Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ginger Simpson's First Degree Innocent
Carrie Lang’s sheltered life ends with a prison sentence for involvement in a bank robbery. Her arrest comes on the day she’s called in sick and stayed inside, so she can’t explain how an eye-witness describes her in great detail, down to the make and model of her car.

A terrible mistake has been made, and her insistence of innocence falls on deaf ears. Even her fellow inmates don’t believe her as it’s a claim they all make. Alone in the world, she has no one to turn to for help, and not a single soul to campaign for her freedom…at least until she makes a valuable friend.

In the meantime, a plan for retribution is brewing, and naïve Carrie finds herself smack dab in the middle of an evil scheme concocted by the prison bully. A ten year sentence seems mild when she’s threatened with death for refusing to participate. Can Carrie find a way out of this horrible nightmare, or is she destined to spend her days locked in terror, isolation, and the cold gray interior of prison walls?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Books We Love Blurbathon Continues!

Her Proper Scoundrel by A.M. Westerling

A disgraced duchess, a sea captain with a secret and an impossible love. Or is it?

Buy this Regency set romance at:


Find all of her books at www.bookswelove.net

Rita Karnopp's blurb will appear on February 24. Please come by and check it out! :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Books We Love Blurbathon Continues with Roseanne Dowell's Ring Around the Rosy!!

After writing her first big byline about a murder, journalist, Susan Weston is plagued with phone calls from the killer.
Available from Amazon at: http://amzn.to/PjLvDp

A.M. Westerling's blurb will appear on Feb. 22nd. Come back and check it out.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


CURSE OF THE LOST ISLE, Medieval Fantasy Romance series, by Vijaya Schartz

 From history shrouded in myths, emerges a family of immortal Celtic Ladies, who roam the medieval world in search of salvation from a curse. For centuries, imbued with hereditary gifts, they hide their deadly secret... but if the Church ever suspects what they really are, they will be hunted, tortured, and burned at the stake.

 Book 1 - PRINCESS OF BRETAGNE (Scotland 806 AD)
Book 3 - SEDUCING SIGEFROI (963 AD Luxembourg)
Book 4 - LADY OF LUXEMBOURG (coming out very soon).

CURSE OF THE LOST ISLE SPECIAL EDITION (contains the first three novels in one download).

 5-star review on Amazon - “Edgy medieval, Yeah!”

"Schartz is an accomplished writer, whose pacing, conflicts, and goals are always complex and whose good characters are always likeable, and whose villains are evil incarnate. You have to like her villains as much as the good guys! Mattacks is a magnificent example of this!" - 5 stars - Manic Readers

Find out more about Vijaya Schartz and her books at http://www.vijayaschartz.com

Check this blog again on February 18, to meet author Juliet Waldron.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Books We Love Blurbathon Continues

The Dark Series (The Color of Seven and The Color of Dusk) by Gail Roughton

A Books We Love Special Edition - Two Complete Novels

"Whut I knows, son, is dat dis world, it be ringed with worlds on worlds...." Deep in the woods that slide off into Stone Creek Swamp, teenage drug dealers retrieve their stash and receive an unexpected dividend—the unwitting resurrection of Cain, powerful Bokor of Black Magic. Atop Coleman Hill, two young attorneys renovate a decrepit relic for their home and office. A house with a past it wants to share, showing Ria Knight tantalizing scenes of its original owner, Dr. Paul Devlin. Dr. Devlin’s not exactly alive and well, but he’s not dead either. Because what crosses over when the worlds overlap can change the course of a man's life. And death. And future. Explore the Dark. The past, like evil, never dies. It just—waits.


Drop in on February 16 for a preview from Vijaya Schartz!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Books We Love Blurbathon Continues!

Family Honor by Jamie Hill

Bodies of dead women are piling up and Detective Melanie Curtis is doing everything she can to solve the 'Cheerleader Slasher' case. Surprised to discover her chief has requested help from the FBI, she's even more shocked when she meets the sexy FBI special agent sent to assist her.

SSA Nate Willis tracks serial killers for a living. The slasher case is a challenge, but nothing compared to the feisty police detective he finds leading the investigation. Their attraction is swift and mutual, but the killer is escalating and they need to solve the case before they can focus on their personal relationship. When the unthinkable happens and the investigation is turned upside down, is their chance for happiness also in jeopardy?
“Author Jamie Hill has a knack for pulling a reader deeper and deeper into her stories as they try to figure out where she is leading them.” ~ Tammy, Fallen Angel Reviews

See more of Jamie's titles here: http://bookswelove.net/jamiehill.php

Visit her website here:

Please stop back on Feb. 14 to read a blurb by BWL Valentine's Sweetie Gail Roughton!

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Welcome our wonderful Pat Dale!!
Magic of the Chimes

What’s a gal to do? Cassie Sizemore is a thirty-four year old divorcee with a pair of teen/'tween kids and a burning need for male companionship. Her philandering husband dumped her for a teenager, leaving her with a nice house and not much else. In her job as a waitress, she's confronted daily by Howard Williams, local Romeo bachelor attorney, who's trying to convince her he can't live without her.

Cassie's backyard neighbor, Matt Riley, makes a hit with her kids and becomes her confidant. Mythical magical wind chimes play an important role as widower Matt falls for Cassie. After she learns that Howie's true interest is in a secret bet that he can get Cassie to sleep with him, her hormones are stifled big-time. What will it take for Riley to reignite her passion?

Find more of Pat Dale's work here: http://bookswelove.net/dale.php

and please come back on Feb. 12 to read a blurb by author Jamie Hill.


Friday, February 8, 2013


Welcome Jane Toombs
One decent man, an attractive young woman, and a teen-aged boy obsessed with a legendary bad man--all caught in the crossfire of the West’s bloodiest range war.

After Billy the Kid and Mark Halloran rescue what’s left of the Nesbitt family from an Apache attack in the New Mexico Territory, the fate of the young daughter and the teen-age boy are sealed. Tessa’s attracted to Mark and Ezra suffers a severe cause of hero-worship over Billy, wanting to be just like him. Soon all of them are involved in the cruelest range war in the history of the West--the bloody Lincoln County war. How can Tessa protect her brother from trailing after Billy? And how can she be drawn to a man who is on the opposite side of this range war?

Books We Love Western Suspense
Buy Page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B7QX6M0

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Dummy & Me, by Sydell Voeller

Fifteen-year-old Deanna Lambert is miserable. She can't find her niche with the popular kids at school and believes she is ugly. Then too, after her mother deserted the family to pursue an acting career in New York City, Deanna's father has grown distant and embittered. Now Deanna is saddled with most all the chores at home and she and her dad barely communicate.
Yet Deanna's one happy escape is her volunteer work at the nearby Children's Hospital. There the activities director convinces her to get back into her ventriloquism, a creative skill Deanna's grandfather had taught her years earlier.
Deanna and her puppet, Ramblin' Roy, entertain and delight the young hospital patients, but Deanna is worried. What if the kids at her school discover what she's doing? Will they think she's just 'a baby' who still plays with dolls?
Deanna takes the risk, but one problem soon leads to another. Can she ever gain true acceptance at school, especially from Jason, the guy whom she has a major crush on? And most of all, can Deanna embrace her gift of ventriloquism, and in so doing, come to terms with her mother's leaving?

Buy at:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B9ZJYDO
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/281588
All Romance eBooks/Omnilit: https://www.allromancebooks.com/product-dummyme-1052253-149.html

Learn more about Sydell's characters and her books at www.sydellvoeller.com

And do check back to learn all about Jane Toomb's books on Feb. 8

Monday, February 4, 2013


Persephone Cole, A Vintage Holiday Mystery Series
Heather Haven

It’s 1942 and Persephone ‘Percy’ Cole is bucking the odds and pounding the pavement of Manhattan as one of its first female private detectives. Joining the ranks of other gumshoes such as Sam Spade, Lew Archer, and Phillip Marlow, this five-foot eleven, full-figured gal has the same hard-boiled, take-no-prisoners attitude, but with a difference. A shamus with a wicked sense of humor, she’s the mother of an eight-year old son. Whether it be on the Great White Way, the Diamond District, or chocolate-covered corpses, Persephone Cole blazes a trail for all other lady dicks to follow. She finds her holiday cheer in solving crimes of the most deadly kind - murder.

Persephone Cole and the Halloween Curse - http://tinyurl.com/agayofv
Persephone Cole and the Christmas Killings Conundrum - http://tinyurl.com/arm3pxk
Persephone Cole and the Mother’s Day Murders – Coming soon!
Amazon Buy Page for Heather’s books: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004QL22UK

Don’t forget to come back on Feb 6 for a blurb on the books of Sydell Voeller

Friday, February 1, 2013

We Interrupt This Blubathon To Bring You A Special Author, Rochelle Weber!

Please join me in welcoming a peach of a lady, Rochelle Weber. In reading her bio, I had no idea she was an ex-Navy veteran. Let's hear it for all the veterans and what they give to this country. Moving on, below is a short interview with Rochelle, a chance to get to know her better:
1. What is your favorite book?
 I don’t really have favorite books; I have favorite authors.  They include Robert A. Heinlein, J.K. Rowling, Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, Tom Clancy’s early work, and in that vein MuseItUp Publishing’s Cyrus Keith, John Grisham, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, David Weber’s Honor Harrington series (no relation), your Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries (and Acey and Tink say hi to Tugger), Elle Druskin’s Liberty Heights series, Gail Roughton’s books, Mary Janice Davidson’s Undead and… series, and M. S. Spencer.
2. How old were you when you were first published?
 I guess that depends on what you mean by published.  When I was twenty-five I had a story published in my secretarial school’s newsletter.  The following year I had articles published in some small newspapers.  I had a column in a local weekly newspaper in 1977-78, and a front-page story in another local weekly in 1983.  In 1988 an essay I wrote was published in the Columbia College award-winning student anthology, Hair Trigger.  I was thirty-seven.  My first fiction piece wasn’t published until 2004 when Inara Press bought Rock Bound as a serial, but they folded halfway through the story. I was fifty-three by then.  Red Rose picked it up in 2006 and I’m one of the people who asked for and got my rights back from there. 
3. What made you become interested in life on the moon? What prompted you to write about it?
 I’ve been a science fiction fan since 1972 or so when my then-husband brought a book home from his submarine by Robert A. Heinlein.  I didn’t really get up the nerve to write science fiction until I reached my fifties, started attending science fiction conventions, and joined Mensa.  That’s when I decided maybe I could cross genres and put a romance in outer space.  The Moon is the most familiar object out there, so I decided to put my colony there.  Rock Bound, my first book, sort of started out as fan fiction based on Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, but when I realized I might have a chance to publish it as an e-book, I rewrote it and changed it up to make it less recognizable as Heinlein’s Luna colony and make it more mine.  As Heinlein once said, I “filed off the serial numbers.”
4. What writing style do you most abhor?
 I don’t really abhor any writing style, but horror gives me nightmares when it’s done well.  I’m not fond of BDSM or too much erotica, either.  Too many flames just bore me.  And historical fiction has to be done right.  Do your homework.  Don’t throw in twenty-first century idiom when you’re writing a Regency romance.  I guess in short, I like good writing without too much sex that doesn’t scare me or squick me out.
5. When and how do you write? (typewriter, Mac, in a café, for four hours each morning, etc?)
 I use a Windows laptop with a wireless mouse and keyboard propped up to eye level on a business desk.  On workdays my routine is to get up, have some orange juice, walk several laps on each floor of the building in which I live, write for an hour or two, write a book review or blog article or go into my e-mail.  Once I’m into e-mail, I’m “sucked into the vortex.”  I might get into Facebook or Twitter, but I don’t post as much as I should.  Around three or four I get off the computer and read, usually something for review.  Right now I’m taking a break and reading a book I missed in the Dresden Files.  Later tonight, I’ll listen to an Audible edition of a book from the Undead and… series by Mary Janice Davidson.  I have a couple of books waiting in my Kindle for review.
6. What is your greatest fear when you first turn in a manuscript?
 Rejection, of course.  That the editors will find it mediocre.
7. In what era do you wish you’d been born?
 I’m fairly happy with this era, although I really expected flying cars, cures for cancer and the common cold, and Moon colonies by now.  ;-(
8. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
 “And I’m like…” as opposed to “I said.”  I also curse in Gallactican.  “Oh, frak!  Felgerkarb!”
9. Which talent would you most like to have?
 I write, I sing fairly well, I crochet, sew, embroider and knit.  I dance pretty well for a white chick.  I cook okay and bake well.  I could maybe read a bit faster.
10. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
 Aside from my two daughters?  Getting published by Lea Schizas at MuseItUp Publishing, Inc. and being able to call people like you my colleagues.
11. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
 Wow, again so many.  Woodrow Wilson Smith aka Lazarus Long, Professor Dumbledore, Harry Dresden.
12. How would you like to die?
 In my sleep when I’m well past a hundred. The thing is, as long and my kids and grandkids and great-etcs. are around, as long as I can think of a new book to write, play a trivia game, solve a crossword puzzle, sing or dance, I don’t wanna miss anything.  If I’m still having fun, I don’t wanna go.  If I stop having fun…well then, pull the plug and reel in the wires, guys, because to quote the Eagles, I’m “Already Gone.”
The cover art for my second book, Rock Crazy, just came in eighth at the Preditors and Editors 2012 Reader’s Poll.  Here’s a taste.
Katie McGowan is bi-polar, and she’s run the gamut of medications.  Everyone is telling her she should go to the Moon and have microchip surgery, but she’s afraid she’ll become an automaton.  In a last-ditch, tough love effort to force her to get the chip, her husband, Scott takes her to the Moon and divorces her when she decks him. Then she discovers she’s pregnant.  She can’t have the surgery or take her meds until after the baby’s born.
Scott is elated when he hears he’s going to be a father and naturally assumes Katie will take him back.  He always intended to take her back as soon she had the surgery.  He has no clue how badly he hurt her, how thoroughly he’s broken her trust—or that he may not get her back at all.
This takes place later in Katie’s pregnancy when she’s been off her meds awhile.  In its most severe form, bi-polar disorder includes hallucinations.  This is the psychotic break that puts Katie in the hospital for the duration of her pregnancy.
July 28, 2066—Twenty-Five Weeks
Katie’s happiness didn’t last long.  She was euphoric for about three days, then the clouds descended again, and she became extremely irritable.  She finally broke her promise to the Johnsruds and went off on a customer in the restaurant.  To make matters worse, the customer was right.  Katie had misunderstood his order and brought him the wrong thing.  When he asked her to take it back, she snapped.  The tantrum she threw was similar to the one she had thrown at the holo theater, complete with obscenities and pummeling the man’s shoulder.  Jake bounded out of the kitchen and got his arms around Katie, restraining her as he carried her, screaming, back to the air-lock.  He cycled through with her, and took her to her room.  By that time, Katie was sobbing and apologizing, and talking about suicide.
“I’m sorrrrreeeee!” Katie sobbed.  “I’m so sorrrrreeeee! It doesn’t matter.  The baby’ll be better off without me.  The baby’ll be better off if we’re both dead, because she can get it from me.  I’m sorrrrreeeee, Baby!  Tell Scott—tell him—”
Annie heard the commotion and met them in the hallway, along with Bobby.
“Well, that’s it.  We can’t take care of her anymore,” Jake said.  “I’d better get back out there and see if I can placate the guy.”
“OK.  Bobby, let’s get her into her room, and  I’ll call the doc,” Annie agreed.  She activated her communicator.  “Dr. Watkins’ Office.”
“Dr. Watkins’ office,” a woman’s voice answered.
“Hi, Andrea, it’s Annie Johnsrud.  I’m afraid our problem child needs help.”
“Oh, dear,” Andrea said.  “How bad is she?”
“I think it’s time to admit her.”
“Can you get her over here?” Andrea asked.
“Yes.  We’ll be there in a few minutes.”
“OK.  I’ll tell Jim and he’ll meet you in the ER.”
“Thanks, Andrea.”
* * * *
Annie called a taxi, and they half-dragged Katie who was now struggling and screaming again, toward the airlock.  Annie had her arms around Katie’s torso, her hands under the girl’s breasts, and above her distended abdomen, and Bobby grabbed Katie’s legs.  They carried her into the airlock and it began cycling.
This is wrong! The Voice screamed inside Katie’s head.  Katie, you have to pull yourself together!
“But I can’t,” she replied.  “I can’t stop it.  I can’t help it.”
“What can’t you stop?” Annie asked.
Well you should be able to.
“But I can’t.”
It’s inappropriate.
“I know.” She struggled harder as they climbed into the taxi.
You can’t act this way.
“I can’t stop!”
They’re gonna lock you up.
“I don’t wanna be locked up!”
And throw away the key.
 “I’m sorrrrreeeee!” Katie wailed.  “Stop!  Please stop!  Stop arguing!”
“Katie, no one is arguing with you.  We’re sorry, too, but it’s for the baby.”
“The baby!”  Katie moaned.
Mommy, don’t kill me!  Don’t kill me!
“I won’t kill you.  I just want the pain to end.  I just wanna kill me!”
Don’t kill me, Mommy!
“Daddy’ll take care of you.  He’ll save you.”
Mommy, don’t kill me.  I’m here, Mommy!  Don’t hurt me!
“Be good for Daddy.  Tell him—Tell him I love him.”
“NO! I won’t hurt you!  I just want it to stop!”
“Katie!” a voice said.  It was a woman.
“Katie!” Annie called her again.  “Who won’t you hurt?”
“The baby!” Katie sobbed.  “I won’t hurt her!  She thinks—She thinks I wanna hurt her!”
She heard a hiss and they lifted her out of the taxi.
You have to stop it! It was The Voice.
“I can’t!”
Mommy, please!
“I won’t hurt you.  Tell Daddy—”
I can’t tell Daddy if you kill us!
“I love you.”
Then don’t hurt me, Mommy.
“That should do it.” The voice sounded vaguely familiar.
“Thanks.” It sounded like Annie.
The words sounded as though they were coming from far off.  Katie didn’t think she wanted to go “there,” wherever it was.  She tried to flail, but she was weak. She couldn’t move. The baby and Katie both sobbed, but Katie lost consciousness as they carried her into the hospital.
Visit Rochelle Weber at Museitup Publishing for a bit more about her and her book, Rock Crazy. Being bi-polar on the moon has never been so interesting!