Thursday, April 24, 2014

Contemporary Romance - Now And Forever

Contemporary Romance authors, Terri Mann and Kate Lane have recently released their novel, Now and Forever.  Please read on for more on this novel and its authors.

Nothing could destroy their love, except the truth…

Separated by circumstance and distance, former high school sweethearts Lindy and TJ find their lives and passions once again entwined. For the past twelve years, each lived and worked in separate worlds, but yet held each other close in their hearts, one never sure what the other was feeling. The sudden and cruel death of their dear friend, Jack, brings them back together in Clarkson Grove, where their love had blossomed so many years before. Each is breathless at the thought of reuniting, hoping against hope that they can begin again. Can the love of their youth truly grow into an adult, lasting relationship or are their feelings just bittersweet memories of “the one who got away?” After so much time apart, do they still hold the same, small town values? How will they handle disagreements and disappointments along with extended family strife? Is each free to resume the relationship they once had, or have commitments to others been made, commitments that may even include a child?

Terri Mann honed her professional writing skills for many years as a copywriter for business entities and as a grant writer for social services agencies and arts organizations.  She also found success in writing personal essays, which were published locally and nationally.  Since childhood, books have been an integral part of Terri’s life.  She still remembers the magic of fairytales and the princes and princesses who brought these tales to life, especially stories from one of her favorite books, East of the Sun and West of the Moon.   Now and Forever is Terri’s first romance novel. She lives in Lakewood Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie, where she finds inspiration in sunsets and moonrises, and hopes to write other romance novels about heroes and heroines in search of love and happily-ever-after endings.     

Kate Lane has spent her life in the northern Ohio area, near the shores of Lake Erie. Kate's enjoyment in reading is lifelong, a hobby encouraged by her mother. Movies became an integral part of her life as well, and Kate loves to compare the transition from book to film. Her most preferred movie genre are the dramas and mysteries from the '30s/'40s, though she can also be found entrenched in '50s scifi/monster offerings, with a healthy dose of vampires thrown in for good measure. With plots and characters always on her mind, Kate decided that writing would be the natural conclusion of her ever present passion for romance and adventure!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Adventure Scrapbook – Paradise in the Desert –Big Bend

One of my favorite places in Big Bend National Park is the Hot Springs Historic District. It’s an idyllic spot along the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, which was once used as a health spa and as a meeting place for people from both sides of the river. There are several preserved buildings and a magnificent giant palm fanning out over the rugged landscape. I dubbed it the, “tropical paradise in the desert,” in Deadly Exodus and identified it as the place the characters would attempt their daring border/river crossing into Mexico in their desperate run for freedom.  

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend and has the opportunity to spend time with family and friends enjoying the traditions of this holiday. Be safe, have fun, and thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Legacy & Love

Get a double dose of romance with Paula Mowery’s Legacy & Love, which is comprised of two inspirational romance novellas. Please check out the blurbs below for a tiny taste of things to come, and to learn more about Paula, visit out her blog at, or follow at

The Prayer Shawl
Sean Holland is a magazine reporter always looking for the next story. Hope Weaver is a pediatric nurse who shares Christ through making prayer shawls. The shawls are just the touchy-feely story Sean needs, even though he’ll have to endure Hope’s strong Christian beliefs to get it. An unexpected connection brings them together as a couple. But, can they find love if they don’t share their faith?
Alex Lyndon’s life has been a series of fits and starts with no finishes. She finds herself jobless and divorced. Now her only family, Granny Olivia, is critically ill.
Chase Carson had to step into running the family business when his father died. The time is past due for him to visit Miss Olivia.
Alex and Chase must go on a treasure hunt. Will each find purpose and love for their lives in the process?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Adventure Scrapbook – Early Mountain Memories

Many of my earliest memories are of riding my pony in the mountains of Wyoming.  It didn’t take long before I graduated to a horse, since it was a little difficult to keep up with the adults, despite my pony’s determination. I doubt I appreciated it at the time, but these early exploits provided some serious quality family bonding, and fueled my life-long sense of adventure.