Sunday, February 12, 2017

A New Western Historical Anthology—Journey of the Heart

I'm pleased to share my new release, Journey of the Heart, an anthology with seven other authors—Jacqui Nelson, Anne Carrole, Stacey Marvin CoverstoneDebora DennisTanya HansonLinda Smith LaRoque, Melissa Lynne Blue & Karen J. Hasley.

It is available now.

- Kindle US: amzn.com/B01MUX2M8F 
- Kindle UK: amzn.co.uk/dp/B01MUX2M8F 
- Kindle Canada: amazon.ca/dp/B01MUX2M8F 
- Kindle Australia: amazon.com.au/dp/B01MUX2M8F
- Print: amazon.com/dp/1542981484


Blurb:

From the Texas plains to the Canadian wilderness, up Missouri’s Big Muddy to Montana Territory, and from the California mountains to Colorado’s cattle country... JOURNEY OF THE HEART is a collection of eight sigh-worthy romances, all revolving around modes of transportation in the Old West. 

Award-winning and best-selling authors Melissa Lynne Blue, Anne Carrole, Stacey Coverstone, Debora Dennis, Tanya Hanson, Karen J. Hasley, Linda LaRoque, and Jacqui Nelson invite you to travel along on romantic adventures that will have you falling in love with the gamblers, marshals, ranchers, doctors, riverboat captains, rangers, preachermen, and warriors of the Wild West. 

Whether on a paddleboat or train, stagecoach or horse, buggy or bicycle, the journey to love for these rugged men and their feisty, independent ladies will delight fans of historical western romance.


All stories are rated Sweet.

My story is titled Quixie on the Draw. Quixie O'Connor boards the stage for San Antonio to look for her younger brother, but ends up with a hodgepodge of people and a quandary of problems. Tough, she manages to complete her assignment, but her mother is not pleased with her methods.

Excerpt:

Drat Jamie's hide. As his older sister, she'd dusted his britches often enough when he was a tyke. Now their mother expected Quixie to drag him home by the ear if necessary. Of course, if his job was an appropriate one, she was to check his lodgings and make sure the company he kept wasn't a bad influence. Quixie wondered what kind of job he could have to be able to send home ten dollars a month.

Oddly enough, Ma wasn't worried about Quixie's safety going off alone on this trip. In a sense, her mother's lack of concern hurt.

Thank you for stopping by and I'd be pleased if you'd leave a comment. Please sign up for my newsletter to be eligible for the drawing for the James Avery Charm bracelet for my March release A Touch of Texas Irish. The form is located in the right column of his page.
Happy Reading and Writing!
Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Touch of Texas Irish release and Contest


A Touch of Texas Irish is now available for preorder. You can reserve a copy at
The Wild Rose Press and
Amazon
Release date is March 8th.

The contest officially begins Tuesday, February 14th—Valentine's Day, but I'll accept entries early, so spread the word. To enter, locate the form at the right to sign up for my quarterly newsletter and enter your details. The form is also on my website page at Linda LaRoque's Musings. Be sure to use a valid email address as I'll be sending a test newsletter to make sure your server will not time out and reject it.

The contest ends Friday, March 31st. One winner in the US will receive a James Avery charm bracelet with a clover heart charm. If someone outside the US wins, they'll receive an E copy of A Touch of Texas Irish and several other titles, and I'll keep drawing until we have a winner for the bracelet.

Thank you for reading my blog!

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Contest for A Touch of Texas Irish—James Avery prize


A Touch of Texas Irish will be released on March 8, 2017. The ebook is available for preorder now on Amazon.

Details on how to win this beautiful bracelet and shamrock hearts charm will be posted soon.

I'll also be giving away 5 E-books.

Please watch my blog for details.


Heiress Aileen Lynch has just lost her mother to cancer, but her spendthrift stepfather insists she must cancel his gambling debts by marrying his disreputable associate. Fleeing Ireland with the help of her mother’s lawyer, she lands in Boston to stay with friends and is attracted to one of their visitors.

Doctor Samuel Walker is in town to attend a medical conference. When he meets the lovely young Irishwoman he is quite taken with her and, at his colleague's entreaty, marries her and takes her home to Texas with him to keep her safe. Sam rationalizes that he doesn’t need a wife but he does need a mother for his son.

While Aileen strives to earn Sam’s affection, he vows never to risk Aileen’s safety or his heart—he’ll not father a child and watch Aileen die in childbirth as his first wife did. And falling in love is not in his plans.

Thanks for reading!

Happy Reading and Writing,

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Coming in March—A Touch of Irish Texas


Heiress Aileen Lynch has just lost her mother to cancer, but her spendthrift stepfather insists she must cancel his gambling debts by marrying his disreputable associate. Fleeing Ireland with the help of her mother’s lawyer, she lands in Boston to stay with friends and is attracted to one of their visitors. Doctor Samuel Walker is in town to attend a medical conference. When he meets the lovely young Irishwoman he is quite taken with her and, at his colleague's entreaty, marries her and takes her home to Texas with him to keep her safe. Sam rationalizes that he doesn’t need a wife but he does need a mother for his son. While Aileen strives to earn Sam’s affection, he vows never to risk Aileen’s safety or his heart—he’ll not father a child and watch Aileen die in childbirth as his first wife did. And falling in love is not in his plans.

Stay tuned for a contest to celebrate the release of A Touch of Texas Irish. I'll be awarding one winner a James Avery charm bracelet with a shamrock charm.

Happy Reading and Writing!

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Sunday, December 11, 2016

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus sung by Jimmy Boyd



This song came out in July of 1952. Written and sung by 13 year-old Jimmy Boyd.

"Boyd's record was condemned by the Roman Catholic Church in Boston when it was released on the grounds that it mixed kissing with Christmas. Boyd was photographed meeting with the Archdiocese to explain the song. After the meeting, the ban was lifted.[Citation Needed]" Wikipedia

The song is special to me as I remember hearing it on the radio as we traveled during the holiday season to Canada for Daddy's next Air Force assignment. I worried about my own mother kissing Santa Clause as at the time still believed in Santa Clause. 

Wishing you and yours a beautiful holiday season whichever holiday traditions you celebrate.

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Born in Ice is on sale for $.99 all week

Frozen in ice for seventy-five years, Zana Forrester suffers the agony of rebirth to learn her son is dead, and her daughter's whereabouts is unknown. The year is 2155. A man's soothing voice and gray eyes haunt her drug induced dreams. When she recovers, she meets their owner and finds her heart in danger. But, a relationship isn’t a consideration; she must find her daughter. Brock Callahan is drawn to the beautiful woman taken aboard his salvage ship. He's determined she'll be his wife and a mother to his young daughter, but he vows not to love her. All the women he’s loved died. While Zana searches for her daughter, Brock must protect Zana from the evil that threatens.

I hope you'll pick up a copy. If you do, please leave me a review, even if you didn't like it and please tell me why. I'm trying to decide if I should write Shelia's story. If you have any thoughts on the subject, et me know.

Born in Ice

Many thanks and Happy Reading and Writing!

Linda

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Lewisville Public Library Author Event


I'll be participating in this event Monday the 14th. If you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by and say hello. Twenty different authors will be participating so there will be a wide variety of books.

Happy Reading and Writing!

Linda