VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WTH ERIN QUINN,AUTHOR OF “KISSING KRIS KRINGLE”…

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME ERIN QUINN TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY…

From the author’s website:

Erin Quinn is an award winning author. Her books have been called “riveting,” “brilliantly plotted” and “beautifully written” and have won, placed or showed in the Booksellers Best, WILLA Award for Historical fiction, the Orange Rose, Golden Quill, Best Books, and Award of Excellence.
She lives in Arizona with her husband, two daughters and three dogs (all of whom have made debuts in her stories—the dogs, that is, not the husband and kids.)

Order  Books:  

Amazon      Barnes & Noble      Books-a-Million      Indie Bound

Visit the author’s website at: http://www.erinquinnbooks.com

WELCOME,ERIN and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Happy Holidays!

Generally I look forward to the holidays but as summer drifted away and fall snuck in (disguised in summer temperatures here in Arizona) I found myself feeling blue about the upcoming season.  It’s been a tough year for me.  I’ve never really recovered from the escalation of my father’s illness in the spring and then his loss in May.  I’m all grown up, but I guess deep down, I was still a Daddy’s Girl and I miss him terribly.

But knowing my dad as I did, I knew he would hate to see any of his loved ones sad and especially with the holidays coming.  He loved Christmas—especially all the sweets and cookies that abounded.  With my own melancholy in mind, I decided it was time to cheer up and remember all of the things he loved about the holidays. 

I started brainstorming ideas for a Christmas story with two friends (Calista Fox and Mary Leo).  The three of us came up with the concept of a small town in Maine called North Pole, where Christmas is not just a day in the year, but the way of life.  What if, we asked ourselves, North Pole, Maine is suffering from the same melancholy that each of us is?  What if they need a kick in the pants to get in the spirit?

We decided to take three friends and put them on Santa’s Naughty List.  The only way off?  Spread some Christmas cheer.  In my story, Kissing Kris Kringle, Kris, who has always felt cursed by his name, becomes a reluctant Santa Claus, stuck in a red suit all day long as countless children wait to tell him if they’ve been naughty or nice.  But soon he finds that being Santa’s sit-in isn’t so bad.  It puts him in arms reach of Holly McClaussen, the woman he’s had the hots for since junior high school.  Suddenly Kris has a new outlook on life and the meaning of Christmas and his good will spreads, bringing with it smiles and joy from all around.

I won’t tell you if Kris gets the girl in the end.  But I will tell you he gets everything he never knew he wanted for Christmas.  If you’re looking for a light romance to get you in the spirit, I hope you’ll give one of the Sexy Secret Santa stories a try.  They’re only 99 cents (ho ho ho)!

Whatever your beliefs, I wish you all a happy holiday season and hope you are able to spend it with your loved ones appreciating the one gift that never needs to fit under the tree—happiness!

Erin

Thank you Erin,for taking the time out of your busy schedule today to visit with us at My Book Addiction and More !! Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your dear father.We understand the sadness,and the need your remembrance at this time of year….

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! 

Kissing Kris Kringle (Sexy Secret Santas)

Erin Quinn

Publisher:Books We Love (November 15, 2011)

ASIN: B0068S0Z8U

Product Description(From Amazon)

Kris Kringle is just an average guy living in the tiny town of North Pole, Maine where Christmas isn’t just a holiday–it’s a way of life. But not for Kris. He might be named after the big guy in red, but Kris is more Scrooge than Santa.
Until he wakes up from a night of partying with his friends to find himself in possession of a Santa suit, a toy bag and a puppy. Kris soon discovers that he’s been relegated to Santa’s naughty list and there’s only one way to get his name removed….put on the suit and spread some cheer.
Lucky for Kris every cloud has a silver snowflake and his quest to get off that list lands him in the arms of the woman he’s been lusting after for years.
It takes a little magic, but Kris is about to get everything he didn’t even know he wanted for Christmas.
To read the whole story of Christmas Maine, be sure and download Naughty St. Nick by Calista Fox and Romancing Rudy Raindear by Mary Leo.
***GIVEAWAY***
Thanks to the awesome Erin we are offering 1 lucky commenter a print copy of ‘HAUNTING DESIRE” by Erin Quinn. Giveaway open to US residents only. No P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway
will run from today November 30 until December 7,2011.
**Please remember to leave your email address in your comment so we can contact the winner**
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

ALSO COMING IN DECEMBER:

(From: Books We Love Publishing Pub)

WHISPERS Reissue from 04/06 mass market paperback w/a Erin Grady

 E-book Publisher: Books We Love Publishing Pub. Date: December 2011

If you listen hard enough….

Diablo Springs—Once a boomtown of gamblers, outlaws and miners. Now a place where shifting sands whisper only of torment and loss. A place where shadows lure the unsuspecting into its abyss.

It’s where Gracie Beck was raised, but she never called it home. When she left that place, she never looked back…

you will hear their whispered warnings….

Now Gracie finds she’s inherited the Diablo Hotel from her grandmother and, with it, a curse that has haunted her family for over a hundred years. As she begins to unearth long-buried secrets, she unleashes a force that threatens everyone she cares about. And when the one man she has tried to forget unexpectedly returns to Diablo Springs to find inspiration for his next novel, Gracie knows that a dark and desperate chapter in the story of her family must be written.

Visit the author’s website for more information at: http://www.erinquinnbooks.com/Whispers.htm

Thank you,Erin for visiting with My Book Addiction and More today….

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VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH KAREN RANNEY,AUTHOR OF SCOTTISH LOVE….

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME KAREN RANNEY TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY!!

Good morning,Karen and welcome to My Book Addiction and More today…..

MBA: Tell our readers a little about yourself?

      KAREN:You know how you’re in a job interview, and the guy suddenly asks that question and you freeze? What do I tell him? What do I say that makes me sound nice, but humble, and intelligent, but a team player?

I just had a deer in the headlights moment when reading that question. But I’ll try to give you a taste of me.

I’m pretty pragmatic, with a huge, wide streak of sentimentality. I have this weird penchant for crying along with whoever is on TV. I don’t know why I do it, but I do. I believe that people can achieve anything if they want it enough, believe it enough, and are willing to keep it uppermost in their minds. I am an incurable positive thinker. In every ghastly situation, I struggle to find something good in it.

I love being a writer. I even love the parts that challenge me.

But I think the phrase that defines me is this: she never gives up. Maybe I should have that engraved on a plaque.

MBA: I know “A Scottish Love” is dear to your heart you our readers why?

  KAREN: I think it’s because Shona Imrie, the heroine, is stiff with pride. She’s the last of her line and her heritage means the world to her. She has a second chance at happiness, and she just may ruin it unless she unbends. I like writing flawed characters – who among us is perfect?  (I’m not, sigh.) I really like Gordon McDermond, too, because he’s becoming his own man after years of being in the army. Not to mention being under the influence of his general father.

MBA: What made you decide to write Scottish historical romance?

      KAREN:I love the country, but not the scenery as much as the indomitable will of the Scots. Way back in the beginning of my writing career, I wrote books set in England, but my editor was fascinated with the fact I ventured to Scotland quite often. She suggested, and I agreed, to set my future books in Scotland. However much I like the country, however, characters are always more important to me than anything else.

MBA: What challenges did you find writing “A Scottish Love”?

  KAREN: I had to learn a great deal about the battles of the Crimean War, the 93rd Highlanders, and the Indian Rebellion. I don’t include a lot of my research in the book, but I had to know the basics so the premise of the plot would be correct. Also, A Scottish Love has a subplot that runs through the book that was different from anything I’ve done in the past.

MBA: What are some of your writing rituals,your typical writing day,how long it takes from idea to finish copy of a story?

KAREN: I write eight hours per day, minimum.

I write first thing in the morning for two hours, break to walk on the treadmill with Flash (I’m exercising right beside him), then back to writing. At around 11:00, we take an outside break, play a little, and then do lunch. I work on administrative things until 1:00 when we do the treadmill/exercise thing again. Flash crashes and burns while I work on the book. I’ll break again around 5:00, then start work again at 7:00 PM.

I don’t have any rituals, other than charting my progress every day on a spreadsheet. I have formulas built in – if I don’t reach my word count and the cell turns green, I keep working. Annoying, but it’s the only way I stay on track.

It takes four months for me to write a book, start to finish. I once had a deadline of three months and made it, but it’s not something I like to do. 

MBA:  With the holiday fast approaching,what are some of your favorite memories,food, traditions and the most memorable gift?

    KAREN: I’m such a forward looking person. I truly never go back in my past unless I absolutely have to. I choose to believe that the NOW of life is just as precious as any memory. I have been blessed with so many great things to recall, but if I did that, I’d miss out on what’s happening right this moment. 

MBA: Last but not least tell our readers where to locate you and where to purchase your books?

   KAREN: I have oodles of places:

My email: [email protected]

My website: http://www.karenranney.com

My blog: http://karenranney.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Ranney/211964988855863

Twitter: @karen_ranney

My books are available at bookstores and online, as either paperbacks or ebooks. Plus, A Scottish Love is a Featured Alternate at Doubleday, Rhapsody, and BOMC2.

   Karen do you have anything else to add today for our readers?

Thank you!  For reading my books, for emailing me, and for visiting my blog – thank you.

Thank you Karen for visiting with us today…

Thank you for inviting me!

Warm fuzzies!

Karen

AVAILABLE TODAY!!

A SCOTTISH LOVE

KAREN RANNEY

Publisher:Avon; Original edition (November 29, 2011)

ISBN-10:0062027786

ISBN-13: 978-0062027788

Book Description(From Amazon)

Publication Date: November 29, 2011

Shona Imrie should have agreed to Gordon MacDermond’s proposal of marriage seven years ago—before he went off to war and returned a national hero—but the proud Scottish lass would accept no man’s charity. The dashing soldier would never truly share her love and the passion that left her weak and breathless — or so she believed—so instead she gave herself to another. Now she faces disgrace, poverty, and a life spent alone for her steadfast refusal to follow her heart.

Honored with a baronetcy for his courage under fire, Gordon has everything he could ever want—except for the one thing he most fervently desires: the headstrong beauty he foolishly let slip through his fingers. Conquering Shona’s stubborn pride, however, will prove his most difficult battle—though it is the one for which he is most willing to risk his life, his heart, and his soul.

Excerpt(from author’s website)

AVAILABLE AT:

Amazon
Kindle
Barnes & Noble

Coming soon from Karen Ranney from author’s website:

My True Love Re-Issue 2/28/12

A Scandalous Scot – 6/2012

***GIVEAWAY**

Thanks to Karen, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a print copy of “A BORROWED SCOTT” by Karen Ranney AND a print copy of “A SCOTTISH LOVE”(when available) by Karen Ranney. That’s right readers 1 lucky commenter will win 2 copies of Karen’s books(1 copy of “A BORROWED SCOT AND” 1 copy of “A SCOTTISH LOVE”)!  Open International. No P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway will run from today until December 5,2011.

***Please leave an email address so we can contact the winner via email***

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Visit My Book Addiction Reviews @ http://mybookaddictionreviews.wordpress.com/

for our thoughts on “A SCOTTISH LOVE” by Karen Ranney….

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A great deal from Kensington! And Giveaway..

Look at this great deal, Kensington is offering Victoria Alexander‘s THE PERFECT MISTRESS for $1.99!!! Wow that’s an awesome deal. Check out the video below, just click the link.

Victoria Alexander

go forth and share this awesome deal with everyone. It’s for today ONLY! November 28th, 2011

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***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to Alexandra at Kensington we are offering 1 lucky commenter A copy of  HIS MISTRESS BY CHRISTMAS by Victoria Alexander.**Giveaway for TODAY ONLY**!!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

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VISIT WITH WINFRED COOK,AUTHOR WAYFARERS….

WELCOME WINFRED COOK TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY…..

MBA: Tell us about yourself?

WINFRED: I was born in St. Louis Missouri. I attended Cole elementary school and Beaumont High.  I didn’t go to college; I was of the artsy crafty ilk. I started doing hair as a hobby, at the tender age of fifteen, while I was still in high school. My mother said that if I was going to do hair I’d have to get paid, so started my hair career.  After high school, with a couple of friends and unbeknownst to our parents, we went to New York City. I had without a doubt one of the best adventures of my life, to that point.  After our short stint in the big apple-approximately three months-I returned to St. Louis with the knowledge that St. Louis was not for me. However, I wasn’t so inclined when I first returned. I spent another three years hating St. Louis and wondering what I was going to do with my life. Although miserable, it would take a visit to a friend in Chicago who simply said, “If you are so miserable, why don’t you leave.” It was as if someone had turned on a light bulb. When I went back home from that little trip to Chicago, my mind was made up; I was going to leave St. Louis.

I decided on Chicago, partly because of the friend that I had there.  Chicago was great that summer of ’69 but the inevitable Chicago winter was fast approaching. I decided that between Chicago and New York, New York was the winner, and the winter wasn’t as severe as Chicago. I had planned to go back to St. Louis and make some money then go to New York. However, an opportunity presented itself and I headed to Los Angeles California, with great expectations, not.  I was so disappointed with LA that I decided it wasn’t for me, and that I was going back to St. Louis to eventually land in New York. Before I could make the trek, another opportunity presented itself, and I flew to San Francisco where I lost my heart. After living in San Francisco for more than twenty years, I moved to Oakland, were I now reside.

 MBA:  What if anything made you write Wayfarers?

      WINFRED: First of all the tentative title was The Cowboys. I wondered how cowboys and slaves handled homosexuality. It’s been around sense the beginning of time. Then I wondered what a relationship would be like with a black slave and his master. I’m sure this happened but I didn’t want a relationship where the master commanded the slave, and the slave had no choice. So I thought about young boys, one black and the other one white, and the master’s son. Since young minds, (toddles) are without prejudiced; I thought it safe to form this type of bond between the two boys. Although it was love at the beginning; it was more brotherly. I had no idea that this saga would take these character on the paths that they took. I simply followed the characters to their natural conclusion.

MBA: Tell our readers what relaxes you after a long day at work?

  WINFRED:My work is so social until I’m hardly ever tired. Aside from writing, which I do mainly in the morning hours, I read a lot and I enjoy going to movies. I’m pretty much a home body, and doing things around the house, which there’s always something to do, can be gratifying.

MBA:  With the holidays fast approaching, what is one of your favorite memories?

    WINFRED: I think we have to go back to my childhood to get the best memories. For starters, In St. Louis at Christmas time if it snowed Christmas Eve, it was mystical. A hush fell over the city as the snow accumulated on the streets.  And from a child perspective, Santa had it made to deliver all of the toys that were expected on Christmas day. Some of my fondest memories were of my mother and some of her friends having Christmas cheer drinking eggnog, and listening to the blues, and Christmas carols, while she cooked for the next day, and how our,(the kids) eggnog wasn’t spited like the adults. Some of the old Christmas music is played to this day. I remember, with my cousin, trying to go to sleep early in order for Santa to make his delivery.  Not to mention the Coke Cola I diligently left for the over worked Santa Clauses, and of course how I was convinced that the empty Coke bottle was left by non-other than the man himself.

MBA: What is on the horizon for you?

      WINFRED: Aside from promoting my new novel, I hope that my books become good sellers, if not best sellers. The first one, Uncle Otto, has received a finalist nod from the Indie Excellence Book Awards and my second, recently published, Wayfarers, has received rave reviews. I’d like to retire and make a living writing. Although the literary world is a challenge, I’m doing my best to crack the wall of resistance. I have another finished novel, Ruby, about a kleptomaniac. I’m currently writing my forth novel about a gay detective, tentatively called Detective Nulley.

MBA: Tell our readers where to find you and where your books are available.

WINFRED: That’s an easy one. Both books, including ebooks, can be found on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble. Com, Borders.com,( if they are still online) iUniverse.com for Uncle Otto, and Xlibris.com for Wayfarers. Visit my website; winfredcook.com, it can answer most questions or write your questions to my email address, [email protected] . If all else fells I can be contacted via Facebook, twitter and Linkendin.

WINFRED, IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU VISIT WITH US TODAY AND THANK YOU FOR  TAKING THE TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE TO VISIT WITH US TODAY!!

 

 

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation (July 20, 2011)

Language:English

ISBN-10:1462872565

ISBN-13: 978-1462872565

SOURCE: Received for review from the Authoright

From Authoright PR: Press release for Wayfarers by Winfred Cook (published by Xlibris Corporation, RRP $19.99):

Against the evocative backdrop of the majestically beautiful Hawthorne Manor, a sprawling plantation in Post-Civil War Tennessee, unfolds a story of love, hate, loss and redemption. 

 

**Please check at  http://mybookaddictionreviews.wordpress.com/ for our thoughts on Winfred Cook’s exciting “Wayfarers”.**

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My Favorite Bible Giveaway

 

My Favorite Bible cover

My Favorite Bible by Rondi DeBoer and Christine Tangvald

  • Publisher: Revell (August 1, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0800719565
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719562
  • Blurb supplied by the publisher
  •  

    With the vibrant illustrations and engaging text in this Bible storybook, you can enjoy sharing the best-loved stories of the Bible with the children in your life and encourage a life-long love for the Word of God. My Favorite Bible is a book of exciting Bible stories and activity pages that guide children through the foundational truths of Scripture.

    Each story is fully illustrated and includes a simple narrative full of things kids love: repetition, rhythm, and energy, along with a key biblical theme, a key Bible verse, and discussion questions to help adults introduce children to the Bible.

    The colorful illustrations will capture the imaginations of children ages 4–8, and the stories will help adults to pass along the most important truth in life—the Gospel. Families will cherish this time as they read, listen, learn, and love, growing closer to one another even as they grow closer to God.

     

    We are thrilled to giveaway one copy of MY FAVORITE BIBLE to one lucky commenter. Giveaway will run until December 3rd. In order to win you must be a follower of our blog and you must comment with your favorite story to share with your kids or kids you know. (Doesn’t have to be a Bible story). Giveaway is open internationally. Good Luck!

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    VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH HISTORICAL AUTHOR,GRACE ELLIOT…

    IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE GRACE ELLIOT TODAY…….

    MBA:  Grace, please tell our readers a little about yourself?

    Hello, and thank you for the warm welcome!

        GRACE: My name is Grace Elliot and I lead a double life as a veterinarian by day and author of historical romance by night. I work in companion animal practise just outsideLondon, in a village with a duckpond in front of the Norman church – history is all around me!

    I also act as housekeeping staff to five cats, two teenage sons and a guinea pig (not necessarily in order of significance!) I’m an avid reader and will give any genre a go, but my favourite is historical romance. My debut novel, “A Dead Man’s Debt” was published last year, and the first of The Huntley Trilogy, “Eulogy’s Secret” was released this October!

    MBA:  Grace, we understand you are a Vet by day,how hard it is to change hats from a Vet to an author?

    GRACE: It’s relatively easy to switch hats, because the two occupations – vet and author – compliment each other wonderfully. Let me explain. Veterinary medicine requires cool, logical thinking, with decisions made on the basis of fact and science, rather than flights of imagination – but I’m a creative person (a lot of vets are, something about with working with animals and being good with your hands) and if I don’t have an outlet for that creativity, I quickly get stressed. So for me coming home from work and escaping to the regency, is an excellent relaxation.

    The other side of the coin is that when wearing my author’s hat, I get inside people’s heads and find out what makes them tick. Strangely, this is also a useful skill to have when dealing with distressed owners. If their pet is in pain, people react in a wide variety of ways from aggression to tears, and having an insight into what they are going through helps me to talk in a way they can understand.

    MBA:  What made you decide to write during this historical romance during this era?

      GRACE: Set around 1810, “Eulogy’s Secret” and “A Dead Man’s Debt” are regency, or more correctly, Georgian romances. The first full length fiction I ever wrote was set a little later in Victorian times, but something wasn’t quite right, and it took a while for me to realise that the Regency era is naturally much more romantic. It was such an elegant age; women’s fashion was so exquisite with those gorgeous empire line gowns, when men took pride in the cut of their jackets and tightness of their breeches. Added to that the men did a lot of riding so they had such awesome toned thighs…oops, did I say that out loud? So for me it’s a no contest, the regency is my preferred route to escapism and romance.

    MBA:  Is there a specific reason you wrote Eulogy’s Secret (Book One in The Huntley Trilogy)?

    GRACE: I’m addicted to writing, I couldn’t stop if I wanted to and I’m always on the look out for the inspiration for my next story. “Eulogy’s Secret” came about when I glimpsed a poster on the London Underground. One word “Eulogy” caught my eye (the poster was for a memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall) and it struck me what an enigmatic name Eulogy would make. A writer’s mind works in mysterious ways and I started wondering what would lead a parent to call their child ‘Eulogy’ – perhaps the death of the mother in childbirth, or another, even more tragic circumstance….But to answer ‘why’ and find out what Eulogy’s Secret is….you’ll have to read the book!

    MBA:  Can you give our readers any tidbits about your future project(s)?

    GRACE: I’m hard at work at book two in The Huntley Trilogy (working title “Hope’s Betrayal”.) Each book in the trilogy features one of the three Huntley brothers and the hero in Hope’s Betrayal is the dashing naval Captain, George Huntley. I know when the writing is going well when I dream about the characters – and even if I say so myself, Captain George Huntley is a humdinger of a man, whom I’m totally in love with. I can’t wait to finish writing this book so that I can unleash Captain Huntley on the world and spread the infatuation. Hope’s Betrayal is going to be an action packed historical romance with smuggling skulduggery, treachery and of course….a love that brings Huntley to his knees.

    MBA:  After a long day of writing,working as a Vet,family and friends,what relaxes you and how do you which from Vet to writer?

    GRACE: That’s a great question because it’s an excuse to talk about another great love of mine – cats! I adore them and nothing, but nothing, is as relaxing as settling down with a glass of red wine, a good book and a cat purring on your lap. I have five cats who all have favourite spots in the house, so I’m pretty much guaranteed some furry love no matter where I sit.

    MBA: With the holidays approaching, tell our readers what some of your favorite memories of the holidays are for you?

    GRACE: I live in the UK and get a little confused with talk of holidays – because for me that means the summer vacation, but I’m beginning to learn that in the US holidays means Christmas and New Year (Have I got that right?)

    I most associate the Christmas holiday with crisp frosts, sparkling ground and air so sharp it hurts to breath. I remember one Christmas, my mum and I walking home from the midnight service at the dead of night, when a fox crossed the road ahead of us – it was as if we were the only living creatures abroad and a magical moment.

    MBA:  Now, Grace tell our readers where to find you and where your books are available?

          GRACE: I’m an active blogger and my blog can be found at: http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com

    This is a blend of historical trivia, romance and of course…cats!

    My website (to keep abreast of new releases) is here: www.wix.com/graceelliot/grace-elliot

    I’d love you to follow me on twitter:@grace_elliot

    Or email me at: Grace (dot) elliot (at) virginmedia (dot) com

    The links to my books are here:

    http://tinyurl.com/EulogysSecret-AmazonUS-GE

    http://tinyurl.com/EulogysSecret-AmazonUK-GE

    http://tinyurl.com/EulogysSecret-BN-GE

    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/97616

    MBA:  Is there anything you wish your readers to know about you,your work or anything else?

    GRACE: For any other cat fanatics out there, a quick alert that December 2011 I’m releasing a non-fiction book, “Cat Pies.” This is a compilation of quirky articles about feline historical trivia – perfect for impressing friends with your trivia knowledge.

    EULOGY’S SECRET

    GRACE ELLIOT

    ASIN: B005XD5IBA

    Product Details

    • BN ID: 2940032823001
    • Publisher: Grace Elliot, via Smashwords
    • Publication date: 10/19/2011
    • Format: eBook

    Product Description

    Greed, prejudice and a stolen identity.
    In the four weeks since her guardians’ death, Eulogy Foster has lost everything. Penniless and alone she seeks the help of her estranged brother, Lord Lucien Devlin. But Devlin throws Eulogy onto the streets and the mercy of a passing stranger, Jack Huntley, who becomes an unlikely ally. As Eulogy seeks the truth behind her birth, she is drawn into the world of art and artists, where her morals are challenged and nothing is as it seems.
    Jack Huntley: bitter, cynical and betrayed in love. He believes women are devious, scheming, untrustworthy creatures – and when he rescues a naïve Miss from being raped, his life is about to change forever. There is something about Miss Foster that haunts him and challenges his emotions. But despite their growing attraction, Eulogy will not share her secret, which means he cannot trust her. Caught in a deadlock, both denying their true feelings, events take a sinister turn as someone seeks to silence Eulogy…permanently.
    EULOGY’S SECRET EXCERPT(PORTRAIT):

    But before he left, there was one last thing he must do and the ache in his chest intensified. After taking a deep breath Huntley turned to face the portrait, leaning against the tallboy. Even though he had prepared himself, it still robbed him of breath, his dark eyes grew darker and a small vein pulsed at his temple. He could stare at the painting for hours, trying to armor his emotions, but each time it was the same eyes that pierced his soul, and with no more weapon than a stare, made him her prisoner.

    He, or rather Chaucer, had come across the picture by chance. A few weeks earlier, to his amazement, rumors circulated in artistic circles that Tristan Farrell was painting again. Out of idle curiosity Huntley had dispatched his man toRed   Lyon Squareto investigate, only to have Chaucer return bright eyed and burbling on about a stunning portrait of a brown-eyed woman. It amused Huntley to instruct Chaucer to buy the painting, for an anonymous client of course, as an investment in the resurgence of a once great talent. But the moment Huntley saw the piece he knew he could not bear to part with it.

    So here he stood, like a priest before an altar. Goosebumps raised on his arms as he gazed at the pale-skinned beauty with softly parted lips and enormous brown eyes, warm and alluring, staring out of the canvas as if taken by surprise. The swirling background of chocolate browns served to heighten the woman’s natural beauty. The piece was unfinished and yet utter perfection. Only an artist of great foresight would stop when he had, capturing the moment when a great artist discovers his muse. Huntley’s instincts had been correct. The model was Eulogy Foster, and the painting as divine as the woman it depicted.

    Of course Chaucer was right; it made sound business sense to sign Farrell up to The Gallery before news of his work reached the ton. If the gallery manager was perplexed by the owner’s sudden indecision, he knew better than to mention it. As if it was fate intervening, there soon appeared a hastily scribbled note from Farrell, offering The Gallery first refusal of his future work. Huntley laughed aloud as he read. Even when fighting infatuation, he wasn’t such a fool as to decline an opportunity to make money.

    Thank you Grace for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today…. 

    ***GIVEAWAY***

    Thanks to Greace we are offering 1 lucky commenter a chance to win an e-book copy of “Eulogy’s Secret” by Grace Elliot. Giveaway open globally and will run from today November until December 2,2011. Please leave your email address with your comment. Our way to contact the winner.

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

    Another great read by Grace Elliott:

    ***Check out My Book Addiction Reviews in a few days for our thoughts on ‘ EULOGY’S SECRET” by Grace Elliot***

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    VISIT WITH CAROLINE LINDEN,author of “THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DUKE” Trilogy….

    IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME CAROLINE LINDEN  TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY…..

    MBA:Caroline,tell our readers a little about yourself?
        CL: I’m sort of an oddball for a romance writer. I did NOT want to be a writer from the time I was little, or even…young. I loved to read all my life, but never considered writing a book. My degree is in mathematics, and I wrote computer programs for a few years. And then I had two small children. We moved to a new town. I didn’t know where the bookstores were, and I didn’t have free time until late at night anyway, after my little ones finally went to sleep. I had NOTHING TO READ, and finally, in desperation, I started writing a story. And it turned out to be wicked fun, so I kept going.
    Otherwise my life is pretty ordinary. I live in New England with my family and a very rambunctious dog, who is my writing partner (I write, she keeps my feet warm).
    MBA: What, if anything influenced you to write historical romance?
    CL: I’ve always loved history, and love stories, so writing historical romance is sort of my dream job. I have ideas for other types of books, but for now I’m sticking with the gentlemen in top hats and tall polished boots, and the ladies in flowing dresses and bonnets.
    MBA: Can you give our readers a few tidbits on your future project(s)?
    CL: My future projects are tied to my current project. Right now I’m writing the final book in a trilogy about three brothers who discover they might lose everything because their father, the duke, might not have been legally married to their mother. The first book is called ONE NIGHT IN LONDON, about the middle brother; the second book, coming in March 2012, is called BLAME IT ON BATH, about the youngest brother; and the final book, coming in September 2012, will be called THE WAY TO A DUKE’S HEART, about the eldest brother. And after that I am taking some vacation!
                 
    MBA: Caroline,since the holidays are around the corner,give our readers an insight into your festivities?
     CL: Cookies. There will be lots and lots of cookies. There isn’t a holiday around that can’t be improved by some chocolate-peppermint chewies, or some raspberyy rugelach, or some cranberry-vanilla shortbread. Yum! I live for cookies.
    MBA: What relaxes you after a long day with deadlines,family and friends?
     CL: I wish I could say long, leisurely foot massages. Often it’s a glass of wine, while curled up on the sofa with my husband, watching a movie or Stanley Cup final (BRUINS RULE!!!!).
    MBA: Now Caroline,tell how readers where to find you and where your books are available?
     CL: My books are available in print from any bookstore (even the older ones can be ordered), and in e-book format from all the major retailers like Amazon.com, BN.com and so on. On my website (www.carolinelinden.com) I’ve posted excerpts, reviews, and behind-the-scenes bits about all my books, so you can sample my work. And I hang out at Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarolineLinden) more now, too; it’s so easy to chat with people there. Come on by! The more, the merrier.
     One Night in London

    September 2011 Avon Books ISBN-13 978-0-06-202532-6

    Lord Edward de Lacey has noble expectations—until a secret from the past threatens to cost him everything. Francesca Gordon will stop at nothing to find her niece— not even bargaining with the ruthless Lord Edward. But what begins as purely business might become something closer to pure passion…

    Coming in March 2012!!

    Blame it on Bath

    March 2012 Avon Books ISBN 978-0-06-202533-3

    Lord Gerard de Lacey is out to catch the blackmailer who could ruin his family—as well as a wealthy wife for himself, just in case. Katherine Howe needs a husband—and has harbored a secret affection for Gerard for years. Neither expects the other to fall in love, but this marriage that begins as simple convenience could become oh-so-much more…

    Thank you Caroline for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today…

    Now readers if you have not purchased or read Caroline’s “One Night In London”, please check out her website for that and her other books…..

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    FEATURE WITH HISTORICAL ARTHURIAN AUTHOR, PERSIA WOOLLEY….

    WELCOME TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE FEATURE OF THE DAY WITH PERSIA WOOLLEY….

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Persia Woolley is the author of the Guinevere Trilogy: >Child of the Northern Spring, Queen of the Summer Stars, and Guinevere: >the Legend in Autumn, as well as How to Write and Sell Historical >Fiction. She lives in Northern California.

     

    THE GUINEVERE TRILOGY:

    CHILD OF THE NORTHERN SPRING

     QUEEN OF THE SUMMER STARS

     

    GUINEVERE,THE LEGEND IN AUTUMN

    PERSIA WOOLLEY

    Publisher:Sourcebooks Landmark; Reprint edition (November 1, 2011)

    ISBN-10:1402246439

    ISBN-13: 978-1402246432

    Surrounded by traitors, trapped by destiny, Britain’s spirited Queen Guinevere sees that the greatest dangers to Arthur’s crown may lie within the walls of Camelot. An undeniable spark ignites between Guinevere and Lancelot, but a powerful enemy puts the Queen’s loyalty to the ultimate test.
    As the heroes of the Round Table undertake the Quest for the Holy Grail, Guinevere’s heartbreaking honesty, courage, and integrity will be challenged by those she loves most.

     

    **Check back at My Book Addiction Reviews in a few days for our review of “Guinevere,The Legend in Autumn” by Persia Woolley**

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    Say Hello to our New Reviewers!

    Today Wendy and April would like to take some time and introduce our two new reviewers! We are so honored and proud to welcome to My Book Addiction Kelly and Sheila. We hope that you will stop by and say “hello” and welcome our newest members, you are welcome to ask them a question but we won’t promise they’ll answer it. And just because we are so excited to have Kelly and Sheila here, we will offer up a couple of books from our book stash, not sure what they will be just yet, but we’ll pick 2 books recently reviewed by My Book Addiction and give them to a lucky commenter, so be sure to comment! (That’s 1 winner)

    Now please welcome, Kelly:

    Hello everyone, I am thrilled to be joining the review team here on My Book Addiction and More.

    My book addiction started when I was in my 20’s and has been going strong ever since. Winter is the best time for me as it is hibernation time. I used to review at a different site but due to family commitments I had to step down.

    I love to read mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense and psychological thrillers. Recently I have started reading paranormal and have been intrigued! 

    Looking forward to meeting everyone in cyberworld!

    Kelly

    And now please welcome Sheila

    Author Bio

        Sheila Hendrix is a native of Alabama and resides there with her husband of fifteen years. Her only children are her eight dogs. She works as a nurse for a psychiatric hospital and also does reviews for two magazines, although she hasn’t done that in awhile because she’s been busy writing he own Young Adult Series.

       Sheila has always wanted to write but never thought she’d be able to. It’s been a dream of hers since she was a little girl. She practically raised her little brother because her parents both had to work. She had to grow up fast and that was where she got the idea of writing about two brothers whose parents abandoned them when they were little.

        The Dark Circle book series is her paranormal series she’s working on right now. She got the idea for The Betrayal after having a nightmare that stayed with her for days.

        The Betrayal is the first book in the series and should be coming out by the first of year, 2012. The second book in the series is Head Games and then Darkness Falls. She doesn’t know how many books will be in the series but there will be several.

       Her hobbies are reading, writing, gardening, traveling, hiking, camping and swimming. She is currently in school to earn her Associate Degree in Paralegal studies but her dream is to write.

    I hope you will join us in welcoming our two newest reviewers to My Book Addiction and more!

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