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Santa recommends my Highland Talents series! Rudolf, too!

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Whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend or a reward for yourself for all your hard work this holiday season, I’ve got a Highlander for you! All my books are available as ebooks and in print.  Highland Healer and Highland Seer are also available as audiobooks.

Get your copies today from these book sellers:

AMAZON  iBooks  Barnes & Noble  KOBO  AllRomanceEBooks  TheWildRosePress  BookStrand

Win a Kid’s Kindle!

We have a winner! Congratulations to Sumer Owen!

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Win a Children’s Kindle Fire HD 6 just in time for Christmas! Plus 1 digital copy of The Dirty Word, a children’s book written by Glynnis Campbell and illustrated by Brynna Campbell, plus 1 audio copy of The Great Awakening, written by Chaise Allen Crosby & illustrated by Tanya Anne Crosby — 3 great prizes!

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Merry Christmas! From Willa Blair, Glynnis Campbell, Tanya Anne Crosby, Kathryn Le Veque, Pamela Morsi, Suzan Tisdale, Lauren Royal & Laurin Wittig.

 

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Willa Blair is a strong believer that education is the key to success in life. Education starts with reading and listening to stories. Make learning more fun with these wonderful stories and gorgeous illustrations!

HIGHLAND TROTH’s WorldWide Release Day!

I’m so excited! Today is worldwide release day for HIGHLAND TROTH, the third full-length book and fourth title in my Scottish historical paranormal Highland Talents series. If you love men in kilts, romance, and the Highlands of Scotland, you’ll love this book!  

Jamie Lathan’s story is one my readers have been asking for since the first Highland Talents book, HIGHLAND HEALER, came out a little over two years ago. Writing HIGHLAND TROTH took a while—I wanted to create a memorable love match for Jamie. That meant nothing could come easily for him or for Caitrin. They had years to pine for each other, but trouble really started when they finally reunited.

I think you’ll enjoy their journey.  

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To celebrate HIGHLAND TROTH’s release, I’m having a Worldwide Release Day party today on Facebook from 9 am to 9 pm CST.  Please drop by and say hello!  My wonderful guest authors will  bring lots of games, contests and prizes. You just never know what might happen—you might even win a $100 gift card! 

I’ll see you there!

You can get HIGHLAND TROTH (Highland Talents Book 3) at the following booksellers.  Don’t see your favorite bookseller listed yet?  Check their website for late arrivals!  

AMAZON  iBooks  Barnes & Noble  KOBO AllRomanceEBooks  TheWildRosePress  BookStrand

HIGHLAND SEER Sale!

Have you read the award-winning second book in my Highland Talents series, HIGHLAND SEER?  If not, now is a perfect time to get it for yourself and all your friends!  The Amazon #1 Medieval Historical Romance bestseller is on sale for 99 cents. 

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Don’t miss the 99-cent sale! HIGHLAND SEER is available at your favorite vendor:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/186cnLQ
B&N: http://ow.ly/uBNrp
iBooks: http://ow.ly/vwuR6
Kobo: http://ow.ly/vIPVw
AllRomanceEBooks: http://ow.ly/AX4aI
BookStrand: http://ow.ly/AX6C7
The Wild Rose Press: http://ow.ly/AXaa9

Worldwide Release Day for The Healer’s Gift!

Prepare to party!  Today is the Worldwide Release Day for

The Healer’s Gift (a Highland Talents Novella)!

It is, or soon will be, available at all your favorite retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, KOBO, AllRomanceEBooks, and others. To celebrate, I’m doing a little party from 6-8pm CDT on Facebook, and you’re welcome to drop in, say hi and maybe even win something!  In fact, if you leave a comment here, when you join the party, you’ll get an extra chance at winning a prize.

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The MidSummer’s Dream Giveaway Winners!

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The Winners of the Midsummer’s Dream Giveaway have been announced.  Here’s the complete list.  Congratulations to everyone who participated, as well as the winners.  I hope you had fun!

1st Prize Winner-Grand Prize: Ipad Mini or Kindle Fire HDX and Scottish Highland Title
Terri Renfro

2nd Prize Winner -Kindle Paperwhite or Kobo GLO or NOOK Glowlight
Ashley Granger

3rd Prize Winner-Basket of signed books, Tea & Goodies
Kathy Isa Reader

4th Prize Winner-Audiobook Collection, includes works from Stephanie Laurens, Tanya Anne Crosby, Shelly Thacker, Jennifer Ashley, Kathryn Le Veque & Suzan Tisdale.
Yvonne Daniels

5th Prize Winner-Ebook from each of the participating authors.
Babette Jones

6th Prize Winners-5 winners will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from an ebook retailer of choice
Kimberly Luke Scherer
Sara Robinson
Susie Frank Horadan
Asra Matchett
Thelma Cubic

Congratulations to the winners and all the participants from all fourteen of the Midsummer’s Dream Giveaway Authors!

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CONTEST!

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Would you like to win a signed copy of my new novella, The Healer’s Gift?  

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Then click HERE to enter my Goodreads Giveaway.  

I’ve got four print copies up for grabs (to US and Canada).  

Winners will be notified by Goodreads after the 24 May closing date for the contest. 

Good luck!

Newsletter subscribers, I’ll have another opportunity for you to win my books in my MAY Newsletter. What?  You’re not on my mailing list?  See that nice little newsletter envelope, surrounded by a lovely shade of blue, at the top of the page on the right?  Click there, or HERE, to subscribe. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun, now do you?

H is for Hero

A2Z-BADGE-0002014-small_zps8300775cThis month, as I did last year, I’m participating in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge.  The first post is A, the next is B and so on every day this month, except Sundays.  Last year, my theme was Scotland.  This year, my theme is The Writing Life.  Check back here every day this month to follow along and find out what I’ve learned in the last year.  For instance:

H is for Hero – Who is the hero of your story?  In Romance, the convention is to have a hero and a heroine (or a hero/hero or heroine/heroine, or hero/hero/heroine … you get the idea), both of whom get relatively equal time in the story.  Romance is written from the hero’s and heroine’s point of view.  The reader sees what they see, hears what they hear, knows what they know.  Often, those are the only two viewpoints in a story, but sometimes the antagonist (the bad guy) or an important secondary character gets a few scenes, too.

securedownloadRomance readers love an alpha hero – large and in charge describes this type of man.  But beta heroes have their followers, too, who prefer the more sensitive, cooperative male.  Heroines, thankfully, have gone from simpering, empty-headed missies the hero must save to kick-ass women who can not only take care of themselves, they often save the hero, or work side-by-side with the hero to resolve the conflicts in the book.  While the definition of hero, especially the alpha variety, hasn’t changed much in Romance novels, the definition of heroine certainly has.

G is for Genre

A2Z-BADGE-0002014-small_zps8300775cThis month, as I did last year, I’m participating in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge.  The first post is A, the next is B and so on every day this month, except Sundays.  Last year, my theme was Scotland.  This year, my theme is The Writing Life.  Check back here every day this month to follow along and find out what I’ve learned in the last year.  For instance:

G is for Genre – What is a genre?  The dictionary definition goes something like this: a category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria. In other words, it’s the type of book you’re writing, whether it’s a mystery, a western, science fiction, or some sub-genre of romance (e.g., science fiction romance, historical romance, contemporary romance, etc.).

Traditionally, publishers liked nice clean divisions between genres.  Well-defined genres make books easier to shelve and to market.  But there are some authors (me included) whose books cross genres.  Mine are Scottish historical paranormal romance.  Say that six times, fast!

Red BooksCrossing genres makes marketing more of a challenge, though digital booksellers can get around that with well-chosen keywords, but it also provides opportunities to reach more readers.  My readers might like historical romance, or Scottish historical romance, or paranormal romance, psi-focused science fiction or even fantasy, but they find elements of their favorite style in my books.  So my readers come from all of those preference groups, not just one.

The secret is out.  As writers find their readership expanding, crossing genres is becoming more common.