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Need a Little Romance for the Holidays?

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It’s the time of year for giving . . . and Tawdra Kandle want to give YOU a special gift.

Three of Tawdra’s first-in-series books . . . three full-length, stand-alone novels, no cliffhangers–only sexy, heart-melting romance that will make you want to zip through all of the books that come after them!

And all of this for only 99 cents.

But here’s the catch: this special box set is ONLY going to be on sale for a very limited time. Grab it now, before it’s gone.

This box set, available only for a very, very limited time, contains three first-in-series romance novels. Each one kicks off a series, and each one also stands alone, with no cliffhangers.

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BEST SERVED COLD
: Sometimes, revenge is the only choice . . . unless that plan hits a road block in the form of an adorable guy with brown curls and dimples. Decisions, decisions . . .

This is the first book in the Perfect Dish Romances. Other titles include Just Desserts and I Choose You

 

THE POSSE: One woman, three men and beach romance stronger than the riptide. In a story of friendship, loss and second chances, Jude will learn her life is far from being over.

This is the first book in the Crystal Cove Romances. Other titles include The Plan, The Path and Underneath My Christmas Tree.

THE LAST ONE: He didn’t want her. She couldn’t stand him. Love doesn’t listen to logic.

This is the first book in The One Trilogy (A Small Town Georgia Romance). Other titles include The First One, The Only One, The One Trilogy Box Set (including The Perfect One) and the Always Love Trilogy (Always For You, Always My Own and Always Our Love).

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2015AuthorPhoto (1539x1800)Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include YA paranormal romance, NA paranormal and contemporary romance, and adult contemporary and paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.

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The Curly Wolf by Michael Kayser

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I have a soft spot for westerns! So, here you go!

coverThe settlers in the Redbud Valley are peaceable, God-fearing folk who try to follow the golden rule, but they’ve been pushed too far by the mayor of Blue Stone, who wants their land and seemingly has the law on his side. Just as the nesters are banding together to resist the land grab, Blue Stone’s newest deputy rides through their valley. Before they realize the sleepy-eyed youngster called Arizona is a veteran gunfighter hired to bulldoze them off their claims, he has already broken bread with them, danced with their daughters…and stolen the heart of one.

Young Theresa Gutierrez believes Arizona is more than a curly wolf with quick trigger fingers and a stone-cold heart, but her parents and neighbors have good reason to believe otherwise. What everyone agrees upon is that, in the brewing range war, the Arizona Kid is liable to be right smack in the midst of the killing.

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M.R. Kayser grew up in the West–first in the frontier-like wilds of Alaska, then the rugged deserts of New Mexico, where western culture and folklore made an impression which lasts to this day. He’s been a soldier, a film maker, a hot-rodder and an all-around social misfit, but has always had stories to tell–whether of the old West; the present day; or of distant galaxies and alien dimensions.

Forgotten Trails by Bonnie R. Paulson

forgottentrailsforgotten_trails_ebook_jpgWhen a Native American Salish woman seeks out her past, she must challenge her beliefs in herself and her family or lose her chance at love.

Rachiah has always prided herself in her heritage in the Salish community in northwestern Montana. When she finds out her dad isn’t her biological father, Rachiah determines it’s time to find out the truth everyone has kept hidden.

Damon has hurt a girl like Rachiah in the past. His need to make it up to her and assuage his guilt overwhelms him, forcing him to pursue a friendship with Rachiah when her aloofness would normally discourage him from trying further.

Will Damon’s need to fix his guilty past mess with Rachiah’s need to find herself? Or will they both diminish into the forgotten world of what-ifs and ranches?

Grab the next installment of the Montana Trails series and get roped into a family saga worth risking your heart for.

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Real people, real loss, real love. Bonnie
Bonnie focuses on the emotional thrill of the romance, the discovery of self and the dynamic forces at play to both pull and push love growth.
With 6 children and her own eternal romance at home, Bonnie lives her own dream every day. She’s spoiled with blessings and wants to share the joy of ever-after possibilities with others.
Whether it’s a happy-ever-after or a happy-for-now, the emotions will leave you story drunk for days, if not years.
You’ll be able to say where you were when you closed the book.
Surviving all things real and coming out better on the other side.

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The Asian Slow Cooker Cookbook Review

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five-stars

We now live in Bozeman, Montana. It’s not a big city like Denver was, so the first thing I wanted to see was how many of these ingredients I could get locally. The answer was most of them. There were a couple of things like sesame oil and oyster sauce that are just too exotic for our little town.

I’ve tried making Chinese food from other cookbooks and failed miserably. The recipes always look easy, but when it came right down to it, I always proved to be inferior to the recipe. That wasn’t the case with this cookbook. Admittedly, we’ve only tried five of the recipes so far, but they’ve all turned out well.

The instructions are easy, which I was hoping for since these are crockpot recipes. They don’t get much easier than this. Crockpot cooking is the best!

The great news is that we now have these amazing recipes that are easy to make at home without having to pay for it to be delivered–though, we don’t really have that here. Though, to be fair, the drive to get the Chinese food, if we dine out, is only eight minutes and that’s in traffic. But that’s not the point. The point is, two semi-experienced cooks (being my husband and I) were able to make Chinese food cheap and easy at home.

Good job, Ms. Kwok!

the-asian-slow-cooker-coverThe Asian Slow Cooker cookbook provides great new flavors to try in your slow cooker. These simple and delicious recipes will have your favorite Asian dishes waiting for you right when you get home.

With the press of a button, you can make authentic dishes that are healthier and tastier than their restaurant counterparts.

You’ll experience a wide variety of flavors; choose spicy, vegetarian, noodles or rice.

There are even recipes that have 5 ingredients or less. Extra long day? Kelly’s fuss-free one-pot and skillet recipes will have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less?and with only one pan to wash, cleanup will be a breeze.Whether you’re in the mood for General Tso’s Chicken, Pad Thai Noodles with Chicken, Beef Chow Fun, Panang Curry, Mapo Tofu or Tom Yum Hot and Sour Soup, you can have fast, delicious meals every day of the week the easy way.

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Bio: Kelly is the blogger behind Life Made Sweeter. She is a self-taught baker and specializes in Asian cuisine. You kelly-biocan often find her in the kitchen dreaming up tasty new dishes that are quick and easy to make for her family. She enjoys using her slow cooker and adding a fun and healthy twist to many classic favorites.

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Pauline Creeden’s Chronicles of Steel

Okay, guys, before we get into the promo post, I just want to let you know that this series is AMAZING! I’ve read this one and LOVE it! Loooooooove it! So, if you’re looking for something new–and I mean new–then grab this series! It’s so good.

ravennewsletterRaven_ebookPromoThis is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel – all four parts of the serial in one volume!

Human life has value.
The poor living in the gutter is as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

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Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

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What’s Your Favorite Thesaurus? Share It To Unlock The WHW Prize Vault

I’ve been using Becca’s & Angela’s thesauruses for years in my writing. They’re a huge help! I’m wickedly excited about their newest thesaurus, the Urban and Rural Setting Thesaurus! I’ll be using them to help me write Witches of the West.

I was able to get my hands on the Rural Setting Thesaurus early. Here’s what I had to say about it:

Setting can sometimes become static. It’s just there. Also, there are times when you don’t describe it as actively as you could because you’re focused on other things. Also, you sometimes forget all the different senses you use when you walk into an attic. It’s an attic. Dry. Hot. Dusty. Boxes. Done.

This book helps to breathe life into your setting. The other Thesaurus books offered lists of words that could be used in replace of a word you overly use.

This Thesaurus is a bit different. It lists the thing you want to describe, and then gives you several phrases that spur creativity, inject visuals, and help you see your scene in depths you might have otherwise have missed.

These gals have done it again! This is a powerfully helpful tool for any author, from the new to the experienced. I will be using this again and again! I love this book and I love this series! They’re a remarkable tool!

As we storytellers sit before the keyboard to craft our magic, we’re usually laser-focused on the two titans of fiction: plot and character. Yet, there’s a third element that impacts almost every aspect of the tale, one we really need to home in on as well: the setting.

The setting is so much more than a painted backdrop, more than a stage for our characters to tromp across during the scene. Used to its full advantage, the setting can characterize the story’s cast, supply mood, steer the plot, provide challenges and conflict, trigger emotions, help us deliver those necessary snippets of backstory…and that’s just scratching the surface. So the question is this: how do we unleash the full power of the setting within our stories?

Well, there’s some good news on that front. Two new books have released this week that may change the description game for writers. The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to City Spaces and The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Personal and Natural Spaces look at the sights, smells, tastes, textures, and sounds a character might experience within 225 different contemporary settings. And this is only the start of what these books offer writers.

In fact, swing by and check out this hidden entry from the Rural Setting Thesaurus: Ancient Ruins.

And there’s one more thing you might want to know more about….

Rock_The_Vault_WHW1Becca and Angela, authors of The Emotion Thesaurus, are celebrating their double release with a fun event going on from June 13-20th called ROCK THE VAULT. At the heart of the Writers Helping Writers site is a tremendous vault, and these two ladies have been hoarding prizes of epic writerly proportions.

A safe full of prizes, ripe for the taking…if the writing community can work together to unlock it, of course.

Ready to do your part? Stop by Writers Helping Writers to find out more!

Pauline Creeden’s Freedom From Fear

FreedomfromFearbannerfrontFear is a cage. It closes us in and keeps us from living in the freedom that we should be.

Some people get so overcome by fear that they cannot even leave their house. Phobias have become almost fashionable. We label our fears and hug them tight to us as if they are things we need to keep our security. We coddle them and keep them happy so that they don’t destroy us, and the last thing we want to do is provoke them. That powerlessness is what keeps us from accomplishing great things in our lives, whether personally or for God’s kingdom.

In Freedom from Fear, we explore the keys to our freedom through faith and obedience to God’s word. With this book, you’ll learn to put your trust in God’s character and turn to him when you’re feeling out of control.

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Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

 

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The Trial of Garret Palmer by Terrance J. Pinckney

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This isn’t a book I typically promote. It’s not typically something I’d want to read.

However, this book is hitting at a time when, yeah, I think this is something I want to read.

It’s not going to be an easy, cushy read. I think it’s going to be gritty and gut-wrenching, and something that twists at the soul.

Yeah. I’m interested!
trial Garrett Palmer sits before the judge, confident the prosecutor has no hard evidence to lock him up. He is dedicated to his organization, the Atlanta Crime Network, so the possibility of prison time is a fair price to pay to maintain its clean reputation. As adopted son of a network patriarch, Garrett takes the organization’s creed—to never turn your back on the “family”—very seriously.

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Terrance J. Pinckney was born on July 25 in The Bronx New York. After graduating high school he and his family moved to Atlanta, GA where he currently resides. Terrance holds a MBA from the New York Institute of Technology and is currently enrolled in Seminary School at Luther Rice College. After spending over a decade in Corporate America, Terrance decided to pursue his literary passion after being laid off. Having published his second book along with his recent enrollment into Seminary, Terrance seeks to write stories that have a spiritual message which he hopes to share with readers. In the month’s to come, Terrance’s next release will be the first book of a trilogy which he believes will present a new take on spiritual fiction/adventure.

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Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen, By Richard Roberts


Today on the blog, we have an excerpt from Richard Roberts’ book Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen. Seriously? That name is amazing. Long, but I like it! It’s adorable. It’s age appropriate. Well, he says it’s YA. It has a slightly older MG feel to it, but still.

The cover is very attractive. The description is compelling. Yeah. I want to try a sample of the book. Well, you’re in luck. I have the first chapter and it’s posted right here!

And after that opening line, I’m very intrigued.

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What would middle school be like if half your classmates had super powers?  It’s time for Penny Akk to find out.  Her latest (failed) attempt to become a superhero has inspired the rest of the kids in her school to reveal their own powers.

Now, all of her relationships are changing.  She has a not-at-all-secret admirer, who wants to be Penny’s partner almost as much as she wants to be Penny’s rival.  The meanest girl in school has gained super powers and lost her mind.  Can Penny help her find a better one?  Can she help an aging supervillain connect with his daughter, and mend the broken hearts of two of the most powerful people in the world?  And in all this, where will she find time for her own supervillainous fun, or even more dangerous, to start dating?

It’s going to be a long, strange semester.

Cover Artist: Ricky Gunawan

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Chapter One

My career as a mild-mannered middle school student ended the usual way, with a quarterback turning into a shark. Continue reading “Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen, By Richard Roberts”

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