Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tanie de la Cantera by Suzy McCall

When her mother is abandoned by her father, a small girl lives with her grandmother on meager earnings. As the grandmother ages, she can no longer raise the child whose mother has undertaken a dangerous journey to reach the United States. This moving story based on the true lives of women and children in Honduras is written by a missionary who has lived there for more than 25 years. The book helps us understand the desperation of immigrants from Central America and sympathize with their plight. Although the title is Spanish, the book is written in English and the cover was designed by one of the children at the LAMB Mission. It is available at www.amazon.com Highly recommended reading.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Free Copy of Abbey's Tale

Chance to win a free copy of Abbey's Tale, historical romance set in Boston and Maine in 1869. A daring rescue at sea brings them together. A unique love keeps them together in spite of obstacles tearing them apart. 

Jeremy returns from the Civil War emotionally and physically scarred. He retreats from the world on a remote island as a lighthouse keeper and never expects to find love and acceptance.
Until he rescues a blind woman from drowning. Abbey can "see"
the hero in Jeremy that he cannot see himself.

Between now and July 20th, all new subscribers to www.kmcdermottauthor.wordpress.com will be entered in a drawing and one will be chosen to receive a signed paperback of the the novel.

Christine B. Clark, Canadian Author

CB Clark is the author of three romantic suspense novels published by The Wild Rose Press. My Brother’s Sins and Cherished Secrets were published in 2016, and Bitter Legacy in June, 2017. CB has always loved reading, especially romance, but it wasn’t until she lost her voice for a year the she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, she has worked as a n archaeologist and an educator. She enjoys hiking, canoeing and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.
When did you first know you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always loved reading and writing. Ten years ago, I lost my voice for a year due to a botched operation. With time on my hands and a serious case of boredom setting in., I decided to combine my two loves and attempt to write a romantic suspense. That first book took me a full year, but the feeling of euphoria when I finished was so great, I’ve never stopped writing.
How do you get ideas for your fictional characters? My hero and heroine in my       stories  are a composite of traits culled from books, movies, and real people I meet. Once I have a the general idea of a main character’s physical appearance and internal conflict, I flesh her or him out by developing their backstory, and figuring out what makes them tick.
Do you outline you plots ahead of time or fly by the seat of your pants? I’m definitely a panster. That’s part of the fun. I start with the germ of an idea and a first sentence and go from there. Some days writing is a wild, rollercoaster ride with ideas coming hot and heavy; other days, it’s like waking in mud. I love not knowing what’s going to happen next and letting my character writer their own stories. Of course, that means a lot of revising when I’m finished.
Christine’s books can be found at http://www.thewildrosepress.com

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Facebook Groups for Authors and Readers

One great way for authors to share marketing ideas is through Facebook groups. To find the exact locations on the wed just type the name of the group into Google. You may even decide that you want to start your own Facebook group in your own niche or genre.
Here are some of my favorites:
  1. Christian Fiction and Non-Fiction Readers
  2. Christian Fiction Gathering
  3. Thriller Books
  4. Authors and Book Lovers Discussion Group
  5. Historical Romance Addicts Too
  6. Omnivoracious
  7. My Kindle is Starving
  8. Marketing for Romance Writers             

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A New Book by C.B. Clark

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On June 7, just two days away, a riveting read by Christine Clark debuts at The Wild Rose Press as both a paperback and e-book. Bitter Legacy combines spellbinding suspense with romance, a perfect summer read.
Sharla-Jean Bromley returns to her hometown after a seventeen-year absence with vengeance in her heart. From the very beginning, her plans go awry when she meets devastatingly handsome Josh Morgan, the man to whom her father left half of his multi-million dollar lumber mill.
Josh, suspicious of Sharla-Jean’s reasons for returning to town after such a long absence, vows to keep control of the company he feels is rightfully his. She is equally determined to prove she can run her father’s mill, even though it means working side-by-side with Josh, a man whose very presence evokes an attraction that is increasingly difficult for her to ignore. In the process, they must overcome a villain who’s determined to destroy both the lumber mill and their lives.
Will Sharla-Jean succeed and heal the anguish that has long filled her soul? Will she and Josh find the passion of a lifetime?
Even as the dreaded word reared like a monster inside her head, a thin trickle of smoke crept out of the dark storage room. Terrifying images of flame, smoke and searing heat threatened to overwhelm her. For a nightmare second, she was back in the midst of scorching heat and roaring flames.
Using all her strength of will, she tore free of the chilling memories. Instead of fleeing, she placed one wobbly step in front of the other and shuffled toward the storage room. Her nostrils flared at the acrid tang of gasoline and smoke. With a shaking hand, she gripped the door handle and opened the door.
A figure burst out of the darkness, crashing into her, knocking her back.
She yelped at the pain of the blow and the shock of falling. A jolt of agony and blinding light as her head hit something hard.
Heavy boots pounded across the tile floor. Cold air washed over her. And then darkness.
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