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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

I'm Back!


Hello, gentle readers!
I have a confession to make. I haven’t written a word on my latest work in progress (or anything else) in over three weeks. Those who know me well know this is very unusual. I always write. Not only is it therapeutic, but it’s a need I’ve had for quite a long time. Sometimes, it’s just a paragraph or two. Sometimes, it’s a couple pages (if I’m lucky). There are days when the words just flow and I can’t type fast enough. On the flip side, there are days when the blinking cursor mocks my efforts.
These past couple of weeks, though, have been tough…let’s just say life, my own scattered brain, and feelings of self-doubt got in the way.
But I’m back. Beginning tomorrow morning, it’s back to the routine of writing in the mornings before the day job, back to falling in love with my characters again.
What changed? Nothing really. And everything. Life is still in the way BUT I’m so fortunate to have people I love and respect dearly, who pull no punches and give it to me straight, who make me see what’s right in front of my face: that I truly love writing, no matter how hard it can get at times. And life...it is what it is. Gotta take the good with the bad and make the best of it. 
And, truthfully, I missed that whole creative process (I know it’s only been a little over three weeks, but seriously, for someone who writes every day? It’s a long time). I miss writing that perfect line, that gem hiding within the rest of the narrative. I miss the way my characters just go off and do whatever they want, disregarding the plan I had in mind for them. And I love when it all comes together in the end, leaving one an emotional mess, but happy at the same time. Yeah, I missed that!

Until next time, remember to spread kindness wherever you go.
Marie

Sunday, January 20, 2019

ONLY A GOOD MAN WILL DO by Dee S. Knight with a Chance at a Gift Card!

Only A Good Man Will Do

The Good Man Series (Book 1)

By Dee S. Knight
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Dee is giving away an ebook of Naval Maneuvers and a $10 Amazon card to giveaway during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may enter every day for your chance to win. You may find the tour locations here https://goo.gl/PNbaF9 About Only A Good Man Will Do:
Seriously ambitious man seeks woman to encourage his goals, support his (hopeful) position as Headmaster of Westover Academy, and be purer than Caesar's wife. Good luck with that! Daniel Goodman is a man on a mission. For years he has striven for perfection, fighting for the pinnacle achievement in his world of academia, Headmaster of Westover Academy. Westover, established before the American Revolution, is still one of the most prestigious schools in the country. They accept only boys whose parents fit a certain mold and only those teachers who hold to a stringent set of mores, on and off campus. Jonah considers his brother a prig. Daniel sees himself as doing his best to serve his students. How much better can he serve them as headmaster? That is what he seeks to find out. Suddenly, into his cut and dried, strictly black and white life of moral and upright behavior, comes Eve Star, formerly one of Europe's foremost exotic dancers. Her life is anything but cut and dried, black and white. Bad enough that she's enrolled her son in Westover Academy under false pretenses. More, she runs the town's most disreputable bar. Worst, much to Daniel's dismay, he finds himself drawn to her like a kid to chocolate. Nothing good can come of this attraction. Or can it? He is after all, a good man. Buy Links:
~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~ Excerpt: “Daniel, am I talking to myself, here?” “Oh, no, I’m…” He chuckled an amused admission. “Tell me what you said again.” He could almost hear Eve smile. “I said, you called at four-thirty on Saturday and Sunday, so I took a wild leap that you would today, too.” “Ah.” Smiling to the empty room, he squirmed to get into a more comfortable position. “A woman of logic.” “Absolutely. You don’t want to play me in chess. I think five or six moves ahead.” “I’ll remember that. There’s nothing worse than seeing a guy cry when he’s been beaten at chess by a girl." ~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~ About the Author: A few years ago, Dee S. Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That's how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she's lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors. Contact Dee at dsknight@deesknight.com. Dee's Social Links:
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

COWBOY'S BREAK by Lexi Post is re-releasing January 23rd! Pre-order available.

Cowboy's Break 
(Poker Flat #4)
by Lexi Post


He must choose between a second chance with the woman he loves or revealing the truth and breaking her heart. 

Cowboy and former detective Vince Gallagher never thought he’d have a second chance to convince Rachel Henderson they were meant to be together, nor did he think he’d want to. Now, after seven years, thanks to his old police academy friend, Vince is knee deep in numbers and computers, determined to save Rachel’s ranch and his own heart.

Rachel hadn’t expected to see Vince again…ever. In fact, she planned on it. Saying goodbye to him had been the hardest thing she’d ever done, but she couldn’t handle her sister, the ranch, and his job as an undercover detective all at the same time. Now she’s with him every day and buried feelings just won’t go away.

The closer Vince gets to solving the mystery of the missing money, the more convinced he becomes that Rachel is the one for him. But when prize animals start disappearing, he has to choose between revealing the culprit and keeping the woman he’s always loved from harm. He just can’t catch a break.

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And don't forget Wedding at Poker Flat (Poker Flat #5) is already available.  


Kendra Lowe, former professional poker player and owner of Poker Flat Nudist Resort, is more than ready to marry her almost perfect cowboy, but when her mother arrives a week early, she’s unprepared for the emotions and baggage that come with her—from her mom’s blunt ways, to old memories, to her parents’ coming divorce.
Wade has finally convinced his fiancĂ© to tie the knot. Unfortunately, there are more knots that need to be untied first. Luckily, the misfit band of employees at Poker Flat are determined to help him get her to the altar…one way or another.
Gun-shy after her first beautiful wedding ended in a demoralizing marriage and harsh divorce, Kendra’s hoping this one will be anything but perfect. As hard as it is for her to accept, some things are simply out of her control. It’s very clear that this wedding will depend more on her family, friends, and if love truly can conquer all. If it can, it’s even stronger than she is.


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About Lexi:

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her cat in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.