Friday, September 13, 2019

Freebie for Romance Fans!

If you love Jennifer Peel books, her romance, Professional Boundaries, is free today! It looks like just what I need this weekend.

Here's the back copy:

In the ultimate game of tug of war, who will cross the line first?

Kelli Bryant is all set to be the new Marketing Director of Chandler Media. After all, she has the right credentials and her colleagues love her. But her plans are derailed when her promotion is given to someone else. And not just any someone else, but her old college boyfriend, Ian Greyson, her one true love, and the last person she ever wants to see again.

Ian made a terrible mistake thirteen years ago when he walked away from Kelli, so when fate intervenes and gives him the chance to reconnect with her, he takes it. But unbeknownst to him, it means stealing her promotion.

The battle lines are drawn when the two old flames butt heads about everything from office etiquette to sales goals. Their explosive relationship spills over into their personal lives as Kelli tries to keep Ian at arm's length while he desperately tries to win her back, outside of business hours, of course. Will they ever learn how to mix business with pleasure, or will they keep their professional boundaries?
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Out of Liberty Movie Premiere---Don't Miss This One!

Last night was the premiere of the movie, Out of Liberty. This is not a "church" film, but a raw look at what it was truly like for the LDS church leaders who were held there for 155 grueling days. 

Out of Liberty comes across as more of a "western" type film and the story is told from the perspective of the jailer, Sam Tillery, which was fascinating. Sam is not of the LDS faith and sees things very black and white regarding his prisoners being held for treason. He has a past of his own he's trying to overcome and the leader of the mob constantly taunts him about it. None of the characters were cardboard cutouts, however, from the mob leader to Joseph Smith's visitors, each one felt fleshed out, with reasons for their behavior on both sides of the issue of justice. The story will make you think about a lot of issues that are still facing our society today---how misunderstanding can lead to fear and too often fear slips into hate when you don't know what you're really hating. The performances were nuanced and provided a powerful medium to start conversations.

Though all the acting was strong, I was particularly impressed with three of the actors. Brandon Ray Olive played the role of Joseph Smith and said he felt the weight on his shoulders in portraying a man that so many people revere. His stature and demeanor is a departure from the stereotypical men usually cast as Joseph, but Brandon Ray Olive does the role justice showcasing long-suffering patience with strength and charm under the dire circumstances. Another standout was Jasen Wade, who played Sam Tillery. He has such an unassuming air about him, he was perfect for the stone-faced jailer who was concerned with nothing more than justice being done. The story of his journey is compelling and Wade's performance adds emphasis as a likable hero. Corbin Allred plays Porter Rockwell before the long hair and beard, when he was young and life hadn't weighed him down so much. Corbin played the role perfectly, with just the right amount of protectiveness and playfulness when it came to his friends in prison. As I mentioned, all of the actors were outstanding and particularly strong leading men. They seemed quite close and mentioned several times that they all left the shoot changed men---going from friends to brothers during the film, and it showed at the premiere.

If you like films that will show you a perspective you hadn't thought about regarding Liberty jail and its place in history, you won't want to miss this one when it comes to theaters near you.

Here's the trailer:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Book Review & A Giveaway!

I couldn't wait to open this collection of Christmas stories by some of my favorite authors in All Hearts Come Home for Christmas. It will definitely put the Christmas spirit into your heart!

The first story, Christmas at Falstone Castle, revisits some of my favorite characters from Sarah Eden's previous books, including the Duke of Kielder and his family. In this story, his mother is trying to make amends and it is so heart-wrenching and heartwarming at the same time. Sarah Eden's particular talent is how she can truly bring out the emotions in her stories and allow her readers to experience the events along with the characters. I loved the genuine love story that truly brings out the magic of the Christmas season.

Anita Stansfield's story, The Heart of Christmas, is such a gentle romance between a seamstress and a banker who also has a little girl to care for. They've all experienced loss and heartache and this is story will tug on your heartstrings as they try to heal and find love and become a true family again.

Esther Hatch's story was so charming! Lord Hawthorne is completely taken aback by Miss Davenport and her boldness that is intertwined with a proper young lady. The "driving lesson" was a particularly well-done scene and I loved the subtle humor between our hero and heroine. This one definitely brings out the magic of the season!

The last one by Joanna Barker, The Christmas Dress  is a second chance romance that is so sigh-worthy you will be turning pages long into the night to see if they get their happily-ever-after! Nell has led a difficult life, but loves her job as a seamstress--mostly. But when she's tasked to make a dress for Jacob Hammond's sister, and is able to spend time with Jacob again, old feelings come to the surface. But could they ever find happiness together?

All four stories were sweet and will be a wonderful start to the Christmas season. Not to be missed!

Get your copy here

Don't forget to scroll down and enter the giveaway!

Here's the back copy:

Christmas at Falstone Castle - Sarah M. Eden - The Dowager Duchess of Kielder eagerly anticipates spending Christmas with her son and his family. Though their relationship has been strained, the duchess is determined to heal the chasm. Even with the help of the widowed local vicar, her plan will take a Christmas miracle. But during this magical season, anything is possible . . . even two second chances for love.

The Heart of Christmas - Anita Stansfield - When a chance meeting brings together a gentle seamstress and a widowed banker, each lonely soul finds a first hint of hope. As their lives become entwined, it will take Christmas spirit to guide a broken family to love and healing.

’Tis the Season to Be Daring - Esther Hatch Elizabeth - Davenport has had quite enough of the London Season. Determined to evade a parade of unsuitable suitors, she seeks help from the one gentleman who has no regard for Society’s rules. All of Society knows Lord Hawthorne is not interested in marriage, yet he cannot deny Miss Davenport’s unique charm. And as the Christmas season works its magic, their charade begins to feel less like playacting and more like love.

The Christmas Dress - Joanna Barker - Seamstress Nell Addington is thrilled when her childhood friend Jacob Hammond commissions a dress for his sister. But when Nell realizes her feelings for Jacob run far deeper than friendship, an unexpected snowstorm—and some holiday cheer—may convince them both that love is worth fighting for.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Freebie for Small Town Romance Fans!

I haven't read this one, but it looks cute! If you love small town romance, grab this one while it's free today!

Get your free copy here

Here's the back copy:

Trent Lockheart might be the new sheriff in town, but he can’t stop Jessie Jean from stealing his heart.

Sheriff Trent Lockheart knew he’d be in for a challenge when he moved from the big city and a large police force to the small Wyoming town of Cobble Creek. But at least he’d be able to stick to his bachelor ways without temptation. So he thought. Cobble Creek isn’t overflowing with young, single ladies, but Jessie Jean—the gorgeous woman who runs the Country Quilt
Inn—proves more tempting than any he’s known.

Jessie doesn’t care much for the new sheriff in town. After an explosive first meeting that almost ends in Jessie’s arrest, she’s even more determined to plan on dinner for one for the rest of her life. Sure, the new sheriff is seriously attractive, and after a second, much less dangerous run-in, he might not be that bad, but Jessie has no plan to marry, date, or even let a man into her life. Still, as the days pass, Trent’s surprising charm works past Jessie’s determination, and she finds promise in their budding relationship.

After opening up about the difficulties in her past, Jessie finds that Trent is guarding a dark tragedy of his own, one that might threaten their chance at a future together.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Discounted Boxed Set In Honor of Those Who Serve . . .

I love writing about men and women who wear the badge and serve us every day---running toward danger while working to keep us safe.

To honor them this week, I am offering my Hostage Negotiation boxed set that includes two full length novels and two bonus novellas for only .99 cents!

You can download your sale copy here

Here's the back copy:

Full of adventure and romance, Books 1 & 2 of the award-winning Hostage Negotiation series are now in a set with TWO bonus novellas included! The first volume introduces hostage negotiator Claire Michaels and sniper Colby Black. Don’t miss all the action as they try to save lives without anyone getting caught in the crossfire---especially those they love!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

New Release for Historical Fiction Fans!

If you love historical romance with a side of intrigue, Annette Lyon's new story, Tailor Made, is out!

I really loved the rich setting in this one (the Grand Duchy of Finland). Here's a little more about the story:

Preparing for a Finnish Count's wedding should be a happy occasion, but master knitter Sofi and head tailor Antti are plagued by mishaps---that could thwart the nuptials and plunge the Grand Duchy into war with Russia. But can a tailor and a knitter keep the country together when its fate is hanging by a thread? (Don't you love it?)

You can get your copy here

Friday, September 6, 2019

Cover Reveal For My New Romantic Suspense!


I am so excited to share the cover for the next romantic suspense novel in my Griffin Force series, Second Chance. It should be available just in time for Christmas! Woohoo!

The computer genius---He'll use all his skills to help win the war on terror. Duty and honor mean everything to him.

The information broker---She makes it her business to know the deep, dark secrets of dangerous people and has no loyalty to anyone.

Can they forge a level of trust between them long enough to stop a large-scale cyber-attack and bring down the world's most wanted terrorist?