Sizzle In The Snow Hit Top 100 On Amazon!

Amazon Best Sellers List

Like all authors, I always get excited by wins, awards, any recognition really. My short story, The Snow Bird, is part of an anthology featuring eight steamy romances and Christmas themes. Sizzle In The Snow: A Soul Mate Christmas Collection (Soul Mate Publishing) was published on December 2, 2015 and quickly made it into the Top 100 in Genre Fiction/Literature & Fiction/Anthologies on amazon.ca. Thank you, Canadian readers!

Sizzle In The Snow is a great Christmas romance collection and a perfect gift for Christmas!

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New Release by Author Cynthia Gail

What happens when you merge an iconic city with a wonderful holiday? You get a beautiful book! A Christmas Paris by author Cynthia Gail is a contemporary novella.

Seeing that I also have a Paris themed novel coming out in 2016, I jumped at the chance to feature her new novella. Paris is a city I adore and consider myself fortunate to have visited.

Read on for a blurb of A Paris Christmas and check out the gorgeous cover!

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Heat 3.5

Contemporary novella

Pricepoint 99 cents.

BUY NOW:

http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Christmas-Cynthia-Gail-ebook/dp/B018LGRH32/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1448631900&sr=8-13&keywords=a+paris+christmas


 Website:  http://cynthiagail.com/

Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/CynthiaGailRomance

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CynthiaGailBook

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6564818.Cynthia_Gail

Billionaire Nicholas Adrien Rousseau works seven days a week. He lives on a schedule, doesn’t like surprises, plans his days, and outlines his goals. Until an irresistible blonde slides into the backseat of his Mercedes, mistaking him for the driver of the car service provided by his company, Bridal Bliss.

Bella Rose is late for the airport. The opportunity to turn Creative Couture into an International marketing firm is a dream come true, but if she doesn’t catch the last flight home to the states, she’ll miss Christmas Eve with her family.

Two strangers with an attraction that could melt an iceberg, are stranded in the heart of Paris, the city of light and love. When Bella throws caution to the wind, deciding to accept the spontaneity life has thrown her and enjoy the journey, she never imagines it will lead to the man of her dreams. Adrien realizes too late that by hiding his identity, he could lose the one woman who loves the man and not the money.

Sizzle In The Snow – Newsletter #4

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November 5, 2015


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SIZZLE IN THE SNOW: A SOUL MATE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

Eight steamy romances by eight Soul Mate Publishing authors . . .

This Christmas season, Soul Mate Publishing and editor, Char Chaffin, presents Sizzle In The Snow: A Soul Mate Christmas Collection, an anthology available December 2 on Amazon and Soul Mate Publishing. The featured authors and their stories include:

Welcome to our fourth newsletter in celebration of the release of

Sizzle In The Snow: A Soul Mate Christmas Collection.

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Check your inbox every ten days for each newsletter. Inside you’ll find great decorating tips, recipes and cocktails, excerpts, craft ideas, song links, holiday memories, and personalized cards and poems by the authors!


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Book Corner

We promised a sneak peek, so here goes . . .

Author Ryan Jo Summers gives an excerpt of her short story, Tamed By Christmas!

“Do you think we can still find a room or a cabin this late? I think I’d prefer going somewhere in Colorado. Aspen or Denver maybe.”

His face lit up as a smile touched his eyes. Gripping her hand, he squeezed gently. “I’ll check as soon as we get home. There’s bound to still be something.”

She pulled back. “Shane, I have to share something first, to be totally honest with you.”

“Uh oh.” He released her hand and leaned back, crossing one leg over the other, waiting. Again, his expression caused her heart to skip a couple beats. That baleful look he did so well.

She fiddled with her coat hem, trying to find the right words.

“Just try what comes to mind, Paige. It’s bound to be the most accurate.”

She drew in a breath, laced with cold air. “Sometimes I feel like we’re only lying to each other.”

His brows arched in twin peaks of surprise. “Excuse me?”

“I mean that our relationship is based on those lies. Like all we can do right is make love and there’s nothing solid beyond that.”

He shook his head. “I’m not following you.”

She fiddled with the hem again until he stopped her, resting his hand over hers. She wondered how he could feel so warm when she was so cold inside.

“Not actual verbal lies, I mean more to ourselves in thinking we even have a real relationship, beyond the sex.”

“Ah, I got you now.” He nodded, withdrawing his hand, leaving her even colder. His baleful look deepened, causing a chill to slide up Paige’s spine.

“Sometimes I feel as though there’s this wall between us. It’s real big. And I try but can’t figure out how to get over that wall.”

Her heart plummeted and she gave a mirthless laugh. “Lies and walls.” She held his gaze for a moment, licking her lips. “Are we really just kidding ourselves here, Shane?”

 


Cocktail Corner

Busy shopping, wrapping and socializing?

Kick back with a festive cocktail!

Recipe shared by Beth Carter:

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I’m all about keeping it simple and festive around the holidays.

  • Simply buy a bottle of pre-made Appletini (I found mine at T.J.Maxx.)
  • Then, mix one part green apple mix with one part vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Pour into a pretty martini glass and adorn the green concoction with a red maraschino cherry!

We served these beautiful drinks at a Christmas party years ago.

 


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Holiday Memory Corner

Cheryl Yeko has a wonderful holiday memory to share . . .

My writing career began when my husband gifted me a Kindle for Christmas. I rediscovered my love of all things romance and decided to try my hand at writing a romance novel. So, I checked out some books from the library, signed up for some online classes, and began my manuscript for Protecting Rose. It took a year to write and edit my first novel. In 2011, Protecting Rose finaled in the Launching a Star contest. This gave me enough courage to send it out to three publishers. I received two offers, and signed with Soul Mate Publishing.

Protecting Rose went on to win the 2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. How fun is that!! Today I have eight books out, as well as a few boxed sets and short stories, including my short story for Sizzle in The Snow, Christmas Eve Surprise. I’ve continued to garner awards, and my latest novel, The Notary, hit number 4 in the romantic suspense category on Amazon and I rode the top-100 best-selling author list for two weeks in that category. It was an amazing feeling that I hope to repeat someday.

I just wrote “the end” on my latest book, Between Midnight And Dawn, which is due for release in early 2016. I have two other stories in the works, the third in my Hero Series, as well as a paranormal series in a writing collaboration with my BFF, Char Chaffin, under the pen-name of CiCi Cordelia. Our first co-authored short-story under this name, Sweet Equation, is due for release in January, 2016, in the anthology, Hot Encounters II.

So, lots of stuff going on. And I owe it all to love, and my husband’s wonderful Christmas gift.

It changed my world.

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Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner

Company coming over? Author Crystal Firsdon dishes up her favorite holiday recipe:

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Easy and simple, that’s me. I stole this recipe (though it’s so simple I’m not sure recipe is the right word) from my mom. Whenever it’s made, everyone loves it and there’s never any left!

Ingredients:

1 container of peppermint ice cream

1 pre-made chocolate graham cracker pie crust

Directions:

1.      Take ice cream out of freezer and soften at room temperature for about 30 minutes. It should be easy to stir and smooth with a regular spoon.

2.      Scoop ice cream into graham cracker pie crust and smooth out to completely fill the pie crust. I usually put enough ice cream so that it’s ¼ to ½ inch high from the pie crust.

3.      Cover and put back into the freezer to refreeze, at least 45 minutes.

4.      Cut like a regular pie and enjoy!


Music Corner

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Listen up! CD Hersh share their favorite holiday song:

Title:

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

 

Song Link:

Jimmy Boyd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI8spatbGEo original singer of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause.

A jazzy, rap, fun video of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause for those wanting an updated version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Y08Ab9VLs

 

  

Craft Corner

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Looking for a simple craft to do with your children or grandchildren? Feeling crafty?

Tina Susedik shares an easy to do, festive DIY craft:

Materials

·         Clear ornament bulbs. They come in plastic so they don’t break.

·         Different colored ribbon used for decorating gifts.

Instructions

1. Remove the hanging part of the ornament.

2. Place pieces of ribbon inside the ornament. You can use all one color or mix them up.

3. Replace the hanging part.

4. Attach a decorative ribbon as hanger.


Decorating Corner

Decorating Corner

Time to bring out the mistletoe! Kim Hotzon has some great decorating tips!

Christmas Decor

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Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year when I tromp downstairs and haul out boxes of Christmas decorations stacked in bins in the storage room. I love the ritual of carting boxes upstairs and unloading all the objects I’ve accumulated. Strings of lights, garlands, homemade ornaments and life-sized Victorian Santa’s that have seen better days come out of their dusty wraps and find their spot in the house.

I begin by setting up a Christmas scene on the fireplace mantel, using hand-painted wooden Santa figures that I crafted in the days before I had children. I place a sleigh and wooden trees on the hall table and string garland from the banister and around the front door. My trio of spindly pine trees are arranged in a corner by a window. Christmas lights create a wonderful mood, softening everything and when the snow comes, the house lights up in a soft, white glow.

No matter the layout or size of your home, Christmas ambience can be created with surprisingly few items:

  • lights (strings can be placed along mantels, banisters, counters, and around windows)
  • greenery (either fresh or bought, garlands herald the old days and bring a rustic warmth to your home )
  • groupings (placing similar objects together such as pine cones, Santa’s or angels, Christmas ball ornaments and so on.
  • candles (cinnamon, cranberry, apples and vanilla are great scents that remind people of Christmas)Enjoy decorating, even if your kids are grown. Arrange a night with a group of friends, mix drinks and get creative with a variety of crafts that everyone can bring supplies for. Trust me, as the evening unfolds, the crafts become highly entertaining!

Holiday Card/Poem Corner

What’s a holiday without a personalized card by one of your favorite authors? Author Amy Deason shares her holiday wishes:

MAY YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON BE FILLED

WITH LOVE AND JOY.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, AMY DEASON

 

Of course, as authors we love our readers, and we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to offer swag, free books, and a grand prize which will be awarded to one lucky blog/newsletter follower! For a chance to win these prizes, follow and join the author’s blogs/newsletters!

Don’t miss our upcoming Facebook launch party with tons of goodies to giveaway! Follow the authors’ blogs for a sneak peek of this wonderful collection! (FB launch date TBA).

 

Thursday Threads Welcomes Author Erin Bevan!

For this week’s Thursday Threads, please welcome Erin Bevan and her latest release, Cupid’s Angels! This is a wonderful, sweet, contemporary romance story about a young woman named Ellie Childs who finds love in a very unexpected way! Love is never straightforward, and Erin does a great job of building suspense and tension among the characters.

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Contemporary

Sweet

Release Date: June 3, 2015

Blurb:

Ellie Childs isn’t looking for love. She’s looking for an AC technician for the Forest Wood Senior Center. But, when the repairman happens to be tall, dark, and handsome, he has the goods to make her change her mind. Unfortunately, he’s taken by a blonde Barbie.

David White moved to Cupid, Arkansas, to be closer to the woman he loves, his grandma, and away from his ex-fiancée. Believing his broken heart would never work again, he’s proven wrong. Ellie’s shimmering auburn curls and compassionate nature sends his heart thumping. His mind soars with thoughts of giving love another shot. But as luck would have it, she’s taken, and the guy she’s seeing is a real jerk.

When David’s grandmother sees how perfect Ellie would be for her grandson, she gathers the troops. She and her three friends form Cupid’s Angels. Their mission, to bring David and Ellie together. Despite their best efforts, the Angels’ plans backfire, pushing David and Ellie farther apart and into the arms of others. Or, so they think.

Will the Angels’ good intentions win out, or will their plots and schemes undermine what could have been the love of a lifetime for David and Ellie?

Excerpt:

She opened her office door ready to face the damages. Expecting another sweat covered Neanderthal in Bib Overalls, her mouth fell slack at the sight of a handsome man at the end of the hall. She gasped and gripped the folder tighter, blinking to make sure she was seeing clearly. The only attractive men that ever walked into the Center had been over the age of fifty. To see one so young, so striking, made her light-headed.

A tight white undershirt gripped sculpted bicep muscles and broad shoulders. His jeans hung low on his hips and sported holes in the knees. His suntanned skin accented his bronze hair, and an easy smile spread across his face. He carried a toolbox in his left hand and held a bouquet of roses in his right.

Everything about him caused her knees to go weak.

“Hey, Grandma.” He kissed Mary’s cheek and placed the roses into her small hands. “These are for you.”

“Oh, David. You shouldn’t have. They’re lovely. Come over here. I want you to meet someone.”

Before Ellie could get her wits about her, the two walked toward her. She straightened her blouse again and wished she would have taken the time to do something more with her hair, or maybe apply a little lip-gloss. Her ginger curls were a frizzy mess, and her blouse still had the coffee stain right on her breast.

“Ellie, I’d like you to meet my grandson, David. David, this is Ellie. She’s the Center’s Executive Director and a dear friend.”

“Nice to meet you.” He extended his hand.

“You, too.” She slipped her clammy hand in his. Rough calluses scratched her palm and his touch sent a shiver through her.

“Gran tells me you’re having trouble with your air. You mind showing me where the unit is?”

She saw his lips move, but didn’t understand a word he said.

“What?” She asked dumbly.

“The AC unit. Is it outside?”

“Oh, yeah. The unit.” Ellie wondered if her voice sounded as shaky as her knees were. He flashed her another smile that made her want to grab his hand and go find a utility closet somewhere. His strong build, handsome face, sparkling green eyes, and the fact that he brought his grandma roses had her heart beating like a nineteenth century drummer boy heading into battle. She fanned her face with the folder. Her sweaty palms had caused the thick Manila paper to go limp.

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Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Cupids-Angels-Erin-Bevan-ebook/dp/B00XQLVPZE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432753758&sr=8-1&keywords=Cupid%27s+Angels

Social Media:

www.erinbevan.com

erinbevanwrites@gmail.com

Twitter: @ErinBevan

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erinbevanwrites?ref=hl

Author Spotlight: Erin Bevan

This week on the Passionate Writer’s Blog I am happy to introduce you to author Erin Bevan! Erin is visiting today and sharing her latest release, Cupid’s Angels, a contemporary romance which is set to be released this month (May 20th). Erin’s previous release, The Ranch Hand is available now on Amazon. Erin hails from the South, has lived in Asia and now spends her time raising children and writing about love. Erin is a master at creating hunky heroes who fall for contemporary heroines that every woman can relate to.

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KH: Welcome, Erin, to the Passionate Writer’s Blog!

EB: Hey Kim! Thanks for having me today. I’m super excited to get to share with you and all of your fabulous readers about my latest and greatest release coming out May 20th! AAAGGGHHH!

KH: Thanks for visiting today, and for bringing your enthusiasm along! I had the pleasure of reading your novella, The Ranch Hand, and it was fantastic. I could literally envision myself along for the ride. For your newest release, Cupid’s Angels, how would you rate the heat level?

EB: Umm maybe a 1.5 or 2 if you’re super duper conservative.

KH: What was the inspiration behind this novel?

EB: The idea for Cupid’s Angels came to me when I read about a call The Wild Rose Press was doing for their Flower Basket Series. There was a Senior Center in the fictional town the series was set in, and my mind soared with ideas. Well, needless to say, my story just didn’t jive well with their series, and that’s okay! No hurt feelings here. It was rejected three different times before I finally decided to turn CA into something I wanted it to be. When I didn’t have to follow any rules for a series, my characters found their voice and that’s when Cupid’s Angels got picked up by Soul Mate Publishing. It was a lesson learned to always be true to yourself and your writing.

KH: I think that’s important advice that any up and coming author could benefit from knowing. It’s amazing how many of us have been there, shopping our manuscripts around, never giving up, and believing in our stories and in the characters. What do you think readers will love most about your hero/heroine?

EB: My hero is relatable. He’s a dude. A man’s man if you will. My heroine, she’s vulnerable, a bit fragile after the tragic death of her husband. Anyone that has ever dealt with loss might be able to relate with her. And my supporting characters, well, they are just plain fun!

KH: Do you have a favorite moment from your book that you would like to share with readers?

EB: This scene is the point where Ellie starts to feel something again. She’s trying to put herself back out into the dating world. It’s been three years since her husband died, and she hasn’t felt anything. That is until David walks into her life.

“David, you’re here,” Mary’s voice came from the hall.

Ellie’s focus snapped to attention. She straightened her blouse and grabbed the AC file off her desk. With the folder gripped tight in her hands, she stood behind her office door, her spine ruler straight, and puffed out her chest. David needed to know he couldn’t mess with her. Her duty was to take care of the Center and she was going to make sure he offered a fair price.

She opened her office door ready to face the damages. Expecting another sweat covered Neanderthal in Bib Overalls, her mouth fell slack at the sight of a handsome man at the end of the hall. She gasped and gripped the folder tighter, blinking to make sure she was seeing clearly. The only attractive men that ever walked into the Center had been over the age of fifty. To see one so young, so striking, made her light-headed.

A tight white undershirt gripped sculpted bicep muscles and broad shoulders. His jeans hung low on his hips and sported holes in the knees. His suntanned skin accented his bronze hair, and an easy smile spread across his face. He carried a toolbox in his left hand and held a bouquet of roses in his right.

Everything about him caused her knees to go weak.

“Hey, Grandma.” He kissed Mary’s cheek and placed the roses into her small hands. “These are for you.”

Before Ellie could get her wits about her, the two walked toward her. She straightened her blouse again and wished she would have taken the time to do something more with her hair, or maybe apply a little lip-gloss. Her ginger curls were a frizzy mess, and her blouse still had the coffee stain right on her breast.

“Ellie, I’d like you to meet my grandson, David. David, this is Ellie. She’s the Center’s Executive Director and a dear friend.”

“Nice to meet you.” He extended his hand.

“You, too.” She slipped her clammy hand in his. Rough calluses scratched her palm and his touch sent a shiver through her.

“Gran tells me you’re having trouble with your air. You mind showing me where the unit is?”

She saw his lips move, but didn’t understand a word he said.

“What?” She asked dumbly.

“The AC unit. Is it outside?”

“Oh, yeah. The unit.” Ellie wondered if her voice sounded as shaky as her knees were. He flashed her another smile that made her want to grab his hand and go find a utility closet somewhere. His strong build, handsome face, sparkling green eyes, and the fact that he brought his grandma roses had her heart beating like a nineteenth century drummer boy heading into battle. She fanned her face with the folder. Her sweaty palms had caused the thick Manila paper to go limp.

“Right this way.” She held out a shaky arm and escorted him outside the building. The heat bounced off the sidewalk and radiated in the air, making waves as if they were looking through a kaleidoscope. “Here,” she pointed to the unit hidden behind a row of shrubs.

He stared at the large silver box. “You know, if you trimmed these shrubs back, it may help. Might not be a pretty site, but all these plants are preventing your unit from getting proper air flow.”

“Yeah?” Ellie nodded her head. “That’s good to know.” She was out of her element when it came to any sort of repairs. Bookkeeping and mingling with the clients were more up her alley. She saw his lips move, but her brain still had trouble registering what he was saying. All she could think about was his strong build, his touch on her skin, and him in those jeans. If repair work didn’t pay the bills for him, he could always be a cover model.

KH: What words best describe Cupid’s Angels?

EB: Funny Old People.

KH: Where can readers best reach you?

EB:      http://www.erinbevan.com/

mailto:erinbevanwrites@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erinbevanwrites?ref=hl

Twitter: @ErinBevan

KH: Thanks for joining me today, and for sharing your latest release with readers!

EB: Thank you so much for having me. Be sure to check Amazon on May 20th for Cupid’s Angels!

About Erin:

Erin Bevan was born and raised in Southwest Arkansas. She spent her teenage years working for her aunt at the local gas station flipping burgers and making milkshakes dreaming of the day when something better would come her way.

Fast forward ten years later, she found herself stuck inside an apartment in South Korea while her daughter went to preschool and her husband went to work. Alone and unable to speak the local language she turned to books for a friend. After reading a few hundred in such a short time, she decided to try her hand at writing one.

That first one sucked, but by the fifth and sixth book, Erin started to get the hang of this writing thing. Getting the first contract in the mail was a dream come true. Now, with three babies at home, she squeezes in stories one word at a time, one sentence at a time, one day at a time.  She’s a full time mom, a full time wife, with a little writer sprinkled in whenever she can get the chance.

Cupid’s Angels

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Ellie Childs isn’t looking for love. She’s looking for an AC technician for the Forest Wood Senior Center. But, when the repairman happens to be tall, dark, and handsome, he has the goods to make her change her mind. Unfortunately, he’s taken by a blonde Barbie.

David White moved to Cupid, Arkansas, to be closer to the woman he loves, his grandma, and away from his ex-fiancée. Believing his broken heart would never work again, he’s proven wrong. Ellie’s shimmering auburn curls and compassionate nature sends his heart thumping. His mind soars with thoughts of giving love another shot. But as luck would have it, she’s taken, and the guy she’s seeing is a real jerk.

When David’s grandmother sees how perfect Ellie would be for her grandson, she gathers the troops. She and her three friends form Cupid’s Angels. Their mission, to bring David and Ellie together. Despite their best efforts, the Angels’ plans backfire, pushing David and Ellie farther apart and into the arms of others. Or, so they think.

Will the Angels’ good intentions win out, or will their plots and schemes undermine what could have been the love of a lifetime for David and Ellie?

Author Spotlight: Sarah Hoss

Wow, this month has sure gone by quickly! I am thrilled to feature author Sarah Hoss and her debut novel, Sins of the Heart, on my blog this week. Sins of the Heart is a riveting contemporary romance novel that revolves around a family shield, set against the backdrop of the Kentucky mountains.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Sarah Hoss grew up believing she could try anything and if she set her mind to it, she would succeed. Sixteen years of dance lessons, Cheerleading, and school plays proved to her that her parent’s words rang true. Writing was no exception. Reading the Outlander series made her fall in love with time travels and the historical places books could take her. Always a child with a vivid imagination, she realized as an adult, she could put her imagination to good use and began writing. Marrying her very own hero, they live in Indiana in the town where she grew up. They have three beautiful children and one hyper dog. When Sarah isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, camping, and watching her kids’ play sports.

KH: Welcome, Sarah, to my blog!

SH: Hi and thank you so much for having me here.

KH: How would you describe the heat level and genre of your book, Sins of the Heart?

SH: The heat level is sweet, and is a mystery/adventure and contemporary romance.

KH: What was the inspiration behind your novel?

SH: My cousin is a McAfee and wanted a story written about her clan so that gave me my start. I often attend festivals as the one described and the scenery in KY where the book is settled is where my family lives. I just began writing after that. The town of Brownsburg is false since the description of the festival is from my state of IN.

KH: What will readers love most about your hero/heroine?

SH: I think what they will love the most about my hero is his dedication to his family and for the heroine, her ability to forgive.

KH: Do you have a favorite moment or scene from your book that you would like to share?

SH: I think my favorite parts to write were first and foremost the festival and the drive through the Kentucky mountains. Every year, my family goes to a large festival in Mansfield, Indiana. The things I described are from there. The drive through the mountains is near Stanton KY. We took this exact drive heading to a cemetery doing genealogy for my family. The other scene I liked the most is the scene between Grant and the villain as they are explaining the reasons behind it all.

KH: Do you have any upcoming events that you would like to share with readers?

SH: On April 28th, I will be participating in a multi-author Facebook event with Madeline Martin. I also have a new historical paranormal romance coming out in the beginning of June titled Highland Savior.

KH: I know that Scottish, historical romances are very popular and with another book coming out, I have no doubt that you will be successful! Thanks, Sarah, for spending some time on my blog today. I want to point out to readers that Sarah can be reached on several social media links.

SH: Thank you for having me!

Where to find Sarah-

Website- www.sarahhoss.com

Blog- www.heart-of-romance.blogspot.com

Twitter- @SarahHoss1

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Hoss/237219983049037

Check out the gorgeous cover for SINS OF THE HEART below:

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In searching for a stolen heirloom, he found something more valuable.

Abigail Crenshaw is an antiques dealer searching for the perfect item. When she stumbles across a warriors shield at a flea market,  she knows she can’t leave without it.

Grant MacFie is the Scottish Laird of Clan MacFie. When he discovers his great grandfather’s shield has been stolen, he will stop at nothing to get it back and punish the one who stole it.

Now, in America he has found the shield but discovering  the truth behind who stole it and falling in love with Abigail could cost him his life. How far will he go to get the shield back?

Author Spotlight: Yolanda Ashton

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Today’s Spotlight: Author Yolanda Ashton

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It is a pleasure for me to introduce author Yolanda Ashton to my blog today.  Her novel, A Will for Love, is released today!

KH:         Welcome, Yolanda, to my blog today. Congratulations as well for today is release day for your book! I also want to say that your avatar is one of the best that I have seen. Very cool!

YA:         Happy to be here. Thanks for having me.

KH:         What is the genre and heat level of A Will for Love?

YA:         The heat level is very sensual. Let’s see, it could fit into a few romance genres like Contemporary, Multicultural and a bit New Adult.

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A Will for Love Blurb

Lanya gave her love and trust to a man, only to find out their relationship was a lie. Shattered,  she decides she’s never going to give her heart to anyone again. But when her ex, Mikael LockRidge, offers her a proposition she can’t refuse, Layna finds being with him makes it hard to resist the sensual pull between them.

Blackmailed to commit an act that still haunts him, Mikael accepts his current loveless relationship as karma. But when he receives unexpected help from the grave, Mikael realizes he wants back what he lost —  he just has to convince the ex he gutted to let him back in her life and her heart.

Author Bio

Yolanda Ashton is the alter ego of a thirty-something mother of three. Throughout daylight hours she’s an educational professional and during the nights (when she’s not daydreaming, reading and/or  watching vampire drama) she’s writing, hanging with family and trying to recover from a day spent with middle school students.

My two favorite things to do in the world (outside of family) are reading and writing-I fell in love with words at an early age. I love creating worlds with them and entering new worlds designed by them. Throughout my life I’ve always felt the epitome of a great “me” day is one spent reading a book or creating one.

Things I love:

The Vampire Diaries (Damon Salvatore…need I say more)

The Originals (Loving Klaus in all his bad-ass glory)

Chopped

Butterflies

Pop music

Marvel Super Hero Movies

Favorite Genres to Read:

Romance (New Adult, and Paranormal)

Young Adult

A Will for Love is scheduled for release on February 11th. Visit my site for buy links and other info.

KH:         Briefly explain the inspiration behind your novel.

YA:         I love to read second chance romances.

KH:         I think your readers will be able to relate to that sentiment, that  romance is often about forgiveness and second chances. What will readers love most about your hero/heroine?

YA:         That the hero realized he messed up a good thing and tries to make amends. The heroine makes him work for it.

KH:         Do you have a favorite moment or scene from your book that you would to share?

YA:         I love the emotional grittiness of the break up scene. It’s too long to share here but it happens early in the story.

KH:         What words best describe your book?

YA:         Payback is a b*&h!

KH:         Love it! Do you have any upcoming events that you would like to share with readers?

YA:         Not yet but keep checking my site for upcoming contest info.

KH:         Where can readers best reach you and find buy links for your book?

YA:         My blog:              http://www.yolandaashton.wordpress.com/

Twitter:               http://www.twittercom/YolandaAshton

I have a feeling that A Will for Love is going to appeal to many readers. Best wishes on your new release and thanks for being here today!