October 1, 2017
It’s Halloween! Who has their costume all picked out? My husband and I walked the streets of a real ghost town in New Mexico over Labor Day weekend. It was really cool to see the church and schoolhouse that the people who lived there attended.
In this Issue:
© Quote of the Month
© Check This Out
© Featured Author
© New Releases
© Upcoming Events
© Coming Next Month
Quote of the Month: “Let us remember, so far as we can, that every unpleasant thought is a bad thing literally put in the body.” ~~ Prentice Mulford (American Author/Literary Humorist, 1834-1891)
Check This Out:
So excited to let you all know that I’m working with a narrator, who is marvelous, to get the Brides Along the Chisholm Trail books in audio! Here’s a sample of The Reluctant Bride coming this holiday season:
Featured Author: Maureen Bonatch
The inspiration for Evil Speaks Softly came from Maureen’s own struggles. As a writer who 'writes by the seat of her pants' her relentless characters can be very demanding in wanting their story told and often have their own agenda. They just aren’t ruthless spirits and there’s no ancient curse…that she’s aware of.
They were never supposed to meet. Fame came easy for Liv by following in the footsteps of the female writers in her family. The cycle repeated for decades…until Liv changed the story. Her villain doesn’t like the revision—and he isn’t a fictional character. In his story, the bad guy always wins.
They were never supposed to find love. Liv never questioned her demanding nocturnal muse, or the strange incidents in her old, family home until she met Gage. His job was to watch her from afar, not reveal the truth about the curse and the stories of the dead. They’ve broken all the rules. Together they unravel secrets as they strive to stop the cycle. Liv’s ability to find love, and protect her loved ones, hangs on the fickle whims of the dead—and they’ve got nothing to lose.
“I met this strange man at the bar last night. He told me some really weird stuff.”
I paused. When she remained silent, I continued. “He said it was related to my writing.” She watched me with the fascination of one who desperately wanted to look away but couldn’t. As if a deer blinded to the oncoming headlights, she was fixated, trapped. “He said to talk to you.”
I searched her face. I knew my Grams. When resignation settled on her features a knot clenched in my stomach from either fear, or the excitement of validating Gage didn’t fabricate the story. Perhaps he wasn’t crazy.
Grams slowly closed her eyes and opened them again. “He found you?”
She turned to stare out the frosted window where the birdfeeder sat frozen over from the recent snow. “I can’t believe he took that risk. Watchers are never to approach the Recorders. It could totally upset the balance.” She worried her lower lip between her teeth.
When she used the same terms as Gage, my anxiety elevated. I expected her to deny his claims and then we’d laugh about the incident. “Grams, please tell me. I don’t know what you’re talking about.” I took a deep breath. “Some weird things happened last night. Occasionally I notice unusual things, but it’s an old house and I have an active imagination, but this time it scared me.”
Available for Preorder- Release Date October 11, 2017
New Releases This Month:
O C T O B E R 1
Book 7: Incognito Series
Second in Network command Shannon McKee leads the organization with an iron fist. Yet, when the opportunity comes to take down the world's most notorious drug dealer, she goes after the chance to destroy the man who killed her younger brother. Can Ron Blair save her from herself?
O C T O B E R 2
Dillon: Her Rule Breaker
Delicious sparks ignite when a lingerie boutique-owner’s matchmaking cat steals her underwear and leaves it on her hunky neighbor’s bed.
Breaking the rules with his best friend’s sister has never felt so right!
O C T O B E R 3
A Very Cowboy Christmas
Sydney Steele needs to wrangle cowboy firefighters to model for her charity Christmas calendar, and Dune Barrett--who she has in mind for Mr. December--is just the man for the job.
O C T O B E R 3
The Oregon Pursuit
Window to the Heart Saga, Book 4
Amelie Leclaire must return home to Oregon to take over the family bakery. Pierre Girald, the Vidame of Demoulin, is traveling on business when a chance meeting at the bakery changes their lives forever.
O C T O B E R 1 0
Trapped in a world of dark decadence, the innocent Corinne is now bound to obey her new husband’s every depraved desire.
O C T O B E R 1 4
Loving the Horseman
The Cañon City Chronicles, Book 1
Annie Whitaker refuses to wait for some man to come along and make her life better when she can do that herself. And then Caleb Hutton rides into town.
O C T O B E R 1 4
Straight to My Heart
The Cañon City Chronicles, Book 2
Looks like old enemies can become friends—and more—until Whit Hutton tries to tell Livvy what a woman can and cannot do on a cattle spread.
O C T O B E R 1 4
Romancing the Widow
The Cañon City Chronicles, Book 3
After losing her husband and her hope, a young widow returns to her parents’ home in Cañon City, where she meets a dark and disarming Colorado Ranger.
O C T O B E R 1 9
The Sherif’s Bride
He came to town to settle a score. She was desperate to be loved at any cost.
O C T O B E R 1 5
A Singing in the Blood
Will they bow to a Madman or be called Traitors?
Ø Third Saturday of the Month: OKRWA Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK
Ø October 6-8: Rock Island Arts Festival 2017, Chickasha, OK
Ø October 27: Fall Author Festival, Chickasha Public Library, Chickasha, OK
Ø November 1-December 20: New Voices Young Writers Competition entry dates
Ø March 16-18, 2018: A Weekend With The Authors, Nashville, TN (reader event)
Ø April 18: Eufaula Memorial Library, 11:30am, Eufaula, Oklahoma (speaking event)
Ø June 7-9: Wild Deadwood Reads, Deadwood, SD (reader event)
Ø July 18-21: RWA Nationals, Denver, CO
Ø May 18, 2019: Capital City Author Event, Montgomery, AL (reader event)
With much gratitude, until next time…keep reading.
Spark your imagination and entice your mind.
Be adventurous and take a journey
into a new world to be inspired.
Enjoy the pleasures of reading ~~
It does the mind and body good.
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