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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Christmas at Thorncliff Towers by Marina Myles Day 2 Christmas/Winter Countdown Blitz



Although Marina Myles lives under the sunny skies of Arizona, she would reside in a historic manor house in foggy England if she had her way. Her love of books began as soon as she read her first fairy tale, and grew by leaps and bounds when she discovered Nancy Drew/Agatha Christie mysteries and rich, historical romances.

Dreaming of becoming a published author, she wrote her first 'gothic' story at age eleven. She went on to study creative writing at Southern Methodist University- where she received degrees in Communications and English Literature. During her time in Dallas, she had the unique experience of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

Now with her loyal Maltese close by, she relishes the hours she gets to escape into worlds filled with tortured heroes, strong heroines, and their fiery-but not easily attained-love affairs. She's busy being a wife (to her Italian-born husband) and a mother (to her two beautiful daughters), but she is never too busy to hear from her amazing readers.



THE WEREWOLF'S SERVANT

Thorncliff Towers is done up for Christmas, secure against wind and wolves. But Karina Petri is shut out, too, and the gypsy witch wants what's inside. She envies the gifts, the feast, the pretty clothes, of course. But her true desire is for the love of Constantin Stoica. Her smolderingly handsome childhood friend agreed to serve Lord Draven after his brother was caught stealing last year. He suspects Karina was involved—and it would take more magic than she possesses to make him forgive…


Constantin has always been drawn to Karina's dark curls, flashing eyes, and reckless ways. But trusting her has proven dangerous before, and this night holds more to fear than most. The wrong decisions could cost him his job, his safety—even his life. But letting Karina go could cost him his heart… 

  
  


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Neither Constantin nor Karina spoke. The snapping fire provided the only sound in the stable house. Karina cleared her throat. "You were scratched by a werewolf? I can help you. Prepare a tonic, perhaps."

Horror lit his eyes. "Don't mention magic again."


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Monday, December 7, 2020

Millie's Christmas Spirit by Tina Peterson Scott Day 1 Christmas/Winter Countdown Blitz


Some say Tina Peterson Scott likes to live life backwards: she got married and had her family first and just recently earned her Bachelor's Degree in University Studies with a minor in English. She does admit to being a life-long learner, but otherwise thinks she got life just right. 

Tina has written numerous articles for a local newspaper and worked as a newspaper editor for a time. She was also a contributor of non-fiction articles for The Beehive, and the Desert Saints Magazine. She is currently doing her best to fill the world with quality fiction that involves sweet romance and happily-ever-afters. 

Tina doesn’t usually enter contests but has won first place in the American Mothers Association for her article titled, Just Call Me Mom, and second place for her poem, A Part of Me. In the LDStorymakers’ First Chapter Contest, she won second place for her novel, Menopausal Fairy Mischief. She is also pleased that one of her children’s picture book reviews was published in the Arizona English Bulletin.



Can former high school sweethearts have a second chance at love? Phoenix property manager Millie Crump returns to her dusty hometown, the week before Christmas to prepare the local haunted hotel for sale. Her boss doesn’t know it, but her secret agenda is to keep her childhood promise to the ghost. Unfortunately, the guy who broke her heart fourteen years ago is the only one who can help with her plans.When his old crush roars into town behind the wheel of a fancy red Miata, Lonny Medina is blindsided by the city girl she’s become. Sure, he’ll help her with hotel cleanup and even dabble in some ghost-hunting, but he can’t risk his heart again. Together, they unravel clues, ward off danger, and fight to uncover the mystery of the old hotel while attempting to help the elusive ghost pass on. In doing so, Lonny and Millie discover the misconceptions that have kept them apart all these years, but both are unsure whether it will be enough to rewrite their futures into a happily ever after.



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Her heart raced, and for a second it was like old times. Millie pulled away, the intimacy of their contact surprising her. He had no business hugging her like that. She bit back a less-than-professional retort about their "friendship" and instead raised an eyebrow, challenging his comment. "Who are you calling old?"

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Time Management for Creative People by Deirdra Eden



Chances are you’ve tried and failed with spreadsheets, agendas, day planners, and other mathematical and finite ways of measuring time. Applying the strict regimes of industrial systems to a creative mind can kill creativity, damper the enjoyment of your work, and knock you off balance.

In this workbook you will learn to balance, organize, and prioritize all you need to get done by living your life in creative cycles and seasons while maximizing your high and low energy times the way you were meant to.


Your creativity is a powerful force that can be harnessed, focused, controlled, commanded, and become a powerful ability as you masterfully channel your desire to create into the powerful motivating force it is meant to be.

  
  


Deirdra has spent the last decade captivating audiences of all ages with her novels and fairy tales. Her specialty is paranormal theology that delves into documented historical phenomenon and natural disasters of biblical proportions. 








Top Ten List

Authors Love List:


I love green and everything that grows.

I love being in wind and water.

I love adventure with a purpose.

I love to read and write.

I love to use Earthing as a therapy.

I paint fire when I'm mad and oceans when I'm lonely.

I work with the most amazing people in the world.

I love riding horses and grooming them.

I love going to temples and sanctuaries.

I love rain and thunderstorms.

I love walking across wooden bridges.

I love exploring.

I love running for miles along the sandy coast.

I believe that magical things happen all the time.

I love seashells.

I love decorating with things made from nature.

I love designing eco-friendly homes.

I love wearing long flowing dresses.

I love sleeping with my kitty in the sunshine coming through the skylight above my bed.

I love hot chocolate on rainy days.

I love being barefoot.

I love a completed to do list.









Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Second Survivor by Leah Moyes


Leah Moyes is from Arizona but experienced many parts of the world in thanks to a career in the airlines. Now most of her time, aside from writing, is spent with her family, reading Historical Fiction novels or studying ancient cultures as a student of Archaeology.


She always believed she was born in the wrong time period, but since she doesn’t have access to a time machine she must write and read intriguing stories of the past. 

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Her secret sank with the ship.

Isabel Fontaine’s lavish lifestyle came to a crashing halt the night the General Chanzy sank. At 18, she had everything—fine luxuries, a prominent family, and an extravagant estate in Marseille. The one thing she didn’t have was her freedom. As the sole heir to the Fontaine fortune, her future was forged with a betrothal to a stranger from a foreign country, but when her family perishes at sea, Isabel sees this as a chance to hide her identity and change her fate.

Taken in by poor, elderly farmers on the Spanish island of Menorca, Isabel is torn between the growing affection for a neighbor and the guilt of living a lie. The simplicity and genuine goodness of this life takes her on a journey she never believed was possible, yet, as time passes and the threat of her untruths face exposure, Isabel must make an agonizing choice.

When that choice is taken from her prematurely and danger cultivates from an implausible guise, will Isabel accept the outcome, or fight to save those she loves?

Second Survivor is a heart-wrenching historical fiction novel set in both Algiers, Algeria during French occupation and Menorca, Spain. Told in the perspective of four characters, Second Survivor is a twist on the tragic shipwreck . . . the General Chanzy in the Mediterranean Sea. 156 people aboard the barge lost their lives on the morning of 10 February 1910. There was only one survivor. This story shares the fate of a Second Survivor.

  
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Character Casting:

Isabel Fontaine-Blond, blue-eyed, 18-year-old living a lavish lifestyle in Marseille, France. She is kindhearted, well-educated and the only child of a successful merchant, who against her wishes has betrothed her to a stranger in French-occupied, Algiers, Algeria as a means to unite their industries.

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Francisco Carrasco- A ruggedly handsome, 23-year- old olive rancher on Menorca’s northern coast. Longish brown hair, light brown eyes, and a breathtaking dimple only on one cheek. He is strong and fit from managing the elements of a ranch and fiercely protective of loved ones.

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Thomas Chastain- Born to French privilege, he dresses in fashionable gentleman attire and carries himself as such. He sports a clean and trimmed mustache and beard. His dark brown hair is sharply cut, his eyes nearly black and he wields a wicked smile. At 26, he is aware of how his good looks affect women, and he takes full advantage of this power whenever possible.







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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Grace by Contract by Author Rachel Rossano



  Rachel Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative fantasy and a bit of science fiction.







After her father uproots the family to the northern duchy of Brackenhurst, Grace Eldon and her four younger sisters struggle with a new life of hardship. Desperate to keep a roof over their heads amid mounting debts, she and her youngest sister seek employment in the Duke of Brackenhurst’s household despite fearsome rumors.

Scarred and maimed from a terrible fire Silas Isling, Duke of Brackenhurst, buries himself in his work to avoid the stares of pity and fear. When one of the new maids shows no fear at his appearance, he is intrigued. That is until his meddling steward gives her the task of cleaning Silas’ bookroom. It is a most unwelcome disruption since he prefers to be alone.

While a thief plagues his castle, an old nemesis reappears, and enemies invade in the guise of guests. Amidst the distractions and chaos, Grace brings some unexpected order. Once convinced his scars had stolen all hope for love, Silas finds his life forever changed by the quiet maid. Could she love a scarred Duke?

  
  



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Grace

The pair of us ascended the stairs once again, this time with a black-and-white shadow in tow. The puppy’s nails clicked on the steps, and his tail beat at my skirts as he scampered ahead.

He is going to need a name,” Silas observed.

You dont approve of Whip?” I asked.

I believe in naming things what you hope them to be: stalwart, faithful, brave.” He glanced over his shoulder as he leaned on his cane at the top of the stair. What do you hope him to be?”

Valuable and steady.”

Valiant?

Yes.

Then let us call him that.” He turned to the dog, who had sprawled untidily next to him on the top step, tongue lolling. What do you think, Val?”

The dog lifted his head to regard his new master and sniffed the air.

As Silas worked his way past him and on down the corridor, Valiant leapt to his feet and eagerly caught up, almost tripping Silas in his efforts to stay close.

Thatll do,” Silas ordered the dog, using one of the commands he had been trying to teach the newly recruited shepherds.

Although he had a moment of apparent confusion, the dog responded by calming and giving Silas space to walk. Silas paused, watching the dog as he settled his hindquarters on the floor. He has been trained. Perhaps his skill is just not proven.”

Or just young and exuberant,” I pointed out as I approached them.

The dog lifted his head and watched my movements with bright, intelligent eyes.

Perhaps.”




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