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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Stars on Ruby Mountian by Wendy Jorgensen





Wendy C. Jorgensen grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and began
writing in second grade, furiously recording her hopes and dreams in a
denim-covered diary. Besides hanging out at the library, she loved soaking up
the rays—while reading a book, of course. During her sophomore year of high
school, Wendy’s family moved to Carson City, Nevada, and she thought her life
had ended. The desert, sagebrush, and cowboys were a far cry from the ocean,
palm trees, and surfers of Florida. Fortunately, within six months, the family
relocated to Lake Tahoe, and her outlook improved dramatically.
Wendy started college at the University of Colorado in Boulder,
followed by a year at the University of Nevada in Reno and two years at Brigham
Young University, where she worked as a reporter and copy editor for The Daily
Universe. A decision to take a short break from school turned into a
twelve-year college hiatus in Lake Tahoe. After a two-year stint in the civil
engineering program at California State University in Sacramento, Wendy
returned to Colorado and graduated from CU with a degree in English Writing. It
was a long, but valuable, educational journey.
After twenty years in Colorado, Wendy recently moved back to
Northern Nevada, close enough to Lake Tahoe to enjoy the beautiful scenery but
far enough away to escape the heavy winters. She lives with a wonderful
husband and a golden retriever who’s often mistaken for a sloth. Her
two brainy and creative sons make her want to be smarter. Wendy hopes someday
to journey to the stars.




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A teenage girl recovers in a Sacramento hospital,
the sole survivor of a terrible accident that killed her parents—parents she
can’t remember. All she knows for sure is she’s in danger. For the girl, known
only as Angie, staying put is not an option.



After saving a friend from a vicious attack reveals
she’s no ordinary human, Angie races to find a safe place. A chance encounter
with the intriguing Michael Winter leads her over the Sierras to Lake Tahoe,
where she’s nearly abducted. As she escapes to Colorado, she struggles to
unravel who she is and where she came from; instead the mystery of her identity
deepens.

Her only hope is to find the truth before it’s too late.

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Snippet:

I saw him
first, probably because I was looking. Not looking for him specifically, but
searching for someone, anyone who might seem familiar at the bus station.
Including the police.
            He
reclined on a graffiti-covered bench across from the ticket counter, his head
propped up against a massive orange backpack. Longish blond hair touched the
collar of a gray t-shirt, and black jeans covered his impossibly long legs. His
face was somewhat ordinary, except for thick, blond eyebrows that gave him a
rather intense look. What really caught my attention was the book he had
clasped in his hands—Contact by Carl
Sagan. Instantly, I remembered it was one of my favorites.
I focused
all my energy on the book, struggling to remember the story. It had something
to do with an astronomer who makes contact with aliens. A memory surfaced of my
mom giving me the book. Her expression could only be described as hopeful.





The boy must
have felt my gaze, because he turned toward me. Kaja! What happened next was
like anticipating the taste of plain vanilla yogurt but getting a mouthful of
almond cheesecake instead. As our eyes met, a pulsating shockwave coursed
through my body, triggering a flash of recognition. Without even knowing what I
was doing, I moved toward him, pulled forward by something powerful.  





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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Circle of Conspiracy by Author Cas Peace



Nine months have passed since Brynne Sullyan helped forge an alliance between the realms of Albia and Andaryon. A fragile peace reigns as both sides recover from the events of the previous year. Then mysterious raiders strike Andaryon villages. 



Attempts are made on the life of Albia’s High King. As Sullyan scrambles to find those responsible, unseen enemies threaten to pull apart everything she has worked for, including her marriage.


The alliance begins to crumble, and Sullyan finds herself caught between two monarchs: the king she’s sworn allegiance to, and the man she loves as a father. To betray either one would break her heart, but if conflict is inevitable, she must make a choice…



Cas lives in the lovely county of Hampshire, southern UK, where she was born. On leaving school she trained for two years before qualifying as horse-riding instructor. During this time she also learned to carriage-drive. She spent thirteen years in the British Civil Service before moving to Rome, Italy, where she and her husband, Dave, lived for three years. They enjoy returning whenever they can. Cas supports many animal charities and owns two rescue dogs. She has a large collection of cacti and loves gardening. She is also a folk singer/songwriter and is currently writing and recording nine folk-style songs to accompany each of her fantasy books. You can listen to and download all the songs from her website: www.caspeace.com 


See the video of her performing live at the King’s Envoy book launch here: http://www.caspeace.com/cas-peace/the-wheel-will-turn




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From Book 2 The Circle:
Once she was alone, Sullyan sat on the couch, her head in her hands. She was appalled by how quickly the alliance had unraveled and very fearful for the safety of both Prince Eadan and Prince Aeyron. Despite her searches and what she had told Rienne, she was far from convinced that Aeyron was dead. If it was indeed the Baron who was behind all this, she didn’t think he’d throw away such a valuable bargaining piece until the final move was played out. And this war was only the next stage in his game, not the end itself. Of that she was certain.
If only she could figure out what his real goal was. What was the significance of the thirty pounds of reverse-polarity spellsilver, stolen before it could be delivered as ransom? And were the two princes part of the larger plan, or had they simply been taken to foment this war? She didn’t know, and now she had no one to turn to for help and advice. Pharikian was the only one to whom she could have gone, and she herself had seen to it that he was unavailable.
She sat puzzling over the problem until her head began to pound, then turned her attention to exploring her options in the light of the King’s declaration of war.
They were few. To be precise, there were two.
She could follow orders and allow Elias to use her knowledge to attack her foster father. Or she could disobey him and risk her whole life and career. Both were stark choices with no hope of peace whichever way she turned. If she obeyed Elias, she’d be betraying the love and care Pharikian had shown her, not to mention his invaluable help in ridding her soul of Rykan’s poison. She also felt she’d be betraying her own sire, who had been such a true friend and ally to the Andaryan ruler.
Her whole being cried out against the King’s demands, yet she was sworn to serve him. If her oath was not binding upon her, then what had her whole life been about? What was her worth? She had always upheld his interests and served him most faithfully. How could she turn from that now? It would be tantamount to denying her very reason for existence, and she knew she could not do that.
And yet….
She raised her head, her eyes unfocused. Might there be another way? A third option? An option that would allow her to serve her King without betraying her love for Pharikian? She thought there just might be. The roiling sensation in the pit of her belly calmed as she explored this new idea. It was still fraught with dangers, still carried the taint and appearance of treason, but it was the only course that might salvage something from this dreadful mess. And if she failed, well then their enemy would win and it would hardly matter anymore. For she’d likely be dead, and every Artesan with her, sooner or later.









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Monday, April 1, 2019

Death at the Dakota bk 2 of Trudy Genova Murder Mystery Series by Marni Graff




Marni Graff writes two award-winning mystery series: The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries. She teaches writing workshops and mentors the Writers Read program, and is Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press. 



Graff also writes the crime review blog Auntie M Writes, www.auntiemwrites.com.












Nurse Trudy Genova is making plans to take her relationship to NYPD detective Ned O'Malley to the next level, when she lands a gig as medical consultant on a film shoot at the famed Dakota apartment building in Manhattan, which John Lennon once called home. Then star Monica Kiley goes missing, a cast member turns up dead, and it appears Trudy might be next. Meanwhile Ned tackles a mysterious murder case in which the victim is burned beyond recognition. When his investigations lead him back to the Dakota, Trudy finds herself wondering: how can she fall in love if she can't even survive?



Readers of Death Unscripted, the first book in the Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery series, will find the same pleasures in this sequel: fast pacing, engaging characters, twists and turns on the way to a satisfying close. Once again M.K. Graff reveals her talents in crafting this delightful mix of amateur sleuth and police procedural.



First, let's Find out what others are saying about the book:

Part procedural, part cozy, Death at the Dakota is a well-crafted and highly entertaining mystery.- Bruce Robert Coffin, #1 bestselling author of the Detective Byron mysteries.   

I fell in love -- not only with co-protagonists, Trudy and Ned, the richly detailed and historic setting of The Dakota, and the unique cast of characters, but with the unusual plot of Death at the DakotaSherry Harris, Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries


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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Blue Fin by Raymond Lee Hegstad







Alaskan action -adventure, danger, romance After some summer employment? Alaska seemed like a nice place for adventure and easy work. As "Stream Guard for Alaska Fish and Game the job looked great. 

Fifteen men lost in the last five years did not frighten these two adventurous souls.They soon learn why living 250 miles and among Alaska's wildlife could be hazardous to human life. Two visiting young ladies adds a bit of fun, but at a price...what could go wrong? 

Want an Alaskan adventure...try this one!














Raymond Hegsted was Born in Juneau, Alaska and raised by a truck driving Dad. Joined the Army on voluntary draft and served with 4th infantry Regimental Intelligence and Reconnaissance reaching the rank of corporal.

He spent time living and working in Italy where he also got the chance to travel to many other European countries. After returning to America he helped develop a computerized scheduling system for the Oklahoma Scheduling Department.

After ten years of marriage ended in divorce he was sent to Ohio to head up corporate scheduling. Here he married second wife, Dr. Glena Louise Hegstad (A Montessori teacher). He then took early retirement, started and managed 5 different Montessori Daycare Schools (three of them in Flagstaff, Arizona under the name of The GlenMar Corporation).

Raymond wrote his first book at the age of sixty-one.  His wife got her Doctorate in education and he wrote books. He love writing! One of the reasons he decided to write was "I got tired of seeing ever one else on TV; I was vicariously living their life and not my own. Everyone had a story...share yours." He and his wife and have enjoyed many years with their four+one children…one child adopted them. They have been happily married for many years.



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Excerpt:
The peculiar smile that crossed the face of the Ranger eluded the two candidates. He pressed a button on the black plastic box on the right side of his desk and asked his secretary to bring in two contracts.
 While there was a lull in the conversation, the Ranger felt compelled to inform his recruits of a few inconsequential matters.
“You know…” He pulled out a pack of cigarettes and offered one to his guests. “Most of these jobs are anywhere from 100 to 250 miles from any real civilization.”
 The recruits were thinking, good…no supervision.
 “The job can be a little dangerous sometimes.” Eric and Mickey gave each other the smile that said, ‘We laugh in the face of death.’
 As the secretary popped through the door, the Ranger spoke as if he were conversing with the plant in corner of his office. “Yeah, we’ve lost fifteen men in the last five years.”
 “Lost…lost…like they got lost in the woods…somebody misplaced them?” Eric glanced at the application; suddenly it looked like a coiled serpent.
 The Ranger put on a serious face that could have come out of any horror movie. “No. Lost…like in dead, or at least missing.”













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Friday, February 22, 2019

Valentine Countdown Blitz - Miss Devon's Choice by Sally Britton Day 15





Sally Britton is a bestselling indie author, with four historical romance novels. She contributes to the Historical Hussies blog and teaches a young writer’s class at her local library. Sally received her BA in English from Brigham Young University. She’s always read voraciously and eclectically. 

Sally started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter and she’s never looked back. Sally lives in Arizona with her crime-fighting husband, four children, and their dog. She loves researching, hiking, and geeking out over her favorite books and movies.




A scarred and lonely viscount and an independent young woman are forced into an arranged marriage. What hope do they have for a happily ever after?

Rebecca Devon lives under the severe eye of her aunt and the iron will of her father. Though she wears what she is told and befriends the people they choose for her, she spends every moment longing to do as she wishes. Knowing freedom will only come through marriage, her hopes for a happy union are stolen away when her father arranges her marriage to a complete stranger.

Christian Hundley, Lord Easton, has learned the hard way that English society won't accept a person who looks or behaves differently than their ideal. He has hidden himself away from scornful eyes for years, until his aging grandfather takes matters in hand and finds Christian a bride. Knowing he must agree to the marriage, Christian shields his heart. If the whole of society cannot accept him, why should his bride?

Rebecca knows she must have love in her life, but Christian is convinced there is nothing so fraught with danger and pain as entrusting one’s heart to another. Rebecca does everything she can to change his mind, but Christian is determined to remain aloof. Can an arranged marriage ever be anything other than a business partnership?

While this is the fifth book in the Regency romance series, Branches of Love, it can be read as a stand-alone romance.




Snippet:

They made it halfway around the lake before the first raindrop fell. Then there was another, and another, and tiny ripples began to grow and multiply on the lake’s surface.
Christian halted at last and glared up at the sky. He muttered a string of words in Italian, which nearly made her smile. Obviously that language slipped from him in moments of distraction, or high feeling. She wondered which this was.
“You shouldn’t have followed me,” he said, meeting her eyes. Instead of the cold look from before, she saw distress in them.
Rebecca shrugged, breathing heavily after the unusual exercise. “It is only rain.”
A crack of thunder sounded loudly overhead, followed closely by a bolt of lightning flashing in the distance. Rebecca ducked down and covered her ears. A ridiculous, childish response, but her heart had jolted and now raced faster than it had during her run.
Christian looked about them, but there was nothing other than pastureland. He muttered curses, which were pretty unmistakable given that they were in both English and Italian.
“I should’ve made you go back,” he growled over the sound of the rain, and the wind which began to pick up. He turned back the way they’d come. “The boathouse. It’s closer than the main house—” Another rumble of thunder interrupted him.
“There’s something closer,” she nearly shouted, pointing at the trees. Rebecca lifted up her skirts much higher than was proper, preparing to run again. 









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