Meet Lia from Susceptible to Him by Lynn Burke!

Everyone has had a broken heart, but not everyone has a story like this. Meet Lia and hear her story of getting over a broken heart!

Thanks Lia for taking some time out of your day.  Let’s jump into things.

Who’s the man that broke your heart?
Jack the jackass. We were sweethearts for half of forever, and not long after getting engaged, I found him in bed with three other women. I had expected forever – he promised to fulfill – then tore that dream to shreds.

What makes you decide to finally break your two years of celibacy?
Ryan seemed like a great, genuine guy, and although I was wary as hell from getting hurt again, I decided I didn’t want to be sad any more. You’ll never know unless you try.

You have a room mate who happens to be your best friend. Are you guys alike or completely different and what makes you two so close?
We’re completely different, in looks, tastes in men, background – you name it. The only thing we agree on is wine and food, but it’s our opposite personalities that compliment each other. I wouldn’t trade Gwen for all the money in the world.

Tell us your favorite food and if you’re one of those girls who doesn’t eat on a first date.
Doesn’t eat on a date? Are you kidding me? Food is one of my favorite things, especially good Italian food. Put a plate of pasta in front of me, and I’ll devour it regardless of who is watching.

If you could see your ex one more time what would you say?
He is so far beneath me, so undeserving of my attention, that I wouldn’t spare him a word.

Susceptible to Him

A Risso Family Novella
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Blurb:
Lia Risso walked in on her fiancé and three other women on Valentine’s Day. Two celibate years later, her roommate creates a profile for Lia on a dating website—without her knowledge—and sets up a date. On Valentine’s Day.
Ryan Walsh, a self-made millionaire and libertine, refuses to commit to any one woman. Tossed from foster home to foster home as a child, Ryan is on guard against becoming vulnerable ever again.
One dinner…one night of dancing and flirting with the attraction between them, puts both Lia and Ryan in danger of heart break.
They have a choice—open themselves to the possibility of hurt or walk away, never knowing what might have been.
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My nerve endings stirred as the subtle scent of sandalwood wafted across the table time and again. What man used sandalwood-scented soap anymore? By the cut of his suit and the Rolex on his wrist, Ryan Walsh had money. And plenty of it. Why no expensive cologne? The chick-lure nectar of the gods his type bathed in?
He grinned again, and heat filled the empty place only Mr. Pink had seen or stroked in two years. Ryan’s attention drifted to my lips and lingered as our waiter took his time pouring our wine.
I forced myself to breathe as my treasonous nipples pebbled, begging for attention.
Damnation. I do not want this.

He was too friggin’ sexy for his own good. And by his suggestive grin and the twinkle in his eyes, he knew it too.
“Are you ready to order, Lia?” Ryan asked, his focus staying on my face instead of dipping downward like most men’s did.
Praying my voice didn’t betray my arousal, I turned my attention the waiter. “I’ll have the shrimp Fra Diavlo.”
“And for you, sir?”
Ryan spouted off a few words in Italian, never once breaking eye contact with me.
My lips twitched. Papa would be impressed.
When the waiter ambled away, a smile—a real smile, not the cocky, you-know-you-want-me ones he had offered until then—revealed straight, white teeth.  “So.”
His low voice caressed my ears, and I pressed my thighs together. Thank God I hadn’t shaved. No doubt he had little trouble getting women into his bed. Or their bed. Or against a wall.
Holy shit.
About Lynn Burke:


Lynn Burke is a full time mother, voracious gardener, and scribbler of spicy romance stories. A country bumpkin turned Bay Stater, she enjoys her chowdah and Dunkin Donuts when not trying to escape the reality of city life.
Her current work, the Risso Family Novellas, revolves around four siblings from Boston’s North End.

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/38758632-lynn-burke

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Susceptible to Him

A Risso Family Novella
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Blurb:
Lia Risso walked in on her fiancé and three other women on Valentine’s Day. Two celibate years later, her roommate creates a profile for Lia on a dating website—without her knowledge—and sets up a date. On Valentine’s Day.
Ryan Walsh, a self-made millionaire and libertine, refuses to commit to any one woman. Tossed from foster home to foster home as a child, Ryan is on guard against becoming vulnerable ever again.
One dinner…one night of dancing and flirting with the attraction between them, puts both Lia and Ryan in danger of heart break.
They have a choice—open themselves to the possibility of hurt or walk away, never knowing what might have been.
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My nerve endings stirred as the subtle scent of sandalwood wafted across the table time and again. What man used sandalwood-scented soap anymore? By the cut of his suit and the Rolex on his wrist, Ryan Walsh had money. And plenty of it. Why no expensive cologne? The chick-lure nectar of the gods his type bathed in?
He grinned again, and heat filled the empty place only Mr. Pink had seen or stroked in two years. Ryan’s attention drifted to my lips and lingered as our waiter took his time pouring our wine.
I forced myself to breathe as my treasonous nipples pebbled, begging for attention.
Damnation. I do not want this.

He was too friggin’ sexy for his own good. And by his suggestive grin and the twinkle in his eyes, he knew it too.
“Are you ready to order, Lia?” Ryan asked, his focus staying on my face instead of dipping downward like most men’s did.
Praying my voice didn’t betray my arousal, I turned my attention the waiter. “I’ll have the shrimp Fra Diavlo.”
“And for you, sir?”
Ryan spouted off a few words in Italian, never once breaking eye contact with me.
My lips twitched. Papa would be impressed.
When the waiter ambled away, a smile—a real smile, not the cocky, you-know-you-want-me ones he had offered until then—revealed straight, white teeth.  “So.”
His low voice caressed my ears, and I pressed my thighs together. Thank God I hadn’t shaved. No doubt he had little trouble getting women into his bed. Or their bed. Or against a wall.
Holy shit.
About Lynn Burke:


Lynn Burke is a full time mother, voracious gardener, and scribbler of spicy romance stories. A country bumpkin turned Bay Stater, she enjoys her chowdah and Dunkin Donuts when not trying to escape the reality of city life.
Her current work, the Risso Family Novellas, revolves around four siblings from Boston’s North End.
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/38758632-lynn-burke

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Cover Reveal – Golden Key Legacy

I’m so excited to announce the fabulous cover reveal for…

THE GOLDEN KEY LEGACY

a fantasy romance serial novel from HarperImpulse

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The Golden Key Legacy, Book I: A Furious Muse

~Available November 27, 2014~

Cover_A Furious MuseSince the day of her birth, Princess Faedrah Austiere has been defined by he place within the kingdom. As the single heir to the half-blood gypsy king and his prophesied white queen, she is fiercely protected, shuttered inside an ivory castle and well-trained in the art of war. Yet neither her obligations as future queen nor the black infestation threatening her kingdom fail to hinder the mysterious pull of the antique armoire hidden in her parents’ bedchamber. And stealing the golden key for a leap through time is the only way to confront the dark lord haunting her dreams.

One face. The image of one defiant, relentless woman has been stuck in Rhys McEleod’s head ever since he was old enough to paint her luscious curves on the canvas. But the day she walks into his life off the street—sexier than hell and itching for a fight—he’s not convinced she’s the same women he’s envisioned since childhood. That is, not until he spots the golden key around her neck—an object he’d never fully shown in any of his paintings.

Now if he could just persuade his lovely muse he’s not the enemy. Unless the elusive Faedrah Austiere learns to trust him, he’ll never have her in his bed—the one place he’s convinced she belongs.

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The Golden Key Legacy, Book II: The Sacrifice

~Available December 18, 2014~

Cover_The SacrificeThe second Faedrah Austiere walked into his life off the canvas, everything in Rhys McEleod’s world stopped making sense. Not only does her story sound like a Grimm’s fairy tale, evidently he’s been cast as the villain. If that isn’t enough, the mirror inside that old, beat up armoire at her uncle’s condo is supposedly a doorway to another world. Ever since the pathway opened, something inside him has seemed…off. If what his muse says is true, they are headed for an epic showdown, but he isn’t about to let her go. Nothing is more important than Faedrah’s protection, even if her parents refuse to accept him.

Though certain their fates are bound by more than the golden key Princess Faedrah wears around her neck, it is paramount Rhys’ true identity be kept secret. Should news of his bloodline ever reach her kingdom, their entire quest to save her people could be lost. Their only hope to prove his loyalty is to steal the map to the dark lord’s Crystal Crypt. Yet her a plan endangers her beloved more than the accusations he faces in her kingdom and, to escape evil’s grasp, she and Rhys must take a leap of faith beyond her wildest imagination.

PRE-ORDER YOUR $0.99 COPY TODAY:  AMAZON / AMAZONUK

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The Golden Key Legacy, Book III: A Wizard Rises

~Available January 29, 2015~

Cover_A Wizard RisesThe homecoming celebration held in honor of Princess Faedrah is fraught with perilous frustration. Her nightmares have returned thricefold and, to her horror, a horrendous blight has spread like a plague throughout the kingdom. Compounding her worries, Rhys’ arrival in her world has been welcomed with the exact horror-filled reaction she expected. Her beloved has been cast into the dungeons, and no amount of arguing with the king and queen will prove he’s her fated love.

Magical powers were supposed to be a gift, or so Rhys McEleod had always believed. Too bad the second he landed in Faedrah’s world the legacy he inherited slammed into his body like a weight. He’s got zero control and his constant visions of Faedrah fighting an evil entity aren’t helping. At least her parents made the right decision and stuck him away someplace safe. Until he can figure out his next move, prove himself an ally and uncover the clues to stopping Faedrah’s nightmares, he’s got no choice but to wait…and learn exactly what he’s become.

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The Golden Key Legacy, Book IV: A Time of Reckoning

~Available February 26, 2015~

Cover_A Time of ReckoningRhys had one job to do. One measly errand that shouldn’t have been a problem, given the nature of his powers. But when an old enemy reappears, detailing the result of his actions, Rhys is forced to make a choice between a future with Faedrah or dying before his time. Frustrated and out of options, he agrees to her suggestion they to leap forward in time to the future…even though a good chance exists his powers will be nothing but a memory in his world. Flying blind on a wing and a prayer, they prepare to fight for everything they love against a wizard of insurmountable power.

Faedrah does her best to gather their closest allies. The sides are squared in a war to control the future of both worlds. With the stakes so high, only one advantage has been cast in their favor. The sigil of utmost protection inherent in Rhys’ signature. If not enough to thwart the evil awaiting at the Austiere gates, she could find herself imprisoned in the future, while her kingdom and all those she has sworn to protect are lost to the mists of time.

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eARC Giveaway-Light a Candle for the Beast

 

Roane Publishing is giving away three eARCs of 

Light a Candle for the Beast!


Light a Candle for the Beast
by Echo Shea

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

 

Keywords: Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Fairy Tale, Beauty and the Beast

 

 

Release Date: November 26, 2014

 


If you’ve ever been caught in a riptide, pulled down into the water, then you know me. Or, more accurately, what I’m like when I’m angry.

Delia was beautiful, smart, and kind. He wasn’t. He said he loved her, but he didn’t know what love was. He was manipulative and cruel—more than a thief. A beast.

All she wanted was a rose… 

These are the words on my sister’s grave. Her sadness, her obsession, forever a reminder I didn’t–couldn’t save her.

I’m not vindictive or cruel. I’m simply as the river–my memory is winding and my reach is long. I watched him steal her beauty, her essence. Watched him become a beast. He thought he’d get away with it, thought he’d go free.

I lay a rose upon my sister’s grave.

Light a candle for the beast.


Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARC copies to three lucky winners!


You don’t even have to be a blogger.


If you are willing to leave an honest review between the dates of November 26th and December 10th, you are eligible to enter.

How? Simply fill out the form!

You have until Midnight of November 15th when three winners will be chosen by random drawing.



Thanks so much & best of luck!

Happy Book Birthday Spooktacular Seducations!

Happy Book Birthday Spooktacular Seductions!

Genre: Romance Anthology
Release Date: October 31, 2014
Publisher: Roane Publishing

 

Keywords: Romance, Short Stories, Halloween, Paranormal

 Falling in love can be terrifying.

Eight tales of spooky romance brought to you just in time for Halloween.

Bewitching Gypsy by Linda Carroll-Bradd
Garden of Souls by Michelle Ziegler
If This Be Madness by Echo Shea
Encantado by Havva Murat
Do You Believe in Ghosts by Anne Higa
Ghost of a Chance by Lily Carlyle
Where Angels Tread by Christy Thomas
Spooky Hollow Café by Lisa A. Adams

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Book Blitz & tour-wide giveaway: paperback copy of Spooktacular Seductions and a $10 Amazon gift card!

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing’s marketing department.

Halloween Giveaway – Meet Echo Shea’s Bob

EaringsWoot!! It’s a giveaway!  Hold onto your brooms folks (you know because it’s close to Halloween.) 
I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Bob.  Echo Shea’s wonderful assistant.  Echo is sweet enough to do a giveaway, pre-release of Spooktacular Seductions. Get excited!  Halloween is coming.  Alight, enough said.  Echo, tell us what Bob has for our viewers.
 
As you can see in the photo beside the glittering earrings, there’s a very snazzy little vampire. His name is Bob. He’s been a showman ever since I met him. He’s showcased snow globes, lamps, and even his lovely sidekick, Matilda. She’s permanently holding a pumpkin–that witch has separation issues.
When not in a photo shoot, you might wonder about Bob…he’s got it tough. I’ve often tried to catch him, but as far as I can tell, he’s never put his arm down. 
Since Spooktacular Seductions is a romantic Halloween story, I decided it was a perfect time for Bob to shine, hunky vampire showman that he is. What’s even better is he’s always looking up while Matilda’s always looking down–and you know how they say opposites attract. I imagine Matilda will come into play later. She’s got her pumpkin and judging by the hand on her hip, she does not want to showcase anything–they’ll figure out a way to make it work though. Bob’s not going to let a sassy witch like her get away. 🙂
I’ll take that picture, maybe for the Facebook Event, so you can feel the sizzling tension between them. Romance is in the air this Halloween. Get your fill with Spooktacular Seductions and have a chance at a beautiful pair of earrings.
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A Halloween Anthology
Romance
By Various Authors
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: October 31, 2014

Where Angels Tread  by  Christy Thomas

Loralei takes extreme measures to prove her cheating husband has forsaken their bows by seeking confirmation from a fortune-teller. The truth revealed is that she’s been unfaithful in a six hundred year old spiritual marriage.

Samael, the Angel of Death must assist a young girl’s soul in ascending to heaven. An unexpected encounter with his estranged wife distracts him and the precious soul is lost.

Working together to save the endangered soul, they find the price to reach her is higher than they both anticipate.

Do You Believe in Ghosts  by  Anne Higa

Jeff Austin-LeGrange has been fleeing from the remnants of his dark and haunted childhood his entire life. The past always catches up to us, and his is no exception.

Alice Hopkins, Jeff’s high school sweetheart, has tried to forget him and tried to move on. You never forget your first love.

When Jeff’s mother dies and Alice’s father falls ill, the two are forced to confront their mutual history and their deepest desires. One thing is sure: neither of their lives will ever be the same again. Perhaps, the past can be overcome. Perhaps, it is not too late to believe in miracles. Perhaps, more than one couple will be reunited this Fall.

Who can say? With a little magic, anything is possible.

Bewitching Gypsy  by  Linda Carroll-Bradd

Fiona Mikolas is an outcast, branded by her fiery red hair and a purple birth mark—both signs of the devil. Two years earlier, she survived an influenza outbreak that claimed her peddler husband, Gregos, and her baby son, Tito. Now she lives a solitary life, traveling a circuit of southern states in America and selling healing potions. Until the night of All Hallow’s Eve, when her lonely life is changed by the arrival of two strangers in her camp.

Beaten and robbed, rancher Hagan Fletcher stumbles toward the light of a campfire in south Texas, intent on finding a way to retrieve his stolen stallion. When he awakens, he’s forgotten his name and how he came to be in the company of an exotic beauty. Fiona’s ways are a mystery but when her quick-thinking saves his life again, he looks deeper beneath the surface to who she really is.

If This Be Madness  by  Echo Shea

Don’t let me go…

Those are words that break her. When the person you love most is gone, how do you let go?

And, more importantly, who will you be once you do?

Encantado  by  Havva Murat

Spending Friday night in an abandoned amusement park sounded like an awesome idea to motherless, teenage track star, Remy Bordeaux—empty rides with no queues, and time alone with his best friend’s alluring sister, Rafaela, was sure to make for a memorable night.

But Friday night at Six Flags became memorable for all the wrong reasons when the park turned out to not be so abandoned after all. Rafaela goes missing after getting cozy with Remy, and everyone thinks that Remy is responsible, even his best friend.

It will take another trespassing trip to Six Flags for the truth of Rafaela’s disappearance to be revealed and for the riddle of Remy’s birth to be unraveled.

Garden of Souls  by  Michelle Ziegler

Something, or someone, pulled Miranda to purchase the old carriage house.  It was a great deal, most likely because of the cemetery or the unexpected resident, Thomas. The ghost she finds within the sanctuary of her new home should have scared her. Instead she finds herself falling in love with him.

Now, a few days from Halloween, Thomas continues to push her to live her life.  He wants one night though; the one night of magic for the dead.  Torn by her love for Thomas and her need for reality and human contact, Miranda takes a chance with Sean. Someone who’s alive. The guilt is eating away at her. Sean’s nice and he hasn’t run off yet, pushed away by her craziness. Miranda knows she can’t split her herself.

Choosing her heart’s desire doesn’t seem possible, but living and loving another seems like a life riddled with pain.

Spooky Hollow Café  by  Lisa A. Adams

Aggie Pierce owns a quaint little spot, the Spooky Hollow Cafe’. Tourist come from all over the nation to her confections diner for the entertainment. Real live interacting ghosts make appearances once a day, you just don’t know when.

But, when a ghost’s crush becomes an obsession, just how far will a hero have to go to save Aggie’s life?

Ghost of a Chance  by  Lily Carlyle

After years of having her college boyfriend Sean as an ex with benefits, Julie believes he is finally, irrevocably out of her life. Forever. And it breaks her heart.

Until one night he shows up at the neighborhood hangout—with a mysterious job, luxurious car, and fabulous digs. Not to mention a new determination to woo Julie.

Even as her mind says no, her heart—and other parts of her body—is saying yes, yes, yes!

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Laurel Heights-Review

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I was fortunate to review Laural Heights by Denise Moncrief.  Being this close to Halloween I can’t get enough spooky reads!

From Amazon:

Book One of an exciting new series filled with paranormal activity, delicious romance, and plenty of suspense.

A dark cloud of deceit hovers over her family tree…

Left an estate by an aunt she’s never met, Laurel Standridge takes possession of Laurel Heights, hoping it will be the safe haven she needs to recuperate from her ill-fated relationship with Rand Peterson. Secrets long buried rise to the surface when her cousin James is murdered and dumped on the highway just outside the gates of Laurel Heights.
Her past trails her to the mountains of Arkansas…
Caught in an obligation Chase Peterson feels he cannot ignore, he agrees to help his brother Rand take back the property he believes Laurel stole from him, but Chase remains at Laurel Heights after he discovers Laurel took nothing of Rand’s away with her except nightmares, fading bruises, and a broken rib.
Unexplained disturbances shatter her hopes of a normal life…
Are the strange bumps, thumps, and bangs reverberating through the night caused by the murderer of Laurel’s cousin James, someone Rand has sent to exact his revenge, or a disturbed soul existing in another dimension, trying to communicate with the living? Drawn together by the intrigue surrounding Laurel Heights, Chase and Laurel become hopelessly entangled in a relationship that goes deeper than mere physical attraction. Can their love survive the haunting of Laurel Heights?

My review:

I give this 4 stars

This story is about Laurel escaping an abusive and dangerous past through a somewhat mysterious inheritance.

There is a lot going on in this story.  The opening scene captured my attention.  Although I’ve never been in a similar situation, you feel the pain Laurel is being subjected to.  I was hooked in the first few chapters.  Fast forward to Laurel Heights.  Creepy.  Very creepy.  You never know when the ghost will strike.  In the end the plot twists were not something I saw coming.  That’s a good thing.  The budding romance was sweet and secondary to poor Laurel’s life.  This is a great read for the upcoming holidays, Halloween that is.  The mystery behind Laurel Heights will keep your turning the pages.

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Beach Reads Blog Hop Giveaway

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 Welcome to the Beach Reads Blog Hop!  Where all your beach reading needs are taken care of – er, or something like that.  I personally don’t do beaches much.  I burn. Granted I am bright red afterwards, instead of Caspar the Friendly Ghost white.  So whether you do the beach or read indoors, have some fun with our giveaways!

Enter Here!

FIRST prize is an ebook copy of For the Love of Murphy and one of a kind Pendant key-chain!

SECOND prize is a one of a kind pendant key-chain and book marks!

(Please note if you are outside the US you are most likely only eligible for the ebook – sorry!)

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Don’t forget to enter for the Kindle Paperwhite GRAND PRIZE!

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For the Love of Murphy

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Genre: Romance Anthology (Sweet)

Release Date: March 17, 2014

Keywords: Romance, Anthology, Sweet, Murphy’s Law, Short Stories

Description: They say love conquers all, but whoever “they” are, must not have heard of Murphy’s Law — whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.

These five tales of sweet, accidental romance prove Cupid’s arrows are a lot tougher than they seem, and sometimes it pays to be unlucky.

No Wrong Turns by Lisa A. Adams

Falling For You by Michelle Ziegler

Coffee and Cufflinks by Annabelle Blume

A Slippery Slope by Rebecca Hart

The Shamrock Incident by London Saint James

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ARC Giveaway – A Purr-fect Mating


Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARCs of Purr-fect Mating!

Purr-fect Mating
A Lil Genie Series Novella

Genre: Paranormal / Romance
By Sheryl Winters
Release Date: July 21, 2014

Keywords: Paranormal, Romance, ShiftersDescription:  Fhina and Wulfar have a little problem.

On their wedding night, at the stroke of midnight, Wulfar changes into his shifted wolf form and cannot shift back. Not even to communicate with the woman he loves.
Fhina, upon waking the day after their mating, no longer recognizes her mate. Pregnant and confused, she’s convinced herself her mate has run away and left her to live alone. With his dog.Can the cursed pair find a counter charm before Fhina gives birth? Will Wulfar be able to curb his inclination to run?Or will their mutual curses break up their love affair before it’s really even started.




Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARC copies to three lucky winners!


You don’t even have to be a blogger.


If you are willing to leave an honest review between the dates July 21st and August 15th, you are eligible to enter.

How? Simply fill out the form!
You have until Midnight of July 5th when three winners will be chosen by random drawing.


Thanks so much for participating & best of luck!

Terri’s Love Triangle and Love’s Sorrow Release

Okay – seriously?  I know what you were thinking when you read my title.  Remove your mind from the gutter.  This is a relatively clean-ish blog.  <shakes head>  Now that that’s settled.

In celebration of Ms. Rockenski’s release, Love’s Sorrow, I asked her what her favorite genre to write is.  Okay, I was rather fascinated by her way of writing fantasy and historical romances.  They are incredibly different.  Terri, the floor is yours.

Which is your favorite genre you write & why?

I’m going to cheat!! I have two loves—fantasy and romance—and they both have their traps and joys.

Fantasy—it’s easy to steal from others’ ideas, but is there really anything new anyway? World-building, magic, plots—pretty sure it’s all been covered in this genre. That being said, those pitfalls can also be the most fun.

Creating a world where anything is possible, limitless possibilities, really, all conjured from the recesses of your mind. Weeeee!

Romance—this genre has its own issues and pleasures. Pacing has to be the biggest hard-not-to-blunder one in my opinion. From the meeting to the falling in love to the HEA there needs to be a natural, believable progression.

That HEA for your characters is the most rewarding writing experience ever, though. Giving that fairy tale ending to the voice in your mind = priceless.

What’s your favorite genre to write? How ‘bout read?

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Title:  Love’s Sorrow (Means of Mercy #1)

Author:  Terri Rochenski

Publisher:  Roane Publishing

Release Date:  April 21, 2014

Keywords:  Sweet, Historical Romance

 

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Hired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed.

 

Like all things worthwhile, love comes at a price, and the cost soon bestows more anguish than joy. Lost, but not undone, Anne must find the courage to begin life anew, or succumb to sorrow’s unrelenting waves of grief.

 

Purchase Links:

Print: Createspace (Best Option)/Amazon

eBook: Amazon/ Bookstrand/ Smashwords

 

Tracey Hanlon PhotographyBio:

Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.

Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.

 

Ms. Rochenski’s Links:

Website Blog Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Link for Love’s Sorrow on Goodreads

 

 

 

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