Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Celebration for A Love of His Own - a Brighton Charm

I like to celebrate my new releases with a contest. Prizes are a piece of jewelry that have significance to the story. A Love of His Own, a sequel to A Law of Her Own, and A Marshal of Her Own, is to be released on April 16, 2012 with The Wild Rose Press.

Here is a blurb for A Love of His Own.

Bull Dawson, New York lawyer, mourns the loss of his daughter, who disappeared from a cabin in Fredericksburg, Texas four years ago. A history book found in his office safe leads him to believe she traveled back in time to 1888 Prairie, Texas. He's determined that if she can time travel, he can too. Life will be different, probably hard, but practicing law can't be so difficult back in the Old West.

Widow Dipsey Thackson scratches out a living for herself and her young son on their farm. Shunned by the locals, she keeps to herself. When a man appears in her wheat field one day, life changes for the better. Then her brother-in-law arrives, claiming the farm is his and threatening Dipsey and her son. She fears for both their means of survival and their safety.

Her dilemma will take more than a knowledge of the law, but Bull vows to do his best to protect her and her boy.

Here's the prize, purchased specifically for this book. I think it's the perfect choice. You'll have to read the story to determine why.

Inscribed on the back is LOVE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES.

To enter the drawing for the charm, sign up for my monthly newsletter by using the form to the right. Please be sure the address is a working one. For those already receiving my newsletter email me at with A Love of His Own in the subject line.

A winner will be drawn on May 1, 2012.

Thanks for reading and writing!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Linda LaRoque - Author of the Year Nominee

How exciting! I'm up for Author of the Year at Champagne Books. Whether I win or not, it is an honor to be listed with the other fine authors who've also been nominated.

Nominees for Author of the Year are

Linda Rettstatt
Martha Krieger/Allison Knight
Michael Davis
Julie Eberhart Painter
Linda LaRoque

Nominees for Novel of the Year are

Kill Fee by Julie Eberhart Painter
Million Dollar Bra by Jennifer Loy
The Devil's Wife by Holly Hunt
Light Switch by Lauren Gallagher/Lori Witt
Whispers Of Innocence by Michael Davis & Candace Morehouse
Scoundrel by Rebecca Goings

Today I leave for EPICON, The Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition. I look forward to meeting people I've chatted with on line but have never met face-to-face. It's in San Antonio at the historic Menger Hotel. Perhaps I'll see a ghost! If I do you'll hear about it when I return.

I'll be participating in the book signing from 1:30-4:30, so if you're in San Antonio, stop by and say hello.

Happy Reading and Writing!


Monday, March 5, 2012

A Marshal of Her Own is Book of the Month at LASR

Thank you all for your vote! A Marshal of Her Own WON Book of the Month at Long and Short Reviews. Click on the link to read the entire review.

I'm thrilled with this award and this wonderful review. This story was fun to write. The words flowed from my mind and blended right into the 3rd story, A Love of His Own, to be release April 16, 2012 with The Wild Rose Press.

Both books are sequels to A Law of Her Own. If you've not read this stories, please pick up your copy by clicking on the link or by going to The Wild Rose Press.

Again, thank you! Happy Reading and Writing!


Friday, March 2, 2012

A Marshal of Her Own is up for Book of the Month

Please visit Long and Short Romance Reviews and vote for A Marshal of Her Own for Book of the Month.

Here is the link:

If I win, I receive a nifty button and the privilege of having my story featured at the top of the the Long and Short Reviews home page for the following month. In addition I'd receive a custom made animated banner from Goddess Fish Promotions to publicize my win. Both would be such a plus in promoting this fun short story.

Voting begins March 3rd and ends at midnight on March 4th.

Many thanks!