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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Release from White Rose Publishing!

Good Morning Friends!

We're here to celebrate another new release from WRP - this time it is Destiny's Dream by Delia Lantham a tale of love, faith and matchmaking......

Is a little respect too much to ask at a parent's funeral?

Apparently it is for Destiny May. Her mother's "going away party" is crashed by a totally irreverent stranger. Clay Gallagher is built like a small mountain and far more vocal than is fitting. When it turns out he's not even at the right funeral, Destiny demands retribution in the form of an escape from the day's dreary proceedings.

Their relationship has some kinks - starting with Destiny's determination to found a Christian dating service in their conservative town of Castle Creek. Clay has little respect or patience for such a frivolous profession. But when Destiny is threatened by an anonymous caller who deeply resents her and what she does for a living, Clay makes it his business to keep the saucy redhead out of harm's way.

Trouble is, spending time in her company weakens his defenses...and Cupid's arrows are known to fly straight to the heart.

Destiny's Dream is available now from White Rose Publishing in Ebook & Print!

Well hope you're enjoying finding out about these new releases. I sure enjoy telling you about them!

Until later....take care, God Bless & remember....as we celebrate the birth of our Lord & Savior let us also remember the cross!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Laura Shinn!

Good Morning Friends!

Well, only 1 more week before Christmas is here!

Today we welcome back Laura Shinn to our spotlight with her story, A Christmas Vow.

 Life is a funny thing when you’re six years old. Shanda Bratton knew she and Chris would be friends forever. Chris didn’t know about the secret love she held for him in her heart, even though he was a lot older. She would love him forever, even after she grew up. It was set in stone. But would Chris ever see her as anything other than the kid he’d known all his life?

With a difference of five years, Chris Milano knew that his and Shanda’s ages would always separate them. That is, until the day she came home after graduating college. He was shocked to find a full-grown woman, rather than the fresh, young girl he remembered. His desire for her never vanished, though she’d been much too young for him to show it when she was sixteen. He could no longer use that as an excuse to avoid her attentions. And looking into her eyes – the eyes of a grown woman – did he really want to? 

This Christmas would be one neither would ever forget.

Excerpt: Shanda watched the doorway closely, waiting. Chris would be arriving any time now. She remembered the pain from her sweet-sixteenth birthday party and the feeling of hope that it would be special and Chris would finally see her as an adult. It wasn’t to be. The heavy disappointment couldn't compare with her heartbreak.

Shanda’s embarrassment happened once everyone left the party. She cornered Chris outside, before he opened his car door. They were finally alone. Shanda shut her eyes as a tear escaped, remembering the humiliation...

Chris turned suddenly at the feel of a firm hand on his arm. He saw Shanda and sighed heavily. “Shanda, I have to go. I…I have a date.”

It was a lie; she could see it in his eyes. The use of her full name did not go unnoticed. He was trying to distance himself and she wouldn’t allow it.

“Yes, you do have a date—with me. I’ve been waiting a long time to receive my sweet-sixteen, birthday kiss. I want it to be from you,” she whispered emotionally, her heart in her eyes.

“Dammit, Shan, I can’t kiss you. You don’t understand what it would mean if I did. I’m not sure I could stop with a kiss and I know you aren’t even close to ready for something more. Can you understand?”

“No. All I know is my heart wants you and you’re running away from me, again.”

He gave a harsh laugh. “I’m running away from what I might end up doing to you and then you’d hate me forever.”

She was already shaking her head. “I could never hate you, Chris, no matter what happened.”

“You don’t know that, Shan. You have no idea what I feel inside, how much I—” Burn for you. Thank God he didn’t say it.

She stepped closer until her soft breasts pressed against his hard chest. Raising her chin, she whispered, “We’ll never know for sure, will we? Unless you kiss me, now…” she breathed, her lips parted and ready.

Chris grabbed her upper arms to push her away. At least that’s what he intended to do. Somehow, though, he ended up pulling her tighter against him until his mouth was an inch away from her own. His head was spinning and he tried to shake it, but the desire to taste her innocence overcame good judgment and good sense.

His voice emerged in a deep, guttural sound of pain. “Shan—”

“Yes, Chris, yes…”

He kissed her before he could change his mind, passionately, almost roughly. Only at the sound of her soft moan did the pressure of his mouth lessen until he was coaxing her lips with his firm mouth. This was madness and he was caught up in the decadent splendor of Shanda’s scent and taste. She intoxicated his senses and he couldn’t get enough of her.
Wow, sounds like perfect reading in such cold, cold weather LOL!

This novel available at the following locations:




To view more of Laura Shinn’s works or cover designs, visit: laurashinn.com

Well Friends, hope you enjoyed this spotlight! Until next time....take care & be Blessed!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - New Release from White Rose Publishing!

Good Morning Friends,

Well, it's official....Christmas is barrelling down on us quickly - know how I know? Parties! Either I'm attending or babysitting for the kids to attend - and then there's those at school for grandchildren and/or great nieces/nephews.

Whew! When did life in the fast lane get SO hectic?! LOL!

Anyway, while you're taking a break from all the festivities, take a moment to check out this week's new release from White Rose Publishing - Forget Me Not by Karen Cogan!

 School secretary, Miranda Wilkins is thrilled when Paul Green walks into her life. The handsome gym coach is everything she wants in a man--except for one problem. He's stopped trusting in a loving God.

As she attempts to persuade Paul to trust, her own faith is tested. Her mother is gradually becoming mentally and physically incapacitated by a mysterious illness, and her father and sister are suffering from a strain that threatens to tear the family apart.

Will Miranda have the strength to be a witness to Paul, or will her tribulations and his anger at God cause him to drift from her?

Forget Me Not is Karen Cogan's third title with White Rose Publishing. You're sure to enjoy Karen's award-winning storytelling style. Karen's other titles can be found HERE. You can find out more about her by visiting her website.
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Want to find out more about White Rose authors & their books? Today we are chatting & posting blurbs/excerpts at Novel Sisterhood all day!  Also, White Rose holiday titles and new releases are being spotlighted through Dec. 24th @ Seriously Reviewed.

Want to enjoy a FREE novella? Join White Rose Publishing reader group! The current book is Cross My Heart by Elizabeth Pina!
The judicial system may have cleared Kate Carlson, but those she thought loved her still doubt her innocence. Finding strength in her faith, she hopes a fresh start in glorious Colorado will restore peace and serenity to her broken heart. When history repeats itself, will her new friends stand by or desert her?

Robbie Sutherland’s secret threatens to tear him apart, so he’s learned not to rely on God for anything. Kate may appear sweet and innocent, but he’s been fooled before.

Either her selfless love will help him find forgiveness, or his anger and bitterness will destroy their relationship and suffocate him forever.

How can Kate convince Robbie her love is real and, like God’s love, will endure no matter what?__________________
Elizabeth Pina is an award-winning author. Her White Rose Title, Learning to Let Go,won the 2010 International Readers Choice Contest. Now, Elizabeth brings us a touching story of love, redemption and second chances--and it's available FREE. Just join our White Rose Publishing Readers' Group for exclusive access.

Well Friends, hope you enjoy this spotlight. Check back next week when we welcome Laura Shinn back with her Christmas title!

Until later....take care & be blessed!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Release from White Rose Publishing!

Hello Again Friends,

Time to tell you about another new release from White Rose Publishing!

 Can a hero ever live up to his reputation?

For seven years, Ceressa Quarles has secretly admired Latimer Kirkleigh. Latimer has spent those same seven years disappointing everyone he loves. When they reunite, she finds him jaded, arrogant...and still irresistible.

He finds her disconcerting, headstrong...and beautiful.

As responsibility and tragedy intertwine, Ceressa and Latimer are set upon a course that neither is prepared to travel. Forced to flee her English home, Ceressa accepts a marriage proposal from Latimer and finds herself living in a savage, colonial wilderness embroiled in rebellion.

With their lives at risk and any chance at love hidden deep within their precarious marriage of convenience, Ceressa and Latimer battle for the stability of a new world and peace within their own hearts.

Fire Dragon's Angel is available now from White Rose Publishing!

Also, several White Rose titles are being spotlighted at Seriously Reviewed until Dec. 24th~check 'em out!

Hope you enjoy hearing about these new releases - although I haven't had anything new since July when In His Sight came out, I am proud to be a WR author!

Until next time...take care & be blessed!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Tanya Stowe!

Good Morning Friends!

Today please welcome to our spotlight, Tanya Stowe who is on a virtual blog tour with her novel, Tender Touch ~ a recent release from White Rose Publishing.

As part of the tour, anyone who comments on the post will have their name entered in a drawing to win 2 books, Tender Touch and Rodeo Redemption by Teri Wilson.

Now, on to the spotlight.....

Tanya Stowe has written for the real estate industry, television, publicity firms and national publications. Her first novel, a time-travel adventure, Time’s Embrace, was released in the United States in 1993 and internationally released in 1995. Tanya has an eclectic career, doing market research, at a performing arts center and for the American Cancer Society. Most recently, Tanya contributed to a collection of women’s survival stories titled, Triumph! The Beautiful Face of Courage and collaborated on her first full-length play, a Christmas musical titled, The Night Before Christmas.

Tanya has been married to her high school sweetheart for thirty-seven years which is a romance story in itself. Currently they are visiting the East Coast and soon they will travel to the Middle East to begin a new adventure!
Lacy Butler is graced with the gift of healing. She can save strangers-even those undeserving-yet fails to save her mother. Rejecting her gift, God, and society, she's content to live alone high above the mining town of Harperville. But her solitude is shattered when Royce Darnell builds a water flume through the middle of her mountain. To protect her sanctuary, Lacy sabotages his efforts. Little does she expect Royce to track her through a blizzard and end up half frozen to death on her doorstep. She can heal him, but why should she when he threatens to steal her peace...and her heart?

With the livelihood of the miners and their families depending on his project, Royce refuses to stop building, no matter how good the reason or how lovely the masked saboteur turns out to be. Besides, he's convinced God wants Lacy to use her gift for good and not to hole up in her cabin like a reticent recluse afraid of human contact. But first, she must learn to trust, and Lacy doesn't trust anyone, not Royce and especially not God. Soon Royce finds himself in a battle to save the two things he loves the most-Harperville and Lacy. Is his faith strong enough to save them both?

"Lacy--look at me," Royce commanded. She looked up. "Feel the music, Lacy. Just move with me."

Her muscles eased. Her breathing slowed. She seemed to sense the rhythm of his body and took her cues from the slight touch of his hand. He dipped, she followed. He swept, she flowed, her skirts swinging in a graceful arc behind them. They sailed around the room in perfect motion.

Royce smiled. "I knew you could do it."

"Thank you for teaching me," she murmured.

Royce looked at the woman in his arms. He'd known the minute she'd entered the room. He was shocked to see her, knowing instinctively that the crowd and the noise would not be to her liking. But, when he'd seen the pink of her cheeks and the high color of her eyes, he knew she was enjoying herself ... and that made him happy. He liked the little giggle she tried to suppress and the way her eyes lit when the dancers came near her. So he’d asked her to dance.

“Thank you," Lacy repeated.

"My pleasure, ma'am. Is there anything else I can do for you?"

Her features turned somber. "You can let me go, now, before it's too late.”

She was asking him to do what he'd vowed to do. But looking at her lovely features, he knew he wouldn't do it.

"I can't, Lacy. I've tried and I can't."

The truth of his words flowed over both of them. They stood still in the middle of the dance floor. He wondered where the words had come from, and how he could take care of this fragile, beautiful creature in his arms.

Well friends, that wraps up this spotlight-hope to see you again soon!

IMW...take care & be blessed.