Monday, 23 June 2008

Roll on Christmas!!

Roll on Christmas when my next miniature ebook from The Wild Rose Press is released. Note the cover model is no other than Chris Winters, voted Mr. Romance 2008 at the RT Convention in America this year, and his lovely girlfriend, Laura Hawkins.

'Mistletoe and Ouzo Kisses' is a festive tongue in cheek love story set in Athens, Greece. Not only will you discover how a typical Greek Christmas is spent, but you'll learn how to satsify a typical Greek man's desires! Here is the blurb:

'A man is for life and not just for Christmas – or so the saying goes.When Leah Stamford accepts the offer to spend the festive season in Greece with her co-worker, Marcus Savakis, the last thing she expects to be unwrapping, is him. But after one ouzo too many, and with a voluptuous ex-girlfriend tempting Marcus back into her ample bosom, Leah will stop at nothing to win her colleague’s affections — though seduction isn't one of her talents. Leah's frigidness was the reason she lost her last boyfriend. Now it’s time to prove to herself that she can be daring and sexy.
But has she got what it takes to seduce Marcus away from the desires of his ex-girlfriend? And can her timidness compete with this erotic Greek goddess?'

Kala Kristouyenna!!

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Author of 'Black Rock: A Time for Love ~ Elisabeth Parsons

'Author Quickie'

Elisabeth Parsons

1. Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for taking the time to share your news and views with us. Tell us about your latest book release.

Thanks, Debby. It’s nice to be here today and speak with you. My latest release, “Black Rock: A Time For Love” will be launched in print this July and is available now in digital format. It’s time travel romantic suspense set in 1898 Texas and is a little different than most time travels because the heroine is actually sent back in time as a toddler and raised in the 1800’s.

2. That is different! Give us a quick blurb.

Imagine discovering your entire life has been based on a lie, that you’d been kidnapped when you were a toddler and sent back in time. Imagine meeting a man from the future who, with just a look, can cause a major meltdown and turn your brain to mush. A man who’s determined to take you away from all that’s familiar and into a future that terrifies you. Collin is just such a man and despite his roguish ways and aversion to the commitment Roxanne needs, she finds him impossible to resist. While fighting her physical attraction to Collin, Roxanne must deal with another man. Handsome, charming and obsessed, Brad will do anything to make Roxanne his wife and gain control of Black Rock Ranch, including murder.

3. This sounds great! Where can this book be purchased?

The e-book is available now from The Wild Rose Press, Fictionwise, Amazon and just about anywhere else e-books are sold. The print will be available in July from the publisher, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and other places online or you can ask for it at your local book store.

4. What about reviews? Show us your best one.

I received a wonderful A+ review from Mireille at Simply Romance Reviews.

E.G. Parsons has out done herself with her mystic paranormal romance story called Black Rock. The main character, Roxanne Ingram, inherits her parent's home, Black Rock Ranch, when she receives a letter notifying her about the death of her father. Once at the ranch, Roxanne meets the dashing and sexy rogue Collin O'Neal and the sparks fly. Together, they overcome dangerous obstacles that are brought on by the infamous Brad Wellman. Brad will stop at nothing to have Black Rock Ranch all to himself. The story entails such riveting action from kidnapping to murder and to add the best for last, a mystical rock that is a portal to other years: past and future. How awesome is that!

5. Do you have any other books available or working on at the moment?

My first novel, “Captive Fear” is a suspense thriller about six women kidnapped for the human trafficking trade. It’s not an actual romance, but there is a romance subplot. You can find more about it at my website. I have several novels I’m working on and a publisher is currently reviewing the full of my newest completed manuscript, “Shadow of Rachel”. It’s a paranormal historical romance set in the 1870’s. I’m also writing a contemporary fiction novel titled “Deceptive Hearts” and I’m posting it on my website for readers to enjoy, as I write it.

6. Do you have a favourite timeline you like to write about?

Yes, definitely the 1800’s. I’ve always been fascinated by the Victorian era and love books from that time period, whether set in England or America. I set mine in America only because I’m an American and I’m more familiar with the history.

7. Is there any genre you’ve never attempted but would like to try?

Science fiction is something I haven’t done yet, but think I’d enjoy. I’ve tentatively started one, but have no idea where it will go.

8. Do you have to be inspired by anything before you begin a new story?

I am inspired by certain places, people and sometimes-inanimate objects, but I don’t have to be inspired by them to begin a story. I have hundreds of story lines running amok in my head and not enough time or energy to write them all as fast as I’d like.

9. As your latest book involves time travel, tell us where you would like to be in 10 years time, regarding writing.

Living in a lovely, secluded cottage somewhere, happily typing away. Secure in the knowledge that the story I’m writing will be joining my last one, which is setting on the very front rack of hundreds of bookstores and being read and loved by thousands of readers. “Sigh” Dreams are nice.

10. And finally, where we can find out more about you.

There are excerpts from my books, works in progress, bio info, family photos, a poetry section and lots of other fun stuff at my website.
Thanks, Elisabeth, for taking the time to share your news and views with us.

Author of 'The Inheritence' ~ Pamela Thibodeaux

'Author Quickie'
Pamela Thibodeaux

1. Hi Pamela. Thanks for taking the time to share your news and views with us. Tell us about your latest book release.

Thank you, Debby for having me!

My latest full-length novel released is The Inheritance from The Wild Rose Press.

Latest short E-book (also from TWRP) is A Hero for Jessica.

2. Let’s hear about your latest release with a quick blurb.

The Inheritance
© 2007
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN# 1-60154-055-8
The Inheritance is about the chance we all long for…the chance to start over. Widowed at age thirty-nine and suffering from empty nest syndrome, Rebecca Sinclair is overshadowed by grief and loneliness. Her husband has been deceased for a year, her oldest child has moved to New York in pursuit of an acting career and her youngest child is attending college in France. Having spent over half of her life as a wife and mother, she has no idea what God has in store for her now. Will an unexpected inheritance in the wine country of New York bring meaning and purpose to her life and give her the courage to love again? US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her. A wanderer searching for the ever-illusive soul mate, Ray has never stayed in one place too long. Raised by self-centered, high-power executives, he’s longed for the idyllic life of residing in a cozy house in a small town with the love of his life. Will he gain the heart of the lovely widow or will he lose her to the wine country of New York?

3. We’ll have to read to find out! Tell us about ‘A Hero for Jessica.’

A Hero for Jessica
© 2008
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN #: n/a – short story
Anthony Paul Seville is known as the ‘most eligible bachelor’ in New Orleans, possibly even the entire state of Louisiana, but finds himself alone—completely and explicitly alone. Jessica Aucoin is a writer on her way to fame and fortune, but is haunted by a man from her past. Will the “champion” lawyer and the author of romantic suspense find love written in their future?

4. Where can these books be purchased?

The Inheritance is available in Ebook and Print!

A Hero for Jessica is available as a download only from The Wild Rose Press.

5. Any good reviews?

The Inheritance is a novel about strength, unexpected miracles, friends and family, and an unending faith in the Lord. Pamela Thibodeaux has just become one of my new favorite authors. I really enjoy after each story Pamela's summary about the book in addition to her message about the Lord. She uses her strong faith to relay the message of it in her books. This is truly a blessing. I look forward to reading the other novels by Pamela Thibodeaux. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl for Cheryl’s Book Nook & Sunday Salon

I enjoyed this short story, and especially the scintillating descriptions author, Pamela Thibodeaux employed in it. There is an air of sensuality throughout the story, an attraction so strong between the two main characters that it left me almost breathless. But this is a sweet romance, no sexual scenes, and frankly, it didn’t need them. The romantic tension was kept high, but done in a respectful way that truly impressed me. Some scenes seemed a little telling, at times, but over all it was well done. It contained a good climax that built suddenly, and a satisfying conclusion to both the suspenseful part of the story as well as the romance. A good, sweet read charged with attraction but an emphasis on true love. I recommend it to women of all ages. ~ Reviewed by Violet for The Long and the Short of It ~

6. Do you have any other books available or working on at the moment?

Oh, Yes! I have 3 other full-length novels and 2 more short e-books available! I also have 2 novels coming out this year. Here are the blurbs for all:

Tempered Hearts
© 2005
Publisher: ComStar Media
ISBN# 0-9769960-2-2
Rancher Craig Harris and veterinarian Tamera Collins clash from the moment they meet. Innocence is pitted against arrogance as tempers rise and passions ignite to form a love as pure as the finest gold, fresh from the crucible and as strong as steel. Thrown together amid tragedy and unsated passion, Tamera and Craig share a strong attraction that neither accepts as the first stages of love. Torn between desire and dislike, they must make peace with their pasts and God in order to open up to the love blossoming between them. It is a love that nothing can destroy when they come to understand that only when hearts are tempered, minds are opened and wills are softened can man discern the will of God for his life.

Tempered Dreams
© 2005
Publisher: ComStar Media
ISBN# 0-9769960-3-0
Dr. Scott Hensley (introduced in Tempered Hearts) has built a wall around his heart since the death of his wife and parents. Katrina Simmons is recovering from scars inflicted on her as a battered wife. Can dreams be renewed and faith strengthened? Can they find joy and peace in God’s love and in love for one another? Find out in: Tempered Dreams.

Tempered Fire
© 2006
Publisher: ComStar Media
ISBN# 1-933866-08-X
Amber Harris is a good girl on the brink of womanhood. Stanley Morrison is a young man at the start of his life. For each other, they have always felt the fireworks that two people in love should feel. But the questions about his past, his pride, and Amber's father might be the end of what could be a strong relationship. As the two try to protect their budding romance, some unlikely but powerful forces conspire to keep them apart. Will they survive the wishes of everyone around them with their relationship intact? Find out in Tempered Fire.

The ‘Tempered’ series is available in Ebook and Print!

Cathy’s Angel
© 2007
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN# n/a short story
Single mom Cathy Johnson is tired of running her life alone…what she needs is a well-trained angel to help out. Jared Savoy gave up the dream of having a family when he discovered he is sterile. Can a confirmed bachelor and the mother of four find love amid normal daily chaos?

© 2008
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN# n/a – short story
Best-selling novelist and songwriter, Camie Rogers has penned numerous accounts of the secret love she holds in her heart. Country-Music Superstar Kip Allen has changed from the shy, humble boy, to the epitome of “star.” Can the two rediscover each other after one night of his Home is where the Heart is Tour?

Cathy’s Angel and Choices can be purchased as a download only through The Wild Rose Press!

Coming Soon!

The Visionary
© 2008
Publisher: Enspiren Press
978-1-897540-12-1 Electronic book - ISBN978-1-897540-11-4 Print book-ISBN

A Visionary is someone who sees into the future, Taylor Forrestier sees into the past but only as it pertains to her work. Hailed by Architectural Digest and Architectural Review as “a visionary with an instinct for beauty and an eye for the unique” Taylor is undoubtedly a brilliant architect and gifted designer. But she and twin brother Trevor, share more than a successful business. The two share a childhood wrought with lies and deceit and the kind of abuse that’s disgustingly prevalent in today’s society. Can the love of God and the awesome healing power of His grace and mercy free the twins from their past and open their hearts to the good plan and the future He has for their lives?

Tempered Joy
© 2008
Publisher: ComStar Media
ISBN# tba
All around rodeo cowboy and heir to the Rockin’ H Ranch, Ace Harris is determined not to fall in love. He’s only loved one woman in his life, his mother, and no one can even come close to filling her boots. Lexie Morgan thinks rodeo cowboys have rocks for brains and a death wish for a soul. A broken childhood and the death of her father and best friend leave her doubting and questioning God (despite her years of religious upbringing) and afraid of love. Can two young people who clash from the onset learn to trust in the healing power of God and find love and happiness amidst tragedy and grief?

7. It’s clear to see you enjoy writing but even the best authors suffer from writer’s block. How do you solve that problem?

I’ve never really suffered from writer’s block as much as burnout. A lot of work is involved in the editing, promoting aspect of a writer’s career and my time is so very limited that I tend to over-extend myself. However, the times I’ve been stuck on a project it is usually due to the fact that I’m trying to do it my way instead of allowing God to speak through me and the characters. Once I get focused again, things seem to flow a lot easier.

8. Do any of your characters resemble real people or are they totally fictional?

I believe there are always aspects of people we know in the characters we create, but to pinpoint those aspects would be hard as my characters always take on a personality of their own.

9. Are there morals to your stories that you hope your readers might learn from?

Although I write Inspirational, I try not to preach but to show the reality of a personal relationship with Christ through my characters. Yes, there are morals and standards set forth in Biblical principles, but I hope readers find them encouraging and not stuffy by the way they are upheld by the characters.

10. And finally, where we can find out more about you.


And any number of networking sites like, Amazon, Bebo, Inspired Author, Good Reads, Shoutlife, etc. Just Google my name, I’m everywhere LOL!
Thanks, Pam, for taking the time to share your news and views with us. If you would like an 'Author Quickie' contact Debby at the ‘Romance ebooks’ myspace profile or at
Next on the 'Author Quickie' ~ Elisabeth Parsons.