Never get used to this feeling

Rosalie Stanton

Lost Wages of SinRelease day. It’s different for every author, I’m sure, but for me, there’s nothing more exciting or unnerving than putting your work out there.

But it’s today. Lost Wages of Sin is now available in print and e-book. It’s weird pimping the first book when you’re editing the second and writing the fourth, but I can say, without a doubt, the series is going the way I want it to. And that really is all an author can ask. And thus far, the revised installment is doing well with fans of the original. I was incredibly humbled by the review from Wendy Mitchell’s Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears that went live yesterday. I know how much she enjoyed the first, and I was more than a little nervous to see how the updated version struck her.

I tell you, knowing your work resonates with readers is worth its weight in…

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Interview- Palessa

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Beverly and Tamara: Welcome to SSLY, Palessa. Thanks so much for joining us today. So first why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?

Palessa– Thanks for having me. I am a storyteller with Beau Coup Publishing, who has been great in helping me fulfill a dream of publishing a fiction book. My first, Unchained Hearts, Baxter Family Saga Book 1 came out in December 2013 and it’s been a great ride so far. Other than that, I live a pretty quiet life in the mountains of western Jamaica with farm, goats, Dad (he takes care of the first two) and a dog.

Tamara: What do you HAVE to have when you are writing?

Palessa– A bit of an outline and some research so I can at least know what the story is about. I might be writing about an alternate reality but I need something of this reality…

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From Me to You Friday ~ Beverly ~ Coming Soon!

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COMING SOON!

TOUCHED BY THE SANDMAN
by Beverly Ovalle
Published by Boroughs Publishing Group

Touched by the Sandman

The sandman visits those that need him, assisting them to sleep. Until one night he meets a woman that he cannot help but return to time after time.

She is lonely. He comes to her as she drifts off to sleep, the man of her dreams. Awake or asleep, which is her reality?

He knows she is the one meant for him. He will find a way to make both of their dreams come true.

http://www.boroughspublishinggroup.com/authors/beverly-ovalle

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It feels like I just had a new release! And I did!

A Saint’s Salvation hit the shelves on February 10, 2014.ASaintsSalvation_MED

Available at:

Amazon
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble
AllRomance
Bookstrand
Secret Cravings Publishing 

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New Release Today! ~ The Shrew That Tames ~ Michele Stegman

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The Shrew The Shrew That Tames
by Michele Stegman
Published: Breathless Press

What’s an impoverished aristocrat to do when a beautiful heiress asks him to marry her?

Blurb:

Katherine is an heiress who uses her shrewish tongue to keep fortune hunters away. But what is it about Lord Ashfair that leaves her speechless?

Although in need of money, Peter Monroe, Marquis of Ashfair, has resolved to restore his ravaged estates on his own. How can he convince Katherine that he wants her, not her money?

Excerpt:

The evening of the Harrington’s ball, Ashfair and Sir Anthony escorted the Driscol sisters and their mother to the event. Bianca was besieged at once, and her dance card filled quickly.
Katherine stood to the side, watching her sister’s card fill.
Ashfair bowed over her hand. “Will you do me the honor of adding my name to your card, Miss Driscol?”
She clutched her card tighter…

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Thrown by Colette Auclair – A Champion of a Debut

18048930  Published: December 16th 2013 by Pocket Star

 

Literary awards: Golden Heart Finalist (2012),

Winner 2011 Winter Rose Contest    (Yellow Rose Romance Writers) (2011),

Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest (North East   OhioRomance Writers Association)      Finalist (2011

 

 

 

 

 

Professional horse trainer and Olympic hopeful Amanda Vogel, has suffered a traumatic event that has left her unable to compete. Hoping to give herself time to emotionally heal, she has accepted a job to train movie heartthrob Grady Brunswick’s young daughters to ride and show horses.

 

Grady and his two daughters Solstice and Wave are just learning to live as a family after the tragic death of his wife. Leaving Grady floundering and overprotective, the superstar who can handle any red carpet is lost when trying to deal with two little girls. Add to this his unwanted attraction to his new headstrong and outspoken employee and Grady has some major adjustments to make.

 

Love, love loved it!! For a debut novel, Colette Auclair kicked some major literary butt. It is exremely rare for a new author to be as polished and produce such a smooth read as Thrown. From the first page I was captured by Amanda and Grady’s story. The opening chapter is full of chemistry and laughter. Throw in the element of two spoiled, slightly obnoxious girls trying to gain their father’s attention and you have one heck of a plot.

 

I loved the fact that this story was not rushed. The relationships and character growth evolve over a period of time that is not unrealistic. There are major issues that need to be dealt with and carefully handled. Grady has an ex-lover costar that wants to reunite, a mother that wants whatever enhances her social standing, two daughters that he is just getting to know, and a very demanding and public career. He also has the inflated ego of a major movie star. Grady was not exactly my idea of a romantic hero in the beginning of Thrown. In fact there were several times that I wanted to take my much lauded cast iron skillet to his head. His development as a fitting hero was IMHO one of the more enjoyable elements of the book.

 

Amanda was a GREAT heroine! I am notably hard on heroines, so my admiration of Amanda’s character says a great deal. She was the one steadying influence over every character and aspect of the book. Even dealing with her own emotional baggage, Amanda was the rock that everyone could depend own. When Grady threw his hissy fits, (and he did) she held her head up and did her job, hiding her hurt at his mistrust. She gave the girls structure while healing her own wounds. Amanda could be the blueprint for what to look for in a heroine.

 

While Thrown is a romance, it is also a great example of character growth. The romantic thread was used to enhance this story and not overshadow the other elements. When the attraction between Grady and Amanda does come to the forefront of the book, it is crafted with a careful hand. Hot and compelling, without being overly graphic, it was just steamy enough for the most jaded of readers while not being offensive to those requiring a milder read. For the laughter, the wonderful characters, the heartwarming romance and even the tear or two, I give Thrown my highest rating. Brava, Colette, brava.