I am proud to announce that the anthology in which I am involved has hit the USA Today bestsellers' list! We're at #136! I am so proud to be working with an awesome group of writers as what we have. Thank you, all.
Romantic Timeshas reviewed my latest historical and given it 4 Stars! To those of you who don't know the rating system, here it is:
RATINGS DESCRIPTION 4 1/2 Gold: Phenomenal. In a class by itself. 4 1/2: Fantastic. A keeper. 4: Compelling. A page-turner. 3: Enjoyable. A pleasant read. 2: Problematic. May struggle to finish. 1: Severely Flawed. Pass on this one.
Genre:Series, Love Inspired Historical, Current
PROTECTED BY THE WARRIOR (4) by Barbara Phinney: Midwife Clara lands in hot
water when news reaches Dunmow of why she was sent there. Yet she is determined
to protect the girl and her baby who sought Clara’s help. Unfortunately,
Sergeant Kenneth d’Entremont believes they should be with the child’s father,
Lord Taurin. Clara refuses to let that happen, knowing the girl will be killed.
However, when Lord Taurin arrives in Dunmow, Kenneth finds himself following
Clara’s example, hiding her wards from this evil lord. This sequel to Bound to
the Warrior is action packed. It presents a fine window into this time period
and is peppered with interesting characters. Reviewed By: Susan Mobley
Please welcome my guest today, Lois Winston. I had the pleasure of working with Lois on Romance Super Bundle and now on Romance Super Bundle II: Second Chances. This gal is a fount of knowledge and I'm thrilled to have her drop by today. (btw, I'm reading one of her stories now, and am loving it!)
was first publish in 1995 (the full title was The Rules: Time-tested Secrets
for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider.)
The book generated a lot of controversy because its premise was that women
should be more like the women of past generations, “easy to be with but hard to
get,” never pursuing men but instead letting the men pursue them. Although the
book was derided as anti-feminist, it sold millions of copies.
One of those copies was purchased by a friend of mine.
Mary and her husband had recently divorced, and she was on a desperate quest to
find a replacement mate. On a trip to Barnes & Noble I watched as she
purchased an armload of how-to-snag-a-man books. She proceeded to read them all,
but The Rules became her bible.
Watching Mary’s dating exploits as a devoted “Rules
Girl” gave me the idea for Hooking Mr. Right, first published under my Emma
Carlyle pen name.
Can a butt-ugly alley cat named Cupid bring
together two people driven apart by secrets and lies?
After writing a doctoral thesis that exposed fraud in the
pop-psychology genre, thirty-two year old professor Althea Chandler has to
sacrifice her professional integrity to save her family from financial
disaster. She secretly becomes best-selling romance guru Dr. Trulee Lovejoy, a
self-proclaimed expert on how to catch a man, even though Thea’s a miserable
failure when it comes to relationships—especially those with the opposite sex.
Burned by a failed marriage, Luke Bennett finds himself pursued by Dr.
Lovejoy toting women after a gossip columnist dubs him New York’s most eligible
bachelor. When he at first mistakes Thea for one of the women out to snare him,
sparks fly, but the two soon find themselves battling sparks of a less hostile
nature, thanks in part to an alley cat named Cupid.
Luke believes he’s finally found an honest woman.
Unfortunately, Thea is anything but honest. She’s got more secrets than the CIA
and a desperate gossip columnist out to expose her. Cupid definitely has his
work cut out for him.
Besides me, you’ll
find fabulous stories by authors Dale Mayer, Donna Marie Rogers, Stacey Joy
Netzel, Amy Gamet, Edie Ramer, Pamela Fryer, Georgina Lee, Kate Kelly, Wendy
Ely, and Lyndi Lamont–nearly half a million words and 2000 pages of strong
heroes and daring heroines who’ll do anything for a second chance at love.
and Amazon bestselling author Lois Winston writes mystery, romance, romantic
suspense, chick lit, women’s fiction, and non-fiction under her own name and
her Emma Carlyle pen name. Kirkus Reviews dubbed her critically
acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, “North Jersey’s more
mature answer to Stephanie Plum.” In addition, Lois is an award-winning craft
and needlework designer who often draws much of her source material for both
her characters and plots from her experiences in the crafts industry. Visit
Lois/Emma at www.loiswinston.com
and Anastasia at the Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers blog, www.anastasiapollack.blogspot.com.
Follow everyone on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Anasleuth.
Well, it's been a while, but I have a great excuse! I've been busy getting another book up and out there, and also participating in another wonderful anthology and even crossing over to the African continent!
But more on that part later.
Right now, I want to tell you about Cape of Secrets. It's my newest book. Well, actually, it's Georgina Lee's newest book, and what a minx she is! She's really called on her inner vixen with this one. While Barbara Phinney is the more demure, sensible writer, Georgina Lee is sensual, funny, gutsy and yes, sometimes a little bad.
And so is Cape of Secrets.
But if you really like bargains, it's part of a new anthology called Romance Super Bundle II Second Chances for only 99 cents! This is a set of 11 great authors doing what great authors do best. Write Great Stories!
You see, it's all about second chances. We don't always get them, but when we realize we have them, we know we must act. And in Cape of Secrets, taking that second chance could cost a few people their lives!
So what does Cape of Secrets have to do with the African Continent? Plenty. Take a look at Cape of Secrets' cover. That's the actual place on which my book is based. It's on the Bay of Fundy, on Canada's east cost. It was a lovely day when I took the picture. But a world away, at the bottom of Africa, there is another cape. This one is a city. Cape Town, and its infamous Table Mountain. Though it has days like I saw with my cover, there are days it's shrouded in fog so thick you could walk off the edge an never know it.
Like the day we visited it. I said to my daughter, who traveled with me, "We could be standing on the edge of the Bay of Fundy, and never know it."
Yes, believe it or not, this is on the way up to Table Mountain. Do you see the cables?
Anyone up for a little hike? What's over the edge, I wonder?
Fog is the same the world over. Mysterious, soupy, chilling, so moist you can taste it on your tongue, and perfect fodder for a wild writer like Georgina Lee. Cape of Secrets has plenty of fog in it too, and yes, you could walk off the edge and never know it there, too.
FOR HONOR'S SAKE
When Clara became a
midwife, she vowed to preserve life above all. She'll keep that vow,
even if it means defying a Norman baron by hiding a Saxon slave and her
child. Yet when the ruthless lord threatens Clara's village—and her
life—she's forced to rely on another Norman to keep her safe.
D'Entremont is a soldier, one who takes lives instead of healing them.
Clara despairs of finding any common ground with him. But when he begins
guarding her, she learns to see him in a new light. His care and
compassion make her feel safe…even loved. Can she bring herself to put
her secrets, and her heart, under the protection of the warrior?
It is my sincerest hope you will check out this book. I'm very proud of it.