Sunday, November 30, 2008

Yikes! Wrong blogspot

I gave out the wrong blog address for my interview! It's already up if you want to check it out. Here's the correct address:

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My first interview

I'm actually being interviewed on a blog Monday, December 1st. Check it out at Keli Gwyn's blog, Romance Writers on the Journey.

Keli is my new critique partner, and she's just about the sweetest person you can imagine. So when she asked if she could interview me on her blog (which gets a lot of hits, by the way) I was pretty thrilled. But then I felt a little silly, since I'm not published yet. But anyway, if you want to learn more about me, and get my writing advice (for what it's worth) it's going to be all right there in cyberspace for anyone and everyone to see.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Making of a Gentleman by Ruth Axtell Morren

I so love this author! In the three books I’ve read, she always delivers such a satisfying romance story! Her endings are perfect. And this book is no exception.

Florence Hathaway is a twenty-eight-year-old spinster in Regency England. She spends her time helping the poor prisoners at Newgate Prison and telling them about the One who can save their souls. On the morning the hangman is set to end one prisoner’s life, Florence is suddenly taken hostage during a daring escape. Her own life is at the mercy of a convict with everything to lose if he is caught.

Jonah Quinn has little to live for and no one to turn to for help. If caught by the authorities, he will hang. So when the spinster offers to teach him to become a respectable gentleman, with fine clothes and proper manners, he has no other choice. But can a country bloke like him ever pass for a true gentleman?

These are not your ordinary hero and heroine. At first I wondered how the author would ever pull it off! The hero wasn’t terribly heroic, and the heroine was not exactly alluring. But I found myself completely invested in these characters. I could hardly tear myself away from reading about them and wondering how things were going to turn out. I thoroughly enjoyed it as Morren once again pulled off an astounding transformation, and realistically, too. I highly recommend this book!

Monday, November 03, 2008

November '08 Releases

Here's the latest report from Jill Eileen Smith.

Christmas shopping possibilities or just a great escape from the stresses of life - we've got eight new releases this month to help you do just that. Check them out.

Also, don't forget to check out my new Spotlight on debut author Michelle Sutton.

1. Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins from Zondervan. An elderly, muddle-minded suspense author must create the plot of his life to save his granddaughter from the killer who has trapped her.

2. Home Another Way by Christa Parrish from Bethany House. The only way for Sarah Graham to find her future is to make peace with her past.

3. Misfortune Cookies, An Until The Fat Ladies Sing Mystery Book One by Linda P. Kozar from Heartsong Presents Mysteries. Bodaciously big beautiful friends Lovita and Sue Jan crack open a fortune cookie to a sinister message, spies, Szechwan and sizzlingly handsome strangers.

4. Of Mice...and Murder, The Maxie Mouse Mysteries Book One by Mary Connealy from Heartsong Presents Mysteries. Carrie hates mice and loves the big city. So why is she living in a huge mouse infested house in her dinky hometown-with a dead guy in her pantry?

5. My Son's Wife by Shelia E. Lipsey from Kensington/Urban Christian. Look at others like God looks at you, with the heart. First Lady Audrey has a hard time doing this, especially in her own family.

6. Redeeming Gabriel by Elizabeth White from Steepe Hill/Love Inspired Historical. Divided by war, united by love: Union spy Gabriel Laniere is in Mobile, Alabama, on a mission, but he discovers the lovely Camilla Beaumont has a secret of her own.

7. The Bossy Bridegroom, South Dakota Weddings series Book Three by Mary Connealy from Heartsong Presents. He was raised a tyrant. She was born to be a doormat. The perfect marriage, until as new Christians, they try fixing the mess they’ve made of their lives.

8. The Clueless Cowboy, South Dakota Weddings series Book Two by Mary Connealy from Heartsong Presents. A lady rancher finds a burned out city boy next door. She needs to keep him alive, and protect her heart, until he gets rested and abandons her.

Happy reading ~