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I hope you'll stop by again for guest authors and spotlights from time to time.

Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017, awarded 2nd Runner up in the RONE Awards 2017 and was the winner in the SF/Fantasy category of the 'Best Banter Contest'.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Grace by Contract - Spotlight, excerpt and #Giveaway

 


Grace by Contract
Once Upon a Duchy Book 1
by Rachel Rossano
Genre: Fairytale-Inspired Romance


After her father uproots the family to the northern duchy of Brackenhurst, Grace Eldon and her four younger sisters struggle with a new life of hardship. Desperate to keep a roof over their heads amid mounting debts, she and her youngest sister seek employment in the Duke of Brackenhurst's household despite fearsome rumors.

Scarred and maimed from a terrible fire Silas Isling, Duke of Brackenhurst, buries himself in his work to avoid the stares of pity and fear. When one of the new maids shows no fear at his appearance, he is intrigued. That is until his meddling steward gives her the task of cleaning Silas' bookroom. It is a most unwelcome disruption since he prefers to be alone.

While a thief plagues his castle, an old nemesis reappears, and enemies invade in the guise of guests. Amidst the distractions and chaos, Grace brings some unexpected order. Once convinced his scars had stolen all hope for love, Silas finds his life forever changed by the quiet maid. Could she love a scarred Duke?

Inspired by Beauty and the Beast






Rachel Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative fantasy and a bit of science fiction.




NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Puppy Love

By Rachel Rossano

For the first time in my writing career, I wrote a dog into one of my books. Valiant is a black and white English Shepherd puppy. He appears with a flock of sheep that the Duke of Brackenhurst purchases to improve his agricultural endeavors. Unfortunately, Valiant and the duke’s steward don’t strike up a positive relationship from the beginning thanks to a few amusing mishaps. It quickly becomes clear that Valiant isn’t well suited for herding sheep. However, he is very capable of performing a more essential task, protecting the Duke’s most precious holdings. Now I can’t imagine the book without him.





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Saturday, 30 January 2021

Cut Her Out in Little Stars - An exciting new light Romance SF tale by Daniele Kasper

 
 
Cut Her Out in Little Stars
by Daniele Kasper
Genre: Science Fiction, Light Romance
 
 
A woman lost in time. A star system on the brink of war. A man haunted by past sins. Traitors lurk in the shadows while secrets threaten to put everyone's life in danger in the cold depths of space. Can a woman trapped in a strange new future be the one to save them or will be she the spark that ignites the war?
 
After an accident on a New York subway, Cara DeLeon finds herself in the future, but not the one she dreamed of. Fleet Commander Nikolas Caine defends the star system he calls home from space raiders called Hostiles until Cara's arrival sets into motion a chain of events that will change his world forever. Cara uncovers dark secrets that threaten to tear the star system apart. She must fight to survive if she wants to get home to her family. Battling a looming war and his growing feelings for Cara, Caine must finish his mission. Of course, Cara would end up falling for the one man dead set on sending her home. As the ghosts of his past catch up to Caine, Cara finds herself struggling to face an uncertain future.
 
 
 
 
 
Daniele Kasper’s travels have taken her around the world and back again, but her favorite adventures will always be found between the covers of a good book. From rescuing dolphins in the Florida Keys, to getting chased by grizzly bears in Alaska, Daniele has taken her adventures and used them as inspiration for her writing. Eventually, she married a horse trainer and settled down in central Michigan. She is now a farm girl with her husband, The Cowboy. They have four rescue dogs, a multitude of cats and chickens and a couple of cowponies. Daniele loves reading and writing fantasy and science fiction. She also loves all things Outlander and Disney, can’t grow a garden to save her life and occasionally moonlights as an elementary teacher.
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

CINNAMON AND SUGAR R W Richard's new romance novel

  A Note from Hywela Lyn

Dear friends and readers, I haven't posted on this blog for several months, other than one or two book spotlights I'd already promised. I'm sure you'll understand that with the sudden and unexpected death of my husband of 27 years, and then having to have my beloved horse sent to the Rainbow Bridge, not to mention 'lockdown' because of the pandemic, I haven't felt much like writing, blogging, or even being on-line much, but I did read all the kind and supportive messages from my on-line friends and truly appreciate each and every one. I'm now going to try and get back into the swing of things, and might even manage to finish my work in progress, the Matchmaker's Mare!

To start off my New Blog Year I'm deviating a bit from my usual Science Fiction/Fantasy Romance, to feature a fellow Wild Rose Press Author R W RICHARD. I do love to help promote my fellow authors and I think this book is not only an enjoyable and entertaining read, but has a very important message.

 These are difficult times, and I agree with Bob's philosophy that it is now even more vital that we love, respect and care for each other, whatever colour, creed, or gender, valuing, rather than belittling our differences - they are, after all, what make us human!

 CINNAMON AND SUGAR

 BLURB: Humphrey Bertrand's genius-level IQ can't help him find his moral compass. His family is filled with racial conflicts and he struggles to find his own way. But he cannot let anyone drown, regardless of their skin color. Alicia Bloom, a gifted valedictorian and poet runs away from an abusive situation. While she is thankful to Humphrey for saving her life, she doesn't want to be tied to anyone. When an attempt on her life forces them to hit the road together to stay one step ahead of a murderous maniac they wonder if their dreams of a future will be put on hold permanently.

FINDING YOUR MUSE(S) by RW Richard
When I write I search for a model who captures what I think my hero and heroine look like. I try to capture them in the process of struggle, since the arcs of the story and scenes are so important. In this novel, Cinnamon & Sugar, published by The Wild Rose Press, the two models below are exactly how I pictured them. In the story, Alicia, is compared favorably to any number of young starlets. Humphrey when first seen disturbs Alicia s resistance, but she’ll struggle on.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A NOTE regarding recent events. People have told me I stole the story from the violence in D.C. I can’t write that fast. If ever you send a manuscript to a publisher you can expect a year to go by before it’s out. My story is about how love knows no boundaries.

When I was caretaking my daughter, I read to her from my draft manuscript that I have since dedicated to her. I read to keep her mind off her pain and that she might have to leave soon. I never imagined her reaction. She cried, yes, of course, it’s a tear jerker, but it was more than that. It was how she loved, lived, and taught. She, being who she was, instructed a professional writer (me), on changes she wanted (demanded). Since it was on a subject (racial hatred and brother and sisterhood) that caused her to march just like her old man did with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she made me promise I get a ‘real’ publisher, “and, Dad can you help my boys?” I said, “yes, honey, all the royalties will go to them.” So, Lani became my third muse and first angel. The story is rated PG.

               PURCHASE HERE:

 https://www.amazon.com/Cinnamon-Sugar-RW-Richard-ebook/dp/B08PMPC9S8

 

 CONTACT THE AUTHOR HERE:

rwrichard@ymail.com

https://rwrichardnet.wordpress.com

https://romancetheguyspov.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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