Friday, October 25, 2013

Spookapalooza Fun & Giveaways at The Romance Studio

Please join the party at The Romance Studio (TRS) as we celebrate the spooky season with their 4th annual Spookapalooza from October 25-31.  TRS is giving away an Amazon gift ecard (electronic gift card only, value $100 minimum) to one lucky reader and they’re giving away a lot of other prizes from the TRS prize vault and participating authors too. Just go to The Romance Studio Party Site at any time from October 25-31, 2013. 

I’ll be participating and I’ve donated an ebook of ShroudedIn Secrets (format of recipients choice).  Shrouded In Secrets (great title for Spookapalooza, don’t you think?) is an international romantic suspense that takes the reader on an epic journey around the world in a quest to locate ancient artifacts before a deadly group of terrorists.

The winner of the gift card will be selected at random on November 1, 2013. Other prizes from TRS and its participating authors will be assigned at each donor's earliest convenience following the end of the event.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tender Triumph Released

Tender Triumph by Ruth Roberts was recently released by Prism Book Group. Here’s a sneak peak.  

After a very public divorce from her billionaire Italian husband, Natalia Montalvo returns home to New York City to lick her wounds and try to put the pieces of her shattered heart back together. So why did she agree to attend a charity ball, especially when she knew her ex would be there? When he arrives with his newest love interest, she feels all the pieces she had managed to put together crumbling again.

Jared, owner of the largest, most prestigious architectural firm in the country, rubs elbows daily with the rich and powerful. He can’t stand them. After one too many altercations with a client, his head of public relations forces him to attend the annual charity ball, to schmooze and make nice with the people whom his business depends on. His mission is simple: smile, be friendly, and bid on a few high dollar items in the auction. Thirty minutes after arriving, he was already clenching his jaw and looking for a quick exit. On the balcony, he encounters Natalia Montalvo. He can’t ignore a woman in need, especially when that woman is his best friend’s sister. He devises a plan to save her pride, and in the process save his evening. But, can he convince her to give him more than one night?

Ruth Roberts has worked in public relations for fifteen years.  She lives in Texas with her husband, teenage daughter and their dog, Kimi.  Her hobbies are reading romance novels and writing them.  Her family says she is addicted to books, in her opinion that’s not a bad addiction to have.  You can find her on Facebook or on the web at

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Deals and Steals

Who doesn’t love cheap or even free reads for your Kindle? 

If you haven’t checked it out yet, eFiction Finds is your source for quality free and affordable fiction for your Kindle. All listings have received high ratings and are generally priced at $2.99 or less, including several free listings daily.  

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Free Short Story Collection

The following short stories were written by Prism Book Group authors in round-robin style during various promotional events.  Each author took a turn with the story (I participated in Lightning Strikes), adding the next scene, with the freedom to take the book in any direction they chose. These stories are offered free of charge directly through the publisher at or through Amazon.  I hope you enjoy these free and fun short reads. 

Lightning Strikes - After a storm, a major power outage leaves two at-odds neighbors dependent on each other. Forced to unite, will their animosity for each other crash like thunder or will they discover love as lightning strikes? 

After The Storm - Bonded by a harrowing cat rescue, Luke and Rachel are instant friends, but they can’t deny their attraction despite their business relationship. Rachel worries dating her boss is a bad idea, but soon the least of her worries. When two dead bodies are found in their apartment building, Luke is the main suspect. Has Rachel misjudged him? 

A BlizzardWedding is a continuation of Lightning Strikes and After the Storm. Now engaged, Luke and Rachel fly to the Sky Ridge Mountains for an intimate Valentine’s Day wedding at a ski lodge. When a blizzard hits hard, their wedding is in jeopardy—will Luke be trapped in the storm, or make it to the wedding in time?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Adventure Novel Released

Shrouded in Secrets was recently released by PrismBook Group. The novel is available in trade paperback and ebook through Amazon and Prism Book Group. Ebooks are also available through Barnes and Nobel and other on-line ebook retailers.

United by a common mission, bonded by tragedy 

The massacre of an unarmed South American village, destruction of one of the greatest manmade wonders of the world, and multiple museum thefts ignite a desperate scramble to locate a deadly group of terrorists. An international team led by the ruggedly handsome, but emotionally scarred 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. 

I hope you enjoy my latest adventure.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

And The Winner Is

Thank you to everyone who visited Patricia Stoltey’s blog on October 3rd and 4th and commented for a chance to win a free ebook of Shrouded In Secrets.  The lucky recipient is John Paul. Congratulations. For other giveaways , guest blogs, new author introductions and book releases, and fun tidbits on adventures large and small, please check back or follow me on twitter at  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Free ebook Giveaway and Guest Author Appearance

Please join me today on Patricia Stoltey’s blog as I discuss research in fiction. Also, find out how to sign up for a chance to receive a free ebook of my latest international adventure, Shrouded In Secrets. 

Patricia Stoltey is the author of two mystery novels: The Prairie Grass Murders (2007) and The Desert Hedge Murders (August 2009). She has a wonderful blog for readers, writers, and fans of the Rocky Mountains. If you haven’t checked it out yet, please stop on by at 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

Here Today Gone Tomorrow by Carlene Havel is a sweet love story and so much more. The book sets a realistic pace for healing after a major emotional setback. As readers we get to watch Casey, the main character, deal with having her life turned upside down and her confidence shattered, but then we get the privilege of sharing her journey of starting over and finding happiness she didn’t believe possible.  Ms. Havel has created a believable and delightful supporting cast of characters and a truly heartwarming story in which nearly everyone will be able to find something to relate to their own lives. Great read! 

Disappointed, dumped, divorced. Everything Casey Slaughter counted on is gone. While contemporaries start their families, Casey works two jobs to haul herself out of debt. Friends and family recommend a new husband to solve all her problems, but Casey resists all well-intentioned advice. Although she longs for a soul mate, the last thing her flattened self-esteem needs is more rejection—and comparisons to her beautiful, talented older sister do nothing to enhance Casey’s confidence. Unable to have children, she feels she has nothing to offer in marriage. Will bitterness and insecurity destroy her, or can renewed faith in God provide some measure of comfort for this wounded heart? Can Casey ever find love again, or will a string of disasters keep her forever on the run? 

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