- Clare Revell
- Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Delia Latham pt 1
Delia pt 2
Delia pt 3
Monday, 28 November 2011
Those words haunt her dreams, and her waking moments. LAPD officer, Aurora Kavvan cannot rest until she finds her brothers killer. Digging into the past always brings back unpleasant things: memories, guilt…the hit man. Now she is in a race against time to find the murderer before he finds her.
“Kill her. I don’t care how, and I don’t care where, but I want her dead now!”
Someone was trying to kill his dead partner’s sister. FBI agent, Jordan Reiley will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves. Even if it means going against her wishes; putting himself between her and the man who murdered her brother.
Will God keep them alive long enough for them to find the truth?
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”
Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com
Bayou Writers Group: http://bayouwritersgroup.com
A visionary is someone who sees into the future Taylor Forrestier sees into the past but only as it pertains to her work. Hailed by her peers as “a visionary with an instinct for beauty and an eye for the unique” Taylor is undoubtedly a brilliant architect and gifted designer. But she and twin brother Trevor, share more than a successful business. The two share a childhood wrought with lies and deceit and the kind of abuse that’s disturbingly prevalent in today’s society. Can the love of God and the awesome healing power of His grace and mercy free the twins from their past and open their hearts to the good plan and the future He has for their lives? Find out in…The Visionary ~ Where the power of God's love heals the most wounded of souls.
Taylor thrashed about and fought the fear clamoring in her throat. Panic stole her breath. The monster held her while Trevor grappled with a gun. She struggled and kicked, but the monster held her fast. She had to get away. She had to stop him! She begged and pleaded, but the monster just laughed. His gnarled, horrid sound sent shivers of terror through her soul. A blast of gunshot, a flash of lightning, and the scream tore free from her throat and echoed through the room. The door burst open and strong arms encircled her. Gentle hands stroked and soothed, a soft voice caressed, tender words flowed over her. Taylor buried her face in Alex’s shoulder while he cradled her against his chest and rocked.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to wake you,” she murmured. A pulse hammered against her skin, a tremble shimmered down her spine. She pushed herself closer, found safety and comfort in his embrace. Alex tightened his arms around her, smoothed her hair.
“It’s okay. That’s why I’m here and exactly why I didn’t want to leave you alone tonight.”
When Alex Broussard hires Taylor Forrestier and her twin brother Trevor to renovate and restore the old house he bought, he has no idea what he’s getting into. For one thing he finds himself attracted to Taylor and for another he’s picking up vibes of something simmering below the surface. It’s not just the gift she possesses either, which makes her restorations perfect.
This novel by Pamela Thibodeaux is set in Louisiana and is full of the richness and beauty of the Deep South. Its vivid descriptions and wonderful characters add a depth to the story which serve to pull the reader in. The romance is mixed with mystery and a dark past which threatens the safety and sanity of all of. Well worth reading.
Every commenter goes into a draw to win one of four signed copies of The Visionary
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The Visionary - Blog Tour 11/16 - 12/16
Nov 16th: Amber Stockton: http://amberstockton.blogspot.com/
Nov 17th: Karen Kelly http://www.authorkarenkelley.com/blog.html
Nov 18th: Author Expressions http://authorexpressions.blogspot.com/
Nov 19th: Tracy Krauss http://www.tracykraussexpressionexpress.com
Nov. 20th: Jessica Ferguson http://jessyferguson.blogspot.com
Nov. 21st: Guest @ LASR http://lasrguest.blogspot.com/
Nov 22nd: Robin Bayne http://wwwwritingbetweensundays.blogspot.com/
Nov. 23rd: Clare Revell http://telscha.blogspot.com/
NOV 24TH - THANKSGIVING DAY - http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com
Nov 25th: Tanya Hanson http://www.tanyahanson.com/Blog.html
Nov. 26th: Delia Latham http://delialatham.blogspot.com
Nov 27th: BWG Blog http://bayouwritersgroup.blogspot.com
Nov 28th: Raquel Byrnes http://nitewriter6.blogspot.com/
Nov 29th: Marianne Evans www.marianneevans.blogspot.com
Nov 30th: Shawna Williams http://inspirationalebooks.blogspot.com/
Dec 1st: Jan Rider Newman janridernewman.blogspot.com
Dec 2nd: Vicki Cain http://www.victoriapitts-caine.blogspot.com/
Dec 3rd: Justin Lugbill http://christian-book-review.com;
Dec 4th: Curt Iles http://creekbank.net
Dec 5th: Dana Pratola www.danapratola.webs.com
Dec 6th: Sylvia Ney http://writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/
Dec 7th: Shonell Bacon http://chicklitgurrl.blogspot.com/
Dec 8th: Joanne Troppello http://joannetroppello.weebly.com/blog.html
Dec 9th: Nona Cross http://winonacross.blogspot.com
Dec. 10th: JoAnn Carter http://home.comcast.net/~jo.glenncarter/site/
Dec 11th: Donna Basinow http://donnabsnow.blogspot.com/
Dec 12th: Guest @ Edgy Inspirational Romance www.edgyinspirationalromance.com
Dec 13th: Michelle Sutton http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com/
Dec 14th: Guest @ PenTalk Community http://pentalkcommunity.blogspot.com/
Dec. 15th: Judy Leger: http://judithleger.blogspot.com/
Dec 16th: Janet K Brown http://www.writingwithhope.blogspot.com
Friday, 18 November 2011
Tessa, the youngest Spencer sister--and the most impulsive--rushes into the Mount Ridge crisis center bent on saving her brother-in-law. She's ready to handle Brent's abductor, with or without help. What she's not ready to handle is the effect policeman, Colin Phillips, has on her. Romance is the last thing on Tessa's mind. She longs for the adventure and fast-pace of New York City, not being tied to Mount Ridge and a man who insists she shouldn't be so impetuous. After all "independent spirit" is what Tessa does best!
Colin transferred from the police force in Atlanta in order to find closure after the brutal murder of his younger sister. He wants a nice, safe future, not one filled with caring and worrying about another impulsive woman. His sister was naive and unpredictable, and while Colin is drawn to Tessa's spunk and vitality, her willingness to rush into danger scares him. No way could he cope with another devastating loss. His heart must remain closed where Tessa is concerned.
But God has His own plans--and His own way of changing hearts and cultivating love.
The third in the sweet treats series, Tessa’s Teacakes, is a wonderful read from its heart stopping beginning to its tear jerking end. Just as you think the story is all wrapped up, another twist comes along, sending it in another direction. Catching you up with the characters from previous stories, this one is another short story to snuggle up with on a cold night. Ms. Manners stories just get better.
Following the tragic, sudden death of her parents, Kate Spencer broke off her engagement from high school sweetheart Logan Daniels, just weeks before their wedding. She chose, instead, to remain in Mount Ridge, Tennessee to raise her younger sisters and help keep the family together. Now, with her sisters grown, she spends her days at family-owned Sweet Treats Bakery, hiding a wounded heart in the sweet confections she creates. Logan Daniels left town when Kate broke his heart, but now he's come home to claim what he lost four years ago, and he won't stop until he gets what he came for...Kate's kisses.
Kate's Kisses is a wonderful short read, full to bursting with love and hope (and chocolate covered cherries - the kisses of the title). Logan and Kate leap to life off the pages and literally pull you into their story, immersing you in their hopes and dreams. Coming from Ms. Manners this one had to be good, and it is. Short and sweet and just like real chocolate, leaves you wanting more.
Brent Peterson returns to Mount Ridge, Tennessee with a single goal-to win back Grace Spencer. He's loved her since kindergarten, and should have told her how he felt, but Dan Turner swooped in and stole Grace away before Brent had the chance. Now Grace is a widow with a young son, and while it's been three years since her husband's death, Brent isn't sure he should make his feelings known. When Brent comes around the family bakery, Grace longs to restore their friendship, but the thin gold wedding band on her finger-and memories of Dan-stand between them. Can Brent's gentle patience coax Grace to let go of her memories...and the ring, or is it time for Brent to move on alone, and leave Mount Ridge forever?
Grace's Gold continues the Sweet Treat series with the story of Grace, Kate's widowed sister. Another brilliant story from Ms. Manners, this one doesn't disappoint. Full of love and second chances, it keeps you guessing right up until the end. There is a lovely continuation of the Kate/Logan story, as like the previous one in the series, it contains all four sisters. But you don’t need to have read Kate’s Kisses, in order to enjoy this one. A story worthy of its title, this story is gold.
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Thursday, 17 November 2011
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Friday, 4 November 2011
Life hasn't been kind to Amy Maxwell. Once the effervescent leader of the pack, her marriage should have been perfect. Instead, she escaped with nothing but the clothes on her back and her daughter, Pyper.
Tyler Brock is dazzling. The once shy teen has evolved into a powerhouse in Christian music, and when he returns to Woodland for a benefit concert, Amy can’t believe he is as faithful and tender as ever. He even manages to touch the heart of a doubtful Pyper.
But, Amy can’t escape her own self-doubt, and she questions the wisdom of her heart when it comes to the charismatic musician who is so different now, yet so much the same.
Can the key to their hearts unlock a lifetime of love?
The after-concert crowd ebbed and flowed around Tyler like a tide. He stood comfortably amidst it all, his arm looped around his mom’s waist, his father nearby as well. Back home again.
If only it were that easy.
Amy took a deep breath. It was time to move forward, and act like the friend she had always been. She made progress toward approaching Tyler, watching as he shook hands with members of his crew and received enthusiastic hugs of support. Then in came Rebecca. He saw her immediately and grinned while she made a dash for his ready embrace. She gave a happy shout as he lifted her up, and spun her in a full circle.
“You were great,” she enthused, her voice touched by the cadence of the south. “Honestly, what a show!”
“Inspired, wasn’t it, Becs? It feels so good to be home!”
Rebecca pecked both his cheeks and smiled into his eyes. Amy’s heart sank. His dynamic backup singer then greeted others around them and dissolved into the crowd of tour staffers. Amy winced, battling off turmoil, self-doubt, and inadequacy.
It was a battle she lost.
In that instant, her mature, straightforward intentions vaporized. Hiking up her purse and camera strap, Amy kept a tight hold on them both as she turned to leave. She took a few steps toward the exit. She’d beg off tomorrow’s dinner, and bid this entire, world-rocking episode farewell. In the morning, everything would be back to normal. In the morning, she could—
Amy froze at the sound of the smooth and deep voice that carried with it just a touch of the South. She closed her eyes, and she trembled. Bad.
“You were seriously gonna leave without sayin’ hello to me?”
She couldn’t pull in a proper breath. Her heart skittered wildly. Red-hot heat crawled up the skin of her neck and ignited her cheeks, melting and burning in one fell swoop.
Bravely she turned around, her lips pressed tight, though she fought through it all to offer a tentative smile. “Hey, Tyler.”
It was the best she could manage. His eyes were unspeakably gentle and tender. His attitude of warmth so typical of the Tyler she had known, once upon a life. Amy welcomed that fact, and at the same time, she was swept away by just looking at him.
“Hey, Amy,” he greeted softly. His smile bloomed when he took her hands. A beat later, he drew her in for a long, tight hug that left her aching. He felt so hard, and strong. So wonderful. A lump formed fast in her throat—a bit of mourning, she supposed, for all she missed.
“I, ah, didn’t want to interfere or anything.” As soon as the words crossed her lips, she realized how lame they sounded.
Tyler kissed her cheek, and Amy went a bit dizzy. A bit weak at the knees. “You couldn’t interfere if you wanted to.” He leaned back and drew a fingertip against her chin; he looked deep look into her eyes. “I’ve missed you.”
The Woodlands series reaches a stunning conclusion in the fourth volume, Hearts Key. This novel reunites Amy and Tyler (secondary characters from book two, Hearts Surrender) and brings their story to a heart stopping close. Opening with a terrifying bang, Ms. Evans keeps up the pace, tension and emotion throughout its pages. I was so gripped, I pulled an all-nighter to finish reading. Not to be missed, this one will tug at your heart strings the whole way through.