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Time's Arrow

Blurb:
Touching a milestone, Jonni Peterson is catapulted through time into a world both familiar and strange. Finding herself in Victorian England, she discovers love in the most unexpected place— at the feet of the man whose carriage knocked her down.
Lord Sebastian Tyler needs to remarry, but preferably not a woman of his mother’s choosing. The woman his carriage runs over both irritates and fascinates him. Could she be the answer to his prayers?
Will the arrow of love find them both before time runs out and the portal to the present reopens?

Extract:
Jonni twisted her head to the left. A young girl of no more than fifteen, wearing a rag cap over her blonde hair, got up and ran from the room. She opened her mouth to speak, but before she could say anything, a girl with dark curls started speaking again.
"My name’s ‘Attie, miss. Now don’ yer go movin’ or nothin’ til t’master’s bin an’ sent for t’doctor. Yer took a nasty bang t’noggin under them ‘orses ‘ooves an’ been asleep for nig…

Advent Calendar

Tomorrow starts the Advent Calendar. Each day a guest blogger will bring you either a story, book promo or recipe. Or I will. Some days you'll get two posts. Also each day you'll get a clickable link to Pelican Book Group where a new or seasonable book will be offered each day. 12 new books over 24 days. Including my offering Time's Arrow (Dec 11th). More about that in my next post.
Each comment on the Advent blog will be entered into a draw to receive a PDF copy of Time's Arrow. Leave your email addy on the comments.

datewhoTh 1Barbara Early2Linda Rondeau3Carol Ann4Sandi Sookoo5Marianne Evans6Dora Heirs7Donna Basinow8Beth Cato 9Mary Manners10Laura Briggs11LoRee Perry12Robin Bayne

Shadows from the past - Ashley Dawn

“…It is the price you pay for choosing to be a cop. Your brother’s life…”

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?
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For a change rather than interview the author, I interviewed the hero and heroine :)
Hero
Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself? My name is Jordan Reiley and I'm an FBI agent. I love the job I do, I feel I am making a differ…

guest author - Pamela Thibodeaux

Today we welcome guest author - Pamela Thibodeaux as part of her tour for her new novel The Visionary. AUTHOR BIO: 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.comBlog: http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.comBayou Writers Group: http://bayouwritersgroup.com


BLURB: 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 c…

Tessa's teacakes - Mary Manners

Today sees the release of Mary Manners new book - the third in her sweet treat bakery series.

Blurb: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 rus…

Blogging from the Battlefield: The View from the Front Line in Afghanistan by Major Paul Smyth

Blogging from the Battlefield: The View from the Front Line in Afghanistan by Major Paul Smyth
blurb:
Front Line Bloggers - Afghanistan and Helmand Blog - Aghanistan (now combined as UK Forces Afghanistan) were established by the MoD to allow UK armed forces personnel to tell the public back home what they were doing there, in their own words. Officers, NCOs and other ranks representing a wide variety of units - infantry, artillery, signals, logistics, aviation, medical - contribute their thoughts and experiences on everything from what it's like to take on the Taliban in a firefight to the difficulties of trying to eat well at a patrol base. These personal accounts give a picture of the conflict at ground level, the details of daily life that usually do not make the news, as well as individuals' perspectives on major events. Some of the bloggers have even been asked to contribute to the Radio 4 Today Programme and Channel 4 News. With the war in Afghanistan in the news almost c…

Tray Bake - chocolate toffee fingers

Chocolate Toffee Stuff/fingers. Aka millionaire's shortbread. With photos :)
And yes i know its not Wednesday but I didn't want another tag :)
Ingredients: base 8oz marg 2oz sugar 10oz flour
caramel 8oz marg 1 lge tin condensed milk 2 tbsp syrup 4oz sugar
topping 1 large pkt cooking choc

Base cream marg and sugar. Add flour spread evenly over base of lined tin bake 5 mins gas 4/180C/350F then bake further 20 mins gas 3/160C/325F Cool in the tin


Caramel melt marg add milk, sugar and syrup bring to boil boil 5 mins stirring all the time BURNS EASILY Pour over cooled shortbread cool in the tin


Topping melt choc as per instructions on packet pour over COLD caramel Cool in the tin


The end product :)


made in response to the pink whisk challenge Nov 2011

Marianne Evans - Heart's Key

the end of an era. The last in the Woodlands Series hits the ebook readers today. Sad to see them go, but it's not the last of Ms. Evans as I know she has a new book, currently in edits. :)

Hearts Key by Marianne Evans
BLURB: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?EXCERPT:The after-concert crowd ebbed and flowed around Tyler like a tide. He …

nano day 1, pad 1

word count 2000/50,000poems written 1/30
hours spent procrastinating, playing on FB, twittering... way too many.
Is the story going to plan - uh no Are the characters behaving? uh no Are you writing the story you intended? uh no. Why? Cos for some reason Jordan and Heidi jumped in and usurped John and Jo. So it looks like I have two at once. Grrrr.
So i shall be doing both and then connecting them with a ... meanwhile on the other side of town. Hah. Take that muse.
Anyway, am now writing a little of Niamh. That incidently is pronounced Neeve. Hmm what's wrong with incidently? Spell check doesn't like it. Well :P to the spell check and back to writing.
Ohhhh.................. Time's Arrow has a release date - and a page. :) Dec 11th :)