Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Tisket A Tasket, Put Romance In Your Basket - CONTEST

Spring is in the air! Bees are buzzing. Children anxiously await the big morning where they can graze on candy all day. What about mom? We've got a treat for you! Come join a group of romance authors in celebration of spring. Enter to win a prize a day as well as enter to win the grand prize. All you need to do is begin at Silver James' blog at on April 1st . Silver will host the day's contest and provide the link to the next day's location. Don't forget to enter to win the grand prize. Here's the dirt...


To enter to win prizes from the authors donating treasures to the grand prize (see each day's post for what an author is donating to the grand prize), find the four Easter eggs in the A TISKET A TASKET, PUT ROMANCE IN YOUR BASKET blog event.

You will be searching for the above egg. Just visit all of the authors' websites, locate the 4 eggs, make of list of their locations by posting the rules to the website pages in an e-mail, then send the entry to by midnight CST on May 1st, 2009. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced May 2nd at Tip #1, subscribe to to learn if you're the winner! And don't worry. If you start in on the blog event late, just head back to Silver James' blog on April 1st at to begin your website search for the Easter eggs. Don't miss the fun! See you next to the burgundy tulips. ~Skhye

Friday, March 27, 2009

An ebook a Month - starts April 1, 2009

Starting April 1, 2009, every time you leave a comment on my blog, your name will be entered into a drawing to win your choice of one of my books or short stories in pdf format. So, add your name to my followers list so you'll know when I add a new post. Leave a comment. Winners will chose from these books.

I hope you'll be stopping by often.

Happy Reading!

Linda LaRoque ~Western Romance with a Twist in Time~ A Law of Her Own, Forever Faithful, Desires of the Heart, My Heart Will Find Yours, 5-9, Flames on the Sky10-9, Investment of the Heart 5-9, When the Ocotillo Bloom 7-9.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Champagne Books new Book Club

J. Ellen Smith, Managing Editor
Champagne Books
Box 350694604 37 St SWCalgary, AB Canada T3E 7C7

Champagne Books Announces Book Clubs club.htm

March 22, 2009 – Champagne Books is pleased to announce the release of two exciting new book clubs for our readers. For our readers who prefer to read electronically, our Electronic Book Club is now available for subscription. Readers receive four books each month for the low price of $12.00. This includes two new releases per month, and two alternate books. Ebooks will be billed monthly, and sent to the reader's inbox, in pdf format (default format) approximately five days before the official release date.

For our readers who still prefer the feeling of a paperback in their hands, our book club allows them to receive one new-to-print book per month, and one other book. Books will be billed monthly and will ship at month end. All books are perfect bound, trade paperbacks. $20.00 +6.50 shipping. Print club members may also receive bookmarks, postcards and other assorted goodies in their packages.

Readers and prospective authors may read more about Champagne Books on the website. Submission Guidelines available online.
For information:
Contact: J. Ellen Smith,
or Kat Hall, Executive

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Book trailer for Investment of the Heart

My western contemporary romance set in the Hill Country of Texas.

Here's what fellow authors are saying about Investment of the Heart.

“Have you ever had an author describe a setting so wonderfully that you've sworn you've been there? That's how I felt with Linda LaRoque's Investment Of The Heart. I wanted to reach out and touch the ranch Hallie was visiting. About Hallie… I loved that she was an older heroine acting, well, like an older heroine. She had a wisdom suited to her years mixed with an ageless hope. This made this special romance unique.” Kimber Chin, Author Of Invisible

"LaRoque knows her way around a ranch and charms us with memorable characters and believable dialogue in this engaging story about the complicated affairs of the heart. Investment of the Heart is a feel-good novel that devotees of contemporary western romance should not miss."Stacey Coverstone, Author of the forthcoming Delaney's Crossing and Outlaw Trail

Five Stars ~ Fresh, fun and passionate Investment of the Heart does not disappoint in this contemporary western tale of Hallie Barron and Simon Cole. Instantly at odds when Hallie learns of Simon’s plan to sabotage her daughter’s upcoming marriage to his nephew, Justin, neither can deny the intense attraction between them. Thrown into the romantic mix are Elise, Justin, Caitlyn, and Corbett. With humor and passion laced expertly through I laughed, ached and smiled with near every turn of the page as our characters learn the true meaning of love, forgiveness, and overcoming past hurt and prejudice. ~ Melissa Blue, author.
~Melissa Blue~Coming June, 2009: Without Regret My Love

Thanks for stopping by.


Linda LaRoque ~Western Romance with a Twist in Time~ A Law of Her Own, Forever Faithful, Desires of the Heart, My Heart Will Find Yours, 5-9, Flames on the Sky10-9, Investment of the Heart 5-9, When the Ocotillo Bloom 7-9.

Monday, March 9, 2009

My cover for Investment of the Heart

Isn't it georgous? As usual, artist Trisha Fitzgerald has done an awesome job. Thank you, Trisha!

Taking the chance to love again can be the most courageous investment a heart can make.

Widow Hallie Barron wants to see her daughter happily married to a young rancher, raise her son, and continue with her uncomplicated existence. When Simon Cole enters her life, her heart and body remind her she’s a woman. She yearns for a love like she once had, but she fears putting her heart at risk.

Due to his conniving ex sister-in-law, Simon Cole is prejudiced against city women and doesn’t believe they belong on a working ranch. He’s set to prove his nephew’s fiancée is a mistake. Yet when he meets the young woman’s mother, he finds himself wishing there was a place for her in his life.

On a ranch in the Hill Country of Texas, love is recognized, lost, and found.

Investment of the Heart will be out May 1, 2009 in ebook format with Champagne Books.

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading.


Linda LaRoque ~Western Romance with a Twist in Time~

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Review for Desires of the Heart

Review from You Gotta Read Reviews .

I'm so pleased with this review of my short time travel out now with The Wild Rose Press.

Title: Desires of the Heart

Author: Linda LaRoque

Publisher: Wild Rose Press

Rating: You Need To ReadReviewed by: Tami

Review: Wow, what a page turner. I was shocked how much I truly enjoyed this book. Not that I thought Ms. LaRoque's book was going to be bad, but I just didn't think that a book with this page length (kinda short) could be this detailed. Linda was able to put the entire story into a perfect little package. There were no frivolous words, or scenes. Only perfect symmetry and lovable characters. I will tell you the first page made me want to reach through my computer screen and throttle someone, but hey, she caught me with the first sentence.

You can read the entire review at

Thanks for stopping by!


Linda LaRoque ~ Western Romance with a Twist in Time. A Law of Her Own, TWRP; Forever Faithful, Champagne Books; Desires of the Heart, 3-09, My Heart Will Find Yours, 5-09, Flames on the Sky coming soon from TWRP; Investment of the Heart 5-09 and When The Ocotillo Bloom 7-09, Champagne Books.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Desires of the Heart is out today!

This story is a different one for me. My settings are usually in the west, mostly Texas, but I decided to try a different locale with this one. I love the fashions of post WWII and the laid back lifestyle. People were recovering, rebuilding lives that had been damaged by death and disaster. It was a time for hope and new beginnings.

I hope you'll enjoy reading Desires of the Heart as much as I did writing it. Check it out at The Wild Rose Press. Here is the book trailer.

Thanks for viewing and happy reading!


Linda LaRoque ~Western Romance with a Twist in Time~ A Law of Her Own, Forever Faithful. Desires of the Heart, 3-9, My Heart Will Find Yours, 5-9, Flames on the Sky, Investment of the Heart coming 5-9, When the Ocotillo Bloom 7-9.