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April 17, 2015



Welcome my new release: Brady's Lost Blanket from 4RV Publishing. Illustrator Bridget McKenna's drawing are whimiscal and heartfelt and a perfect compliment for the story.

BLURB:Brady is a sensitive young boy who takes his blankie wherever he goes. After traveling with his parents to visit his new cousin, Brady accidently leaves his blanket behind. Can Brady learn to get by without his blankie?

5 SHORT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR STEPHANIE:
#1: What inspired you to write the story?
STEPHANIE: One of my husband's relatives mentioned their grandchild had a blankie and was having a hard time without it.  I drew on my own childhood memories of having a blankie.  I think letting go of the blankie is the first step in growing up.
#2: How long did it take?
STEPHANIE: It took about a week to write the story. I have to thank 4RV Publishing for publishing Brady's Lost Blanket.  It took about 2 weeks back and forth with the editing.
#3: Did you pick the illustrator?
STEPHANIE: No, I did not.  4RV Publishing selected the illustrator.  I think Bridget McKenna did a great job with the illustrations.  They have a very whimsical feel and compliment the story well. 
#4: What makes this book special?
STEPHANIE: Brady's Lost Blanket has a message for all young children who become attached to "something" (be it a blanket or something else) because they want to feel secure. It's okay to let go of our "security" nets and move forward.  It maybe a little scary at first, but once you go without it, you learn you can live without it. 
#5: How long have you been writing children's books?

STEPHANIE: About 5 years now. My first children's book, "The Giving Meadow" was published with 4RV Publishing in 2010. It has a great message about sharing and caring for young children as well as telling about Caterpillar's transformation into a butterfly. It's perfect for Easter as it helps young children understand Jesus' story.

Author Bio:

Stephanie Burkhart was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, but now calls California her home. She currently works for LAPD as a 911 Dispatcher. Stephanie has been writing since she was five, when she crafted homemade comic books on the kitchen table. Her previous books with 4RV Publishing include: The Giving Meadow, and First Flag of New Hampshire.  Stephanie enjoys coffee, adores chocolate and is currently the Den Leader for her son's Cub Scout Den.
BRADY'S LOST BLANKET is available in print from 4RV Publishing.
BUY LINKS:
4RV PUBLISHING BOOKSTORE: http://www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com/b...
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Bradys-Lost-Bla...
BARNES & NOBLE:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brady...



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Published on April 17, 2015 01:30

April 15, 2015


Welcome my new release: Arrow Through the Heart.  It's a short story, approx 12K (words) published with Victory Tales Press. It's available for 99 cents - a great deal!

BLURB: Summer vacation and the Fourth of July brings Ella to New Hampshire while participating in a tennis competition. Logan is an innkeeper's son who bumps into Ella and invites her for an ice cream. Attraction flares and they enjoy spending time together, but each has their own plans for their life. Then disaster strikes Ella. Can a summer attraction truly become a lasting relationship?

5 SHORT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR STEPHANIE:
#1: What inspired you to write the story?
STEPHANIE: When I think of summer, I think of being outdoors, so I wanted a major of the setting to be outdoors. I wanted Ella to be a strong heroine, one who was very self-confident, and I thought being an althete would give her that.  She's modeled after Maria Sharipova. I wanted my hero to be down-to-earth and very easy-going.  Logan really embodies that. 
#2: How long did it take?
STEPHANIE: It took about 6 weeks to write the story.  
#3: Why set the story in New Hampshire?
STEPHANIE: I come from the area so I'm familiar with it.  I did do some research about the lake and some on tennis. I always have fun researching.  Anyhoo... New England is a place where summer is a very distinctive season and I thought it was the best place for the story. 
#4: What makes this book special?
STEPHANIE: There's plenty of suspense and romance. Logan is a special kind of hero - just perfect for Ella. 
#5: How long have you been writing short stories for Victory Tales Press?

STEPHANIE: Since 2010 or 2011. My first story was "Christmas in Bayeux."  I like to travel to international locations in my short stories.  It's a nice escape and travel, especially around Christmas time. 
Reviews:

5 Stars, Maggie Toussaint, Amazon Reviewer: "A sweet novella about falling in love."

5 Stars, Reader Forever, Amazon Reviewer: "This is a well-written fast-paced novella that I read in a couple of hours. I love the idea of setting the story around a tennis tournament since we never miss tennis shows on TV. The characters are nicely developed and there is enough suspense to keep you hooked. Recommended read."

Author Bio:

Stephanie Burkhart was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, but now calls California her home. She currently works for LAPD as a 911 Dispatcher. Stephanie has been writing since she was five, when she crafted homemade comic books on the kitchen table. Her previous stories with Victory Tales Press include: Christmas in Bayeux, Gifts, Feast of Candles, and Mr. Christmas Elf.   Stephanie enjoys coffee, adores chocolate and is currently the Den Leader for her son's Cub Scout Den.
Arrow Through the Heart is avail from Victory Tales Press as ebook.
BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00TJH0UT6

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arrow...

SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...

KOBO: 
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebo...


******If you are interested in reviewing the book, please send me an email at: Botrina_Buchanan@yahoo.com and I'll make arrangements with you to send you a review copy.****
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Published on April 15, 2015 01:30 • 1 view

April 13, 2015


Now available as an Ebook for 4.99: First Flag of New Hampshire.  It's a children's middle school fiction book, grades 5-9.

BLURB: It’s the start of the school year, and Alyssa has to take American Studies for college prep. She’s paired with classmate Miguel De Soto to find the first flag of New Hampshire, but the flag has only flown four times in New Hampshire’s past. Can Alyssa and Miguel track the flag through history before time is up?



5 SHORT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR STEPHANIE:
#1: What inspired you to write the story?
STEPHANIE: I wanted to write a mystery story involving two young sleuths so I took a page out of my own background and routed the setting in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Aly and Miguel are honor students taking an honors class "American Studies."  It's through this class they're exposed to "American/State" mysteries.  The first book is Flag Flag of New Hampshire. 
#2: How long did it take?
STEPHANIE: It took between 4-6 weeks.   
#3: Why set the story in New Hampshire?
STEPHANIE: I come from the area so I'm familiar with it.  I did some research and discovered New Hampshire has a rich colonial history that was fun to tap into.  
#4: What makes this book special? Did you pick the illustrator? 
STEPHANIE: There's plenty of mystery.  It will appeal to a wide, young middle school audience. No, 4RV picked the illustrator. I think Ginger Nelson did a fanstastic job capturing Aly, Miguel and appeal of autumn. 
#5: How long have you been writing for 4RV Publishing.

STEPHANIE: Since 2010. My 1st children's book was "The Giving Meadow," and just recently, "Brady's Lost Blanket" was published. 
Reviews:

5 Stars, Amazon Customer, Amazon Review:  The story was fast paced, fresh, and I learned a lot about the first flag of New Hampshire.

4 Stars, Cheryl C. Malandrinos, Amazon Reviewer: Stephanie Burkhart makes history fun in this engaging middle school/young adult story.


Author Bio:
Stephanie Burkhart was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, but now calls California her home. She currently works for LAPD as a 911 Dispatcher. Stephanie has been writing since she was five, when she crafted homemade comic books on the kitchen table. Her previous books with 4RV Publishing include: The Giving Meadow and Brady's Lost Blanket.   Stephanie enjoys coffee, adores chocolate and is currently the Den Leader for her son's Cub Scout Den.
First Flag of New Hampshire is now available as ebook.
EBOOK BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00UW2R71Q

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first...

KOBO: 
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebo...


******If you are interested in reviewing the book, please send me an email at: Botrina_Buchanan@yahoo.com and I'll make arrangements with you to send you a review copy.****
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Published on April 13, 2015 01:30 • 1 view

April 12, 2015

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my steampunk romance, Victorian Scoundrel. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Alice Windsor, a Princess of York in 2011, time travels back to Victorian England, 1851, to follow her cousin, Edmund of Wales. Edmund however, has left Alice to her own devices, so she's made her way to Buckingham Palace in the hopes of finding him.  

*****
Alice spun around to find herself face-to-face with two gentlemen who stood near one of the waiting carriages. One gentleman was older, Alice guessed in his fifties, one younger. The older gentleman stared at her like she truly was a guttersnipe, but the younger one -- he was tall, with chiseled cheeks and sensitive hazel eyes. His broad chest filled his suit well and he measured her with a cool, appraising look that hinted at... appreciation. An uncomfortable feeling washed over her. Never had a man's stare made her feel so... warm. 



"Well?" asked the older gentleman.



Alice straightened her posture with her usual royal dignity and took off her glasses as she always did when she introduced herself, "I am Her Royal Highness, Princess Alice of York." 

****

This snippet has been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. 


"Victorian Scoundrel" is the first book in the Windsor Diaries series. It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her mischief-making cousin, Edmund of Wales, back to 1851 where Prince Albert is hosting Britain's Great Exhibition. 

Alice soon finds herself over her head in trouble. Edmund is determined to help Prince Albert build a dirigible and the prime minister appears intent in preventing her from stopping Edmund. Alice knows it's too early for the massive flying machine to take to the air. Complicating matters is the passionate Grayson Kentfield, Earl of Swinton. Alice can't stop her pulse from pounding when she's near him. 
Can Alice give her heart to a man from the past while working to stop Edmund from changing history? 

****
Reviews for Victorian Scoundrel:

Winner: BRONZE 2012 Reader's Favorite Contest, Romance: History


2011 Hope Chest Reviews Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance Series

2012 Romance of the Year, Deep in the Heart of Romance

BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IUYj2...

5 Stars, Reader's Favorites, Molly E.
"I highly recommend this book."

4 Stars, Long & Short Reviews, Larkspur
It’s the perfect romance if you love the proper etiquette of the Victorian era mixed with the fantasy of time travel. This is the first in this new series and I’m excited to read the next episode." 

4.5 Stars, Hope Chest Reviews
Victorian Scoundrel was a nice easy read, but sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered. 
BUY LINKS: 
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B0058UG9Q6

BARNES & NOBLE NOOK: 
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-w...

ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS:
http://www.allromanceebooks.com/produ...

PUBLISHER'S BUY LINK:
http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-183/Stephanie-Burkhart-Victorian-Scoundrel/Detail.bok

KOBO:
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Windsor-Diaries-Book-One/book-QYpbdTFmHEm64JwO_p9T1w/page1.html?s=-6Oq9Moeg0STYnHLUVccWQ&r=7

FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:WEBSITE:
http://www.stephanieburkhart.com
TWITTER:
http://twitter.com/StephBurkhart
FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieBur...

GOOD READS:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4031660.Stephanie_Burkhart
YOU TUBE CHANNEL:
http://www.youtube.com/user/botrina?f...
PINTEREST:

http://pinterest.com/sgburkhart/
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Published on April 12, 2015 01:30 • 8 views

April 5, 2015

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my sweet contemporary romance, perfect for the Easter season, A Polish Heart. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Darrin wants to spend more time with Sofia. 

*****

Darrin turned his attention to Sofia, studying her thoughtfully. "What are you doing tomorrow?"

"Palm Sunday is this weekend and I'm going to help my mother prepare our Easter basket for the Easter meal."

"Easter basket?"

"Don't you make an Easter basket?"

"It's not a custom where I come from."

"We put our food and flowers in the basket and the priest blesses it on Holy Saturday. Then we use the goods in the Easter basket to make our Easter meal." 


****

This snippet has been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. 


"A Polish Heart" is a sweet contemporary romance.  Darrin Riverton, an architect from the United States is assigned to a challenging project which requires a trip to Poland. Sofia Buraczynski is assigned as his translator and his first sight of her heats his blood.

With Sofia as his guide, Darrin discovers Poland and many new things about himself, as well. When a chance is presented for him to remain in Poland, will he leave behind family and all that is familiar to follow his heart? ****
Reviews for A Polish Heart:

5 Stars, Reader Lady, Amazon Reviewers
"This is an excellent read!"

5 Stars, Tara Manderino, Amazon Reviews
"A totally enjoyable read."

5 Stars, Diane Craver, Amazon Reviews
"A wonderful and fascinating read."

BUY LINKS: 
Amazon:
http://amzn.com/B007AS29AO

Barnes and Nobles:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-pol...

Smashwords
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...

Kobo:
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebo...

FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:WEBSITE:
http://www.stephanieburkhart.com
TWITTER:
http://twitter.com/StephBurkhart
FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieBur...

GOOD READS:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4031660.Stephanie_Burkhart
YOU TUBE CHANNEL:
http://www.youtube.com/user/botrina?f...
PINTEREST:

http://pinterest.com/sgburkhart/
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Published on April 05, 2015 01:30 • 3 views

April 3, 2015



Now available as an Ebook for 4.99: First Flag of New Hampshire.  It's a children's middle school fiction book, grades 5-9.

BLURB: It’s the start of the school year, and Alyssa has to take American Studies for college prep. She’s paired with classmate Miguel De Soto to find the first flag of New Hampshire, but the flag has only flown four times in New Hampshire’s past. Can Alyssa and Miguel track the flag through history before time is up?



5 SHORT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR STEPHANIE:
#1: What inspired you to write the story?
STEPHANIE: I wanted to write a mystery story involving two young sleuths so I took a page out of my own background and routed the setting in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Aly and Miguel are honor students taking an honors class "American Studies."  It's through this class they're exposed to "American/State" mysteries.  The first book is Flag Flag of New Hampshire. 
#2: How long did it take?
STEPHANIE: It took between 4-6 weeks.   
#3: Why set the story in New Hampshire?
STEPHANIE: I come from the area so I'm familiar with it.  I did some research and discovered New Hampshire has a rich colonial history that was fun to tap into.  
#4: What makes this book special? Did you pick the illustrator? 
STEPHANIE: There's plenty of mystery.  It will appeal to a wide, young middle school audience. No, 4RV picked the illustrator. I think Ginger Nelson did a fanstastic job capturing Aly, Miguel and appeal of autumn. 
#5: How long have you been writing for 4RV Publishing.

STEPHANIE: Since 2010. My 1st children's book was "The Giving Meadow," and just recently, "Brady's Lost Blanket" was published. 
Reviews:

5 Stars, Amazon Customer, Amazon Review:  The story was fast paced, fresh, and I learned a lot about the first flag of New Hampshire.

4 Stars, Cheryl C. Malandrinos, Amazon Reviewer: Stephanie Burkhart makes history fun in this engaging middle school/young adult story.


Author Bio:
Stephanie Burkhart was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, but now calls California her home. She currently works for LAPD as a 911 Dispatcher. Stephanie has been writing since she was five, when she crafted homemade comic books on the kitchen table. Her previous books with 4RV Publishing include: The Giving Meadow and Brady's Lost Blanket.   Stephanie enjoys coffee, adores chocolate and is currently the Den Leader for her son's Cub Scout Den.
First Flag of New Hampshire is now available as ebook.
EBOOK BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00UW2R71Q

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first...

KOBO: 
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebo...


******If you are interested in reviewing the book, please send me an email at: Botrina_Buchanan@yahoo.com and I'll make arrangements with you to send you a review copy.****
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Published on April 03, 2015 01:30 • 2 views

April 2, 2015

I thought I'd share some pictures from my recent adventure to camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island. My son, Joe, is a Bear cub scout and I'm his den leader.  The opportunity to go to Emerald Bay presented itself and I just had to sign us up.   We left out of Long Beach on Friday, 27 MAR at about 0615 pm.  We were the only ones from our pack with is out of Valencia, CA.  Almost immediately a great den out of Pack 377, Palm Springs adopted us and Joe had other boys to share the experience with.

On the boat w/new friends

I just want to thank Irena, Susie, and Cara for adopting me, too.  It was just great to hang out with other den leaders and moms who truly enjoy the scouting experience!
Cara, Susie and Irena from Pack 377, the Palm Springs area



Camp Emerald Bay, Catalina Island

On Saturday, after breakfast (and the chow hall was great!) we  picked our own activities and set out:
Petting sharks at the Marine Museum


Hiking up to Parson's Beach. It took 1 hour there and 1 hour back







Joe shooting BB Guns.  He really enjoyed it. 

I shot Archery and really loved it. Bullseye!

Joe swimming on the beach with his new friends.


Hanging out with the Camp Emerald Bay pirate!

Leaving. sniff..sniff... miss it already! 






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Published on April 02, 2015 01:30 • 2 views

April 1, 2015



Welcome my new release: Arrow Through the Heart.  It's a short story, approx 12K (words) published with Victory Tales Press. It's available for 99 cents - a great deal!

BLURB: Summer vacation and the Fourth of July brings Ella to New Hampshire while participating in a tennis competition. Logan is an innkeeper's son who bumps into Ella and invites her for an ice cream. Attraction flares and they enjoy spending time together, but each has their own plans for their life. Then disaster strikes Ella. Can a summer attraction truly become a lasting relationship?

5 SHORT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR STEPHANIE:
#1: What inspired you to write the story?
STEPHANIE: When I think of summer, I think of being outdoors, so I wanted a major of the setting to be outdoors. I wanted Ella to be a strong heroine, one who was very self-confident, and I thought being an althete would give her that.  She's modeled after Maria Sharipova. I wanted my hero to be down-to-earth and very easy-going.  Logan really embodies that. 
#2: How long did it take?
STEPHANIE: It took about 6 weeks to write the story.  
#3: Why set the story in New Hampshire?
STEPHANIE: I come from the area so I'm familiar with it.  I did do some research about the lake and some on tennis. I always have fun researching.  Anyhoo... New England is a place where summer is a very distinctive season and I thought it was the best place for the story. 
#4: What makes this book special?
STEPHANIE: There's plenty of suspense and romance. Logan is a special kind of hero - just perfect for Ella. 
#5: How long have you been writing short stories for Victory Tales Press?

STEPHANIE: Since 2010 or 2011. My first story was "Christmas in Bayeux."  I like to travel to international locations in my short stories.  It's a nice escape and travel, especially around Christmas time. 
Reviews:

5 Stars, Maggie Toussaint, Amazon Reviewer: "A sweet novella about falling in love."

5 Stars, Reader Forever, Amazon Reviewer: "This is a well-written fast-paced novella that I read in a couple of hours. I love the idea of setting the story around a tennis tournament since we never miss tennis shows on TV. The characters are nicely developed and there is enough suspense to keep you hooked. Recommended read."

Author Bio:

Stephanie Burkhart was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, but now calls California her home. She currently works for LAPD as a 911 Dispatcher. Stephanie has been writing since she was five, when she crafted homemade comic books on the kitchen table. Her previous stories with Victory Tales Press include: Christmas in Bayeux, Gifts, Feast of Candles, and Mr. Christmas Elf.   Stephanie enjoys coffee, adores chocolate and is currently the Den Leader for her son's Cub Scout Den.
Arrow Through the Heart is avail from Victory Tales Press as ebook.
BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00TJH0UT6

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arrow...

SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...

KOBO: 
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebo...


******If you are interested in reviewing the book, please send me an email at: Botrina_Buchanan@yahoo.com and I'll make arrangements with you to send you a review copy.****
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Published on April 01, 2015 04:43 • 3 views

March 29, 2015

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my sweet contemporary romance, perfect for the Easter season, A Polish Heart. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Darrin asked Sofia to dinner, but...

*****

A small sliver of fear knotted in his shoulder. He picked up the phone.

"Hello, Darrin," Sofia said.

There was an awkward pause, "So, what's up?"

"My father wants to meet you."

"Oh."

"He's very old fashioned. I'll understand if you don't want to have
dinner."



****

This snippet has been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. 


"A Polish Heart" is a sweet contemporary romance.  Darrin Riverton, an architect from the United States is assigned to a challenging project which requires a trip to Poland. Sofia Buraczynski is assigned as his translator and his first sight of her heats his blood.

With Sofia as his guide, Darrin discovers Poland and many new things about himself, as well. When a chance is presented for him to remain in Poland, will he leave behind family and all that is familiar to follow his heart? ****
Reviews for A Polish Heart:

5 Stars, Reader Lady, Amazon Reviewers
"This is an excellent read!"

5 Stars, Tara Manderino, Amazon Reviews
"A totally enjoyable read."

5 Stars, Diane Craver, Amazon Reviews
"A wonderful and fascinating read."

BUY LINKS: 
Amazon:
http://amzn.com/B007AS29AO

Barnes and Nobles:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-pol...

Smashwords
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...

Kobo:
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebo...

FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:WEBSITE:
http://www.stephanieburkhart.com
TWITTER:
http://twitter.com/StephBurkhart
FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieBur...

GOOD READS:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4031660.Stephanie_Burkhart
YOU TUBE CHANNEL:
http://www.youtube.com/user/botrina?f...
PINTEREST:

http://pinterest.com/sgburkhart/
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Published on March 29, 2015 01:30 • 3 views

March 26, 2015



Welcome my new release: Arrow Through the Heart.  It's a short story, approx 12K (words) published with Victory Tales Press. It's available for 99 cents - a great deal!

BLURB: Summer vacation and the Fourth of July brings Ella to New Hampshire while participating in a tennis competition. Logan is an innkeeper's son who bumps into Ella and invites her for an ice cream. Attraction flares and they enjoy spending time together, but each has their own plans for their life. Then disaster strikes Ella. Can a summer attraction truly become a lasting relationship?

5 SHORT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR STEPHANIE:
#1: What inspired you to write the story?
STEPHANIE: When I think of summer, I think of being outdoors, so I wanted a major of the setting to be outdoors. I wanted Ella to be a strong heroine, one who was very self-confident, and I thought being an althete would give her that.  She's modeled after Maria Sharipova. I wanted my hero to be down-to-earth and very easy-going.  Logan really embodies that. 
#2: How long did it take?
STEPHANIE: It took about 6 weeks to write the story.  
#3: Why set the story in New Hampshire?
STEPHANIE: I come from the area so I'm familiar with it.  I did do some research about the lake and some on tennis. I always have fun researching.  Anyhoo... New England is a place where summer is a very distinctive season and I thought it was the best place for the story. 
#4: What makes this book special?
STEPHANIE: There's plenty of suspense and romance. Logan is a special kind of hero - just perfect for Ella. 
#5: How long have you been writing short stories for Victory Tales Press?

STEPHANIE: Since 2010 or 2011. My first story was "Christmas in Bayeux."  I like to travel to international locations in my short stories.  It's a nice escape and travel, especially around Christmas time. 
Reviews:

5 Stars, Maggie Toussaint, Amazon Reviewer: "A sweet novella about falling in love."

5 Stars, Reader Forever, Amazon Reviewer: "This is a well-written fast-paced novella that I read in a couple of hours. I love the idea of setting the story around a tennis tournament since we never miss tennis shows on TV. The characters are nicely developed and there is enough suspense to keep you hooked. Recommended read."

Author Bio:

Stephanie Burkhart was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, but now calls California her home. She currently works for LAPD as a 911 Dispatcher. Stephanie has been writing since she was five, when she crafted homemade comic books on the kitchen table. Her previous stories with Victory Tales Press include: Christmas in Bayeux, Gifts, Feast of Candles, and Mr. Christmas Elf.   Stephanie enjoys coffee, adores chocolate and is currently the Den Leader for her son's Cub Scout Den.
Arrow Through the Heart is avail from Victory Tales Press as ebook.
BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00TJH0UT6

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arrow...

SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...

KOBO: 
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebo...


******If you are interested in reviewing the book, please send me an email at: Botrina_Buchanan@yahoo.com and I'll make arrangements with you to send you a review copy.****
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