Sunday, June 28, 2015

Audio Book Adventure Lovers

SHROUDED IN SECRETS  is now available in audio audible from Amazon and on I-Tunes.

When the massacre of an unarmed South American village, destruction of one of the greatest manmade wonders of the world, and multiple museum thefts occur, an international team is assembled to locate a deadly group of terrorists. The team led by CIA agent, Cash Luker, scours the globe in an attempt to keep ahead of those striving to bring thirteen mythical relics together. As Cash’s team closes in on those responsible for the devastation he must conquer past demons in order to save the woman who has captured his heart, and prevent destruction of legendary proportions.

Shrouded In Secrets is my second novel to be released in audio book format. Also available in audio audible is Marked In Mexico - When paradise turns deadly, flee into the jungle and fight for your life!

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I hope you enjoy the adventures!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Adventure Inspirations – The Fresh, The Freedom, The Farness

“The summer no sweeter than ever,
The sunshiny woods all a thrill;

The grayling asleep in the river,

The big horn sheep on the hill.

The strong life that never knows harness,
The wilds where the caribou call;
The fresh, the freedom, the farness—
Oh God! How I’m stuck on it all.”



- Robert Service, Spell of the Yukon, 1890- 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Knight of Dreams


I’m pleased to introduce Sharon McGregor. Sharon is a prairie girl who has been working her way west to escape the cold. She now lives on beautiful Vancouver Island. She hasn't escaped her roots, though, as her romances are set in small town North America. When not writing or reading, she operates a shave ice concession with her daughter and follows her grandchildren's athletic endeavors. She has a constant battle with her cat Zoey for control of her computer keyboard. Sharon loves to write romance, mystery and humor, if possible all three at the same time.
Fiona's Knight of Dreams is Sharon’s latest release. We thought we’d try something a little different and do a character interview so the reader can get to know the entertaining heroine, Fiona.
Interviewer:  Fiona, we're so glad you could stop in for a visit today to talk about what it was like to live in Timber in 1947. Would you like a cold drink? Maybe some iced tea?
Fiona (with a slight shudder): Anything but that. The last time I tried iced tea, it ended in disaster. I'm still trying to live it down.
Interviewer: We'll settle for cola then. How is your job going as Timber librarian?
Fiona: Part time librarian. Miss McPherson hasn't totally retired yet so I only work three days a week. It's a nice job and I love being around books. I just don't know if it has a future for me. Sighs. I'm still waiting for my knight in shining armour to ride up, throw me in front of his pommel, and take me away to a world of adventure, but all I do is read about it.
Interviewer: What sort of books do you like reading?
Fiona:  Romances, biographies and mysteries of course. I love the Perry Mason stories. I actually found a mystery in a library book this week. I should say we did. Charles, er Reverend. Redpath, and I are trying to solve the mystery, but I'd love to show him up and find the answer before he does.
Interviewer: Don't you like Reverend Redpath?
Fiona: Oh it's not that. He's quite nice really, for a minister. He has lovely brown eyes and this way of looking at you....
Interviewer: So, do you plan to stay a librarian?
Fiona:  Probably. I can't think of anything I'd rather do. If I tried to be a nurse, I'd probably kill half my patients, I'm so accident prone. And teaching?  My friend Katy is going to Normal School to be a teacher but I could never do that.  I guess I'll just remain where I am.
Interviewer: I bet your mother is hoping you'll get married and give her grandchildren.
Fiona:  I'm afraid she does. But Bertie my brother is going to get married and he can be the one to give her grandchildren. I want to live a life of adventure and romance. Of course, my friends are starting families now. Jill has a baby and Diane is getting married this summer. But that's not for me.
Interviewer: What about this Reverend Redpath you've been talking about? Is he married?
Fiona:  No. But it won't take the church ladies long to find a wife for him. Everyone with an unmarried daughter keeps inviting him for cream teas. I don't think he'll be able to hold out much longer. She sighs again.
Interviewer: You look as though that depresses you.
Fiona:  Of course not! It's nothing to do with me. It's just that he's so different from all the other ministers I've known.  He doesn't seem to mind that I'm such a klutz and that I've wrecked the parsonage flowers, and nearly burned the church kitchen down and...well, you know.. And he makes me laugh. We had a picnic together last week... Sorry. I shouldn't be talking about him. It's time to go. Thanks for the cola.
Interviewer: Goodbye Fiona. Good luck with your mystery.
Now that you know Fiona, here’s a short blurb, and links to learn more about Sharon and her other work.
Blurb
The good ladies of 1947 Timber are ready to find a wife for their new single minister.  Charles has ideas of his own when he meets Fiona, the lovely accident-prone and outspoken part-time librarian. Fiona, on the other hand, is holding out for a knight on a white charger to carry her away from her humdrum small town life. Fiona and Charles are thrown together as they begin to solve an old mystery which has turned up in a library book. Will Fiona's white knight ever show up to sweep her away? Will Charles ever run out of invitations for cream cakes and lemon slice? Fiona might just discover the sound of hoof-beats when she least expects it.
Find Sharon at:
Twitter:@sharonmcgr
Amazon author page: http://goo.gl/0toXu0
Goodreads: https://goo.gl/NxzAx8.
To learn more about Sharon’s other novels, just click on the links below to be taken directly to Amazon. Currently all of Sharon’s books listed here, including Fiona’s Knight of Dreams are just $0.99, except for Island Charms which is $2.99. I hope you’ll check these out.
Fiona’s Knight of Dreams http://amzn.to/1dU58kM

Autumn Dreams  http://amzn.to/1dU51FR
Acres of Dreams http://amzn.to/1F1h35w
Northern Lights http://amzn.to/1QdTqlY

Island Charms http://amzn.to/1QdTyBY

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Coterie Defined



According to Dictionary.com, coterie can be a group of people who associate closely, an exclusive group or clique, or a group of prairie dogs occupying a communal burrow. Merriam-Webster online defines it as an intimate and often exclusive group of persons with a unifying common interest or purpose.  But, none of these sources state that the shared interests must be benevolent, good, or established for the betterment of humankind. In some instances the unifying common purpose can be downright deadly…Who or what is Coterie? Find out in A Dose Of Danger.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sarah's Back

I’d like to welcome Gay N. Lewis to my blog today. Gay is the author of the fun and entertaining “Sarah” series about a dyslexic angel charged with making love connections on earth. Gay’s here today to talk about the newest in the series, Sarah and a Midnight Cruise to Catalina. So, without further ado…
Would you share a little about Sarah and a Midnight Cruise to Catalina with us?
Sarah must take a cruise with Carolyn Baker to Catalina Island. Sarah’s terrified of water, so this is a concern. An evil angel is also on board, and his assignment is to keep Heaven’s Little Love Angel from uniting Carolyn with the right man. Tomas, the Warrior Angel is also on board, but he is acting as guardian to Carolyn and can’t help Sarah. When Sarah is lured to Cloud Nine by Talen, the wicked angel, Tomas rescues Sarah in a clash on Cloud Nine.
Sarah makes readers laugh out loud.  We follow her through one blooper after another. Even Mother Goodness can’t keep the pint-sized being from disasters caused by her inappropriate choices for human disguises and her love for outrageous footwear.
What was your inspiration for this book?
Like most authors, I’ve always wanted to write. After I retired from the interior design field, I carved my first story—a historical, women’s fiction based on a true incident. Maybe with a rewrite, it will see print one day. The second book, a sequel, went nowhere.  Along the way, I joined Romance Writers of America.  Through this group, I met many diverse authors. Some were gigantic sellers of paranormal literature.  With no knowledge of vampires or werewolves, and no desire to learn about them, I decided to write a fantasy about a dyslexic angel. I prefer uplifting, happy stories, and a well-intentioned goof-ball of a heaven sent spirit hit the spot.  Through Sarah, I can also write nuggets about faith and Christianity.  I thank God He gave me Sarah.  I also thank Him for my enormous sense of humor. I’ve enjoyed using it with Sarah.
What sort of hindrances does Sarah face on this mission?
For the first time ever, she must deal with a wicked spirit by the name of Talen. Talen is sent by his boss from the under-world, and his mission is to keep Carolyn from uniting with the correct man.  Talen tricks Sarah into leaving her charge and tries to destroy her on Cloud Nine. Tomas, the Warrior Angel, comes to Sarah’s rescue.
I enjoyed writing this Sarah book.  I used many of my own experiences from the cruise I took alone.  I hope readers will like it as well.

I’d like to thank Gay for joining us today on my blog and I hope you’ll check out her latest novel along with the rest of the Sarah series.  Keep reading for a short blurb for Sarah and a Midnight Cruise to Catalina Island, and for more on Gay. To learn more about her other novels in the Sarah series, just click on the Amazon links below or go to http://prismbookgroup.com/angels
BLURB
She can fly but can she swim? Dyslexic and bumbling angel, Sarah, comes to earth to unite Carolyn with a mate. Poopty doopty! She must do it on a ship while Carolyn cruises to Catalina Island. Sarah fears falling into the ocean, and she’s horrified soggy wings will drown her.  On this mission, Talen, an evil spirit is assigned to thwart Heaven’s Little Love Angel’s efforts. Tomas, the Warrior Angel, must protect Sarah. Can Tomas succeed without Sarah goofing up the war between the holy and unholy spirits? Will Talen succeed in spoiling Carolyn’s romance?
BIO
Gay N. Lewis has a background in video production and interior design. Her credits include Psalms from the Mountains, The Canadian Rockies and Many Churches, One Vision.  As a pastor’s wife and Adult Bible Study Leader, she has written numerous church programs and newsletters. She lives in Fulshear, TX, a small town west of Houston.
You can visit Gay at http://gaynlewis.com, http://www.gaynlewis.blogspot.com, https://www.amazon.com/author/gaynlewis or follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GayNLewis and also on Twitter @GayNLewis2. And, Sarah has her own Facebook page at, Facebook@ Sarah Wingspand
BOOKS
Sarah: A Mission of Love http://amzn.to/1ARKU5s
Sarah: Laney's Angel http://amzn.to/1T3h1ot
Sarah and the Widow's Mate  http://amzn.to/1QdTHFM
Sarah and the Internet Dating Service http://amzn.to/1F1higR
Sarah and the Scary Ferris Wheel  http://amzn.to/1AUyDNf
Sarah and a Dad for Mandy http://amzn.to/1QdTOks
Sarah and a Midnight Cruise to Catalina Island http://amzn.to/1JyCyRm

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Adventure Inspirations – John Muir on Nature

“Camp out among the grass and gentians of glacier meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of Nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”  


- John Muir, Yosemite Valley, 1898- 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Sneak Peek at Danger

Welcome to Sneak Peek Sunday for June 14, where authors post six paragraphs, no more, no less, from one of their novels, and provide links to other blogs so readers can hop around and discover new and exciting books and authors. Here’s a sneak peek into my newest novel, ADose Of Danger, which was just released May 29. To download your copy from Amazon, click here. I hope you enjoy this peek into my new novel, and for the latest updates, please follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/kimmcmahill.

By the time Logan hung up, the tears were gone. Hearing Moss treating the big, strong deputy like a child made her smile. She missed her uncle so much it hurt. Even in a hospital bed hundreds of miles away, he was still trying to take care of her.

“What would you be happy to do for Uncle Moss?” 

“This,” he replied as he pulled her into his arms and kissed her. His lips moved slowly over hers until he felt her arms slide up around his neck. He deepened the kiss, and her response sent fire through his body. Even without his heavy coat on, he knew he would be burning just as hot. She fit against him like they were made for each other. When he finally let her go, she looked up at him with a wicked smile that made him itch to grab for her again.

As if sensing his intention, Grace took several steps back. “I’m fairly certain that wasn’t what Moss asked you to do for him.” 

“Maybe he said something about giving you a hug for him, but I started tuning him out when he decided I needed driving instructions.
Anyway, I didn’t want to disappoint an injured old man, so I winged it.”
 
Grace studied him for a moment. Maybe he won’t walk out on me, but even if he does, I might as well make the most of every moment we have together. She smiled and moved within reach.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Adventure Inspirations – Art of Adventure

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.”

- Wildred Peterson-

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hooked on Danger

Welcome to this week’s Book Hooks blog hop. Here’s a little teaser from my newly released contemporary romantic suspense novel set in Wyoming, A Dose of Danger. 
Excerpt
“You already have more than a full-time career. This situation will most likely be long-term, so I need to get into a rhythm with the chores and my job, and not get too dependent upon your kindness and nice muscles,” she added with a shy smile. 
“So you like my muscles?”
“Don’t let it go to your head, Deputy. Remember I work with a bunch of researchers, PhDs, and marketing executives.”
He laughed as he turned and walked out the door.
Grace stood on the porch and watched until the truck’s taillights disappeared over the rise.
Just my luck, I may have met “Mr. Right,” and the timing couldn’t be more wrong.

Blurb
When researcher Grace Talbot and her team discover a possible solution for weight loss they become targets of a group dedicated to controlling the multi-billion dollar a year diet-product industry. Her unsanctioned testing methods bring tragedy to the family ranch, and the attention of the local sheriff’s deputy. With her colleagues either dead, missing, or on the run she soon realizes she must trust the
deputy with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Adventure Inspirations – Travel and the Outside World

“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”


- Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings-