Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  Sending an abundance of love to you this morning.

If thoughts of romance inspire you to read, all four of The Novels of Ravenwood are still on sale for only 99 cents.  Find the links here.

Wishing you a beautiful day and a great weekend ahead!  🙂

AUSTRALIA BURNS ~ Show Australia Some Love

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A few weeks ago, author Stephen B. King–a brother Rose (published by The Wild Rose Press) in Australia–had a brilliant idea.  He contacted our CEO and reached out to his fellow authors with a plan to create an anthology of short stories, specifically to raise money to help Australia in its time of need.  The response was overwhelming!  The Wild Rose Press’s editors, artists, and production staff donated their time and talents, and more than 40 authors donated a short story. (I wanted to donate one, but sadly, I had nothing of the appropriate length ready to go.)

Now, less than a month later, there’s a three-volume anthology, Australia Burns.  Volumes One and Two are available for purchase as eBooks on Amazon and will soon be available from other online distributors. You can also buy them in print from The Wild Rose Press website.  Amazon will, of course, take its cut, but if you buy the books directly from the publisher, all proceeds will go to The Red Cross to help with the recovery effort in Australia.  So let’s show Australia some love!

99-cent Sale on My Books, a Feature with N. N. Light, and an Uncaged Interview

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The Love and Romance Book Festival continues at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven, and today they’re featuring Soul of the Wolf, the second book in my medieval romance series, The Novels of Ravenwood.  Check it out here!  While you’re there, don’t forget to enter to win Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards.

Speaking of The Novels of Ravenwood, all four are now on sale for 99 cents at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple Books.  If you’ve ever wanted to read them, now would be a great time!  For buy links, go to My Books.

In other news, I’m featured in the February issue of Uncaged Book Reviews.  Check it out here!

That’s all for now.  Hope you’re enjoying the weekend!  🙂

Be Mine Bookish Giveaway ~ N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

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Many people think of hearts and flowers when Valentine’s Day approaches. I say, give me books and I’ll be your forever sweetheart! I’ve teamed up with several authors to bring you the sweetest giveaway filled with all your favorite things: books. We’re giving away autographed print copies, digital books, and swag. It’s heavy on the romance, but you’ll also find women’s fiction, suspense, and fantasy.  You could even win The Cauldron Stirred, the first book in my Guardians of Erin YA series, which has romance, suspense, fantasy, and all things paranormal.

We want you to be our valentine. Say yes by entering to win below. If there’s a particular book or prize you’d like to win, be sure to say which one when you enter via Rafflecopter. Enter below and good luck!

Be Mine Bookish Giveaway

Literary Giveaway Portal

Love and Romance Book Festival ~ N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

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Calling all romance readers! It’s more than candy hearts, chocolates, and flowers at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven; it’s time for the Love and Romance Book Festival. 47 romances will be featured, and there’s a chance to win one of the following:

~ $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

~ $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

~ $25 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

~ $15 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

~ $10 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, Soul of the Wolf (the second of The Novels of Ravenwood), will be featured on February 8. Wait until you read my romantic tip to enhance your love life. You won’t want to miss it.

Bookmark this festival and tell your friends:

https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/bookpromos/categories/love-and-romance-book-festival

Enter the giveaway!

Open internationally.

Runs February 1 – 29.

Drawing will be held on March 2.

Good luck!  🙂

NIGHT OF THE OWL on sale and part of the WINTER GAMES READER CHALLENGE

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Night of the Owl is now on sale for only 99 cents!  Grab your copy today:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple

But you could also read the book FOR FREE if you participate in the Winter Games Reader Challenge.  If you love to read, this event is for you!

It’s a month-long reader challenge with games, a chance to make new friends and meet new authors, and prizes galore, including a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card!  And guess what?  If you take part in the Winter Games, all of the books included will be free to you.  Even if they’re listed as 99 cents (as Night of the Owl currently is), they’ll be gifted to you on Amazon.  So what are you waiting for?  Sign up today, and let the games begin!

WHAT WAS I THINKING by Donna Simonetta

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A Vegas fling never leads to love…does it?

We’re about to find out in What Was I Thinking!  It’s the new release from one of my dear friends, Donna Simonetta, who also happens to be a sister Rose (published by The Wile Rose Press).  This is the third book in her Rivers Bend Trilogy, and I have to say, I LOVED the first one, A Sweeter Spot.

Here’s the scoop on the new story:

A wild Vegas fling isn’t the traditional Thanksgiving celebration, and Lily and Jason have been like oil and water since they met. Blaming their steamy hook-up on too many shots at the bar, they head home.

Back in the real world, Jason wonders if he’s ready to give up his crown as the Playboy King of Rivers Bend to be with just one woman. And Lily has enough on her plate right now without adding Jason Braden to the mix, even if their attraction is crazy-strong.

But life is good at throwing curveballs, and a lot can happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. Maybe even enough to lead these two polar opposites home to each other in Rivers Bend.

A peek between the pages:

“I think about a lot of things.”

She felt him stiffen up behind her, and Jason’s tone of voice was defensive. She hadn’t meant to hurt his feelings. “I know you do; I didn’t mean anything by it. We poke at each other”—she shrugged—“it’s kind of our thing.”

His grip on her hand loosened, and then he took control of the dance, by twirling her until her back was pressed to his front, and he began to move sinuously in time to the rhythm. His breath tickled her ear, as he spoke right in it to be heard over the music. “We’ve got a thing, Moonbeam?”

Jason had ditched the tie and suit jacket after the wedding, and his body heat scorched her through his crisp white dress shirt. And man-oh-Maneschewitz, his lean, hard body felt good. Really good. The Marine might be bulked up, but Jason’s body felt like it had been made for hers, which given their mutual antagonism, seemed like proof Fate was enjoying a good laugh at her expense. Against Lily’s better judgment, her body melted into his warmth and began to move with his.

“Sure, we’ve got a thing,” she said over her shoulder, and was irritated to hear a trace of breathlessness in her voice. She cleared her throat and continued, “Like that—you calling me Moonbeam, because you know it bugs me.”

Where to buy the book:

Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble

More about Donna:

Donna Simonetta writes the kind of books she loves to read––contemporary romances to help you escape the real world for a little while. Writing is her third career. She toiled in the business world, and when she decided being an Account Executive wasn’t for her went back to school to get her MLS degree. Next, she worked in a school library for many years. But, Donna dreamed of being an author since she was a little girl, and began to squeeze writing into her day. After the publication of her second book, she decided to leave the library and become a full-time author. It can be a solitary job, so she loves to connect with her readers.

Donna lives in Maryland with her husband, who is her real-life romance hero. They enjoy traveling to visit far-flung family and friends, and spending time on the beach with an umbrella drink and a good book.

Where to find her:

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub | Instagram

Lovely to feature your latest release, Donna.  Wishing you all the best with it!

Medieval Monday ~ NIGHT OF THE OWL

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Welcome to the final installment of Medieval Monday…for this round, at least!  My excerpt has been hopping all over the place, but now at the last, it has found its way home.  Hope you enjoy the snippet.

            Hugh turned back to his brother.  “Laugh all you want.  I shan’t see our guest abused.”

            Robert’s eyes widened.  “Oh, is that it?  You’re worried he’ll seduce her?”

            “Not worried.  But not at ease either.”

            “Relax.  Lady Ardyth is a sensible woman, and unless things have changed since my last visit, Ranulf cares more for his music than for those who admire his…er, chin.  I must say, his skill with the rebec is exceptional.  William and I encountered the instrument on several occasions in the Holy Land, though ʼtwas always played upright on the lap.  Ranulf is as good as any musician we heard there…perhaps better.”

            “I don’t doubt it.”

            “But you do doubt his intentions toward—”

            “Forget it, Robert.”

            The knight looked over his shoulder, trading glances with their mother.

            “I saw that,” Hugh admonished them.

            Lady Seacrest gave him a smile that appeared innocent on the surface, yet highly suspicious.  “Cannot a mother and son exchange looks of amusement?”

            Hugh frowned.  They shared more than amusement.  ʼTwas solidarity he sensed between them.  And if his steadfast mother and mischievous brother agreed on something, it meant only one thing:  trouble.

And there you have it:  the end of the excerpt but the beginning of an adventure my hero couldn’t have fathomed before the heroine waltzed into his life.  Here’s a little more about story:

PhD student Ardyth Nightshade has renounced men and pursues her twentieth-century career with single-minded focus. When fate whisks her to medieval England, she meets her match in a man whose passions mirror her own. Can she sacrifice ambition for a love she never sought?

Hugh, Lord Seacrest confounds all who know him. He refuses to marry without a meeting of minds and hearts, and no lady has even approached his ideal…until Ardyth. But she’s an odd one, with unique skills, shocking habits, and total conviction she needs no man. She also harbors secrets, and in the midst of rumors, plots, and murder, trust is fragile.

A woman outside of her time. A man ahead of his. They must take a leap of faith to forge a bond that will shape history.

Buy the book:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | Kobo

Wishing you a beautiful Monday!  🙂

Silver Dagger Book Tours ~ THE NOVELS OF RAVENWOOD

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Happy Friday!  Today, I’m kicking off a month-long blog tour with Silver Dagger Book Tours, featuring the first four books in my medieval romance/time travel series, The Novels of Ravenwood.  There are excerpts and more, and you can enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card.  Check it out here!

A little about the books themselves:

Flight of the Raven (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book One)

How eager would the bridegroom be if he knew he could never bed the bride?

Lady Emma of Ravenwood Keep is prepared to give Sir William l’Orage land, wealth, and her hand in marriage. But her virginity? Not unless he loves her. The curse that claimed her mother is clear: unless a Ravenwood heir is conceived in love, the mother will die in childbirth. Emma is determined to dodge the curse. Then William arrives, brandishing raw sensuality which dares her to explore her own.

William the Storm isn’t a man to be gainsaid. He’ll give her protection, loyalty, and as much tenderness as he can muster. But malignant memories quell the mere thought of love. To him, the curse is codswallop. He plans a seduction to breach Emma’s fears and raze her objections. What follows is a test of wills and an affirmation of the power of love.

See more on Goodreads

Buy Links

Amazon | Apple | B&N | Google | Kobo

Soul of the Wolf (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book Two)

A Norman loyalist, Lady Jocelyn bristles when ordered to marry Wulfstan, a Saxon sorcerer. She nurses a painful secret and would rather bathe in a cesspit than be pawed by such a man…until her lifelong dream of motherhood rears its head.

A man of magic and mystery, Wulfstan has no time for wedded bliss. He fears that consummating their marriage will bind their souls and wrench his focus from the ancient riddle his dying mother begged him to solve. He’s a lone wolf, salving old wounds with endless work. But Jocelyn stirs him as no woman ever has.

Their attraction is undeniable. Their fates are intertwined. Together, they must face their demons and bring light to a troubled land.

See more on Goodreads

Buy Links

Amazon | Apple | B&N | Google

Shadow of the Swan (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book Three)

Lady Constance de Bret was determined to be a nun, until shadows from the past eclipsed her present. Marriage is the safest option, but she insists on a spiritual union, in which physical intimacy is forbidden. Not so easy with a bridegroom who wields unparalleled charm! But a long-buried secret could taint his affection and cloak her in shadow forever.

Back from the Crusades, Sir Robert le Donjon craves a home of his own and children to inherit it. From the moment he meets Constance, he feels a mysterious bond between them. When she’s threatened, he vows to protect her and agrees to the spiritual marriage, with the hope of one day persuading her to enjoy a “real” one. She captivates him but opens old wounds and challenges everything he thought he believed.

Two souls in need of healing. Two hearts destined to beat as one.

See more on Goodreads

Buy Links

Amazon | Apple | B&N | Google | Kobo

Night of the Owl (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book Four)

PhD student Ardyth Nightshade has renounced men and pursues her twentieth-century career with single-minded focus. When fate whisks her to medieval England, she meets her match in a man whose passions mirror her own. Can she sacrifice ambition for a love she never sought?

Hugh, Lord Seacrest confounds all who know him. He refuses to marry without a meeting of minds and hearts, and no lady has even approached his ideal…until Ardyth. But she’s an odd one, with unique skills, shocking habits, and total conviction she needs no man. She also harbors secrets, and in the midst of rumors, plots, and murder, trust is fragile.

A woman outside of her time. A man ahead of his. They must take a leap of faith to forge a bond that will shape history.

See more on Goodreads

Buy Links

Amazon | Apple | B&N | Google | Kobo

A big thanks to Silver Dagger Book Tours for organizing everything. 

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

Medieval Monday ~ A KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday!  Our theme of “Celebrations” continues, and I’m delighted to feature Laurel O’Donnell’s A Knight Before Christmas.

If you’re following my excerpt from Night of the Owl, you can find the tenth snippet on Laurel’s blog.

Now, let’s enjoy her tenth snippet:

She wiped at her eyes and sniffled. “I’m sorry.” She lifted her gaze to him. “I didn’t mean that.”

Gabriel’s heart broke at her misery, at the tears that streaked her cheeks, her clumped lashes. And he knew with certainty that if she married Michael her life of misery would have only just begun.

“I’m certain that when I get to know him… when we are man and wife –”

But there was no excusing what Michael had said. No true man spoke that way about his wife-to-be. Definitely not to others. Gabriel lifted his chin. “Eve.” He took her hand into his. She tried to pull away, but he held it firmly, allowing the sleeve to cover it so she felt better. “This is not what will make you a good wife.”

Go to Laurel O’Donnell’s website next week to read the rest of the excerpt from A Knight Before Christmashttps://www.laurel-odonnell.com/

A little more about the book:

Blamed by her father for her twin sister’s death on Christmas Eve, Lady Eve Chandos agrees to marry a man she does not love to please him and appease his years of wrath. Betrayed by his brother at an early age, Sir Gabriel Bedford decides it is time to make amends and attends his brother’s marriage, but he is unprepared for the beauty Lady Eve has grown into and the attraction that quickly sparks between them.

As Christmas approaches, can Eve and Gabriel find the happiness they seek, or will the secrets of their past doom them to remain apart forever?

Where to buy it:

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YZS3D3B

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YZS3D3B

Amazon CA – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07YZS3D3B

Amazon AU – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07YZS3D3B

See you next Monday, when I’ll feature the final snippet of my own Night of the Owl right here!  🙂