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Thursday, May 30, 2013

**Now Availiable** A LADY AND A SPY by Ranee` S. Clark

It went live last night on Amazon. :) I'm still working on the paperback formatting and Smashwords though. 

Blanche Audley's old-fashioned grandfather cut off her mother after she married Thomas Audley and his millions of "new money," and for the last ten years since her parents' deaths, Blanche has lived under the gloom of his disappointment. So when she recklessly loses a thousand dollars to Etta Channing in a game of baccarat, she will do anything to keep her foolish actions from him. Except he oversees every penny she spends of the wealth her father left her, leaving her no way of paying the debt without his knowledge.
Until Etta offers her a deal. Alexander Whealdon, one of the most eligible bachelors in town, needs a companion to shepherd his younger sister through her first season. Etta wants Blanche to take the position and use it to infiltrate the household and pass along information that will help Etta get her hooks into the reserved Mr. Whealdon. It seems like an easy way to pay off the debt and save face at the same time. But the more Blanche sees of Mr. Whealdon's playful side, not to mention his surprising generosity, the less she wants to help Etta win him over.
Backing out means humiliating herself and disappointing both her grandfather and Mr. Whealdon, not to mention losing Miss Whealdon's trust and friendship, but if she goes through with her promise to Etta, she will lose what might be her last chance for love.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Request a review copy of A LADY AND A SPY

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Monday, May 20, 2013

LDS Writers Blogfest

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Did you know this about me? That I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS or Mormons, as most people know us)? I'd like to think that if you've hung around my blog for a while that you were at least suspicious. (I do have two sections of my Review page dedicated to LDS books and authors.)

How does it affect me as a writer? Hard to say. My faith is so ingrained in my day to day life I don't know how to separate it out . Perhaps it's the general good outlook my characters have. Maybe that I can't write dark stuff. Maybe the tendency I have, even in my non-LDS writing, to have characters pray in their scariest/loneliest/hardest moments.

I can tell you that being LDS has shaped the way I'm not pursuing my writing career. It all started with a BYU basketball player named Jimmer Fredette. Maybe you've heard of him? I thought to myself one day, "What would it be life to be his girlfriend? How did she end up dating him? How do you meet and start dating a guy like Jimmer?" And bam thus was born the idea for THE GAME PLAN, my current WIP. But, I thought to myself, I've read LDS romance, but not really comedy. Some were a little bit funny, but not really lighthearted...and then I discovered Melanie Jacobson's book NOT MY TYPE and realized that if I wrote THE GAME PLAN (which was titled MARRY ME, ANTHONY ROGERS at the time) it would have a home if I did it right. And I wanted to to it right.

Sometimes when I say my nightly prayers, I'll thank my Heavenly Father for this awesome talent he gave me. I've prayed for a clear mind as I edited, to know how to make it my best. And yeah, I prayed that when I pitched to editors at this year's LDStorymakers Conference that my mind would be clear and the editors would be open to my idea. Like I said above, it's ingrained by now. Prayer about my writing is natural, something I do without even thinking about how that might make me different from another writer.

If you have questions about me and my faith, ask them below! Or go to Mormon.org and find out all about Mormons, who might even be someone just like you. :)

Visit Kaylee Hamblin's blog for links to other LDS authors participating!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review: MEG'S MELODY by Kaylee Baldwin

Guys, I'm so embarrassed that I am just now reading this book. I realized it late the other night while on the phone with Kaylee. If you guys didn't know, she's the most fabulous crit partner in the entire world. If my stuff shines, it's because she's been busy buffing it. And as I'm talking to her, she's reassuring me about how even though my WIP "The Game Plan" is in present tense, people will still like it because people liked her book about a woman who falls in love with her OB, and that is weird too.

And it hit me. I hadn't read it.

In my defense, when MEG'S MELODY came out, I knew Kaylee but we weren't BFF/CPs yet, so I plopped in on my TBR list where it got shuffled into a mix of like a MILLION books. Seriously. So in an attempt to atone for my wrong, I downloaded it that very night. (Downside, now I can't get Kaylee to sign it...) And read it in the next two days.

From Ceder Fort: It's only after her husband leaves that Meg finds out she's pregnant. Now facing the prospect of single parenthood, she'll have to rely on the family she pushed away, the church she abandoned, and an unexpected friendship to see her through. This touching story combines romance with real conflicts to remind you it's never too late to find love - if you know where to look. 

Audience: Adult (clean)
Genre: Romance, LDS Romance

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cover Reveal: WORKING IT OUT by Rachel Renee Anderson

Author Rachael Renee Anderson

Rachael Anderson is the author of four books: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

Working It Out
A chance encounter . . . 
Grace Warren's life is safe and predictable—exactly the way she likes it. But when she gets roped into going to an auction to help out a friend, everything changes. She meets Seth Tuttle—a guy who unexpectedly kisses her then disappears, leaving her flustered and upset. If she never sees him again, it will be too soon.

A chance for love . . .  
Weeks later, when Seth limps into Grace's rehab clinic post surgery, she immediately recognizes him. Unfortunately, he's every bit as frustrating and annoying as she remembered. Yet there's something about him that makes her second-guess her carefully placed boundaries even though he's everything she's sure she doesn't want in a man. But maybe Seth is exactly what Grace has needed all along—assuming she's willing to risk safe and predictable for a chance at love.

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About Me!

I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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