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Tuesday, January 30

Review Catch Up Marathon!: The Legacy by Michael Phillips


Bethany House; 464 pages; $15.99; Amazon

Since I'm up late at night drinking a cup of coffee, I decided to write my review for The Legacy by Michael Phillips, which is the third novel in the Secrets of the Shetlands series.  I had read this last year, but never got around to writing the review for it; so here I am finally writing my thoughts about it.

The Legacy continues the story of Loni Ford, a woman from Washington, D.C., who believes she has inherited some property from a long-distant relative in the Shetland Islands. However, upon arriving she learns she's inherited the entire island of Whales Reef!

Let's just say that the locals don't care much for her, as they would have preferred the island to be left in the hands of David Tulloch. To make a long story short, David and Loni fell in love towards the end of the second book, The Cottage. While the characters are front and center in The Legacy, there's another love story here; one that involves Lori's great-grandparents, Brogan Tulloch and Emily Hanson.



Final Thoughts

Sheena: Queen of the Jungle Collection DVD Review

PG; 29 hours 25 minutes; $14.98

I think I need to have my head examined, as I could of sworn that I had already written a review for Sheena: Queen of the Jungle Collection DVD set, but to my own dismay, I was completely wrong.

Anyway, the Sheena: Queen of the Jungle Collection DVD set was released to DVD last fall by Mill Creek Entertainment. The six disc set features the 1984 feature film Sheena and all 35 episodes from the 2000-2002 series. As added bonus, there are five episodes from the 1955-1956 series Sheena: Queen of the Jungle.

Created by Will Eisner and Jerry Iger, Sheena first debuted as a comic book character in by Fiction House during the late 1930s. The character was basically the female version of Tarzan. Sheena was forced to grow up in the African jungle after her parents were killed. she has the ability to communicate with animals, and spends most her time saving the jungle from bad guys.

Sheena was turned into a short-lived television series starring model Irish McCalla, which wasn't well received by critics or viewers. Sheena wouldn't get a feature film movie until 1984's Sheena, which was directed by John Guillermin and starred Tanya Roberts as the queen of the jungle. Despite a decent budget, the film was held down by a campy, uneven script. Upon it's release, it became a critical and box-office flop. It was even nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards! However, like most films from the 1980s, Sheena has found a cult following over the years.

Sheena was revived as a television series in 2000 starring Gena Lee Nolin, but thanks to cheap special effects, bad scripts, and wooden acting, the series only lasted two seasons.





Final Thoughts

Book Tour & Giveaway: Girl Divided


Girl Divided
by Willow Rose
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy


They think she's a monster, but she's their only hope…

In a divided nation, 14-year-old Jetta belongs nowhere. Her face is split right down the middle: half-black and half-white. The non-white residents of her New Orleans camp call her a demon. The white oppressors who took over during the 2nd American Civil War have called her much worse…
After years as an outcast, Jetta uncovers her true heritage as the daughter of an African storm god and a Finnish death goddess. As she attempts to harness her terrible new abilities to turn the tide in the war, trouble comes to those she tries to help. Only Jetta has the power to heal her divided homeland… or destroy everything in her path…
Girl Divided is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel infused with magical forces. If you like immersive worlds, strong characters, and a tale that reads like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King combined, then you'll love Willow Rose's provocative story.
**On Sale for .99 cents!**




Book Blast: BEYOND JERUSALEM





What's the book about?

Nicolina Fabiani and David Baron team up once again to save Jerusalem from itself.

Now David is faced with an impossible choice.
Duty on the one hand, love on the other.
What choice will he make?

 In the Eternal struggle for Palestine, David wages war, and Lina the journalist, covers it.



Here's a sneak peak!


“I need you here in Tel Aviv now,” the voice barked in his ear.

“When?”

“Today.”

“This will play havoc with my lectures.”

“Tough, get here.”

David sighed and disconnected. His Unit Commander in the Operations Branch of The Institute, the Israeli Intelligence Agency, was of the opinion that his agents had no personal life. They belonged to him body and soul. Any other commitment was an inconvenience.

“What is it?” Lina sat up and scooted across the bed towards him.

 “Avron. Wants me in Tel Aviv today.” He ran his hand through his hair.


Giveaway

Book Tour & Giveaway: Myths and Magic


Myths and Magic
An Epic Fantasy and Speculative Fiction Boxed Set
by
K.N. Lee
Bec McMaster
Calinda B
Jayne Fury
Lori Titus
Jessica Cage
Jeffrey Bardwell
LC Ireland
Kara Jaynes
Jessica West
Alex H. Singh
Alledria Hurt
Caroline A. Gill
Mary Bernsen
CI Black
Terri Bruce

16 Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels by 16 New York Times, USA Today, and Award-winning and Break Out Authors!

There is adventure out there … if you’re brave enough to risk it. 

Explore worlds of darkness, danger, and magic in sixteen exclusive fantasy and science fiction novels, available for a limited time. There are tough choices to be made and dastardly villains to outwit in this breath-taking collection that will have you at the edge of your seat. 

Plucky heroes and devastating anti-heroes face off against demons, spirits, shifters, witches, and more in this limited-edition arrangement that features a satisfying combination of epic fantasy, science fiction, romance, urban fantasy, sword and sorcery, and more!

This killer deal won’t last forever, so grab your copy today!




Monday, January 29

Interview & Giveaway with Dani Harper


Now available to purchase on Amazon from Montlake Romance is Storm Crossed, book 4 in the Grimm Series, by Dani Harper.



What's your writing routine? Do you write in the mornings, nights, daily, or when the mood strikes you?

Mornings are often the best, right around 5:30 or 6. I can write for a long stretch then. I think it’s because my brain is awake (yes, I’m one of those annoying “morning people” – providing there’s COFFEE!). The rest of the day, writing has to compete with daily life. Lately, my brain has been getting a “second wind” for a writing stretch at around 8:00 at night, and my hubs kindly puts on earphones to listen to the TV so I can have some quiet time.

When I’m not writing, however, I’m always, always, ALWAYS thinking about the story.

What’s the most difficult thing about writing for you?

Physically, it’s making sure that I get up from the laptop regularly and move around! Luckily I have a flock of chickens that get me outdoors a few times a day. I also spend time daily on my exercise bike – I look forward to it because I allow myself to read my favorite novels there! Needless to say, I often end up biking much longer than planned…

As far as the actual writing goes, the trouble starts when the characters abandon the storyline I’d so carefully planned, and head off in another direction. I often feel like I’m running after them, yelling “Wait, I thought we were going to do (fill in the blank)” or “Hey, you can’t do that!” Sometimes I end up written into a corner for a while… It all works out in the end, thank goodness, as soon as I stop struggling and really listen to my characters. They often take the story to places I hadn’t even imagined. They surprise me, and the story is better for it.

What’s your favorite non-essential item on your desk?

I’ve always loved things that make me smile – stuffed chickens, ceramic gnomes, space aliens, rubber brains, etc. But ever since I started the Grim series, I’ve noticed more metaphysical and fantasy items have made a home for themselves on my desk: crystals and rocks, decks of tarot cards, a tiny statue of a mechanical dragon. My absolute FAVORITE is a small figurine of a winged black horse (see the photo!). My sister found it when we were shopping together, and it reminded me SO much of something that one of my characters would ride in the Wild Hunt. My imagination starts revving every time I see it!

Which one character out of all your books was your favorite to write about?

Sunday, January 28

Review Catch Up Marathon!: The Cottage by Michael Phillips


Bethany House; 416 pages; $14.99; Amazon

After a week of dealing with a sore throat and the flu, I'm continuing my quest of finishing all my need-to-be read books. The good news is that I have reread all of those books this month, but now I need to write all the reviews for them.

Up first is my review for The Cottage, book two in the Secrets of the Shetlands series, by Michael Phillips. Some of you might recall me reviewing the first book in the series, The Inheritance, a few years ago. You can read my review for it here.

The Cottage centers on Loni Ford, a woman who has inherited some property from a distant ancestor that's located in the Shetland Islands. Her intentions is to sell the property as quickly as possible, but she changes her mind once she laid eyes on "the Cottage." Plus, she finds out that she has inherited the entire island of Whales Reef.

The locals aren't thrilled that an American woman is heir to "the Cottage." They all believe that David Tulloch is rightful heir to the estate. Her decision to stay upsets a local fisherman named Hardy Tulloch (David's cousin), who wants to claim the island for himself, as he has a few oil investors interested in the land.



Final Thoughts

Saturday, January 27

Cute & Simple Valentine's Day Gift Ideas!


Believe it or not! Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away. If your on a budget, then you probably can't afford to give your loved ones diamonds and roses. This year, I've teamed up with Oriental Trading to provide you with a few Cute & Simple Valentine's Day Gift Ideas that are very affordable. All the products featured in this post can be purchased on the Oriental Trading's 2018 Valentine's Day Party Supply landing page.


Notebooks, Bookmarks, & Pencils!

Many people, young and old, love to write in journals and diaries. I recommend giving them the Fuzzy Valentine Notepads (retails for $14.99, but it's currently on sale for $11.98). The 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" notepads have 30 blank pages. The cover is made out of a fuzzy material. One package comes with 6 notepads; three notepads have hearts on the cover and the other three have a swirl design.

If you're going to give a journal as as gift, then I recommending getting some writing utensils to go with it. Oriental Trading has gobs of pencils and pens to choose from, but for this post I went with the Valentine Monster Pencils (retails for $4.49), which comes in a package of 24 pencils. Each pencil has a cute little monster on it along with a heart-shaped saying, such as "Eye Like You."

You might need to mark what page you're on in your journal, so I'm recommending giving a bookmark along with the notepads and pencils. As you can see in the photo above, I picked out the Peanuts Valentine Bookmarks (retails for $4.29), which comes in a package of 24 bookmarks, featuring either Snoopy, Charlie Brown, or Lucy.  There are five different sayings, "Be a Friend," "Be Sweet," "Be Mine," "Be Kind,"Be My Valentine," or "Be Huggy." The back of the bookmarks have a "To:" and "From:" spots.

Chocolate Roses

If you can't afford to give roses as a Valentine's gift, then your next logical step is to give a box of candy. Or you could give a mixture of both.

Pictured above are the Red Foil-Wrapped Chocolate Candy Roses (retails for $11.99, but is on sale for $8.98 per dozen). Each rose has a 14" plastic stem with leaves and a 2" chocolate rose that is wrapped in red foil. The chocolate rose is hollow and has a nice rich flavor.

Bears & Pillows

Besides candy and roses, one of the most popular Valentine's gift is a teddy bear. Prices and sizes of teddy bears vary, some are expensive and others are affordable. Oriental Trading has a cute 15" Valentine Stuffed Polar Bear that's currently on sale for $4.78. The white fluffy bear is wearing a bow-tie and is holding a red heart that says,"I love you."

Then there's the Red Heart Chenille Pillow (retails for $11.99) that would make a great gift. It measures 14"L x 14"W and features a chenille front and felt backing.

Angels

Friday, January 26

Book Blogger Hop: January 26th - February 1st




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Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

  This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews.


Do you ever go back to older posts and change things?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer:

Once in a great while I will go back and make a few changes on older posts.


Linky List:

Book Tour & Giveaway: The Wizard's Bones


The Wizard’s Bones
Dark Deeds and Black Magic Series Book 1
by Luke Ahearn
Genre: Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
Pages: 66

In the tradition of Fritz Leiber and Robert Howard this is a gritty tale of traditional sword and sorcery. 

A dark twisted youth and his voluptuous lover tackle the one thing they sought to avoid, responsibility. In the dangerous streets of Kingspoint they play at thievery, love making, and adventure seeking.




Book Tour & Giveaway: My Favorite Story


My Favorite Story Podcast Anthology
Genre: Horror Short Stories

Project Entertainment Network Presents... My Favorite Story

Fifteen podcast hosts and authors share their favorite short story they've ever written…




Spirits by James A. Moore
Two strangers brought together by tragedy are haunted by ghosts of the past.

The Tin Box by Kelli Owen
After the death of their grandma, siblings make a macabre discovery amongst her belongings. Some secrets were meant to go to the grave...

Short Straw by Jay Wilburn
After drawing the short straw, the youngest son is delegated to wake every year to monitor his sleeping family after an apocalypse forced them into bunkers. But there’s something else out there…..with claws.

The Rag and Bone Man by John Urbancik
The Rag and Bone Man wanders—buying, selling, finding and collecting. He always has what you need. He always finds what he wants. Or does he have what you want and finds what he needs?

The Priest by Jaimie Engle
A fallen angel hopes to redeem himself and battles demons in a western town so he can return to Heaven one day.

Seven Eight One Five Four by Amber Fallon
Some habits are hard to forget...even when you’re undead.

Kins by Mary SanGiovanni
Reality takes a dark twist for one man once the mannequins start appearing...

Rainforest of Bones by Armand Rosamilia
A reporter searches out a missing professor deep in the jungles of Brazil – where the skeleton in his closet told him to go.

Put On a Happy Face by Christopher Golden
A clown’s wish to be the funniest clown in the circus has dire consequences.

Mr. Giggles by Frank J. Edler
In the realm of demons, their boogeyman wants a hug and is called Mr. Giggles.

M.EN.TOR. By Thomas R. Clark
An injured soldier gets an experimental chip implanted in his brain with homicidal tendencies.

I Sing A New Psalm by Brian Keene
A man asks the question of how God can give love only to take it away, and he decides on terrible and violent answer.

Dandelion Yellow by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
When a young girl can’t find her favorite yellow crayons, the world takes on a dark and disquieting cast.

Dead Beckoning by Chuck Buda
A young man challenges demons to a game of poker with his friend’s life up for bet.

Pegleg and Paddy Save the World by Jonathan Maberry
The Great Chicago Fire wasn't caused by the cow.....they were trying to kill what ate the cow.




With over a dozen diverse podcasts and growing each month, our aim at P.E.N. is to offer great content for listeners for free. With podcasts on horror writing, publishing, interviews, pro wrestling, heavy metal, bizarre fiction, the occult, cooking, book reviews, radio dramas, horror films and so much more… we want to be your one stop for excellent podcasts!

So grab your headphones and listen in! All the cool kids are doing it!

Thursday, January 25

The Deuce: The Complete First Season Digital HD Review



Now available on Digital HD from HBO Home Entertainment is the 1970s drama The Deuce: The Complete First Season, featuring all 8 episodes. Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, the series stars James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Gary Carr, Chris Coy, Dominique Fishback, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Margarita Levieva, Emily Meade, Natalie Paul, and Michael Rispoli. It will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 13, 2018.

Set in New York City during the early 1970s, the series centers on a variety of characters that get caught up in the gritty world of sex, crime, and the rising porn industry.

James Fransco plays dual roles as Vincent and Frankie Martino, twin brothers from Brooklyn, who end up working as fronts for the mob. The series focuses on multiple characters, such as prostitutes Eileen "Candy" Merrell (played by Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Lori (played by Emily Meade), the Martino's brother-in-law Bobby Dwyer (played by Chris Bauer), and an ex-college student turned waitress Abigail "Abby" Parker (played by Margarita Levieva). 

Digital HD special features include:
  • The Deuce in Focus- Delve inside The Deuce with Michelle MacLaren, James Franco and Roxann Dawson as they talk about bringing the show to life.
  • The Wild West: New York in the Early '70s- Head back in time in this featurette that focuses on the frontier of the pornography business--New York City in the early 1970s--with the cast and crew of The Deuce. Creators David Simon and George Pelecanos plus James Franco and his co-stars open up about this unique period in NYC history as porn moved from the street to the mainstream screen.

Final Thoughts

Woody Woodpecker DVD Giveaway


Arriving on DVD, Digital, and On Demand from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is the family comedy WOODY WOODPECKER.


Directed by Alex Zamm (Inspector Gadget 2, The Little Rascals Save the Day), Woody Woodpecker stars Timothy Omundson (“Psych”), Thaila Ayala (“Rio Heat”), Graham Verchere (“Fargo”) Jordana Largy (Monster Trucks) and Eric Bauza (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), as the voice of Woody. The Woody Woodpecker DVD and digital features deleted scenes and an exclusive inside look at the making of the film as well as the evolution of Woody’s iconic cartoon character.



DVD Special Features include:
  • Guess Who? The Evolution of WoodyWoody Woodpecker is one of the world’s most iconic animated characters. In this featurette, we explore how Woody’s look and personality have changed since his introduction in 1940. 
  • The Making of Woody Woodpecker – Filmmakers and cast discuss why this version of the Woody character is so appealing and how his brand of physical humor translates across audiences. 
  • Working with Woody Filmmakers, cast and crew reveal the specific challenges of filming a movie whose main character is CGI.



Giveaway Details

Book Tour & Giveaway: Mjolnir


Mjolnir
by Brian James
Genre: Urban Fantasy

The Viking gods have been banished from Asgard by Odin. Today they make the best of life on Earth. Thor is a professional athlete, Freya a prostitute, and Loki sells cheap products on QVC. Lurking in the background of their lives is a prophecy; one that declares that their time is at an end. Ragnarok is about to throw the gods into a state of civil war and the one who controls the hammer of Thor may be able to change the arc of destiny.



Book Tour & Giveaway: Krista Ames Cowboy Romances


Take Me Home, Cowboy
A Story in the Cowboy, Mine Boxset
by Krista Ames

Can two headstrong wills win out?

Ally Kincaid returns to Rock Creek, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with Matt Gentry--her father's foreman--instead. The man's arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he's hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?




**Get 6 full stories in the Cowboy,Mine Boxset for only .99 cents!!**




In a Cowboy's Arms
A Story in the Cowboy, Yours Boxset
by Krista Ames

*Sequel to Take Me Home Cowboy

Growing up on a farm with three brothers, Lacey Connelley was not attracted to Cowboys in the slightest. Wannabe cowboy Jordan Cross is the glitch she never expected and he's determined to prove her wrong about him. 

**Get 6 full stories in the Cowboy,Yours Boxset for only .99 cents!!**


Tuesday, January 23

Vegan Dessert Recipes Review




I'm not a vegan my any means and I have no plans on to become one. However, I've put myself on a diet, where I'm trying to stay stay away from sugars as much as I can.

The week I've been reading the two Vegan Dessert Recipes eBooks. The cookbooks are titled: Chocolate Vegan Recipes and Ice Cream Vegan Recipes; both written by Sam Kuma. The cookbooks are available to download in a box set (2 Books in 1 with Free Gift; 150+ Recipes Included) on Amazon for $4.99.

Come on! Who doesn't like ice cream? I love it, but I don't like to eat it very often because all the sugar that's in it. I've tried the sugar-free ones, but they always make me sick after eating it. 

There's many different kinds of ice creams, sundae sauces, and slushes in the Ice Cream Vegan Recipes. I only had time to test out one recipe and it's called "Soy Pumpkin Ice Cream." There's a little bit of creamer and brown sugar in it! So there goes my sugar-free diet! But it tastes wonderful. It does contain 2 cups of pumpkin puree! Which I do love!

The Chocolate Vegan Recipes cookbook has about every chocolate dessert recipe imaginable, but with a vegan twist. I have had time to try out several of these, including the rich flavored Chocolate Chia Smoothie Pudding, Chocolate Hazelnuts Spread (no added sugar, besides from maple syrup), and Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf (It has a little bit of coffee in it!). 


Final Thoughts

Q&A with Jonathan Doyle, author of The Last Line Of A Goat Song


Now available to buy on Amazon, BN, Kobo, iBooks, and Goodreads from Wild Thorn Publishing is the is the action-adventure The Last Line Of A Goat Story by Jonathan Doyle.





The author has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule for a Q&A about his book.


Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Storyteller: When did you become interested in storytelling?

Jon Doyle: When I was about seven, my family’s TV set broke and we couldn’t afford to buy a new one. So my Mom would read to us every night from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books. I fell in love. Soon after, I wrote my first story about a lonely tiger, roaming around Africa, looking for his long lost family. Sure, I got the continent wrong, but a writer was born!

RCAS: What was your first book/story published?

JD: This one. I’ve never tried to get any other book or poem or short story sold. Though I do have a self-published novel floating out there in the ether.

RCAS: What inspired you to write The Last Line of Goat Song?

JD: My book is about a stutterer rendered mute. I had a terrible childhood stutter when I was a kid and wanted to write about that experience which so influenced my life. I don’t think many realize how difficult it is to navigate through life without having fluency. This novel also deals with illegal immigration. I worked in bars and restaurants for years, so I know many “illegals”. I refuse to equate that with “alien”. These are people and I wanted to show that Maggie, my lead, is complex and flawed and wonderful and deserves respect.

RCAS: What character in The Last Line of Goat Song is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

JD: William is the most like me. Obviously, because of our stutter, but also our reclusive inquisitiveness. Who’s least like me? Probably Anna. She’s a go-getter, a bit of a game player. She holds grudges. I love Anna as a character, but we’re not built the same!

RCAS: What is your favorite part in The Last Line of Goat Song?

Release Day Blitz: Spirit of the Sea Witch by Tara West






Spirit of the Sea Witch
Keepers of the Stones
Book Two
by Tara West

Genre: YA fantasy

Publisher: Shifting Sands Publishing

Pub Date: 1.23.18


Number of pages: Est 400.
Word Count: 100K

Cover Artist: Bob Kehl




What's the book about?


Desperate to escape the wrath of the vengeful sky goddess Madhea, a group of brave young explorers flee to the sea in search of safe haven for their people while the apprentice witch Dianna steals away Madhea’s dragon to The Shifting Sands.

Though they are an ocean apart, the future of all humanity lies within their entwined fates.

Before they can defeat Madhea, they must stop the vindictive sea goddess Eris from destroying the world.




Where can you purchase the books?


Amazon     Amazon UK    Books2Read


Here's a Sneak Peek!

Interview with Aletta Thorne, author of The Chef and The Ghost of Bartholomew Addison Jenkins


Now available on Evernight Publishing is the paranormal romance The Chef and The Ghost of Bartholomew Addison Jenkins by Aletta Thorne.


The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule to talk about her new book.


When did you become interested in storytelling?

I honestly can’t remember. I started writing stories as a little girl. Then, when I was in my teens and undergrad college, I switched over to writing poems and feature journalism, and wrote in both those genres for years. About five years ago, I started thinking about writing book-length fiction. 
What was your first book/story published? 

I published poems from the time I was in my early twenties—and I sold stories about food and music to newspapers then, too. Then I taught and cooked. The Chef and the Ghost of Bartholomew Addison Jenkins is my first grownup romance. Only took me forty years to get there!

What inspired you to write The Chef and the Ghost of Bartholomew Addison Jenkins?

I like ghosts! My house has been investigated for them, and we have two. And my husband and I have experienced ghosts in places we’ve traveled. The woman who did the investigation in our house, Linda Zimmerman (who writes on the subject), says that ghosts know when they have friends among the living. The Chef and The Ghost of Bartholomew Addison Jenkins just takes that thought to the next level!

What character in The Chef and The Ghost of Bartholomew Addison Jenkins is the most/least like you, and in what ways? 

Alma, the protagonist, is a chef—and I was one too, back in the 80’s, when the book is set. She’s a lot gutsier than I was then, and a lot tougher. She has some of my insecurities, but not about what she looks like, which was something I struggled with back then. Which, of course, was silly. I looked fine.

What is your favorite part in The Chef And The Ghost of Bartholomew Addison Jenkins?

I like the funny parts, and there are lots of them. There’s a lot of kitchen humor: raccoons in the bread order, a wire scrubber hidden in my main character’s bra! I like the ending a lot. There are a lot of twists at the end of the book, and knitting everything together was very satisfying to me as I wrote the last couple of chapters. 

What was the hardest part to write?

I hadn’t written adult romance before—I have a bunch of YA out under another name—and while I loved the freedom to write sex scenes, I am grateful for my anatomy-specific editor! (Managed to shock my husband with that part of the book when it was all done, I did!)

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

Book Tour & Giveaway: Saint's Mercy by Cecile Tellier


Saint's Mercy
Santa Cruz Saints Book 1
by Cecile Tellier
Genre: MC Romance

Lucien Rossi grew up on the streets of Santa Cruz, California.  He had little to nothing to call his own, and ran with a rough crowd.  He only had two things he cherished in his life, the most important was Luz Ramirez. When he met her he knew she was someone he would die to protect.  Years later and now a president of the Saint’s Mercy Motorcycle Club, he’s about to find out that Luz is still a grenade to his best intentions.

When her mother passed away, Luz Ramirez was given a second chance at a happy life with her foster mother.  What she didn’t count on was that she would meet the dangerous but magnetic Lucien.  Even after forcing herself to move away rather than become like her mother, it only takes a few days back for this bail bondswoman to recognize who her heart belongs to.