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IN THIS ISSUE:
© Quote of the Month
© Check This Out
© Featured Author
© New Releases
© Author Recipe of the Month
© Upcoming Book Signings/Appearances
© Coming Next Month
QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after” ~~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001, American Writer)
CHECK THIS OUT:
SO excited! I signed a contract with MuseItUp Publishing for my first cozy mystery, Simply to Die For, which has a 2017 release date. This is the first of a four book series set in the fictional town of Black Horse Canyon, Oklahoma.
I had great fun at the Pioneer Hearts Reader Appreciation Luncheon at the WinStar Legions Bar & Grill set on their beautiful golf course on February 11 in Thackerville, Oklahoma. I met so many readers and authors of western historical romance that I can’t remember all their names. J Readers and authors from Michigan, Arkansas, California, Washington, Texas, and Oklahoma attended.
FEATURED AUTHOR: Hywela Lyn
My original inspiration for the first book in the series started with the hero of ‘Beloved Enemy’, Kerry Marchant. He invaded my dreams and I just had to start writing about him. Then came his starship. The Destiny, and her crew, and the woman who became the heroine of the first book ‘Starquest’ - Jestine Darnell, or Jess as she likes to be known. However, the characters did not conform to the plan I had for them and they argued with me about the ending. What had started out as a short story, became a novel, followed by a ‘sequel’ ‘Children Of The Mist’, set on one of the planets Jess came across in her ‘quest’. Then Kerry nagged at me to give him the ‘h.e.a.’ he’d lost out on in Starquest and so I ended up with a trilogy.
‘Beloved Enemy’ was so much fun to write. I have become very fond of Kerry and the crew of the Destiny and enjoyed introducing a new character, Cat Kincaid, and her trusty pet ‘chameleopard,’ Shifter. Cat and Kerry have nothing but mistrust for each other at first. In fact, Cat has sworn to kill him. However, a smouldering attraction builds between them as they are obliged to work together to survive on a hostile planet.
She turned with her gun still trained on him. “Are you coming? Or would you prefer to take your chances out there all night?”
He shrugged and followed her inside. They waited in the eerie blue light until the inner hatch opened.
She walked across to the control panel at the front and made a few adjustments. “It’s not much, but it’s likely to be home for a while until I find a way off this planet. There’s not enough left in the fuel cells to get away in this, even if I could repair the damage.”
He looked around, his face expressionless. She frowned at his perusal. The furnishings of the small interior were necessarily sparse. A pilot seat and passenger seat to the front, and, at the rear of the vessel, a small living and storage area, complete with a combined table and bunk unit. If he didn’t like it, that was too bad. He could always go back outside and sleep rough if he preferred.
“I dare say it will suffice,” he said at length.
“Well thank you. I’m so glad it meets with your approval.”
His expression remained impassive. It seemed her cynicism was lost on him. “It would be useful to have a name to call you.”
‘Katrina. Katrina — Kincaid. I prefer to be called Cat.”
Again that stunning smile spread over his face and she noticed how his eyes seemed even bluer above the even, white teeth. Damn, there was something about him. She almost regretted she’d have to kill him eventually.
NEW RELEASES THIS MONTH:
Book 3 Incognito Series
Rebel Porter’s wife was killed to silence evidence he uncovered on a corrupt man. Now Reb’s in hiding, as afraid to lose someone to the bounty on his head as to lose his heart to another.
The Wahyas of Walker's Run #2
A heartbroken werewolf collides with a spirited woman whose zeal for life just might be his saving grace—except someone wants him dead.
The Hitching Post Hotel #5
Their one-night stand results in not one...not two...but three babies. Now they have a family, can they find true love?
A warrior hunts his cousin’s murderer but finds love in the form of a gifted Spirit Talker from another tribe.
A psychology professor who has based her career on the hypothesis that love is simply a chemical reaction must defend her science when she meets her antithesis in the form of a romantic literature professor.
Book 3 Clan of Dragons
A dragon-shifter in pain wants nothing more than to fly, and he sure as hell kneels to no one.
A Lake Chelan Novel
Police officer Nolan evacuates semi-recluse Kristen when wildfires threaten her home. Forced into town problems and the art world, they find the fire threatening the town is nothing compared to the flames roaring between them.
Book 5 of The Adventures of Sinbad
Made into a business man by the government he hates, Sinbad has a new enemy: a fellow smuggler. Tsan Hsi’s vendetta will cost him dearly but wife Andi’s love will help him face the greatest tragedy of his life.
Undercover Elementals, Book 1
When Lindsey is framed for murder and thrown into a world of magic, her only hope for redemption is Nevan, an immortal enslaved by a magical bargain.
Italy’s haunted caves spell danger for an American Golfer and a NATO geologist.
A woman’s life should not be defined by what is enough.
AUTHOR RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Lynn Crandall
I haven’t always made good food choices in my life, but a few years ago I began making conscious choices for a healthier life. This recipe for chili is so tasty and different, it’s fun to eat and serve. I don’t include ground beef and I have food sensitivities so I also don’t include all the spices. But it’s still enjoyable. It’s a recipe the heroine in Always and Forever Love, Lacey Aegar, would fix. She tries to eat healthful foods because she feels it’s something that helps her be a strong woman. In my stories, strong women have heart and Lacey is no exception.
UPCOMING BOOK SIGNINGS/APPEARANCES:
Ø Third Saturday of the Month: OKRWA Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK
Ø January 18—March 23 (Thursdays): Chickasha PD Citizens Police Academy, Chickasha, OK
Ø July 14-17, 2017: A Weekend With The Authors, Nashville, TN
With much gratitude, until next time…keep reading.
Spark your imagination and entice your mind
Be adventurous in your own mind
Take a journey into a new world and be inspired
Enjoy the pleasures of reading ~~
It does the mind and body good.
Above photo from Pinterest