Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Belated Surprise!

So I thought I might announce to my fellow bloggers/readers that I finally, truly own a Kindle! Lol, I ventured to my friends a few hours away last weekend, to help them paint house. And the first night I was there they presented a red bag to me, much to my confusion. I stared for a moment, dumbly until my friend said, "for your birthday!"
Naturally I had forgotten my birthday was a couple of weeks ago (turning 25 isn't as memorable as one might think) and I had not seen these friends since before then.
I pulled out the pretty black Amazon labeled box and gasped as I pried open the lid. I was so shocked that I cried as my friend added, "This way you can read your books as they were intended."
I cried, because it was one of the most thoughtful gifts anyone could ever have given me. But especially because this friend happens to be my beta and has gleaned through three of my five published/soon-to-be novels.
And I can officially say that this Kindle Indie author has now upgraded from Kindle apps on her computer and Cloud, to the "real McCoy." ;) 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Review for "My Highland Lord"






Phoebe Wallington (London Heiress) and Kiernan MacGregor (the Marquess of Ashlund) tale is absolutely riveting.” –Rhonda Tutt

Fast paced and passion filled. If you enjoy conspiracies,romance,witty banter,danger and passion,then pick up this title. You will not not regret reading this wonderful story!” – My Book Addiction



ABOUT  My Highland Lord
 London Heiress kidnapped by the Marquess of Ashlund, read the headlines. Yet no one tried to save her.
Phoebe Wallington was seven years old when a mass assassination attempt rocked Regency England. Her father was the only accused traitor to elude capture. Now as a grown woman and a British spy, she is no closer to learning what really happened that day.


Phoebe's quest for the truth takes a sudden turn when she's kidnapped by a suspected traitor. But Kiernan MacGregor, the Marquess of Ashlund, may not live long enough to stand trial. Someone wants him dead. And Phoebe stands in the killer's way.


ABOUT Tarah Scott
Award winning author Tarah Scott cut her teeth on authors such as Georgette Heyer, Zane Grey, and Amanda Quick. Her favorite book is a Tale of Two Cities, with Gone With the Wind as a close second. She writes modern classical romance, and paranormal and romantic suspense. Tarah grew up in Texas and currently resides in Westchester County, New York with her daughter.

My Review

Tarah Scott weaves an almost mythical love letter to the highlands in, "My Highland Lord." Opening with the bedside scene of a dying man, the reader is instantly transported into a darkly buried conspiracy of old England. While I was initially confused by this cloak and dagger prologue, once we're introduced to Phoebe Wallington, heiress and international American born spy.
Hilarity ensues when Phoebe is mistaken for "Heddy," mistress to a noble Scottish lord, after an English dinner party by a snarky highwayman. The brutish highlander claims to be working on behalf of the Scottish lord but quickly seems to fall head over kilt with "Heddy." Witty banter and a plump dose of tension boils between these two. And true to the best kinds of historical romances, "Heddy" and the "highwayman" quickly uncover they are both neither what they appear and so much more than they seem. 
Scott's command of character and plot keeps this epic saga from becoming too drawn out or convoluted. Part of the entertainment comes from cases of mistaken identity, and partly from the love/hate relationship between Phoebe and her highwayman. Sweeping scenery and colorful locals truly draw you into this freshly spun tale of culture clash and espionage. All the while, the mystery surrounding the estate of the Marquess, where Phoebe is held captive, keeps the reader desperate to discover the truth. A thoroughly enticing tale, "My Highland Lord" encases all of your favorite period romances and turns them on their head, offering something special and rare to the romantic at heart.


(Don't forget to enter the big giveaway below!)



LINKS:
Blog: http://tarahscott.tarahscott.com/
Twitter: @TarahScott


Friday, July 19, 2013

Upcoming Tour!

Be on the lookout for my review of "My Highland Lord" this coming Sunday! Normally I shy away from novels with such blatantly obvious romance novel covers, but I'm so glad I made an exception!



More praise and thoughts to come...


Friday, July 12, 2013

Melissa Wright: Author Spotlight and Giveaway - Jennifer Silverwoo...

My good friend and fellow authoress, Melissa Wright, conned me into a few interview questions ;p Before I knew it she decided to feature me on her awesome blog! Come check her out and learn what I would do in the event of the apocalypse ;)
Melissa Wright: Author Spotlight and Giveaway - Jennifer Silverwoo...: Today, author Jennifer Silverwood is here for a little fun. She's a good friend of mine and a very talented writer. If you've not re...


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Blog Hop

I'm officially a host in the upcoming blog tour with Gliterary Girl's "Summer-Of-Love Blog Hop!" Stay tuned for more information here:


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Free Copies of Ohre: up for grabs!

Hey peeps! Just shouting out to let y'all know I'm posting OHRE: Book 2 in the Heaven's Edge novella series, on Goodreads via Young Adult Reads. It's an awesome YA centric group, but you can sign up to join easy. A free copy of Ohre is included as well as a copy of the first in the series, Qeya. All you need to do in return is review Ohre on Goodreads and/or Amazon. Reviews for Qeya are optional. 

Click on the picture to go to the link! And have fun, above all :)


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Princess Man

COVER REVEAL:  
THE PRINCES MAN by DEBORAH JAY



JULY 2nd

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OPEN TO READERS AND BLOGGERS


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ABOUT – The Princes Man

Award winning novel, THE PRINCE’S MAN, has been described as ‘James Bond meets Lord of the Rings’ - a sweeping tale of spies and deadly politics, inter-species mistrust and magic phobia, with an underlying thread of romance.

Rustam Chalice, hedonist, dance tutor and spy, loves his life, never better than when he’s bedding a gorgeous woman. So when the kingdom he serves is threatened from within, he leaps into action. Only trouble is, the spy master, Prince Hal, teams him up with an untouchable aristocratic assassin who despises him. And to make matters worse, she’s the most beautiful woman in the Five Kingdoms.

Plunged into a desperate journey over the mountains, the mismatched pair struggle to survive deadly wildlife, the machinations of a spiteful god - and each other. They must also keep alive a sickly elf they need as a political pawn. But when the elf reveals that Rustam has magic of his own, he is forced to question his identity, his sanity and worst, his loyalty to his For in Tyr-en, all magic users are put to death.

About the Authoress

Deborah Jay writes fast-paced fantasy adventures featuring quirky characters and multi-layered plots – just what she likes to read. Living mostly on the UK South coast, she has already invested in her ultimate retirement plan – a farmhouse in the majestic, mystery-filled Scottish Highlands where she retreats to write when she can find time. Her taste for the good things in life is kept in check by the expense of keeping too many dressage horses, and her complete inability to cook.

This summer will see publication of her debut novel, THE PRINCE’S MAN, the first in a trilogy and winner of a UK Arts Board award. She also has non-fiction equestrian titles published under the name Debby Lush.



Website: www.deborahjay.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeborahJay

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeborahJay2

Monday, July 1, 2013

Laid to Rest

Laid my beautiful Grandma to rest today... Here's the link to the poem I read aloud at her funeral today. So very blessed to have a family that loves and isn't afraid to love each other abundantly.