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TBT: ONCE TEMPTED

Have you ever wondered what goes on to inspire a story or what goes into writing a book? Well, watch my blog in the coming months for my THROWBACK THURSDAY series of stories about how my books came to life. I’m beginning with the first book I wrote in the Danvers series: Once Tempted. While this book is listed chronologically as the 3rd Danver’s book, I actually wrote it first. The idea for Once Tempted came out of my desire to write a “treasure hunt” book. I’ve always found the idea of hidden treasure enthralling, so as I mulled over the various types of hidden treasure my characters could go hunting for, I happened upon this quote from Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington: All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavor to find out what you don’t know by what you do:...

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Promo/Excerpt & Giveaway: The Governess Club Book 3 & 4 by Ellie MacDonald

The Governess Club: Sara &The Governess Club: Louisa The Governess Club book 3 and 4 By: Ellie MacDonald Releasing September 2nd, 2014 and October 7th, 2014 Avon Impulse To Follow the Tour Blurb (Sara) Sweet Sara Collins is one of the founding members of the governess club. But she has a secret… She doesn’t love teaching. She’d much prefer to be a vicar’s wife and help the local community. But this quiet mouse doesn’t want to upset her friends, and she resolves to help in whatever ways she can. Nathan Grant is the embodiment of everything that frightens Sara. Which is why she can’t understand why the handsome but reclusive and gruff man is so fascinating to her. When Sara decides it’s time to take a chance and experience all that life has to offer, Nathan is the first person she thinks of. Will Sara’s walk on the wild side...

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Blog Tour: When the Rancher Came to Town by Emma Cane (Valentine Valley #4.5) + Excerpt & Giveaway!

When the Rancher Came to Town A Valentine Valley Novella Emma Cane returns to the amazing and romantic town for the latest installment in her sparkling series. When and ex-Rodeo star falls in love with the agoraphobic B&B owner, he must pull out all the stops to get her out of her shell.  Welcome to Valentine Valley! The Silver Creek Rodeo is in full swing and everyone’s talking about the rancher who came to town… Bed & Breakfast owner Amanda Cramer wants nothing more than a quiet, private life. Well, she wants guests too, but after her share of unwanted notoriety she’s gotten comfortable hiding out in her inn…perhaps a little too comfortable. When her newest guest arrives, tall, dark and breathtaking…Amanda begins to question her self-imposed exile. Ex-rodeo star Mason Lopez knows all about the limelight. He’d avoid it if he could, but since one last ride could mean...

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Sep 30 - Post

ARC Review: What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale

I love when one of my favorite authors does not disappoint! Maya Rodale is such a smart writer! She always pushes the limits with her hero and heroine. Although the previous (Bad Boys & Wallflowers #3) were lighter, the material covered in this book is dark and uncomfortable, but it does not in any way take away from the story. I also applaud Ms. Rodale for using her literary voice to discuss the importance of the issues she covered in this story. Her writing is always enjoyable and her characters are always lovable! In the previous “Bad Boys and Wallflowers” books we saw how her two friends and former wallflowers, Emma and Olivia, find their true loves. Prudence is happy for her friends but realizes that her chances at true love were over many years ago. She finally takes her fate into her own hands, although she has always been...

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Sep 30 - Post

A Little OCD Never Hurt

A little compulsive disorder never hurt anyone, did it? At least that's what I told myself every time I opened the fridge and saw the mess my family ignored. The compulsiveness started with near empty milk containers. Really people? Two teaspoons left in the jug and you can't: a) finish the darn thing, or b) wash out the jug and open a new one. God forbid they ever write on the grocery list (handily hanging on the side of said refrigerator) that milk is required in the next grocery shop.... It manifested further when summer was over and condiment containers remained with tiny blobs of yellow, red or white lining the bottom of their jars. 'Don't throw it out. We could have another barbecue. We're Canadian. We pull out the grill in the middle of December for crying out loud.' Then, the final straw. Three - count them - three opened...

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