Thursday, February 25, 2016

Emmy Nation, Undercover Suffragette by L. Davis Munro

Title: EMMY NATION: Undercover Suffragette
Series: EMMY NATION: Book One
Author: L. Davis Munro
Type of Book: Paperback  320 pg
Genre: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517529673

Being an independent woman in 1913 London is certainly empowering, but Emmy Nation is tired of the inescapable damp seeping through her worn shoes and the hopeless grumblings of her stomach.

When she receives an offer from Scotland Yard to boost her typist income by spying on the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), Emmy jumps at the chance. But as she grows closer to the WSPU women the lines begin to blur, and when a painful part of her past resurfaces Emmy begins to question her choices.

How far are you willing to go to secure your equality?


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How Writing Sprints Changed My Life

I was recently introduced to the concept of a writing sprint and it has completely changed the way I write. A writing sprint is a focused block of time when you try to write as many words as you can. 
I have discovered several blogs and sites dedicated to this practice and supporting authors through hosting word sprints. Storayaday.org and sprintshack.wordpress.com are just two sites that I love! 

So, how does it work and why has it changed my writing? Well, it works like the Pomodoro Technique in which you spend a short amount of time doing a concentrated activity and then you take a break. 
The idea being that you remove distraction for a short period of time and then 
recover your energy and focus with a quick break before starting again. Because the time of concentrated work is so short, it is easy to get through. 

The Pomodoro Technique recommends 25 minutes of work to a 3-5 minute break for four sets, then a longer break of 15-20 minutes. 

I have been incorporating word sprints into my writing practice lately because I am in a very hectic time of my life. Where I used to have a few hours a day I could dedicate to writing, now I have maybe one day a week that I can use to write. So, I need to get as much work done in that one day as I can if I am going to make my deadline for my current project, the second Emmy Nation book. 

I have been working for 40 minutes periods with a 20-30 minute break between each one and, my oh my, has this changed the way I work. I also take a longer break for lunch, usually about an hour. In one day I can write up to 5,000 words without breaking a sweat! 
That is a really big change for me. Having a short goal to work towards, 1,000 words in 40 minutes makes achieving it really quick and painless. Then I can walk away and clear my head. 
I used to sit in front of my blank page for hours and hours and maybe write a paragraph, thinking this was the only way to struggle through the work. Little did I know, I just needed to give myself permission to work hard then step away for a bit.




L. Davis Munro holds a master’s degree with a focus on women’s suffrage theatre and works in theatre and dance. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with her husband and her dog.

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This historical fiction book is the first volume in an intriguing series suitable for younger readers.
It will appeal to both genders and a large age range.
For those who appreciate history, adventure, women's literature and even cozy mysteries.

Imogene Madeline (Emmy) Nation left home to avoid an arranged marriage and took a job as a typist for the police, not with any intentions of being an evolved woman or moving into police work. She struggled to survive, have enough to eat and a roof over her head.
She has no intentions of changing history or becoming a suffragette.
When offered a position going undercover, Emmy took it for the better pay and being able to afford boots without holes.

When she finds herself admiring the women of the WSPU she finds herself in a position of making choices which no matter one she chooses  can not be right.
Which of her values weighs more than others?
From her experiences her thoughts begin to change. Are illegal actions ever justified?

With heartbreaking realism, the author writes an enthralling story of secrets, lies, danger and betrayals. With wonderfully developed characters, you will find yourself cheering  Emmy on, often while holding your breath. Unless we learn our history we can not appreciate all the rights, benefits and blessings we enjoy today.

Like me, you will be eager to learn what happens next.






Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mirror World
















Title: Mirror World
Author: John Calicchia

Publisher: Psychangel Books
Pages: 404
Genre: YA Fantasy


What would you do if you saw the future apocalypse of the world in a mirror? Would you try to save the world and those you love, or die trying?

Welcome to my life, this is the vision of the future I've been cursed to see.    – Cailyssa Larkin



When Cailyssa Larkin looks in a mirror she has an ominous feeling that someone is watching her. Stranger still, she has visions that foretell the future. While visiting her Uncle Spencer, Cailyssa gazes into a mirror and sees a dark future that only she can change. 
With the future of her own world hanging in the balance, Cailyssa bravely enters
the portal to the Mirror World. Here, the Dark Lord controls all the mirrors and bends reflections so all creatures see evil within themselves. 
With her sister Terry, her mysterious best friend Daemon, and a host of weird and wonderful creatures, Cailyssa embarks on an epic quest to overcome the evil forces trying to destroy her world. She can only defeat the Dark Lord by finding her true self and discovering the family secret that has led her to Mirror World.

This book, written by a psychology professor, integrates famous psychological studies in the story. Readers will enjoy learning important life lessons through the psychological concepts illustrated in the book.

For More Information

 Mirror World is available at Amazon.

 Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.


“You’re not getting away so easily.” I ran after him, grabbing his shoulder and 
spinning him around. “You’re the most confusing man I’ve ever met. 
One moment you’re cold as stone—pretending that I don’t exist—and the next moment you’re on one knee, and it looks like you’re ready to propose to me. Listen, I don’t need a boyfriend, but I do need some answers!”

“I will only do so if you require it of me,” Daemon said as he turned back into the cold soldier boy. “But please don’t require me to explain, I beg of you. It is still too painful for me.”

“No deal, big boy. If you’re tough enough to pull an arrow out of your chest and
heal yourself from a sword fight, I think you are strong enough to talk to your best friend and explain things. So talk. I require it…and no more kissing my hand!” I said with great determination.

To my surprise, Daemon slowly unbuttoned his shirt and took it off. 
My jaw dropped to the ground, not because I was looking at his perfectly chiseled chest of course, but because I just never knew what to expect from this man. He slowly turned around and showed me two long scars on his back that looked like a letter V. 
He slowly turned back to face me. “Cailyssa, didn’t you ever think that it’s a bit odd that we have the same birthday?” Daemon said this as if he expected an answer.

“No, I just figured it was a coincidence, and it was always kind of cool to 
celebrate my birthday with my best friend. What’s the big deal, anyway?” I said as I awaited more information.

“Although it is a vague memory in my mind, my life before I was born into your
world was filled with great sadness. I did something horrible, something that is 
unforgivable,” Daemon said.

“What do you mean your life before you were born—like when you were in your mother’s belly or something?” I was perplexed.

“I don’t have a mother, Cailyssa, only humans do,” Daemon said earnestly.

My specular skills started to tingle, and I started to see some images in my mind.
They were beautiful but very frightening to me. I blurted, “What do you mean? You’re not human? Are you some kind of alien or something?” I tried to say this as I laughed confidently, but I was scared of what I would find out.

I focused on the inside of my mind and tried to organize the various images that 
floated by. I captured one of Daemon as he was before he was born into my world. My jaw hung open, and I tried to form the words but I had great difficulty doing so.


“You’re an, an, an…angel?” I asked in disbelief.





I’m John Calicchia and I write stories of fantasy, action and adventure. In the fall of 2015 my book Mirror World was released! It's a story of two powerful young sisters and their epic battle against evil. But, this book has something in it most do not: hidden secrets. 
It's a teen and young adult fiction book with a self-help book hidden inside. You see… after publishing in psychology books and journals for decades I felt my writing was not helping the young people I love to work with. So, I took famous psychology studies and put it in the characters and plot in Mirror World.
 As you become part of the story you can learn about psychology or you can just enjoy the story! 

You can also get a free copy of the users guide to help you understand the psychology behind the book by joining my website www.johncalicchia.com

John Calicchia Ph.D. is a professor of psychology who also works with children and young adults as a licensed psychologist. He lives near Boston with his lovely wife and two amazing daughters. You can usually find him in the pool swimming with his two big dogs.

For More Information

 Visit John Calicchia’s website.

 Connect with John on Facebook and Twitter.

 Find out more about John at Goodreads.




Have you ever felt like you were being watched? Being judged?
Have you experienced a sense of knowing what was going to happen before it did or felt like you had experienced something before? Deja Vu
Thought about someone and then they called or you met them in an unexpected place?
Met someone and had a feeling you have known them your whole life?
Life is full of unexplained sensations and synchronicities.

Wearing the guise of a well crafted YA adventure tale, author John Calicchia clues us into some wonders of the human psyche. Passing through the mirror we experience reverse worlds and concepts. Cailyssa (pronounced Kay' Lissa) our heroine must learn her own powers and how to accept the help of others around her. She faces fears and grows into her strengths when she decides to do what is right










Monday, February 22, 2016

Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon Review

Title: Murder on Wheels

Author: Lynn Cahoon

Pages: 198

Publisher: Lyrical Underground

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Format: Ecopy/Paperback/Audio


The food truck craze has reached the charming coastal town of South Cove, California, but before Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—can sample the eats, she has to shift gears and put the brakes on a killer . . .

Now that Kacey Austin has got her new gluten-free dessert truck up and running, there’s no curbing her enthusiasm—not even when someone vandalizes the vehicle and steals her recipes. But when Kacey turns up dead on the beach and Jill’s best friend Sadie becomes the prime suspect, Jill needs to step on it to serve the real killer some just desserts.


The food truck craze has reached the charming coastal town of South Cove, California, but before Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—can sample the eats, she has to shift gears and put the brakes on a killer . . . Now that Kacey Austin has got her new gluten-free dessert truck up and running, there’s no curbing her enthusiasm—not even when someone vandalizes the vehicle and steals her recipes. But when Kacey turns up dead on the beach and Jill’s best friend Sadie becomes the prime suspect, Jill needs to step on it to serve the real killer some just desserts.



Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries

"Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true." —Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries

"Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder." —Fresh Fiction
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I was happy and excited to return to South Cove, California and visit Coffee Books and More once again. This small tourist haven and its colorful residents grows on you easily.
Close friends Jill and Amy are trying to find fresh activities for double dates. Geocaching is new to them. Amy's boyfriend, Justin, finds it exciting but Greg feels he follows enough clues on his job as a detective. Speaking of boyfriends, or relationships in general, they all seem to be in turmoil in this story. Which one is so misaligned it leads to murder?

The food truck that was in high demand in the previous book in this series has now been outfitted to provide specialized gluten free foods and is owned by the long estranged wife of local hippy surfer Dustin Austin. Was the food truck incentive enough for her to reconcile this mismatched couple? We'll never really know as wife, Kacey, dies before the business gets its first customer.
Of course, the spouse is always the first suspect. Or could it be a woman he was well acquainted with during his separation? Someone whose recipes were stolen or someone who felt she should have gotten the food truck?

Kacey's death investigation had more deadend clues than the geocaching club she was president of.
The writing in this series has a comfortable flow. I appreciate the clever phrasing.
Even if you have not read every previous book in the series you'll understand and appreciate lines such as "of course, finding a real dead body (at a murder mystery dinner) hadn't been in the plan..." Or "Why do the crazies always find you to play with?"
The one that made me smile most was the last question of the book.

It wasn't overly difficult to figure out who-dunnit but there were enough questions raised that it could have been someone unexpected. The enjoyment in the book is in all the twisted relationships.
Some of those conflicts may carry over. Which means I can look forward to visiting again.

Meet the Author

Lynn Cahoon
I love happy endings. My stories are all about life in small town America and building the family that you deserve. You know, the people who love you unconditionally – even when you’re less than perfect.

Personal stuff? I’m a seven-year breast cancer survivor. I’m married to my own hero who shaved his shoulder length hair when I lost mine during chemo. I’m the proud mom of a computer engineer (although I don’t know what that means.) And I have four fur babies.

I’m an active member of MORWA, my local RWA chapter.

My debut was THE BULL RIDER’S BROTHER released June 4th, 2012 from Crimson Romance. Cowboys aren’t easy to love—but they sure are easy on the eyes. I bet you’ve felt the same way my heroine Lizzie has, at least once or twice. Since that time, THE BULL RIDER’S MANAGER, came to your favorite digital store. If flying was hell, waiting to fly was purgatory. Both are available in print as well as digital. And the long awaited bull rider story is finally out and available. Check out THE BULL RIDER’S KEEPER!

For those of you who like a little magic in your stories — The Council Series starts with A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL. A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world. The second book, RETURN OF THE FAE, continues Parris and Ty’s adventures, and is a 2014 RONE finalist.

2013 brought MARRIAGE NOT INCLUDED, a organic farmer’s daughter meets corporate seed executive. Set in Idaho, this story takes me home.

2014 sees more big news – e-Kensington released The Tourist Trap Series – with GUIDEBOOK TO MURDER kicking the fun off in April. MISSION TO MURDER arrived July 31st, and a third book, IF THE SHOE KILLS, November 10th. Set in a small coastal California town, I love these who dun it’s with a touch of romance.

Summer of 2015 – DRESSED TO KILL and KILLER RUN will be arriving.

I’ve come a long way from the little girl on the school bus who used to cut out pictures from Teen Beat to illustrate my tales of love and loss. And yet, not so far.

So pull up a chair, pour a cup of coffee, and let’s chat about writing, love, life, and the pesky things that get in the way of our goals and dreams.
I’m glad you found me.
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Incarnational Wonder

About the Book

9781742845487_Cover_FrontTitle: Incarnational Wonder
Author: Danny Kinane
Genre: Religion / Spirituality
 Incarnational Wonder, even though written in old age and through a bout of severe sickness, has been very revealing on a personal level. Its writing has brought me to a clarity, more than a conviction of mind, something deeper, of what it means to be a human being, at the heart of which is spirituality. Its main focus is to, initially, isolate spiritually and see it what it really is: the bedrock not only of personal reality, humanity, but indeed of all reality. This foundation is found not so much in sacred documents such as the Bible or the Quran or in churches dogmatic teachings but in the human spirit itself in its everyday dialogue through experience. Experience is at the heart of the book, an in-built director of where our lives are going – and why and how. Academic disciplines such as theology and biblical studies take a secondary role. Today’s spirituality is saying to us we must find meaning within ourselves, our own spirits, if we are to thrive in, and indeed survive, modern life.


Author Bio

 I came to Australia as a migrant from Ireland in 1973 to teach high school; as it turned out in both Victoria and Queensland. After five rather demanding years I decided to return to a previous interest and concern and eventually became a priest in the Catholic Church in North Queensland. This became an interesting and varied experience over the next twenty years, especially as a priest in the North-west of the state, so different from the urban areas of the east coast in its spiritual needs. But the main message over those twenty years emerged clear and powerfully: religion was dying because its spiritual base was so inadequate. I eventually retired from the church to spend my twilight years living a more contemplative lifestyle in the southern Queensland bush. I also began to write. “Incarnational Wonder” is my fourth book.
BOOKS I HAVE ENJOYED

1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

- Wonderfully written with an acute sense of the paradox built into 

human morality.

2. Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

- The sound and the meaning of the words intermingling in a delightful 

3. Voss by Patrick White

- The great Australian Novel.

4. Potrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

- The initiation of a young man into the wonders of life.

Links

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This book is divided almost equally in half in discussion of spirituality and theology.
It is not a preachy discussion, rather a calm and confident exchange of ideas with a friendly resource.
The book contemplates the meaning of life and what happens after this experience.
Life is by definition an experience, a journey, a process, of extremes from joy to sorrow and back.
Which came first- spirituality or therology> How are they related? How are they different?
Can they coexist or which can survive without the other?
Why is life's meaning so mysterious? Why is it so difficult to understand what I am here to do?
In Chapter 5, the author states "The real me is a mystery, hidden in the greater mystery of reality itself." We are contemplating what it means to be human, to have this experience.
Let me suggest, if you do not take time to read this entire brief book, do not miss Chapter four!

I appreciated the quoted poems throughout this volume. We see how those who spread messages of theology and spirituality today are building on the works of many who came before.
While philosophical, this book is uplifting and inspirational. You will find yourself at times introspective which will lead to personal growth.

Don't get hung up on words. The lexicology will differ across ages and cultures. It should evolve within ones own life. As the book progresses there are abstract concepts discussed. How should they be defined? Should they be defined at all?

Another statement that resonated with me is that "even in the midst of painful moments...long-term there may be a hidden blessing here."

If you have ever wondered about the meaning of life or how to make more of your presence and experience, you will get much from this discussion.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A BRAZEN BARGAIN: Spies and Lovers by Laura Trentham



TitleA BRAZEN BARGAIN
AuthorLaura Trentham
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages: 236
Genre: Regency Historical Romance
Minerva Bellingham is at her wits’ end. Her younger brother, Simon, will have them penniless and on the streets if his extravagant gambling habit isn’t curtailed. An enormous debt to Lord Rafe Drummond is the final indignity.
Signing over her dowry is their only choice. Until Lord Drummond suggests something much more scandalous. She can keep her dowry—in exchange for the Bellinghams working three months as a housemaid and stable boy.
Scarred from his service to the Crown, Rafe recognizes the young Simon Bellingham has the makings of a good duke. Minerva is a different story. Her pure, delicate beauty only underscores Rafe’s tarnished, bleak soul.
Yet he delights in cracking Minerva’s icy reserve to reveal a fiery, stubborn woman. And Minerva discovers the gruff master of Wintermarsh has the heart of a poet. But before they can find a future safe in each other’s arms, a menace from Simon’s licentious past slithers back into their lives, forcing Rafe to plan the most important rescue mission of his life.
Warning: Contains a paragon of the beau monde who gets the hang of polishing silver, and a master of the house who’d like her to make his bed—preferably with him in it. Also passion unleashed with the mere touch of a finger. Readers are encouraged to swoon.

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Playing Catch, A Baseball Romance by Rachelle Ayala, Review


NEW RELEASE...
On the field and off the field, bartender Jeanine Jewell plays, collecting one-night stands like baseball cards. She doesn’t need a man, except to curl her toes and make her scream. She’s learned the hard way that the one who cares more is the one who gets hurt—and the last thing she can handle is getting hurt, or having anyone discover her shameful secret.

Scoring women is easy for catcher Kirk Kennedy—they don’t call him “Catch and Release” for nothing. He never goes back for a repeat performance. Being traded to a new city is an opportunity for new adventures—until he runs into Jeanine and she refuses to go home with him. Intrigued, Kirk is determined to catch the elusive blonde and keep her to himself. When he proposes a wingman to wingwoman friends without benefits relationship, he’s surprised she accepts.

The no benefits clause soon falls by the wayside when neither Jeanine or Kirk can resist their explosive chemistry together. But despite the sparks between the sheets, they both refuse to acknowledge they’re anything more than friends.

Everything changes when Kirk discovers his past is the one Jeanine is hiding from.

Trigger Warning: The heroine was sexually abused by her foster father and has flashbacks.

Available to buy from...


"A truly extraordinary story that fearlessly demonstrates the transforming power and the breathless wonder that love can bring to a life in need.” - Amber on Goodreads

"I couldn't put down this serious story about love overcoming all." - Chantel on Goodreads






This is a sports romance but so much more.
Kirk Kennedy has a lifelong dream of playing pro ball. As much as he believes he is also professional league with the ladies, he will not let a relationship interfere with his larger dream.
His screwed up childhood is also a great reason to avoid personal, intimate relationships.

Jeanine Jewell is a product of the foster care system. The dark, seedy side of the system.
Abandoned by her mother at only a couple months old, she grew up doing whatever she could to survive. This takes an unspeakable emotional toll.
She barely has a friend in life and the one she is closest to has complicated troubles of her own.
She also happens to be Jeanine's business partner.

A very complicated and emotionally tumultuous novel that will pull you in and keep you turning pages. It will put you through an emotional ringer. 
When you think things may get worked out, everything gets so much worse!

About the author
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope. 

Rachelle is the founder of an online writing group, Romance in a Month, an active member of the California Writer’s Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has won awards in multicultural and historical romance.

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I received this book to review, all the opinions above are 100% my own.




Tuesday, February 16, 2016

TWO TO WRANGLE (HOTEL RODEO #2) BY VICTORIA VANE


TWO TO WRANGLE (HOTEL RODEO #2) BY VICTORIA VANE


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A COUNTRY BOY...Maybe having a hot and heavy affair with the boss’s daughter wasn’t the smartest move. But Ty Morgan didn’t regret a moment with city girl Monica Brandt…until she left Las Vegas to return to her life in New York.  When devastating news sends her running back, Ty can’t help but open his arms.  His heart, however, is another matter.
AND A CITY GIRL...Now that Ty has what he’s always wanted—controlling interest in Hotel Rodeo—Monica is certain their time together is at an end—until Ty asks her to come on board as a partner.  Maybe it’s just her money he needs, but the chance to stick close to the sexy wrangler sure could make work a whole lot more interesting.
GET READY TO TANGO.. Their partnership doesn’t come without a heap of problems. The two can’t agree on anything—except their iron-hot attraction.  As the hotel’s grand opening approaches, the truth is all too clear: Ty and Monica must find a way to mix business with pleasure if they have any shot at dancing off into the sunset together…
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TWO TO WRANGLE EXCERPT

“Do you have some kind of wrap or shawl you could wear with that dress?” Ty asked, wanting a moment to set things straight for the intruding asshole. “You might get cold later in such a little bitty dress.”
“Give me a minute and I’ll look for something,” Monica replied.
“Sure thing, Sugar.”
Evan scowled at the pet name.
Both men watched her departing ass. Hot damn that dress was about to give him a heart attack. “You’d best stop looking at her like that. And I better never see your hands on her again either,” Ty murmured with a smile.
“She’s way out of your league, cowboy.”
“Is she now?” Ty remarked, stretching his smile.
“Are you actually implying she dumped me for you?” Evan asked with a snort.
“Apparently she knows a good thing when she see’s it. You didn’t.” Ty shrugged. “Guess that means I win. You lose.”
“Who says the game’s over?” Evan replied. “I never lose, cowboy. I’ve got more money and more influence than you could ever imagine. I always get what I want.”
“Is that right, Evan?” Monica stood in the doorway, wrap around her shoulders and bag in hand. “Did I just interrupt some kind of pissing contest? If so, I can end it now.” She looked from one man to the other, and then added with a smile, “For the record, Evan, Ty’s is bigger.”
***
“You’re welcome, Ty,” Monica replied tightly as they exited the hotel.
“I know you meant well, but that was emasculating as hell.”
“For you or for him?” she asked with a laugh. “You came out the clear winner.”
“That’s not the point. I didn’t want or need your interference, Monica,” he grumbled. “I can handle arrogant assholes like that. Been doing it my whole life.”
“So what did you expect me to do? Stand there and let him insult you? The way you two were eyeballing each other, I was beginning to think I might see some blood.”
“I doubt it would have come to that,” he said.
“So it was all just ridiculous male posturing?”
“Pretty much,” he confessed.
“He really does have more money and influence than you, Ty,” Monica said. “He made Forbes Top 100 mogul list just last year. There’s no way you could ever top him in anything related to business, but you are in fact much better endowed. That shut him right down, didn’t it?”
“Sure did. He may never get it up again.” He signaled the limo. “I miss my damned truck.”
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Other Books In the Series:

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About The Author

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Victoria Vane is a #1 best selling author of of smart and sexy contemporary Western romance and an award-winning author of erotic historical romance. Her books have received more than twenty awards and nominations to include the 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. Look for her scorching hot Hotel Rodeo series coming from Kensington/Lyrical Shine early 2016.
Contact info:
Email: victoria.vane@hotmail.com
Twitter: @authorvictoriav

Monday, February 15, 2016

Evelyn's Promise by Betty Bolté


A More Perfect Union Series
by Betty Bolté
Genre: Historical Romance



Emily's Vow
Release Date: October 4, 2014

Emily Sullivan's greatest fear is dying in childbirth, as did her twin sister and their mother. Then she's thrown in a loyalist prison for her privateering father's raids on the British, and her accuser—a former beau—promises to recant if she will marry him.

Frank Thomson always loved Emily despite her refusal to return his affections. A patriot spy posing as a loyalist officer, when Frank learns of Emily's plight, he challenges her accuser to a duel.

Freed from prison, Emily ponders returning the affections of her rescuer—the only man she's ever loved and who married her twin to save the Sullivan family's reputation. But Frank cannot afford to be discovered. For the sake of young America, he must deliver his secrets.


Amy's Choice
Release Date: October 5, 2014

Without a goodbye, Amy Abernathy's childhood sweetheart, Benjamin Hanson, leaves to fight in the American War for Independence. Amy chooses to pick up the pieces of her heart and leave Charles Town to help her sister who is with child.

Benjamin knows he hurt Amy, but he plans to make it up to her after his mission is completed. Then he learns that Amy has been captured by renegade soldiers. Now Benjamin faces his own choice: free the sassy yet obstinate woman he's never stopped loving or protect Charles Town from vengeful British occupation.


Samantha's Secret
Release Date: April 25, 2015



Midwife and healer, Samantha McAlester returns from the front lines to find Charles Town under British siege and the town's new doctor at war with its citizens.

Dr. Trent Cunningham intends to build a hospital staffed solely with educated doctors. What he doesn't need is a raven-haired charlatan spooning out herbs and false promises to his patients, while tempting him at every turn.

Then a mutual friend develops a mysterious infection. Trenton is stumped. Samantha suspects the cure but knows treatment will expose her long-guarded secret, risking all she holds dear... including Trenton.


Evelyn's Promise
Release Date: January 26, 2016

Determined to make her own way in the emerging United States of America, and live free of the dictates and demands of another husband, widow Evelyn Hamilton faces soaring post-war inflation as she struggles to provide for herself and her infant son.

Militiaman Nathaniel Williams is determined to make his fortune on the New Frontier. But during a visit to Charlestown, his heart is ensnared by a smart, beautiful widow, forcing Nathaniel to make the hardest decision of his life.


Betty Bolté writes both historical and contemporary stories featuring strong, loving women and brave, compassionate men. No matter whether the stories are set in the past or the present, she loves to include a touch of the paranormal. In addition to her romantic fiction, she’s the author of several nonfiction books and earned a Master of Arts in English in 2008. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and the Authors Guild. Get to know her at www.bettybolte.com.