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Barbara Dan's Happy Valley Series

March 20, 2019

 

Best Kept Secrets
 

No one in Happy Valley ever suspected Walker Simmons' deep, dark secret. Indeed, how could they? Easy going, well liked, and dependable, Walker Simmons is just your average, easy-going cowboy. He works hard, cracks jokes when the going gets tough, and even comes up with pretty fair Sunday sermons in his spare time at church.

Not that he's a holier-than-thou kind of guy. No calling down fire and brimstone on cowpokes hung over from Saturday night. None of that. Walker Simmons is a friend to everyone, be they saint or sinner, man, woman or child. Never married, though a few young ladies cast a hopeful eye in his direction . . .

But all that changes one bone-chilling day in March of 1889, when tragedy struck at the Gunderson's ranch down the road. Secretly in love with his best friend's wife Mitzi for years, Walker convinces the grieving young widow that with a ranch to run and a ten-year-old son to raise, she needs a man around the place to do the heavy lifting. And, oh, yes, by the way, perhaps they should tie the knot, so as not to shock the neighbors?

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Tags: barbara dan, pamela ackerson, romance, western


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Happy St. Valentine's Interview with Actor/Model John Antorino

February 13, 2019

 

Valentine’s Day with John Antorino

Model and actor John Antorino stays busy acting in Los Angeles and New York City playing many roles but still makes time to appear on covers and to do charity work for children and others.

John was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey along with his twin sister, by his loving single mom. He has worked internationally in fashion and fitness, doing underwear ad campaigns, appeared in many of the top fitness and muscle magazines, is the face of Muscle Wiz supplement company, and has a BA in Psychology.

Not to mention, he’s the sexy man and hero who graces our novel covers. I’m excited to be chatting this week with John about Valentine’s Day; one of the most romantic days of the year and John is definitely a man full of love, romance, and passion!!!

Debra: John, thank you for doing this Valentines Day interview. This is going to be fun!

John: You’re welcome. Always my pleasure!!

 

Debra: Most of us grew up making Valentines or buying Valentines cards for our schoolmates in elementary school and leaving them in those little Valentines boxes we all made. Do you have Valentines...

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Sneak Peek: The Conspiracy by Kat Martin

January 31, 2019

 

 

 

The Conspiracy, by Kat Martin

Harper Winston’s brother has disappeared.  Desperate, Harper turns to P.I. and owner of Maximum Security, Chase Garrett. But dealing with the Winston crime family won’t be easy. Time is running out. Chase must keep Harper safe…and both of them alive.

When family ambition turns deadly Chase Garrett must keep Harper safe and both of them alive.

EXCERPT 2 

Chase watched the willowy blonde walk out of his office.  With her sleek pale blond hair, delicate features, and perfect complexion, she wasn't just pretty, she was lovely in the extreme.  He clamped down on a thread of sexual heat as she disappeared from view.

It surprised him.  He remembered hearing talk at the country club before she moved to Houston.  Rumor had it Harper Winston was an ice queen.  Her ex-boyfriend made jokes about taking a dead fish to bed.  Aside from being slightly irritated on her behalf as a former friend of her brother's, he hadn't paid much attention. 

Seeing her today, he wondered.  The woman who had come into his office to help her brother was passionately determined, willing to put herself in danger to find the brother she obviously loved....

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Kat Martin "There is something special about Texas."

January 2, 2019

 

 

The Texas Mystique

 

Since my new book, THE CONSPIRACY, Chase Garrett and Harper Winston’s story, is set in Texas, I thought it might be fun to talk about one of my favorite places.

There is something special about Texas.  My husband and I lived in Houston for a couple of months one summer and it was a wonderful experience.  The people in Texas are extremely friendly, and always seem to be in a good mood. 

We stuffed ourselves on gourmet meals in some of the country’s finest restaurants, ate a ton of delicious Tex Mex, enjoyed Asian, Indian flatbread, and just about everything else.  We visited art galleries, the beach, and drove past some of the beautiful ranches in the area. 

That was the good news.  The bad news was Houston in August is HOT.  It’s also muggy and sticky and you just can’t wait for October to arrive.  Or maybe September.

Two years ago, we traveled to Lubbock for a Western Writers of America conference.  I was reluctant to go in the summer, but it turned out to be a really great trip--hot but dry.  We visited the Museum of Texas Tech and met some fun...

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Meet Jason Foss

December 24, 2018


                                                                                      JASON E. FOSS

                "Welcome to "A Dreamer's Blog"!  A place where you go to find out 'The Story Behind Their Story".  Interviews with brilliant Authors that share with us where they got their motivation.  Each Author's road to their success just as unique as the next. 

              
               "Stacie Sultre, Author of "While My Soulmate Slumbers" described it better then I ever could have when she said  "What a great way for Authors to reach Readers and share our thoughts about our Books"!"


               "So if you are an Author and you have a book out that you are promoting and you would like to be Interviewed in a way where your reader will get to know "The Story Behind Your Story",  "A Dreamer's Blog" is the perfect place to tell...

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Publisher Resource!

December 14, 2018

Wonderful people to work with!
 
Established in December 2004, they have continued to grow and have authors worldwide. Champagne Books publishes novel length fiction primarily in electronic formats. While paperback novels are available, they do not widely distribute them. Submission Guidelines

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Kat Martin's latest Wait Until Dark

November 6, 2018

 

New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing in Missoula, Montana with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, Kat has written sixty-five Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Her last novel, BEYOND CONTROL, hit both big lists … NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST as well as the USA TODAY BEST-SELLING BOOKS LIST. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.

 

 

Wait Until Dark

 

P.I. Jonah Wolfe knows trouble when he sees it. So when April Vale storms into his office at Maximum Security, all his warning signs flash red. April’s been accused of murder, except she has no memory of how she woke up in her coworker’s bed--drenched in his blood--shot with her gun.  As the campaign manager for the mayor, April’s job is on the line.  Even worse, her life may be on the line if she doesn’t figure out who’s trying to frame her.

The clock is ticking and the...

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Wait Until Dark by Kat Martin

October 6, 2018

Don’t miss the thrilling prequel to New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin’s brand-new series, Maximum Security!

Private investigator Jonah Wolfe knows trouble when he sees it. So when April Vale storms into his office at Maximum Security, all his warning signs flash red. April’s been accused of murder, except she has no memory of how she woke up in her coworker’s bed—drenched in his blood, as he was shot with her gun. As the campaign manager for the mayor, April’s job and life are on the line if she doesn’t figure out who’s trying to frame her. But the clock is ticking, and the pair must find the murderer…before April winds up dead.

“Kat Martin is a fast gun when it comes to storytelling, and I love her books.”

Visit Kat's page

Purchase Wait Until Dark

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Beyond Control -- Big Skies, quiet nights, no trouble.

June 5, 2018

 

 

BEYOND CONTROL

Victoria Bradford and her four-year old daughter are on the run from Tory’s abusive ex-fiancé.   Seventy miles north of Dallas, the Iron River Ranch is pretty much nowhere, exactly what Josh Cain wanted when he came back from Afghanistan.  Big skies, quiet nights, no trouble.

When Tory shows up with her adorable little girl, Josh realizes he is in for trouble of the most personal kind. But Josh has seen trouble before, and he doesn't scare easy. Not when “accidents” start happening around the ranch. Not when Tory’s best friend is abducted.  Not even when he realizes their troubles are only the tip of the iceberg.

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Phoenix, Arizona

Dear God, he was supposed to be gone!  The sound of the front door opening and closing, familiar heavy footfalls in the entry sent shock waves through her body.  It was almost midnight.  Damon should have been in Los Angeles attending a three-day business conference with his father.

Read the Chapter Preview!

 

Purchase Beyond Control

SPECIAL CONTEST: https://www.katmartin.com/beyond-control-giveaway/

To CELEBRATE the release of BEYOND CONTROL, enter my new contest for a chance to win a KINDLE FIRE 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB and a Kindle...

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Tags: affaire de coeur, beyond control, beyond danger, beyond reason, kat martin


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The Texas Mystique by Kat Martin

May 23, 2018

The Texas Mystique

 

Since my new book, BEYOND CONTROL--Josh Cain and Victoria Bradford’s story--is set in Texas, I thought it might be fun to talk about one of my favorite places.

There is something special about Texas.  My husband and I lived in Houston for a couple of months one summer and it was a wonderful experience, though at times it was sort of good news and bad.  The people in Texas are extremely friendly, and they always seem to be in a good mood. 

We gorged ourselves on gourmet meals in some of the country’s finest restaurants, but also ate a ton of delicious Tex Mex, Asian, Indian flatbread, and just about everything else.  We visited art galleries, the beach, and some of the beautiful ranches in the area. 

That was the good news.  The bad news was Houston in August is HOT.  It’s also muggy and sticky and you just can’t wait for October to arrive.  

Two years ago, we traveled to Lubbock for a Western Writers of America conference.  I was reluctant to go in the summer, but it turned out to be a really great trip--hot but dry.  We visited some great museums and...

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Tags: affaire de coeur, beyond control, beyond danger, beyond reason, kat martin


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