Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Key to Self-Publishing Your Memoir: Be Confident with Your Story! - Huffington Post

The Key to Self-Publishing Your Memoir: Be Confident with Your Story!
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If you asked me about confidence as a writer a year ago, I'd say confidence equates publication. I had written more than 100 drafts for each of my little academic books, which took six years while struggling to support a family on a part time teacher ...

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

New Boxed Set by Best Selling author Caroline Clemmons

My good friend and Best Selling Author, Caroline Clemmons, is releasing a new boxed set of three of her most popular Western novels.

Here is a short blurb of each. I have read each one and can't say which was my favorite, I totally enjoyed all four. 

                                       Hearts and Flowers

HEARTS AND FLOWERS combines three historical romance novellas sure to entertain and please any reader . Let the cares of today fall away as you immerse yourself in these three historical romances.
SAVE YOUR HEART FOR ME is a sensual western historical romance set in the 1885 Texas Hill Country near the Medina River. Elizabeth Jeffers and Matthias Petrov meet again after six years. Now a widow, Elizabeth has a five-year-old son. Matt is free to tell her of his feelings, and she returns his ardor. But Matt has been sent to rescue a distant relative from kidnappers and help the man claim the ranch he’s been given. Can true love overcome the past to forge a future together?
HAPPY IS THE BRIDE is a mildly sensual western historical romance set in the 1885 Texas Hill country. Bethany Pendleton has sought to please her overly-demanding  parents by agreeing to wed men of their choice—three times. Each time the wedding went awry due to the unsuitability of the groom. Now she’s labeled a jinx by townspeople and considered an old maid. She decides to take matters into her own hands and proposes to her best friend, Mason Whitaker. Fate conspires to prevent this wedding and everything that can go wrong does. Will she be jilted again?

LONG WAY HOME is a sweet historical romance set in 1864 Georgia near the end of the Civil War. Parmelia Bailey has been charged with keeping her extended family safe until the War ends and the men come home. She risks her life to bring her brother’s fiancĂ© to the Bailey family home.  Sad and angry that Darrick McDonald has returned wearing Union blue, she’s loved him as long as she can remember. He left penniless with his family after his father’s death to move north with grandparents. Will Darrick finally propose to Parmelia? More serious complications arise when a maniacal renegade whose proposal Parmelia rejected returns to claim her against her will. Can Darrick protect Parmelia and her family and stop the renegade he’s been sent to capture? 

Click here... Hearts and Flowers  and get your box set today.

Friday, January 31, 2014


On Feb 1st Calista Smith  will be revealing the cover for her debut novel, Breaking Down, the first book in The Breaking Series. There are goodies to be won and fun to be had! Invite your friends ... You don't want to miss out.

Here is a little sneak peek at Breaking Down!

Raquel, ‘Rocky’ as her friends call her, is an introverted girl, on the brink of turning eighteen. Having already been dealt a bad hand recently, her life gets even more complicated when her parent’s divorce forces her to relocate with her mom to the city of Rancho Cucamonga, California. She will be facing her senior year in a new High School. Fortunately Natalia, her best friend since birth, will be there. It’s the one thing keeping Rocky from completely going off the deep end.

She plans to stay focused on her future, which includes trying to join the Peace Corps. Then in walks Dante. He’s cocky, handsome, well-built, popular and so not her type. She is determined to keep her distance, the last thing she needs is someone prying into her past. 
Dante loves a challenge though, and when his relentless pursuit captures her attention, she just can’t stop herself from falling for him. They soon realize that things aren’t always what they seem and find themselves forging an intense bond. But when life continues to hand them obstacle after obstacle, can their new found love help save her or will she finally find herself Breaking Down?

Calista's Facebook page is:  www.facebook.com/calistasmithauthor

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Review of Most Unsuitable Courtship by Caroline Clemmons

I anxiously waited for the next book in the Kincaid Series.  I have to say The Most Unsuitable Courtship was even better than I expected! And believe me; I expect a lot from Caroline Clemmons. Her stories have never failed to meet my expectations.

Rena witnesses the brutal murder of her elderly husband who had saved and protected her from the time of her father’s death. She loved her elderly husband the way one would love a wise and protective grandfather, in fact that was the nature of their relationship. When Federal Marshal Storm Kincaid arrived just after the murder of her husband and destruction of her home place Rena knew, with his help, she would be able to avenge her husband’s murder.
Though Federal Marshal Kincaid opposed her decision, he realized if she did not travel with him she would set out to complete her errand of vengeance on her own and would most assuredly be killed.

With this the two set out, one to seek vengeance, the other to bring justice.  What the two experience range from fear to pain to horror to hope to expectation to love and happiness. In short, a roller coaster ride of emotion and adventure that leaves the reader counting the days till the next story in the Kincaid Series.

I highly recommend this book. All the books in the Kincaid Series are wonderful reads. You need not think you have to start from the beginning to read the series. Each book is a story in itself. It is great fun to read them in order because there will be reintroduction to characters you have already read about and fallen in love with, but it is not necessary to enjoy the story in hand.

I hope you read and enjoy the Kincaid stories as much as I do.

Monday, September 2, 2013

9 Ways to Fall in Love…PARTY!!

Nine Best Selling authors are giving a month long Launch Party for their new site SouthernComfortRomance.com. They are offering a 9 Ways To Fall In Love Box Set available by kindle download for .99 cents. I have finished reading most of these books and thoroughly enjoying every one.

Here are the authors and the books in the box set:



Dallas raised his gaze where Aoife directed. Four girls danced, but only one drew his attention. Shoulders straight and feet flying, Cenora met his glance, then broke away from the other dancers to perform only a few yards from him. Catcalls sounded nearby. She ignored them but gave a toss of her head. Her hair had come unbound, and her act sent her fiery hair a whirl. Light from the blazing campfire cast an aura-like radiance around her. Lantern glow overhead reflected her eyes sparked with merriment, challenge, and something mysterious he couldn’t name. No longer the delicate china doll, her wild beauty called to him, mesmerized him. He visualized her brilliant tresses spread across a pillow, her milky skin bared only for him. His body responded, and savage desire shot through him. Surprised at the depth of his reaction, he wondered if her performance in bed would parallel the unbridled nature of her dance. Good Lord, could this glorious woman truly be his wife? And if so, heaven help him, what on earth was he to do with her?



Graeme McAlister has returned home to Texas to discover why his foster brother overdosed on morphine and crashed the company jet. The idea makes no sense, but the NTSB and coroner's reports both confirm suicide. Graeme's determined to unearth the truth and return to Washington, D.C. but, when he sees his brother's widow, will he be able to handle the biggest revelation of all?
A widow at the age of twenty-eight, Maggie Benning, resolves to establish a successful and independent life for herself and her five-year-old son, Andy. Her initial goal is getting back her RN job at the hospital ER where she was accused of stealing the drugs that killed her husband ten months ago. She's reconstructing her shattered life when Graeme McAlister comes back to McTiernan, Texas and stirs up old memories and feelings she thought long buried. Can she overcome past hurt and loss of trust to accept the possibility of a new love in her life?


Falcon Securities Agent Brody Hawke sees the world from a tilted angle. His best friend, A.J., who saved Brody’s life is captured and diplomats are getting nowhere in his rescue. Brody takes over even though he knows his impetuous actions will ruin his career. He is not willing to abandon his friend to torture in a Mexican jungle hacienda. What’s Brody’s plan---kidnap a CIA agent and use her as bait.

CIA agent Kate Stone is fighting for her job and sanity after a failed attack in Iraq. She knows the truth is out there somewhere, but can’t prove it. Her life is torn apart when Brody kidnaps her. When she and Brody reach A.J., they learn the situation is more serious and far-reaching than they’d imagined. Brody, Kate and Falcon Securities must rescue A.J. and stop the assassination of the President of the United States.

Can Brody and Kate find true love in the mist of all the chaos? And can Brody accept what Kate revels about his past so he can finally reach out for a love of his own?


Welcome to Destiny's Desire Lodge, where The Fates can manipulate the threads of life at their whim and the Fate-Keeper battles to unite the predestined souls of true love. Firefighter Jake Stone lost the love of his life when his high school sweetheart disappeared. The arrival of a mysterious letter promising answers draws Jake to Destiny's Desire. Cassie Daniels has been running for seven long years. At Destiny's Desire she might finally have a chance for a happy future, if she can face the evil from her past. When Fate and Destiny collide . . . can Love survive?


Winner of the Reader's Choice Award.

What happens when a brilliant anthropologist is lured to the jungle to be used as a human sacrifice?

Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor’s request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she’s been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table—and she can—she’ll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions.

DEA agent Tino Kosta, is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He’s deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.



When renowned war correspondent and photojournalist Dalton Parker is dragged back to his hometown to face his past and handle a family crisis, the last thing he expects is to see a prime pasture of his family’s Lazy P ranch taken over by hundreds of stinking chickens. There’s an explanation for this and its name is Joanna Walsh, his mother’s best friend. While Joanna is a good-looking woman who’s no dummy, she’s the most uncompromising and infuriating female Dalton has ever met. Still, he can’t keep from admiring her caring nature and common sense, not to mention her great body. The dumbest thing he could do is try to lure her into his bed, but he’s never been smart when it comes to women.
Joanna Walsh is known for trying to fix other people’s problems. Believing the oldest Parker son could and should help his mother, Joanna is the one who called him to come back to town. And that turned out to be the biggest mistake she’s ever made. Once the rugged, self-assured Dalton sees her hens and her free-range egg operation, he’s determined they have to go. Yet, through their daily conflicts, Joanna starts to see that while he’s seen and photographed the worst of humanity and grown a hard shell, deep down he’s a softie hiding a damaged heart. At the same time she dreads his abrasiveness, she can’t keep from being drawn to him in a way she’s never been before. Can she fix him, too?






"I never stopped loving you, I just stopped begging for you. There's a difference."

After a beautiful proposal, Dr. Grayson Brooks pleads with his fiance', Alexandra Morrison, not to get on the plane. Once the plane is in the air, the events that unfold turn their lives upside down. The tragedy and loss engulfs both families in a situation that spirals out of control.

Secrets are revealed and the past once again haunts both families; as if that isn't enough, Olivia Balcone, once engaged to Grayson and romantically involved with his twin brother, Harrison, returns to Dallas and stirs up more feelings and a lot more trouble.

Alexandra was so close to having it all: a baby, a gorgeous husband, and a family united. But is she strong enough to fight for what she wanted?                                                      


Fated lovers have a rare chance to reclaim the love cruelly denied them in the past, but can they grasp this brief window in time before it's too late?

Two hundred years ago Captain Cole Wentworth, the master of an elegant Virginian home, was murdered in his chamber where his portrait still hangs. Presently the estate is a family owned museum run by Will Wentworth, a man so uncannily identical to his ancestor that spirit-sensitive tour guide Julia Morrow has trouble recognizing Cole and Will as separate. As Julia begins to remember the events of Cole's death, she must convince Will that history is repeating, and this time he has the starring role in the tragedy. The blade is about to fall.

During the month of September there will be drawings for Kindles, Coach Purses, Goodies, Bling and Amazon Gift Cards.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Smart Girls Read Romance: ARE YOU A ROMANTIC?

Smart Girls Read Romance: ARE YOU A ROMANTIC?: By Guest Author, Mary Adair I confess I am a romantic. I do not believe that romance is an extravagant story or account that has no basi...