TARRAGON: DRAGON MAGE Book Tour

 

 

 

After hundreds of years, the gates to Tarragon are open once more, fulfilling age-old prophecy. However, Anwen’s journey is far from over. The dragons still sleep and she has no clue how to wake them. Forced to retreat from the Mountain, she and her newfound friends must devise a new plan to wake the inhabitants of Tarragon.

Meanwhile, the Mage Circle, a group of dragon mages with a vendetta, is camped outside the Gates. Calling on allies of their own, they will stop at nothing to gain control of the Dragon City and all who dwell inside.

To complicate matters even more, Anwen’s mother has joined the party. But even with the help of all her friends, can Anwen overcome the ordeals set before her or will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?

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Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.

A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally.

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Top Ten List

Top Ten Favorite desserts

  1. Ice cream. Who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s like the standard go to
  2. Cheesecake. What’s not to love? Especially if it’s one of those Oreo ones.
  3. Coconut cream pie. I don’t normally go for coconut, but there’s just something about it in pie form that can’t be denied.
  4. Brownies. What can I say besides Chocolate?
  5. Blintzes. If you haven’t tried them, you’re missing out. It’s like a crepe but not rolled, and it’s pan fried.
  6. Pudding, especially pistachio or cheesecake flavored, I mean, come on! It’s creamy. It’s rich. It’s prefect. And you can add in whatever you want.
  7. Cobbler, usually apple or peach. You’ve got that sweet crunchy stuff and that gooey filling. Yum.
  8. Chocolate Silk Pie. It’s Chocolate! In a graham cracker crust.
  9. Sugar Cookies, like the melt in your mouth coated with sugar kind, not the cheap tastes like flour stuff you get at the grocery store. Home made all the way!
  10. A Lie, if you don’t know what this is, you’re missing out. It’s a pie baked into a cake. (Some call it something along the lines of a cherpumpkin but my version’s better). Or if, you want to take it a step further, do a glacee pie backed into a giant brownie and decorate it like a cake to have a Conspiracy.)

 

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Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Blitz Day 12 – Tad’s Treasure @ShannaHatfield @LovingtheBook

   I’ve been fascinated with the Victorian and
Edwardian eras, as well as the Old West as long as I can remember.
    Growing up on a farm in Eastern Oregon where only the most determined and resolute individuals dare toil the soil that spent centuries covered in sagebrush, rock, and the random juniper tree, I never gave a thought to my great fortune in having a rural foundation on which to build my future.
   All the crazy exploits I had as a girlie-girl being raised as a tomboy came in handy when I began writing western romances. You’d be surprised how many of the wild adventures in my stories are based on things I either experienced or witnessed during my formative years.
   I joyfully bear the burden of being a hopeless romantic, with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure. I’ve always been a sappy-hearted girl who loves a happy ending. I also love the western and rural way of life and that’s why I began writing sweet and clean western romances.
   Everything you never wanted to know about me is posted with frequency on my blog. There you’ll discover I’m completely and entirely smitten with my husband, lovingly referred to as Captain Cavedweller. You’ll also find that I eat too much chocolate, have a thing for roses, like to play with my camera, and enjoy researching the towns and eras for my romances set in the old west.

 

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  Tad Palmer makes a promise to his dying friend to watch over the man’s wife and child. Years later, he continues to keep an eye on Posey Jacobs and her precocious little boy. The only problem is that he’s not sure his heart can withstand the vow he made when he falls in love with the widow and her son.
  Posey Jacobs misses her beloved husband, but her wrenching grief has given way to
hope for the future as she finds herself falling deeper and deeper in love with Tad Palmer. However, the infuriating man doesn’t seem to notice her interest and treats her as he would his sister.

  Throw in a goat who thinks she’s a dog, a town full of quirky characters, and this widow has her work cut out for her if she wants one handsome cowboy to give her his heart.

Top Ten List

  1. Captain Cavedweller (my hubby… although technically he isn’t a thing, he still tops my list of most favorite anything ever.)
  2. Chocolate (Decadent and rich, please!)
  3. Roses (Pink are my favorites.)
  4. Music (I almost always have the radio on, and country is my fav.)
  5. Old dishes (I am a dish addict and I admit it. I probably need to enroll in some sort of 12-step program, but I’d most likely just find an antique store on my way there and come home with another serving bowl or teacup.)
  6. Sunsets (They are so, so pretty in our little corner of the world.)
  7. Homemade bread (Warm from the oven, scenting the whole house with that mouth-watering yeasty scent.)
  8. Quilts (I have several that I view as cherished treasures, including the one I used on the cover of Tad’s Treasure.)
  9. Rodeos (I grew up on a farm with a die-hard cowboy brother. Rodeos are such fun for us and takes me back to the summers of my childhood.)
  10. Books (My love of reading started in my childhood. I love books and all the fascinating, amazing places I’ve traveled between the pages of a great story.)
 
 
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Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Blitz Day 11- Gloria’s Song @KathrynAlbright @LovingtheBook

Kathryn Albright grew up in southern California where she sets many of her sweet western romances. A Golden Heart finalist and recipient of the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, she writes historical romance that celebrates courage and hope against all odds with a dash of adventure.

Her enjoyment of historical romantic fiction began as a teenager when she was given the novel Ramona ~ set in southern California after the Mexican-American War. A few thousand books later, she still enjoys reading romance set in the past. (She also loves fairy tales and all things Disney.)

Kathryn’s past includes careers as a nurse and an obstetrical sonographer where daily she witnessed many “happy ever afters” and miracles.

Kathryn’s latest western historical romances for Harlequin are “sweet” although her earlier stories were not. Please check her website if you are wondering what brought on the change ~

Why Sweet?

Along with her writing, Kathryn also judges for the Romance Writers of America Rita contest for published writers and the Wisconsin Romance Writers FabFive contest for unpublished writers.

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Gloria Palmer has always done the proper thing expected of her as the daughter of a shipping tycoon. The approval of her family and friends mean everything. And yet, when
the perfect suitor offers for her… she hesitates.
Colin McDougal has little use for those living on the fancy side of the trolley tracks. He is too busy managing the family pub and, in his spare time, writing down the lively tunes in his head. So, when Miss Palmer asks for his help to prepare for a music audition, he is flummoxed. What does he know of highbrow music?
But with each practice session, their feelings for each other grow. When it comes time for Gloria to make a choice between what is proper and what she desires, will she realize that if music can cross class lines, it might also be able to harmonize two hearts.

 

Top Ten List:
#1
I wrote my first manuscript with
the hope that I could make enough money to stay home with my children as they
grew. Call me naive to the publishing world! It didn’t happen, but now on the
flip side of life, I have been able to retire early and be with
my grandchildren and parents more.
#2
I prefer even numbers.
Not sure why…it just makes sense to me.
Maybe it was because I was born on an even day in an even month.
2014 was a good year. 2016 even more so.
(There might be a pill to correct this…or maybe therapy.)
#3
Although my first wedding was more
exciting than my second, my second marriage has been more exciting than my
first–and it’s to the same man!

My first marriage at my grandparent’s farm lasted fifteen minutes ~ the
duration of the drive from the farm to the church. I learned after the first
ceremony, that the wedding wasn’t legal because the farm was just over the
county line. The pastor had to take us back to his side of the line
to say our “I Dos” all over again and sign the wedding certificate in the correct
county. (It seems to have stuck — We’ve been married 38 years!)
 
#4
I love witty puns and quotes.
I think this may be a hazard of being a writer and loving the written word.
         “Borrow money from pessimists—they don’t expect it back.” (Steven Wright)
“If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?” (Steven Wright)
“She’s descended from a long line her mother listened to. (Gypsy Rose Lee)
“Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”
#5
~ I wanted a horse when I was a child.
I still want a horse…
(Or a trip to a dude ranch might help :-))
I enjoyed riding lessons for two years as a youngster.
Even won a red ribbon (2nd place) in my one and only horse competition.
 #6
~ I grew up in the big city but have always been
a country gal at heart
.
My favorite times were when my family went hiking in San Diego’s back country,
to the beach, or on a summer vacation road trip to a National Park. Give
me the wide open spaces, an open road, and a starry sky and I am happiest.
#7
I’m a dog person
—most particularly Golden Retrievers and Great Danes.
(I think this has something to do with never having my own horse.)
I’ve had three goldens that have come and gone in my life. The one pictured
here was named Baron.
Every time I take a walk I miss them. They were my walking partners.
#8
~ I love everything SUPERMAN.
Mostly it has to do with his moral integrity, need to protect those
weaker, and his strength.
It may have a small something to do with being able to fly. That is one
cool super-power!
But then…he is easy on the eyes…
#9

 

In my other life
I was a High Risk Obstetrical Nurse and a Sonographer.
That’s a lot of initials after my name…(I’m trying to beat my brothers…)
Now that I have left the medical field, I miss doing ultrasounds of babies in
the womb.
I don’t miss having to get up every day and leave for work.
#10
I have my own “cheese cake” photo.  
Ready?  Here you go…

 

 

 
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Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Blitz Day 10 – Chase’s Story @pennystales @LovingtheBook

Penny Estelle was born, long ago, in Iowa City, Iowa. Her family up and moved to Mesa, AZ, when she was a toddler, and has remained in Arizona since.
She started writing for children right before retiring, claiming after working so long with children of all ages, she has plenty of material to work with. “I was never a reader as a child or teen and I missed out on so many adventures.  I think it’s very important in today’s world to get kids reading and keep them reading.”
Her books for the younger group include two children’s picture books, Have You seen My Tail? and The Red-Eyed Mr. Glumb, a couple books of magic and fantasy, Hike Up Devil’s Mountain and The Bearded Dude in the Puzzle, plus a series of time travel adventures for ages 9 – 13, The Wickware Sagas.
Penny decided to try her hand at writing for the older crowd.  She now has a family drama about desertion and addiction, four contemporary romances, a paranormal romance and five historical western romances under her belt.  She and her husband also wrote a non-fiction short story on their experience living with solar.
Penny Estelle was a school secretary for twenty-one years.  After retiring, she  and her husband moved to their fifty-four acre ranch in NW Arizona where they live off the grid.  Solar and wind is the only source of electricity.  “A real adjustment for a city girl, but I love it.  At night, the sky is an explosion of stars.  It is breathtaking!”
If Penny is not working on stories, she enjoys four-wheeling on unexplored roads, visiting with family (especially her seven grandchildren), and enjoys the occasional visits to the casinos. She also admits her weakness is ice cream, anytime, anywhere!
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Chase wanted no part of going to college or following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a Doctor.  His dream involved cattle and horses and he follows that dream to the Arizona Territory.
 
 One cold, rainy day his life takes a turn when he finds himself looking down the muzzle of a Colt Walker barely being held up by a woman who has been badly beaten  along with her three-year old son.  Will she be someone Chase could let into his heart or someone who could destroy his life?
 

Top Ten List

  1. Kathryn Woodiwiss is my favorite all time author
  2. I love going to the casino
  3. Four-wheeling is an all-time favorite thing to do
  4. When I finish writing a book I treat myself by doing a jigsaw puzzle
  5. Once I got Janet Evanovich to answer a few questions for my blog when I first got into writing.
  6. I’m very afraid of the dark.
  7. I hate to cook.
  8. I just learned to play pickleball and I love it.
  9. When I was ten years old my sister and I danced on a weekly TV variety show
  10. My favorite place to be is walking the beach
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Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Blitz Day 9 – Josie’s Dream @LovingtheBook

Angela Raines is the pen name of Doris McCraw.  Doris is an actor, historian, poet, photographer, and (of course) writer. After she retired Doris decided to pursue her other dreams. She performs as Helen (Hunt) Jackson, Katharine Lee Bates, as stand alone historic characters. She researched and wrote on Karol W Smith, Colorado’s first film commissioner, and currently is researching the early women doctors of Colorado prior to 1900. She writes and post haiku with her photographs, five days a week on her fivesevenfive page.  
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~ Sweet American Sweethearts ~
~ Prairie Rose Publications ~
~ Writing Wranglers and Warriors ~

 

Josephine, Josie, Forrester FOLLOWS her DREAM and heads to the Eastern Plains of Colorado to be the doctor for the new town of Kiowa Wells. She faces the challenges of not only being a woman doctor, but earning the trust of the people in and near the town. Her life is complicated when William Murphy, a lawman, becomes her patient after being shot and losing his memory. Can these two find the love and happiness they deserve, despite a threat from the past? Can they get past their own beliefs about life and love and societies expectations to find the love and happiness they both deserve?

 

Top Ten List  

Fun facts courtesy of my friends

  1. She is and has been a tremendously talented actress, she is also a very extravagant singer as well!
  2. Started acting at age two and a half.
  3. “Mom” to the young. Doesn’t take guff. Tells people to “Just do it!”
  4. Has a dry or sarcastic sense of humor, which when one stands back and watches it unfold, it’s really funny and entertaining.
  5. In college was in the “New Frontiers” trio? (We were something of a hit in Denver, IL!).
  6. Played the role of ‘Olive’ in the female version of “The Odd Couple”, and once performed Helen Hunt Jackson on a moving bus!
  7. Directed a film.
  8. Directed a stage production of  “Inspecting Carol”.
  9. Loves rock music, Alice Cooper, Rush, etc. along with Western, Classical, Folk and Broadway music.
  10. Likes to stop in the middle of the road to allow her passengers to take pictures.
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Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Blitz Day 8 – Ione’s Dilemma @LovingtheBook

As a young girl, Linda was often found
lying on her bed reading about fascinating characters having exciting adventures in places far away and in other time periods. In later years, she read and then started writing romances and achieved her first publication–a confession story. Married with 4 adult children and 2 granddaughters, Linda now writes heartwarming contemporary and historical stories with a touch of humor and a bit of sass from her  home in the southern California mountains.

 

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When Ione Forrester calls off her wedding, she becomes the social pariah of Des Moines. Much to her society parents’ chagrin. To escape the gossip, Ione accepts a teaching job in Dorado, Texas, vowing to avoid scandal at all costs. Relocating from a doctor’s household with cook and maids to a room in a boarding house is quite an adjustment. Then she has to face her biggest challenge—a schoolhouse full of students.

 

 
Carpenter Morgan Shipley’s business is
doing well and now he’s looking for companionship. An ad for a mail-order bride
brings a deluge of letters, which prove more than he can handle. To his surprise, an intriguing woman from a big city arrives in his small Texas town. Correspondence is nothing like interacting with a flesh-and-blood woman every day. But gossip-leery Ione wants nothing to do with Morgan’s attempts at courting, which makes him try even harder.

 

Top Ten List
  1. Family gatherings
  2. My dog, Keiko
  3. M&Ms, all types
  4. Word games
  5. The mountains
  6. NCIS
  7. Thrillers by Nordic authors
  8. Museum visits
  9. The color purple
  10. Coffee
 
 
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Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Blitz Day 7 – Zebulon’s Bride @LovingtheBook

Patricia PacJac Carroll~ I am a writer, Christian
first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area of Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog, Jacs, and my
awesome son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed? The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn’t be able to write if it weren’t for him. I love adventure and the open road. The stories of the western era have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy writing, and my goal is to write stories readers will enjoy.

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He’s vowed not to marry until he reaches Montana. Then he meets her, but she has other ideas.
Zebulon Benton dreams of going to Montana, but he’s the only son and his mother doesn’t want him to go and his father needs help with the family store. Unknown to Zeb, his mother sends off for a mail order bride. After all, if Zeb marries and settles down, he won’t want to leave.

 

Enter Amy Gordon from New York. She appears to be the perfect bride for Zeb. Except she also wants to go to Montana and nothing is going to stop her especially her love for Zeb.
Top Ten List:
  1. The Lord,
  2. My sweet husband,
  3. Awesome Son,
  4. Ornery dog-Jacs,
  5. Friends
  6. Eating out with all the above – well except the dog, but he does get the doggy box. lol
  7. Puppies and kittens
  8. Horses
  9. Freedom
  10. Road Trips
 
Character Casting:
Amy – I picture as Dakota Fanning.
Zeb – Zac Efron would play an awesome Zebulon Benton
 
 
 
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Kat, the 6th Turn Book Tour @LovingtheBook

 

Lord Belmont’s life ended in Clovis, in the impenetrable darkness beneath the ground where forbidden rites were once held. Lady Gwendolyn was his love, body and soul, and the Demon in Blue Light killed her.

Every year, on the anniversary of Gwen’s death, he returned to Clovis to stand in the cold desolation, hearing the wind moan through the lonely passes, feeling her loss all over again.

On this anniversary, he wasn’t alone in Clovis. He heard the noises rustling in the brush. He smelled the raw river of Shadow tech. Then he saw it:

The claws …
The flicking tail …
The maniacal, glittering eyes fixed on him …
“I’ve been waiting for you,” it said in a grating voice as it attacked.

*  *  *  *  *

Far away, across the cosmos in a city of wondrous crystal towers, two people watch in horror as the desperate scene at Clovis unfolds. They had worked so hard, sacrificed so much, even argued for it before the gods. They convinced the gods they were right, that they knew best, and everything would go well.

But, things weren’t going well at Clovis.

If this situation went poorly, then ages worth of work would be lost, and, just possibly, the universe might come to an end.

 This book will be published next year,
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 Author Ren Garcia’s books, and the first books in this series, at:

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Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban
archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative “League of Elder” book series is published by Loconeal Publishing.




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Top Ten List

10:  Ren was once engaged to a woman 25 years his elder.

9:    Ren visited New York City and admired the World Trade Center towers just a month or so before the tragedy of 9/11.

8:    The FBI once put a gun in Ren’s face.

7:    Bad hearts run in Ren’s family. He’s already outlived most of his paternal grandfathers, all of whom died in their 30’s.

6:    Ren’s poor eyesight went undiagnosed until he was in the 3rd grade. Up until that point, he was considered “mentally challenged”.

5:    Ren broke his neck playing volleyball in college.

4:    Ren often sleeps on the floor, finding it more comfortable than the bed.

3:    Ren was once held at gunpoint and frisked by the guards of the Prince of Saudi Arabia.

2:    Ren was introduced to his wife via Match Makers International.

1:    In a vast extended family of exclusively brown-eyed people, Ren somehow managed to get blue eyes.

Snippet #3

Atha scoffed, her helmet glinting in the dim light. “Yeah? You selected an unimpressive, filth-covered twig from the Black Hats’ basement. I saw the list Fiddler Crowe gave you, I went over the names. There were warlords and Marists from the heights of Xaphan society. There were real Black Hats listed, a couple of Sisters mixed in too, some Fleet officers, Warbird captains, members of the Learned and the Chaste, of the Hospitalers and the Science Ministry—some pretty impressive names. There was even a fricken’ Brandtball player on there! How cool would that have been?” She ground her teeth in a threatening manner. “So tell me, why this homely little … nobody, and your explanation better be good, otherwise I’m going to disincorporate the three of you right here and now and punch my own ticket to the Hell of the Gods. I’m probably going to be heading there anyways for all of this.  –An infuriated Atha questioning A-Ram and Alesta

 

 Snippet #4

She placed the rose behind her. She seemed troubled by her own giant-sized breasts. She had issues placing her arms, she was off-balance. The Black Hat was done with it. It seemed she had been wearing a harness that had mimicked her breasts and her rear-end, enlarging them to ridiculous proportions, but, its very size gave her trouble moving about. She cast the harness aside, revealing herself to be of thin, modest proportions. Free of the harness, she raised her clawed hand and beckoned him to come. “This is our place, provided by the gods. You have been promised to me, now let us abuse each other … how I have waited.”

What sort of demented Black Hat was this, he wondered?  –Lord Stenstrom and Kat meeting for the first time in the Ruins of Clovis

 

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Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Blitz Day 3 – Jesse’s Bargain @KPDawsonAuthor @LovingtheBook

I am a stay at home mom, who loves to read and write clean historical romance. I enjoy thinking back to a simpler time, a time when men and women were true heroes. I also believe that a good romance can be told without needing to know all of the details;)
All of my stories will tell of people who find true love, and who find their happy ever after. Sometimes the road might be rocky, but that makes it all worthwhile!
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Cora left England for a new life in America as a mail order bride – only to find the man she’s come to marry has been killed in a gunfight.
She has a sister in Kansas, but how can she get there?
Jesse needs this job driving cattle to Kansas so he can marry the woman who’s given him an ultimatum – buy land and settle down, or she’ll
marry someone who will.
But, his cook’s been killed in the same gunfight, leaving him without anyone to drive the chuckwagon. His right hand man, an old cowboy with a soft heart, has a solution for both Cora and Jesse – one he might not like.
Dressed as a boy, Cora heads off with a team of cowboys, led by a man who isn’t happy about her being there. Kansas is a long way away…and a lot can happen before they get there.

 

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 INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing?

I love to read, go camping, and basically just spend time with my family.

When did you first realize you were an author?

I never really felt like an author until I had about 3 books out, and people were actually contacting me to say they enjoyed my writing and hoped I’d be writing more.  Then I had actual fans join me in my FB fan group, and they helped me to realize that I was really an author.  It still took me a long time to be able to even say it though when people asked what I do.

Have you done anything writing-related, but besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?

I ran an Oregon Trail contest to launch one of my books, Phoebe’s Promise.  It had an interactive map that took the readers along the Oregon Trail, with points of interest and information about the places we were going.  The contest ran before the book was even released, and everyone had so much fun with it. I got to know a lot of my fans through that contest.

What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

This is an easy one to answer.  Trying to find the time away from the constant every day distractions to write.  Because I have kids in school, I can’t just turn my phone off in case there is an emergency.  So, even if I screen the calls and not answer unless it’s important, things like that still distract from writing.  Between phone calls, emails from people who need something immediately, and other little things throughout the day – I sometimes won’t get a chance to write a word until everyone else has gone to bed.  Then even though I’m exhausted, that’s the only time I might get to write.

What is the “message” of your writing? (For example, is your purpose to encourage old-fashioned values, encourage romance, or do you have different purposes in different books?)

I believe a romance can be told without any of the extra details.  To me, a story should be based on the relationship, and the love should be able to be felt between the characters without needing sex to show it.  Anything like that can be kept behind closed doors, while the reader gets to feel the emotion and the other aspects of the story to move it along.

What are your thoughts/feelings on ebook vs. print book?

I love my Kindle, but I still love print books too.  There is still something about holding that book in your hands.  I always try to offer both versions for my readers.

How many books do you have out?  Are you planning a specific number altogether, either in this series or separately?

I have 10 books—3 series, with 3 books in each, plus the book for the Grandma’s Wedding Quilts series.   I also have a prequel out for a new western time travel series that is in the works, plus a couple other short stories.

Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life?

I sometimes will model characters after people I know.  My character in Phoebe’s Promise was named after my great aunt who loved my books and was a big supporter of my writing.  She passed away before I finished the book.  The scruffy dog in Maggie’s Gift was based on my own little Maggie who is always sitting at my feet while I write.  I also based the town Bethany after the small little village my grandparents lived in and where I spent a lot of time growing up.

What are your future projects?

At the moment, I am working on a couple multi-author series that will be coming out over the next few weeks.  The first one is a western time travel.  That one has 4 authors each writing 3 books for the series.  It’s all based around a couple of matchmakers in different times who work together to help people find love.  The next series is a contemporary romance series with 4 other authors.  I might be able to squeeze some of my own series in there too 🙂

 

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Kate Cambridge is an emerging author of Sweet Historical Romance and Sweet Contemporary Romance. She is a hopeless romantic, strong supporter of women’s rights, and loves to create stories that inspire, and characters who seem real long after “The End.”

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The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation.

One year ago Hannah Quinn scored her dream job, and now the fate of the museum she loves will rise or fall on her next exhibit. But wait… there’s a problem. She doesn’t have a clue what her next exhibit will be!

When a trunk with two quilts is donated to the museum, Hannah’s boss thinks she’s wasting her time chasing down the history of the quilts, regardless of their beauty; but Hannah persists. She knows there’s something special about these quilts, and a story that demands to be told.

Little does Hannah know, her friend Callum, a researcher and consultant, plays an unexpected a role in her investigation that leads to questions and discoveries that threaten the foundation of all she holds most dear.

Will her desperation to discover the story of the quilts cause her to lose the very thing she loves the most – or will the secrets she uncover lead her to more than she ever dreamed?

 

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10 top favorite things:

  1. Spending time with my husband
  2. Playing with dogs
  3. Writing, writing!
  4. Sailing
  5. Photography
  6. Hiking, walks in nature
  7. Spending time with family, friends, the people I love
  8. Listening to the ocean waves, walks on the beach
  9. Reading (just about anywhere, but my fav spot on the planet is British Virgin Gorda)
  10. Meeting new and interesting people

 

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