Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Blog tour: Taming the Whirlwind by L M Heidle

Liz is slowly accomplishing her goals:

1.      Get out of her small town- CHECK
2.      Graduate College- CHECK
3.      Move to New York- CHECK
4.      Get a job- working on it
5.      Find drama- WAIT! NO! 

Finding drama was NOT on her to-do list, but apparently life didn’t get the memo, because it threw her one heck of a curveball. What curveball you ask? It’s not a what, but a who and that who would be Mr. Kade Ian Parker. The tattooed, short-tempered, sexier than should be allowed businessman, has turned her world more than upside down. He obliterated it. Her life has turned into something that even a soap opera writer couldn’t come up with.
            Kade never wanted to find love. He saw how his family crumbled after his mom left; there was no way he was going to be crushed by another woman. No one had come close to making him want more, until her. No matter how hard he fought his attraction and oh did he try. Hell, he basically pushed her into another man’s arms, nothing changed.  He. Still. Wanted. Her.  


About me? Hmm . . . I hate this part. It kind of makes me feel like I’m answering questions for a dating service, but here you go. . .
          I’ve spent most of my life in one part or another of Missouri. The last four years, through my husband’s career, I’ve gotten to live in Texas and Georgia.
          My husband and I have been married for ten years. We have two beautiful boys, who will most likely drive me to insanity before they’re ten. We have three disgusting snakes (Can you tell it wasn’t my idea?). Now we’ve added a Rat terrier puppy to the crazy mix, who is beyond spoiled, but at least I get to dress someone in pink.
          I’d never planned on being a writer, never even crossed my mind. It started as a way to escape during a difficult time in my life and then I realized how much I loved it. I’d finished my first book and couldn’t wait to start the next one. Now I’m on book four and already have ideas for number five running through my head.
          I never thought writing would be more than a hobby, but when I was given the opportunity to publish, I decided to take it. Who knows where the future will lead, maybe I’ll sell one book or a thousand, but at least I fought my fear of the unknown and tried.
          I have a ton of people to thank. My husband and children for putting up with me. My sister for giving me the idea by getting me addicted to my Kindle. If there was a Kindle’s Anonymous, I’d probably need to be a member. My parents for always believing in anything I do. Julie of Amazing Things Press for giving me a shot. Last, but definitely not least my fans (when I get some) for taking a chance on an unknown writer.  

With Love,




Kade, you thought I was irrational before? Then you’re going to love this. You can take your roses and shove them. Here’s the jewelry and shoes back, I would hate for you to waste a dime on someone who doesn’t respect you!! As for the dress I’m keeping it for having to put up with your arrogant, self-centered, and downright obnoxious personality. If you don’t like it, get the hell over it because I could care less.

Ms. Day

Main Character Casting:
Kade Ian Parker:

You’d never know a tatted, chiseled to perfection body lay beneath those expensive suits, but there’s a lot you don’t know about Mr. Parker. Most people only see the tall, demanding man with killer looks, but there’s more to him than blonde hair, glacial blue eyes, and melt worthy dimples. If you can see past the intimidating personality and mouth watering good looks, you’ll get to see just how deep he really is, and that’s where the true attraction lies.
* If I had to pick an actor it would probably be rougher version of Chris Hemsworth

Elizabeth Anne Day:

Kade knows Liz is from a small town, he knows everything about her, even before he really knows her. Most people only see a fair skinned woman with brown hair and green eyes. When Kade looks at her he sees captivating green eyes, that see so deep inside it scares the hell out of him. Add that on top of her rocking body with a hidden rose tattoo and no matter what he does, he knows he’s screwed.
*If I had to pick an actress it would probably be Emma Stone.  

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Count Down to Christmas Blitz: All is Merri and Bright by Tifani Clark

Merri Wilcox has finally achieved her greatest dream and opened her own hair salon. Life is bliss until Brighton Stansbury walks through her door. Growing up, Brighton was behind every bad thing that happened to Merri. She hasn't seen him since high school graduation and could have happily continued like that forever. 

When a winter storm traps Merri and Brighton together, will the pair finally learn to get along, or will the Christmas holiday become their new war zone?                                                                                                                                                                                               


Tifani Clark grew up on a potato farm in southeastern Idaho with two brothers and two sisters. Because of her location, she had a lot of space to imagine and daydream and often pretended to be characters in books--like Scarlett O'Hara. She is married to the love of her life and is the mother of four fabulous children. When not writing, she enjoys playing the violin and piano and traveling to new places.

Q and A with the Author:
1.       Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
        a.   All is Merri and Bright is the first ‘cozy romance’ I wrote. Up to this point, all my stories    have been geared toward the YA crowd. I learned that it’s a fun genre and I can explore     other options.
2.       What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

        a.    Sometimes when writing my characters get stuck in situations that I don’t know how to                get them out of. I know the story starts at Point A, and I know it ends at Point B, but              sometimes getting them through the in-between stuff can be tricky.  Some of my best thinking comes during the early morning hours. I’m a morning person and usually wake up long before my alarm goes off. I use that time to lie in bed and think through my stories. Answers to plot questions usually find their way out.   

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1Lost in her thoughts, Merri didn’t notice that Brighton had stopped working next to her—until a snowball hit her in the back of the head.
Shocked, she whipped around to glare at Brighton who already had another snowball formed and aimed at her. “You did not just do that.”
“I did. And I don’t regret it.” He grinned. “Although, admittedly, I was aiming for your back, not your head.”
“So not only can you not drive straight, but you can’t throw straight either,” Merri said.
Without any further warning, Brighton pulled his arm back and unleashed the second snowball. It connected with her face, splattering across her cheeks and dripping down into her coat.  “Hey, look at that. My aim’s not so bad after all,” he said.
“You’re going to regret doing that.” Still gasping from the cold shock, Merri grabbed a handful of snow and hurled it at Brighton. He easily ducked and the poorly formed ball sailed over his head.
“Is that the best you’ve got?”
“You are so frustrating!” Merri yelled.
“No I’m not. You just think I am because you’re frustrated with yourself.”
Merri grabbed another handful of snow, taking her time as she formed it into a perfectly packed ball. She raised her arm and thrust it forward, faking a throw. Brighton dodged the empty pass, just as she knew he would. While he struggled to regain his balance, she unleashed the snowball for real, hitting him square in the chest.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Count Down to Christmas Blitz: Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray

-->Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray

-->Luccia Gray was born in London, and now lives in the south of Spain with her husband. She has three children and three grandchildren. When she's not reading or writing, she teaches English at an Adult Education Centre and at University. 


Following Edward Rochester’s death, Jane Eyre, who has been blackmailed into marrying a man she despises, will have to cope with the return of the man she loved and lost. The secrets she has tried so hard to conceal must be disclosed, giving rise to unexpected events and more shocking revelations.
Romance, mystery, and excitement will unfold exploring the evolution of the original characters, and bringing to life new and intriguing ones, spinning a unique and absorbing narrative, which will move the action from the Yorkshire countryside, to Victorian London, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Colonial Jamaica.


Author Top 10!

I live in the south of Spain
I love swimming in outdoor pools in summer
I make a great paella and tiramisu
I’ve been dying my hair with henna for 23 years
I reread Jane Eyre regularly, like every other day!
My favourite 20th century novel is Rebecca
My favourite museum is the Tate Modern
My favourite place to go for a walk is along the South Bank 
I auditioned for the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama when I was 18
I speak four European languages

And Some Author Q&A's

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not writing?
I teach English to adults in Spain, full time. I enjoy working out at the gym, going for long walks, reading, travelling, and chatting to my physical and virtual friends.
How many books do you have out, and do you have a favorite?
Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall is my second book. The first is All Hallows at Eyre Hall. Book 3, Midsummer at Eyre Hall is also under way. I love both of my published books. Book one will always be special, but I like the way book two moved the story forward building a more exciting story.

When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author?
I’ve always been an avid reader, and I’ve wanted to write and publish novels as far back as I can remember. My first book is dedicated to Sister Catherine. She used to read aloud to us during the last hour of class, and always on Friday afternoons. I was twelve at the time. I remember her reading The Moonstone, Oliver Twist, and Vanity Fair, among others. She transmitted her love for literature and especially the Victorians.  

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Count Down to Christmas Blitz: An Unexpected Proposal by Annette Lyon

While working at a wood camp in the Logan canyon during the winter of 1880, Caroline Simpson is forced to thwart the aggressive advances of Mr. Butch Larson, and in the process discovers that her long-time friend James has genuine affection for her. But as stubborn as Caroline is, she minimizes the emotions James has awakened in her, and it takes almost losing him to admit her true feelings. 

AN UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL was introduced in the first volume of the bestselling and award-winning Timeless Romance Anthology series, WINTER COLLECTION:

**Amazon #1 Bestselling *New Release* in Clean Romance 
**Amazon Top 10 in Regency Romance  
**Amazon Top 5 in Victorian Romance                                                                                                                                                                          


Annette Lyon is the Whitney Award-winner author of Band of Sisters and a three-time recipient of Utah’s Best of State Medal for fiction, twice for novels and a third time for her novellas. She has received many publication awards from the League of Utah Writers, including the Silver Quill for her first book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series, Paige. She’s published more than a dozen novels, even more novellas, several nonfiction books, and over 120 magazine articles, and she has a cum laude BA in English from BYU. When she’s not writing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found mothering and avoiding the spots on the kitchen floor.

Q and A with the Author:

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

This novella was my first attempt at writing short fiction. I’d long believed that I could never write anything shorter than a novel—I just couldn’t. But then I tried. It wasn’t easy, but it worked, and I liked the final result. And then I continued writing them—I’ve since written well over a dozen novellas. That was the biggest thing I learned from An Unexpected Proposal—that I can exercise and use writing muscles I didn’t know I had!

What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

Thanks to my ADD, staying focused is always a challenge. Ironically, when my children were little and I had only short snatches of time to write, I was remarkably productive. I used those snatches efficiently. Turns out I can’t focus for hours and hours at a time. I need to take breaks—and not fall down the shiny Internet rabbit hole. My newest weapon to defeat distraction is a tread desk setup I rigged on our treadmill. Movement helps me focus, and on the tread desk, I set up my laptop on the shelf, walk at about 1.6 miles per hour, and suddenly I can work for two or three hours, no problem.

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This—her first real kiss—was a moment she would treasure and remember all her life, but she also knew that James wasn’t for her, and that the romantic moment had happened purely out of the intense emotions they had both experienced immediately prior. That, and the bewitching moonlight.

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