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BOOK BLAST ~ The Sweetheart Deal by Allison Morse ~ #giveaway

Will she discover the truth about the past in time to enter into 
The Sweetheart Deal.


Allison Morse
Released June 5th, 2016
Wild Rose Press
people in her small rural community think Ellen Hamilton, the business savvy
daughter of the town’s largest employer, is too big for her britches. After all
it’s the 1950s and women should have no place in running corporations. But when
the company is threatened with takeover by John Adair, the man who broke her
heart and “betrayed” her family business years ago, she’s determined
to stop at nothing to win. Yet, when the cool Ellen turns molten in John’s
arms, will she discover the truth about the past in time to enter into The
Sweetheart Deal.


Something inside her gave way and she flung her arms around his neck and gave him a hot, lingering kiss. He grabbed hold of her and pulled her onto his lap. The kiss grew deeper. Her mind was lost in the sensation of him, his taste, his feel and the tightness in her own body begged for more.

The appalling doorbell sounded and she leapt to her feet. “Oh, it’s Harold.”

She paced. What an idiot! What possessed her? She looked at John and groaned inside. It was a compulsion, that what he was, or maybe hypnotism. Whatever it was, thank goodness for clichés, because she’d just been saved by the bell.

John stood, and as if he were a magnet she stopped pacing and halted right in front of him. He caressed her arms. “Ignore him.”

She threw off his hands. “No, no, no. No! He’s good, you’re bad. I’m ignoring you. Ignoring this.”

“Hey, I didn’t make that kiss happen. You did, and it was great.” His baritone voice was both soothing and sexy.

“Fine, I made it happened, and now I’m making it not happen.”


“I have a date.” She realized that she was reminding herself of that fact as much as him.

He stepped in closer. “Sure. Go ahead.”

“You’re smirking.” Still, she didn’t move. “You are such an egotist.” She wanted to move. She planned to move. She didn’t move. “I’m going out with Harold.”

The doorbell rang again.

John grinned. “So I see.”



Allison Morse grew up in a family of actors in Los Angeles;
before the age of five, she started acting classes, which she adored. She
continued in the family business until her early twenties when her curious
spirit led her to consider other interests.

After receiving a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, she went
on to earn a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a J.D. from U.C. Hastings
College of the Law.
Although she loved learning from each of her varied
careers she always knew that storytelling was as essential to her as breathing.
So as she pursued her professional life, she kept to a strict writing schedule,
and joined the Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
She lives with her wonderful husband in a house in
the hills that’s filled with books.

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Posted by on September 6, 2016 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights


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What to Read Wednesday with Chrys Fey author of Seismic Crimes

Thank you so much for taking the time to join me on another round of What to Read Wednesday! I’m excited to have Chrys Fey visiting today 🙂 Chrys is sharing her latest book SEISMIC CRIMES with us and I know that I definitely want to read this. Not only do I love the cover, but I love the premise of this romance. After you read the blurb and excerpt I think you will run on over to your favorite book buying site and grab a copy too!

So, let’s get started …

Intense Situations Create Love – SEISMIC CRIMES by Chrys Fey


Beth and Donovan’s love story is not typical. In Hurricane Crimes, they meet after Donovan crashes his car into a tree…in hurricane-force winds. Beth ventures out into the storm to rescue him from the totaled car. When she sees him for the first time, it’s through a rainy car window.

After she brings him into her house, she catches a news bulletin about a man suspected of murder. The face of the man staring back at her from the TV belongs to Donovan. During the course of the story, Donovan teeters back and forth between guilty and innocent. Beth throws a flashlight at him, tries to back his head in with a candlestick holder, and crush his manly area with her knee.

But being trapped with a stranger during a category 5 hurricane, and relying on that person to stay alive, builds a connection. This connection starts when they both show compassion toward each other, share their stories, laugh, and bond over a game of poker. Then they face many dangers together, including the prospect of death. Those intense moments create love. Maybe not the sort of love some have if they’ve known someone for years and know all about them, but a strong chemical reaction, which is what love boils down to. That chemical reaction cannot be controlled or stopped or manipulated. When it happens, it happens. As it did with Beth and Donovan.



He told me first, and people fall in love at first sight all the time, so what’s the big deal?


The big deal is you don’t even know him.


I knew him well enough to have sex with him.




Beth’s mind was in a war with itself.

She thought about Donovan and his gentle touch when he cleaned her wounds. His sexy smile, the way he made love to her as if he had known her for years, and his violet eyes. Donovan was an amazing man; there was no doubt about that. And she couldn’t ignore her feelings either. When she realized she would do anything for him, even kill to protect him, she knew she was in love. Yes, in love with a man she barely knew, but in love nonetheless.


The clock hanging on the wall was wrong but the minute hand continued to move. Each tick frayed Beth’s nerves. Donovan had been in the interrogation room for thirty minutes. What is happening? What are they putting him through?


Her hair hung in damp ropes to her shoulders and her clothes were wet, offering a bit of coolness to her heated skin. She stretched out on the chairs, letting exhaustion take over her body, and drifted off to sleep.





An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.


Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.


When a tip reveals the killer’s location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?




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Chrys Fey

Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes, Book One in the Disaster Crimes series, as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. She is an administrator for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and creates their monthly newsletter.

Fey lives in Florida and is always on the lookout for hurricanes. She has four adopted cats who keep her entertained with their antics, and three nephews who keep her entertained with their antics. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and through her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!








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Posted by on August 10, 2016 in What to Read Wednesday


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INTERVIEW with Brenda Gayle author of Me + You ~ Giveaway

Welcome to the blog! Please help me welcome Brenda Gayle. She’s agreed to take a comfy seat and answer a few questions about herself as well as her release Me + You!

Don’t forget to enter her awesome giveaway as well. The link is toward the end of the post 🙂

Let’s get started …

Tell us about yourself tweet style 🙂 That’s right, you get 140 characters!

Contemporary romance author. Lover of words, wine & wisdom. If only I could leave but one mark on life, it would have to be a question mark.

Awesome! Tell us the last restaurant you ate out at.

I’m not going to count the take-out Mediterranean wrap I got from McDonalds last weekend as I was taking my son to a water polo tournament. The last restaurant I actually sat down and ate at was The Black Dog Bistro, which is located in the small town next to ours. Great name. Great food.

I do like the name 🙂 What was the main goal you accomplished in 2015 and the one main goal you hope to accomplish in 2016?

In 2015 I wanted to push myself outside my comfort zone. After four full length contemporary romances and four novellas, I had been toying with the idea of a women’s fiction story—a 20th Century historical—but have been afraid to actually start working on it. Last year I began the plotting & researching of it, and this year my goal is to write it.

I hope you reach your goal. It’s wonderful to stretch yourself. What’s the one question you’re asked most often when it comes to your writing?

That’s a funny one. Everyone always asks when my next book is coming out. I expect most authors get this question. While the publishing process is faster now than it has ever been, the creative muse often has her own agenda.

True words 🙂 When did you first know you wanted to become an author?

I’m sure this is going to sound cliché, but I’ve always known my life would involve writing in some way. I come from a family of writers, many published in a number of different genres.

It doesn’t sound cliche at all. I knew from an early age I wanted to write, but didn’t take the leap until my sister shoved me. lol Who was the first person you told when you were contracted for Me+You?

My husband. He’s always been very supportive of my writing, so he’s always the first to know of both my successes and disappointments.

I love choosing character names. Tell us how you came up with your character’s names in Me+You.

I love choosing character names, too. Often when I’m in the outlining phase, the names come to me as being appropriate for the type of people who’ll be populating the story. The hero of Me+You is Mark Wilder, and it made perfect sense for a guy who runs a Jeep Tour company. Plus, the company could be named Wilder Jeep Tours. In the original synopsis I sent to my editor at The Wild Rose Press, the heroine’s name was Jenn. However, between when the synopsis was accepted and when I actually started writing the story, I wrote another novella with a heroine name Jill and I was afraid I’d confuse myself, so I changed it to Lori.

I don’t necessarily think about people I know with the same name when I decide on names for my characters. A couple of times, I’ve changed names just prior to submitting to my editor when I’ve suddenly realized I’ve named a particularly nasty character the same as a family member or friend. Totally unintentional. Really.

What inspired you to write Me+You?

I wrote this story after visiting Sedona, Arizona. I’d been there, briefly, many years ago and had wanted to return for a long time. Last March, my husband and two kids travelled there for a week and it was amazing. The spectacular scenery, the new age atmosphere with its vortexes and crystals, and the combination of locals and tons of tourists all come together to create a truly unique and wonderful world. I really wanted to make that come across in this story not just in terms of setting, but as a character.

What’s the one scene from your book that stands out in your mind as being your favorite to write?

My favorite scenes to write involved the heroine, Lori, and her best friend Sharon. They each lead very different lives and they have an idealized image of the other’s life. I chose to have most of their scenes involve some sort of physical fitness activity—spinning, yoga, Nordic walking—that Sharon is keen on. Lori participates only because she knows it’s good for her and she can reward herself with a treat afterward.

Do you have a writing ritual—as in do you wear a lucky pair of socks, drink a certain drink, light a candle, play music?

At the start of each day I need 30-60 minutes to sit quietly and drink my coffee (which my husband brings me in bed—even on weekends). The radio may be on, but I am rarely listening to it. I need to be alone with my thoughts, which may range from the practical what I need to do that day to daydreaming about living in a warmer climate, although more often than not, they are merely wisps of ideas or wishes or nothing at all. If I don’t have this time, I feel totally out of sync for the rest of the day, and no writing gets done.

When writing do you try and reach a certain word count each day, or do you write for a certain amount of time, or do you just write and don’t worry about either?

Unfortunately, I don’t write every day. I have a weekly goal of what I want to get accomplished and try to arrange my schedule around that. I am fortunate that I work from home so my schedule is more flexible than those with an “outside” job, but it also means more distractions.

Would you like to tell us what you’re working on now?

I’ve started writing my 20th Century women’s fiction story, which is loosely based on a family legend. After writing contemporary heroines, it’s an interesting process to imagine my heroine as a woman living in the 1930s without many of the modern conveniences I take for granted, and having to deal with the prevailing attitudes of society.


If I could go anywhere in the world … I’d go to Fiji.

My toothbrush is … purple.

I’ll never eat … lima beans again!

When I was a kid … I wanted to grow up. Now I wish I could take back that wish.

My favorite television show … is no longer on the air.

My favorite quote is …The secret of getting ahead is getting started” by Mark Twain.
The last book I read was … Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.




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A Candy Hearts Romance
Brenda Gayle
Released January 20th 2016
Wild Rose Press



Teacher Lori Tait has always wanted a family, but now she’s 40, she’s pretty much decided all the good men are taken. Instead, she
devotes herself to her students, particularly one little girl whose struggle with math seems inconsistent with an otherwise brilliant and artistic mind.
Mark Wilder hadn’t planned to become a father, but when a fling resulted in his daughter, Grace, he whole-heartedly embraced the role.
Raised in a family of boys, what does he know about women and girls? Once he learns of Grace’s inability to comprehend basic math, he welcomes the role of tutor as a way to connect with his daughter; the opportunity to spend time with her sexy teacher is an added bonus.
When Lori cracks the mystery of Grace’s problem Mark’s world is thrown into turmoil; he’s the last person who can help his daughter.
He pushes everyone away, confirming Lori’s theory about men. Grace, however, has other plans. Using her new-found understanding of math, she sets out to prove to her father and teacher that, together, they add up to the perfect match.


“…if I wait much longer I will be too old to be accepted into an IVF program.”

“I could give you one of my kids on a rotating basis.” Sharon grinned. “You could take a different one every week. Heck, I’d even throw in Tom for a week, he’s almost as bad as the young ones.”

“I’m serious!”

“I know.” Sharon sobered. “But raising a child isn’t easy, especially if you have to do it on your own. For all I rag on Tom about being a big kid, I couldn’t manage without him.”

“Lots of women do it,” Lori said stubbornly.

“True,” Sharon conceded. She took a sip of her drink and then seriously observed Lori over the rim of her cup. “Okay.” She put the cup down on the table and sat up straighter. “But if you’re determined to have a child, don’t do in vitro. Find some sexy hot stud and, at least, have the fun of doing it the old-fashioned way.”

Lori gagged on a mouthful of mochaccino, trying not to spit it out with laughter. “And where do you think I will find such a specimen?” she asked when she managed to compose herself.

Sharon shrugged. “What about Mr. Tall, Dark, and Yummy?” She pointed over Lori’s shoulder.

Lori swiveled in her chair and found herself staring at the crotch of a poster-sized Mark Wilder exiting one of his famous purple Jeeps. She quickly raised her gaze to the familiar stubbled chin and deep brown eyes, but not before she felt the crimson rush of embarrassment flood her face. He was the only man she’d met recently that looked better than his picture. Take a Trip to the Wild Side with Sedona’s Wilder Jeep Tours, the poster proclaimed.

Yessiree, if she was picking a partner on looks alone, she’d definitely take a trip to the wild side with him.

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I’ve been a writer all my life but returned to my love of fiction after more than 20 years in the world of corporate communications–although some might argue there is plenty of opportunity for fiction-writing there, too. I have a Master’s degree in journalism and an undergraduate degree in psychology. A fan of many genres, I am drawn to contemporary romance and enjoy creating deeply emotional stories with elements
of mystery and suspense.
I live in eastern Ontario with my wonderful husband, two fabulous children, a rescued cat, two Siberian Huskies, and assorted aquatic

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Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights


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It’s cold outside ~ So snuggle in with a good book

Brrr….if you’re anywhere in the USA that’s cold and you need a break to take your mind off the windchill think about cuddling up with a book! I know I’ve been snuggling in with a warm blanket, a cup of cocoa, and a good book off and on all week…(in between writing)


I just wanted to share the books I have available along with their blurbs and buy links. If you haven’t checked them out yet, I’d love for you to give one, two, or three of them a try! And stay tuned by following my blog to see what books I’ll have released in 2014!

It’s going to be an awesome year!!!

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Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…


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Farah Smith is on a mission: secure the funds for her twin sister’s surgery.  She’ll do whatever it takes to succeed.  Even if that means putting her values aside to work for a man she finds morally bankrupt.  But when the real Farah meets her new boss, she wonders if she’ll be able to resist his sexy advances long enough to help her sister.
From the blonde wig, to the stilettos strapped around her ankles, Farah’s a clone of Keller Donovan’s harem of past assistants.  She can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into the disguise, let alone working for the man planning to demolish the hospital her sister so desperately needs, but the salary he offers is the only way she’ll be able to afford her sister’s surgery.  The moment Farah meets Keller she realizes her most daunting task isn’t typing, spreadsheets or organizing travel arrangements, but fighting the growing attraction toward a man whose ruthlessness is legendary in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.
Determined not to end up in a disastrous marriage like his divorced parents, Keller believes all relationships should have a shelf life of sixth months or less.  But when he meets Farah, all bets are off.  He not only wants her to continue as his personal assistant, but his own private bed warmer.  Unfortunately, his offer of an affair doesn’t sit well with her fairytale dreams or the strangled hold gripping his heart.
Sunny Kennedy, the only female in a family of blue blood male detectives, is determined to prove testosterone isn’t the only qualification required to solve a cold case. Handcuffed while undercover then taken to the precinct by an attractive detective, her domineering family demands she work with Detective Judson Blackwolf, or she’s off the case.Judson Blackwolf thinks women in law enforcement should work behind the scenes. The prospect of working with his Captain’s sexy daughter doesn’t thrill him. He only agrees in hopes of solving the murder of his one time mentor’s daughter. Once the case is over, he’s moving to Montana to heal his wounds from the loss of his last partner.But when their investigation takes a dangerous turn, Sunny and Judd soon realize their feelings for each other cannot be denied.

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What to Read Wednesday

Woot Woot…it’s Wednesday and you know what that means! Yep, it’s time for What to Read Wednesday. Today I have one of my sisters from The Wild Rose Press joining us…please help me in welcoming Niecey Roy. She’s super nice and I can’t wait for you to learn more about her and her FenderBenderBlues_w7492_300book FENDER BENDER RULES. The title alone grabs my curiosity and I just love the cover…by looks alone I can feel the fun in this story.

Niecey is sharing a special guest post with us and I for one hopes she can get her hubs to help fulfill her writing dream space…

Where Would You Write?

I think every writer probably has their “write spot.” And then every writer has their “dream write spot.” I am no exception.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a writer. Well, that’s not true, I was a bookworm first, and even then I craved solitude over running around the neighborhood with all the other kids. That’s just who I was—the girl with her nose in a book. When I started writing stories in the third grade, my preference for “space” only grew. I just liked to be somewhere I could hear my own thoughts.

The dream of having that perfect writing spot really began in high school. I always imagined one day being able to have a cabin somewhere, and it would probably be on a mountain. Or I’d have a cottage in the English countryside, or a villa in Italy overlooking vineyards. I realized it was just a dream, that I wouldn’t be able to have that unless I actually lived in those places. I mean, who can really afford to have a “real” house and a dream cottage??? No one I know personally!

And so, because it was a dream, I knew it meant I could imagine anything I wanted. As an adult, that dream for the perfect writing spot hasn’t gone away. I still want it. I’m sure other writers, or maybe just someone who enjoys silence and a good book can relate to how much I really, really want my own little writing cottage. Maybe something like this. My dream writing cottage


I’ve been planning on ways to approach my husband into turning what he’s deemed his yard shed into my writing cottage. I think it would be perfect for me! It’s in the backyard, detached from the house, and I could be close to the kids when they play. And, if it ends up looking as cute as the picture above and I can have my quiet time, it will be PERFECT. Here’s a picture of my backyard, and you can just make out the little yellow shed behind the tree and the little arbor. backyard


Now, it’s going to take some work to convince the Hubs that this is the perfect idea. In fact, it’s probably going to take a miracle to convince him. But I’m nothing, if not persistent! My goal this year is to convince the Hubs, and then convince him to do all the carpentry stuff. Honestly, I have my work cut out for me. But this is a challenge I am willing to take on.

I’m sure someday I’ll want to be able to actually travel around the world and find inspiring locations to weave my stories. But for right now, the little cottage in my backyard is my goal. This is an everyday “write spot” dream.

What about you? If you could write anywhere (and money were no object, of course) would you choose a little cottage in your backyard, or would you go somewhere far, far away?

“Classic cars, garden gnomes, and steamy romance? My kind of book!”

~Bestselling Author Kate Perry




Her life took a wrong turn. He’s driven by success. They didn’t count on crashing into love…

Rachel Bennett loved her job until the day she finds herself doubting her choices.  Now she’s hunting for a new career, but starting over isn’t easy.  Her plan is simple—no distractions until she finds her dream job.  She didn’t plan on fate throwing her a curveball in the form of a fender bender with a sexy guy in an expensive suit.

Craig Larsen is a wealthy, successful business owner with a plan of his own: survive his current PR nightmare and stay away from his overly determined ex-girlfriend.  His need for control and personal success is turned upside down when he meets Rach, a sassy redhead who can’t drive.

Soon they find themselves battling with Rach’s grumpy old neighbor, toilet-papering the trees of a high school nemesis, and fighting over the last slice of pizza.  Can two very different people plus one fender bender equal a chance at forever?

Buy link:

Niecey Roy

Fender Bender Blues, a romantic comedy

Print & E-book available NOW at Amazon
Print available NOW at The Wild Rose Press

Available everywhere May 3, 2013!/NieceyRoy


Posted by on March 20, 2013 in What to Read Wednesday


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10 – 4 Tuesday

Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday!  This is a forum where I’ll feature an author  who will answer 10 questions about their book and a few personal things and then 4 questions for fun :)   So let’s get started.

Today I’d like to introduce you to author Sarah Hoss.  She’ll be sharing her 10, followed by her 4 and Hoss,Sarah_001-A #2 smallerthen an excerpt of her book HEAVEN SENT (check out that smexy cover) :) She’s also giving away a copy of HEAVEN SENT to one lucky commenter (did you check out the cover yet? YUM). So please leave your email addy when you comment so we can make sure the winner gets their copy 🙂

Hi Sarah, thanks for joining me for 10 – 4  Tuesday…I hope you’re ready for some fun 🙂

First the 10:

To start out, tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a wife of 17yrs. and a mother to a 16 yr. old daughter and to two boys who are 15 and 11. I love to dance and I took dance lessons for 16 yrs. from the ages of 6-22.  I was also a teacher. I love to go camping. Umm… and I think I am addicted to chocolate. Is there therapy for that?

I’m addicted to chocolate too…and if there isn’t therapy we should start a support group at the very least! lol What’s genre (s) do you write?

I mainly write in historical paranormal romance but I also write in contemporary romance.

HeavenSent_w6255_750Share your blurb from HEAVEN SENT!

When forgiveness heals the soul, love heals the heart.

Flight nurse Tenlee Hawkins is used to making quick decisions, but one decision she made the Christmas day her mother died haunts her. Wrestling with the past, she spirals into depression—until the day she finds a man unconscious in her woods and saves his life.

When Sam awakens in the hospital with a concussion and no memory, Tenlee rescues him again. She takes him into her home and her life. But as Sam recovers and remembers who he is, he’s torn. A guardian angel isn’t supposed to fall in love.

As the promise of true love grows, Tenlee realizes that Sam has helped her much more than she ever helped him. But Sam is filled with guilt knowing he must soon leave. Will it take a Christmas miracle to find the life with Tenlee he’s always wanted?

How many books do you have published and if more than 1 would you please share the titles?

I only have the one published right now but my second book comes out in January.

Do you prefer to write in the morning, afternoon, or night…or are you one of those lucky authors who can write anywhere or anytime?

I can write anywhere or anytime but I prefer to write in the morning when the husband and kids have left for the day. It’s nice and quiet.

What’s one of your favorite lines from your book?

“I was only a man trying to bury his failures in a random moment of selfishness and a tall bottle of oblivion.”

Nice one! What was your inspiration for this story?

I started this story for a contest and there were guidelines I had to follow. When I decided to do it, I used my friend’s job as a flight nurse and went from there.

What’s your favorite part about the writing process?

Writing “THE END”, lol, seriously, for me…. It’s the research. I love to research things.

And I bet you do like writing the end too…I know I do! lol What are your writing goals for 2013?

To finish more books. I am hoping to hit a couple of conventions promoting the two that I have also.

What’s your current WIP?

My novel coming out is about a guy and he has two brothers. Each brother gets their own book so I am working on those. This is not a series. The book coming out is titled Dreams of the Highlander.

Congrats on your upcoming release and your other WIP’s 🙂 Now the 4:

The world’s axis is off kilter and everyone has been thrown off as well. There are four changes that have affected the people of earth and the lucky thing is that they can choose their oddity. They have to walk and drive in reverse, sing instead of speak, sleep standing on their head, or never taste anything they eat. Which oddity would you pick?

I would walk and drive in reverse. Why not? Might be interesting.

You’re stuck in a day that will repeat over and over, kind of like the movie GROUNDHOG DAY. Which day would you pick to relive?

I would pick my wedding day. It was a major part of my life and the entire day was so much fun. I also had few family members there that are no longer alive.

You get to have a book a day sent to you for the rest of your life…do you want your reads sent in ebook format for your ereader or do you want it in print—paperback or hardcover?

I like to have a book I can hold and I don’t care if it is in paperback or hardcover. I presently don’t own an e-reader.

Would you rather sing in public, give a speech in nothing but your underwear to a crowded convention hall filled with at least 15,000 people, or run barefoot over hot coals the length of ten feet in order to get something you want more than anything?

I would sing in public.

🙂  So excited you joined me for 10 – Tuesday!  Before we wave good-bye, let us know if there are any other links you’d like to share so that we can find you and your book online 🙂

You can find me and my books at:

BLOG- Heart of Romance


TWITTER- @SarahHoss1


I am also on LinkedIN and Pinterest.

You can find Heaven Sent at The Wild Rose Press or Amazon.


Sarah Hoss grew up believing she could try anything and if she set her mind to it, she would succeed. Sixteen years of dance lessons, Cheerleading, and school plays proved to her that her parent’s words rang true. Writing was no exception. Reading the Outlander series made her fall in love with time travels and the historical places books could take her. Always a child with a vivid imagination, she realized as an adult, she could put her imagination to good use and began writing. Marrying her very own hero, they live in Indiana in the town where she grew up. They have three beautiful children and one hyper dog. When Sarah isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, camping, and watching her kids’ play sports.


Posted by on February 26, 2013 in 10 - 4 Tuesday


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10 – 4 Tuesday

Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday!  This is a forum where I’ll feature an author  who will answer 10 questions about their book and a few personal things and then 4 questions for fun 🙂  So let’s get started.

Today I’d like to introduce you to author Jean Adams.  She’ll be sharing her 10, followed by her 4 and then an excerpt of her book A Man Like Saxon 🙂 She’s also giving away a PDF cover of A MAN LIKE SAXON to one lucky commenter. So please leave your email addy when you comment so we can find you and get your WIN to you!

Hi Jean, thanks for joining me for 10 – 4  Tuesday…I hope you’re ready for some fun 🙂

First the 10:

To start out, tell us a bit about yourself.

Originally from England, I have lived in New Zealand for the past several years.  I’ve had about 10 books published and like to explore several genres. Writing is my passion, followed closely by ancient Egypt.

What’s genre (s) do you write?

I mainly write contemporary but have also published a futuristic erotica trilogy, and a time travel set in ancient Egypt. I am also, but very slowly, working on, an historical trilogy set in ancient Egypt.

Love the variety! Share your blurb from A Man Like Saxon.

AManLikeSaxon_w6532_300Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.

Danielle Montgomery hides a terrible secret that binds her to a life of loneliness she believes she deserves. She has never wished for anything more from her humdrum life.

Up, up and away. Come, fly with sexy Saxon.

When film director, Saxon Wainwright, drops in from a clear blue sky, wanting to make his movie on her property, he blows Danielle’s narrow world apart. Is Saxon the nemesis Danielle is expecting?

  1. Enjoyed your blurb…and as a self declared cover junkie I love your cover! Tell us how you go about naming your characters.

Strangely enough I don’t put a lot of effort into naming characters. The names come to me as I’m writing the story and they just seem to fit.

What 5 words would you choose to describe A MAN LIKE SAXON?

I wasn’t quite sure what to write here, so I’ll say it’s a romantic tale with movie-making as a background,: with a bit of ballooning thrown in.

Do you have a “MUST HAVE” item when you are writing…such as a favorite pair of socks, a certain drink you have at your elbow, music in the background?

I must have absolute silence. I can’t bear background music, it’s too distracting. I’d end up singing along with modern music or conducting classical music. Not a lot of writing gets done that way.

I’m with you there….peace and quiet then I can write! What makes your book different than other books in the same genre?

Maybe because it’s set in New Zealand, and there aren’t too many of those around. But most of all, the hero, apart from being a movie director, is also a keen hot air balloonist and much of the ballooning scene is taken from my personal experience.

What was the most surprising discovery you made about being published?

Don’t know about being published per se, but being published in romance I discovered how friendly and helpful everyone is.

Very true! Have you ever considered writing another genre you haven’t, and if so, which one?

I’d love to be able to write mysteries like Agatha Christie. In fact it was she who got me writing in the first place. Then I discovered romance and got sidetracked. But I’d still like to write mysteries like her.

What’s your current WIP?

My first venture into romantic comedy set in London and Greece.

Now the 4:

You’re stranded on an island for a week with the most super-hotalicious-stud-muffin-hunk-of-awesomeness actor in the world.  Who is it?

Leonard Nimoy

Name something you’d bike a 100 miles, run across hot coals, jump from an airplane and walk naked down the busiest street in your town to reach.

Instructions on How to Write a No1 Worldwide Bestseller that Hollywood studios fight over to turn into a hit movie.  Not sure about jumping out of a plane, however.:)

LOL…great answer 🙂 You have to vacate your house in 60 seconds and can only take one thing…all of your family and pets are already outside waiting for you…what do you grab?

My computer memory stick. Everything is on it.

You get to have a book a day sent to you for the rest of your life…do you want your reads sent in ebook format for your ereader or do you want it in print—paperback or hardcover?

Most definitely print paperback

Thanks for being sharing your 10 and your 4.  Please share an excerpt of your A MAN LIKE SAXON.

“I’ve got a surprise for you.”  He even sounded excited

Danielle frowned and propped herself up on one elbow. “A surprise?

“You’re going to love it.”

“What kind of surprise? It’s the middle of the night.”

“It’s just after five. It’ll be light in an hour.” Still beaming from ear to ear, Saxon indicated a glass of orange juice on the nightstand. “I’m taking you up in the balloon.”

The smile froze on her lips as terror took hold. Her stomach knotted. The balloon! Dear God, no.

She tried to swallow, but nothing happened. They had shared a wonderful two weeks of fun, laughter, and lovemaking, and now she could see it all ending within them plummeting to earth in a ball of fiery nylon.

“Now?” was all she managed to squeak through her closed throat.

“Best time of day.”

Did he have to keep grinning like a dog with two tails? She pulled the bedclothes around her body in a futile attempt at protection. “This is a joke, right? It’s pitch dark out there.”

Saxon laughed. “It’ll be light by the time we’ve had breakfast and driven to the Eastons.”

“David and Susan’s?” she croaked inanely. “What have they got to do with it?”

“They and some of the crew helped me set this up. It may be the only chance I’ll have to take you up ‘til filming’s done. By then, the weather will probably have packed in.”

Everything fell into place. The covert conversation last night that ended abruptly when she appeared. They had been setting up her “surprise”. The phone calls downstairs just now. Probably to the Met Office, then to David.

Bile rose in her throat. Saxon had misinterpreted her idle curiosity about ballooning as interest. Why hadn’t she kept her big mouth shut?

“Let me get this right,” she choked. “David and Susan, and some of the crew, got up early on a Sunday morning especially so you could take me up in the balloon?”

His grin refused to be shaken. “Yeah. Terrific of them, huh?”

“Terrific,” she repeated miserably, heart racing. The thought of going up there made her feel sick, but they’d all gone to a lot of trouble to do this for her, given up part of their one day off in the week.

He inclined his head at the nightstand. “Drink your juice. I’ll get breakfast while you dress. Warm clothing. It can get pretty darned cold up there. We have just over a half hour.”

To live? “Until?”

“Until we have to leave.” He started for the door, then turned to face her. “Scrambled eggs okay?”

The eggs would probably end up a lot more scrambled if she tried to force them down her throat. She stared after him in wide-eyed disbelief as he went through the door.

Was this the divine retribution she’d been waiting for after all?

🙂  So excited you joined me for 10 – 4  Tuesday!  Before we wave good-bye, let us know if there are any other links you’d like to share so that we can find you and your book online 🙂

A MAN LIKE SAXON buy links:

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Posted by on February 12, 2013 in 10 - 4 Tuesday, Book Excerpts


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