Love on Ice – book 2 Canon City series

Hi everyone,

Love on Ice is out on ebooks. Go to the home page for the back cover blurb.

Lauren Marie

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Love on Ice to be released April 29, 2015

Hi all,

Book 2 of the Canon City Series – Love on Ice will be out next week. Here’s the back cover blurb to wet you appetites.

Love on Ice, Kate Beck once was a nationally recognized figure skater. Eight years ago, on the brink of being one of the top three skaters in the United States, her dreams came crashing down at the hands of her coach and her mother. She walked away and has hidden from her mother ever since. Moving from place to place, she gets off a bus in Canon City, finds a job and settles in for the winter. She’s been lonely and dreams that one day she’ll meet a man, have a family and be able to stay in one place. It’s been eight years of running. She hopes her mother has given up looking for her.
Jay Hager grew up in Canon City. He once was an ice hockey player who got picked up by the NHL and played briefly for a junior team. At nineteen years of age, he blew his knee out and his career was at an end. He returned to Canon and bought a dilapidated skating rink. His business has done very well. He notices a beautiful strawberry blonde sits every weekend in the bleachers at the rink and she watches the skating classes and his pee-wee hockey team practice. He would like to get to know her, but finds a mystery around her.
Will Kate stay long enough to find love or let her past fears overwhelm all the good emotions she feels for Jay? Will her mother find her and tear her new world apart?

Love on Ice – Book 2 of the Canon City Series

FALL IN LOVE WITH BOOKS BLOG HOP

Hello Friends!

Today I am participating in the Fall In Love With Books Blog Hop! What does that mean? Essentially it’s all about the reader and here’s all you need to do…

1) Click on the linky below once you’ve followed the rest of the directions


2) Follow it to all the blogs and enter to win awesome prizes!

3) Don’t forget to leave a comment below about your favorite thing to do in spring for your chance to win a copy of one of my novels. Also, don’t forget to leave me a link to your Facebook page so I can contact the winner. 

The grand prize on Voir Media Groups Website is a Kindle Fire!

Now for a little about my latest title LOVE’S EMBERS

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As kids, Lark Metcalfe and Charlie Stone saved each other and Canon City, Colorado from bullies, dark knights and alien invaders. Then one terrible night, Charlie accidently killed his abusive father and Lark watched the police take her best friend away knowing she couldn’t save him.

Now, thirteen years later, Charlie has come home. He’s driven a big rig around the country for all these years and is tired of being alone. Lark owns an on-line business and is engaged to be married on New Year’s Eve, but she’s haunted by a secret and very angry that Charlie just left her behind.

Lark and Charlie have a lot of hurts to forgive. Will they be able to accept their past and rekindle the friendship and love that bound them so many years ago? Can they forgive each other and themselves for the dark secrets that are in their hearts and turn a childhood spark into a mature flame?

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Happy Second Day of Spring

Hi everyone, it’s pouring down rain here at the home front and looks to be a good day to work on edits inside the house.

All kinds of news to report. First, the second book of the Canon City Series – Love on Ice – should be out in the next couple of weeks. I’m working on said edits and the cover should be finished soon.

AND Books To Go, Now has accepted a short story – I’m Not What You Think – and, hopefully it will be released soon, too. I don’t have a release date as of yet.

I also found out that my other pseudo-name – Monika Summerville – had a novella accepted by Siren Bookstrand. The story is called – A Risky Dance – and it will be out in May.

It’s been a very busy winter and I think I may take some down time this spring. Yeah, right, I have to get the third Canon City story finished and am working on another Monika Summerville story – Lost Dancer (tentative title)

More to come, Lauren Marie

Happy Wednesday

As usual I’m tardy in posting here. Bad, bad girl. Yesterday, I received news from BTGN that my royalties came in and I had the best quarter since I first published in 2010. Instead of only buying a cup of coffee, I could treat a couple of friends, too. Thank you to Jennifer, Sharon and all at Books To Go, Now for all their support.

I might have some other news to report in the coming weeks. All I’ll say now is keep your fingers crossed. Have a great day all. Lauren Marie

LOVE’S EMBERS ON SALE!

 

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Love’s Embers (Canon City Series) has launched! Here’s a little about this awesome new title.

CoverAs kids, Lark Metcalfe and Charlie Stone saved each other and Canon City, Colorado from bullies, dark knights and alien invaders. Then one terrible night, Charlie accidently killed his abusive father and Lark watched the police take her best friend away knowing she couldn’t save him.

Now, thirteen years later, Charlie has come home. He’s driven a big rig around the country for all these years and is tired of being alone. Lark owns an on-line business and is engaged to be married on New Year’s Eve, but she’s haunted by a secret and very angry that Charlie just left her behind.

Lark and Charlie have a lot of hurts to forgive. Will they be able to accept their past and rekindle the friendship and love that bound them so many years ago? Can they forgive each other and themselves for the dark secrets that are in their hearts and turn a childhood spark into a mature flame?

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Lauren HeadshotLauren Marie lives with her four cats in Western Washington State. She is the author of Love’s Embers – book 1 of the Canon City Series, One Touch at Cob’s Bar and Grill – story 3 of the Montana Ranch Series, Love’s Touch – Then and Now, Going to Another Place and The Men of Haller Lake – Trilogy.

Book 2 of the Canon City Series – Love on Ice – will be released spring of 2015. She also has several other projects in works at present.

When she isn’t pounding the keys, she is an amateur paranormal investigator. She formed her own group in 2006 to hunt ghosts and some unusual experiences have put in an appearance in some of her stories.

Lauren likes to receive feedback.

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Here I go again…

To say things have been crazy this fall is…well, it just is. I started out working on another reincarnation-romance story, got stuck and pulled out a paranormal romance I wrote about six years ago. I started to re-edit it and sent it to my readers, but then got bit by another contemporary romance – I’m Not What You Think – which I’m almost finished with. It will probably be a novella, but who knows. Maybe I can get it stretched out to 70,000 words. Yawn, my bear spirit says it’s time to take a nap. Hopefully, my new contemporary story Love’s Embers will be ready to edit soon and released. It will be good to get the Canon City series started. Have a great day folks, Lauren Marie

Gliterary Girl Media Big Giveaway

All of us at Gliterary Girl Media love our clients and are celebrating Fall and our authors with a HUGE GIVEAWAY !

Meet our Authors and Fall in love with them and their books just like we have

KIRSTEN OSBOURNE

 

Adjusted HeadshotKirsten Osbourne hails from the state of Wisconsin, but has lived in Texas for almost thirty years. She is a mother, a writer, and a wife. Married to the love of her life for fifteen years, she knows that true love exists and wants to share her vision of love with the world. Writing is something she has always loved and plans on doing for a long time into the future. As Kirsten Osbourne, she writes contemporary romance as well as historical. As Morganna Mayfair, she ventures into the realm of paranormal romance. She invites you to join her in her world of fantasy and make believe where there is always a happily ever after at the end.

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MICHELE WOLFE

Michele Headshot 2Growing up between the Rocky Mountains and the city of Denver in Colorado, gave me a life-long love of both. I suspect my experiences were similar to others my age in the 70s and 80s; summers in one-piece bathing suits; bicycle riding without a helmet; vacationing in the family station wagon; skiing down the local mountains. I am the youngest of three girls and lucky enough to be supported by friends and a loving extended family.</p> I loved drama, singing, gymnastics and ice skating. And I was never without a good book, no matter where I went. Soon after finishing college and becoming a teacher, I decided I wanted to explore the world. I took long road trips, spent time at Martha’s Vineyard, and fell in love with the ocean and California, which eventually became my home.

Four years after moving to Los Angeles, I discovered two things that changed my life. My husband was the first. We fell in love hard and fast. Twenty-two years later, we are fully, after a lot of hard work, co-dependent and co-evolved, and very happy about both. The second discovery was a passion for teaching adults English as a Second Language in a poor immigrant community in East L.A. I’m still there, too.

My husband and I have two handsome sons, Caleb Justus and Joshua William. They are our pride and joy. Caleb is in the Army and Joshua is finishing high school. And I should mention our ‘girl’ Sophie, who loves running to and fro on our walks, dancing in the kitchen, her tail-wagging in joy.

Being a busy teacher, mother and wife made finding time to write a challenge. When I started my first novel, there was no space in our little home to write except at the kitchen table. I diligently carved out time on the weekends and eventually took my laptop to coffee shops and writers’ groups to finish it.

When writing, I let the story and characters come to me in their own time, in their own way. I am inspired by music and art, which often influence a scene or a conversation in my stories. I hope my writing inspires others and makes people think and feel. And of course be entertained.

I am working on my next novel, also about a work of art, this time a painting at the Museum of Modern Art in Rome.

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LYNETTE ENDICOTT

 

Lynette EndicottLynette Endicott grew up in Illinois, met her husband in Western Nebraska, lived 25 years in Kansas where their daughter was born, and has been in Fresno, California since 2000. She has a son-in-law (who lives with her daughter nearby), and has rescued a dog, a bird and three cats. She and Ollie, her terrier mix, volunteer as a team at the local library, where children read to the dog.

Nothing like front end success to keep her writing! Lynette enjoys reading contemporary romance and speculative fiction and writes both. Her debut book, Starting Over Book One: More Than A Job, and two more books in that series, The Return of Joy and Finding Her Voice are available now. The first three of the Time After Time Saga with Tami Dee are available now, including Animal Instinct, Survival Instinct and Pioneer Instinct. The fourth in the series of six, Protective Instinct, will release in August 2014.

Because she didn’t have pets until after her 50th birthday the animals she enjoys find their way into all her books. Usually you will also find a character with a disability as part of the day to day fabric of the story. In More Than A Job, Paige works in services to people with disabilities until she loses her job and starts over. In The Return of Joy, Atlas, the yellow lab, becomes a Therapy Dog. In the Time After Time series animal helpers assist the hero and heroine in all six of the books in the series.

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DEBRA PARMLEY

[su_divider top=”no”] Debra ParmleyDebra is a multi genre author born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Springfield, OH. She has lived just outside Memphis, TN since 1997. Debra attended Marywood University in Scranton, PA and was the first student to win first place in two categories of the Delta Epsilon Sigma Beta Epsilon Chapter writing competition, in creative prose and in informal expository. Her poetry was published in literary journals while attending college. She holds a BA in English Literature. When she graduated she asked her academic advisors which genre she should concentrate on. None of them would advise her because she showed strength in each area. Advice at the time and for many years afterward was to concentrate in one area and to focus on one genre. But only she could decide which one. In 2012, Debra decided this was not working for her and forged her own path. This meant writing in more than one genre and working on more than one manuscript. She no longer believes in writers block. She believes in finding joy in the act of writing and in allowing her muse to play. For Debra, writing is about joy. Today she teaches Creative Writing classes locally, passing on what she has learned and finding the joy in teaching as well. Debra traveled and worked as an independent travel consultant. She has visited thirteen countries. She has worked in banking, newspaper advertising, as recycling cocoordinator for the City of Bartlett, as an office manager, and as a belly dance instructor. When not writing, Debra enjoys dancing, history, primitive archery and medieval reenactment, travel, yoga and meditation.

 

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L.M. PRUITT

 

PruittLM.Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she’s killed bamboo. Twice. As a result, she’s not allowed to walk in the gardening department of any store without supervision. She’s also not allowed in the card aisle of any grocery without an escort since she’ll spend thirty minutes opening cards and laughing for no good reason. She continues to make her home in Florida in spite of the heat and mosquitos and shares her home with two cats. One of them smart, the other not so much.

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AMY L. GALE

Gale_Amy_006PRsmlRomance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.

 

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JENNIFER SILVERWOOD

jennifer04 Retouched croppedJennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town.

After attending three different universities without managing to square a degree, she decided to the next logical thing; become a writer. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas.

She is the author of the Heaven’s Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow.

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LAUREN MARIE

 

9d883b8e020e0ad8986cbb.L._V359984740_SX200_LaurenMarie spent years writing and dreaming of being published. After spending many years wanting to write the ultimate thriller and become the next Le’Carre, Clancy, or Turow, she decided to try romance. She admits, with a huge smile, she’s never had so much fun. Lauren lives with her four cats in Western Washington State. When she isn’t pounding the keys, she is an amateur paranormal investigator. She formed her own group in 2006 to hunt ghosts and some unusual experiences have put in an appearance in some of her stories. Lauren is currently working on a contemporary romance called the Canon City Series

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JILLIAN HART

Strickler 5Jillian grew up on her family’s homestead on Washington state, near Carnation, Washington, where she raised cattle to pay for her college tuition, rode horses through the pristine foothills of the Cascade Mountain range and scribbled stories in her spare time.

After earning an English degree from Whitman College (what better way to go through college than to constantly read books?), she traveled, worked in advertising, taught Sunday school and volunteered before becoming a writer.

When she’s not hard at work on her next story, Jillian can be found chatting with a friend, stopping for a café mocha with a book in hand, and spending quiet evenings at home with her family.

 

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LARA NANCE

 

cropped new pic of me - retouchedLara Nance grew up and lived in many cites throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale that will take you on an adventure of imagination.

If you want to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you’ve come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales to paranormal romance and adventure, she’s willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance. Her first paranormal romance, Memories of Murder, won RWA’s New England Chapter’s readers’ choice award in 2012 for Best Paranormal Romance, as well as an award of merit as Best Book from a Virginia Author in the Holt Medallion contest. In 2013, her novel DraculaVille – Discovery in New York, won the Rudy award for best novel with romantic elements.

Lara’s newest endeavor is under the name L.J.Nance, a children’s book series titled: Lyra’s Ocean World. The first book is out now: Lyra to the Rescue. The illustrator is Karen Webb.

Most of Lara’s books are in print, electronic and audio format, with others soon to follow.

Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.

Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio.

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ANGELA KNIGHT

10716b891f490ad8956e5b.L._V192199623_I have been writing erotic romance since 1996, when my first novella appeared in Secrets Vol. 2. In June, 2004, Jane’s Warlord, my first novel, was published, followed by FOREVER KISS in July, 2004 the anthology HOT BLOODED in September, and MASTER OF THE NIGHT in October. MASTER OF THE MOON, my next book, hit the USA Today list for three weeks, much to my amazement. Since then I’ve been writing like a lunatic and having a wonderful time.

I’ve been married to a wonderful man for more than twenty years now. He’s a senior investigator with our county sheriff’s office. As a result, I know an awful lot of cops, which is one reason I love putting police procedural elements in my fiction. I also spent ten years as a reporter, which gave me a collection of war stories you would not believe.

My husband Mike and I have one son, Anthony, who is in his twenties now.

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Another review for One Touch at Cob’s Bar and Grill

This arrived in my email this morning. What a great way to wake up on a cloudy Tuesday. Thanks to Jennifer Silverwood for the wonderful review of One Touch at Cob’s Bar and Grill
 
Author Jennifer Silverwood. 
 
“LOVED the story. Here’s my two cents:

 
A short and bittersweet adult romance with substance and class. I truly enjoyed “One Touch” and would love to see this fully realized in novel format. But sometimes the best stories are the ones told with the least fluff, fewer words. The author more than manages this feat by digging us deep into Anna’s emotional journey and Sam’s determination to share her life. When I call this adult, I don’t mean barely clad Fabios cavorting on beaches with buxom bombshells. I mean that in just a few pages, we see a tale as old as modern times. Anna is on the run from her no-good cheating husband and Sam is the man hired to find her. But what he uncovers in the process isn’t the mentally disturbed female her ex made her out to be, but a strong willed, independent woman. In spite of her troubles, Anna struggles the best she can to make do and enjoy her life. Sam is helpless in loving her. Now if only he can convince her he’s in for the long haul, not a single one-night stand.
You won’t want to miss this gem. I found it refreshing to read a story simple in the way only the best love stories can be, and complex because they are just as flawed as only people can be.”