Apr 28, 2016

On #Thursday13 find out what an Word of Honor is from #MFRWauthor Lauren Linwood


Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.
 



                                                         Word of Honor
                                                Book #1 in the Knights of Valor series 

Genre  Historical romance 
Publisher  Windtree Press

Blurb
Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort have loved each other since childhood. Once betrothed, Geoffrey leaves for the wars in France for five long years. Upon his return, the two marry and spend one blissful night consummating their love and making plans for their future.

But her new husband vanishes the next day without a trace. Merryn grieves for almost seven years—and then Geoffrey returns to her—changed from the boy and man she knew and worshipped. This stranger refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away for so long.

Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Merryn and Geoffrey recapture the love they once shared?
 


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13 Things I Love

1.      Flannel sheets on a cold night
2.      Getting a pedicure and seeing that pop of color on my toes
3.      Crushed ice from Sonic in my drink
4.      Game of Thrones (accompanied by dark chocolate)
5.      Reading a book that sweeps me away to another place and time
6.      The smell of a burning fire
7.      A smooth, silky Cabernet
8.      Walking along the beach on Maui
9.      Laughing with friends
10.  Listening to waves coming in and out
11.  Watching my stylist cut and blow dry my hair
12.  Spooning in tomato bisque or clam chowder
13.  Finishing up writing my latest book


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Apr 21, 2016

Sample A Taste of Tragedy on #Thursday13 with #MFRWauthor Kim McMahill

 Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming, which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense. Along with writing adventure novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology and cookbook. Kim currently resides in Colorado, and when not writing, she enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family.
 
                                                     A Taste of Tragedy
                                                       (Book 2 in the Risky Research series)

Genre Contemporary, Suspense
Publisher Prism Book Group
  

Blurb



Morgan Hunter sacrificed everything for her career. She had yet to encounter anything she wasn’t willing to do to succeed . . . until now. When she uncovers evidence that the healthy foods she’s been hired to promote may be dangerous, she must reevaluate her priorities. As questions mount and the body count rises, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of an organization that will stop at nothing to hide its secrets and protect its profits. With no one else to trust, Morgan is forced to seek help from the man she drove away, but whom she never stopped loving.



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13 favorite movies
Here’s my 13 favorite movies in no particular order. I hope this isn’t cheating, but some of my favorite movies are part of a series. It’s difficult to pick my favorite within the series because all contribute to the overall story, so technically I’ve listed more that 13. Please overlook this minor transgression committed in my enthusiasm for a great story or an adrenaline packed action adventure flick.
 
1.   Sahara
2.  Australia
3.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
4.  Under the Tuscan Sun
5.  Hidalgo
6.  The Bourne Series (loved them all)
7.  Secondhand Lions
8.  Lord of The Rings Trilogy (The Two Towers was probably my favorite)
9.  The Hunger Games Movies (all must be watched in order)
10. True Lies
11. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
12. Red and Red 2 (It’s a toss-up, both were great)
13. The Mission Impossible movies (all are filled with crazy action, which I love)


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Apr 14, 2016

On #Thursday13 find out what is In the Context of Love from #MFRWauthor Linda K. Sienkiewicz

 Linda K. Sienkiewicz grew up south of Cleveland, Ohio, happy to sit cross-legged on the front step, folding and stapling paper into miniature books she filled with illustrated happily-ever-after stories. A scholarship art student, she worked in graphics before starting a family. Years later, she returned to her other love, writing. Her poetry, fiction, art and essays have appeared in more than fifty literary journals. She has a poetry chapbook award and a Pushcart Prize nomination, and an MFA in fiction. She lives in Michigan and works as a volunteer for a nonprofit human services organization.
                                          In the Context of Love


Genre Contemporary / Women's Fiction 
Publisher Buddhapuss Ink LLC 

Angelica had always suspected there was something deeply disturbing about her family, but the truth was more than she bargained for.

After a devastating family secret derails every aspect of her life, she is caught up in a whirlwind of bad decisions and wrong turns. Her journey of self discovery carries her backward as she struggles to believe in love and the power of redemption.

An intensely charged story about secrets, love, and lust.
 



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 13 Ways You Know You’re a Child of the Seventies:

You know far-out had nothing to do with distance.
You could macrame your own swimsuit.
You painted lower eyelashes a la Twiggy
You were mesmerized watching a lava lamp.
You burned your bra.
You know what TV show “You bet your sweet bippy” came from.
You danced on a lighted dance floor under a disco ball.
You remember when a Tab was a soft drink.
You remember when “rubbers” were sold behind the pharmacy counter.
You tripped on your bell bottoms.
You were traumatized by a black light poster of sexual positions.
You know getting down meant you were in the groove.
You thought push-button phones were super fast.


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Apr 7, 2016

On #Thursday13 #MFRWauthor Helen B. Henderson tells us about Hatchling's Mate

 A former feature-story writer and correspondent, #MFRWauthor Helen Henderson has also written fiction as long as she could remember. Her heritage reflects the contrasts of her Gemini sign. She is a descendent of a coal-miner's daughter and an aviation flight engineer. This dichotomy shows in her writing which crosses genres from historical adventures and westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of two series: the Dragshi Chronicles and the Windmaster novels.


                            Hatchling's Mate
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: High Eyrie Publications



 Blurb
From their birth, it was expected that the only two children born to the dragon shifters would marry. Unlike his female counterpart, no dragons sang a welcome at Talann’s birth. Now years later, even though Lexii’s dragon twin had awakened, there was still no sign of Talann’s.

Haldric hated all shifters but one—the Lady Lexii Beylnea. He had one tool to achieve both his goals, to destroy all dragshi and to have Lexii for his own. His uncle, known to his followers as the Parant, possessed the ability to turn men and women into his willing slaves. Or Haldric vowed, Lexii to his will.

Pledged to protect Lexii until the dragon lord’s intended mate appears, Glyn must fight to keep hidden the secret no one could never learn and fears the price when the betrayal is revealed.

Love and desire, honor and duty clash in this action-filled novel in the world of the dragshi.
 

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13 Lines from the Dragshi Chronicles
 
1 -- Legend said that if you think of a man or wish for love beneath a solstice moon, your desire will be granted and you will meet your mate within a season. (DragonDestiny)
2 -- The chill stare Eirwen turned on him felt like being peeled to the core. (Dragon Destiny)
3 -- His connection to Anastasia exploded into a mist of shimmering motes. (Dragon Destiny)
4--In the short time it had taken to administer aid, a dozen men armed with pikes neared her small sanctuary.(Dragon Destiny)

5 -- Thick silence changed the shadowed woods into a sepulcher. (Hatchlings Curse)
6 -- An evil chortle floated over a figure chained on the wet sand below the high tide line. (Hatchlings Curse)
7-- Feather-light touches teased his senses pulling him deeper into maelstrom. (Hatchlings Curse)
8 -- The berserker rage of his ancestors washed over Branin and he leaped from the saddle. (Hatchlings Curse)

9 -- The cold chill caused by the keen of dragons melted in the warmth of an embrace.(Hatching's Mate)
10-- Weaving against the effect of the drugs, she kept her blade lifted. (Hatchling's Mate)
11 -- The twang of their arrows release was lost in the sounds of wounded animals, but the scream of the man who windmilled in the air proved the accuracy of the strikes. (Hatchling's Mate)
12 -- From the darkness just beyond the entrance, a single torch flickered into being, then another and another until a solid line of light streamed across the opening. (Hatchling's Mate)
13 -- Neither the food nor the notebook awaiting the latest tale requested by the ceoltiers worked to overcome the tension in the room—and her body. (Hatchling's Mate)


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