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Review of Ruby Dawn by Raquel Byrnes

Ruby Dawn by Raquel Byrnes

Back Cover Blurb: A Painful Past. A former street kid, Ruby now reaches out to runaways through her medical clinic in the worst part of the city, but her escalating battle with a gang leader puts that in jeopardy.  A Love Returns. Cavalier, a risk-taker, charming… Ruby’s first love is now on the right side of the law and the center of a dangerous DEA sting involving her clinic.  Tom’s disappearance ten years ago broke her heart and rattled her faith. As their romance relights, memories of what it costs to love him flood her with fear. A Desperate Plan. Ruby’s battle with the gang ignites a firestorm of danger, and a pattern of lies from within her own camp emerges. With Tom’s life in the balance and her world cast in shadows, can Ruby trust God as she once did…or has she strayed too far, for too long to ever return?  
Excerpt:      “Shhh,” Tom whispered. He took my hand in his and kissed my palm sending a ripple through me. “Its okay, I know what you meant, Ruby. An…

After the Fire book trailer

The Book Trailer for After The Fire
Coming Feb 17th 2012

Review - Mattie's Meltaways by Mary Manners

Mattie's Meltaways by Mary Manners

Blurb: Mattie Spencer has spent the last decade raising her three younger and grooming Sweet Treats Bakery into a thriving business. Over the years, she's watched her sisters grow into beautiful women and find the men of their dreams. Now it's her turn, but, at thirty-five, she feels too old to dream of a husband and children of her own. Tyler Jacobs, a firefighter in the small town of Mount Ridge, keeps busy raising his seven-year-old daughter. The death of his wife during three years ago still haunts him, but morning stops into Sweet Treats, along with a dose of conversation and a handful of Mattie's delicious mint meltaways, kindle a desire he thought was extinguished forever. Now Tyler has just one goal--to convince Mattie that love knows no age
Excerpt:     Tyler was thankful for the bite of a cold breeze as he trekked across the square to the fire hall. The chill cleared his head and brought his heart rate under control. Seeing M…

review - Purple Knot by Raquel Byrnes

Purple Knot by Raquel Byrnes

A killer strikes. A love rekindled. A life-altering choice. When her best friend, is murdered, Reyna Cruz doesn't believe the police have the whole story. An investigator by trade, she has the talent to track Summer’s killer, but when clues lead to a family connection and a vicious gang, she suddenly becomes the hunted. At the end of her rope, Reyna must decide to trust the God she believes abandoned her. 
Wanting justice for his sister’s murder, lawyer Jimmy Corbeau agrees to help Reyna—even though she’s his ex-fiancĂ©, and their break-up devastated him. Romance is reawakened, but so are memories of their tragic undoing. Jimmy must decide if he will fight for a future with Reyna or allow their past to derail the investigation and his second chance at love.
When the investigation goes awry and Summer’s infant daughter is kidnapped, Reyna must put her life on the line. Will Jimmy and Reyna survive the desperate measures it takes to recover his niece, catch …

Review - The Covering by Dana Pratola

The Covering by Dana Pratola

What do a woman of faith and a heathen biker have in common? The devil, of course. Tessa is moved to intercede for a man she's never met. When they do meet, she's stunned. Gunnar is gorgeous, charismatic, and driven. He's also hostile, self-destructive, and an unbeliever...and she's drawn to him like no other. The temptation she feels is as dangerous as it is alluring. She wants to stay away, but God has other plans. He reveals the devil's intent to destroy Gunnar, and commissions Tessa to keep him covered in prayer. Can she rely on God to keep her from love, and into temptation? Or will the devil claim them both?

Tessa kept her eyes closed. Physically, she stood at the bathroom sink, her hands curled around the sides of the basin. In her spirit, she occupied that place where utterance slipped through the thin veil separating this world from the other. Where speech fell on holy and unholy ears alike. Where wo…


I thought blogging every day was supposed to bring readers in. Or so I was told. But my advent calendar of daily blogs resulted in my dropping readers. Its hardly worth blogging at all anymore.

So you'll get reviews of what I've read and might stick my book releases up.

But... as for anything else...

Hidden Embers by Stephanie Mayfield

Hidden Embers by Stephanie Mayfield Blurb: Sometimes love doesn't want to settle with just being friends.  Trayce and David have tried over the years to remain just friends and ignore the constant pull of something more.  Caught in the daily grind of their day to day lives, these two firefighters are mainly intent on keeping the people of their town safe, until one small turn of events pulls them both into a life and death game with a man they both know very well. After a large warehouse explosion threatens to take away the man she loves, Trayce must make the decision to stay and fight for their love, or turn away from it.  Twists and turns take them on a roller coaster ride of close calls and even closer moments to remember, paving the way toward a future neither one would have ever dreamed of.
Excerpt: I knew my weakness had started to show, and I had begun to visibly tremble. David stepped forward and wrapped his arm around my waist. “We need to get you inside. Hold on.”
By th…

Lost in Lone Creek by Mary Manners

Today we have author Mary Manners and the first in her new series Lone Creek Ranch.

Carson Merrill loves only one thing more than Lone Creek Ranch—high school sweetheart Jessica Tate. He has plans to marry her, until one fateful night a devastating accident nearly kills her brother, James, and claims the use of his legs. Jessica flees to Nashville, blaming Carson for her brother’s paralysis, and avoids him—and James—for more than a year. Jessica returns to Lone Creek as one of the top producing land developers in the area, and she has one goal—to banish Carson forever from her memory while taking what he still loves—Lone Creek Ranch. But God has other plans—to draw the two together in a development project that will satisfy both their desires, and help them to reclaim the love they once shared.

    The clean, familiar scent of Carson’s soap mingled with sweet feed and hay as Jessica wound through the paddock toward her SUV. The scents brought back memories that tangled he…

Happy New Year / Tuesday's Child

Well 2012 is officially here and I've had this cough all year. Ha ha. Actually the whole of yesterday was spent making really awful jokes.
"Mum I'm starving. Haven't eaten all year."
"Can I have a drink? Haven't drunk anything all year."

Writing wise. I've so many WIP's on the go right now, it's lucky I'm able to keep them straight. Think that comes from being able to read six books at once and not get confuzzled. There's the firefighter one - almost finished. The paranormal one - on a go slow. And a Christmas one. Yes I know, but the deadline for that is April, so needs doing.

I also filled in the manuscript info sheet for Tuesday's Child.
Preliminary blurb (cos we all know how rubbish I am at them lol)

Deaf from the age of five, Adeline Munroe now runs the local dolls hospital with her best friend Jasmine and constant companion, hearing dog, Ben. Haunted by visions, she 'sees' each murder either as or just before the…