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Sterling Lakes, Book One, is now available at WEE publishing.

I am over the moon with happiness!

 

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and

http://www.writers-exchange.com/Light-of-the-Heart.html

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This week I am so very thrilled and excited that the fabulous author Christine London will be visiting on my blog as part of the Best Ever Summer Blog Tour!

You can find me this week visiting with author Lynn Hones at her blog:   lynnhones.wordpress.com

Welcome, Christine!

Here’s this week’s topic:

July 8th –Week 6 – “If you could organize a dinner party, which fictional characters (choose some from your own books too) would you invite and what would you cook?”

It is a pleasure to be on your blog this week Regina. Such a great topic too.

I would dip into my favorite books and invite Jamie Fraser of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie is a charming, faithful, young alpha rogue when we meet him in the first book, ‘Outlander’. In the rest of the series (which is promised to continue) Jamie is a mature man of forty plus. His years of struggle without his beloved Claire have not embittered him. Rather, he has grown into a man sensitive to the needs and desires of all he meets. He overcomes the mandates of his time (eighteenth century Scotland and New World) to take under his wing those of low social status, questionable morals, racial underdogs and even those who have wronged his beloved Highlanders. As a time travel piece, Jamie is called upon to accept the sensibilities of a far future time in which he will never feel comfortable.

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If I could bring along two characters from my contemporary novels Shadows Steal the Light and its spin off, Hog Wild, I would invite rock star recovering alcoholic Colin Dulow and his manager and childhood friend, Kyle Matthews. Both these men have demons that require them to stretch the very fabric of their beings to grow into the men they want to be. Both men fall in love with the same women. One is not allowed to pursue her; the other knows he should not. These life long friends have that friendship severely tested. Each is strong beyond even his private imaginings. Both are proud Englishmen who have grown into international celebrity, handling the super human restraint required to remain ethical and intact in the spotlight. As is truly said of power, fame too corrupts absolutely.

It would not matter what I served these men as they are so much more interested in the woman before them. Each of them are consummate gentlemen. Each knows it is well worth his time to display genuine interest in his hostess. Each knows that patience and attention to detail will win respect. Each is charming in his unique way. We could be eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches–it would not matter. The conversation would be fascinating.

Sharp wit and pervasive intelligence would run as undercurrent. Each the definition of Alpha, none would take advantage of that strength.

Jamie’s rendition of the ‘45 and the aftermath of the disastrous Culloden massacre would be riveting. Colin and Kyle, through their modern paradigm, might provide perspective across the centuries and convey the healthy respect in which present day England holds the proud and powerful Scot.

And I—I would revel in the magnetic presence of these men.

You can find Diana’s Outlander series worldwide in brick and mortar bookstores as well as online. It is a powerful legacy that shall live in the hearts of its readers for generations to come.

The year is 1945. Claire Randall is traveling with her husband when she touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is hurled back in time to a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord 1743. Catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, she soon realizes that an alliance with James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, might be the only way to survive. Thus begins a work of unrivaled storytelling that has become a modern classic.

http://www.amazon.com/Outlander-20th-Anniversary-Diana-Gabaldon/dp/0440423201/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341623737&sr=1-1&keywords=outlander+series+in+order

Shadows Steal the Light is available thorough Amazon and other fine book purveyors everywhere in both electronic and print format.

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It’s love at first sight for rock star Colin Dunlow when he runs into sultry jazz singer, Jenna Lindstrom, with a few complications. The woman of his dreams hates rockers and there’s someone who wants him dead.

http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Steal-Light-Christine-London/dp/1927085942/ref=la_B003MX4AW6_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1341622367&sr=1-4

Hog Wild is a fast, fun and sexy electronic read downloadable through e-book distributors everywhere.

Kyle Matthews might have the music world by the horns, but when he loses out in love to his most famous client and best friend, he escapes into the wilds of the desert southwest on a restorative motorcycle trip. Will the hard driving, salty tongued gorgeous mechanic he relies upon to fix his Harley be able to mend his heart, as well?

http://www.amazon.com/Hog-Wild-ebook/dp/B0057AGFSY/ref=la_B003MX4AW6_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1341622367&sr=1-7

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Other places Christine comes out to play:

Website : www.christinelondon.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christine-London/71009389201

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ChristineLondon

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/christinelondon/

Google plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/114588027061857681170/posts

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Christine-London/e/B003MX4AW6/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1339640330&sr=8-1

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Christine London

Author of 100 Romance’s Best of the Year –  When We Were Amazing
AMAZING photos at my PINTEREST page: http://pinterest.com/christinelondon/
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Christine At Amazon Author Central https://www.amazon.com/author/christinelondon

 

If you’ve read this far, please take the time to leave a comment. You might just win a book by one of the Best Summer Reading Blog Tour authors and qualify for a $50 Amazon gift certificate to be awarded at the end of tour near the end of July.

This is a stop on the Best Ever Summer Blog Tour.

Eight authors in mixed genres trading blog space for eight weeks for your enjoyment. Someone on the blog tour is giving a prize every week – this week find me, Regina Andrews, with Lynn Hones at her blog:  lynnhones.wordpress.com

There will be a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift certificate awarded at the end of the tour. Enjoy the blogs and leave comments for the opportunity to be the grand prize winner. One entry ticket per comment!

Want to continue the tour? Here’s a list of the blogs:

Ann Tracy Marr –

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ann-Tracy-Marr/114711658247?ref=ts

Susan Roebuck – http://lauracea.blogspot.com

Sharon Poppen –http://poppensthoughtsonwritingandstuff.blogspot.com

Regan Taylor – http://regantaylorsworld.blogspot.com

Corinne Davies – www.daviesromance.blogspot.com

Regina Andrews – https://reginaandrews.wordpress.com

Christine London – www.christinelondon.com

Lynn Hones – lynnhones.wordpress.com

 

Thank you, Christine, for a fabulous visit!!

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Today I am so happy to be visiting with author Sharon Poppen on the fifth stop of our Summer Blog Tour! This week you can find me visiting with Ann Tracy Marr  at her blog, 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ann-Tracy-Marr/114711658247?ref=ts

 

Welcome,  Sharon!

Question Of the Week

Who and what am I reading this summer and why?

 

What a great subject for this week or any week for an author for so very many reasons. I’ve always been a reader and I think that in many ways it stimulated my imagination to the point where I would often want more after I had read ‘The End’ in any book I was reading. Also, I’ve found that in reading other authors, I see techniques that make me want to read more by this author or turn me off to where I won’t read another of their books and put my readers through whatever it was that turned me off.

 

For instance, I think Leon Uris, John Grisham and Janet Evanovich create characters that have great reader appeal due to the multi-layered depth those authors ‘show’ of their characters. I think Tom Clancy uses far too many acronyms. I read fiction for enjoyment and his use of technical jargon often takes me out of scenes while I have to figure out that the code he is using may only stand for a military rank or operation code. He is great at plot, but I don’t want to work that hard for my enjoyment reading. I like a writer to set up a scene, but then let me do some visualizing. I’ve tried reading Sue Grafton, but her – she unlocked the door, she walked across the front room, she walked into the kitchen, she saw the blinking light on the telephone, she walked across the kitchen and put her finger on the play button, she …. – . Way too much detail for me. So, I guess what I’m trying to say is that writers benefit from reading these successful authors and deciding what works for their stories, their characters, their readership.

 

Right now, I’m reading Janet Evanovich’s eighteenth book on the antics of Stephanie Plum, bailbondswoman. Her characters are what keep me coming back. She has wacky plots featuring her wild and crazy characters and bail jumpers.

 

I just finished 50 Shades of Gray. Total bore. I felt I was reading ‘Sadism and Bondage for Dummies.’ The characters were flat and unbelievable. My biggest complaint was that there was absolutely no closure of any aspect of the story. As I read the last page, I felt like the author was giggling at me any saying, ‘Gotcha! Now pay me more to find out what happens.”

 

Before that, I read Dear Wife by Gladys Malvern, who writes young adult books featuring strong female characters making their way through a factual historic era. She was out of date for a while but her books are making a comeback. She is wonderful at character development and show versus tell techniques.

 

I hope that my thoughts on what I read and why makes some sense to you. Let’s face it, what is a good read for one person is not someone else’s cup of tea. I just appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts with all of you. If you’ve read this far, please take the time to leave a comment and answer the following question. ‘What young adult book author is making a comeback? You might just win a book by one of the Best Summer Reading Blog Tour authors and qualify for a $50 Amazon gift certificate to be awarded at the end of tour near the end of July.

Book Excerpt

After the War, Before the Peace by Sharon Poppen – (Excerpt – An opportunity to plead their case for amnesty before Congress is discussed by the four Farrell brothers.)

 

            Jim and Joe, standing side-by-side assessing the small herd, turned and waved to their younger brothers. Once they were settled around one corner of the corral, Jim began.

“The news in San Antonio was good. Amnesty is on the agenda for this session of Congress.”

“And?” Joe gave the appearance of being totally absorbed by his study of the cattle.

“They want a Reb to come to Washington to testify. They want to hear our side for a change.”

Again, “And?”

“It’s scheduled for right after the first of the year.”

Joe turned to meet Jim’s eyes. “I hear you and you’re right it’s good news. I guess.”

“You guess?”

“Well, yeah. It’s what we’ve wanted for a long time. Maybe, just maybe, they’ll listen, wipe the slate clean and we can start over. But in order to start over, we have to take some pretty big risks I reckon. I haven’t heard you mention any immunity in return for our testimony.”

“No. They couldn’t get it. They were told it would open up a can of worms.”

“Leaves us with our own can of worm, doesn’t it?”

Jim tried to affect a casual shrug. “That’s what I told Ethan. But, listen. It may not be too bad.” He turned to his youngest brother. “Dan, tell them about Ethan’s plan.”

Dan reiterated the conversation in the hotel room. Joe and Michael listened without interruption or comment. He tried to keep his distaste for Jim’s solo commitment out of his narrative. He concluded with, “Jim finally agreed it was a good plan and that he would do it.”

Michael stretched his arms out full length, grabbed hold of the top rail of the corral and slowly pushed himself back and forth. He had to think. It didn’t bother him that Jim made the decision on his own, that was just Jim taking care of the family. It did bother him that Jim would be alone. He knew intimately the value of having his brothers at his side when skirting danger. Joe saved him from having to make a comment. Michael folded his arms over the top of the corral, rested his chin on his arms and stared into the herd as he listened to the controlled fury.

“You agreed to the plan.” Joe shook his head from side to side. “YOU agreed did you?”

“Now, Joe don’t read more into —

“Don’t tell me what to read into this. For Christ sake I’m thirty-three years old. I damn sure don’t need you to tell me what to do.”

“Joe, listen I —

“No!  You listen. To me, to them.” He nodded toward the younger brothers. “Seems to me, I remember a time when Dan’s input was quite wise. Does the name Pike mean anything to you.”

Jim sighed. This was going to be as hard as he had dreaded. He turned to Dan.

“Okay. You’ve wanted to talk for the past three days. Lets have it.”

“We made the raids as a foursome. We’re all equally wanted by the law. It isn’t your freedom or good name that’s at stake. It’s each of us; we’re all Farrells. Pa started this whole thing out saying that we had a duty to avenge all the wrongs perpetrated under the guise of war. He said, and I’ve heard you make the same statement, it’s our duty as Farrell men.” He paused and glanced at Joe, who nodded agreement. The back of Michael’s head was all he could see and from his stance, Dan had to assume he had his support. He continued. “Now, how come our duty is over, but your duty is to take the biggest risk of all? By yourself. How come?”

“Before I give my reasons, I want to hear from all of you. Mike?” Michael didn’t answer right away. “Michael?”

Michael raised his head and turned to face his brothers. He began slowly. “I think you’re wrong, Jim. You’re making us feel unimportant, inadequate, not your equal. You’re giving us a worry that gnaws at our guts.” Jim grimaced. Michael’s voice got stronger. “But, somehow, someway you’ve always been there for me and come through for me when I’ve been flat-assed stupid.” Jim felt some hope. The other two leaned forward in disbelief. “Like I said, I think you’re wrong. That we should face this together, but I reckon I’ll support your plan.”

“What?” The question was a chorus from two of his brothers. Jim smiled his thanks.

“Mike, what the hell?” It was Joe. “You, of any of us, should realize how we need each other.”

“Yes. I do.” Michael turned to Dan. “He needs our support.” He turned back to Joe. “He needs peace of mind. To keep his mind clear.”

Joe shook his head in disbelief. “I don’t believe this!”

“Yeah, Mike.” Dan looked at Mike as if he were a stranger. “How can you …how will you  … Christ. I don’t believe this either.”

Not one of the four could think of a thing to say. Jim looked from brother to brother. They had disagreed and argued before, sometimes had words, but it usually ended with each respecting the other’s final point of view. He couldn’t remember any other time when he had looked across at brothers whose faces reflected such animosity. He broke the silence.

“Listen. Please? This is so important to all of us and to those we love. Hell, you three know that I’d trust you with my life in the blink of an eye. A man couldn’t have finer brothers, never has.” Joe and Dan wore faces of stone. “I sure don’t want to be a sacrifice. And, if I thought that’s what I’d be I wouldn’t be giving this a second thought. But think!  This could be it. We could be free. Free to move back to the States. And most important, Pa’s name would be cleared.” Their silence hurt his heart. He continued. “Look at us. We’re not the country gentlemen of Summerville anymore. We’re men of the West. Even in a citified suit, people would identify us as rugged men of the West. If the four of us arrived in Washington as a group and walked into that courtroom, it would be intimidating. It could affect the thinking of the Congressmen. Would they view all Rebs as a threat? Remember, we’re still held in great disdain in many northern cities.” Dan was biting his lip, but Joe had lowered his eyes. “One man dressed in city clothes wouldn’t be so intimidating. They may be more inclined to listen objectively to our complaints and rationale.”

“We agreed years ago. We’d watch each other’s backs.” Joe challenged.

“Joe, listen to me. You will be watching my back. I need to count on your support, your input.”

“It’s not enough for me. I’m your partner. Partners share the rewards and the risks.”

Jim sighed. It was killing him to be at odds with his best friend. He wanted to say, “Alright, come on,” but he had to consider the whole family. He needed to do this alone. “Partners know when to back off.” His inner turmoil put a dismissive edge to his voice.

Joe misinterpreted. He stepped back as if struck. “Go to hell!” He turned and stormed away.

Jim went after him. “Joe. Stop. Let’s talk some more.”

Joe was already mounted. He pulled his horse up in front of his brothers. “Go on, Mr. I don’t need anyone. Go it alone.” He turned to Michael and Dan with a look of disgust, then looked back at the brother he loved more than anyone in the world. “Go on. Save the Farrell family. You self-righteous son of a bitch.” He jerked his horse, applied his spurs and sped away.

“Joe!  Joe!” Jim called to the retreating back of his brother. Realizing that Joe wasn’t listening or coming back, Jim felt a wave of nausea rise from his gut to his throat. He bent over and swallowed hard to keep the bile down. “Jesus. Oh, God. Why can’t he see it? Why can’t he see it?”

Michael nudged Dan to get the horses, then put his hand on Jim’s shoulder. “He’s been with you since the beginning. It’s harder for him. He’ll work it out. I’ll talk to him. Besides, you know Joe. He’ll do something to work out his frustration and anger and probably beat us home for supper.”

Jim shook his head. “I don’t think so. Not this time.” He turned and faced his kid brothers. Michael tried for a grim smile, but Dan was sullen as he handed Jim the reins. These normally companionable brothers didn’t share another word all the way back to town. 

(to be continued)

 

Sharon’s Bio 

Sharon Poppen ( www.sharonpoppen.com ) has won awards from Arizona Authors Assoc. and National League of American Pen Women. Her western novels After the War, Before the Peace, Hannah and Abby-Finding More Than Gold are available at Amazon Books, most web based book sellers and from her website.  Her work has appeared in such publications as A Flasher’s Dozen, Desert Treasures, Skive, Offerings from the Oasis, A Long Story Short, Apollo Lyre and Laughter Loaf.  Her workshops on Journaling, Short Story Writing and Blogging bring rave reviews.  Sharon is a member of Lake Havasu City Writer’s Group. Her gay/sci-fi novel Regardless will be available in print and ebook the fall of 2012.

 List of Published Novels

 After the War, Before the Peace

Hannah

Abby-Finding More Than Gold

Regardless (due out fall 2012)

 

 

This is a stop on the Best Ever Summer Blog Tour.

Eight authors in mixed genres trading blog space for eight weeks for your enjoyment. Someone on the blog tour is giving a prize every week – this week find me, Regina Andrews, with Ann Tracy Marr at  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ann-Tracy-Marr/114711658247?ref=ts

There will be a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift certificate awarded at the end of the tour. Enjoy the blogs and leave comments for the opportunity to be the grand prize winner. One entry ticket per comment!

Want to continue the tour? Here’s a list of the blogs:

Ann Tracy Marr –

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ann-Tracy-Marr/114711658247?ref=ts

Susan Roebuck – http://lauracea.blogspot.com

Sharon Poppen –http://poppensthoughtsonwritingandstuff.blogspot.com

Regan Taylor – http://regantaylorsworld.blogspot.com

Corinne Davies – www.daviesromance.blogspot.com

Regina Andrews – https://reginaandrews.wordpress.com

Christine London – www.christinelondon.com

Lynn Hones – lynnhones.wordpress.com

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Today I am visiting with author Lynn Hones, multi-faceted and multi-published! As part of the Best Ever Summer Blog Tour, Authors are talking about what inspires them today. I am also appearing on Christine London’s blog this week at http://www.christinelondon.blogspot.com

Let’s hear what Lynn has to share with us today!

 

When my husband and I were on our way to a beach glass festival in a nearby city, we drove by a century home that had seen better days. It was all brick, hadn’t been lived in for years and looked sadly forlorn. Situated on a hill between a river and lake, it overlooks a little harbor town which makes for a quaint view.
We always planned to buy such a house, but it never panned out. I wrote the number down on the for sale sign and called a few days later. The price floored us, it was so cheap. We went with the realtor to take a look inside that day and, to make a long story short, we bought it that very afternoon.
Half the fun of such an impromptu purchase is listening to everyone tell us how insane we were. Did you have the water tested? Did you have anything tested? No, we answered. We liked it and we bought it before we even thought about inspectors. Hard to believe we’re in our fifties and not unaware teens.
A lot of our friends and family laughed because it definitely looks like a haunted house and because I’m a writer of ghost stories they figured I bought it for the ambiance. Although I do go to great lengths to make my stories as accurate and real as possible, I don’t buy haunted houses simply for the ambiance of writing a spookier story. It does however, help.
Once we settled into the little town, I realized that the history in it is so interesting I began at once reading all I could about the crazy old days of knife fights, drunken brawls and women of the night. Actually, the street our house is on once had nothing but bars and houses of ill repute lining it. From my research, I’ve learned our home wasn’t a bordello, thank goodness, but was the home of a lake captain. Over one-hundred and fifty years old, I knew that if our walls could talk they’d have quite a tale to tell. As I’ve said before, I can “feeI” history and my new home radiated with it. I found out that a lot of the homes in the area were on the route of the Underground Railroad. It was a large abolitionist town before the Civil War and a house that looks similar to ours, and on the other side of the little town, is a museum because it was a famous safe house.
This, of course, got my curiosity up, which in turn churned my creative juices, (ew, that sounds kinda gross,) and brought me to the library for research. Something tells me one of my next books will be about a little town, with safe houses and bordellos. I can’t wait to start writing that one. Maybe next I’ll have to actually buy an old bordello. Naw…I’ll let my imagination play that one out.

Haunted Vows excerpt

Not owning much in the way of play or work clothes, Jaylyn wore one of Eli’s old t-shirts, cut off just under her breasts. The stretched neck slid over her now tan shoulder and her hair, pulled back in a ponytail at the neck, came loose, strands of her blonde hair sticking to her neck and cheeks. Her cut off jean shorts showed off the bottoms of her firm cheeks and she wore no panties or bra in the heat. He sported only a pair of frayed, cutoff jeans himself and she couldn’t concentrate on the task at hand, he looked so good.

“Damn!” Pulling her hand away from the newly boiled jars, she sucked on her finger. “These puppies are hot.” His non-response confused her, so she turned to see why he didn’t answer. When she did, the look of the hungry tiger radiated from his eyes once again. His bare chest and arms glinting with sweat, rugged, masculine her gaze traveled to his hair, strewn about wildly in the heat. His legs, his bare feet, every inch of him oozed sensuousness, manly perfection.

A cool breeze, out of nowhere, came by and her breasts, flat in the heat, rose, showing through the fabric of the thin t-shirt she wore. Mental telepathy played a part in her removing her shirt and after she did, her bare breasts, small, but firm showed off her perfect pink nipples. He licked his lips and she unbuttoned her shorts, pulling the zipper down slowly. They fell to the floor and she removed one leg and then the other. Another breeze, this one stronger, came through the window and whipped her hair around her shoulders and the once light kitchen darkened and she glanced outside.

“I think a storm’s heading in,” she said softly.

“In more ways than one!” He crossed the kitchen as a flash of lightning struck off in the distance and the boom of thunder it produced banked off the walls. He lifted her into his arms and kicking open the back door with his foot, he brought her into the yard and walked far back into a clearing, laying her down roughly.

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It’s week two of the Best Ever Summer Blog Tour. Nine fabulous authors in mixed genres trading blog space for eight weeks for your enjoyment. It’s a chance to meet great authors and discover exciting new books. Someone on the blog tour is giving a prize every week – I’ll leave it for you to discover whose blog is featured – with more prizes to come at the end of the tour. What will the big prize be – a Kindle, a hefty gift certificate, a unique needlepoint Kindle cover? Enjoy the blogs and leave comments for the opportunity to be the grand prize winner! Today I am thrilled that author Corinne Davies is visiting. Welcome!

Hi everyone and welcome to the second week of the Best Ever Summer Blog Tour. I’m Corinne Davies and I first off want to give Regina a BIG thank you for hosting me here today!
 
One of the things that drew me to this blog hop is that we all write a variety of genres. Touring around the blogs on this tour you get to experience a wide variety of styles and perhaps find something new to tempt you.
 
 It’s very easy to get lodged into reading the same genre. I associate it to drinking wine, (like, I do most things in life LOL). You might love Cabernet Sauvignon and experimenting with one from a different country is fun but every once in a while it’s a nice to have a big rich Shiraz or really shake things up and go for a  Gewürztraminer. You never know when you might find a new favourite.
 
When I started writing I really didn’t have a genre in mind. I started writing and let the characters dictate where they belonged. Because of that, I have a variety of genres in my portfolio that, coincidentally, they reflect my reading habits as well. 
 
The Believing series were my first two books and they’re heavily influenced by my love of Greek mythology. I had a great time working in some of the lesser known or recognized gods and goddess from the Parthenon.
 
Then I tried my hand at a classic romance with Haunted Hearts. I originally planned that Mac and Gwen would have a third. As I started writing, I realized that they were only interested in each other. My obsession with ghosts and ghost stories heavily influenced some of the situations that they faced.
 
          Then came, Steampunked Lust. I’m not sure if you are familiar with Steampunk but think of it as all the glamour of the Regency/Victorian time period with advanced technology. This style/genre has always fascinated me and in the world I’ve been creating the skies over the Atlantic ocean are ruled by pirates and their flying ships. William Wallace was never killed and the New World battle the Old World for moral superiority.
 
          Then while hiking through Algonquin Park one day, I discovered Ecstasy Lake, a small tourist town in Northern Ontario that is home to a variety of shape shifters and other magical beings. 
I’ve loved getting to know the inhabitants of this small town who are free to live their ménage relationships. (Which is why someone keeps vandalizing the sign outside of town by painting a 3x over Ecstasy.) Ever since I was a kid, I loved the idea of being able to shape shift into an animal. Writing stories about werewolves and tigers and bears, (Oh my! ) I get to live that existence vicariously through my characters.  
 
          And that is a little peek into the genres I have found myself playing in. I’m always on the lookout for a new favourite book, to enjoy along with a new favorite wine, of course 😉 I’ve found a few with the great authors that I’m sharing this blog tour with.
 
 
Excerpt from Believing is Seeing.
 
“Pasithea…”
“That’s not my name. It’s Amy or Amaryllis.” If her dream kept going this way, she wanted to hear her own name, not that of a long gone goddess.
 “Little flower, one would never be enough for you.”
Amy stood between the two men feeling petite. At five foot ten, she hadn’t experienced such an unusual feeling before. The hands on her shoulders gently kneaded, as another pair slid over her ribs and down her back in soothing circles. Sighing she could feel the anger and sadness drain out of her. The winds calmed down and the clouds dissipated until it seemed as though the storm had never happened. Color flooded back into the world around them, seeming so much more intense after her eyes had become accustomed to the gray.
She would have commented on the weather, but when she lifted her face and opened her mouth to talk, a pair of lips gently brushed against her own. “Let us take care of you.”
“This is a dream.” The thought floated down to subdue the rising nervousness.
“If you would just believe, it could be so much more,” Hypnos gently kissed her shoulder, his words a soft caress against the sensitive skin under her ear.
“But, I don’t know where to start.”
“Then look at me, Amy.” A finger pressed gently on the underside of her chin tilting her head. She looked over her shoulder and up into Death’s warm chestnut eyes. Hypnos took advantage of her arched neck to slide his satiny lips along it.
“A life time ago, you called us Nos and Than. Why don’t you start there?
 

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Very exciting news! Tomorrow, June 1st, is the release date for my newest book, “Glory of the Heart”. This Inspirational Romance is book number 4 in the nine-book Sterling Lakes Series from Desert Breeze Publishing. Here’s a blurb and a link. Tell me, what do you think?

 

BLURB

Perrin Stafford, a war hero, has based his life on the ideals of his father and pursued a livelihood in the realm of stonework and masonry. Returning to Sterling Lakes, he finds the truth about his past in the attic of CC Cogshell’s house – and for CC, who has started a new life in the rural New England town, this seminal move in her life as she leaves a terrible relationship may lead her to places she never dreamed of going. It is through the past that they will both be able to move into their futures…will it be a future that they can share together? 

 
Link to purchase: http://bit.ly/KJGz9S
 
Link to my website: bit.ly/hL9LlO

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