Sunday, January 4, 2015

Review - Trapped in Tourist Town

A Scallop Shores Novel - Great Read

Trapped in Tourist Town

Crimson Romance eBooks

The benefit of having a few days off work over Christmas and New Year, one has the time to read and I've just read a book for review which will be released 5 January US eastern standard time that I think you would enjoy. I know I did. Warm, funny and well written, I really did enjoy this book. So here's my review.

I’ve not read any of Jennifer DeCuir’s books before, but I will be from now on. I just loved the characters  and setting in this book.  I’m a sucker for anything set in a small town, especially on the east coast of the US.  Cady has been wanting out of her small home town to head to the bright lights of NYC for what seems like forever, but when Travel writer Burke arrives in town, he's ready to settle down, and knows Cady is the one for him. Now Cady is questioning all the reasons why she wants to leave town but Burke is insisting she needs to leave in order to fulfill her dream. But she's beginning to question all the reasons why she wants to leave town.  Cady is the kind of person I want to be my friend.  Surrounded by family and friends who love her, Burke realizes very early on just exactly what is missing in his life. Well…. Sigh… Burke has such a huge heart and I really loved the way in which he was absorbed into the small town and community so quickly.  This is my kind of book. Warm, caring and funny as well.  Highly recommend

A note on Jennifer which I took from the Crimson Romance ebooks site:

Jennifer DeCuir is a busy writer mom, yarn hoarder and coffee addict. She hates to cook and tries to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen – for which her family is eternally grateful. Visit her at, on Facebook, and on Twitter @JenniferDeCuir.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Smashwords: 2015 Book Publishing Industry Predictions: Slow Gr...

An interesting read on the state of self-publishing. Check it out.

Smashwords: 2015 Book Publishing Industry Predictions: Slow Gr...: Welcome to my annual publishing industry predictions for the year ahead.  This year I share 12 predictions. Before I speculate about wha...

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Release - The Thornless Rose

The Thornless Rose

An Elizabethan Time Travel Novel

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: December 29, 2014
Genre: Historical Fiction


No one ever knew what really happened to Dr. Jonathan Brandon back in 1945. He simply disappeared from a London pub, leaving behind an unsolved mystery and his fiancĂ©e—Anne Howards grandmother. Seventy years later, Anne herself is haunted by the strange tale, along with inexplicable hallucinations straight out of Elizabethan England. Including a scarred, handsome man whose deep blue eyes seem to touch her very soul...

Anne wonders if there isnt something more to the story. Is it even possible that Jonathan disappeared into Englands dark past? And why does Anne keep hearing him whisper her name? Because now she too feels the inexorable pull of the past, not to mention an undeniable attraction for a man she doesnt even know.

Its just a matter of time before Anne will step back into history, and face a destiny―and a love―beyond imagining


What a fabulous cover and premise don't you think?  The writing duo of Morgan O'Neill are releasing today - 29 December 2014 - The Thornless Rose and I'm excited for them as it's their first release with Entangled.  If you want to learn more about Cary and Deborah, check out their links below. I can honestly say, they are two of the warmest, open writers I've ever met.  Here's their Author Bio so you can learn more about them.

Author Bio:

Two authors writing as one, Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah ONeill Cordes specialize in recreating pivotal moments in history, epic adventure, and romance—with a time travel twist.
Long version- A chance meeting at a writers conference brought Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah ONeill Cordes together, two award-winning authors who connected because of a mutual love of time travel fiction. Collaboration ensued, the search for a pen name the first step in their working relationship. Their maiden names provided the solution - and Morgan ONeill was born. 

Cary and Deborah
s backgrounds are uniquely suited to writing stories steeped in atmosphere and history: Deborah has a Masters Degree in history and is a dedicated genealogist; Cary is a talented linguist in French and is currently a student of Latin. Theyve traveled to Europes ancient and medieval sites many times, with Cary living on the Continent for five years. 

The Morgan O
Neill time travel novels have received a number of literary awards, including two finalist wins in the Booksellers Best Awards, two semifinalist wins in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, first, second, and third place wins for the Mainstream Novel with Strong Romantic Elements category of the Golden Rose Contest, a top ten finalist award in the Pacific Northwest Writers' Conference Zola Awards Literary Contest, and a top ten finalist win in the Orange Rose Contest.

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