Happy Holidays!

Good Afternoon and a Happy Winter Solstice!

Today, the days begin to get longer and winter is officially here.  For my family that means the Holidays have begun. Last night we hosted our annual Winter Solstice and Yule Celebration, lighting and gifting candles for the Yule season, lighting candles in the memory of loved ones, lighting and blessing our tree, and feasting on snacks and goodies. Such a special night with family and friends. Over the next week, we will be spending time with family celebrating the holidays, as well as my step-son’s 18th birthday. It will be a whirlwind of a week with a touch of bittersweet without my Mom here to help us celebrate.

Finding time to read during these hectic days is not always easy, but I do try to get a few minutes in the morning and before bed to read a chapter or two.  I’m currently reading a Christmas romance called Holly Jolly Lycan Christmas by Alicia Montgomery.  I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, but so far it is turning out to be a good story. It can be read as a stand alone.  Here’s the link to this merry romance. It’s available free with KU or for a small fee of $.98.

If Christmas stories aren’t on your list, and you haven’t had a chance to get your copy, my novel Signs of Love and Deliverance will be free on Saturday and for the next 3 Saturdays after that.  Get your cup of cocoa, a plate of cookies and snuggle in for a sexy, steamy Regency Romance with sassy ladies and dominating men, adventure and a little murder mystery thrown in the mix. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

If you have already read Signs of Love and Deliverance, thank you very much for your support.  Don’t forget to leave a review if you are so inclined.

Looking for more to read, check out my good friend’s new release January Obsession by Claudia Vincetti. This is a humorous, sweet romance between Fia, a fireball of sass, and Rayan, a mouth-watering alpha. You don’t want to miss this quirky, upbeat romance.  It is available for free with KU or for a low price of $2.96.  Go give it a try.

I wish you safe and happy holidays! Remember, Signs of Love and Deliverance will be FREE on Saturday!  Enjoy celebrating with friends and family and don’t forget to take a little time and keep on reading.

Tracy

 

 

 

 

It’s Free!

Good Afternoon!

I hope everyone has had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.  It will be a busy one for our family. We will be getting our house ready for our Winter Solstice Ceremony and baking for the holidays. So much to do!

Now for my big announcement!

Signs of Love and Deliverance is FREE all day tomorrow. That’s right, FREE on Saturday, December 16th!  Get it on Kindle at Amazon. Link is below.

In response to a group of people attempting to take my novel through duplicity, fear and intimidation, I am giving away my novel.  I’m giving it away every Saturday for the next 5 weeks.  That’s right. Every Saturday for five weeks.  I want to give my novel away to as many people as I can. Expect to see a post every Friday to remind you to get your e copy of Signs of Love and Deliverance!

I’m sure you are all wondering how someone could take my novel.  Well, there are people out in this world that like to scam others out of their work.  These particular people used kindness and helpfulness as their duplicity and then used fear and intimidation.  Yes, I fell for the kindness duplicity part.  I tend to take people at face value, and unfortunately, my inexperience in this industry led me into their scam; however, I’m not impressed by fear and intimidation. I’m too old and too experienced to fall for that part of things. Hopefully, these people will get no farther with their scam.  I will be explaining in more detail what occurred to me in a later blog after the new year.  I want to inform other new writers of what to look for when someone approaches them with a deal too good to be true. Although I would love to shout out these people’s names, I cannot due to libel reasons, but I can tell everyone what happened and how to avoid it from happening to another writer.

Remember, Signs of Love and Deliverance is FREE on Saturday and every Saturday for the next five weeks on Kindle at Amazon.  Tell everyone you know. Post it on your facebook page, your blog, your twitter, wherever you want.  It’s free and if I could make it free everyday, I would! It is mine to give.

Have a beautiful weekend and keep on reading,

Tracy

Holiday Time!

Hello Everyone,

It’s snowing here in my little corner of Ontario! Our first of the season.  We just might have a white holiday!

It has been some time since I posted a blog.  November and December have been very busy with many ups and downs. I was distracted by so many other things in life, I simply haven’t taken the time to focus on selling my novel. But tis the season to buy and to share!  And I am planning a big share in the coming weeks.

In November I promised to share a few excerpts about the female captains from Signs of Love and Deliverance.  I still plan on doing that so keep an eye out in the coming weeks for my featured characters.

In the coming weeks, I will be having free days for my novel.  That’s right, FREE! Next Saturday and subsequent Saturday’s, Signs of Love and Deliverance will be FREE! On Amazon.  Make sure you grab your copy!

If you miss getting your free copy, don’t forget that Signs of Love and Deliverance is also free with KU on Amazon.

Looking ahead! My plans for the winter are writing! I’m getting that sequel started that everyone has been asking about and I’m hoping to write a series of short stories or starting another series.  How fast I can write all of this, remains to be seen.  I’m not the fastest writer and I have life that tends to get in the way.  But I will do my best.

In the hustle and bustle of life, we tend to get caught up in the excitement of things. We forget to listen to our instincts that say something isn’t quite right. Don’t ignore it! Listen to that little voice that is screaming warnings at you.  Why do I say this? Well, I had something happen to me that seemed great at first but turned out to be a disaster. All the little signs were there, but I ignored them.  I was caught up in the excitement and the distraction it provided. I needed something good to hang onto with all the sadness that was around me from the loss of my mother. Even someone as old as I am can still be duped. I believed and trusted people when I shouldn’t have. I didn’t pay close enough attention, and now, I’m paying dearly for it.  So, listen to your gut.  If there is even the slightest uncomfortable feeling about people, an offer, a situation, don’t ignore it.  Despite feeling foolish and possibly losing something dear to me, there is a silver lining to my experience which is my learning a valuable lesson. Don’t ignore those instincts.  As my Granny use to say: if it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

With the holidays upon us, it is a very busy season. The next few weeks will be a bit hectic for our family with celebrations, ceremony and friends and family gatherings and visits. In the midst of all this chaos, let’s remember to be kind to one another. Be polite, give a smile, say a kind word.  It’s not about the gifts we give and receive, it’s about the people that touch our lives every day, no matter how small.

Have a great day and if you need something to read, go pick up a copy of my book, Signs of Love and Deliverance.  If you can’t afford it, wait until Saturday and get your copy for free!

Keep on reading!

Tracy

 

November’s Featured Author

Good Afternoon!

It is that time to have a featured author! I missed posting a featured author in October. Shame on me! The month simply seemed to slip by, but I have a great author for this month.

November’s Featured Author is:  River Savage

A year ago, I discovered this author when I was looking for something different to read. I stumbled upon the sexy and bad boy MC romance genre and now I’m hooked. As with all genres, some MC romance writers are better than others. One of the authors I first read in this genre was River Savage and she is definitely one of the better ones. Her series Knights Rebels MC has four full length novels and two novellas, Incandescent, Affliction, Desertion, Infatuation, Reclaimed and Paradox.

The first novel, Incandescent, begins the series with Nix and Kadence’s story. I found this to be an easy and fast read. Nix is the president of the Knights Rebels who are going legit with a son who happens to be in Kadence’s class. Although Kadence is reluctant to get involved with a student’s father, fate keeps putting them together and she finally gives in to the MC’s president. Kadence’s past throws in a few hiccups to their relationship but everything gets sorted out in the end with the bad guys losing. This book is free in Kindle.

Incandescent leads the reader into the second book in the series, Affliction, with Sy and Holly’s story. Desertion is Jessie and Bell’s story which I have to say was my favorite in the series. And Infatuation is Beau and Mackenzie’s story. The novella, Reclaimed, is a continuation of Nix and Kadence’s story, and the novella, Paradox, is a twist on Incandescent as a what if, very interesting.

Although each story does have a conflict and plot going on, the stories are about the romance and how two people are able to work through their issues to come together and fall in love.

These stories deal with personal issues such as domestic violence, PTSD, trauma, loss and heart break. Each one of the books leads into the next but each can be read as a stand alone, although I do suggest reading them in order. It is more enjoyable that way.
So, if you like the bad boys who are members of an MC family and spirited women who can handle them, this is a series of you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

If you haven’t picked up a copy of my book, Signs of Love and Deliverance, just follow the link below. It’s free with Kindle Unlimited. Have a great rest of your day and a fantastic weekend. And don’t forget to keep on reading!

Tracy

Update!

Good Afternoon!

It is finally feeling like Fall! My apologies to my followers for having not posted anything over the past few weeks. October has just slipped on by me.

Earlier in the month, my family spent time with my Dad in Pennsylvania. It was a whirlwind visit, packed full of activities and a tribute/memorial for my mother which was difficult emotionally. When we returned, I decided to take a little break from anything Signs of Love and Deliverance related since the last six months most of my time had been focused on rewrites, editing, publishing and marketing it. The publishing and marketing is so very new to me and I’m still fumbling around it. I probably will for years to come.

During my little break, I have been working on getting my house ready for the winter to come which is still in progress. I’m not much of a housekeeper. Also, I have been reading a lot, working a bit on some new story ideas and doing a bit of writing. And, to top it all off, we are still dealing with the ongoing teenage drama.

Next on my agenda is writing Signs of Love and Deliverance’s sequel. I have had several readers ask when it will be coming out and the only answer I have is, it will happen when it happens. I have the story started but it is no where near ready to be done. I’m only in the developing stage of the story, not even a first draft yet and only a working title. But be assured, I am working on it.

In the meantime, go read Signs of Love and Deliverance if you haven’t already. If you are unsure you will like it, go check out my previous blogs for excerpts and featured characters or download a sample of the novel onto your kindle. If you have already read Signs and want to read what I’m reading, go check out some of the authors I have featured previously. In the next week or so, I will feature another author I like to read, so be sure to swing on by and check that out.

Next week, I will feature the beautiful and sassy female Captains of the Deliverance Society. They are fierce, strong women who know how to kick some butt, and like the men, they are introduced in Signs. Make sure you come by to check them out.

Until next week, have a fabulous week and weekend and keep on reading!

Tracy

 

Novel Update

Good Evening!

Wow what a week it has been and it is only Wednesday!

First off, my deepest sympathies to all those individuals and families who have been  affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones, to those who have been injured, all of those who were there and anyone who feels this event deeply. The terror that these people experienced is beyond words. May all of you find peace and some sort of resolution for your pain and trauma.

This has been a very busy week as my family prepares for the Canadian holiday weekend.  I will be happy to share the events of my upcoming weekend, which for this family starts early tomorrow morning, next week.

Good News!   Signs of Love and Deliverance is now available in print on the Canadian Amazon website.  They have finally resolved the issues!  Yeah!  I’ll leave the link for the print version of Signs below.

With so much going on, I have not had the time to give you my last featured character post for Signs of Love and Deliverance. I will post this sometime next week. I will be working on the Character page of my website in the near future so it is easier for you to follow your favorite characters. There will be no more Friday Excerpts but I’ll throw one out there on occasion.

Also, I have decided to have one featured author a month instead of once a week. Why, you ask.  Because I need to get busy writing!

Why must I get busy writing?   It is now official, I have had many, yes many, people tell me I have to get busy and write the sequel to Signs.

The good news?  I have already started on this novel.  I’m kicking around the title, and yes, I know who the story will revolve around.  Yup, I think there will be another mystery afoot.  Most likely, more murder and mayhem.  Definitely love with alpha males and spirited ladies.   And let’s not forget the evil villains.  We can’t forget those.

And for those of you who want to see Madeline and Damon again, they make an appearance or two.  But that’s all the hints I’m giving for now.

That’s all I have for now.   If you are looking for something to do over the weekend, go download Signs of Love and Deliverance.  It should keep you occupied.  Enjoy the rest of your week, and for those of you who are Canadian and celebrating Canada’s Thanksgiving, celebrate, eat a lot, and have fun this weekend.

Until next week, keep on reading!

Tracy

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Thanks and Friday’s Excerpt

Good Afternoon!

Thank you, so very much, to the people who downloaded my novel, Signs of Love and Deliverance, during my free kindle ebook promotion! You are all FABULOUS!

To me, this promotion was a great success which far exceeded my expectations. I’m sure for authors who have been doing this for awhile would say my success was modest, perhaps even nonexistent, but to me, it was pretty big. I did not spend any money on this promotion as this is my first novel and my budget is very small. I did all the promotion myself through my blog, facebook and goodreads posting, on a couple of free listings and word of mouth. So again, thank you to those who downloaded my awesome novel. You are the ones who made it a success. Now go read it and enjoy!

Aren’t you happy it’s Friday and the weekend is upon us? I know I am. If you are looking for something to do, go read my novel Signs of Love and Deliverance.  Then, let me know what you think by writing a review or simply dropping me an email. I need some encouragement to write that sequel.

For those of you in Canada trying to get the print version of Signs of Love and Deliverance and have noticed that it is not “available”, I have contacted Amazon/Createspace and they are working on the problem. Hopefully, everything will be resolved within a week or so. I will keep on them until it is.

Onto today’s fun!

Here’s today’s excerpt from Signs of Love and Deliverance which features Raven and Gretchen and her brother, Warren. Warren believes it is way past time Gretchen is married and they are in the middle of an argument when Raven intervenes. Enjoy!

In the cold fireplace, a fire sparked and blazed to life with a roar. Furious and in pain, Gretchen picked up the nearest object and threw it. The crystal dish smashed against the wall next to her brother. “I will not marry that man!” She screamed and picked up another object to throw at her brother.

“What is going on here? I could hear you out in the street.” Raven demanded as he entered the tension filled room. “Gretchen, put that down,” Raven ordered calmly.

Stopping in mid-throw at Raven’s voice, Gretchen glanced at him and put the figurine down, much to the annoyance of her brother. His sister never listened to anyone when she was this enraged. Her fury had to burn itself out. That is until now.

“What is this all about?” Raven demanded again in a steady, calm voice.

“He . . .” Gretchen pointed at her brother, shaking with emotion, “wants me to marry Lord Ruxford and I refuse.”

“You will marry him, Gretchen. It is for your own good,” Warren shouted, infuriated with his sister for her obstinacy, and her obedience to a man he didn’t know.

“How can it be for my own good when I hate the man?” Gretchen yelled in return, trembling with rage, pain, and fear. She couldn’t marry Lord Ruxford, she couldn’t.

“Calm down, both of you. Now sit,” Raven ordered and pointed at two seats in opposite sides of the room. Warren sat in the indicated chair with an expression of uncertainty on his face. Gretchen sat on the settee with a huff, crossed her arms, and glared at her bother. Raven watched them both for a moment before speaking again. “You will not have to marry a man you hate, Gretchen, so calm down.”

“Who the hell are you to make that promise?” Warren blustered, red faced, and indignant at the man’s interference and his calm. He stared at Raven with confusion. He didn’t understand why he felt so intimated. Raven wasn’t much larger than Warren; however, he felt compelled to do as Raven ordered. The man exuded an authority which Warren hadn’t encountered before.

“I am Raven,” he said simply, as if that was enough information. “And don’t take that tone with me. I won’t tolerate it,” Raven warned quietly.

Gretchen lifted her chin defiantly at her brother. “I will speak to Simon. He is the head of this family and he won’t force me to marry Lord Ruxford or Lord Henry.” Now that Raven had appeared, she felt more calm and confidant. The room had stopped spinning and the pain in her head had become a dull ache.

“I have decided to take the decision out of Simon’s hands. He has allowed you to do as you please for too long. It is time for you to marry,” Warren argued, although with less heat with Raven’s presence. “Ruxford has wealth and is well titled. Cummings comes from a good family, and he has some wealth, as well as the title he gained from his brother.” Warren crossed his arms and glared at his sister. “Ruxford or Cummings. Now choose!”

Gretchen glared back at him. “As I said before, I do not care about wealth or titles.” An exasperated and exhausted Gretchen explained to her thick-headed, infuriating brother. “I would rather marry Raven than that imbecile Lord Henry or that scary Lord Ruxford.” She glanced over at Raven and smiled to take the sting away from her words. “No offense, Raven.”

Raven grinned and winked at her. “None taken, luv.” Unbeknownst to Gretchen, Raven was a very wealthy man from the many companies he owned and co-owned, including Ravenleigh Shipping. He had never found much use for his wealth, preferring the simple life as a sailor on the Deliverance.

“And who exactly is this man?” Warren uncrossed his arms, gestured at Raven, and raised his blond brows mockingly.

Ahh, Raven, isn’t he something else. I just love him!  And Gretchen, so sassy!

If you want to learn more about Raven and Gretchen, go pick up a copy of my novel, Signs of Love and Deliverance, and find out how Raven and Gretchen met. What is their relationship anyway? Hmmm, is there a budding romance between them? Does Warren get what he wants and can convince Gretchen to marry Lord Henry or Lord Ruxford?

You will have to read the novel to find out.

Have a fantastic, fun filled weekend and keep on reading!

Tracy