RELEASE DAY BLAST~THE SHERIFF’S LITTLE MATCHMAKER~CARRIE NICHOLS

Meet the Author:

2016 RWA® Golden Heart® Winner and 2016 & 2015 Maggie Award winning author, Carrie Nichols, is a hardy New Englander transplanted to the Deep South, where she marvels how two inches of snow can bring a city like Atlanta to its knees. She loves to travel, is addicted to British crime dramas and knows a Seinfeld quote appropriate for every occasion.

She has one tolerant husband, two grown sons, and two critical cats. To her dismay, Carrie’s characters—much like her family—often ignore the wisdom and guidance she lovingly offers. She enjoys weaving heart, home and humor into her stories.

Carrie is a member of RWA, Georgia Romance Writers, and Chattanooga Area Romance Authors.

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About the Book:

When teacher Sasha Honeycutt kisses a handsome cowboy in a bar on a dare, she never expects to see him again. To her surprise, though, he walks through the door of her classroom for a parent-teacher conference. Sheriff Remy Fontenot might be sexy as sin, but Sasha has no interest in falling for another police officer. Rose Creek, Texas is her fresh start after being “that poor widow.” Only, Remy’s precocious daughter has big plans for the two of them…
After their stolen kiss, Remy knows there’s a sexy woman hiding under that school marm charm. When fate—aka his seven-year-old—keeps putting her in his path, he decides to take it as a sign. His daughter needs a mom, and the intriguing, beautiful Sasha is perfect for the role. Not to mention their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, he’s set his sights on the one woman in town who has no interest in falling for another man with a badge.
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My Thoughts 

The Sheriff’s Little Matchmaker by Carrie Nichols is a sweet, clean, feel good story of love,  and life, set against a small town background, in Rose Creek, Texas.  Features,  Sheriff Remy Fontenot,  teacher Sasha Honeycutt, a 7 year old, Evie, sassy banter,  sweet romance and a little girl determined to match her father with her new teacher. Would make a great Lifetime or Hallmark movie.

Definitely,  a feel good read! I enjoyed the characters and the plot, the sweetness of the two made for enjoyable reading. A quick read, perfect for a rainy day or on a chilly Autumn night. Thus was my first reading anything from this author,  and I enjoyed this one. Plan to read more from Carrie Nichols.

I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review.”

 

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Sweet

Reviewer: AprilR 

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A HIGHLAND PEARL BLOG TOUR~ BRENDA B. TAYLOR….with review…

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About the Author

Brenda B. TaylorThe desire to write historical fiction has long been a passion with Brenda B. Taylor. Since elementary school, she has written stories in her spare time. Brenda earned three degrees: a BSE from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas; a MEd from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; and an EdD from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; then worked as a teacher and administrator in the Texas Public School system. Only after retirement could she fulfill the dream of publication.

Brenda and her husband make their home in beautiful East Texas where they enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working in Bethabara Faith Ministry, Inc. She crafts stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people in her favorite place overlooking bird feeders, bird houses, and a variety of blooming trees and flowers. She sincerely thanks all who purchase and read her books. Her desire is that the message in each book will touch the heart of the reader as it did hers in the writing.

Her latest book is the historical romance, A Highland Pearl.

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About the Book:

A Highland Pearl 2A sweet romance blossoms amidst feuding and war. With her reputation at stake after being accused of practicing witchcraft and hated as a member of a rival clan, Maidie considers leaving Clan Munro and returning to the home of her birth in Clan Cameron. Fierce battles, a tragic encounter, and a handsome clan chief compel her to make crucial decisions in this haunting romance set in the16th century Highlands of Scotland.

Maidie is summoned to Fàrdach Castle of Easter Ross-shire to assist in caring for the wounded of Clan Munro after a battle with Clans MacKenzie and Cameron. She dreads the task since her husband, Kenneth Munro, was killed in an earlier battle. Maidie is a healer, taught by her mother, with the skills and knowledge needed to tend the wounds of Chief Andrew Dubh Munro who is seriously wounded.

People in the castle and those in the village of Drumainn turn against Maidie. Angus, the castle physician, resents her for taking his job in caring for the chief. She is hated by some, because she is a member of the enemy Clan Cameron and came to live in Ferindonald, the Munro lands, with her husband.

Maidie considers returning to the land of her birth in Clan Cameron with her young son, Sven, but falls in love with Andrew while caring for his wounds. Although her neighbors now call her a witch, she wishes to stay in Drumainn because of her love for the chief.

Against an effort to guard his hardened heart from another hurtful encounter with a woman, Andrew falls in love with the tender, caring healer, Maidie. He wants her to stay in Drumainn, but his enemies, the Camerons and MacKenzies, have other plans.

For More Information

  • A Highland Pearl is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

 

Book Excerpt:
A Highland Pearl 3Maidie rode behind the young warrior on a horse galloping toward the castle. She removed one hand from around his trim waist to pull her wrap closer against the biting wind then secured the kertch trying to fly from her head. The old Cameron scarf was the only one she could find before rushing out of the cottage when Tavish pounded on her door. She replaced her hand, trying not to mind his grimy clothes and gamey smell, and held her bag of precious herbs with the other. Tavish guided the horse between several tenant crofters coming and going from the castle.
The wind whistled through large birch and oak trees lining the road. Leaves of gold, red, yellow, and brown rustled in the wind then floated to the ground. Maidie enjoyed the walk to the castle this time of year, when a lass needed a midwife, but today she could not think about the beauty. She looked back at Sven, who rode behind Maighstir Tam, and held to a small leather bag filled with various implements she used in her work. A chill ran through her, not only from the wind, but also from the dread of seeing the terrible wounds of the injured.
They pulled to one side of a wide wooden bridge leading to the outer bailey of Fàrdach Castle to let a wagon pass. Tavish waved to the guard in the barbican as their party entered through the large, steel-studded oak gates, under the portcullis, and into the outer bailey. The bailey teemed with the life of humans and animals. Their various buildings, dwellings, and shelters lined the curtain wall.
Tavish steered his horse dodging roughly dressed people, went through a second gate in the curtain wall, then across a bridged moat to the quieter inner yard. He waved to a guard on the rampart, and guided his horse to the door of the castle’s keep. Stable boys rushed to take the reins of both horses. Tavish quickly dismounted, then helped Maidie to the ground. She held her bag with a firm grip. He then assisted Sven and Tam from their horse. Large green eyes in the ashen face of her wee son searched hers. She patted his small hand and rubbed his mass of red hair. He tried to smile, giving her a small gift of comfort.
“All will be well, Sven,” she said to reassure him. Not since watching his father die from wounds he received in a battle with Clans MacKenzie and Cameron had she seen such fear in her son’s eyes.
“I dinna wish to go inside, Mam.” The boy drew back from her touch.
“You may stay out here then. Just dinna leave the bailey.” Maidie took Sven’s bag then handed both to Tavish. She cupped the small boy’s chin in her fingers and kissed the lined forehead. “Stay close. Mayhap there are other children close by.”
“Yes, Mam. I will.” His half-smile gave her a sense of relief.
“Just stay close.” Maidie turned and walked toward Tavish who held the heavy wooden door open. Tam followed as they entered the great hall of the keep.
Tavish closed the door with a thud. Maidie stood for a moment so her eyes could adjust to the dimness. Light rays from the small upper windows glinted off the weapons, armor, and heraldry displayed on the stone walls. Lifeless eyes in the heads of boar with long tusks and red stags with huge racks of antlers stared at her from above the weapons.
Although a large fireplace with a glowing fire stood on each of the four walls, the air felt cold and damp. The smell of dirt, blood, human waste, and unwashed bodies blended together into a noxious odor causing a revolt in her stomach. She swallowed a rush of nausea with a gulp. Wounded warriors lying atop rush pallets lined the floor. A servant rushed to the maighstir, pulling him toward a blood-soaked pallet where an unconscious man lay.



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MY THOUGHTS:

A HIGHLAND PEARL by Brenda B. Taylor is an exciting Scottish Historical Romance set in 16th century Scotland. #1 in the “Highland Treasure” series. What a beginning! Fast paced, action packed romance from the Highlands of Scotland, fictional facts weaved with some actual facts as well. Ms. Taylor did an amazing job of weaving romance, historical facts, and real life events into an amazing Scottish romance.

A romance blooms amidst chaos, clan rivalry, and a feuding war between clans.

Meet, Maidie of Clan Munro, who is a healer, and widow, of  Kenneth Munro, who was killed in a battle between Clans MacKenzie and Cameron. She is called to the Castle Drumainn, for her skills to aid the seriously wounded, Chief Andrew Dubh Munro. With her small son, Sven, she journeys to Castle Drumainn.

Thus begans a turbulent relationship between Andrew and Maidie. Maidie finds resentment and hatred, in the village. Where the castle physician, Angus, is the cause of some, others dislike who she is and what she represents, a healer. Some call her witch. Others find her skills amazing, and the clan leader Andrew finds her amazing and a love growing between them. Thus begins their journey to find love and happiness amidst turmoil, danger and clan rivalry.

I loved the way the author brought, Andrew and Maidie together, their way of finding their own happiness, and their battle with their growing passion and romance. An amazing tale of romance and love. A sweet Highland Romance, that will have readers turning pages and holding their breathe in awe. Simply amazing! I can’t wait for the next installment in the “Highland Treasures” series. Well done!!  Highly recommended to Scottish Romance readers who enjoy an amazing Highland Romance.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher*

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Sweet

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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SPOTLIGHT & #GIVEAWAY~ SOMETHING SWEETER ~ CANDIS TERRY

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT AND GIVEAWAY!

ON SALE JUNE 24, 2014!!

~SOMETHING SWEETER~

{Contemporary Romance}

[Sweet, Texas series Book 3]

CANDIS TERRY

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Called “fun and refreshing” by NYT bestseller Rachel Gibson, Candis Terry was the first author to make the leap from Avon’s digital-first imprint, Impulse, to the traditional print and digital Avon line, with the critically acclaimed debut to her Sweet, TX series, Anything But Sweet, which was then followed by Sweetest Mistake and this summer we’ll be releasing her latest: SOMETHING SWEETER. Terry’s contemporary romances deliver unique love stories that tap directly into what readers want.

About the book:

SomethingSweeter(From the author’s website)

The men in Texas are hard to resist . . .

Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole “’til death do us part” thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn’t expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her pants off as he is on blowing her “true love doesn’t exist” theory all to hell.

And they always promise . . .

Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet’s favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she’s a handful of trouble he can’t deny. But even after a sizzling kiss and obvious mutual attraction, it seems Allison has no such problem. When Jesse uncovers her sweet side, can he crush his playboy image, melt her cynical heart, and change her mind about taking a trip down the aisle?

(From the publsher)

Readers are invited back to Sweet, TX with another refreshing love story featuring the picturesque Texas town. Populated by gleefully tacky individuals who’d give you the star-spangled shirts off their backs, Sweet is home to many romance fan-favorite archetypes—namely, a band of brothers…and the Wilder boys are definitely heartthrobs worth reading about!

Jackson Wilder is the epitome of everything readers crave in a hero: a cowboy-turned-war-vet-turned-firefighter with a troubled past and a heart of gold, coupled with a heroine who’s got enough fire of her own to match him. To the single women of Sweet, Texas, former Marine, Jesse Wilder, is hot, hunky perfection with six-pack abs and a heart of gold. He’s a veterinarian who loves animals, kids, is devoted to his family, and is financially stable.

The best part? No woman has yet snagged him or put a ring on his finger.

The problem? Jesse’s been down a long, bumpy road and isn’t the least bit interested in setting his boots on the path to matrimony.

Sure, Allison Lane makes a living helping others plan their big day as a wedding planner, but that doesn’t mean she has to actually believe in matrimonial bliss. Her family’s broken track record proves she just doesn’t have the settle-down gene swimming in her DNA. And though she finds Jesse fantasy material, why should she take the word of this confirmed playboy that all roads lead to “I do?”

 

ON SALE June 24, 2014

 

Amazon:

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Indie Bound

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BAM

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CandisTerry_Headshot_Nov2012 About the author:

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s as warm and charming as the characters she writes about; with a lovely personality and steadily growing popularity, she is a fascinating addition to the world of contemporary romance. Candis has experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers, and her quirky wealth of experience color her writing in a unique way. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. From the screen to the printed page, Candis Terry is carving out a well-deserved niche for herself in the world of hot new contemporary romance. 

Please visit her on the web at www.candisterry.com.

   

SomethingSweeter~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the publisher)

Thanks to Kaitlyn, at HarperCollins, we are offering, 1 lucky commenter a print copy of “Something Sweeter” by Candis Terry.

Sorry, open to U.S. residents, only!

No, P.O. Boxes, please!

Giveaway will run from June 22 until June 27, 2014.

GOOD LUCK!

 

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