Monday, October 20, 2014

New Release! Timeless Treasures


Timeless Treasures ~ Stories of the Heart
A special wish of hope, strength, and love brings five couples what they treasure most in this heartwarming collection of short stories.
Ruth A. Casie ~ Whispers on the Wind A newly minted knight plans to secure his place in his adoptive family through marriage. But the fates have other plans for him. Will he be willing to give up the life he's always wanted to be with the woman he loves?
Lita Harris ~ Trusting Kindness Former lovers are reunited one winter night on a boardwalk at the Jersey Shore. Will a common cause reignite their passion or extinguish it forever? 
Emma Kaye ~ Losing Patience When a wish sends a man back in time, can he save the woman he loves, or is he doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past?
Nicole S. Patrick ~ The Colors of Courage Can a midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve lead a US Marine and struggling artist toward more than they’d ever dreamed of for the future?
Julie Rowe ~ Medal of Honor When a Chicago surgeon is informed her homeless father has been murdered, she’s shocked to discover he won the Medal of Honor years ago in Vietnam. Now the killer has her in his sights, but the detective on the case has no intention of letting anyone hurt her. Ever.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Christmas In July

The 1892 opera, Werther by Jules Massenet included a scene of children rehearsing a Christmas song in July. The character’s response—“When you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season.”
I think we crave the goodwill and congenial feelings that are epitomized during the holiday season. So what is the history of Christmas in July? Is it more than a marketing sales tool?
  • 1933 – Camp Keystone, a girls summer camp in North Carolina, celebrated with a Christmas tree, presents, and a visit from Saint Nick. Perhaps the girls, who only see each other during the summer wanted to chance to celebrate the holiday with the unique summer camp family.
  • 1940 – The concept was given national attention in the Hollywood movie, Christmas
    in July with Dick Powell and Ellen Drew. In this story takes place in July, Dick Powell’s character is led to believe he’s won $25,000 in an advertising slogan contest. He buys presents for family, friends, and proposes to his girlfriend played by Ellen Drew. 
  • 1942 – The Calvary Baptist Church in Washington D.C., celebrated Christmas in July with carols and the sermon Christmas Presents in July. It garnered an outpouring of donations. The program was held each summer. 
  • 1944 – The U.S. Post Office and U.S. Army and Navy promoted Christmas in July as an early mailing campaign for service men and women overseas during World War II. 
  • Today – American advertisers have been using the Christmas in July theme since 1950. We can find re-runs of Christmas programs on television and many stores run sales. 
  • My offering for Christmas in July? Timeless Keepsakes: A Collection of Christmas Stories, available at Amazon.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Virtual Book Tour











More Timeless Tales 

Now Available


               May 26:  Long and Short Reviews
               May 27:  Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
               May 28:  Sexy Adventures Passionate Tales
               May 30:  Welcome to My World of Dreams

            May 30:  SOS Aloha
               June 2:   BookSkater
               June 3:   It's Raining Books
               June 4:   Nancy Adams
               June 5:   Rachel Brimble Romance
               June 6:  The Blog of C.R. Moss   
            
               June 9:  Straight from the Library
               June 19: A Book, A Beer, A Dream 

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Timeless Escapes: A Collection of Summer Stories

                 Five Stories ~ Five Romances ~ Five Chances for Love

Escape to the Virgin Islands where the bonds of marriage are renewed, friends become lovers, and new love is given a chance to thrive.

Ruth A. Casie ~ Second Chance by the Sea
Married for ten years, a couple at odds find their marriage was never registered. Will an impending disaster be the final straw that breaks them up or will it rekindle their love and send them back to the altar for a second chance?
Lita Harris ~ Chasing Fireflies
Soured on love by a recent breakup, a travel agent with a fear of flying and open water takes a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. She meets a boat captain who challenges her fears. Will she survive her breakup and find happiness in the arms of another man?
Emma Kaye ~ In Her Dreams
When an author escapes to the Virgin Islands to work on her latest book, she’s swept back in time to Regency England and must decide whether the love she finds with an English lord is real or only in her dreams.
Nicole S. Patrick ~ Poseidon’s Strength
A beloved hero’s death leads his sister and his best friend, who have never seen eye-to-eye, to discover that helping family can be their happy medium, and possibly lead them to uncover a love that's meant to be.
Julie Rowe ~ A Pirate’s Vacation

A doctor grieving the death of her husband, buys a B&B in the Virgin Islands in need of a lot of fixing. Her old flame arrives to help with repairs, but will she let him heal her shattered heart?

Introduction ~ Roxanne St. Claire

Thursday, March 20, 2014


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