Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Today I'm doing a fun guest post over at Books, Books, the Magical Fruit! It's my first ever character guest post written from Andi's point of view. I hope you all stop by and check it out:-) Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a free ebook of Zane!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Today I'm doing a guest post on Coffee Addicted Writers blog. Stop by and find out how my newest novel could've been if it wasn't a western romance:-) Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a free ebook copy of "Zane".
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Please enjoy this excerpt from "Gallagher's Hope":
MK McClintock Website: http://www.mkmcclintock.com
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Today's the day! It's the kick-off of my virtual book tour for Zane! I'm over at the Black Lion Tour Blog today for the introduction to my book. I've posted the rest of the stops below and will make sure I post a link to those particular blogs on the day I visit them:) I hope you all follow the tour and make sure you leave a comment if you stop by! I'll be giving away a FREE ebook to one lucky commentor during the tour! Hope to see you all there!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tomorrow is the first day of my virtual book tour for "Zane"! So excited! I'll be visiting with the wonderful MK McClintock, so make sure you stop by her blog and check it out (I'll post the link tomorrow when it's available). I'll also be giving away a free ebook copy of "Zane" to one lucky commentor during the tour! So if you happen to stop by leave a comment on any of the hosting blogs for your chance to win. I hope to see you all there:-)
And don't forget about my "Name a Cowboy" contest! All you need to do is pick a name from the list on the post below and if you would like a chance to win a $10 giftcard to Amazon OR Barnes & Noble then you can add your name and email. I'm really excited to see which of these names will win:-)
Have a great day!
Monday, August 20, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
When I first read "Gallagher's Pride" (the first novel in this series) I must admit that Gabriel was one of my favorite characters. So I was thrilled when I learned that the second novel in the series was going to be his story and I couldn't wait for it to come out. I tend to get nervous sometimes about being too excited for novels because, what if they don't live up to my expectations? What if they lose my interest and I don't really want to read the next installment? Well, I am happy to announce that this book did not fail me in those categories:)
Gabriel is such a likable guy--kind-hearted, gentleman, and easy on the eyes. I enjoyed getting to know his character better in this novel as well as visit with the rest of the Gallagher clan (Ethan, Brenna, Eliza, and Mabel) and also meet some new characters (Isabelle and Andrew). The story begins when Isabelle moves away from New Orleans with her younger brother after a family tragedy that left them with both of their parents deceased. She takes a teaching job in Montana where she is greeted with open arms by the community and one Gabriel Gallagher. He provides housing for her and helps her settles in, as he is instantly attracted to her. Isabelle keeps her guard up, not wanting to get to attached to anyone, but can't help feeling an attraction to him as well. When Isabelle is hit with a bombshell that threatens to tear her apart from the only family member she has left, Gabriel steps up to the plate and offers her his hand in marriage to keep her and her brother together. It was sweet watching these two grow from a marriage of convenience to a marriage of lasting love. And this book contains one of the most simple, sweetest, romantic lines I have ever read in a novel. Maybe it's just me but I absolutely LOVED the part where Isabelle and Gabriel are alone in his room and he wraps his arms around her from behind, cradling her to his chest and asks, "Isabelle, will you keep me?" I literally "Awed" out loud when I read that. It was just so sweet and it made me fall in love with Gabriel even more.
Now for those of you who have read "Gallagher's Pride" you know that Ms. McClintock left us with a bit of a cliff hanger with Brenna and her search for her brother. We learn more about that in "Gallagher's Hope" as well as deal with more trouble from the Gallagher's evil rancher neighbor (and Brenna's grandfather) Nathan Hunter. I swear, what he does in this novel makes me hate him even more than I did in the first book and I can't wait until the third book in this series comes out so I can find out if he gets what's coming to him.
All in all this was a really great read and I enjoyed it so much that I had a hard time putting it down--a.k.a. I read it in one day:) If you enjoy historical westerns with a little bit of romance, a little bit of mystery and suspense and a whole lot of twists and turns than you are sure to enjoy this book.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Book Content: Contains very mild language that is used sparingly throughout the novel, very mild violence and all sexual situations happen behind closed doors.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
(please note that the excerpts below may vary slightly in the final book)
Aug 1st - 3rd is the Book Bonanza Kick-Off
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
She’s all country…
He’s all city…
Grace Tucker thought she had her life put back together - with the help of her over-protective brothers. She had a quiet, predictable life operating the family hardware store in her hometown and spending her free time with her friends, the Caldwell family. That was… until a tragic accident took her two best friends and left their daughters orphaned. If that wasn’t devastating enough - Dirk Caldwell, the egocentric, completely handsome brother no one’s met, blows into town.
Dirk Caldwell realized he wasn’t in California anymore when he stepped from the redneck, rattletrap airplane and was smacked in the face with a cold breeze laced with manure. It was exactly what he’d expected from the backwater town his brother called home. But going head to head with Grace Tucker was not. The hot-headed, leggy cowgirl was almost more than he could handle. But, oh how he’d like to give it a try.
When two worlds collide can they realize love, tame passion and form a bond strong enough to tie a family together?
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Okay folks, the formatting issues have been resolved and "Zane: The McKades of Texas" is now for sale on amazon! I want to thank everyone for their support and understanding while we worked the kinks out:) I've attached the direct link to the book below. I hope y'all enjoy reading it!
I have also submitted the book to Barnes & Noble and am just waiting for a confirmation email that it is up on their site. Once I receive that I will send you an update with a direct link to that as well:) Paperback copies are in the works too!
Have a great day! And happy reading!
It's now available for the Nook! I do realize that there are some wacky things going on with the file (there are a couple of page breaks that I can't seem to fix and the paragraph indents look a little off to me--at least that's how it looks on my phone). I'm going to see if I can get it sorted out, but in the mean time I'm going to leave it up on B&N's site because it's just a simple formatting problem (not like with amazon where complete parts of the book were missing--yikes!). Here's the link for B&N and I really hope you all enjoy it! It's already received its first review on amazon--a 4 star:) Yay!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
What a crazy ride this has turned out to be! The last few weeks have really tipped my world upside-down. Although, it’s not like my life was exactly normal before. You see, I’m a Locator. Now, what is a Locator, you might ask? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. I am a finder. More specifically, I find people with the Gift—the ability to harness and control the natural energies that surround them. It is sort of a family thing. My father is a Locator too.
I discovered my abilities my senior year of high school. Once I understood what was happening to me, I accepted the fact that my life was going to be a little bizarre. I had never known before that there were people out there who could control water, air, electricity, sound… Now, I can’t do anything like that. My Gift is a little different. I can see auras around the Gifted and I am drawn to them. It’s sort of an uncontrollable attraction that helps me find them.
There is also a great deal of responsibility involved in being a Locator. Initially, people who begin to develop their Gifts don’t realize what is happening to them. Sure, it’s great that they become more aware of the good that surrounds them. When they are safe, they feel safer. When they are happy, they feel happier. They start to become better judges of character and instinctively know who to trust.
But they are also more aware of the bad—the Evil. It starts out as a nagging feeling accompanied by severe headaches. As their Gift progresses and their pull to the good increases, so does the power that the Evil has over them. That pull becomes so strong that the headaches become unbearable and the Evil begins to speak to them, whispering things deep inside their minds.
That’s why I have to find them! Only with the help of a complete circle of Gifted, can we Cleanse the Evil and save that person from insanity and death.
But no pressure, right?
So, stress was always a part of the game. People’s lives depend on me and my singular talent. At first, I was pretty flattered and humbled to have such a wonderful Gift. I was all gung-ho to get out there and find everyone I could. I wanted to save lives! I wanted to be important.
Sure, I knew there was going to be some strange things involved. Like this one time my dad told me about, when a guy in Montana first started to discover his Gift with water… when my dad found him, he had completely flooded his apartment and was hiding in the closet scared to death of the Voice in his head. The Voice was telling him that he would die in the water, and he believed It.
Yeah. So strange I was prepared for. But Beth and Rachel, on the other hand, I was completely unprepared for. The way I Located both women, the immediate and complete change they each caused in my life, the danger, the horror, and the way my life—and heart—would never be the same again… I had no idea what this year at Grayson College was going to bring to me. I just hope I can survive.