THE EARL'S ENTICEMENT ON SALE $0.99 NOVEMBER 4-6

Regency and Scottish collide in the 3rd book of the Castle Brides Series!

Friday, October 31, 2014

FANCIFUL AND FABULOUS FIVE-LINE FRIDAY-ROMANCE NOVEL SNIPPETS

Dear Readers, 

It's been another insanely busy week. 

I finished edits for Triumph and Treasure and am finishing up edits for Bride of Falcon and A Kiss For Miss Kingsley. 

We had so many visitors pop in an take a look at our tidbits last week. 

Remember, most viewers don't comment but you want to make sure to leave your snippets and buy links because they do read them. 




Thursday, October 30, 2014

GEMMA BROCATO - BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP RECIPE AND A NEW RELEASE!

Hello Collette. Thank you for inviting me to visit you today. I’m looking forward to sharing a little about me and Exposed To Passion, my new contemporary romance novel.

I’ve been wracking my brain about things to share with your readers and I kept coming up empty on the idea front. I thought Autumn... I can talk about how this season inspires me. Or how I cook to relax after writing a particularly grueling scene. Then a light bulb flared to life over my head. I could share an easy recipe for a fall dish that is sure to please even the pickiest palate. So here is my recipe for Butternut Squash Soup.

Butternut Squash Soup
1 small butternut squash, peeled & cubed (I often resort to buying frozen squash)
1 small granny smith apple, peeled & cubed
1 medium white onion, chopped
3 T raw rice
1 t. sugar
Pinch of curry powder
4 cups chicken stock

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CHRISTMAS STORIES BY JENNA JAXON!

All Wrapped Up– A Collection of Christmas Stories
Four short stories, contemporary and historical, filled with romance at Christmas time:
The Present:  A girl breaks the news to her sister’s boyfriend that he’s being dumped–two days before Christmas!
Sing A Christmas Carol An awkward situation develops when a guy is sent to fire a girl singer from his choir.
The Kissing Tree:  Two children discover a secret place on Christmas Day.
Tis the Season:  A Christmas dinner announcement shatters a girl’s dream of a magical social season.
“Like eating romance M & Ms”

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

FALL BACK IN TIME WITH HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Dear Readers,

Check out this fun event! 

Historical romance authors around the world are celebrating the return to standard time by posting pictures of themselves with their favorite historical romance! 

I picked the Flame and The Flower, of course! I named my daughter Brianna after the heroine Heather Brianna. 

You can celebrate with us too! 

Just post a selfie with a historical romance and tweet. Use the hashtag, #FallBackintime. 

My picture is below, and I'll be tweeting away! 



Here's the link to the Facebook event. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/512905705479257/ 


Monday, October 27, 2014

USA TODAY'S BEST SELLING AUTHOR CALLIE HUTTON SHARES WESTERN RECIPES

Dear Readers,

What a thrill it is to have Callie Hutton visiting today. 

She's offering A Chance to Love Again for the introductory price of $0.99 until October 31, 2014. 

She's also giving away an autographed copy of her in-print books to a commenter (USA). Any outside the USA winner will get an ebook. 

Welcome Callie! 

Thank you, Collette for having me here today on your blog.

In my Western Historical book, A Chance to Love Again—the fourth book in my Oklahoma Lovers series, the heroine, Rachel Stevens is a widow with a small child. She lives on a cattle ranch and works as the cook. It was fun doing the research on what life on an early 1900s cattle ranch was like, and how hard the cooks had to work to keep all those hungry cowboys fed.

During my research, I ran across some interesting recipes that the cooks used. Here is one for soda biscuits that any ranch hand cook would be making every morning:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

COUNT DOWN TO TRIUMPH AND TREASURE'S RELEASE DECEMBER 3, 2014-GIVEAWAY

As promised, here's another excerpt from Triumph and Treasure (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series). 

I'll let you in on a little secret: The second book, Virtue and Valor is almost finished, and the third book, Heartbreak and Honor will feature The Duke of Harcourt as the hero. 


Harcourt appeared regularly in the Castle Brides Series and has been a most annoying character in the Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series. 


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TRIUMPH AND TREASURE

The marquis placed a finger beneath her chin, tilting her head until she reluctantly met his eyes once more. He grazed his thumb across her lower lip, taking her breath away.
“I’d be honored to make you my marchioness as soon as possible.”
Tears blurred Angelina’s eyes and burned her throat.
Why couldn’t she have met this decent man before Charles? When she didn’t fear love? When her heart beat  whole and healthy, without wounds or scars? Or, when the ability to ever completely trust another man hadn’t been stolen from her?
She swiped at an eye, dashing away a tear. “Thank you, my lord.”
Dread choked her. Did she trade one unpleasant kettle of fish for another?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Living with Robot Overlords: How to Survive in Our...

Anyone who has ever been annoyed at those irritating ads targeting you on just about every social media forum will love this article! 

Check it out. 


Anne R. Allen's Blog: Living with Robot Overlords: How to Survive in Our...: by Anne R. Allen Everybody tells us that to succeed as writers in the e-age, we need to be active in social media. And once we get the ha...

Friday, October 24, 2014

FANCIFUL AND FABULOUS FIVE-LINE FRIDAY

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
I was off smoozing at the Emerald City Writers Conference last Friday, so I was a bit slow getting into comment. And of course, my Ipad wasn't cooperating either! 

But, this week, I'm going to be right on top of things. I promise! 

FFFLF RULES
·  Five lines of your current work in progress, new release, soon-to-be-released...whatever.   (Do keep it as close to five sentences as you can.)

·  You are welcome to post buy links too. Those are the only links allowed. 

·  PG please. (I don't have a warning on my blog about content, so it has to be appropriate for all viewers. I will delete comments that aren't appropriate or offensive to some audiences. Sorry.)