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Quote of the Day

Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.
-Meg Cabot


I just finished with my own final edits for my new cowboy romance novel! Woo-Hoo! Now it's off to my editor for her to look over and approve. So excited and happy right now that I'm finally done:) I can't wait for her and my Beta readers to read it and let me know what they think. And I'm even more excited for it to come out later this year for everyone else to read! Can't wait! Have a great weekend everyone!

"When the Heart Falls" Blog Tour Kick Off!

I am so excited because today is the first day of my blog tour for "When the Heart Falls"! Today I'm visiting at the Virtual Book Tour Cafe Blog. I hope you all will join me and follow me along the tour:) I will be giving away 2 ecopies of my book and one $15 Amazon gift card during the tour. Just leave a comment at any of the stops for your chance to win! Here's the tour schedule:

April 27 - Introduction at VBT Cafe' Blog
May 2 - Guest Blogging at Mass Musings
May 5 - Interviewed at BK Walker Books Etc.
May 7 - Review & Interview at A Book Lover's Library
May 9 - Interviewed & Reviewed at My Addiction is Reading
May 11 - Guest Blogging at Books Are Magic
May 14 - Review & Guest Blogging at Words I Write Crazy
May 16 - Guest Blogging at Waiting on Sunday to Drown
May 18 - Guest Blogging at MK McClintock's Blog
May 21 - Reviewed at Mass Musings

Interview with MK McClintock

Today I am excited to have author MK McClintock visiting my blog! Please join us as we chat about her Gallagher Series, British Agent Series and the world of writing:)

Welcome MK! Let's get started...

KL: Have you always wanted to be a writer? If not, what drew you to the world of storytelling?
MK: Actually I didn’t always want to be a writer, but I always enjoyed writing. Growing up, I spent more time reading and learning my way around a kitchen than writing. I started out writing short stories and I was the one in class who wrote extra papers just so I could do the research. My writing actually began with poetry – over the years I’ve written hundreds of poems. Right after high school, I began to toy with the idea of writing my own books, but it wasn’t until years later when I took it seriously and realized how much I enjoyed it. What drew me in was imagination – I’ve always had an active one and I need the creative outlets. 

KL:  Let's talk about your work starting with Gallaghe…

My "Gallagher's Pride" by MK McClintock Review

Brenna Cameron travels from Scotland after losing someone she loves in search of family she didn't know existed. Alone now in the world, Brenna makes an arduous journey, following the trail of discovery to Briarwood, Montana. Here she meets Ethan Gallagher, and the rest of the Gallagher clan. Only with their help is she able to discover lost family, heal old wounds and embark on a treacherous confrontation with a man who destroyed her family. 

As head of the Gallagher clan, Ethan has more than enough to occupy his thoughts and time-he didn't need the complication of Brenna Cameron and he certainly didn't need the trouble that came with her. Ethan takes on the unwanted duty of self-appointed protector to the headstrong Scot, only to discover there is such a thing as second chances and more to life than revenge.

My Review:

The novel begins quite a few years before our hero and heroine meet. In the first two chapters we are introduced to Brenna Cameron and Ethan Gallagher. Brenn…

Lots of things going on this week

Happy Monday everyone!
There's a lot going on with my blog this week and I just wanted to fill you all in:)
Tomorrow we have author Alecia Stone here doing a guest post. Alecia is currently on a blog tour for her new book "Talisman of El".
Wednesday I will be posting a review of "Gallagher's Pride" by MK McClintock.
Thursday MK McClintock will be stopping by for an interview.
And Friday will be the first day of my own blog tour for "When the Heart Falls".
I'm excited to have some wonderful guests on my blog this week and I hope you all stop by and join us!
Have a great day everyone!

Country Music Friday - "(Kissed You) Good Night" by Gloriana


Having one of "those" days...

Oh my goodness. Today is just...sigh...I don't know. I am really having one of those days where I want to shout at the top of my lungs, "Come on! Really?" Totally ridiculous. But anyway, I was browsing through the quotes on and came across one that kind of made me feel better. I think this is going to me my motto for when I have bad days:)

“Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hope you all are having a wonderful day! I'm going to follow Mr. Emerson's advice and be done with my old nonsense. Here's hoping this day turns around:)

My "Cowgirls Don't Cry" by Lorelei James Review

Good girls can play rough too… Rough Riders, Book 10 Jessie McKay has accepted her marriage to Luke McKay wasn’t perfect. After two years of widowhood, she’s ready to kick up her bootheels—until Luke’s younger brother shows up to spoil her fun. But if Brandt thinks she’ll ever take orders from another McKay male, he’s got manure for brains. Brandt McKay has avoided his sweet, sexy sister-in-law ever since the night he confessed his feelings for her weren’t the brotherly type. Unexpectedly faced with proof of Luke’s infidelity, Brandt is forced to ask for Jessie’s help in taking care of Luke’s young son. Jessie agrees on one condition—she wants Brandt’s boots exclusively under her bed for the duration. The sexual heat that’s always simmered between them ignites. Brandt is determined to make the temporary situation permanent, proving to Jessie he’s a one-woman man. And Jessie is shaken by feelings she’s sworn never to have again for any man…especially not a McKay. Warning: Contains branding-…

Thank You!

First I just want to apologize for my absence yesterday. I was a little under the weather and stayed in bed for a good part of the day. My poor son wasn't feeling well earlier in the week and I guess he must have passed it to me. But we're both starting to feel a little better now:)

Moving on to the topic of my post for the day. I just want to thank everyone for their support during my two day free promo of When the Heart Falls! These promotions are a lot of fun to do and I'm looking forward to doing another one here in a few weeks. Thank you all again so very, very much and I hope you all enjoy reading it:)

Today's the Last Day!

Today's the last day to download my novel "When the Heart Falls" for FREE through Amazon! And don't forget to check out MK McClintock's "Alaina Claiborne" novel which is also available for FREE download today! Happy reading!
Download When the Heart Falls here! Download "Alaina Claiborne" here!

Who wants some FREE books?

Today and tomorrow my book, When the Heart Falls, will be available for FREE download through Amazon. Don't have a Kindle? No worries:) Amazon has an app for that...and it's FREE too! Hope you all check it out and happy reading:)
Download When the Heart Falls here!
When Misty Prescott moved back home to her parent’s ranch after catching her husband cheating on her, she couldn’t have possibly known that she’d fall for not one, but two cowboys at the same time. Nor could she have known that getting involved with both men would bring unwelcome excitement, turning her already messed up world completely upside down. As Misty’s relationship with Vance Kinney begins, she can’t help but develop an intense attraction to her best friend’s older brother, Dylan McCoy. But just as Misty makes her choice, she indirectly becomes the target of one horrific event after another. Now, Misty must fight the very obstacles that threaten to tear her apart from the man she loves, and survive the danger…

Meet Me at MK McClintock's Blog Today!

Please join me today at MK McClintock's Blog for my first ever author interview! So excited:) Hoping to see y'all there!

And don't forget...tomorrow will be the first day of my two day FREE promotion for When the Heart Falls!

My "Slow Ride" by Lorelei James Review

A Rough Riders free read. Keely McKay Donohue is enduring the longest wedding reception of her life: her own. The only saving grace is that Jack Donohue is finally hers. Usually her hunky man gives her everything she wants, so why is her groom denying her the one thing she wants right now? Jack thought his secretive wait-for-the-honeymoon plan was romantic, until he realizes he’s only put Keely in a fighting mood. If he wants to get back on his temperamental bride’s good side, he’d better find a way to sweep his cowgirl off her boots…fast.
My Review: This is the very first novel I read of Lorelei James and what got me so hooked on her stories. In this short story, we follow Keely and Jack during and after their wedding reception. Keely is excited to finally become Mrs. Jack Donohue and can't wait to "seal the deal", wishing she and Jack could sneak away from the party unnoticed for a short while. But Jack isn't having any of it, wanting their first time together as husb…

"Alaina Claiborne" by MK McMclintock FREE download Friday April 13th

MK McClintock is celebrating this Friday the 13th by offering Alaina Claiborne for free! Are you feeling lucky?  Get your copy today!

How far would you go to avenge your family and save the one you love?
In 19th century England, Alaina Claiborne had a loving family, a cherished friend, and devoted servants. She spent her days riding across the grassy hills of the English countryside, joyful and at peace. Then tragedy strikes in the worst possible way and her world is forever changed, childhood gone and a new course set. Searching for a killer is her only focus, that is until she meets Tristan.
Tristan Sheffield is a man of many talents, among them searching out those who don't want to be found. His past is filled with secrets and deeds he would rather leave deeply buried. However, when his life is unexpectedly entwined with Alaina's, he soon discovers they share more than a mutual desire to catch a murderer.
On their hunt for a man driven by greed, Tristan and Ala…

Follow me on Twitter:)

So I have finally made it to the world of twitter! Here's the link to my new page:!/klewisnovels

Or you can click on the fancy twitter button I've added in the sidebar:) I would love for you all to stop by! And feel free to "follow me" as well:) I promise to return the favor. 

Thanks everyone! Hope to hear from you soon!

Paranormal Romance

I recently read my first ever paranormal romance novel (I know, I know, where have I been? Lol). As you all know from my book reviews, I normally only read western romances. So this novel was a nice change of pace and honestly has got me totally interested in reading more paranormal stuff. I do enjoy the world of fantasy (aka vampires, werewolves, etc) so I'm not entirely sure as to why I waited so long to read one. Anyway...I was wondering what your opinion on the whole "real vs fantasy" thing is in terms of romance novels. Would you prefer to read about stuff that can actually happen? Or would you rather let your mind fully escape to another world?

Happy Easter!

Here's wishing you a wonderful holiday from my family to yours!

Country Music Friday - "Let It Rain" by David Nail


My "The Lawman" by Lily Graison Review

On the run from her ex-lover, jilted by a no-show husband and now mistaken for a whore in the Diamond Back saloon, Abigail Thornton doesn’t think things can get any worse. That is until a single slap to a man’s face starts a barroom brawl that lands her in the last place she expected to be.

Town Marshal Morgan Avery wants nothing more than to wash away the trail-dust and sleep for a week, preferably with a soft, willing woman by his side. Instead, he gets Abigail Thornton – all one hundred pounds of her thrust at him seconds before a fist connects with his face. Breaking up the fight takes more effort than he wants to admit and when the last man falls he finds Abigail still standing and not looking the least bit contrite.

Throwing her into the town jail for the night would salve his wounded pride and then he will let her go. Or that was the plan. When morning comes he finds himself oddly reluctant to do so. Miss Thornton is hiding something and he aims to find out what, even if he has t…