Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Clint Clay has a new upcoming release!!!!

 Clay's newest release will be out this October 22nd. Pick up a copy and be prepared for western adventure.

A brand new frontier adventure from Clint Clay! Follow as one Mountain Man strives to stay alive as he faces danger from all sides. This is Mountain Man adventure all the way from Clint Clay!
Grab your copy today

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Look what's new from Mike Torreano---Wild Rose Press Author!!!


A Score To Settle Blurb

 

Broken after his family is murdered, rancher Del Lawson signs on to a cattle drive along the Goodnight Loving trail in 1870, unaware he's still in danger. When he falls for a pretty Army nurse, the killers target her.

If he's to recover from his grief and build a new life, Del must set out on a gritty hunt for the men who are hunting him.

Meanwhile, Del's mother, Maybelle, doesn't know her son survived that murderous night. When she discovers the gold the killers are after, she uses the treasure in an elaborate masquerade to take the murderers down.

Will mother and son's plans reap justice-or destroy what's left of the Lawson clan?

Excerpt


“Tell me your story, Del. We got time.”

Del tried to piece the last few days together. He told Sonny about leaving Rose and—

She interrupted. “That your woman?”

“If she’ll have me. If I ever see her again.” He told her about the search to find Tyson. Riding through Santa Rosa, the trickery about Lost Creek, Potter’s ambush south of town amid the sandstorm. Riding for Wilkins’ ranch and Shade being played out. The desperate walk to find Sinola in the dark.

“You’ve had quite the adventure, Del Lawson.”


A Score to Settle Links to Social Media

 

Amazon

            https://www.amazon.com/Score-Settle-Mike-Torreano-ebook/dp/B08HJ2WSTC/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=mike+torreano&qid=1599692163&sr=8-3

 

Goodreads

            https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55216079-a-score-to-settle

 

Bookbub

            https://www.bookbub.com/books/a-score-to-settle-by-mike-torreano


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Wylder Hearts coming soom from The Wild Rose Press and Kim Turner!


 So excited about the upcoming Wild Rose Press series Wylder West. My story Wylder Hearts will hopefully be out this year! Stay tuned!!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Welcome Paula Benge & Peggy Chambers: Wild Rose Press Authors!!!

Paula Benge & Peggy Chambers...

Paula and Peggy are both members of the Enid Writers Club and Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc. (OWFI).  They are also friends and as fellow writers try to help each other out.  This is Paula's first published book but there are more to come.  She is an accomplished writer and has several manuscripts in her bottom drawer. They both write more than one genre and they both wrote novellas for The Wild Rose Press’ One Scoop or Two series.

PeggyStrawberry Sundae Delights

Schoolteacher Sienna Schultz is still stinging from a bad breakup with her fiancé when she finds herself unexpectedly infatuated with a new man. While working her summer job at her aunt's ice cream shop in the small tourist town of Sandhill Island, she meets Jake White, a college student from Corpus Christi who is working on a shrimper for the summer. Sienna is not ready for another relationship, but Jake is difficult to resist.

Sienna's peaceful summer is shattered when a series of suspicious events unfold. Her aunt's suppliers refuse to sell to her, putting the future of the shop in jeopardy. Then, when the store is vandalized, they wonder if someone is out to harm not only the business, but Sienna and her aunt as well.

Jake offers to help uncover who's behind the incidents, which brings the two of them closer together. Can Sienna trust him…or is she headed for another heartbreak.






A budding love story set in a simple ice cream parlor – owned by fairies. Twenty-seven-year-old workaholic Georgiana Bennet lost her sense of taste in an accident. When she arrives at Lake Okoboji, Iowa, looking for a cure she meets Michal, the handsome co-owner of the Lucky Star Ice Cream Bar, and his three eccentric partners. The three women weave their way into Georgiana's world as she finds herself spending long days in the sun with Michal and warm evenings under the stars. But the day she sees fairy wings on her new female friends changes her forever.


The fairies manipulate Georgiana's life, including her love life, until she makes a decision that complicates everything.









What are you working on now?

Peggy

I am working on the second in the Keystone Lake series, Blooming Greed. It is on my computer and nearing completion.  I am also working on a fantasy short story about an AI robot with a heart.  I find I often have more than one project in the works.  I’ve also started the third in the Sandhill Island series, Smugglers of Sandhill Island.

Who is the author/artist that inspires you the most, and why?

Paula – The first name that pops into my head is author Amy Harmon. I admire authors who almost have a literary style, which Amy does, but she’s written several genres, including historical, fantasy, and contemporary YA. When I read work like hers, where the writing has its own rhythm and the word choices surprise me, it is enjoyable and it inspires me to dig deeper and not just write the first thing I think of. I like how authors like Amy can build a world and story that wrings out my emotions and puts words to truths that I already knew, but hadn’t defined.  

Peggy – I love the classics and I’m drawn to Hemingway and Steinbeck.  I also love any fantasy from ages ago, Frankenstein, Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, or Peter Pan.  Because I love to read different genres is why I write different genres.

What are you reading right now?

Paula – Well, I’m reading the YA novel, The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett, because I saw it described as a “swashbuckling adventure” which appealed to me, and I love the voice of Theo. At the same time, I’m listening to the historical PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy by William Doyle, because my daughter recommended it.

PeggyThe Bloodless Assassin by Celine Jeanjean.  I picked it up because I saw it advertised and had not read much steampunk in the past.  I’m enjoying the quirky characters. I love to observe how other authors craft a story.  I always learn from them.

Tell us 3 fascinating things about you:

Paula – I’ve been scuba diving all around the world, but I don’t like to swim; my favorite place to write is on my treadmill; I once made a literal 3D treehouse cake for my son’s birthday, then a 3D orca cake for my daughter, then I retired from cake decorating.

Peggy – I once climbed Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula, ate wart hog pizza in Zimbabwe for lunch, and I’m still married to my high school sweetheart after 48 years.

Where can readers find you online?

Paula – You can find me at Paula's website

Paula's Instagram

Paula's Facebook

Paula's Amazon Author Page

Peggy - You can find me at http://peggylchambers.wordpress.com/  where I write a weekly blog, like me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BraWars, connect with me on Twitter at @ChambersPeggy, or on Instagram at champeggy.

 It was great having you here, Paula and Peggy, and I know we all wish you continued success.  Pick up an e-published copy of A Neapolitan Fairy Tale on Lake Okoboji and Strawberry Sundae Delights, a part of the One Scoop or Two series by The Wild Rose Press and as always, leave a review if you love it.  

 


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Wylder West Series coming soon!


 I am so excited to be a part of the upcoming Wylder West Series with The Wild Rose Press! Here is a sneak peak at the first few covers and what you can can look forward to! This ongoing series will feature multiple authors and you may see the return of characters you have loved along the way! Stay tuned!!!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Dawson's Haven---Looking Back



It seems like this book has been a long time coming and it has but a lot of things have happened along the way...
Sawyer's Rose was released in March of 2016 and Wyatt's Bounty in April of 2017 and I know some of you have been waiting too long for Dawson's Haven---Book 3 in The McCades of Cheyenne series.

As I was floating through the time that past since the last story in this series was released it took a friend to point out to me all I had completed in between:

1) I edited All But the Fall that I had written in 2016 and got it submitted and contracted and ready for release. Then later worked to completed the version in Audio.
2) Just before that, I did my part of getting Sawyer's Rose and Wyatt's Bounty ready for Audio release. Let me just say if you have not listened to the deep cowboy voice of Dawson McBride, you have missed something. 
3) During that period of time, I also changed jobs after 27 years--not the least but stressful to have a new full time job, kids, a husband, pets and all to go with it.

So as I look back, a lot of time did pass but a lot got done as well. And in Writing Dawson's Haven, I had to work on who Haven was and her back story--I changed her 3 times until I found the girl that was right for Dawson. 

And as Dawson is wrongly accused of crimes, I tossed in an 1880's trial---one of the most difficult things I ever have tried to write. NEVER AGAIN! 

But I found a new tool that helped---WORD NARRATOR--a function of word that reads the story out loud. With much effort and an incredible amount of help from my editor, I was able to cut 8000 words to clean up this story and I will have to say it is one of my better efforts! I am proud of this one. 

And Dawson is the brother who hangs with the Cheyenne, not so much the blacksheep as the Alpha brother who wants to make sure those he loves are protected. Sigh...

But as I was developing Dawson's Story, I wanted to give him one readers wanted. So many of you had already pegged him as your favorite and I had to do my research on the Cheyenne and the years the story takes place. 

What I didn't expect in this story was for Leaning Bear, the Cheyenne Medicine Man who is Dawson's friend, to become as big a part of the story as he did---and given theat, I fell for him too. So....as I have told some of you, Leaning Bear may get his own happily ever after coming up next. PAINT THE SKY is in the works now. 

No worries though, Evan, the youngest McCade brother already has a completely mapped out story that will tie it all together. (Later) 

And on that note, I have a plan for Dodge's story, Zane's Story and even possibly Hudson's Story. I JUST NEED MORE TIME TO WRITE....Yeah, that!







Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dawson's Haven Coming January 13, 2020!!!



Dawson's Haven

She leaned against his shoulder studying the stone. “What just happened between us?”

How was he to answer a question like that? Hell, he was more unnerved by what hadn’t happened, and the tightness of his buckskin trousers had relented little.

He glanced across the meadow, his mind racing but his heart sure. “What would you want it to be?”

The pink blush across her face hadn’t abated. “The beginning of something very beautiful.”

He gave a slight chuckle. “If you knew my thoughts, you’d run faster than you did from those Dog Soldiers.”

She took his hand again. “I have no fear of you, Dawson McCade.”

He stood with a smile, tugging her up beside him. “You should.”

Coming Soon from Kim Turner and The Wild Rose Press...

Jan. 13, 2020!