Monday, November 20, 2017

More Christmas Lovin'

     Brighten this holiday season with seven stories from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Grab a cup of your favorite cocoa, coffee or tea, a holiday treat and settle in with the authors from More Christmas Lovin’ for a festive holiday read.

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Here's the lineup:

Santa for Christmas by Lisa Kumar
     A sexy elf who hates everything about Christmas is forced to be Santa and must go into the seething heart of humanity—the abode of a beautiful single mother and her child in order to save them.

An EverAfter Christmas by K.S. Thomas
     Sailor Belle is no stranger to adventure, so being stranded in a blizzard three days before her wedding, is not about to stop her from marrying the man of her dreams. But then, as the obstacles keep coming, she clings to her last hope - it’s the season for miracles, and she may need one to get her EverAfter Christmas.

Holiday Homecoming by Melissa Keir
     Two broken hearts mend as love blossoms, but when danger comes calling, can the two loners learn to rely on each other or will they lose all they have found?

Mistletoe & Ashes by RaeAnne Hadley
     Tiffany knew the threats of being a firefighter on the Hot Shots team. She embraced the heat and the danger but she could have never predicted that her heart and her mind would be in peril. Could a Christmas miracle save her or would she end up as ashes?

Seduction at the Christmas Court by Jenna Jaxon
     Lord and Lady Longford have journeyed to the Christmas Court of King Edward III to wait upon the king and take part in some Yuletide merriment. When Geoffrey is suddenly called to war, and rumors of his death arise, Alyse fends off an old suitor who wants to renew their friendship. But how long will he take “No” for an answer?

All I Want For Christmas by Deb Julienne
     Who knew one little boy’s Christmas wish could change so many lives?

The Christmas Fantasy by D’Ann Lindun
     Widower Christian Vega believes he’ll never find true love again, until an actress catches his eye. But she’s way out of this cowboy’s league. Hope Snowden swears to never date another out-of-work actor again. Then she falls for a cowboy-turned-stuntman. Is it love, or just a Christmas fantasy?

We decided to ask Melissa Keir her thoughts on writing for a series, particularly one with a holiday setting. This is what she said:

     The holidays are a wonderful time. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio which is where I set my series-The Wilder Sisters. Holiday Homecoming in this set is the final of the five stories about each of the five daughters of a local man. Each girl left Amherst after high school only to return when their father develops Alzheimer's.        In this final installment of the Wilder Sisters series, Sheryl returns home to hide out but she doesn't want to get her family involved in the danger surrounding her. I love sharing my hometown with readers.
         Recently, a new restaurant and brewpub opened in the downtown area, which has been revitalized in the last few years. Taking the best spot, I created Tanner's new restaurant which becomes an important setting for the story.
       Amherst is the perfect small town for the holidays. The main street's light poles are decorated and the downtown area is filled with holiday lights. I've included a photo for you to see. During the holidays, I return to Amherst to spend time with my family who still live in town. After my mother's death, my father decided to have Thanksgiving at a local restaurant rather than cook for all of the family...and he wouldn't allow any of us to take on the chore. For the last few years, we've been going to The Oberlin Inn but last year, my dad was very disappointed with the seating, which was in the lobby of the hotel. Needless to say, it was loud. And for a person who is hard of hearing, it was impossible to chat. Thankfully we were at a real table. There was one year they had us sitting at the pool table with a wooden board to cover it. Each of us had to sit on two chairs stacked just to reach the tabletop. Needless to say, we heard about that problem for years. 
      I could go on and on about Amherst, but I'll leave you to read the book and see a little of it for yourself. I hope you enjoy the stories in the boxset and will check out the rest of the Wilder Sisters series. Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Jennifer Bokal's Rocky Mountain Justice series

Wild Women Authors welcomes author Jennifer D. Bokal and Viktoria Mateev from Jennifer's latest release out of Harlequin Romantic Suspense line, Her Rocky Mountain Hero, book one in Jen's Rocky Mountain Justice series. First up is Viktoria.
Where are you from? NYC, but living in Colorado
Tell us a bit about Cody Samuels, hero in Her Rocky Mountain Hero. The first time I saw him, I was worried that he’d been sent to kill me.
Interesting. And your second thought? He was really hot.
Was it love at first sight? No way! He burst into my cabin right after my son was kidnapped. He said he there to help—but I didn’t know if I should believe him. Obviously, I’m glad I did…
What do you like most about him? I love that Cody’s brave and smart and has a nice butt.
Butts are important. How else would you describe him? I’d have to start with his eyes. The first thing I noticed about Cody were his eyes—they’re a crystalline blue. The next thing that comes to mind is that he always keeps his promises.
How would Cody describe you? Determined; then he’d roll those gorgeous eyes.
What made you choose to be a stay-at-home mom for a career? Once Gregory was born, I only wanted to stay home with him. Becoming a mom has been the best thing to happen to me.
What is your biggest fear? That something will happen to my son.
How do you relax? I love to cook.
Who is your favorite fictional character? Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Cliché, I know.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received? You won’t do your son any good if you give up—it came from Cody.
Thank you for sharing your time with us, Viktoria. Now we'd like to chat with Jennifer.
What movies or books have had an impact on your career as a writer? The first author I read obsessively was Victoria Holt. I loved the Gothic feel of her books along with the mystery that left me guessing until the end. As an adult, I read Joyce Carol Oates if I need some inspiration. She’s amazing with the subtly of human emotions. I also read Lee Childs for a really good thriller.
What event in your private life were you able to bring to this story and how do you feel it impacted the novel? I grew up in Colorado so I was able to visit the places of my childhood with this book.
Tell us a bit about your publisher: how did you hear about them and what influenced your decision to submit to them? The book is with Harlequin Romantic Suspense. I’d met my fabulous editor, Susan Littman, at the NJ RWA conference years before. I had an idea for a holiday themed romantic suspense and knew that HRS would be a great home. She liked the idea and we moved forward with a series. It’d been a dream of mine to write for Harlequin since the middle school days of reading Victoria Holt, so I was thrilled when I got the call from my agent that the contract had been negotiated.
What book[s] currently rest on your TBR pile? Bury Your Dead by Louise Penney.
Lastly, what's up next and when can we expect to see it on the shelves? The second book in the Rocky Mountain Justice series, Her Rocky Mountain Defender, will be out in April 2018.
Jennifer can be reached at D. Bokal and
Twitter: @jenbokal

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Gift and Beverly Wells

     As a gruff warrior he evaded female relationships, yet her flaws charmed him all the more.

For the remainder of the week, we are happy to have a dear friend and prolific author, Beverly Wells visiting Wild Women Authors with The Gift. A sequel to The Chalice, from One Winter Knight, The Gift is Bev's contirbution to One Yuletide Knight, released Nov. 3, 2017 out of Prairie Rose Publications.

Here’s the blurb:

Sir Geoffrey Eton, captain of Royce’s regiment is a hardened, gruff warrior. All his life he served England, protected others, and trained men. Tavern wenches satisfied his occasional needs. There simply was no necessity for a wife.
Orphan, Heather Douglas grew up in an abbey in Scotland, loving life. When she joins her best friend at the Scotland castle granted to Royce, she brings her smiles and laughter. She also brings her flawed leg, her stubbornness and determination. Will her bright smile and charm be the weapons to finally take down the mighty warrior?

Let's talk with Heather Douglas. Where are you from? Selkirk, Scotland in the border country, but now I be living at Dillyglen Castle north of Selkirk
What did you think the first time you saw Geoffrey Eton? Our introduction be a bit short as I had recently arrived to join my best friend, Ahna and it be more than obvious he did no’ much enjoy chit chatting with an unfamiliar woman, though he be more than polite. But I thought him a verra bonnie mon, big and muscular, and confident in being a knight as well as the captain of Royce’s army.
Was it love at first sight? Good heaven’s no. Not the first time I met him and surely not the second time. I be giving his warhorse apple slices—as I had been doing for more than a good fortnight—with my forehead resting against Darktonian’s forehead when Sir Geoffrey’s bellows actually shook the rafters. He roared like a bear with a spear in his arse and ranted like a hungry boar. He be more hardened than even I had ever imagined.
Spear up his arse. Good one, Heather. What do you like most about him? His reluctant smile. Oh, he more than tries to hide it, but it be there alright, lighting up his dark brown, almost black eyes till they twinkle. It makes me own heart take off to pattering it does.
A pattering heart. Another jewel. How would you describe him? He be a proud, ambitious mon as well as a fierce, brave warrior, a chivalrous knight, a true leader of mons, and protector of women.
How would he describe you? At first he ranted I be foolish, but I think he truly feared for me safety. Hard to believe he would ever fear anything. Now that we have shared more words, I think he might find me a wee bit more intelligent, and capable of teaching the youngsters painting, music and scholastics than he first thought. At least I certainly hope so.
What made you choose teaching as a career? ‘Tis no really a career as there be verra few women at this time who have an actual career or trade. Since I grew up in the abbey all me life, I found I loved to paint, then later I adored playing the lyre. I enjoyed mathematics more than history, lnguage or geography. So when I reached an age where I could help the sisters out in teaching the younger orphans I began teaching mostly art, music, singing and playing the lyre, as well as mathematics. The others at the convent taught other subjects.
What is your biggest fear, Heather? I do no’ fear much really, for I try to live each day appreciating all things good in life. But to answer your question, I be a wee bit fearful that I might forget I know better than to ever lose my heart to any mon since I have such a flaw with me leg plus all the other faults the good sisters reprimanded me for, but I feel the tug, a forceful tug, towards one verra crusty, but considerate mon.
How do you relax? When I paint, any scene, I am totally transported to another world. ‘Tis verra calming and it truly soothes my soul. Of course I almost get the same calm from playing the lyre.
Who is your favorite fictional character? I can read and enjoy teaching the children their numbers and letters, but I have never read any fiction as it was forbidden at the abbey.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received? Believe in yourself and you will always succeed.
Thank you, Heather. This has been a lot of fun. Now we'd like to chat with Beverly.

What movies or books have had an impact on your career as a writer? I’ve said this before, but The Diary of Anne Frank, both the movie and the book, grabbed me, held me and made such an impression on me when I was a young girl. So much emotion, turmoil, determinations and strengths. But I would have to say all books by LaVyrle Spencer and Nora Roberts and so many more fantastic authors helped me throughout my career displaying how to form a character with strengths, weakness, and flaws as well as integrity.
So many movies have shown me purpose, plotting and meaningful relationships: Brave Heart, Forrest Gump, Harry and Sally, too many to list, but what can I say? Cinderella, the book and movie, reigns on top.
What event in your private life were you able to bring to this story and how do you feel it impacted the novel? I didn’t suffer any physical or health issues as Heather, but felt inferior for years as I believed others knew my darkest family flaws. I also grew up watching others be nasty and cruel to others, human or animals, and swore I would never bow that low, but always give all I can in helping others in need. Most likely that’s why I was a nurse for so many years. Several people along the way helped me see I could believe in myself and in the goodness of others, hold my head up and persevere. It’s made me a much happier and stronger person and I believe a more understanding person. I hope I’ve made Heather stick to being herself no matter what. I also tried to portray Sir Geoffrey as a brave and hardened man while being leery of others hurting him emotionally, yet he finally learns to trust another with his heart and soul and comes out stronger than ever before.
Tell us a bit about your publisher: how did you hear about them and what influenced your decision to submit to them? I enjoy reading all types of romance novels, but I especially enjoy reading and writing historical romance, either set in the American West or Medievals in England or Scotland. I’d read numerous lines published by Prairie Rose Publications, looked them up on the internet and found even more lines, liked what I saw and submitted. And I’m so very happy I did. I couldn’t be more pleased with the various lines, the encouragement, assistance, and fantastic camaraderie of all at PRP. If I ever toss out a question, western or medieval, or business wise, I get answers from oodles of authors on our yahoo group. It’s awesome how helpful and supportive everyone is.
What books currently rest on your TBR pile? Too many to list, but I have a few historical westerns, a regency—yes I do read them too—and the other stories included in One Yuletide Knight and know I’ll love each and every one of them. I do have a book I just bought in Montana about the Copper Kings’ war when Butte, Montana first started mining copper. I recently visited there to do some research and of course just to see the vast plains of the West and the majestic mountain ranges. Awesome! WOW, did I get a bunch to add to my research files.
Lastly, what's up next and when can we expect to see it on the shelves? I have a full length novel almost finished, set in the 19th century in Wyoming—I’ve pushed it aside for the last time. I’m very eager to have my readers meet my fill-in deaconess/horse trainer and breeder who rescues the Montana cowboy from the hangman’s noose, and the loveable dog, Cubby, that believes he is their designated chaperone. It’s a story of vengeance verses justice as well as healing. I have about ten different names for this book, but I’ll make a decision soon.

I hope this short Excerpt for The Gift tickles your fancy as I tried to pepper a wee bit of humor throughout the entire story:

He fought to gain his senses, to protect the foolish woman. He took a deep breath and bellowed, “Darktonian hold!”
The horse instantly responded, arching his neck which pulled him back away from her. He held perfectly still to the command. “Step back away from him.”
Expecting her to follow the curt order as if she was one of his men he captained, he planned to approach her and give her a harsh reprimand for endangering herself so foolishly. Instead, she turned her head, graced him with a wide smile and followed it with a husky chuckle.
“He will no’ harm me. We be the best of friends as long as I bring him a wee bit of apple ever’ day. He loves it when I pet or cuddle him too, he does.” Disregarding his words, she reached up to pat his muzzle and cheek. Thank the good Lord, Darktonian remained a statue. Geoff thought he might swallow his tongue at her blatant disregard for her safety and his order.
Pet or cuddle? Lord grant me strength not to strangle the irresponsible, foolish woman.
“He is a warhorse, trained to bite, strike with his hooves and batter or ram to kill. You are foolish to think otherwise.” His bellow shook the rafters. “He could remove your head in one split second if he felt like it. Now step back so I may approach. Now!” She would suffer much more than her lopsided limp if the horse became skittish.
He felt like an oaf, an ignorant oaf, yet she needed to understand the danger of her coddling such a temperamental, huge beast. He sighed in relief as she took several uneven steps back. He also noted how her lips tightened and her glare threatened to cook him to a charred cinder if she had any witchy powers in her control.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Focus on: Opposite Sides by Judi Phillips

Can love prevail or will they remain on opposite sides?

. . . Janelle Whitney now owns her father's law office and fights for the little guy.
. . . Scott MacGregor is a lawyer in a large firm and represents big-shot clients..
. . . They physically collide on the courthouse steps. Then discover they're on opposite sides of a divorce case and sparks fly in the courtroom. They don't know they also have cabins on opposite sides of Campfire Circle, a cul de sac close to Sebago Lake in Windham Maine. Over Thanksgiving, sparks flare again around the Circle.
. . . Can love prevail or will they remain on opposite sides?

Opposite Sides, a novella, is part of the Tales From Around Campfire Circle series.

An Excerpt:

Monday morning, Janelle Whitney hustled up the granite steps of the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland, Maine, purse slung over her shoulder and briefcase in her hand. She shot a hasty glance at her watch, groaned and quickened her pace. I can't be late.
Suddenly, a deep, resonant voice startled her. "Watch it."
Colliding with an unyielding body, she stumbled, did a quick two-step and caught her balance. Her briefcase flew one way and her purse the other, the contents cascading over the steps, clattering and finally rolling to a stop some distance away.
A strong, masculine hand reached out to steady her. A tingle traveled up her arm at the moment of contact. Startled, she looked up from her scattered items.
Scott MacGregor. Not the time to resurrect history.
As they stood, rooted in place, a stream of passing people swirled to either side of them.
Her gaze settled on his face, the planes and angles and high cheekbones she remembered, now shadowed with a light scruff. Clearly, her response to his touch was a mistake. She masked her unexpected reaction.
Now a leading trial attorney in Portland, Scott also frequently appeared on the local news, during the entertainment segment, attending this or that opening, usually with a beautiful woman hanging on his arm. Precisely the kind of attorney her father had disapproved of.
"Why don't you watch where you're going?" She attempted to keep her annoyance out of her voice, but wasn't entirely successful.
He grinned. "I wasn’t the one who ran full-tilt into an innocent pedestrian who paused to enjoy the fall air."
Having her error pointed out with wit and a dash of arrogance didn't help. Hating to lose, especially to this man, she shot back a quick response. "Why didn't you move out of the way? You could see I was in a hurry."
Exasperated, Janelle bent down to retrieve the scattered articles, her hair falling around her face.
Fan-friggin'-tastic. He can't miss seeing I'm upset.
She gathered up her lipstick, compact, wallet, checkbook, pen. Pushing long strands of hair behind an ear, she spotted a major embarrassment beside his foot and grabbed it. She didn't miss his smirk as she stuffed everything, helter-skelter, into her purse. Damn it, why hadn’t she thrown out that pair of pantyhose she'd shredded on a file cabinet days ago?

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A Bit About Our Focus Author:

Judi Phillips has had stories in her head as far back as she can remember. However, being lazy (her friends like to point out that she’s efficient), and being a legal assistant, she knew she could never complete a manuscript if she had to write it on a typewriter. Then, along came word processors, and those magic cut and paste and delete icons. There was no stopping her after that. Within a few weeks of her first job with a computer, she started her first story, a house-beautiful, vogue thing about lawyers. Originally named as A Case for Love, it is now entitled Opposite Sides
Judi has recently relocated to New Mexico and is living in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains at the southern end of the Rockies. No more Februarys in Maine for her. She lives with two dogs, a Yorkie, Mishka, and a MinPin, Gizmo,--who lives up to his name. Both have acclimated easily, although Gizmo does miss eating snow in the winter. Despite their small size, they rule the house.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Focus on: Sultry Nights

. . . Love, passion, romance and desire…

. . . No matter what your preference, this set of 22 hot and sexy reads has just what you need. From surprise love affairs to bad boys that we can’t help but fall for, and couples that were meant to be, this compilation from Romance Collections is sure to please your every single need.

Sultry Nights
A Limited Edition Romance Collection
Containing Stories from:

Nicole Morgan, Jocelyn Dex, Alison Foster, Kate Richards, Linda O'Connor, Samantha Holt, Jerrie Alexander,
Whitley Cox, Krista Ames, Ursula Sinclair, Measha Stone, Tuesday Embers, Siera London, Rachel Shane, Bonnie Phelps, Misha Elliott, Alyson Reynolds, Jenna Bayley-Burke, Madison Michael, Pepper Goodrich, Marcia James, Destiny Blaine

The authors are giving away lots of goodies with this tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Don't forget you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here.

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She thought she could run, but he’d never let her get away.
     Sarah Bennet walked has finally found the break in her career. The sort of story to win her a byline in a serious newspaper. The only problem is, the people in the story don’t want it told. And they are willing to do anything to stop her.

     Jeremy has watched Sarah from the sidelines as she’s progressed in career as a journalist waiting for the moment that he can finally retake what he lost years ago. He will protect her. He will save her from her recklessness. And by the time he’s done, he will own her.


     "Are we here already?" She stirred next to him, digging the heels of her hands into her eyes.

     "Yep." He pulled the car into the driveway of the lake house and parked.

     After a long silence, he spoke. "There're rules, Sarah."

     She sighed. "Of course, there are. Aren't there always with you?"

     He let that go by. "You don't leave the house without telling me. Not even to go out on the back porch or down to the water."

     "But what will the neighbors think? It is a lake house? If we're never on the lake, won't that seem weird?" 

     She waved toward the other houses. All of the houses faced the main road, but the large lots kept them somewhat private. It would have to do for the time being. It wouldn't be long, a few days at most, before he could safely deliver her where she needed to be.

     "They'll think you're a good girl who obeys." He deepened his voice, remembering exactly what that tone did for her. Her pupils dilated, and a soft pink tinted her cheeks. "You remember what happens to bad girls, right, Sarah?"

     "What are the other rules?" she asked, ignoring his question.

     Well that wouldn't do.
     "Answer me, Sarah."

     She stared at him, her eyes narrowed, lips thinned. "Yes, Jeremy. I remember. But this isn't then. You aren't my boyfriend anymore. You aren't my ow—" 
     She stopped, not saying the word they'd used for his role in their relationship. The secret they kept from their friends who would have thought them miscreants—sexual deviants.

     "I may not own you anymore, Sarah, but you are under my protection. Means the same thing as far as I'm concerned."

Author Bio:
     Measha Stone lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and three children.

     While working toward her degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, she wrote mostly in the thriller genre, but her heart lies in Romance. BDSM Erotic Romance is where she lives and breathes, because what’s pleasure without a little pain? When she’s not writing, she’s reading and goofing off with her kids.

Windy City Series

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Come Dance With Me

Improvisational jazz musician meets buttoned up English teacher—will the Christmas lights sparkle or shatter before the dance ends?

Wild Women Authors welcomes Delsora Lowe and
Come Dance With Me: A Serenity Harbor Maine Novella,
A Starlight Grille series, Book Two

     Sam Johnson, a burned out, New York City iconic jazz pianist transplanted to small town Maine, finds himself and his muse again through a disparate group of committed teen musicians and their buttoned up, efficient, high school English teacher who is roped into advising the afterschool jazz club.
     Ashley Sullivan, an expert in classical music and teaching the bard, is out of her element when it comes to jazz or anything impromptu and desperately needs Sam’s help. What she doesn’t know is Sam has made it his mission before this gig ends to get Ashley to lighten up and enjoy the things in life she denies herself; music, friends, spontaneity, creativity, and yes, love.
     When Sam works to rescue her from her childhood fears, Ashley runs the other direction. Can what is done out of love tear apart a relationship before it’s in full swing, or forever cement a love that is true?

     She watched his graceful body climb the three steps to the stage. She sat close enough to see Sam’s fingers stroke the keys. The notes swirled around her heart and straight to her toes. Ashley closed her eyes and swayed to the slow, sensual rhythms. His tempo eased from slow to fast. Her feet tapped out the beat, the sounds coursing a hot path through her veins. The ebb and flow of jazz, like making love, engulfed her entire being. She held close the urge to moan and sigh. Unlike the night she sat with Mary Beth, now she imagined Sam played only for her.

     To think she owned his recordings, but never imagined she’d ever meet the man. His music had been the one thing that made her feel alive these last few years, and now she knew him…like a friend. He still scared the stuffing out of her. But not in a bad way. She hadn’t expected him to like her, and treat her like a friend, when she’d agreed to this after-school partnership. But here she sat.

     “He’s something, isn’t he?”

     Ashley swiveled toward the voice behind her. A petite, red-headed woman grinned.

To learn more about Delsora Lowe, go to:

To purchase Come Dance With Me (A Starlight Grille Book 2) go to:

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The Legacy of Parkers Point (A Starlight Grille Book 1):

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Reviews for The Legacy of Parkers Point: A Serenity Harbor Maine Novella, A Starlight Grille series, Book One

Starlight Grille Book 1
a feel good story, full of love and romance and hope….no game playing, no lies, manipulation or underhanded deceit to win affection….just two strong people finding love, learning to trust, and trying to make it work.
The author depicts life in a small town with memorable characters and descriptive scenery. Lauralee and Grayson are two beautiful people inside and out. Their chemistry heats up the pages…. The secondary characters are well written and the next book in the series is about the piano player, Luke, at the Starlight Grille.
Dianamcc - Romance Junkies – Five Hearts
Set on the picturesque sea coast of Maine….a heartfelt tale of helping and healing…. a delightful, emotional read.
N, Amazon Reader – Five Stars
a wonderful story of learning to trust in love enough to put the past behind you….characters are smart, sexy and hopeful and make you feel great for having read their story.
HarborGirl, Amazon Reader – Five Stars
The romance is done very well, with chemistry galore and a rich, beautiful world in Serenity Harbor. Definitely a keeper!
M, Amazon Reader – Five Stars
This is a sweet story. The romance is a well-written small town story where two people learn to trust both each other and themselves. I highly recommend the story.
Mainer, Amazon Reader – Four Stars
I appreciated how well-developed and fleshed out Delsora's characters are, despite this being a shorter story….Lauralee & Grayson grab hold of you from page one. I alternated between smiling over their cute interactions, to swooning over the steamier scenes (closed bedroom door).
Colleen, Amazon Reader – Five Stars
a lovely, heartwarming story which takes the reader back to a time when family name and honor took priority for power brokers masquerading as parents—and the effects those antiquated beliefs continue to have on the generations that follow….It's a winner.
Kat, Amazon Reader – Five Stars
I loved this novella. The small, coastal Maine town was beautifully described. I really liked Gray and Lauralee right away. They connected quickly, and I loved their banter and flirtation.
Laurie, Goodreads Reader – Five Stars

A bit about our focus author, Delsora Lowe:
From Cabins to Cottages…Keep the Home Fires Burning
A transplanted big city gal, world-wide traveler, and foreign-service brat, who now lives in a coastal Maine town, Delsora Lowe loves to write about small town heroes from the cowboys and ranchers of Colorado to the game wardens and lobstermen of Maine. Her work in the hospitality industry, rape crisis, admissions, alumni relations, and women’s advocacy has allowed her to interact on a daily basis with real life heroines and heroes. Lowe’s family visits to Colorado are the inspiration for an upcoming contemporary western series in 2018. And her daughter’s wedding and her son’s home on the coast of Maine provided plentiful ideas for the Starlight Grille series.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Wild Women Focus on First Contact and author Kat Green

. . . . Sloane Osborne is a paranormal realtor in the business of selling haunted houses but, in truth, she’s only searching for one ghost. And her time is running out. It’s the 366th day after her fiancé’s death.
. . . . Michael used to like putting things off for “a year and a day”—so tonight’s the night. Sloane will do anything to make contact with him before the clock strikes midnight. When she gets a call to check out a home in Waukesha, Wisconsin, it’s the last place she thinks Michael would contact her.
. . . . Sloane is dead wrong.

Wow. Wild Women Authors focus on Sloane Osborne from First Contact, a paranormal suspense by author Kat Green, published by the Wild Rose Press. First up is Sloane.
Where are you from? I’m a bit of a nomad, I’ve lived in five states. There is nowhere I really call home.
Tell us a bit about First Contact: I lost my fiancé in a car accident a year and a day ago. With everything, he told me to wait a year and a day. So tonight’s the night. I’m a ghost hunter and I’m not going home until I find him.
What did you think the first time you saw Michael? He was jaw-dropping gorgeous. Michael and his friend Jonah saw me first at the bar. They flipped a coin and Michael came over to talk to me. The rest is history. I was lucky to have two best friends, because dating Michael meant I also got Jonah. I love them both. 
What was your second thought? I was a little tipsy to tell you the truth, so I really don’t remember…haha!
Been there, done that. Was it love at first sight? No, I fell in love with him.
What do you like most about him? His brain. Michael was a smarty-pants!
How would you describe Michael? I try not to think about him anymore since I lost him, it hurts too much.
Understandable. How would he describe you? He always said I was his soul mate.
What made you choose being a paranormal real estate agent as a career? To find Michael! I had to see him one more time.
What is your biggest fear? Dehydration.
How do you relax? I have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder. I never get to relax.
Who is your favorite fictional character? Duh! Mickey Mouse.
Good one. Last one: what is the best piece of advice you ever received? Follow your heart.
Thanks for spending time with us, Sloane. Now we'd like to talk to Kat deFalla, the “Kat” part of Kat Green.
What movies or books have had an impact on your career as a writer? The Sixth Sense. Ghost. Constantine. Poltergeist. Oculus.
Love, love, love all your choices but what event in your private life were you able to bring to this story and how do you feel it impacted the novel? I lived in a VERY haunted house. We had a team of investigators come. Things got worse. We eventually had a Native American shaman come. She cleansed the house, but told us to leave.
Tell us a bit about your publisher: how did you hear about them and what influenced your decision to submit to them? I publish as Kat de Falla with The Wild Rose Press and brought them this Haunts for Sale series that I co-write with author Rachel Green. They bought the series and we are eternally grateful!
What book[s] currently rest on your TBR pile? Ashantay Peter’s latest tome Lovers by Midnight. Her characters never fail to stick with me!
Lastly, what's up next and when can we expect to see it on the shelves? I’m finishing up my first contemporary romance…Not for Me which should be available before Christmas.

Kat brought along an excerpt:
     "Hello?" Sloane's voice was tentative, even to her own ears. It was one thing to talk to Michael, but he was a ghost she known in life. It was another to start a conversation with a dead stranger. "Can you hear me?"
     The woman didn't turn, her whole body focused on the next drop of water until it had floated through her hand again. The woman sighed, sitting back on her heels as she watched the wall. "Water," she rasped. "Do you have any water?"
     "I'm sorry. I don't have anything." Sloane said. "I tried to give you water last night, but no one drank it."
     "What are you doing here? You aren't supposed to be here!"
     The woman's voice was so raspy Sloane could barely hear her. She turned her head slowly as though removing her gaze from the little bit of water seeping through the stone was painful. When her gaze finally rested on Sloane, her eyes were dark black pits, swirling with tiny dancing lights.
     Sloane stepped back involuntarily, then gathered her courage to approach the apparition. She could sense the poor girl wasn't dangerous. She was trapped here as much as Sloane was herself. "I found the secret door and got pushed in." Sloane said. "Then the door shut behind me and I couldn't get out."
     "Ah, you must have been at Alvin's house," the woman rose to her feet. "Not a safe place to be. Though nothing about this area is safe."

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