Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Party for Saving Lord Whitton's Daughter

I can't believe the party is already half over! This has been a fun but nail-biting experience. I'm excited to see who wins!

Good luck to everyone! And I hope you all enjoy the book.

Book Launch Party: Saving Lord Whitton's Daughter

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day #3 in the Remembrance Book Blog Tour

Take a look at this wonderful book by Carolyn Twede Frank!

Extraordinary New YA Series

YA speculative fiction doesn’t have to be about things dark and depressing. Travel with 15 year old Josh Sawyer through books and walk in the shoes of historical giants like George Washington, Galileo, and George Frideric Handel, and join Josh’s quest to find out if God is really there.

Historical fiction author, Carolyn Twede Frank has spent years in the creation of this unique YA series that takes teens, or any age, on adventures inside books, as well as in the halls of Claremont High School. She not only entertains the reader, but uplifts them as her main character searches for the meaning of life.

In the third book in the series, Remembrance, Josh again is faced with a situation that requires him to stand up against injustice. This time the Hallelujah Chorus has been banned from his school’s Christmas Gala—which has been renamed a “Holiday Gala.” At first he is reluctant to lead the fight. But then everywhere he looks it seems Christmas is about anything but Christ. He realizes he’s just as guilty as the next person when it comes to forgetting whose birthday they’re celebrating. He also realizes he knows very little about Jesus. The more he learns, the more he knows he must stand up for the Hallelujah Chorus. When he book travels through the Christmas story and some of the miracles of Jesus in the New Testament, he feels Christ’s love and is convinced more than ever how important it is that he, and everyone around him remembers Christ, not just at Christmas, but always.

This story, however, is not just about Christmas. Introduced in the book is the zany character of a kid named Zane, who not only acts and dresses strange, but his past holds a mystery that Josh and his friends unravel as they befriend him. And the budding romance between him and the girl named Ester Josh met at the beginning of the series, struggles to survive while Josh fights for a cause that for some strange reason Ester seems to be against.

All in all it is a fun, inspiring read for ages 12 on up, and released just in time for the 2016 Christmas season. To celebrate the launch of this timely Christmas novel, Remembrance (Kindle edition) is on sale for only $0.99 for the length of this blog tour.

Purchase link

Carolyn Twede Frank's blog

Remembrance Book Blog Tour
December 1 Carolyn Twede Frank -
December 2 Sheila Staley -
December 3 Susan Tietjen -
December 4 Sandra Stile -
December 5 Christy Frazier -
December 6 Christy Monson -
December 7 Kathryn Olsen -
December 8 Donna K. Weaver -

Friday, December 2, 2016

Release of Saving Lord Whitton's Daughter

I'm loving the change in seasons right now. Outside my window (at my daughter's house) are about 6" of brilliant white show, bare trees, and a glorious blue sky. How much more December can you get than that?

I'm also loving the official blog tour Loving the Book is doing for me. Have you checked it out yet? If not, take a look. Lots of fun and interesting things, and free giveaways, too!

What is Saving Lord Whitton's Daughter about?

Well, imagine a blend of a little The Scarlet Pimpernel and a little Jane Eyre.
A tad of mystery, a woman's dark secrets, a man with a mission, and a romance you'll love!

Available in both paperback and ebook at:   Saving Lord Whitton's Daughter

Saturday, October 22, 2016

What in the world do seahorses, frogs, and chickens have in common?


I've always been fascinated with animals, romance, and make-believe--of any kind. I've had and/or raised almost every imaginable living creature, including goldfish, guppies, seahorses, and various tropical fish, frogs, crabs, mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs, a duck, a chicken, parakeets, cockatiels and, last but not least, horses. And did I mention that I lived in town?

Barbie camped inside my huge doll house, but she always came out to ride my Breyer horses, all at the command of my girlish imagination. Sometimes she even galloped all over my brother's GI Joes. Didn't make him too happy.

My guinea pigs came when I called, my favorite cat tolerated being dressed in doll clothes and pushed around the neighborhood in my doll buggy, and my chicken sat in my lap while I did homework on the patio.

But what does a girl do when she grows up in a neighborhood with very few girls her age? Or even boys that will play nice. It was tough. Thankfully, I found books! Trips to the library during the summer were my life's blood, especially if I could get my hands on books about horses (especially horses), fairy princesses, knights in shining armor, magic, fire-breathing dragons, time-travel, and science fiction.

Then, I found boys. And romance. And I fell in love with love.

Late night TV had scads of old, silly romance movies that were funnier than they were swoon-worthy, but this took me from teen books that only "hinted" at what romance was about and led me into sneaking mom's books from her bookshelves. I still have one of them. It was a tender, sweet historical romance with just enough spice in it that it was supposedly NOT for me. But, well .... I love it and will own it until the day I die.

Parents aren't always fair. I'll admit it, even as a parent. One year, for Christmas, to encourage him to read, my brother got the entire collection of Dr. Seuss books. I got a WorldBook Encyclopedia set. Yeah. Go figure. I have to admit, I never had trouble learning how to do research for school, but I enjoyed Dr. Suess more.

Our boring neighborhood turned me into a bit of a recluse, especially during the summer, the perfect medium for growing a writer. Golf or bowling on TV on Saturday morning (my dad's choice) was not my idea of fun, and with temperatures around 110 degrees, it was the fantasy world of reading that made life exciting.

I'm so grateful my mom read to me. Because of her, my love for reading came young. I was reading Black Beauty in first grade, and I was as fascinated by Isaac Asimov as I was by Nancy Drew. I picked up whatever mom and dad left laying around, everything from adventure or spy novels to A Tale of Two Cities. I hated Moby Dick.

I remember watching my mom with fascination, at her typewriter, struggling through a creative writing class at the local community college. It was then I realized that books weren't rabbits that magically reproduced. Somebody had to write them. And if mom could write, then so could I.

I wrote my first "book" in 4th grade, although it took me most of that year and into my 5th grade to get it done and be brave enough to share it with my teacher. It was huge, and she praised my efforts and said I had talent. It whetted my appetite. I wanted to become a writer. Of course, my parents thought I was foolish and wouldn't support that idea.

And life took some twists and turns that kept me from the typewriter and then from the computer far longer than I would have liked.

So, here I am, more than half a lifetime and a completely different profession later, and I'm loving the opportunity to write. I've written in various capacities and currently have one book published and two more in the wings. Take a look at the following pages and learn more about both my fantasy and my romance novels.

When you read Dragon Unchained, you'll see my life's experience all tangled up into it. It's sort of Pandora mixed with Eragon. Now I'm biting my fingernails, wondering what the author's going to do with the sequel! Saving Lord Whitton's Daughter is a tribute to The Scarlet Pimpernel with a tiny twist of Jane Eyre thrown in.

I hope you'll read them, because if you do, you'll like them. And if you like them, please leave a review with your favorite book retailer.

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