Showing posts from May, 2012

Announcing the winner of "Cowboy Fever"

The winner of "Cowboy Fever" by Joanne Kennedy (chosen through the service is..................Angie Adair! Congratulations Angie! And thank you again to everyone who left a comment for the drawing!

A Big Thanks!

Wow! Yesterday was such an exciting day:) So many people visited my little blog to support one of my favorite authors, Joanne Kennedy. Some of them were fellow authors...of which I love so it was really cool having so many people I admire and look up to visit my blog! I want to thank Joanne again for taking the time to visit with me and wish her all the best with her new book:) And thank you to everyone who left a comment! I will post the winner of Cowboy Fever sometime this week, so make sure you check back to see if you won. It's such a good book and honestly one of my all time favorites. You're in for a treat:) Thanks again everyone!

Interview & Giveaway with Western Romance Author Joanne Kennedy

What an exciting day! Today it is my pleasure to host western romance author Joanne Kennedy! Joanne is joining us today to talk about her love of writing and her amazing books. Please join me in welcoming her:)

KL: Thanks so much for joining us today Joanne! When did you first realize that you wanted to become a writer?
JK: I always wanted to be a writer, but it wasn’t until my midlife crisis hit that I realized I was never going to fulfill my dreams if I didn’t go after them. Discovering romance also made a big difference. I wanted to write literary novels, or mysteries, or thrillers, but every time I submitted anything agents said it was “too romancey.” Once I got the hint and focused on the kind of stories that come naturally to me, I was off and running. KL: Where do you find the inspiration for your novels? JK: Inspiration can come from anywhere—a glimpse out a window, an overheard conversation, or an article in the newspaper. But the two things that inspire me most are my home state…

Happy Memorial Day!


Country Music Friday - "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" by Brantley Gilbert


My "Hunter Moon" by Cait Lavender Review

Bawling cattle tore Shelby Flint from her bed. With lawyer fees to pay in her struggle to keep her ranch from the clutches of her greedy cousins, she couldn’t afford the loss of even one calf. When she sees a large wolf circling her cows, she aims and fires. While the wolf escapes, Shelby can’t seem to get away from her troubles when a marijuana grower sets up shop on her land, sabotaging her property and eventually coming after her. Adding to that, a handsome game warden is poking his nose into her business and working his way underneath her skin. Shelby will have to fight harder than she ever fought before to keep from losing her heart and everything she ever loved.

My Review:
I’m just going to go ahead and admit this right now. When I first read the synopsis for this novel I thought it was all over the place. Here we have twenty-six year old Shelby Flint who inherits her grandfather’s ranch; the same ranch she was raised on by said grandfather and helped maintain throughout the years…

My "Cowboy Moon" by Cait Lavender Review

Hank Cooper pretended an average bull rider, going from town to town trying to get those elusive eight seconds. But when he and his best friend, Sam, come to the cowboy town of Clovis, California, he meets a woman destined to be his. Hank can’t run away from what he is any longer, but will she? 

Tammie Flint is just a girl who wants to have a good time at the rodeo with her best friend--maybe even meet a few cute guys. She didn’t expect to fall in love with a cowboy or to put the lives of everyone she holds dear in danger. 

Will any of them survive the Cowboy Moon?

My Review:
This is a very quick and enjoyable read. So enjoyable that I hated for it to end! Hank and Tammie have this instant connection that at first just seems to be completely sexual, but soon you realize that they are destined to be together. This story is written in the first person, and I found that a bit confusing at times because it jumps from Hank’s point of view to Tammie’s. But after a while you get use to it and it…

Writing Quote of the Day

"Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window."
-William Faulkner

"When the Heart Falls" Blog Tour Stop #9

Happy Friday everyone! Today I am visiting at MK McClintock's blog sharing one of my greatest adventures. I hope you all will stop by and check it out. Don't forget to leave a comment on the post for your chance to win a $15 amazon gift card or a copy of my book (ebook for Kindle). Have a great weekend!

Author Spotlight with Michael Lorde

Today it is my pleasure to host author Michael Lorde during his blog tour for his new novel "Blind Veil". Welcome Michael!

What does an unreported crime that occurred decades earlier have to do with a NYC cop?  Everything.
Nothing the old scientist told him could possibly be true…or so the decorated New York Cop and former Marine tries to tell himself.
But as the evidence mounts, he faces the terrifying question -- is the Blind Veil lifting?
In a race for his life, he must decide if he is losing his mind or is the world he thought he knew merely an illusion?

Please enjoy this excerpt from "Blind Veil":

Time to hide.
There was only one safe place in the house.  He wasn’t a kid anymore.  Could he still fit?  If they found him hiding there he’d be trapped, but he was trapped anyway, here in the house.  Simms opened the pantry door, almost knocking down an old can of peas.  He caught it mid-fall.  Careful not to disturb the dust, he placed it precisely from where it had falle…

"When the Heart Falls" Blog Tour Stop #8

Hello everyone! Today I am guest posting at Waiting on Sunday to Drown. I hope you all will stop by and check it out:) Have a great day!

"When the Heart Falls" Blog Tour Stop #7

Good morning everyone! Today I am doing a guest post at Words I Write Crazy. Come and join us and check out Louisa's review of my book:) Hope to see y'all there!

Happy Mother's Day!


"When the Heart Falls" Blog Tour Stop #6

Today I'm doing a guest post about some of my favorite books over at Books are Magic. What are some of your favorites? Stop by and leave a comment:) Have a great weekend!

Writing Quote of the Day

"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
-Sylvia Plath

"When the Heart Falls" Blog Tour Stop #5

Hi folks! Today I'm at My Addiction is Reading for and interview and review of my novel. Stop by and say "Hi":)

Interview with Kristine Cayne

It is my pleasure today to be hosting author Kristine Cayne! Kristine is joining us for an interview to talk a little bit about her new novel "Deadly Addiction". Please join me in welcoming her!

KL: Have you always wanted to be a writer? If not, what drew you to the world of storytelling? KC: I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was very young. But as I got older, creative writing took a back seat to essays, projects, and other technical writing. It wasn’t until I found Cherry Adair’s Kiss and Tell that the spark came back. After reading it, I knew that writing romantic suspense was what I wanted to do.
KL: What inspired the idea for "Deadly Addiction"? KC: I’ve always been fascinated with the idea that someone’s hero is another person’s villain. I grew up in the Montreal area, which was the site of a huge crisis between the provincial police and the local Mohawk communities. It escalated to the point where the Canadian Armed Forces were called in. Twenty years later, ha…

"When the Heart Falls" Blog Tour Stop #4

Today I'm visiting at A Book Lover's Library. Please join me there for an interview and a review of my novel. Happy Monday everyone!

Western Roundup Giveaway Hop

First Annual Western Roundup Giveaway Hop Hosted by MK McClintock, Kimberly Lewis and Cait Lavender
July 20th - 26th
Featuring books with cowboys! Cowboys are sexy and deserve a hop of their own. The western genre has exploded beyond old west and romance to include werewolves, wizards and other magical beings. Want to meet a charming cowboy or tough as nails cowgirl? Want to know what magic has to do with the old west? Want an old-fashioned historical western romance? Well then, hop on and enjoy the ride!
Hop Rules You can feature any book in the western genre, with cowboys, get the idea. It can be paranormal, supernatural, historical, romantic, etc as long as it has cowboys. The book cannot contain steamy covers or erotica.Blogs must be 'family-friendly' (no 18+ over sites).It can be a printed copy or an ebook.You may feature just one book or multiple books that meet this criteria.  You may have just one winner or multiple winners.No gift cards.There can only be…

"When the Heart Falls" Blog Tour Stop #3

Hi folks! Today I'm being interviewed at BK Walker Books Etc. Stop by and check it out:) And don't forget to enter for your chance to win a $15 Amazon giftcard:) Have a great day everyone!

Country Music Friday - "Springsteen" by Eric Church


Be back tomorrow...

Sorry folks, I'm a little under the weather this morning. I'm gonna get some rest and I'll be back tomorrow.

"When the Heart Falls" Blog Tour Stop #2

Hello everyone! Today I'm visiting at Mass Musings and doing a guest post on some of my favorite books. Stop by and say "Hi":)
And I'd also like to announce that the winner of the $10 amazon giftcard from yesterdays post goes to MK McClintock! Thanks for your comment MK!
Have a great day everyone!

Interview with Hillary E. Peak & A Giveaway!

Please join me in welcoming author Hillary E. Peak! Hillary is currently on tour for her new book "Wings of Hope" and is joining us today for an interview. Welcome Hillary!

KL: So you have a law degree...What made you decide you wanted to write novels instead of practice law?
HP:  In truth, I do practice law.  So far, I don’t make enough money from writing to stop!  I became a lawyer to try and change things, but when I realized that wasn’t going to happen, I started looking for something creative to do.  When I quit a job after only two days, the story was so funny I wrote it down and a passion was born.

KL: What inspired the idea for "Wings of Hope"?
HP:  My father.  He did all the things that Sol tells about in the book.  He had an amazing life.  He passed away seven years ago.  When I was pregnant with my daughter, I wanted her to hear all my dad’s stories.  I started writing them down and pretty soon found I had an idea for a novel.

KL: Without giving too much away…