GUESS MY RELEASE DATE FOR A LITTLE BIT OF LUST. KEEP READING!

Guess the release date of A Little Bit of Lust @mylifeasadate and win!      Click for more information about the giveaway! A little intro to the series. Check me out on socials and follow me (links below) for more chances to win! Scroll down.    Shirley Goldberg’s Starting Over series is a standalone collection of three romantic women’s fiction novels. In Middle Ageish, Sunny Chanel moves from Paris to New Haven, CT, and starts online…

FIFTY ICE CREAM READS FOR AUGUST AND BEYOND

August + Ice Cream Books! Choose from 50 reads. With one click of the link, scroll, baby scroll.    I haven't written an ice cream book, but fifty of my author friends have every kind of ice cream story you can imagine. Romance to paranormal romance with witches and ghosts and vampires. Mystery and murder.  Historical. Older couples and second chances. Mermaids. Exotic settings. Your own backyard.  Summertime is reading time, so indulge yourself. Choose your favorite genre…

BRIDGES, A BOOK OF FRIENDSHIP, FAITH AND LOVE. TOUR AND GIVEAWAY. CHECK IT OUT!

Bridges by Linda Griffin Genre: Sweet Historical Romance In 1963, Neil Vincent, a middle-aged World War II veteran and "Christian atheist," is working at Westfield Court as a chauffeur. He spends most of his spare time reading. Mary Claire DeWinter is a young, blind, Catholic college student and reluctant heiress. To secure her inheritance, she has to marry within a year, and her aunt is pressuring her to marry a rich man who teased and…

HOW TO DATE A PIRATE: AN INTERVIEW ON DECK WITH THE CREW OF WALK THE WALK

Today is special. I've got a character interview with the stars from Marilyn Barr's new vampire-pirate series, Walk the Walk. Of course, I traveled back to 1724 and climbed aboard the pirate ship, Patricia's Wish, to talk to the crew. Teeth, Chub, and Branko were on deck to greet me.  Shirley: We are docked just off the coast of Aruba on this beautiful starlit night with Carajillo cocktails in our hands. Let’s get started. Good evening,…

STRONG ENOUGH AND CHILD OF MINE, BOOKS ABOUT STRONG WOMEN AND THE MEN WHO LOVE THEM

"Clothes make the character," says author Jana Richards. She should know. In this special introduction to Child of Mine, her first book in the Masonville series, she writes about clothes, weddings, her favorite scene in the book, and...secrets.   One of my favorite scenes in Child of Mine, book 1 in my Masonville Series, is the wedding scene. Lauren and Cole are getting married in a hastily arranged wedding at Cole’s house a few weeks before Christmas.…

ONLY A SIMPLE SHOEBOX, BUT FULL OF SECRETS…AUTHOR LYNN GRIFFIN INTERVIEWS HER CHARACTERS

Author Lynn Griffin writes stories about strong women, courage and survival. She loves the way the characters take her by the hand and lead her along the path. They tell Lynn what they want to say and what’s going to happen next.  Why did you write this particular book you’re talking about today?   I find that every book I write is filled with stories of courage and survival. I’ve met so many wonderful people…

A CIVIL WAR JOURNAL PROMISES A TREASURE AND SENDS THE HEROINE SPIRALING DOWN A DANGEROUS PATH

Author Terry Segan talks about her second novel, Precious Treasure, a paranormal mystery with a spirit from the Civil War.  (Her first book, Photographs in Time, involved time travel.) Terry enjoyed researching the Civil War for her novel. Here's a tidbit about what she discovered: "In Precious Treasure, the most interesting part to write was the Civil War journal of the young Confederate soldier. It took quite a bit of research to understand the life of…

CAN LOVE BREAK THROUGH THEIR FIREWALLS? WITTY BANTER AND STEAMY LOVE SCENES

Writer Jennifer Wilck is a writer who has trouble with conflict in her real life, and finds it runs over into her writing. Since conflict is essential in a story, she wrestles with being too nice to her characters. I asked Jennifer a few questions about her new book, Unlock My Heart, and her writing process. Welcome, Jennifer.   Why did you write Unlock My Heart? I love writing about damaged heroes. I also love…

SPIES TO WITCHES. BROKEN HEARTS AND LONELY HEARTS. SHORT CHRISTMAS COOKIE BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

These shorter reads are long on holiday fun and hijinks. Here to grab and gobble, YUMMY! A link for every new release. Cookie themes, every last one! Plus our publisher, Wild Rose Press, is putting together a FREE Holiday recipe cookie book. Watch this space for more news.    The Gingerbread Lodge Vicky Burkholder Can the magic of Christmas help Gisele restore not just the Gingerbread Lodge but her lost love with Max? Gisele Reid returns…

4 TRUTHS ABOUT DATING OVER FIFTY YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW

What I learned about relationships from interviewing my characters Who knew two of my main characters were savvy about this dating and relationship thing? Sunny Chanel (Middle Ageish) and Dana Narvana (Eat Your Heart Out) proved, in this post, that I have a few things to learn. Besides, I have a secret.  Too often, my inner voice is my characters from my novels arguing with me while I’m writing. This past week they schooled me…