Thursday, March 31, 2016

Book Feature: Though I Don't Deserve It, God's Hand of Protection Watches Over Me by Arthur Luke


Inside the Book:



Title: Though I Don't Deserve It, God's Hand of Protection Watches Over Me 
Author: Arthur Luke 
Publisher: iUniverse 
Genre: Biography 
Format: Ebook/Paperback

Though I Don't Deserve It, God's Hand of Protection Watches Over Me: My Story spans sixty-four years in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ, telling how God has watched over him and his family. Arthur Luke begins with his childhood in Georgia, follows the sojourns of his military family, narrates the key events in his adult life, tells about his stroke, and shares the decision he and his wife, seniors at the time, made to adopt a child. He pairs twenty-four powerful scriptures with the key events in his life's journey. This potent mixture of personal history and biblical witness demonstrates an enduring truth. With faith in God and obedience to him in your life, his favor—his hand of protection—will guide you and lead you to offer him praise in all seasons, no matter what happens. Though I Don't Deserve It, God's Hand of Protection Watches Over Me: My Story promises to inspire and encourage readers by showing how God works, in accordance with his promises in the scriptures, to guard and guide all who believe in him. This is the story of Arthur Luke's life, but its message applies to all who believe.

Meet the Author:

Arthur Luke, a retired preacher of the gospel, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and an MBA in financial management from National University in Sacramento. He and Sharon, his wife, have five children and live in Elk Grove, California.

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Book Feature: The Bipolar Millionaire by John E. Wade II


Title: The Bipolar Millionaire
Author: John E. Wade II
Publisher: Sunbury Press
Pages: 164
Genre: Memoir
John E. Wade II, retired CPA, author, investor, television producer, and philanthropist, reveals in his memoir, The Bipolar Millionaire, his personal struggle with bipolar disorder and how he has succeeded in living a balanced and blessed life, despite his mental illness.

Wade takes the reader through his family experiences, political aspirations and beliefs, spiritual journey, relationship trials and errors, all while battling mental illness.
Through his religious beliefs, personal perseverance, and the help of friends, family, and his mental health professionals, Wade lives an active, creative, and successful life.

His memoir doesn’t end with contentment at achieving a balance in his life, however. Instead, Wade expresses a determined vision for the future, aiming to assist humanity in what he describes as achieving heaven on earth through his writing, political and spiritual endeavors.

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Book Excerpt:
I was struggling and dropped into a walk from the jog required of fourth classmen. It was an autumn day in 1963, just a month after I’d had a near-fatal attack of meningitis, and I was still fighting to regain my strength. Panting for breath, I was confronted by a first classman. He asked very directly why I wasn’t jogging. I quickly replied that I had a medical excuse, knowing full well that the excuse had expired. He ordered me to produce the excuse, which I did. Noting its date, he nonetheless allowed me to proceed.

Soon, I was in the academy hospital, lying flat on my back in an almost catatonic state, unable to cope with my mental torment. Although this severe depression, the first in my life, was not diagnosed at the time, it must have been my first bipolar episode, possibly having been triggered by the recent attack of meningitis.

My mother and Carol, my then-girlfriend, came to try to revive me, but I don’t remember responding. Years later, Carol told me that I asked her to help me kill myself, but I have absolutely no memory of making such a request.

Until this illness I had been a model cadet. I had prepared physically according to academy guidelines, so the transition to basic cadet summer was rigorous but easier than it would have been without vigorous training.

One other thing that helped me during basic cadet summer was the stream of daily letters from Carol. My fellow cadets were jealous, partly because of the letters, but also because of the picture of her I had in my room. Even though it was black and white, it was clear that she had blond hair, a sweet smile, and a pleasing, pretty face. That face helped me get through the rest of what we all had to endure to complete our training.

Each week we were given certain “knowledge” to learn, such as types of aircraft or chains of command. I always spent part of Sunday afternoon memorizing the information so that I could recite it during Monday’s meals. The upperclassmen pointedly asked several questions of each basic cadet, which kept us from finishing our entire meal. The first classmen took turns performing the interrogation, but as the questions were considerably shorter than the answers, they always had plenty of time to eat. I always felt I was short-changed because I was the only one who knew the trivia from the first day it was due, and yet I didn’t get a chance to eat more than the other basic cadets.

At the end of basic cadet summer, all the cadets were subjected to a physical fitness test, and I scored the highest in my squadron. At about the same time, we also went on a survival exercise in the mountains for which we were organized into small groups with twenty-four hours’ worth of food and about a week’s time to find our way back to the academy. The experience was particularly taxing for me. I became so obsessed with saving my food that I still had some left when we got back to the academy.

After the final tests, those of us who successfully completed basic cadet summer became fourth classmen. My personal excitement was not long lasting, however. Although I had scored high marks on the physical tests, I was disappointed with my first academic grades, which included some Bs, as I was used to all As in high school. When I asked a first classman for his opinion, he said I did just fine considering that I came from a weak high school.

Basic cadet summer had ended—then the meningitis hit. I’ve since read that physical illness can trigger the onset of bipolar disorder, and although the diagnosis was not made at that time, I believe that is what had happened. My father eventually was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder also, so it appears that I was genetically predisposed to the condition, as is often the case.

I had entered the academy in June 1963, and I received an honorable medical discharge that December; whether I was right or wrong, I considered the situation a great disgrace. It was definitely a life-defining event for me, and I was overcome with depression.

But, there was another aspect to my failure at the Air Force Academy that I didn’t disclose to anyone else until years later: part of the reason I attended the academy was that I had presidential ambitions, which I knew would be shattered by the stigma of mental illness. I internalized and brooded over that stigma for the next forty years.

To make matters even worse, when I finally got home I also lost my girlfriend.
It was quite a shock to me and had a negative effect on my confidence with the women I would date for most of the rest of my life.

I have often wondered what would have happened had I not had the meningitis and bipolar episode. What aspects of my life would have been altered? It’s a haunting possibility to consider.

Still, even though the realization of some of my dreams has eluded me, I have had and am having an interesting, fulfilling life in spite of bipolar disorder, and I invite you to understand its role as I work toward what I believe is my destiny.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Book Feature: The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb Series by Art Collins


 

Inside the Book:



Title: In the Forest 
Author: Art Collins 
Release Date: October 1, 2015 
Publisher: A&J Publishing 
Genre: YA Fiction 
Format: Ebook


When two young brothers, Archibald and Jockabeb, find and old leather map hidden in the forest just beyond their backyard, they can’t help but sneak out one night to follow its path. So begins the first of the boys’ amazing adventures. After a terrifying encounter with supernatural creatures, the boys meet a young Indian brave, Haktu, who shares with them the tragic story of how he was separated from his tribe and placed under an evil spell. The saga leads the two boys into Haktu’s secret world behind the forest mist, the power of the blue feather, and teaches them the importance of friendship and loyalty in the face of untold evil.

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Inside the Book:



 Title: In the Mountains 
Author: Art Collins 
Release Date: October 1, 2015 
Publisher: A&J Publishing 
Genre: YA Fiction 
Format: Ebook

In the first book, the two brothers meet Haktu, the young Indian brave who was trapped inside the body of an underwater dragon, and then find his lost pony, Uno, deep within a mysterious forest. After the boys narrowly escape several vicious attacks from evil wolf-crows, they receive a magic blue feather from Haktu as he bids them his final farewell. Book Two begins with Archibald and Jockabeb flying to a secluded summer camp perched high in a rugged mountain range far from home. The fact that they are the only two campers to show up at Camp Bear Claw that summer is just the first of many surprises — incredible surprises that test the protective power of their magic blue feather in completely unexpected ways. On their way to a final face-to-face showdown with a deadly creature that possesses supernatural strength, the young boys meet several unforgettable characters who end up changing their lives forever. If you liked In the Forest, hold onto your hat as you read its sequel!

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Inside the Book:



 Title: In the Amazon 
Author: Art Collins 
Release Date: November 10, 2015 
Publisher: A&J Publishing 
Genre: YA Fiction 
Format: Ebook

In the first two books, Archibald and Jockabeb make a number of wonderful friends while battling unearthly foes that possess supernatural powers. In a dark forest close to home, they escape almost certain death with the aid of a young Indian brave, Haktu, and his pony, Uno. Later, in a distant mountain range, they come to know the kindness of Gran, Ben, Tommy Two Feathers, and their four-legged companions, Champ and Ghost Rider. Stalked relentlessly by the blood-thirsty wolf-crows in the forest, and then by the cunning devil cat in the mountains, the two brothers manage to barely escape with their lives. However, when they accept their uncle’s invitation to visit him in Brazil, little do they know that their most terrifying adventure is about to unfold — an amazing adventure that will again test the magical power of Haktu’s blue feather. So, as you prepare to read In the Amazon, get ready for an unforgettable journey into the dark recesses that lie between the crevices of reality and fantasy!

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Inside the Book:



 Title: In the Desert 
Author: Art Collins 
Release Date: April 2015 
Publisher: A&J Publishing 
Genre: YA Fiction 
Format: Ebook

In the first two books, Archibald and Jockabeb make a number of wonderful friends while battling unearthly foes that possess supernatural powers. In a dark forest close to home, they escape almost certain death with the aid of a young Indian brave, Haktu, and his pony, Uno. Later, in a distant mountain range, they come to know the kindness of Gran, Ben, Tommy Two Feathers, and their four-legged companions, Champ and Ghost Rider. Stalked relentlessly by the blood-thirsty wolf-crows in the forest, and then by the cunning devil cat in the mountains, the two brothers manage to barely escape with their lives. However, when they accept their uncle’s invitation to visit him in Brazil, little do they know that their most terrifying adventure is about to unfold — an amazing adventure that will again test the magical power of Haktu’s blue feather. So, as you prepare to read In the Amazon, get ready for an unforgettable journey into the dark recesses that lie between the crevices of reality and fantasy!

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Inside the Book:



 Title: In the Caribbean 
Author: Art Collins 
Release Date: April 2015 
Publisher: A&J Publishing 
Genre: YA Fiction 
Format: Ebook

The fifth book in The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb series picks up right where the fourth book left off. With many questions about what really happened in the Sonoran Desert still unanswered, Archibald and Jockabeb's family head to the island of Jamaica for spring vacation. What begins as an idyllic stay at a secluded beachfront inn soon takes a turn for the worse when the boys and the inn's proprietor, Salty, charter a fishing boat for the day. The captain of the boat is none other than Tommy Nat, Mr. Natonto's estranged son. The violent storm that follows turns out to be only the first of many unexpected events that quickly propel the two brothers toward an unexpected showdown on another Caribbean island. The elusive Tommy Nat, a mysterious island doctor, a giant Haitian named Maurice, and unseen zombies all combine to set the stage for another classic clash between the forces of good and evil. While the final confrontation that unfolds inside a deserted cafe ultimately provides answers to the remaining mysteries of Lizard Flats, it also places the boys in untold danger. The book contains a number of interesting facts about the Caribbean, its culture and religion, and a bit of the occult. As in past books, the reader observes firsthand how Archibald and Jockabeb grow as brothers and young teens, all the while learning the true meaning of friendship."

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Inside the Book:




Title: In the Big City 
Author: Art Collins 
Release Date: April 2015 
Publisher: A&J Publishing 
Genre: YA Fiction 
Format: Ebook

The sixth book in The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb series finds the two brothers and their younger sister travelling to New York City to spend a long weekend with their aunt. After finishing a wonderful dinner at Sardi's the first night, the boys become separated from Tess and Aunt Claire in nearby Times Square. Events quickly take a menacing turn when a mysterious person from the past suddenly appears with two henchmen in tow. Frantically trying to escape, Archibald has no idea what he'll find when he leads Jockabeb down the stairs into a nearby subway station-and what the boys do find launches one their strangest and most electrifying adventures to date. A beautiful young girl named Willow, a one-armed man called Meatloaf, and a dangerous gang leader who goes by the name of Shabazz are just a few of the characters who the boys meet in the abandoned subway tunnels far below the streets of Manhattan. As Archibald and Jockabeb try to make their way safely back to Aunt Claire, they only move closer to a final confrontation with their pursuers, both human and non-human alike. The reader will learn interesting facts about America's largest city while once again watching the teenage brothers' personalities evolve. As in all the previous books, the forces of good and evil are pitted against one another-this time, above and below the streets of "The Big Apple!"

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Meet the Author:



When Art Collins retired as a highly successful chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, he didn’t write the book on leadership that many had expected. Instead, he decided that penning adventure stories that could be enjoyed by young and old would be far more interesting, not to mention much more fun. Borrowing two characters, Archibald and Jockabeb, from tales told by his father many years before, and drawing upon his own rich imagination, Art introduces the two young brothers to an incredible cast of characters—some human, some otherworldly—in locations that range from the mysterious forest behind the boys’ house to the lush and exotic Amazon. The nine book series reflects his love of the mountains and ocean, as well as his extensive travels that have taken him to every continent except Antarctica. Art currently divides his time between Chicago and the Vail Valley in Colorado. 
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Writing Life with Author Sylvia Dickey Smith

A fifth generation Texan, Sylvia Dickey Smith was born in Orange, Texas and grew up in a colorful Scots-Irish family living in the midst of a Cajun culture. At 34, Sylvia’s curiosity about the world took on a whole new dimension when she moved to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago. Awed by the differences in customs and cultures, particularly as they related to West Indian women, Sylvia began a journey of study and self-discovery. Back in the U.S. at 40, she started college and didn’t stop until achieving a B.A. in sociology with a concentration in women’s studies and a master’s in counseling. For the next twenty years, Sylvia worked in the field of human services and taught as an adjunct professor at the graduate level. Sylvia Dickey Smith lives in Texas.

Connect with the Author 


What’s inside the mind of a Contemporary author?

LIFE! In all its glory and pain. REALITY. Current topics that affect us, change our lives, improve our lives, challenge us, and make us ask questions we previously thought we had answered. We watch people, read human-interest stories or true crime in newspapers, we look at our own lives and delve into family secrets to mine.

What is so great about being an author?

Being an author helps us say and do things we might never do in real life—like force characters to remove masks they have worn so long there is nothing left behind the mask. We authors sometimes ‘get even’ with someone by visualizing him or her inside one of our characters. Being an author has helped me find my voice. When I can write a character saying or doing something I have been reluctant to say or do—that helps me find the courage to do the same.

When do you hate it?

I hate it when I get stuck in a plot and don’t know where to go. I have literally stopped in the middle of a first draft and written the last chapter next because I knew how I wanted the story to end. Then, I went back and picked up where I left off and figured out how to get to that ending.

What is a regular writing day like for you?

There is no regular writing day for me lately. I grab as grab can. Right now I am in the middle of selling my home in Arkansas and moving back to Texas so it is a challenge to even check email. However, once I get relocated I will make up for lost time. Plus, even when a writer isn’t putting words on virtual paper, we are always writing—in our minds. For instance, my novel-in-progress deals with spirits/ghost energies. After a day packing, when I go to bed I read up on such. Of course this doesn’t improve my dreams—but it certainly makes them lively.

Do you think authors have big egos? Do you?

I cannot speak about the ego of other authors, but I do know for me, being an author is one of the most humbling things I do. If my writing doesn’t challenge and humble me, and pull out those parts of me that I would rather stay secret, then I haven’t dug deeply enough. When I read my work I always think I could have said it better. Then, again, seeing my name on the cover of a book is exhilarating and satisfying. Then again, my writing does not define me.

How do you handle negative reviews?

First, I sit down and bawl—no, just kidding—but I won’t deny that negative reviews smart. I put my heart and soul into my writing and of course I want everyone to think it is the next New York Times Bestseller. However, I know everyone has their own opinion of what is good and what isn’t—to them. In truth, I do not expect everyone to like my books. My writing is meant to challenge one’s thinking. Not everyone likes that.

How do you handle positive reviews?

After my heart stops racing, I share it with my husband, then copy and paste it to my files to use in marketing and publicity.  Of course I love positive reviews. They help build my self-confidence and spur me onwards.

What is the usual response when you tell a new acquaintance that you’re an author?

I rarely tell a new acquaintance that I am an author. Sometimes it comes out as we talk and they ask me what I do, how I spend my time or some such. If or when they learn I am, they become interested, sometimes impressed, usually ask what I write and where they can get my books.

What do you do on those days you don’t feel like writing? Do you force it or take a break?

Some days I force it and others, I take a break. Having a set time to write every day best approaches the discipline of writing. That worked for me for many years—I arose at 4:00 a.m. to write while my husband slept. Then, over time, he started getting up earlier so he could spend time with me. This, of course, did not help me accomplish my writing goals, so I gave that up.

Authors are told to shut out the world when they write. I find that difficult to do when my thoughtful husband slips into the room with a hot cup of coffee for me—thereby breaking the focused world I worked so hard to create. I have learned to grab time in shorter increments and give thanks for a few dedicated minutes.

Any writing quirks?

The only quirk I can think of is I need total silence. No music, no cat in my lap, no interruptions. Break my concentration and I have a difficult time getting back into the story.

What would you do if people around you didn’t take your writing seriously or see it as a hobby?

Some don’t take it seriously. Do I wish they did? Of course I do—but I remind myself I write for me—not for them. Makes me think of the prophet without honor in his own country.  Those in my life who are the most important to me do take my writing seriously, even when they disturb my writing time with a cup of coffee. <smile>

Some authors seem to have a love-hate relationship to writing. Can you relate? 

Oh yes. Writing takes much out of me—like blood, sweat and at times, tears, frustration, disappointment, exhilaration, joy, power. The hate enters when I can’t make the words say what I am trying to say. The love comes in when I can take a group of words and rearrange them in such a way that the whole becomes so much more powerful than the parts.

Do you think success, as an author must be linked to money?

If it does, then I am not a successful author. Money does not define me. I evaluate my success as an author when someone who has read one of my books tells me how much it meant to them. Of course I would like to make a living selling my books—and that may happen one day. I hope it does.

What has writing taught you?

Writing has taught me the power and the importance of story; that stories heal, expand, challenge, convict, inspire, educate, and entertain. They also give us something to hang onto while we find our way through this world. It has also taught me that story is everywhere.

Leave us with some words of wisdom.

Oh boy, words of wisdom, you ask.  Okay, here goes. The rules I choose to live by every day are to show up, to pay attention, to tell the truth, and to stay unattached to the outcome. And yes, the last one is the most difficult.




Book Feature: The Book of Forbidden Wisdom by Gillian Murray Kendall

 

Inside the Book:

Title: The Book of Forbidden Wisdom
Author: Gillian Murray Kendall
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Format: Ebook/Paperback

In a world of blood and betrayal, love is the only redemption… But that knowledge can only be reached by means of magic and a journey, by way of a confrontation with feelings that are hard to understand—or bear. On Angel’s sixteenth birthday, her younger sister, Silky, wakes her to prepare her for a marriage to Leth, a man she likes but does not love. Trey, her oldest childhood friend who is secretly in love with her, watches helplessly. But Angel’s brother, Kalo, interrupts the wedding ceremony. He wants her dowry, and he also believes Angel can lead him to The Book of Forbidden Wisdom. In a world where land is everything, this book promises him wealth. In the night, Kalo goes to Angel’s room to threaten her, but Trey has rescued both Angel and Silky, and the three of them—joined by an itinerant singer—themselves seek The Book of Forbidden Wisdom. While Kalo believes the book contains land deeds, they believe it harbors great power. Always just a step ahead of Kalo, Angel, Silky, Trey, and the Bard finally arrive at the place of The Book. But things have changed now: Angel knows her own heart at last. Confronted by evil, at the end of the known world, Angel and her companions turn and fight. Together. And in so doing, they find that love contains a power of its own.

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Meet the Author:

When Gillian Murray Kendall was a child, she spent multiple years in England while her father researched his biography of Richard III and her mother wrote children’s books. She thrived. She had stumbled into a wardrobe, and her enchanted world was England. That sense of belonging-in-the-strange shaped both Gillian’s life and her writing. In the 1980s, the months and months she spent in Africa waiting in lines for kerosene and milk and rice or camping while being circled by annoyed lions was a new normal, while Gillian found the once-familiar Harvard, with its well-stocked grocery stores, alien and unknown. She saw things in a way she could not before. Recently Gillian spent two years in Paris, where learning a new culture, a new strangeness, resulted in the writing of her first book, The Garden of Darkness, and the beginning of The Book of Forbidden Wisdom. She heartily recommends being knocked off one’s feet by the world. Gillian teaches English literature, primarily Shakespeare, at Smith College and is married to biologist Robert Dorit. She has two sons, Sasha and Gabriel.

Book Feature: The Vicar's Frozen Heart, Lions in the Garden and Her One True Love



 

Inside the Book:



 Title: The Vicar's Frozen Heart 
Author: Karyn Gerrard 
Release Date: March 1, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Press 
Genre: Historical Romance 
Format: Ebook

His heart begins to heal…

He gave her shelter from the storm, nursed her back to health, just as any good man might do for a damsel in distress. But Tremain Colson is more than just a small town vicar performing a gallant duty. He’s an ex-soldier whose spirit has been ravaged by war, a nobleman hiding his aristocratic heritage. Yet despite his secrets, he cannot help but feel drawn to the fallen beauty and soon asks her to stay and care for the orphan in his charge…

And hers is lost…

Disgrace sent Eliza Winston out into the world, a governess in ruin. But once she finds herself in Tremain’s home—and in his bed—she realizes her handsome rescuer is the one in need of healing. No sooner does Eliza thaw the vicar’s heart than she realizes her own is in danger. For Tremain is not only the man she dreams of marrying, but a blueblood whose noble birth makes him an impossible match….
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Meet the Author:

Karyn Gerrard lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She whiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. A multi-published author with a few bestsellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write historical and contemporary romances. As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden. She has been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward. 
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Inside the Book:


Title: Lions in the Garden 
Author: Chelsea Luna 
Release Date: March 1, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Press 
Genre: YA Historical 
Format: Ebook

Prague, 1610

Ludmila Novakova--Mila--has barely set foot outside Prague Castle in her seventeen years. But with the choice between braving the bandits and wolves of Bohemia's uneasy roads or being married off to a disgusting old baron, she's taken what she can carry and fled.

Escape won't be easy. Even Mila has heard the rumors of a rebellion coming against the court. The peasants are hungry. The king hasn't been seen in months. Mila's father, the High Chancellor, is well known and well hated.

But Mila can't sit behind a stone wall and let fear force her into a life of silk gowns and certain misery. Her mother's death has taught her that much. She has one ally: Marc, the son of the blacksmith. A commoner, a Protestant--and perhaps a traitor, too. But the farther she gets from the castle, the more lies she uncovers, unraveling everything she thought she knew. And the harder it is to tell friend from enemy--and wrong from right . . .

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Meet the Author:

Chelsea Luna is the author of over eight novels and counting, including two bestselling young adult series — the New England Witch Chronicles Series (4 books) and Love & the Zombie Apocalypse Trilogy.  Chelsea received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in New York, New York in 2007, and a B.A. in Sociology, with a concentration in Criminal Justice, from the University of Tennessee in 2004.
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Inside the Book:



 Title: Her One True Love 
Author: Rachel Brimble 
Release Date: March 15, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Press 
Genre: Historical Romance 
Format: Ebook

She Can't Forget Him…

Jane Charlotte Danes has loved the squire of her idyllic country town for as long as she can remember. He is good, kind, and alluring beyond words… and he chose to marry another. Tired of dwelling on her futile longings, Jane plans a move to Bath, where she dreams of a new beginning. But the man who has so imprisoned her heart is only a few steps behind… 

He Can't Let Her Go…

Until now, Matthew Cleaves has endeavored to meet the responsibilities of his position with dignity and good spirits--including his dutiful marriage. But when his wife leaves him for another man, Matthew is at last free to pursue his one true love. Only one vital question remains: will the captivating, stubborn, beautiful Jane allow him the challenge, and the pleasure, of winning her back?..

 "An entertaining read." --Library Journal on The Temptation of Laura
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Meet the Author:


Rachel Brimble lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. Since 2007, she’s had several books published with small presses as well as securing her first contract with Harlequin Superromance in May 2012, and a two book Victorian romance contract with eKensington in August. Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America.When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England. And in the evening? Well, a well-deserved glass of wine is never, ever refused…
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Tuesday, March 15 - Books featured at Harmonious Publicity
Wednesday, March 16 - The Vicar's Frozen Heart and Her One True Love reviewed at Laura's Interests
Thursday, March 17 - Books featured at The Review From Here
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Monday, March 21 - Books featured at Literal Exposure
Tuesday, March 22 - Books featured at The Writer's Life
Wednesday, March 23 - Books featured at Write and Take Flight
Friday, March 25 - Books featured at Deal Sharing Aunt
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Monday, March 28 - Books featured at The Hype and the Hoopla
Tuesday, March 29 - Books featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Wednesday, March 30 - Books featured at My Bookish Pleasure
Thursday, March 31 - The Vicar's Frozen Heart reviewed at Live Love Books Blog
Friday, April 1 - Books featured at Read Between the Ink
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Monday, April 4 - Books featured at Fiction to Fruition
Tuesday, April 5 - Books featured at From Paperback to Leatherbound
Wednesday, April 6 - Books featured at The Revolving Bookshelf
Thursday, April 7 - Books featured at The Literary Nook
Friday, April 8 - Books featured at Bent Over Bookwords
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Monday, April 11 - Books featured at Voodoo Princess
Tuesday, April 12 - Books featured at The Book Refuge
Thursday, April 14 - Books featured at Lover of Literature
Friday, April 15 - Books featured at The Dark Phantom
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