http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/2fzAdN7

Face Book: http://facebook.com/pamelasthibodeaux

Twitter: http://twitter.com/psthib @psthib

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pamelasthibodea/

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1jUVcdU

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/pamela-s-thibodeaux

 

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12 Days Left to Enter Giveaway!

WANT TO WIN A KINDLE FIRE?

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Several romance and mystery authors are participating in a Rafflecopter giveaway to offer everyone a chance to win a new Kindle Fire. The contest runs during the month of June and participants earn an entry for each newsletter signup completed. 12 Days left so don’t miss your chance to win! Just follow the link below.

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Spring For Love Blog Hop and Giveaway!

darcy flynn, joy dent, cynthia gail

Day Three! Spring For Love Blog Hop and

Giveaway! 

With a Rafflecopter giveaway and twenty-six participating authors!

 

One of my favorite “spring pleasures” is seeing my herbs sprout from the darcy flynn, joy dent, onion chives, lambs earground. Particularly after a harsh winter of ice and snow. I particularly love the garlic chives. I love making chive vinegar. The delicate purple flower heads tint the vinegar giving it a lovely pinkish tint. Great on salads!

I hope you’re discovering some new authors and some wonderful books to add to your TBR pile! I know I have!

Like today’s Soul Mate author, Annette Bower!

Annette writes about women’s roles in families, in communities and women’s emotions at the beginning and end of love in her home office in Regina, SK. Her short stories are published in magazines and anthologies in Canada, United States, and United Kingdom.

Her romance novels, Woman of Substance and Moving On are published by Soul Mate Publishing.

I love the cover of her contemporary romance, Moving On!

Annette Bower - Moving-On

Here’s the blurb!

Anna Jenkins, a mysterious woman arrives in the resort town of Regina Beach as the heir to a cottage, even though there isn’t an obvious family connection. The residents of the town know everyone’s business and they are very keen on discovering Anna’s secrets. Anna meets Nick Donnelly with a secret of his own. As a soldier, the injuries he sustained in an IED explosion were greater than most people realize.

During his rehabilitation, Nick and Anna become friends. Nick begins to dream of a life on the land with a family of his own. When Anna discovers that Nick plans to return to active duty, she puts the brakes on loving a man who might die because of his career. Nick must convince Anna they have a future to live for.

And what does Annette love about spring?

She can kick off her winter boots and walk the four miles from her home around Wascana Lake and back, every day. 

PURCHASE MOVING ON

Annette Bower - Woman of Substance

ANNETTE’S LINKS:

WEBSITE      WEBSITE BLOG     FACEBOOK

TWITTER      GOODREADS      AUTHOR CENTRAL

PINTEREST

 

 

 

PURCHASE WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE

Annette would like you to follow her on Twitter! She is giving away an e-copy of Moving On to one lucky commenter. Click HERE for Rafflecopter. To follow the full tour, click HERE.

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Spring for Love Blog Hop and Giveaway!

darcy flynn, joy dent, cynthia gail

Welcome to Day 2 of Spring for Love Blog Hop & Giveaway!

With a Rafflecopter giveaway and twenty-six participating authors!

I have another wonderful Soul Mate Author to introduce you to, but first I’d like to share another memory from my days growing up in New Orleans, where the springs were long and the summers were hot!

As a child, I remember my mother picking an azalea flower and teaching me to sip the enddarcy flynn, joy dent of it for the sweet nectar coveted by the bees and butterflies. I can still remember that moment, standing in the front yard of our little “postage stamp sized lot” in New Orleans.  For the rest of my childhood ’til this day, I pick the first, full azalea bloom to sample its sweetness. The gorgeous azaleas to the right are on my Tennessee Farm!

 

Now, please welcome my friend and Soul Mate Sister, Sarah Hoss!

Sarah grew up believing she could try anything and if she set her mind to it, she would succeed. Sixteen years of dance lessons, Cheerleading, and school plays proved to her that her parent’s words rang true. Writing was no exception. Reading the Outlander series made her fall in love with time travels and the historical places books could take her. Always a child with a vivid imagination, she realized as an adult, she could put her imagination to good use and began writing. Marrying her very own hero, they live in Indiana in the town where she grew up. They have three beautiful children and one hyper dog. When Sarah isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, camping, and watching her kids’ play sports.

 Here’s what Sarah loves about Spring!

“I love to watch Spring come about with the flowers and trees blooming, the birds singing. Nature is reborn and it’s a beautiful thing to watch.”

                                                                  Sins of the Heart! 

Sarah Hoss - Sins of the Heart

 

Abigail Crenshaw is an antiques dealer searching for the perfect item. When she stumbles across a warriors shield at a flea market, she knows she can’t leave without it.

Grant MacFie is the Scottish Laird of Clan MacFie. When he discovers his great grandfather’s shield has been stolen, he will stop at nothing to get it back and punish the one who stole it.

Now, in America he has found the shield but discovering the truth behind who stole it and falling in love with Abigail could cost him his life. How far will he go to get the shield back?

Purchase Sins of the Heart here!

WEBSITE   BLOG   FACEBOOK   TWITTER   AMAZON AUTHOR CENTRAL

GOODREADS   PINTEREST

To enter the giveaway Sarah would like for you to Like her Facebook Page. Click HERE for Rafflecopter. To follow the tour, click HERE.

Sarah’s other books on Amazon. Check them out through the links below!

DREAMS OF THE HIGHLANDER   ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A SOUL MATE

 

Authors/Writers, giveaway

Spring For Love Blog Hop and Giveaway!

 darcy flynn, joy dent, cynthia gail Soul Mate Publishing Author’s             Spring For Love Blog Hop!

With a Rafflecopter giveaway and twenty-six participating authors!

 

Spring! I absolutely love it! I think of my mother, who taught me how to garden anddarcy flynn, joy dent, strawberry pots how to prepare the soil. Peat moss and pretty garden gloves shared equal space on her garden bench. I owe my passion for gardening to both my parents. My father taught me how to grow vegetables, but the flowers, the annuals and perennials, are gifts from my mother. I spent years watching her tend her roses and her flower beds on what she called, “her little piece of America.” Gardening was more than a hobby, it was a way of life.

 

But, enough about me…

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to fellow Soul Mate Author, Amanda L. V. Shalaby! Her passion for all things Jane Austen was inspired by her mother and grandmother.  She now writes her own historical romantic mysteries. Amanda’s previously published works, Rhianna and Audra, both were nominated for the prestigious InD’Tale Magazine RONE Award.  Her latest novel, Bleddyn Hall, was released on February 11, 2015.

Darcy: Amanda, what’s one thing you like about Spring?

Amanda: One thing I love about Spring is Cadbury Egg chocolate candies! They only come out this time of year!

Darcy: Ooo, yum! I agree!

Amanda Shalaby - BleddynHall_600Here is Amanda’s wonderful book blurb and cover for Bleddyn Hall! *sigh*

After a whirlwind romance during the London Season, Lady Isabel Sutton finds herself quickly engaged to the handsome Lord Tresham  Bleddyn, Earl of Dancy.  When his father passes away suddenly, however, his period of mourning delays their marriage and ruins the season for Tresham’s  younger, twin sisters, Annalise and Rosamund.

After the girls invite Isabel to their Yorkshire home, Bleddyn  Hall, Tresham  seems an entirely different man than the one she fell in love with in London.  Not only that, but all is not well within the walls of Bleddyn  Hall. The house’s dark secrets lead to murder, mystery, and a gruesome discovery.

Was Isabel’s happy future with Tresham  nothing more than an illusion?  What is more, will she survive her stay at Bleddyn Hall?

Purchase Bleddyn Hall here!

Amanda’s Links!

WEBSITE   FACEBOOK   TWITTER   GOODREADS   PINTEREST

To enter, follow Amanda’s FaceBook Page!

Click HERE for Rafflecopter. To follow the full tour, click HERE.

 

 

 

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Clean Indie Reads March Madness Blog Hop!

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Welcome to Clean Indie Reads March Madness Blog Hop!

In addition to the Blog Hop, Clean Indie Reads is also having a Book Sale this week! My latest release, Hawke’s Nest – the first book in my Like No Other Series is one of the books in the sale. It’s 99 Cents on Amazon this week so be sure to grab your copy! Here’s the gorgeous book cover and blurb!

darcy flynn romances, sweet romances, joy dent,

Running away is nothing new for Annie Dell, aka high-fashion model Anna Delany. With the paparazzi hot on her trail, an out of town wedding couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. What better place to hide out than the quaint Florida beach town Liddy’s told her so much about. But a delayed flight, mix up with the car rental, then a speeding ticket from the local Sheriff of Nottingham, her getaway is looking anything but relaxing.

Franklin County Sheriff, Levi Hawke, is tired of the spoiled, out-of-control students on fall break, who think they can speed through his county without consequence. After giving a ticket to a beautiful young woman he assumes is just another daddy’s girl looking for some fun in the sun, he discovers she’s his weekend date at his best friend’s wedding.

 Through gritted teeth, masked by a half-hearted truce, they survive the weekend, only to find themselves stranded alone in the middle of a hurricane. You can discover a lot about a person while spending thirty-six hours without the comforts of electricity and modern conveniences. When circumstances further extend her stay in town, Levi pries deeper to find out what Annie’s running from. He knows when someone is haunted by their past. As the saying goes … it takes one to know one.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

 Can One Magical Kiss Change a Young Girl’s Life?

darcy flynn, joy dentToday, in honor of Valentines everywhere, I’m giving away 5 e-copies of my sweet short story, Sealed With A Kiss, the Prequel to Keeper of My Heart! All you have to do is sign up for my newsletter! Mail Chimp will alert me when you sign up! The link is underneath the picture of me. 🙂

Five of you will be randomly chosen at the end of the day. I’ll send each of you your book this evening and post the winners tomorrow! Good luck!

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New Release– End of Lonely Street by Alicia Dean – Plus an Awesome Giveaway!

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome, romance author, Alicia Dean to my blog! As an Elvis fan, I’m so excited about her new release, End of Lonely Street! Welcome Alicia!

I’m excited to share my latest release from The Wild Rose Press on what would have been Elvis’ eightieth birthday. ‘End of Lonely Street’ is a Vintage Romance Short Story set in 1957, in the era when Elvis first burst on the scene. Like my heroine in the story, I am a diehard Elvis fan. (As you probably figured out, I took the title from a line in Heartbreak Hotel, which was Elvis’ first million selling record).

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GIVEAWAY: – Entries accepted from January 8, 2015 through noon on January 22, 2015

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Elvis Gift Basket including DVD, CD, plus more

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Blurb:

Can she let go of the past, before it destroys her future?

All Toby Lawson wanted was to go to college to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher and to be free of her alcoholic mother and the painful memories of finding her and the guy Toby loved kissing. But when her mother nearly burns the house down, Toby must put her dreams on hold and return home to care for her. The only time she isn’t lonely and miserable is when she’s listening to her heartthrob, Elvis Presley. His music takes her away, helps her escape from everything wrong in her life.

Noah Rivers has always loved Toby, but no matter what he says, and even though she knows her mother initiated the kiss, and that he didn’t kiss her back, she can‘t seem to get past what happened. He soon realizes that the true problem lies in Toby’s belief that she’s not good enough for him and in her fear that she will be just like her mother.

What will it take to prove to her that she deserves to be happy, and that he would give anything to be the man to make her dreams come true?

 

Excerpt:

 

Chapter One

Mapleton, Tennessee, November, 1957

Toby Lawson closed her eyes and shut out all sounds of the diner, except for Elvis Presley’s voice. He was crooning about how she was the only one for him…no matter where he went or what he did… he’d spend his whole life loving her…

Rough hands landed on her waist and shattered the fantasy. She caught a whiff of hair tonic and too much cologne, and she snapped her eyes open. Wes Markham’s hateful face replaced the image of Elvis’ beautiful, crooked smile and smoldering blue eyes.

“Let me go.” She gritted her teeth, keeping her voice low. If her boss, Mr. Winstead, knew there was trouble on account of her, he’d explode. He’d barely let her have the job in the first place. Everyone in Mapleton knew the Lawson women were trouble.

Toby gripped his right wrist with one hand, tightening her hold on the utensils she held in the other. “I said let me go. Now!”

She shoved against him, but he didn’t budge.

He pulled her tighter. “Your momma’s a whole lot friendlier than you are. They say the apple don’t fall far from the tree, so how’s about you cut the pretense and we go someplace quiet? Winstead won’t miss you for a few minutes.”

Her cheeks heated. She didn’t dare look around. No doubt the customers were watching, listening. Elvis had stopped singing and everyone in the place could hear what he’d said about her mother. It wasn’t like they didn’t all know, though. Constance Lawson hadn’t exactly kept her escapades a secret.

Toby clenched her teeth and brandished the utensils. She spoke loud enough for everyone to hear. “Release me this instant, or I swear, you’ll be pulling this steak knife out of your eyeball.”

He held her gaze for a split second, then gave a laugh that was somewhere between nervous and furious. “Sure, sure. Okay.” He released her and stepped back. “I was just foolin’ around anyway. I got better things to do with my time than waste it on a used up chick like you.”

Muffled laughter rose around her. Oh God, she could crawl into a hole.

“How about you apologize to the lady, then beat it?”

Toby whirled at the male voice. Noah Rivers stood behind her, looking handsome and sharp in his police uniform—even with his dark hair in the military buzz cut. Her knees weakened, and tingles swept over her skin. She swallowed against the sudden dryness in her throat. She’d heard he was back, but hadn’t seen him until now. And what a time to have a reunion.

 

*** 10% of all of Alicia Dean’s net royalties for End of Lonely Street will go to

The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation

*** 10% of all of Alicia Dean’s net royalties for End of Lonely Street will go to

The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation http://www.graceland.com/epcf/ ***

darcy flynn romances, joy dent, alicia deanAlicia Dean lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. She has three grown children and a huge network of supportive friends and family. She writes mostly contemporary suspense and paranormal, but has also written in other genres, including a few vintage historicals.

Other than reading and writing, her passions are Elvis Presley, MLB, NFL (she usually works in a mention of one or all three into her stories) and watching her favorite televisions shows like Vampire Diaries, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Haven, The Mindy Project, and Dexter (even though it has sadly ended, she will forever be a fan). Some of her favorite authors are Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Lee Child, Lisa Gardner, Sharon Sala, Jordan Dane, Ridley Pearson, Joseph Finder, and Jonathan Kellerman…to name a few.

Find Alicia here:

Website: http://aliciadean.com/

Blog: http://aliciadean.com/alicias-blog/

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