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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Rita Hestand!

Good Morning Friends,

Well my time at Silver Spur Ranch draws to a close - only a few more days then I'm headed home...but I'll be back LOL!

Please join me in welcoming to our spotlight, Author Rita Hestand with two novels....Jodi's Journey & Beyond the Dream Catcher.

The war was over. The town of Esser Crossing ebbed closer to a slow death while Jodi Parker and Hunter Johnson fought desperately with one last chance to save it, and themselves. Two unlikely people came together against their own will and struggled to carve a newempire. Swollen rivers and Jayhawkers were the least of their troubles on a cattle drive to Kansas, when both carried secrets that could easily destroy them. He had to prove himself, she had to live with her own decisions. A cruel destiny threw them together. Only a true and lasting love could save them.

Katherine Hightower just lost her folks to the fever. All that was left was running the Butterfield stage station with her brother Josh. But she didn't realize her fate had already been sealed by a Shaman of the Shawnee tribe, many miles away. Chase Rivers had been elected to bring Katherine to the village. He'd have to fight Comanches, the U.S. Army and a loco thief to do it. But his real challenge lie in convincing Katherine she was part Shawnee. Even with the help of the Great Spirit and a Shaman, could Chase Rivers convince her to help her own dying people? And could the love that was gifted them hoid strong enough to see them through their trials?

Rita Hestand a long time category romance writer now stretches her wings and brings you two historical western romances that are of Epic proportions. A born Texan herself, Rita has longed to write the western sagas. With ten category romances behind her, and a children's series coming out soon with Guardian Angel Publishing, Rita now brings her home state to life with the rich flavor of the old west and a true Texas. Mother of two, grandmother of seven,and even a great grandmother of one, Rita strives for a balance of kids, writing, and love of nature. Don't miss her new short stories coming this June, "The Far Side of Lonesome" one of her very best releases coming out in A Summer Collection an Anthology.

Find more about Rita at the following places!




Well Folks, sounds like some good reading here. Hope you enjoyed this spotlight and hope to see you again soon!

Until later...take care & be BLESSED.

Friday, July 30, 2010

New Release from White Rose Publishing!

Hi Again Friends,

Pleased to announce a fellow White Rose author's NEW RELEASE ~ Moselle's Insurance by LoRee Peery.

Creative artist Moselle Carson gives new life to old items, but she can't seem to renew her shattered ideal of love. When she returns to her hometown to help with a new family business, memories of a broken heart and small-town gossip chip away the tough exterior she's erected over the years. Now she's forced to decide whether she'll rebuild the wall or trust that true love never dies when it is ordained by God.

Generous insurance agent and vulnerable firefighter, Eric Todd, remembers too well how he mistreated Moselle and then set her aside. Now he longs for true love and the second chance to become a husband and father. Can he learn to forgive himself and still keep the secret that may redeem him in her eyes?

TODAY ONLY! if you purchase Moselle's Insurance, you'll get a FREE $5.00 gift card from White Rose Publishing!!

Get your copy now before time runs out! http://www.whiterosepublishing.com/Moselle39S-Insurance

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In His Sight - Receiving Rave Reviews!

Good Morning Friends!

Just wanted to share with you that In His Sight has been out less than a week and already receiving good reviews.

Can you tell I'm pumped?! LOL!

Wendy with "Happily Ever After Reviews" said.... "This story caught my attention from the beginning and it made me wonder if I had given all to God as he gave all to me. Thank you, Pamela for a story that I would readily recommend to anyone who needs that extra encouragement!" Read the entire review here: http://hea-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-in-his-sight-by-pamela-s.html

Mary with Novel Editions said.... "I enjoyed reading about this gift in a person’s life and his struggle with it. I truly felt that while it was the romance that I wanted to read, it also ministered to me." Read the entire review here: http://www.noveleditions.com/index.php?option=com_simple_review&Itemid=10&review=68-In-His-Sigh

Novel Editions also interviewed me for the site - you can read it here: http://www.noveleditions.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21:pamela-thibodeaux-and-in-his-sight&catid=8:author-spotlight&Itemid=7

Get your copy of In His Sight from White Rose Publishing for only $3.75.

Well friends, only 8 more days here at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch then I'm off to Washington to visit my chlidren/grandson then back home and after that....who knows LOL!

Hope you're having a BLESSED Summer!

Until later...take care.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Rebecca J Vickery

Good Morning Friends!

Today please welcome back to our Saturday Spotlight, Rebecca J Vickery with her book, Looking Through the Mist.

Author Bio: Rebecca J. Vickery has been married to the same very patient man for 34 years and has one son and three wonderful grandchildren. She began reading and writing at an early age and thought she had died and gone to Heaven when she started school and found the library with all those wonderful books to read. Since then it has been her dream to entertain and inform others with the written word.

Psychic Jessica Wilder was a consultant for the FBI until she suffered burnout. The visions leave her alone for several months and she starts to make a peaceful life for herself. Then suddenly, they come back with a vengeance—visions of children being kidnapped. How could she not try to save the children?

Detective Jonathon Lansing doesn't believe in psychics, but the young woman in front of him is very convincing. Can she truly help him track down a kidnapper? Or is she involved in the crime?

Another child is taken right from under their noses. As they follow her turbulent visions through several states and into Canada, Jessie and Johnny begin to discover they want more than a working relationship. But will it distract them from finding the children in time?

Looking Through the Mist can be purchased at Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble!
Hope y'all enjoyed this spotlight!
See you next week.
Until then.... Be Blessed!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In His Sight

Hello Friends!

Today I'm taking the spotlight for myself to tell you about my newest short story ebook, In His Sight which releases from White Rose Publishing on Friday (July 23rd!).

Grade school teacher Carson Alexander has a gift—a gift that has driven a wedge between him and his family. Worse, it’s put him at odds with God. Feeling alone and misunderstood, Carson views God’s gift of prophecy as the worst kind of curse…that is until he meets Lorelei Conner, landscape artist extraordinaire, and perhaps the one person who may need Carson and his gift more than anyone ever has.

Lorelei Connor is a mother on the run. Her abusive ex-husband has followed her all over the country trying to steal their daughter. Distrusting of men and needing to keep on the move, she’s surprised by her desire to remain close to Carson Alexander. Through her fear and hesitation, she must learn to rely on God to guide her—not an easy task when He’s prompting her to trust a man.

Can their relationship withstand the tragedy lurking on the horizon?

Excerpt: Lorelei Connor scoured the atlas on the coffee table. Her eyes searched far from the small town where she resided. The tick of the clock on the mantle above the fireplace reminded her time had run out.

Fear crawled up her spine.

They had lived in one place for too long. It was time to move on.

She closed her eyes, placed the red marker over the state of Tennessee and let the Lord lead her hand. She gazed down at the circle just southeast of Nashville. Stars Crossing. The name leapt out. She did a quick search on the Internet for specifics and clicked on the “Real Estate” link to verify available housing. A note on the page caught her eye. Handyman needed for maintenance and minor repairs of properties owned by agency. Emailed resumes accepted. Her soul danced in excitement.

She picked up the laptop and rushed into her daughter’s room. “Laurel, I know where we’re going!”

Her child groaned and buried her face in a pillow. “Not again, Mom. Where to now?”

Lorelei climbed on the bed and elbowed her daughter in a gentle gesture. “Look at this little town in Tennessee I’ve discovered.”

Laurel sat up and glanced at the screen. “Stars Crossing? Who ever heard of Stars Crossing, Tennessee? Stupid name if you ask me. You promised we’d stay here for a while.”

Despondency colored her tone and made Lorelei’s heart ache. “This time for good, no more moving, you’ll see.”

“Yeah, like I haven’t heard that before.”

Lorelei closed the laptop and crawled off the bed with a sigh. Weariness dragged at her. She understood how Laurel felt. She, too, despaired of the constant moving. Maybe this time she’d find the peace she craved and a quiet, unhurried lifestyle where she felt safe.

“Pack up your things.”

She returned to the living room and emailed her resume to the real estate agency. Two days later she and Laurel hit the road, everything they owned in the backseat and trunk of her car.

Five days after leaving Wyoming, they arrived in Stars Crossing, Tennessee. Within hours Lorelei had a place to live, a job, and Laurel was registered for school.


To celebrate this new release, I'll be visiting the blog of a few friends and giving away copies of In His Sight so follow me for multiple chances to win!

Friday, July 23 ~ Jo Anna Aislinn's Blog
Thursday, July 29th ~ Ausjenny's Blog
Monday, August 2nd ~ Cate Master's Blog
Friday, August 6th ~ Skhye Moncrief's Blog

Hope to see you at one or ALL of these places!

Until later..take care & be blessed!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Loretta Craig!

Hi Friends!

This prolific author has too many books to spotlight at once so we're just spotlighting her...

Mystery writer Loretta Craig feels right at home when she’s working on a new book. With six novels in print, along with sixteen anthology books of poetry, she says, she’s just getting started. Her genre ranges from romance to mystery and suspense and poetry.

The Mystery of Emily Quillen, ILLUSIONS, Amber Ways, THE CONTROLLER; along with a murder mystery series; KILLER INSTINCTS and A PASSIONATE MURDER, and a new book due out sometime this year entitled; THE LAST LIE, the final chapter to the Killer Instincts series.

Her Killer Instincts series, takes place in Washington, D.C. with the lead character Detective Amanda Moore; a very head strong, independent young woman who isn’t afraid of taking chances when it comes to putting the bad guys where they belong – behind bars.

Whoever said that nice guys finish last, didn’t cross paths with this intelligent and spunky detective! Her novels deal with crime, lust, sex, and murder, with twists and turns around every corner, that will keep you turning the pages.

Craig is also writing a coffee table/cookbook with recipes and photos that reflects on life in the country. When she isn’t writing books, Craig is busy doing book signings, speaking engagements, writing workshops, along with cooking and spending time with her family; one of which is a favorite pastime, watching her 19 year old daughter Lori, in the ring. Lori Craig is a boxer, training for the 2010 Olympics.

“I don’t want to be stereo-typed. I want to write it all!” she says.
So, if you’re looking for a good book to read, check out any of Craig’s novels, in bookstores or online.

Find more about Loretta by visiting her website or blog!

Whew! What a busy lady! Good luck with EVERYTHING, Loretta.

Ok friends, that wraps up another edition of Saturday Spotlight, be sure and check back weekly!

Until later...take care & be blessed!

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Release from White Rose Publishing!

Title: Rodeo Redemption by Teri Wilson

Date: Friday July 16, 2010

Time: All Day

A Former Rodeo Queen; Josie Turner spends her days at the local dog grooming shop pampering the pooches of Angel Springs, Texas. When rodeo season rolls around again, the townfolk are excited about who their new Rodeo Queen might be. Josie, on the other hand, finds herself reminded all too often about a night she'd just as soon forget.

A Former Rodeo Cowboy; Luke Anderson lived for three things – riding, roping and rodeos. Until the day he met Josie Turner, the girl who gave his life meaning, and whose heart he was destined to break. Now, ten years later, he returns to Angel Springs to find the town hasn't changed much, but the girl he left behind has become a stranger he hardly recognizes. What, he wonders, will she think of him, and the man he’s become?

A Rodeo Weekend; Determined to break through the wall Josie has erected around her heart, Luke must face his demons while at the same time helping Josie overcome hers. With the whole town cheering them on, can Luke mend Josie’s heart and can one rodeo weekend help them both find redemption?

Release Day Special offer!
Purchase any edition of Rodeo Redemption by Teri Wilson--The latest release from White Rose Publishing--and receive a FREE .pdf of Teri's award-winning, "Cup of Joe." Purchases must be made on 16 July 2010 to be eligible, so hurry before time runs out! http://www.whiterosepublishing.com/Rodeo-Redemption-2

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Another Ranch Update!

Hello Again from the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera, TX!

Summer is moving right along here at the ranch, much as everywhere else. I'm working a few more hourse than last month so I'm online less frequently. But I do take time out to enjoy the scenery. Seeing wildlife is a regular occurance out here, especially when I'm able to take my morning walk (on those days I don't have to clock in at 7:30 LOL). It is not uncommon to come across a jackrabbit or deer.

My BFF Jerrie came up for a couple of days last week and we drove to San Antoniono and into Boerne (pronounced bernie) and generally just spent quality time as friends who don't get to visit as much as they'd like do.

This week was especially fun since I got to go into San Antonio a couple of times and visit with my son who was heading up a NDA dance camp for area Junior High & High Schools. In fact, that's one of the reasons this post is so late getting up today, I left early this morning and had lunch with him and some of the NDA staff girls then came back to the ranch.
In a couple of weeks, another friend, Julie, will come up and my job here ends on Aug 2 or 3. Which is fine...I'm so ready to go home LOL!

Speaking of home, I will be there next week for Karson's surgery on the 22nd - IF all goes well and he actually has it.

Oh and, I received some GOOD news last week!

Five Star Expressions is sending me a contract for The Visionary! I'll post details as I get them.

Also, in case you've forgotten, In His Sight releases on July 23rd from White Rose Publishing.

Well, that's about all friends, just wanted to pop in and say HELLO and fill you in on what's happening in my world.

Be sure and stay tuned for more New Releases from White Rose Publishing and of course, our regular feature, Saturday Spotlight.

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

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Robin Cain

Hello Friends!

Today please welcome to our spotlight, Robin Cain with her book, When Dreams Bleed.

Robin Cain lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, daughter, three dogs, three horses and donkey. As a novelist and regular contributing writer for an online publication, she spends her days searching for the perfect words to amuse, enlighten and touch her readers. By reading her work, you’ve not only helped make her dreams come true, but other’s dreams as well.

A percentage of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the American non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), which aims to present hope and find help for people struggling with problems such as depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

To learn more about Robin, please visit her website or blog.

A software genius with a knack for business, Frank Campelletti’s been living the dream his whole life. He’s amassed money, success, and is now accumulating women, but someone out there thinks he’s gone too far.

Who is seeking revenge and why? His wife? His mistress? Or the shadow who’s been following his every move?

Just when he thinks he has anticipated his opponent’s next move a tragic car accident leaves him paralyzed, his life’s work is being stolen and his wife has disappeared. Just how far will someone go to teach him the correlation between deception and despair?

WHEN DREAMS BLEED examines temptation and the ensuing consequences in a contemporary world. It’s no secret that dreams come at a price, but what happens WHEN DREAMS BLEED?

WHEN DREAMS BLEED is available now through Robin's Website or Amazon.com!

Hope you enjoyed this Saturday Spotlight - check back often for more great authors and their books!
Until next time....take care & be blessed!

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Release from White Rose Publishing!

Hey Friends!

If you read my post Wednesday on the importance of reviews, you'll know that the White Rose Publishing authors have banded together to help get the word out for our books.

Well, we're starting another phase of that mass marketing...Every new release will be posted to various blogs & networking sites.

With this in mind....here's today's new release!

A Time for Healing by Tamelia Tumlin

As an active church member, Jaci Sinclair believes the Christian message that forgiveness is open to all…all except her, that is. Years ago, Jaci made a life-changing mistake, and now she’s sure she doesn’t deserve the one thing she wants the most—a family of her own.  But when Hunter Grant walks into her life, her world is turned upside-down. Not only does he make her desire a family even more, he shines a lamp on the one thing she refuses to see.

Ex-FBI hostage negotiator, Hunter Grant, has lost the one thing he treasured the most—his family. Filled with bitterness and anger towards God, Hunter vows never to let anyone close to him again. He moves to Yellow Rose, Texas, trying to forget the tragic deaths of his wife and son—deaths he should have prevented. Wanting to lose himself in the sleepy little town, he is not prepared for the powerful feelings Jaci stirs within him. 

As Jaci’s and Hunter’s worlds collide, neither is prepared to face the demons that haunt their pasts and hinder their future together, but for everything there is a season…even a time for healing.

Release Day Special offer! Purchase any edition of A Time for Healing, White Rose Publishing’s latest release, and receive a $5 WRP Gift Certificate FREE. Purchases must be made on 9 July 2010 to be eligible, so hurry before time runs out. http://bit.ly/9tE9DP

Stay tuned for more great books from White Rose Publishing authors!

Until later...take care & be Blessed.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Book Reviews

Good Morning Friends!

Things are wonderful up here at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera, TX.

I'll have another update soon, but for now I'd like to talk to you about the importance of posting a review of your favorite book or story....

As a reader, I don’t always rely on reviews or word-of-mouth in order to buy a book. After all, reading is subjective and not every book someone recommends is something I enjoy. Besides, I’ve been disappointed too many times.

But as an author, I love to receive those glowing 4 or 5 star reviews! This validates my work and builds confidence that I truly AM a writer. Even in a not-so-glowing review, I can normally find something positive to focus on.

Recently I found out just how important reviews are to an author’s recognition.

I heard through the grapevine that the more reviews a book or story on Amazon has, the more potential it has to become a “recommended read” when people do searches for specific genres, thereby increasing exposure. In researching I discovered that White Rose Publishing titles were not very easy to find while searching Amazon unless you knew the title and/or author. And then, the book(s) were buried so far in pages of other similar titles and authors, most folks would get tired looking for them.

So some of the White Rose authors banded together and began reviewing each other’s work.

Within days of this happening, most of the authors had 10 or more reviews. A few actually reached higher than twenty reviews before a week was up. But that’s not the best part.

The best part is, within days of us posting reviews of the books we’d already read and tagging each one with terms like White Rose Publishing, Inspirational Romance, and other identical words, White Rose titles began moving up in the ranks and were listed as an “also reviewed” or a “suggested product” similar book to some well known publications! If a search is done in the Kindle Store for “Christian Romance” about a 1/3 is WR titles where before you'd only get bonnet books and ones written by people whose last name was Christian.

This means that Amazon is automatically showing WR books to people who search, which may encourage them to buy our books!

So do your favorite author a favor and review his or her book on Amazon.

Remember - my latest story, In His Sight will be released on July 23rd but you can pre-order your copy today at White Rose Publishing!

Until later...take care & be Blessed!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Anne Patrick!

Hi Friends,

Please welcome Anne Patrick aka Kinzie Monroe once again to Saturday Spotlight with her latest book, Out of the Darkness....

Anne Patrick, author of ‘Sweet’ Edge of Your Seat Romantic Suspense, has penned more than a dozen novels. She’s a confessed suspense junkie with a bad habit of mixing chocolate and diet colas when writing which can, and often does, lead to mayhem. Anne has an alter ego by the name of Kinzie Monroe, who writes Inspirational Romance. Anne, you might say, is the dark side of Kinzie. Anne’s books may be darker in subject matter, but they all carry messages of hope and faith.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling to other countries to experience new cultures. She loves hearing from her readers and can be contacted through her website: http://www.annepatrick.weebly.com/

When former FBI profiler, Alex Michaels, is forced into hiding by the serial killer who murdered her twin sister and left her with a career ending injury, she begins to take stock of her life. Meeting up with an ex-pro football player who is also facing an uncertain future, Alex makes Royce McIntire an offer he can’t refuse. He needs a secretary for his failing trucking business and she needs a place where she can hide out for awhile.
Settling into her new life, far from the FBI, Alex is unaware that the serial killer is hot on her tracks, leaving a trail of death behind him. Weeks later, realizing that the man who haunts her dreams is still out there and that he won’t stop until he finds her, she has no choice but to come out of hiding.

The house was dark as Alex drove her car onto the lawn. She slammed the gearshift into park, pulled her gun from its holster, and jumped from the car. She swiped frantically at the tears in her eyes as she stepped cautiously to the front door and grasped the doorknob. ‘Please God…Please don’t let me be too late’. She grasped the doorknob. Her grip tightened on the 9mm as beads of perspiration formed on her forehead. Inside the entryway she reached out with her left hand to the light switch.

The knife came out of nowhere.

A sharp pain, followed by a burning sensation, seared up her right forearm. Her fingers immediately went numb and the gun dropped to the floor. She jabbed with her left arm, her clenched fist coming in contact with the jaw hidden behind a black ski mask.

The intruder retaliated with a punch to her right cheek that slammed her body back against the door. The room began to swirl, her knees grew weak. She struggled to stand on solid ground. With a fist full of hair, her head was jerked back as the attacker’s knee rammed her rib cage, forcing a gush of air from her lungs.

She cried out as her knees buckled and she dropped to the floor. Another blow to her rib cage knocked her back onto the floor. Her left arm pinned beneath her, she raised a bloody right arm toward the intruder and stared in horror at her hand dangling lifelessly.

With the full weight of his body pinning her to the floor she writhed beneath him trying to free her left arm.

“Fight me, Alex. Show me you’re not as weak as the rest.”

“I swear I’m going to kill you.” Using her feet as leverage, she tried to roll against him but she was no match for his strength.

He laughed. “Come on, Alex. Your sister put up a better fight than this.”

A sob escaped her lips. She could still hear her cries for help and the blood curdling screams of terror.

“Sorry you didn’t make it in time to say goodbye. But you’ll be with her soon enough.”

 Oh boy...gives me goosebumps!
Out of the Darkness is available now! Visig Anne's website for details.
Well friends, that's about all for now. Will see you again soon....IMW...take care & be blessed!