3/30/2018

Four Romances in one Exotic Set

DESERT DESIRES
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Love blossoms under the exotic desert sun 



ALWAYS YOU

Can love work the second time around?

Bea Morgan-Young always had excuses for her outrageous behaviour. In spite of Bea’s supportive brother and loving foster family, trouble just kept finding her. Even when Nigel Ashworth—Ash to his friends—had defended her, she’d only lashed out at him. When she runs into him ten years later, she’s settled down a bit, but still loves being the scandalous party girl, clubbing, and being the centre of attention. Though they’ve fallen in love, even his marriage proposal isn’t enough to make her compromise and move to Israel for Ash’s lucrative new job. Then one empowering weekend changes everything for Bea. Ash may be gone, but Bea’s determined to win him back. 


Ash is a master at solving problems for the hotels he works for, but he’s never solved the problem of Bea, the reckless wild child he’d fallen for. Now she’s back a year later, swearing she’s changed. Has the uncompromising party girl really grown up at last? Or is it just another lie when she tells him she wants a second chance at love?


FALLING FOR MR. WRONG 

When everybody’s got secrets, can love discover the truth?

All Tilly Walker wanted was a bit of independence from her overprotective family and small town life. But a high-profile scandal has turned her dream job into a nightmare, and Tilly's face is splashed over the front pages of the papers.

Now Tilly's on the run from the press. Her only ally is a handsome stranger, and Nate Morgan-Young quickly becomes the only one person she can rely on.

So what will happen when she learns Nate's secret? He’s a reporter. 

How will Nate convince Tilly he’s after more than just a smutty scandal? And for Tilly, why does it feel so right to be falling for Mr Wrong?

A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS IN JERUSALEM

When falling in love isn’t as easy as falling in love.

Australian project manager Kiara Lonsdale is career focussed and determined to provide and care for the grandmother who raised her. Taking time off work to vacation has never been high on her agenda, but this year she’s made an exception. She’s helping her gran fulfil a life-long dream by accompanying her on a Christmas to the Holy Land tour.

Jacques Lenoir and his extended family run tours in Israel and he’s committed to their business. Jacques feels responsible for his grandparents’ welfare since they risked their lives, and others’, as operatives in the French Resistance, during the War.

But over romantic dinners in the desert, camel rides, and mud baths at the Dead Sea, sparks fly between Kiara and Jacques. Will this only be a holiday romance or will a touch of Christmas magic make it last a lifetime?

ANOTHER MAGICAL CHRISTMAS IN JERUSALEM

He never wanted a family. She can’t live without hers. Can a dash of Christmas magic bring them together?

For Lucie Lenoir, being a tour guide in Jerusalem is part of the family business. And nothing means more to Lucie than family. She craves a child of her own, in spite of her infertility. Lucie has another secret desire: to be a romance novelist. But following that dream would be too disruptive to the family she adores.

Australian Tom Connor has come to Israel to attend a friend’s wedding and to pray for the healing of the one person he considers family, a woman who grew up with him in the foster care system. Along with surfing every day, Tom finds peace in helping troubled teens like he used to be.

The attraction between Lucie and Tom is instant and sizzling. In spite of their warm welcome, Tom finds Lucie’s big Christian family overwhelming. And he never wanted a child of his own. Can a man who never had a family and a woman who craves one write their own real-life Christmas romance?

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Multi published, award-winning Australian author, JOANNE DANNON, writes to give her readers the experience she loves to savor--indulging in a sigh-worthy-happily-ever-after, being swept away from the everyday by diving into a delicious romance novel. 

Joanne is a happily married mother of two heroes-in-training who loves spending time with friends and family. She can be found on Facebook and her website www.joannedannon.com chatting about reading, writing, cooking, vintage-inspired dresses and all things romantic.

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THE Q&A

ANGI: What’s your favorite thing about your book’s hero?
JOANNE:  This set has four heroes and they’re all unique and, devastatingly handsome. I love all my heroes but I have a soft spot for Tom Connor who’s a loner but able to overcome adversity, in such a positive and caring way. He’s just a to-die-for-romance-hero, and not because he’s handsome, stunning blue eyes and a hot bod from all the surfing he does ;)

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
JOANNE: I don’t have one favourite movie, but I do love When Harry Met Sally, Casablanca and Gladiator.

ANGI: What’s your perfect day?
JOANNE: Any day that I don’t have to cook, clean, do laundry or grocery shopping ;) if I get taken out for a meal, see friends, or spend time with my family then I’m super happy J

ANGI: Salad or soup?
JOANNE: Salad J I love soup too but love salads, especially with roasted vegies, spices and quinoa.

ANGI: Would you put yourself in a Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
JOANNE: Action adventure, especially if I had awesome fighting skills.

ANGI: Favorite TV rerun you watch every time you channel surf? 
JOANNE: Friends
ANGI: Favorite date night…fancy or at home? 
JOANNE: I work from home, so definitely a fancy night out, either as a family or date night with hubby!

ANGI: Champagne or Soda?
JOANNE:  Champagne :D

ANGI: Geek or Jock?
JOANNE: Geek…because it will complement my inner geek ;)

ANGI: The most daring thing you’ve ever done… Care to share?
JOANNE: I’m quiet and definitely not a party animal. For me, moving cities to date my boyfriend, who I later married was a massive step for me. I moved from my family and friends to a new city not knowing anyone.

ANGI’s GOTTA ASK:  Where is your favorite writing space & why?
JOANNE’S GOTTA ANSWER:  We’ve just renovated our home and just moved back in after 6 months. After years of writing on the kitchen table, I now have my own writing area and I love it. For Valentine’s Day, hubby bought me a wing-backed chair which is so beautiful and is the perfect place to hide away with tea, chocolate and a romance novel J
  
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AN UNEXPECTED FOREVER
August 2018

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3/29/2018

Get Lost in Sci-Fi Romance with author Tessa McFionn


To Discover a Divine
By Tessa McFionn
Rise of the Stria Book 1

Sci-Fi Romance from Fiery Seas Publishing

When Kahlym cal Jhuen, freedom-fighting leader of the Chandar Stria, breaks into a prison ship controlled by the Rimmarian Thrall, he only expected to rescue two of his crew. But when he discovers a terrified female during his escape, he is immediately captivated by her unique beauty and makes a snap decision to take her with him. However, his good deed backfires when he learns he has stolen the Thrall Emperor’s prize.

Down to her last dollar, Evainne Wagner expected nothing out of the ordinary when she stepped out of her Boston apartment. Instead, she found herself in the middle of an intergalactic firefight, complete with strange soldiers with deadly weapons pointed directly at her. Salvation arrives in the nick of time in the form of a mysterious leather-clad warrior, skidding in and whisking her away. Trusting her heart, she follows, hoping to find answers as well as a way home.

Safely on board his ship, he learns more about her and her rare skills, triggering the memory of a half-forgotten prophecy spoken at the time of his cursed birth. Outcast because of a cruel twist of fate, he finds unexpected acceptance, even affection, from his new passenger.

Could she be the one who holds the future of his people, as well as his own heart, in her tender hands?

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Excerpt from To Discover a Divine by Tessa McFionn

    Kahlym froze, his voice just as locked as his fingers. He gaped, words unwilling to fall from his mute tongue. “I shall endeavor never to break my word to you, Lady Evainne.”
Her soft fingertips brushed against the back of his hand, lightning chasing the timid touch through his blood as she shook her head.
    “No, please. I just want you to treat me like you did before all this weirdness. I’m nothing holy or special or anything like that. What I am is scared and confused, and I don’t understand anything that’s going on around me. I... I could really use a friend right now, someone to tell me how to survive here until...”
    Her pause caught him off guard. He trailed his knuckles against her jaw, marveling in the sensation of her soft satiny skin.
    “Until we can find you a way home.” The words hurt his heart to utter, but he had to know how she intended to end that thought.
    She sighed heavily, blinking at him, her full and lush lips parted. Blood pounded loudly in his ears as he stared hungrily at her, and rational logic fled from his brain. He would dare the fires of Mordan’s realm for just a sampling, and if his immortal soul be damned for it, he would pay the price gladly.
    “Goddess forgive me,” he whispered, slanting his mouth over hers, unable to withstand the temptation any longer. He sampled her petal-soft lips and threaded his fingers through her flowing tresses of bloodwine. She moaned against his tender onslaught and dropped her jaw, inviting him further inside. Growling in primal joy, he slid his tongue into her welcoming mouth, surprised and spurred on by her equaling eagerness. Their tongues twisted and dueled as he trailed his hands across her thinly veiled back. She met him passion for passion. Her hands gripped his shoulders and she crawled from her place of safety to sit straddling his hips.
    As she wrapped her legs around his waist, he clenched his eyes shut, his mind screaming for him to stop this before he truly was damned beyond all hope. With control he scarcely believed possible, he gently broke the seal of their kiss, his hands cradling her face and he pulled away.
    Air rushed in and out of his lungs in loud gasps, and a thin sheen of sweat covered his forehead. When he peeled open his eyes, he found her state just as flustered. Her long lashes hid her deep brown eyes from him, and her breath tickled his chest as she panted heavily.
    “I apologize for my loss of—” Her breathy laughter filled the room, tinkling like bells in the cool morning breeze.
    “Oh no, you don’t. I am not going to let you apologize for that.” The dark, feathery crescents fluttered upward, and she fixed him with passion-darkened eyes. “The only thing you can apologize for is maybe for stopping when you did.”



Tessa McFionn is a very native Californian and has called Southern California home for most of her life, growing up in San Diego and attending college in Northern California and Orange County, only to return to San Diego to work as a teacher. Insatiably curious and imaginative, she loves to learn and discover, making her wicked knowledge of trivial facts an unwelcomed guest at many Trivial Pursuit boards.

When not writing, she can be found at the movies or at Disneyland with her husband, as well as family, friends or anyone who wants to play at the Happiest Place on Earth. She also finds her artistic soul fed through her passions for theatre, dance and music.

A proud parent of far too many high school seniors and two still living house plants, she also enjoys hockey, reading and playing Words With Friends to keep her vocabulary sharp. She is currently the treasurer of the San Diego chapter of Romance Writers of America and loves spending time working with such amazingly intelligent and creative writers.

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3/28/2018

DOUBLE RITA NOMINEE Priscilla Oliveras


HER PERFECT AFFAIR
Matched to Perfection #2

The Fernandez sisters have always had big dreams, and the talent and drive to pursue them. And in this sunny, spicy new series, each one will discover that success is that much sweeter when love follows . . .
 
Rosa Fernandez doesn’t act on impulse—she’s the responsible one, planning her career with precision, finally landing a job as the librarian at conservative Queen of Peace Academy, confining her strongest emotions to her secret poetry journal. But she’s been harboring a secret crush on dreamy Jeremy Taylor, and after one dance with him at her sister’s wedding, Rosa longs to let loose for the first time. She deserves some fun, after all. So what if she doesn’t have a shot with Jeremy, not with his wealthy pedigree and high profile lifestyle. But one dance leads to one kiss, and soon Rosa is head-over-heels . . .
 
The adopted son of a prominent Chicago lawyer, Jeremy has a lot to live up to—especially with his birth father in prison—the perfect example of a bad example. With a big promotion and a move to Japan in the works, Jeremy is worlds away from settling down. But sweet, steady Rosa is a temptation he doesn’t want to deny himself, at least for now. Yet when their simple fling turns complicated, everything they’ve both worked for is threatened—except the red-hot intimacy they’ve found together. Can forever really grow from just-for-now?

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PRISCILLA OLIVERAS is a 2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. Her debut release, His Perfect Partner, and the second book in her Matched to Perfection series, Her Perfect Affair, both earned Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Since earning an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, she serves as English adjunct faculty at her local college and teaches an on-line course titled “Romance Writing” for ed2go. Priscilla is a sports fan, a beach lover, a half-marathon runner and a consummate traveler who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock. To follow along on her fun-filled and hectic life, connect on social media.
 
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THE Q&A   
ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
PRISCILLA:  The easiest answer would be “as often as possible.” :-D One of the best feelings is when the words for my current manuscript starts to flow and I’m in good rhythm with my characters. When that happens, all I want to do is get lost in their world and forget about real life responsibilities. When I’m not writing, I’m enjoying another author’s work. Reading other romance novels inspires me. When I read another novel that moves me, stays with me…it makes me want to get back to my work with the goal of hopefully eliciting a similar reaction in one of my readers.

ANGI: Who's your celebrity crush and why?
PRISCILLA:  Oooh, this question made me giggle like a teen with a secret crush…I’d probably have to say Nicholas Gonzalez, who happens to be the inspiration for Diego, Lilí’s hero in book 3 of my Matched to Perfection series, Their Perfect Melody.  He’s definitely someone I wouldn’t mind spending a little time with.  Maybe dinner and drinks, followed by a little salsa dancing.  Or, chatting over frozen yogurt.

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
PRISCILLA:  Is it okay to say Wonder Woman? I mean, she’s a cartoon, a staple in comic books, and a real life superhero! The Wonder Woman film with Gal Gadot ROCKED! She showed how a superhero can combine strength, heart, determination, and kick-butt tenacity to fight the bad guys and ensure that love and good wins. Just like our romance heroines do. And I mean, who wouldn’t wanna look that amazing in her outfit while beating bad guys? :-D

ANGI: What’s your favorite thing about your book’s hero?
PRISCILLA:  Aw, Jeremy’s good heart and desire to make his family proud are two of my favorite traits about him. The way he notices the little things that make Rosa happy and makes a point to do them for her—like driving out of his way to get a cup of café con leche from her favorite place when he knew she had a long night of work on her masters thesis.

ANGI: High Heels or Hiking Boots?
PRISCILLA:  Hmm, probably running shoes with heels for dancing a close second. Exercise helps me stay sane; running helps me brainstorm or think through situations when I’m feeling “stuck” with a scene. Salsa dancing is a fun emotional well refilling activity that I rarely pass up or hate to miss because it gets me energized and burns calories while I’m laughing and having a great time with familia and friends.

ANGI: Got a favorite song? What makes it special?
PRISCILLA:  Right now I’m pretty much crushing on Ed Sheerhan’s duet with Andrea Bocceli, “Perfect Symphony”—it’s one of the songs that inspired me while writing Resort to Love, Sofia and Nate’s story for the Paradise Key series (out May 2018). The lyrics, the swell and fall of the orchestra…it’s like they fill my soul with a rush of emotion. Kind of how I envision my characters feeling when they’re with each other and all is right in their world.

ANGI: How did you come up with the idea for your sister series?
PRISCILLA:  Everything started with Yazmine. Then probably without me even realizing it on a conscious level, but because I have three daughters, as I started talking with Yaz she mentioned her two sisters. The more I learned about Rosa and Lilí, as well as the girls’ Papi and Mami, I knew I wanted to tell their stories so I could spend more time with their familia.

ANGI: Favorite inspiration
PRISCILLA:  When I’m writing, it’s music. I listen to a Pandora radio station I created called Luis Miguel Radio—it’s filled with romances/love songs that my parents and their parents listened to along with more contemporary ones. Putting on my ear phones, having Luis Miguel, Chayanne, Prince Royce, Mana, Juanes, Alejandro Fernandez, Ricardo Arjona and others crooning in my ear…let’s just say it definitely puts me in a romance writing mood.

ANGI’s GOTTA ASK:  Can you show us your writing space? Why to you like writing here? 
PRISCILLA’S GOTTA ANSWER:  This pic shows one of my many writing spaces at home, thanks to my travel standing desk and a travel lap pad I have. It’s wonderful to go from our in-door office, to a beautiful writing desk my brother made for me that’s in our enclosed lanai, to this spot in our covered porch in the back yard. Being mobile allows me to feel like I’m not cooped up in one spot all the time. And on days when the whether is beautiful and I’m wishing I was outside having fun, but a deadline is looming, going out to our covered porch with my goldendoodle Addi and my characters (on the screen) is like going outside to play with friends.  :-D

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RESORT TO LOVE
Paradise Key series, #3
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THEIR PERFECT MELODY
Matched to Perfection series, #3
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HOLIDAY HOMERUN
Season to Celebrate, 
Fern Michaels holiday anthology with 
Kate Pearce and Donna Kauffman
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PREVIOUSLY RELEASED by PRISCILLA:
HIS PERFECT PARTNER
Matched to Perfection #1
2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist

Three very different Latina sisters. Three dazzling talents with ambition—and passion—to burn. And in this warm-hearted, sexy new series, three chances to figure out if the path to success can also lead to lasting love . . .
 
Ad executive Tomás Garcia shouldn't even be thinking about his daughter’s alluring dance teacher, Yazmine Fernandez. Burned by a shattering divorce, he's laser-focused on his career—and giving his young daughter, Maria, the secure home she deserves. Plus, he's certain that with her talent, Yaz will be leaving Chicago and heading back to Broadway as soon as she can. But Yaz's generous spirit and caring concern are sparking a desire Tomás can't resist—and doesn't want to let go . . .
 
For Yaz, good-looking workaholics like Tomás simply can't be part of her life ever again. She owes it to herself to get back her confidence and fulfill the dreams her papá could not. She's glad to spend time with Maria—and taste the family life she feels she can never have. And she’s sure that she and Tomás can keep their attraction under control because there's so much at stake. But each unexpected intimacy, each self-revelation, makes the fire between them grow hotter with every step—and every risk to their hearts . . .
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3/27/2018

E.E. Burke's Best of the West: Take a gamble on this new release from Bestselling Author Becky Lower


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When Elise Lafontaine spies her father’s missing saddlebag with its all-important papers slung over the shoulder of a man boarding a riverboat, she follows him, hoping to retrieve the contents. Her plans come to an abrupt halt when she is declined entry to the boat, since she is an unaccompanied female. 

From his perch on the top deck, handsome riverboat gambler James Garnett witnesses her denied entry. When she shoots him a look of desperation, how can he resist those deep blue eyes and beautiful face? Of course, he comes to her rescue, pretending she is his fiancée—and she is allowed aboard. 

Begrudgingly, Elise accepts James’s offer of help to win back the saddlebag and the papers by having him play poker on her behalf, certain the thieving Confederate brothers who stole the bag will lose everything to James. But can Elise be happy with only the saddlebag and its contents? Or has she already lost her heart to the dangerous gambler? 

After a sultry kiss, Elise steals his money and the papers and jumps overboard. Then the games truly begin. Now, Elise stands at the biggest crossroads of her life—will she go her own way, fiercely independent and alone? Or will she wager everything on the man who holds her heart--GAMBLING ON FOREVER?

Here's an excerpt

“Delta Queen, here I come,” she whispered, hoping she wasn’t making the biggest mistake of her life. She could handle wide-open spaces, and campfires under the stars while rounding up wild horses, but on a big, beautiful large riverboat, a floating palace? This would definitely be a challenge for her, since she’d have to act as a refined lady. She touched her whip again and hoped she wouldn’t need to unfurl it. The nerves tightening in her stomach told her she had just entered uncharted territory and the hairs on her neck prickled again. Never a good sign.
She followed the two men up the gangplank, her fingers itching to yank her father’s saddlebag from the shoulder of the one man. She’d need to be patient and choose the best time to steal it back, and the moment of boarding would not be the best time. Better to wait until they were underway, floating down the Mississippi. Then, those two couldn’t get away. She’d nab it when they weren’t looking, just as they’d taken it from her father. Then, she’d jump overboard and be gone before morning. She took a deep breath and fisted her hands to prevent them from reaching for the bag.
The pair paid the steward for passage on the freight deck, which meant they were saving most of her father’s money for the gaming tables if they were willing to give up a bed in favor of sleeping on top of cotton and tobacco bales. She hoped she had enough money for an actual stateroom.
“Are you with the gentlemen?” The steward asked, raking his gaze over her before glancing at the men.
“Those two?” Elise pointed to the men still standing close by. “No, sir. I’m traveling alone and I’d like a stateroom, please, if the fare isn’t too much.”
The steward seemed confused. “Ma’am, I’m sorry. Our policy is to allow women aboard only if they are accompanied by a gentleman.”
“That’s preposterous!” Elise tried for a smile, hoping to charm the steward. “My money’s as good as any gentleman’s.”
“Your money is not the issue, ma’am. We don’t allow unaccompanied ladies on board. It’s company policy.” The steward clutched his papers to his chest, unaffected by her smile.
One clean-shaven, well-dressed man stood on the top deck, calmly smoking a cheroot and stroking the black string tie around his neck as he surveyed the crowd coming aboard. Elise pleaded with her eyes for the man to take action. She might be going from the frying pan into the fire but at least he’d taken a bath in the past year. She’d take her chances. She only hoped he would.

Meet Becky


Amazon best-selling author Becky Lower has traveled the United States in search of great settings for her novels. She loves to write about two people finding each other and falling in love amid the backdrop of a great setting, be it in America on a covered wagon headed west or in Regency England. Her Cotillion Ball Series features the nine children from an upscale New York family prior to and during the Civil War. Her first Regency, A Regency Yuletide, received the Crowned Heart and has been nominated for the prestigious RONE award from InD’Tale Magazine. A regular contributor to USA Today’s Happy Ever After section, her books have been featured in the column on ten separate occasions. Becky loves to hear from her readers at beckylowerauthor@gmail.com. Visit her website at www.beckylowerauthor.com

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EE: What is the first story you remember writing?  
Becky: I skipped over scribbling stories and went straight to writing screenplays. The first one I remember is a script for the TV show, Bonanza. I was twelve. My first rejection slip was very sweet and they encouraged me to keep writing. The second play I remember was in high school English class. We were supposed to act out a part of Canterbury Tales. I was so shy I didn’t want to get up in front of the class and make a fool of myself, so I decided to turn Canterbury Tales into a comedy. I wrote the script, everyone else in my group acted it out. We got an A.

EE: Be honest, when reading, do you put yourself in the heroine’s role? 
Becky: Not when I’m reading, but when I’m writing a heroine, I find myself getting lost in her character. I’m not saying I’m like my heroines, but I wish I was. The stronger they are, the better I like them.

EE: What’s the first thing you do when you finish writing a book? 
Becky: I think I’ve found a new answer to this one. I’m in the process of moving to a new state, and have not been able to work at my desk for two months. Between the local library and my friend’s dining room table, I’ve managed to finish a final draft of my next book. I noticed some unusual neck and shoulder pain, so I treated myself to a mini-massage the other day. It felt so good, it may become my new tradition.

EE: Which of your characters would you most like to invite to dinner? 
Becky: I’d love to have James Garnett from Gambling On Forever at my table. He was so much fun to write and, as my publisher said, “I'm a sucker for a gambling man! And a SPY, too? Be still my heart!” There’s something about a man who gives good smirk that sets my heart aflutter.

EE: What one thing about your hero drives the heroine crazy?  
Becky: He carries in his pocket an embroidered handkerchief from an old love. He knows the heroine is irritated by it, and by the sentiment attached to it, so every chance he gets to take it out and play with it in front of her, he does.

EE: What has been your most rewarding publishing moment? 
Becky: As I mentioned, I’m in the process of moving. It’s been a very difficult move. I’ve cycled through four different real estate agents, made multiple trips to the area I’ve honed in on, and have spent months in a state of limbo. I finally found an agent willing to work for me. I contacted her in desperation after one more failed trip. I had two days left until I was to return to my friend’s home, and this agent and I emailed back and forth for half a day. Then, she called me and said it had taken her a while to put it together, but she had read one of my books and loved it! A true fangirl moment. Then, when I called a mortgage lender, one of the ladies in his office also had read one of my books. It seems like I’m moving to the right area.

EE: What drew you to write in the genre you do? 
Becky: Obviously, Bonanza is what got me started on westerns. Then there was the family story about being part Indian, which my DNA results disproved, but it sparked my curiosity during my teens. Finally, Zane Grey’s books. I read all his westerns and loved them, especially the ones where the woman had to dress as a boy.  I recently contracted with a publisher to write a Regency series, but I haven’t abandoned my western roots entirely.  The first book in the Flower Girl series features a hero who is an American traveling to England to buy roses for the grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The second book’s heroine is in charge of a landscaping crew for her father’s business and she dresses in men’s clothing and has cut her hair short. Zane Grey lives on.


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