Showing posts from May, 2015

Discover The Taexali Games by Nancy Jardine

Today I'm delighted to welcome back a dear author friend, Nancy Jardine from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She has just released the first in a newYA time-travel series, The Taexali Games . Many congratulations! Over to Nancy... ~~~ Thank you for opening your blog to me to share the information about my latest novel! The Taexali Game officially launched on the 22 nd May 2015. The action of The Taexali Game — Book 1 of Nancy Jardine ’s   Rubidium Time Travel Series of Adventures for Middle Grade/YA readers (and anyone older who loves a good fast-paced yarn) — takes place in ‘Aberdeenshire, Scotland’ in AD 210, during the invasion of the legions of Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome. The local Taexali Celtic tribes of this far north in Britannia have already had dealings with the soldiers of Rome, back in AD 84, but they haven’t been good subjects. They’ve been causing such a lot of grief to the Governor of Britannia that the Ancient Roman Emperor, Septimius Severus, h

New chick-lit novel, The Truth About Ellen by Sarah Louise Smith

I'm delighted to welcome  Sarah Louise Smith , best-selling author of four fabulous chick-lit novels! She's currently celebrating the release of her latest, The Truth About Ellen – a foray into the world of dating pop-stars. What could possibly go wrong?!   Welcome, Sarah! ~~~ Firstly, thanks so much to Cathie for welcoming on her blog, and a big friendly hello to whomever reads this. If you’ve never heard of me before please check out my links below and come say hi on Twitter. So, I’m Sarah and I’m author of four chick-lit novels. My newest is The Truth About Ellen.   Ellen was a huge fan of pop group Four Ape when she was a teenager, especially gorgeous lead singer Jasper Ryan. We’ve all been there and (literally) bought the t-shirt, right? The band split up and Jasper had a huge successful solo career. Ellen even spent an evening with him once after following him to his hotel room. Now age 28, of course Ellen is over her celebrity crush. That is, until s

Missing Cornwall?

Are you suffering from the absence of Poldark?  Do you miss Cornwall and its handsome hero? I might have something for you. Silent Deception , a paranormal Victorian novella, is set in the beautiful, wind-swept county. So, take the beautiful Cornish countryside; an isolated, haunted manor; a young, headstrong heiress; and a handsome earl keen to uncover a family secret. You will discover a light, easy (though a little spooky) read for a cosy night in. ~~~ Blurb: Can a ghost scare off a young heiress determined to make her new manor her home?  Having inherited a family estate she’d never heard of, Minerva Goodridge travels to Cornwall to take charge of her new home. But fatal memories lurk in the shadows of Trekellis Manor. As the locals keep away from the house, Minnie accepts the help of a stranger. Can she trust him?  Gideon Drake, 8th Earl of Rothdale, is on a mission to uncover a family secret linked to Trekellis Manor. But the arrival of Minerva, the new owner, disrupts

Mystic Series Tour - Rosanne Bittner

Today, I welcome award-winning author, Rosanne Bittner, who is currently touring with her Mystic Series .  Welcome back, Rosanne! Over to you... ~~~ Many years ago I read an article in a flyer I receive from the Wind River Indian Reservation  that was about a stone medicine wheel on the top of Medicine Mountain in the Big Horn Mountains of northern Wyoming.  The article fascinated me because no one is certain which Native Americans built this medicine wheel, or even when.  At the top of a nearby mountain peak is a stone arrow pointing to the medicine wheel, which I found even more fascinating, because at the time someone created these places out of stones, there were no airplanes.  There would be no way to see the arrow pointing to the medicine wheel except from above.  Native Americans consider the medicine wheel sacred, believing only spirits from above would see it.  There is a central cairn, with spokes coming out to join in a circle of stones so that the entire site look