Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall into Romance Blog Hop

 
 
Welcome and thanks for stopping by my blog.  I'm excited to a part of this hop.  I'm not just a romance author, I'm also a huge romance reader.  When I saw all of the great authors involved in this hop, I had to be a part of it.  I write contemporary and historical romantic suspense but I love to read a wide variety of romance genres.  As a superfan, I love to keep up on my favorite authors' new releases so I spend a lot of time on their Facebook pages and blogs.  There's just nothing like getting excited about a book being released.  I'm giddy with anticipation for one of my favorite author's release next week.  I've been known to stay up past midnight, so I can start reading a new book as soon as it downloads.  It's terribly difficult to wake up the next morning, but it's totally worth it!  How many of you do the same thing?  Enjoy all the fabulous authors on this blog hop.
 


 
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In the dead of night with deliberate determination, a young mother gathers her toddler and flees her brutal past in hope to secure a chance at a better future for her daughter.
On the journey through Scotland, Abigail and her precocious toddler, Jessalyn, meet up with a band of Highlanders led by the arrogant Laird Duncan MacDugal, known for his superior skills on the battlefield and ability to intimidate even his toughest rivals.
With Abigail’s fiery temper and Duncan’s difficult disposition, they find it impossible to agree on anything.  However, their struggles can’t compare to the battle of wills between the fierce laird and the obstinate toddler.  No one could have predicted the infamous, mighty warrior would find his toughest adversary in this pint sized opponent.
Will the laird, mother, and child be able to figure out how to become a family?

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Author, Jennifer Wilck is my guest today. 

Congratulations on your latest release, Miriam's Surrender!


Thanks so much, Michelle, for hosting me today and helping me to promote my newest release, Miriam’s Surrender. I’m very excited to announce the second book in my Women of Valor series, but want to reassure you that it can easily be read on its own. I hope you enjoy it and welcome comments!
 
 
 
 
Josh Lowenstein is a successful architect, hired to redesign the alumni club of a posh, private school in New York. He is strong, capable and knows the best way to do everything. Except let another woman in.
Miriam Goldberg is the Assistant Director of Outreach, and is Josh’s day-to-day contact for the redesign. She’s taken care of everyone around her, and forgotten how to let someone else take care of her.
With a tumultuous history, neither one is prepared to work together. As they get to know each other, the animosity disappears, but Josh is hiding something from Miriam and its discovery has the possibility of destroying their relationship. Only when they are both able to let the other in, and release some of the control they exert over everything, will they be able to see if their love can survive.
 
Here's an excerpt from Miriam's Surrender.
 
Josh sat in the cab and looked out the window. Lights and people and cars and buildings rushed by in a blur. His eyes glazed over and in their place Miriam appeared. Miriam touching his arm and reassuring him, Miriam smiling, Miriam’s hair shining, Miriam looking at him as he bent to kiss her.
Whatever made him do it? When they’d stood outside her apartment in the cold night air, her cheeks had turned pink from the cold. He smiled. She controlled so many of her outward reactions to things, but she couldn’t control that one.
From his height and angle, he’d watched the light from the street lamps shine on her hair, making it appear to glow. Their breath, a white fog, had intermingled as they stood facing each other.
Her lips were soft and plump. He’d spent the evening watching them mold words, stretch into a smile, surround her food as she chewed. He couldn’t help himself; he’d wanted to kiss her. It was the briefest wish. He’d made the slightest move toward her. But in the one too-brief second, he’d glimpsed much more. Her pupils had dilated, she’d raised her face to his and she’d parted her lips. He’d discovered Miriam’s desire.
 
And now he knew she wanted him, it would take all of his control not to give in to his own need.


 
 
 
Biography
Jennifer started telling herself stories as a little girl when she couldn’t fall asleep at night. As an adult, she started writing them down and after several years of writing, editing and querying publishers, she’s a multi-published author. Her favorite stories to write are those with smart, sassy, independent heroines; handsome, strong and slightly vulnerable heroes; and always end with happily ever after.
When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling and watching TV. She volunteers with her Temple and is also a freelance writer for magazines, newspapers and newsletters.
A Heart of Little Faith and Skin Deep were published by Whiskey Creek Press in 2011. The Seduction of Esther, the first in the Women of Valor series, was published in June 2013 by Rebel Ink Press. The next book in that series, Miriam’s Surrender, will be published September 10, 2014. All books can be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
She can be reached at www.jenniferwilck.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Wilck/201342863240160. She tweets at @JWilck. Her blog (Fried Oreos) is www.jenniferwilck.blogspot.com and she contributes to Heroine With Hearts blog on Tuesdays http://www.heroineswithhearts.blogspot.com and Front Porch Saturdays at Sandra Sookoo’s Believing is Seeing blog http://sandrasookoo.wordpress.com.
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