Life down South just got a whole lot sweeter in Susan Schild’s new novel about a woman whose happily-ever-after is about to begin…whether she’s ready for it or not.
Finally, just shy of forty years old, Linny Taylor is living the life of her dreams in her charming hometown of Willow Hill, North Carolina. The past few years have been anything but a fairy tale: Left broke by her con man late-husband, Linny has struggled to rebuild her life from scratch. Then she met Jack Avery, the town’s much-adored veterinarian. And she’s marrying him.
Everything should be coming up roses for Linny. So why does she have such a serious case of pre-wedding jitters? It could be because Jack’s prosperous family doesn’t approve of her rough-and-tumble background. Or that his ex-wife is suddenly back on the scene. Or that Linny has yet to win over his son’s heart. All these obstacles—not to mention what she should wear when she walks down the aisle—are taking the joy out of planning her wedding. Linny better find a way to trust love again, or she might risk losing the one man she wants to be with—forever…
This morning I have a guest post from N. J. Walters, author of the Salvation Pack series!
How did you come up with the idea for this story?
Sage Gallagher was first introduced in Wolf on a Mission, but he was still a teenager. I knew when I was writing that book that Sage, and his twin brother Reece, would need to have their own stories. There was no way I could let them go without knowing what happened to them. So Wolf in his Heart jumps forward a decade, allowing both of them to grow up and become the men they were meant to be. Sage is quiet and thoughtful. He is like a werewolf in all ways except for one major one—he can’t shift.
The idea for this story came from Sage and Rina themselves. I don’t know if most non-writers can understand, but the characters tell me their stories. Once I knew both of them and understood the unique challenges they were facing the story flowed from there.
Where do you find your inspiration?Read more
LOVE IS AN ACT OF BRAVERY
Retired Navy SEAL Alex Rojas is putting his life back together, one piece at a time. Being a single dad to his young daughter and working at Hope’s Crossing Kennels to help rehab a former guard dog, he struggles every day to control his PTSD. But when Elisa Hall shows up, on the run and way too cautious, she unleashes his every protective instinct.
Elisa’s past never stays in her rearview mirror for long, and she refuses to put anyone else in danger. But with Alex guarding her so fiercely yet looking at her so tenderly, she’s never felt safer . . . or more terrified that the secrets she keeps could put countless people in grave peril. The only way for both to fully escape their demons will take the ultimate act of courage: letting go and learning to trust each other.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Ultimate Courage
Author: Piper J. DrakeRead more
This morning I have a guest post from Kari Lynn Dell, as well as a chance for you to win her new release Reckless in Texas!
What am I going to do on book release day? by Kari Lynn Dell
People ask me all the time. They have visions of champagne corks popping and confetti flying when the curtains swing back to reveal stacks of the shiny new book in all its grandeur as the smartly-dressed crowd cheers.
And it’s exactly like that, if you replace the champagne with a mug of tea, and the smartly dressed crowd with me, my cat and Max the Cowdog slouched around my laptop.
The boring truth is, for most of us release day is a virtual event and all the excitement happens online, chatting with readers via blog tours and Facebook parties and getting high fives from writer friends who know exactly how exciting/terrifying this moment is, and understand completely why you can’t decide whether to run outside and dance barefoot on the lawn or huddle in a blanket fort behind the couch. Either way I can show up in my pajamas and I don’t have to put on makeup, but it’s sort of a bummer that I don’t get to wear my truly awesome new shoes.Read more
“Steve Cassidy. Welcome, Mr. Jordan., We owe you a lot.” He gripped Cav’s hand, and choked out, “You saved Lia’s life. Thank you…”Read more
This morning I have an excerpt from Jade Lee’s As Rich as a Rogue, as well as chance for you to win a copy! Isn’t the cover cute?
Excerpt As Rich as a Rogue by Jade Lee
Peter Norwood, Lord Whitly, has returned from India to woo the only woman to fire his blood, Miss Mari Powel. Unfortunately, he doesn’t realize a casual comment from him before he left cursed her with the label of Wayward Welsh and her sister as the Wild One. The nicknames have destroyed their chances for a good marriage. In this scene, he comes to ask her why she despises him so.
“You are an odious man,” she snapped.
And right there was what he’d come to discover. She obviously still held him in contempt, but for the life of him, he couldn’t see why.
He shifted his weight so he was sitting more fully on the table. It wasn’t a proper way to be in front of a lady, but he was trying to encourage her to feel less proper around him. They were alone. It was a lucky stroke that Lady Illston’s butler was amenable to bribery.
But far from being more casual in his presence, she tightened even more. Her hands twitched, and her brows narrowed. Clearly, she didn’t like his air of insouciance, so he relaxed even more. It was the imp in him, he was sure, but he did like vexing her.
“I have a wager with one of my oldest friends,” he began.Read more
This morning I have a guest post from Clare Davon, author of Fire Danger. Grab a cup of coffee and check it out!
The evolution of Fire Danger by Clare Davon
My recently released paranormal romance Fire Danger, the first in a projected five book series, started life about ten years ago. I’d had this idea for immortal-but-not-unkillable Elementals loosely tied to the four elements whose job it was to protect the human world from their Demonos counterparts. I wrote the first hundred pages in a fever, ideas flying out of my head and onto the paper.
Well. The project stalled when I hit a point that required a far deeper knowledge of world politics than I had. I had ideas about diamond mines and political maneuverings and…it just bogged down. I tried to slog through it, I even wrote around the sticky point and crafted the end (which has remained largely intact) but I couldn’t break through that wall. There were other reasons too, my vagueness around Challenge and what it actually meant chief among them and I wound up putting this book to the side. It was something I wanted to get back to but time went by as time is wont to do. It was always there in the back of my mind like a mantra “finish the Elementals. Finish the Elementals.”Read more