Isabella, Bride of Ohio Blog Tour @DebraParmley #nkauthorservices

 Isabella, Bride of Ohio
by Debra Parmley and Robert Arrow
American Mail Order Brides Series #17
*Each stands alone. Each is written by a different author. This is a 50 book series with one book for each state. There is a free prequel to the series. All the heroines work at a factory in Massachusetts, which catches on fire. *
Genre: Historical Romance
 
 
Isabella, newly arrived in America from Sweden, first loses her parents and then her job at the factory after it burns down. Nothing in American seems to last but she hopes her mail order bride marriage to the handsome and wealthy Donald Jenks will. But as her grandmother always said, trouble comes in threes and there is danger standing between her and her happy ever after with her true love. Tom, a Pinkerton agent, is on the case of disappearing women is traveling on the same train as Isabella when she is selected as the next victim. Will he save her in time for her to marry 

Donald? And will she have the happy ever after she has dreamed of?

 
 
Debra Parmley loves spreading love, one story at a time. Fascinated by fairy tales and folktales ever since she was a young girl, she has always ended her stories with a happy ever after.
Debra enjoys writing, reading, playing at being a medieval lady in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and world travel. Her work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries and her luggage often carried him folk tales from the countries she has visited.
Her three favorite things are dark chocolate, visiting the beach and ocean, and hearing from her readers. Each card, letter and email is a treasured gift, like finding that perfect shell upon the beach.
For more about her work as well as interviews with cover models in Cover Model Corner, visit Debra’s website and sign up for her newsletter to be eligible for insider news and contests.
Robert Arrow is an adventurer who has always preferred the bow over the sword, thought he carries both. “Protection is the responsibility of the individual.” While he does travel by horseback, he will always choose to float down a river whenever it is an option.
Known to wander between the great cities of Memphis, Little Rock, Hattiesburg, and Shreveport, his home can be found on the western edge of the Parsonage, close to the lake from whence comes its name. Currently, he is in longing search of some fair damsel in distress to come to the rescue for, or a capable lady to share his adventures, and is actively accepting applications for the position.
 
 

 

The Twelve Stitches of Christmas Book Review @DebraParmley

The Twelve Stitches of Christmas

by Debra Parmley and Robert Arrow

 

banner

 

A handsome knight and true love are the recipe for breaking the evil spell that enslaves Carolennea, all in time for Christmas.

 

Genre: Christmas Fairy Tale Romance

 

About the Book

Ensorcelled and enslaved by her evil uncle, Carolennea has lost her sweet voice and sews the impossibly beautiful clothing he sells in his tailor shop. But this yuletide season will bring a new customer: a handsome knight for whom she will brave her uncle’s wrath—and who in return will help break the spell. Sir Ardin will set free her fingers, her voice…and her heart.

12Stitches

 Divider

 

Excerpt

Burning. Her throat was burning and raw with heat. Her breathing labored as she gasped for air, cooling air to ease her pain.

He moved off of her and stood scowling down at her, his hands on his hips.

Water, wine, anything to stop the burning. Please.

She reached out to him to implore him, trying to speak, to beg for something cool to drink. Her mouth and tongue moved as if normal, past the burning pain, yet not even the smallest, lowest whisper of a word floated past her lips.

Alarmed, she tried again. Then she screamed— a silent scream that raised not a sound in the forest. Carolennea, the girl with the sweetest songbird voice in the village, had lost the ability to sing.

Hot tears rolled down her face as she mouthed, “What have you done to me?”

Uncle Trad laughed and moved off, toward the village, throwing his words over his shoulder. “Get home and to bed, wench.”

From that day on, though she was but a child, not even a half-grown girl, he would only call her wench, never by her own name. The rest of the townsfolk would soon learn not to address her at all.

 Divider

 

Book Review

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of The Twelve Stitches of Christmas by Debra Parmley and Robert Arrow in exchange for an honest review.

It was my pleasure to sit and read The Twelve Stitches of Christmas by Debra Parmley and Robert Arrow. It is a very short story that takes no time at all to read but contains all the best, and essential, elements of a fairy tale.

I was caught up in Carolennea’s story from the very beginning of the story. I hated Uncle Thad from his first appearance on the scene. She is the most sympathetic of “damsels in distress” and he is the most despicable “villain”. This story is one of years of abuse and neglect portrayed by Parmley and Arrow crafted in the most vivid terms.

The Twelve Stitches of Christmas by Debra Parmley and Robert Arrow is a delightful Christmas fairy tale and I applaud this writing duo as the twenty-first century’s Brothers Grimm.

I highly recommend The Twelve Stitches of Christmas by Debra Parmley and Robert Arrow and I give it five piping hot cups of Room With Books coffee.

Christmas Coffee Cup Background Vector Illustration

Christmas Coffee Cup Background Vector IllustrationChristmas Coffee Cup Background Vector IllustrationChristmas Coffee Cup Background Vector IllustrationChristmas Coffee Cup Background Vector IllustrationDivider

©December 9, 2015

Patricia, Room With Books

Divider

 

About the Authors

Debra Parmley

ccf12182014_00000Debra Parmley loves spreading love, one story at a time. Fascinated by fairy tales and folktales ever since she was a young girl, she has always ended her stories with a happy ever after.

Debra enjoys writing, reading, playing at being a medieval lady in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and world travel. Her work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries and her luggage often carried him folk tales from the countries she has visited.

Her three favorite things are dark chocolate, visiting the beach and ocean, and hearing from her readers. Each card, letter and email is a treasured gift, like finding that perfect shell upon the beach.

For more about her work as well as interviews with cover models in Cover Model Corner, visit Debra’s website and sign up for her newsletter to be eligible for insider news and contests.

Connect With the Author

www.debraparmley.com

https://www.facebook.com/Debra-Parmley-19909053561/

https://www.facebook.com/debra.parmley

https://www.pinterest.com/debraparmley/

https://threadingtheweb.wordpress.com

https://plus.google.com/u/0/117801568644320780633/posts/p/pub

https://twitter.com/DebraParmley

Divider

Robert Arrow

Robert Arrow is an adventurer who has always preferred the bow over the sword, thought he carries both. “Protection is the responsibility of the individual.” While he does travel by horseback, he will always choose to float down a river whenever it is an option.

Known to wander between the great cities of Memphis, Little Rock, Hattisburg, and Shreveport, his home can be found on the western edge of the Parsonage, close to the lake from whence comes its name. Currently, he is in longing search of some fair damsel in distress to come to the rescue for, or a capable lady to share his adventures, and is actively accepting applications for the position.

A Change of Scenery Book Review

A Change of Scenery

by Debra Parmley

banner

Genre: Military Romance, Sci-fi rom/futuristic romance set in 2036

 

About the Book

Belly dancer Cyree Heat is headed from Memphis to the Caribbean for a vacation after a horrible divorce. A Change of Scenery is just what she needs to forget her troubles. At the Atlanta shuttle station she is handed a letter, which says she cannot board the Zuilund Super Shuttle until she receives an injection of Sendot, a new drug that prevents a new deadly gastrointestinal illness. She stops in a shuttle lounge on her way to check in and gets locked inside the wrecked deserted room with no one to hear her calling and no cell phone service.

Navy SEAL Warren West finds Cyree locked in the lounge. Soon they are on the run from the agency because she missed her injection and shuttle and is now on the list. Is a change of scenery what she needs or is it Warren?

Purchase Links

Amazon ~~ Barnes & Noble

Smashwords ~~ Kobo ~~ ARe

AChangeofScenery_LRG

DIVIDER

Book Review

I am an independent reviewer and it is my pleasure to read and review A Change of Scenery by Debra Parmley. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

A Change of Scenery is a futuristic romance with hints of Sci-Fi, although it could very well be foretelling what our future might look like.

Cyree Heat and Warren West are well written main characters with Cyree showing more back-bone than one would initially imagine she could.

Ms. Parmley has shown how, when faced with a major adversity, one can reach deep enough to find the will to survive is stronger than the desire to just let things happen. It just so happens that a strong, handsome fellow shows up to help at the right moment.

I have no problem with HEA in the books I read, however, I would have liked more plot development. This story ended way too soon for my liking.

A Change of Scenery was a great little read but I would have enjoyed more back story on how we came to this point in history and a bit more to the ending that Cyree and Warren riding off into the sunset for her change of scenery.

Overall, a good read and I give if four steaming hot cups of Room With Books coffee.

22387808-coffee-cup-with-space-for-text-vector-illustration22387808-coffee-cup-with-space-for-text-vector-illustration22387808-coffee-cup-with-space-for-text-vector-illustration22387808-coffee-cup-with-space-for-text-vector-illustration

DIVIDER

©April 24, 2015

Patricia, Room With Books

DIVIDER

 

About the Author

 

CCF12182014_00000

Debra Parmley is an author whose goal is to spread love, one story at a time. Happiest writing in more than one genre, her published works to date are in the genres of western historical romance, 1920’s romance, contemporary romance, futuristic romance, paranormal romance and poetry. Debra enjoys writing, reading, coaching her writing students, medieval re-enactment events and world travel. Her work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries and the theme of travel often appears in her work.

Her three favorite things are dark chocolate, visiting the beach and ocean, and hearing from her readers. Each letter, card and email is a treasured gift, like finding that perfect shell upon the beach.

Visit www.debraparmley.com for more about Debra and her work as well as her interviews with cover models in Cover Model Corner. Readers who sign up for her newsletters are eligible for her insider contests not available elsewhere.

Connect with the Author

http://debraparmley.com/

PINTEREST ~~ FACEBOOK