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May 7, 2016

I'm so pleased to be part of the cover reveal for Beverly Stowe McClure's latest novel for young teens: A FAMILY FOR LEONA. I love historical fiction, and can't wait to learn more about the orphan trains of the early 1900s.   

Ten-year-old Leona Chapter doesn't understand why her papa left his six children at the Brooklyn Home for Homeless Children after their mother's death in 1921. Each day she prays he'll return and take his children home. God, however, isn't listening. Her brothers and sisters are either adopted or run away, leaving only Leona and Baby Mildred in the orphanage. Leona promises she and Mildred will be together for always. A promise she cannot keep, for Leona, along with her friend Noah, who she defends from the bullies Hiram and Jehu, and several other orphans, are soon on a train headed to Texas, while her sister stays at the orphanage. Leona vows she'll go back to Brooklyn, the first chance she gets. An Orphan Train tale of the early 1900s.
Links:Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Family-Leona-Beverly-Stowe-McClure/dp/1940310458?ie=UTF8&keywords=beverly%20stowe%20mcclure&qid=1462537416&ref_=sr_1_7_twi_pap_1&s=books&sr=1-74RV Publishing: http://www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com/

 Author Bio:

Most days you'll find Beverly Stowe McClure at her computer, typing stories little voices whisper in her ear. When she's not writing, she and Tiger take long walks, where she snaps pictures of clouds, flowers, and wildlife. She's sometimes know as the "bug lady." She's not telling why.
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Published on May 07, 2016 06:46 • 6 views

May 5, 2016

First comes marriage, then comes love.

Miss Elizabeth Dunseith, Beth to her friends, grew up in genteel poverty, happy despite her abusive father and weak mother. When her father sells her to the highest bidder in order to pay off his gambling debts, she fears what her future will hold but is relieved to get away from home with her new, handsome husband.
Lord Justin Fulton, Earl of Westfield, is confused by the contradictory behavior of his purchased bride. One moment she is haughty and cool, the next she is warm and endearing. When his sister refuses to help establish his new bride in Society, Justin turns to a friend’s wife to show Beth the best way to navigate the politics of the ton.Their growing attraction just seems to confuse matters even further. Will these two be able to see past their differences to make it to happily ever after?

About Wendy May Andrews:
Wendy May Andrews has been in love with the written word since she learned to read at the age of five. She has been writing for almost as long but hasn’t been sharing those stories with anyone but her mother until recently. This is Wendy’s third book with Clean Reads.
Wendy can be found with her nose in a book in a cozy corner of downtown Toronto. She is happily married to her own real-life hero, who is also her best friend and favorite travel companion.
Being a firm believer that every life experience contributes to the writing process, Wendy is off planning her next trip. She loves to hear from her readers and can be found at her website, on twitter or Facebook.

Wendy’s online locations:
Website: www.wendymayandrews.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WendyMayAndrews
Twitter: www.twitter.com/WendyMayAndrews
Instagram: @wendymayandrews

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Published on May 05, 2016 00:00 • 7 views

April 9, 2016

Amanda Rutter with Red Sofa Literary will be representing me and my middle grade book, VAQUERO SUMMER!  
More details to follow, but for now, this is how I feel!
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Published on April 09, 2016 08:29 • 11 views

April 5, 2016

"Sheriff's Department! Raise your hands above your head and don't move."

She’s a runaway bride who left her two-timing fiance at the altar. He’s a county sheriff determined to keep the peace in his country and leave city girls alone after his own fiance left him for the bright lights of the city. Neither of them planned on running straight into each other...over a burning wedding dress.

Ellie and Lucas planned on never trusting their hearts to love again. When danger follows her from the city, the sheriff must do his duty to protect her. However, it isn’t long before he discovers the real danger may be to his heart. Ellie just might teach him that even a city girl can be a country girl at heart.   (releases April 11 from Tulip Romance)    Book trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V_gRwpbrLg&app=desktop   Debra Holt's website: http://www.debraholtbooks.com/  Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/His-Country-Bride-Debra-Holt-ebook/dp/B01BHX1AM0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459902828&sr=8-1&keywords=his+country+bride
Goodreads link:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23342408-his-country-bride?from_search=true&search_version=service
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Published on April 05, 2016 17:51 • 3 views

March 29, 2016

One of my most favorite author-y events! Come join the fun - this is the MOA's tenth year!
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Published on March 29, 2016 07:51 • 8 views

March 23, 2016

Releases late May from Clean Reads Books add to your Goodreads shelf

 No way, blue jay, and never again. That’s the vow Linney Van Horn has made regarding single dads and their adorable children. After all, that’s why she tucked tail and hauled herself and her beloved Arabian horse clear across the country from New Jersey to the small town of Venture, Colorado. To mend her bruised heart—and ego—and start over.
However, the good Lord has a different “do-over” in mind for Linney. She finds herself living next door to Stonewall “Stone” Wheeler, the frustratingly stubborn, but oh, so ruggedly handsome farrier, and his seven-year-old son, Beau.
A widower, Stone has buried himself in his work to avoid the grief of losing his wife. Determined to grow his horse-shoeing business and raise his child, falling in love is the last thing on his mind. Until an equally stubborn—but pretty as a daisy—teacher moves into the cottage besides his, and charms both him and his son.
Divine intervention. Yup, it’s a beautiful thing.
It’s going to take one adorable little boy, a pair of spirited horses, and a near-fatal accident to convince Linney and Stone a second chance at a Grace-filled forever is theirs for the asking.

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Published on March 23, 2016 08:28 • 10 views

March 22, 2016

Don't know who the guy is who did this, but well done, sir. Well done, indeed.
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Published on March 22, 2016 14:34 • 3 views

March 20, 2016

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Published on March 20, 2016 23:30 • 17 views

 Dying wasn’t a choice. For Sophia, it was a need.
 Seventeen-year-old Sophia Bandell is scared of boys, and her biggest fear is dying. Boys make her uncomfortable and itchy and dying is …well …dying. She is ecstatic when her long lost friend calls her, inviting her to spend the summer with her on the beach at Charleston, South Carolina.
When a plastic saucer hits her in the head as she’s sunbathing, Sophia has no idea it will forever change the course of her life. It is there she comes face to face with the impressive Tate Forester. She is scared and …itchy, but he’s gorgeous and she can’t shake him from her mind. They begin dating and Sophia soon knows he’s the one.

But things turn dark when she learns Tate isn’t the person she thinks he is, and the real reason her friend has brought her to the beach will teach her about life after death.
This everlasting summer on the beach gives Sophia a sweet taste of first love—the happiness as well as the heartbreak.
Excerpt:We stood there and looked around, an awkward silence playing between us. Then he stepped closer and took my hand in his, sending a bolt of staggering electricity zipping through my chest. 
“Her hand fits perfectly in mine.” He whispered this, as if confirming it with someone. His gaze locked on it, analyzing, then with a shake of his head, he spoke louder. “Sophia, I’m sorry. I …I lied to you.”
I looked at him—bewilderment crinkling my face—and tried to understand. “Lied?” My voice broke. “I don’t get it.”
“I wasn’t sick that day. Well, in a way I was, I guess. The truth is, I was gut-sick. That guy …he was sitting by you the whole day ...and …and he never left your side. I’d check throughout the day, but he was still there. I couldn’t help it. I was insanely jealous.” He looked down, his tone deepening as he flexed his fingers that were still laced through mine.
“What?” His words astounded me. I swiped my brow with my free hand. “You were jealous …of me?”
He released my hand and paced back and forth, the nervousness seeping through as he wrung his hands. “I know it’s stupid, but I couldn’t help myself. I love the way you laugh and …I like you, Sophia …a lot, and it hurt me to see you with someone else.”
He lifted his hair off his forehead, pushing it up. His eyes locked on mine again, captivating me. I couldn’t look away. My self-consciousness took over—heckling me. The way I looked right now—with my hair a matted mess from the mist, and no makeup on—must look ridiculous. I drew away, making myself smaller.
I laughed my nervous laugh and kicked the sand with my shoe. “Who, him? You mean …Brian?” My words wobbled, but I giggled, unable to believe that Brian talking to me could make anyone jealous.
Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BW8WRK4?*Version*=1&*entries*=0Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/everlasting-lk-kuhl/1123437578?ean=2940157684952 Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/everlasting-26  iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/everlasting/id1085166596?mt=11
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01BXDJGIY    

Author Bio: L.K. Kuhl lives in Nebraska with her husband Gene of twenty-nine years, young son, Nathan, and Greg, their Black Lab dog. She has two older daughters, Morgan and Brittani and son-in-law, Trevor. L.K. has been writing for over twenty years. She first began writing children’s books and poetry, moved on to writing music, and is now writing Young Adult and Adult novels. She loves spending time with her family, vacationing, writing, reading, and taking long walks. It’s the characters who write their own stories in her novels, and she is just their messenger, sharing it with the world.

Website: https://kuhlreads.wordpress.com/ Author Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/kuhlreadsTwitter: https://twitter.com/lynettehoff1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lynettehofferbe/Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28674602-everlastingAmazon Author Page:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/l.k.kuhl/Blogger: http://kuhlreads.blogspot.com/Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/lkkuhl1stuff   
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Published on March 20, 2016 01:00 • 5 views

March 12, 2016

Éirinn go Brách !Once again, I am giving over third week of March to celebrate the Irish in all of us! Starting March 13th,the entire ADVENTURE of FINN MacCULLEN series and the entire BANNERMAN BORU series will be on sale.

The Adventures of Finn MacCullen series:

        Finn Finnegan   (#1)                          Amazon       Barnes & Noble
        Gideon's Spear  (#2)                         Amazon        Barnes & Noble
        The Hound at the Gate (#3)               Amazon        Barnes & Noble

 The Bannerman Boru Series:

         The Stag Lord (#1)           Amazon       Barnes & Noble
         Unholy Blue (#2)              Amazon       Barnes & Noble
I'm even doing a giveaway right now on Goodreads for FINN FINNEGAN and THE STAG LORD
(Thank you to Spencer Hill Press for sponsoring this week of shenanigans with my Irish lads!)
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Published on March 12, 2016 09:38 • 3 views