Guest author: Elizabeth Andrews

light the waySingle dad Nate Baxter has his hands full with his son and his haunted lighthouse. He doesn’t have time to spend with a woman…especially one who won’t stick around, like his ex-wife. But Lucie Russo’s not like other women Nate’s met. She’s sweet and sexy, and his mouth waters every time he’s around her. Will a family emergency cause him to break his relationship rules? And if he does, will his heart be broken too? This story is part of the Common Elements Romance Project, over 70 stories with just five things in common: a lightning storm, lost keys, a haunted house (really haunted or rumored to be), a stack of thick books, and a person named Max. Everything else is up to the individual authors.

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Author Bio:

ElizabethElizabeth Andrews has been a book lover since she was old enough to read. She read her copies of Little Women and the Little House series so many times, the books fell apart. As an adult, her book habit continues. She has a room overflowing with her literary collection right now, and still more spreading into other rooms. Almost as long as she’s been reading great stories, she’s been attempting to write her own. Thanks to a fifth-grade teacher who started the class on creative writing, Elizabeth went from writing creative sentences to short stories and eventually full-length novels. Her father saved her poor, callused fingers from permanent damage when he brought home a used typewriter for her.

Elizabeth found her mother’s stash of romance novels as a teenager, and–though she loves horror–romance became her very favorite genre, making writing romances a natural progression. There are more than just a few manuscripts, however, tucked away in a filing cabinet that will never see the light of day.

Along with her enormous book stash, Elizabeth lives with her husband of more than twenty years and visiting her two young adult sons nearby. When she’s not at work or buried in books or writing, there is a garden outside full of herbs, flowers, and vegetables that requires occasional attention.

You can also visit her at www.elizabethandrewswrites.com for more information.

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Guest Author: Joe Cosentino

FoundAtLastcoverFinding Armando, Found At Last book two

by Joe Cosentino, published by Dreamspinner Press

cover by Paul Richmond

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/finding-armando-by-joe-cosentino-11671-b

I was thrilled when so many readers told me they fell in love with Theo and Jamison as the young men fell in love with each other in Finding Giorgio (Found At Last Book 1). In that novella, Theo Stratis, an unlucky in love young accountant, registers at his upstate New York LGBTQ Center to visit an elderly gay person. Theo is matched with Nolan Downes who lives in a local nursing home, where Theo meets gorgeous Jamison Radames, a medical director, who is visiting the same nursing home. Theo and Jamison embark on an exciting adventure to find Giorgio, the love taken away from Nolan by his and Giorgio’s homophobic parents. As Paul Richmond, Associate Art Director at Dreamspinner Press, had done with many of my other books, he created a cover that perfectly highlighted this romantic and deeply emotional novella. On the cover is the old photograph Theo received from Nolan—the picture of young Nolan and Giorgio—embedded in Theo’s contemporary Hudson Valley, New York. It perfectly sets the tone for these special characters and this unique, emotional story.

When the readers begged for more of Theo and Jamison, I wrote Finding Armando, Found At Last book two, where Theo and Jamison now own the Poconos Resort they’ve renamed Nolan Giorgios. The resort manager, gray fox Asher Hillel, pines away for the lost love of his life, Armando Caro, who was taken away from him during the military’s vicious Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era. So it’s Theo and Jamison again to the rescue in their next adventure to reunite Armando and his first love from the Navy, Armando. After completing the novel, laughing and crying all the way, I couldn’t imagine how Paul could top his cover for Finding Giorgio, but he did! The cover for Finding Armando perfectly captures the love and devotion between Asher and Armando in their youth as surrounded by the Poconos Resort of the present. Thanks, Paul!

And there’s more good news. Dreamspinner Press is also releasing a paperback anthology of the two Found At Last stories combining both beautiful covers! https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/found-at-last-by-joe-cosentino-11671-b

I know you will be swept away by Finding Armando. I love to hear from readers! Please share your reading experience with me at: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com.

Giveaway: What do you think about the cover for Finding Armando? Post a comment. The one that tickles our heart strings the most will win a Dreamspinner Press backlist e-copy by Joe Cosentino of your choice! https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/searchresults?q=Joe+Cosentino

 

Guest Author: Christine Clark

I love horseback riding, though I’m not very skilled. After even a short ride, my bottom Unknown-3and thighs complain, but there’s something about being out in nature on the back of a horse that I love. I especially like long trail rides. My favorite trail ride was an overnight trek to the stunning Stikine River canyon in Northern British Columbia I went on a few years ago.

Unknown-2The ride was challenging, as I had to guide my horse along a narrow, winding trail three hundred meters (984 feet) above the steep-walled gorge. Below us rushed the wild and un-navigable Stikine River. I hung on to the saddle for dear life. Good thing the horse was sure-footed and knew what it was doing.

We rode all day and in the evening, made a rough camp along the bank of a creek. As we sat around the fire boasting of our riding skills and marveling at the beauty of the canyon, the vivid greens and pinks of the northern lights danced and crackled in the night sky, and a lone wolf howled in the distance.  Exhausted and sore, I crawled into my tent, grateful for the opportunity to participate in this trip of a lifetime.

HealingHearts_w13305_750Blurb:

Reeling from loss and heartbreak, Stella King is desperate to escape painful memories. The position of nanny on an isolated ranch in British Columbia’s rugged Chilcotin Plateau seems the answer to her prayers.

Cattle rancher, Dawson Wheeler, has worked hard to overcome grief and build a predictable world for his young daughter. The last thing he needs is the all-too-attractive Stella disrupting the smooth running of his ranch, especially now that disturbing incidents are happening on his property.

Defending his land against those who want to gut it will be a challenge, but the biggest threat of all may be to his heart.

Excerpt:

The back of his neck itched. “You’re Stella King?” Of course she was. Who else would be waiting here at this time of night? Once again he glanced at the photograph clenched in his hand—gray curls, thick glasses, sixty years old. This was the Stella King he’d hired. The itching amped up to a full-out assault.

She stood and held out her hand. “Nice to meet you, Dawson.”

He stumbled back a step, his worst fears confirmed. This gorgeous woman was the nanny he’d hired to look after Deirdre.

Her light blue wool sweater did nothing to hide the rounded mounds of her breasts. Her legs looked a mile long in the white denim, skin tight, designer jeans tucked into a pair of knee-high, high-heeled, black leather boots. Her perfume wafted on the evening breeze, a heady mix of spring flowers and something subtle but decidedly feminine.

He struggled to swallow, but his throat was parched, his tongue as dry as old leather against the roof of his mouth.

Silence stretched between them. An owl hooted from a nearby tree, crickets chirped in the tall grass lining the ditch, and still he didn’t move as the ramifications of what he’d agreed to engulfed him.

Buy links:

Nook (Barnes & Noble): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/healing-hearts-c-b-clark/1136377247?ean=2940163089826

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Hearts-C-B-Clark-ebook/dp/B084FW1VTV/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=healing+Hearts+cb+clark&qid=1581114278&sr=8-1

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/healing-hearts/id1497767650

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/search?query=healing+hearts+cb+clark

Google Books: https://books.google.ca/books?id=htzWDwAAQBAJ&dq=Healing+Hearts+cb+clark&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjrzsTIyaToAhUIvp4KHbJ4B2MQ6AEIKTAA

Also available at Walmart.com.

IMG_3132Author Bio:

Award-winning author, C.B. Clark, has written six romantic suspense novels published by The Wild Rose Press. She has worked as an archaeologist and an educator, and enjoys hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.

 Social Media Links:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cbclarkauthor/

Blog: https://cbclarkauthor.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbclarkauthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cbclarkauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15029617.C_B_Clark

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/C.-B.-Clark/e/B01BK61TQG/

 

New Reviews

This must have been my week for non-fiction! Check all these books out (and one in mystery!)

Trigger pointTrigger Point Therapy Made Simple by Richard Finn – 5 Sparklers

PranyamaEssential Pranyama by Jerry Givens – 5 Sparklers

chinese herbalChinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners by Carrie Chauhan – 5 sparklers

runesThe Beginner’s Guide to Runes by Josh Simonds – 5 Sparklers

college cookbookThe Everything College Cookbook, 2nd edition by Emma Lunsford – 5 sparklers

celiac diet planThe Celiac Disease Diet Plan by Jamie Feit – 4 Sparklers

The Mediterranean Diet for Two Cookbook by Anne Danahy – 4 Sparklers

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern: Fresh Techniques for Busy Quilters by Jera Brandvig – 4 sparklers (review by Teresa)

gaslight mysteryDeception by Gaslight by Kate Belli – historical cozy mystery – 4 sparklers

New reviews

I’ve been reading a lot… but not posting as much as I should. So… here’s what I’ve been reading lately:

“One Last Spell” by Raven Snow – under “Mysteries” – cute paranormal novella

“Merry and Bright” by Jill Shalvis under “Holiday” – three short, hot romances for Christmas

“Above and Beyond” by Andrew Grey – LGBTQ contemporary romance

“Twenty”  by Debra Engle under “Fiction” – Note: this is a book about suicide. It’s a good book, but be forewarned.

 

New reviews

There are new reviews in LGBTQ – adult, Non-Fiction, Mysteries

Under LGBTQ-ADULT – we have the cozy mystery “Murder Most Deserving” (warning: hot and heavy sex with a really good murder mystery) as well as “Above and Beyond” (Romantic-suspense).

Under Non-fiction: Celiac Disease Diet Plan – a good little book for those facing celiac issues

Under Mystery: “Vendetta in Death” from J.D. Robb – a futuristic thriller.

Enjoy! I know I did!