Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ghost of Secret's Gate

I'm featuring a book on my blog today! Come on in and see what the lovely Torie James has to say about her newest release.


He wanted a home...
1861. Estranged from his family for a shocking betrayal, Highlander Lachlan MacQueen is a man who lives by his rules and no other. Reckless and rootless, he roams the border towns between Scotland and England, a mercenary for hire with an unspoken determination to regain all he's lost. By any means necessary.
When he inadvertently saves the life of Queen Victoria, she rewards him with a royal boon, the deed to a small manse nestled along the shores of Loch Ness called Secret's Gate and a stipend to ensure his outlaw days are over. But past sins demand payment and when the price becomes too high, Lachlan's untimely death becomes another skeletal ghost in an unopened closet.

She wanted to heal...
2017. Verity Harper's memories of Secret's Gate are hazy at best. Two months spent in Scotland 25 years ago echo with remnants of a mysterious, hasty departure home to America and fresh beginnings with her mother, Pamela and new stepfather, Archibald MacQueen.
 Now, she returns to claim the legacy left to her by Archie; the very manor of her erstwhile childhood summer. But the free spirited, fun loving child that roamed the grounds with innocent glee has been replaced by a heartbroken woman full of remorse and shattered by regret.
And now, she's beginning to question her sanity when an alluringly familiar voice in her head opens the floodgates to a piece of her past long forgotten.

Can a lie that destroyed one life give another the truth it needs to be whole?




Author's Note:

One of my all-time favorite movies is The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. Once a year, my mother and I watch it together, it's our "thing".

I've always wanted to write my own ghostly love story but they can be tricky in various ways. I finally bit the bullet though and began work on "The Ghost of Secret's Gate". It ended up turning into a much larger story than originally intended but I am so happy with the end result!

It's got a few of my favorite things: Scotland, Hot Ghost Dude and did I mention Scotland?

So, meet my new friend Verity, a woman tottering on the brink of defeat....


Excerpt:

Ah, she couldn't get enough of Clare's raspberry cranachan trifle. Clearly by the feel of her skirt's tightening waistline.
Voices, however, she'd had enough of and reached for one of the six pill bottles on the nightstand, deftly plucking one from the rest. Her auditory hallucinations weren't a result of a psychosis, so there was no actual medicine to treat her. She refused to take anti-psychotics, scared it would do irreparable damage to her already battered brain. She noticed it only flared when she grew irritated or anxious, thus she had grudgingly accepted the doctor's recommendation of Halcion, in its lowest doseage. Sedating her brain activity afforded pockets of relief from hearing things. Thinking things.
What's happened to you, sweetheart?
Uncapping the bottle, she shook out a pill, popped it into her mouth and took a swig from the glass of water Clare had brought her earlier. Well, thank you for asking, Voice in My Head. Let's see. Life. Life happened. I grew up, got a job, made a career, married, divorced. Nearly got crushed by a train while working on location. Spent a lot of time in physical therapy for my back while alternately falling in love with painkillers. Lost my mind and my job after that. Lot of fuzzy time in between in which I did some pretty shameless things to keep my fix going. Woke up one day, decided this was my story and since I was holding the pen, it was time for a rewrite. Got clean, got a new job and got engaged. But instead of planning a wedding, I ended up missing a funeral after I killed my parents. That about sums it up. Oh, and my fiancé dumped me because my face is no longer pleasing to the eye. Anything I left out can be found in the brochure. Grab one on your way out. I'm here all week, try the veal!


Release Date: 2/16/2017




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Friday, February 10, 2017

Readers: Check out the sweets treats .99 sale + giveaway!

Readers...check it out... some great sweet reading treats for .99.  Lots of authors and a great time to check out new authors you just might find something to love... Plus who doesn't love a great giveaway?







Welcome to the Sweet Treats Valentine's Day 99cent Romance Book Blast & Kindle + Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

February 10th through to February 14th, Valentine's Day, we have some awesome love gifts for readers!

 A group of authors decided to get together and put their books on sale for 99 cents for YOU for Valentine's Day
And, cause everyone deserves bit o' extra love, one lucky giveaway entrant will win a Kindle Fire + $25 Amazon Gift Card to get them started! 

So, ladies and gents, click the link below to be swept off to the hidden, deliciously sweet destination filled with all the happily-ever-afters your heart desires, and where our giveaway is just waiting for you to grab hold and enter! 
http://www.kikiandgina.com/2017/02/sweet-treats-valentines-day-99cent.html

Special Thanks To All The Contributing Authors
Gina Kincade
Kiki Howell
Angelica Dawson
Laxmi Hariharan
Michelle Fox
Lori King
Lisa Smeaton
Demelza Carlton
Tania F Walsh
Author Shelique Lize
Rosalie Redd
Kallysten
Annie Nicholas
Michelle Hercules Soars
Erica Reeder
Cecilia Lane
A K Michaels
Candice Phillips Gilmer
Candace Ayers
C.E. Wilson
Sarah j. Stone
Felisha Antonette 
Erica Ridley
Skye Jones
Emma Calin
Jennifer Reynolds
Leilani Love
Lucy Felthouse
Muffy Wilson
Jessica E. Subject
Erzabet Bishop
Pablo Michaels
Lindy S. Hudis
Jade C. Jamison
Margo Bond Collins
Decadent Kane
Michele E. Gwynn
Noree Cosper
Jade Kerrion
Abby Hayes

You can also enter the giveaway below!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Celebrate the small things # 2

Small things need love too! So here I am to take notice in the small things , to reflect, and find the positive.

*~ I met many of my deadlines this week. As an editor I'm responsible to hand in manuscripts on time- Done.  I also got stuff mailed out this week that needed mailed. So double bam to me.

*~ Made thirty dollars at a craft booth. Our local food for thought holds a market twice a month and I had a booth set up to sell my little clay creations and I made a few extra dollars over it.

*~ Cleaned my office. Ha! If you saw my office before you'd understand why this is an accomplishment! LOL It looked like a tornado busted through it and now it's all pretty...sighs...

*~ Got to spend time with my best friend. I get super busy sometimes and she's been a bit down so I made time to 'clay' with her and binge watch some TV. It was awesome.

Celebrate the small things is an encouraging hop, be sure to stop over and check out others who are celebrating too.

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