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Friday, April 16, 2021

Perfect Risk

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Title: Perfect Risk
Series: Mason Creek #1
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Small Town Romance
Release Date: April 8, 2021


Mason Creek, Montana is my home. It always has been and truth is, there is no place like it.

I can hide away in a big city, pretend as if I’m not drowning. I can ignore the sadness inside my heart that is begging for a change. But if I’m being honest, my sense of belonging has disappeared. I thought I wanted the big city life, the fast track and all the glamorous things. Turns out, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than home.

Coming back to help run my mom’s business gave me the perfect escape.

But there is one problem.

An unresolved past has a way of haunting anyone. Things can sure get complicated when the man that broke your heart all those years ago is now your new landlord.

It may get a little messy, I may regret my decision to stay…

But then again, this might just be the Perfect Risk.






Amazon Review - “Welcome to Mason Creek! This book was absolutely beautiful.”
Fun Under the Covers - “Absolutely beautiful story of love and forgiveness”
Amazon Review - “On Fire with Feels 🔥❤”
Amazon Review - The perfect small town read 😍


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“Will you stop laughing, it was awful.” I flopped down on my couch and buried my head in the throw pillow.

“Come on, Sadie, it can’t be that bad.” Anna had no idea.

“No, not bad at all, Ms. Murphy just found her son with his mouth on my tits but hey, it was nothing.”

“Okay so when you say on your tits, was he like smashed between them, or focusing on one at a time?”

“You are an asshole.” She was loving my humiliation, the sound of her laughter confirmed this. I know my best friend, and had the tables been turned she would have grabbed her shirt, put it on, and then managed to prance around as if nothing had happened. “You should have seen the look on her face. And then Will didn’t make things any better.”

“I’m sure he had a whole lot to say.”

“Too much.” His words were still ringing in my mind. It was almost as if his poor mother wasn’t standing at his side while he spewed things that furthered my humiliation. I don’t think I will ever be able to face her without feeling like a complete idiot.

“She is a woman, she was married to one of the Murphy men for years, I think she is completely aware of their powers.” Anna was trying to make me feel better and she was failing. “I’m sure she’s already forgotten about what she saw.”

“Sure, yeah, I’m sure.” Not even close. “I’m sure that the idea of me having premarital sex with her son in his garage is the furthest thing from her mind. Not to mention she found him sucking on my nipple.”

Anna’s laugh echoed even louder, accompanied by a snort. “Oh, so he was mid-suck?”

“I’m hanging up on you now.” I ended the call to the sounds of her uncontrollable laughter and didn’t feel any better about what had taken place only a short time ago.

The minute I looked up to find Wyatt’s mother and brother there I let my head hang low as I hurried out of the garage ignoring the protests of Wyatt. Almost tripping three times in my need to get inside quickly I practically slammed into my front door before righting myself and finally stepping inside.

I planned on hiding out here for days.

I can see it now, the next headline will read…

Our small-town hero was caught mid suck when his own mother broke through the pre-sexed haze during a steamy night in the garage.

Kill me now! I knew it was only a matter of time before my own mother got her hands on the information. Oh God, and my father…I felt sick!





C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.


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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Halfbreed Warrior


 

Halfbreed Warrior

by Bobbi Smith 

 

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GENRE: Historical Romance

 

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It was said that only the bravest warrior could ride the phantom stallion that ran free on the Texas plain…

 

The Legend of The Hawk

 

With Comanche blood flowing through his veins, Hawk always knew he was different. Everywhere he went, people scorned him, feared him, hated him - and he expected the same when he hired on at the Lazy S Ranch to help catch rustlers. What he didn’t expect was a woman like Randi. Her impulsive spirit and generous heart broke through his reserve and made him want to love again. But he couldn’t afford to get close to anyone. Not with the job he had to do.

 

The Will of the Lady

 

Randi Stockton grew up around rough cowboys on her father’s ranch. None had managed to win her love…until the mysterious stranger with the power to tame the legendary wild horse strode into her life. Randi knew he was a half-breed, but something about him called to her. And he was the only one who could save her from the traitor at the Lazy S. The danger lurking in the shadows and canyons threatened to draw the two apart, but Randi knew in her heart that Hawk would always be her Half-Breed Warrior.

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EXCERPT

 

“Go, Angel!” Randi Stockton urged her palomino to a faster pace. She’d just caught a glimpse of the fabled phantom stallion on a rise in the distance and was determined to give chase. Legend had it that only the finest of warriors would ever be able to catch him, and it seemed there was truth to the story. No one had even come close in all these years.

 

Randi was concentrating on her quest, when suddenly Angel tensed and altered her pace. Puzzled, Randi glanced around. It was then she caught sight of another rider pursuing her. Terror seized her. The bare-chested man coming after her looked like a Comanche warrior. Any thoughts of finding the phantom stallion were gone. She had to escape.

 

Hawk’s ride that morning to the Lazy S Ranch had been a long, hot one, so when he saw the clear-running stream, he’ decided to stop for a while and cool off. He’d just stripped off his shirt and started to wash when he’d seen the young boy on a runaway horse in the distance. Certain the youth was in trouble, he’d mounted up and charged after him. He just hoped the boy didn’t get thrown before he could reach him.

 

Randi glanced back again, only to find the warrior was even closer. Desperate, she veered off to the right, but in an instant, he was upon her.

 

“Help!” she cried as he dragged her out of her saddle. Desperate to break free, she fought with all her might, but his strength was overpowering. She was trapped, pinned against his hard, powerful chest.

 

Hawk struggled to control his mount as he shifted his grip on the youth, and it was then that a shock of pure physical awareness jolted through him. Suddenly, he realized this was not boy he’d rescued. This was a woman!

 


 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

After working as a department manager for Famous-Barr, and briefly as a clerk at a bookstore, Bobbi gave up on career security and began writing. She sold her first book to Zebra in 1982.

 

Since then, Bobbi has written over 40 books and 6 novellas. To date, there are more than five million copies of her novels in print. She has been awarded the prestigious Romantic Times Storyteller Award and two Career Achievement Awards. Her books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, the USA Today Best Seller List and the Wal-Mart Best Seller List.

 

The rights to Ms. Smith’s books have been sold to China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Russia and Sweden. Bobbi has also written two faith-based contemporary novels – Haven and Miracles – using the pseudonym Julie Marshall.

 

http://www.Bobbismithauthor.com

 

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Half-Breed-Warrior-Bobbi-Smith/dp/1477835067

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION 

 

Bobbi Smith will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 



 


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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Magical Beasts Series


Magical Beasts Series

by Geoffrey Saign

 

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GENRE:   YA Fantasy

 

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Samantha and Jake fight to save their poisoned parents, and instead find themselves in a battle to save the parallel magical world of KiraKu. The two teens discover they must defeat the Evil One—a diabolical master of deception—or their own world will fall too. Samantha must master the mysterious supernatural staff, WhipEye, and find out if she has what it takes to fulfill the prophecy of the true guardian. In a final battle, reminiscent of Lord of the Rings, the two teens will have to risk everything, or lose it all. For Fans of Fantastic Beasts, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings.

 

Winner Outstanding YA Fiction IAN BOTY

 

~ Magical Beasts is now in development for a major motion picture. ~

 

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EXCERPT:

 

“Watch out, Sam!” yells Jake.

 

I fling myself sideways onto the grass, pulling WhipEye out of reach of the lizard’s snapping jaws. The beast keeps going, leaping up.

 

Tarath springs vertically after it, but the Komodo’s flapping wings lift it fifty feet in one beat, inches beyond the caracal’s swinging claws. Tarath falls back to the ground, landing silently on the grass. She snarls up at the Komodo.

 

Hissing, the lizard hovers above us. His eyes bore into mine. “If you want to save your elders, bring the staff to Gorgon. Today. Alone. Or they die.” Shifting his gaze to Tarath, he says, “We’ll meet again, Great One.”

 

Tarath yowls while the Komodo quickly flies away, giving a faint roar before it fades in the distance.

 

“Mom.” Jake rests his hand on his mother’s shoulder. She appears unconscious.

 

Scrambling over the lawn to Dad, I press trembling fingers against his neck. He has a pulse. Jagged cuts on his thighs have darkened his jeans with blood. The same ugly slashes mark Cynthia’s legs. The wounds appear serious enough for stitches, but not life-threatening. In fact, when I examine Dad’s cuts closer, they’ve already stopped bleeding. Komodo bites can be deadly due to venom, but I’m not sure about claw wounds.

 

Jake looks bewildered. “Why didn’t you give the staff to the Komodo, Sam?”

 

My throat thickens. “I couldn’t.” It sounds lame, even to me. With one decision everything in my life is in shambles. And I have no one to blame but myself.

 

Tarath surprises me when she shrinks to five feet tall while padding toward us. Lowering her head between our parents, she sniffs the air. “Poison,” she spits.



A Word From the Author


How to make Themes blend in, without hitting the reader over the head with them

 

In MAGICAL BEASTS the main character, Samantha, is a wildlife and nature expert. She knows wildlife common names, behavior, and scientific names. Since the book is full of wildlife and Great Ones that are large animals, Sam’s knowledge gives great insight into characters, without making it seem preachy or an info dump. That thread runs throughout the novel and series and ties everything together. Another theme is love—the choices we make for ourselves as individuals vs. those we make to protect the planet. Because Sam has to make a choice like this in book 1, it brings this theme up without sounding preachy or just thrown in—it’s the center of the story.

 

Also, since the main character has all this wildlife information, it’s natural for her to say scientific names, which you probably wouldn’t even teach in a high school biology class. It allows introducing interesting information that makes the reader wonder, aside from the plot and everything else that is going on. The other character, Jake, doesn’t have the same bent, and isn’t as enamored by wildlife. So he would represent most of the readers, and his comments to Sam at times become very relatable to the reader. There is a life-or-death situation, and Sam is wondering about the wildlife creature, while Jake is worried about living or dying. That can lead to humor.

 

Think of the themes you want to express or underline in your story, and then see how you can make some element of the main character relate to it, so it’s a natural part of the story. It will make your life easier, and readers will appreciate the seamless story.

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Geoffrey Saign’s love of wildlife led him to write the award-winning fantasy series, Magical Beasts. He often experiences the magic of nature and wildlife while hiking and swimming. He has a degree in biology and has assisted in field research on hummingbirds and humpback whales. Geoff loves to sail big boats, hike, and cook—and he infuses all of his writing with his passion for nature. As a swimmer he considers himself fortunate to live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota. See what he’s up to at https://geoffreysaign.net/magical-beasts

Book 1--FREE April 12-18; Book 2--99c April 12-16

Kindle/KU/Paperback Series page

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZR6VDJ8

Audible

https://www.audible.com/pd/Guardian-The-Choice-Audiobook/B081PVPNLN

Bookbub

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/geoffrey-saign  

Goodreads—Magical Beasts Book 1—Guardian The Choice

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50094484-guardian

Website

https://geoffreysaign.net/magical-beasts-fantasy-book-series/

 

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

 

Geoffrey Saign will be awarding a $30 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Beyond the Book: Movies

I like going to movies, don’t you?  For one thing the refreshments are better than what I have at home, and for another the movie just looks better on a big screen in a dark room. Since I’m a romance author I’ve seen lots or romantic movies. Can you guess the name of these movies?

1.He was a paraplegic former Marine, and she lived on Pandora in the Alpha Centauri star system.

2.She called him Preppie, and his family disliked her, but nobody expected her to die of cancer.

3.They were both robots, but in this Pixar release they learned to overcome their model differences and find true love.

4.She was an Austrian governess who fell for her employer and helped the family escape the Nazis  during the beginning of World War II. 

5.He gave his life for hers when their unsinkable ship sank in the bitter North Atlantic Ocean.

6.She didn’t realize he and his family were vampires until she had already given him her heart.

7.He was a troubled rich boy, and she’d had hard times too, but just when they got their lives together, disaster struck in 2001.

8.Julia Roberts played a hooker whose life was changed forever by one of her clients.

9.Her wedding in Greece didn’t happen, but her mother and father’s did.

10.She’s a mysterious stranger who arrives in a small North Carolina town and meets a local widower whose children like her.

You give up?  Here’s an answer key.

1.Avatar

2.Love Story. This one is old, but if you like to cry buckets of tears just find a copy and watch it.

3.Wall E

4.The Sound of Music

5.Titanic

6.Twilight

7.Remember Me

8.Pretty Woman

9.Mama Mia

10.Safe Haven

Unfortunately, none of my books have yet been made into movies, but they’d be so good!  How about this: They meet on the beach after a ten year separation, and she agrees to marry him that night, never suspecting that a mad man is intent on killing him. (Return Engagement)  This would be cool because my heroine is a movie star.

Don’t like that one? Okay, how about this: He plays for the Green Bay Packers, but an accident costs him his job and his girl. He’s depressed until Violet Emerson enters the picture. (A New Dream)

Gee, you’re hard to please!  Try this: She’s on the fun from a crazed, psycho killer, ex-husband, and he’s a marshal who thinks she may be a murderer. (Never Trust a Pretty Wolf)

Oh, you like that better? Good. How about this one: Thirty years after his father’s assassination, he and a beautiful physicist set out to prove that his mother wasn’t the assassin. Their only problem is that the real assassin is still very much alive and doesn’t want them to expose him. (Blue 52)

Pick up one of my books today. Why not give them a try.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Wellness of Life



 


Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-week book tour and amazon gift card giveaway for Wellness of Life by Angela Harris. The tour will run April 5-16, 2021. 

ASIN : B087WH1X81

ISBN: 978-0578643786

Genre: Health & Wellness







Angela Harris, Founder of Wellness of Life Internal Restoration Clinic, and Wellness of Life Supplements. Truly committed Entrepreneur for over 20 years, Practicing in Holistic Integrative Health and Wellness, Published Author and Public Speaker.






Have you wondered and wanted to know how your body functions internally, or what creates you to feel weight concerns, depleted of energy and lack mental fortitude, or why you may want to know what causes sickness, illness, disease and how aging begins? Wellness of Life will give you a clear, simple, holistic, insight, pure connection of articulation on how we have been given all that we need in order for Whole Body Wellness with Ease.





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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Saturday Sample and Weekend Writing Warriors

Welcome to Saturday Sample and Weekend Writing Warriors. Today I'm sharing an excerpt from my current work in progress. The book is titled Tarnished Silver, and I have no official blurb to share. The set up is like this. 

My heroine Brittany Granger is a private investigator who has been summoned to the home of the Silver family. The Silvers operate The Silver Firm, a prestigious law practice. They are famous, rich, and some say unscrupulous. She has no idea why they want to see her.


Last Week: This is a WIP so if something grabs you that I need to change please say so. 


Silver briefly smiled, but it didn’t reach his eyes.  “Yes, he does, but he isn’t quite as tall.  He isn’t a lawyer either.  He’s a minister.”

Had she heard a note of condemnation in Silver’s voice?  “That’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of.”

He nodded.  “That’s right.  My grandson ministers to a small, Japanese congregation located in Fairfield. Unfortunately, one of the members recently contacted me with a concern.”

“And that concern is?”

“Money, Miss Granger.  Several members of his church are concerned that some of the weekly offering is going into Bradley’s pocket.”


Excerpt:

Brittany leaned forward.  “Do they have any proof?”

He shook his head.  “Not yet.  That’s where you come in.  I want you to attend the church and see what you can find out.  Since you’re part Japanese and live in Fairfield, Bradley won’t think it’s strange if you show up on Sunday.  Find out if there’s any truth in this accusation.  Bradley is estranged from his family, but he’s still my grandson. I’ll allow no one to slander his good name if he’s innocent.”

Friday, April 9, 2021

Forgiveness: Your Key to Harmony and Inner Peace


Forgiveness: Your Key to Harmony and Inner Peace

by Laura Throne 

 

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GENRE: Self-help/Self-improvement

 

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FORGIVENESS: YOUR KEY TO HARMONY AND INNER PEACE by Laura Throne will take you on a fascinating journey through the author's real-life experiences as she provides practical advice to achieve a more intentional, conscious and aware approach to life. It will show you how accepting change and facing the unknown can create wonderful new opportunities.

 

This memoir details the author's own wake-up call about how she restored her emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing after a devastating, miserable marriage, and regained her physical health after a chronic disease. Her story will help you discover small miracles in your everyday life you can be grateful for. See how difficult life situations and challenges can help your soul grow and evolve so you can reach your true potential.

 

FORGIVENESS will help you to remember that you are loved, worthy and complete. In the same way, you are valuable, powerful and significant in this world. Practicing forgiveness liberates your soul and sets you free, and kindness fills your heart with joy.

 

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Believe in yourself! Believe that you are powerful, valuable and significant. The majority of people think of themselves as insignificant and helpless to change anything in this world. How wrong they are. Every thought and action — even the smallest decision — impacts other people’s lives. Every little change can make a huge difference in your life and in the lives around you. We are all connected and dependent on each other more than we are aware of.

 

It is also important to let go of the old and welcome new in your life. The only way is to make space for the new by letting go of the old. Remember to follow your dreams and your passions. Be open to change and new experiences because these can help you grow. Let go of the fear that holds you back from reaching your true potential and the fulfillment of your destiny. Remember to live in the present instead of planning your future and struggling with your past. Most importantly: love yourself. You are never alone! You are always supported.

 

 

 

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Laura Throne lived in four different countries between 2005 and 2020, and now resides in Canada with her two children. Forgiveness is her first book. By writing her memoir she hopes to inspire people to connect to their heart and soul. She hopes that her personal story will help you to remember that you are loved and worthy. In the same way, you are powerful and significant in this world. Practicing forgiveness liberates your soul and sets you free, and kindness fills your heart with joy.

 

CONNECT WITH LAURA THRONE

 

WEBSITE: https://laurathroneauthor.com/

 

 

FORGIVENESS PURCHASE LINKS

 

AMAZON.COM: https://amazon.com/dp/0228824451 

 

AMAZON.CA: https://amazon.ca/dp/0228824451 

 

BOOKSHOP: https://bookshop.org/books/forgiveness-your-key-to-harmony-and-inner-peace-9780228824466/9780228824459

 

INDIGO CHAPTERS: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/forgiveness-your-key-to-harmony/9780228824473-item.html

 

BARNES & NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forgiveness-laura-throne/1137546909 

 

BOOK DEPOSITORY: https://www.bookdepository.com/Forgiveness-Laura-Throne/9780228824459

 

 

 

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION 

 

Laura Throne will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 


 


 

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