Monday, May 25, 2015

WELCOME BACK SUSANNE MATTHEWS--ALL FOR LOVE BLOG TOUR

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to my blog, my sweet friend and fellow author, Susanne Matthews. Susanne, it is always a joy to have you here. Since this is a blog tour, I'm going to just turn my blog over to you. I wish you great sales for All For Love and can't wait to read my copy. 

GIVEAWAY ALERT!

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This is my stop during the blog tour for All for Love by Susanne Matthews. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 26 may till 8 June, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours. All for Love By Susanne Matthews Genre: Contemporary Romance Age category: Adult Publisher: Anaiah Press Release Date: May 26, 2015.

All for Love
Blurb: To overcome your fear, you must first face it. Someone is out to destroy Greg Simmons and everyone he has ever loved. After an accident leaves his teenage daughter depressed and distraught, Greg will do anything to make her happy again. Olivia Marshall lost both her fiancé and her cousin in a deadly avalanche. She has vowed never to set foot on a ski hill again. But now, working as a bodyguard with Anderson Security, Olivia must face her greatest fears to save Greg and his daughter. Something about Olivia’s determination strikes a chord in Greg, but will she be the salvation he needs, or will he be her destruction?

Excerpt:

Jack rubbed the back of his neck. “Right. Well, if you’re determined to do this, Veronica has the guest room all set up for you in the apartment until you leave for the chalet near Scranton at the end of the week. Do you have everything you’ll need?”

“I have to pick up ski equipment, but the rest is in the truck Tim provided. By the way, what did your operative have to say about all this?
Greg watched the color seep into Jack’s face. Obviously, the mighty Livy wasn’t as happy with the situation as Veronica had said she’d be. He frowned.

“Nothing yet, but she’ll be fine. Don’t worry. You’ll meet her shortly. We’ve got a great cover story established for you both.”

Greg gawked, and fought not to lose his temper. Something in Jack’s voice told him things were definitely not fine. “She doesn’t know yet, does she?” His voice conveyed his irritation. “It’s too late to back out now and come up with another plan.”

Jack ran his hand through his hair, disarranging it. Greg could see the man was worried, and it didn’t calm his own unsettled nerves. Lord, this has to work.

“I know. Believe me, I know.” Jack’s frustration was evident. “I expected her early yesterday, but her plane was delayed because of bad weather. I couldn’t speak to her about this over the airport phone. Veronica’s convinced we have nothing to worry about. She says she won’t let us down, and since my wife knows her better than anyone, I’ll have to take her word for it. Livy’s been after me for assignments with more meat to them, and she won’t find anything more exciting than this cloak and dagger business. That’s what’s bothering me. Not only am I convinced this plan is full of holes, not knowing who’s behind the threats makes it almost impossible to eliminate them. You’re still convinced it’s personal and not political?”

“I am, and the note proves it. For what it’s worth, you don’t have to worry about me. I’ll play my part. Marrying a stranger is the last thing I want, but I’ll do what I must for my daughter. Let’s hope your woman is as good as you say she is and as agreeable as Veronica believes.” 

You can find All for Love on Goodreads 

 You can buy All for Love here: - Amazon - Barnes & Noble - Kobo - Smashwords 


About the Author:


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Susanne Matthews grew up as an avid reader of all types of books, but always with a penchant for happily ever after romances. In her imagination, she travelled to foreign lands, past and present, and soared into the future. Today, she has made her dreams come true. A retired educator, she now gets to spend her time writing, so she can share her adventures with her readers. She loves the ins and outs of romance, and the complex journey it takes to get from the first word to the last period of a novel. As she writes, her characters take on a life of their own, and she shares their fears and agonies on the road to self-discovery and love. Susanne lives in Cornwall, Ontario with her husband. She has three adult children and five grandchildren. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, chatting on the Internet with her writer friends, and hearing from her readers.

You can find and contact Susanne here: - Website - Facebook - Twitter - Goodreads - Amazon - Google+

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

WELCOME J.J DiBENEDETTO--FEVER DREAM

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a great week. I have turned my blog over to J.J. DiBenedetto today. He has a new release and just dying to tell you about it.


The blog is all yours, J.J. By the way, you have the most amazing covers. Thanks so much for coming by for a visit.


J.J. ~~~

What if you could see everyone else's dreams?

Find out with the Dream Series by J.J. DiBenedetto! Book #9, FEVER DREAM, is out today!


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What's the story?
Dr. Sara Alderson isn’t used to her patients dying for no reason. When a young boy succumbs to a mysterious illness that defies all her efforts to treat it, she refuses to accept defeat. After two months of questions, Sara has attracted the attention of powerful people who don’t want their secrets uncovered, and will go to any lengths to make sure they stay hidden. Now, time is running out for Sara to unravel the mystery before anyone else falls victim to the illness. And before her career, her family and her freedom are taken from her by enemies she doesn’t even know she has.
Where can you buy it?

  Amazon (Kindle or Paperback)
  Smashwords
  Barnes & Noble (Nook or Paperback)
  Apple iBookstore
  Kobo
  AllRomanceEboo

Want to know more?

Monday, May 18, 2015

COMING SOON:SHADOWS AND LIGHT: THE COMPLETE SERIES

This is such wonderful news that it will be on my HOME page and here. Coming June 1, 2015, my wonderful publisher Crimson Romance will release all my wonderful McNeil brothers, Jared, Jason, Adam, Mac and Noah in one book bundle called ....







The couple on the cover look like my inspiration for Jared and Jennie. Just love it!! Here is a short blurb of the books in case you haven't had a chance to check them out yet:

SHADOWS AND LIGHT: THE COMPLETED SERIES:

Meet five Irish brothers, all sworn to protect and serve - and the smart women who help them take down the terrorists gunning for their family. Lock up your heart: when it comes to love, the sexy McNeils know how to walk this beat.

In the Shadow of Greed: Brilliant cryptologist Dr. Sarah Tu races against time to block the most dangerous Internet malware ever created - and it's up to FBI agent Jason McNeil to make sure she stays alive long enough to do it.

In the Shadow of Evil: After ten years with Maryland's Special Crime Unit, very little rattles Jared McNeil. Then his nemesis resurfaces, with his sights set on the woman Jared is honor bound to protect.

In the Shadow of Malice: Adam Blake, ex-CIA operative, has gone to great lengths to keep his identity a secret, but his cover's blown when he ends up on the run with waitress Calista Martin to protect his little girl.

In the Shadow of Pride: When Lexie Trevena's matchmaking friends accidentally place her smack in the path of a terrorist who intends to use her as his pawn, the only person who can help her is Special Agent-in-Charge Luke "Mac" McNeil - the man she holds responsible for her husband's death.

In the Shadow of Vengeance: Elizabeth Merlot can't afford to let handsome Detective Noah McNeil discover her secret past. But when trouble finds her son, Noah may be the only one who can save their lives.

So far, the bundle is available for pre-order on AMAZON. I'll post other links as soon as they appear. 

That's it for today. I just wanted to share the news. Have a great week!

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks

Friday, May 8, 2015

WHERE I AM TODAY :)

Happy Friday, Everyone!



I have dropped by the Summer of Love Contest blog and shared the most romantic moment of my life. I thought you might enjoy it. Here is the link:



While you are on the site, don't forget to enter FOR FREE for a chance to win a PRINT book a week for the whole summer. [We pay all shipping costs] Just a reminder, I'm giving away a signed print copy of each of the books in my In the Shadow series.





I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Until next time, keep your eyes out for the beauty that surrounds you and be nice to one another.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks


Monday, May 4, 2015

SUMMER OF LOVE GIVEAWAY

Happy Monday all!

You may have seen this icon at the side of my webpage. So what is all the fuss about?




I have joined a group of wonderful romance writers who want to share our love of romance! We came up with the idea to give away one print romance a week for the entire summer to three lucky winners. That’s 16 books for each Grand Prize winner—an entire summer’s worth of love and passion. But that’s not all! We’re also giving away packages of 5 print books to three other lucky winners!


AND THERE IS MORE








Today ONLY, 5/4/2015, you can win a digital copy of In the Shadow of Evil for just entering the Summer of Love Contest!







This contest will ONLY be OPEN until May 15, 2015--JUST 10 MORE DAYS. 

The winners will be drawn randomly, and we’ll let winners know as soon after May 15 as we can that they’ve won. Each Monday for the sixteen weeks of summer—from Memorial Day to Labor Day—we’ll send out one print book to each of the Grand Prize winners. The second-prize winners will get their collection of 5 books shipped in one package as soon after May 25, 2015 as we can get to the post office.

You can improve your odds of winning by giving another romance author a little love. You can sign up for author newsletters, like a Facebook page, or follow a blog—and each action gives you another entry into the contest.

What am I contributing to this contest? 



I'm giving away one PRINT COPY OF EACH OF THE BOOKS IN MY IN THE SHADOW SERIES!!!!

Again, you only have 10 days left to enter so please take advantage of this amazing contest. The link is above, but just in case you missed it, here it is again:

Have a great week!

Hugs to all, 

Nancy C. Weeks


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MY HEART BREAKS FOR THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL

MY HEART, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL THOSE LOST IN THE DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL. FOR THE BRAVE, AMAZING RESCUE WORKERS WHO STILL SPEND HOURS SEARCHING FOR LOVE ONES, I PRAY FOR STRENGTH AND GUIDANCE.  








WITH ALL MY LOVE,


NANCY C. WEEKS


If you would like to help the people of Nepal, here are a couple ways: 


Monday, April 27, 2015

W IS FOR THE WHITE CARNATION BY SUSANNE MATTHEWS--WELCOME HERO ROB HALLIDAY

Hello, Everyone!



Today I have a real treat for you for the A to Z Challenge. You have all met my good friend and fellow author, Susan Matthews. Well, she has asked the hero of her newest release, The White CarnationBook One in the Harvester Series, Detective Rob Halliday to drop by for an interview. 

Rob is in the middle of a brutal case that honestly sends chills down my spine. He doesn't have much time to spend with us so let's get right to it.





An Interview with Rob Halliday, main character in The White CarnationBook One in the Harvester Series...


NancyGood morning, Detective.  Thank you for joining me today.

Rob:  It’s a pleasure to be here, Nancy. Thanks for having me.

NancyIt’s always nice for my readers to meet a hero. Now, tell us a bit about your career with Boston PD.

Rob: I started as a street cop. Eventually worked my way up to Narcotics where I did some undercover work, followed by a short term posting in Major Crimes and then four years ago, I did a stint in Vice. I was promoted to Homicide eighteen months ago. There isn’t much about Boston’s underbelly that I don’t know or haven’t seen.

Nancy: I understand BPD is working a joint case with the FBI and you’re the liaison.

RobThat’s right. We’re working the Harvester murder case together.

Nancy: (shivers) The Harvester is the most prolific serial killer around here since the Boston Strangler. How many bodies has he left for you?

Rob:  Three to date, but we’ll catch him. Every criminal gets cocky and makes a mistake, and when he does, we’ll find him.

Nancy:  I heard there are eerie details about the body, some kind of ritualism?

RobYou know I can’t answer that, Nancy, but I will say there are rituals involved in every serial killer case. They’re part and parcel of the killer’s MO.

Nancy: I understand all of the victims had given birth shortly before their deaths. Can you comment on that?

Rob:  That’s correct. The medical examiner believed the women gave birth prior to their deaths and physical evidence indicates they nursed the infants.

Nancy: Have you found the children’s bodies?

Rob: There’s nothing to suggest the children have been killed. The theory we’re working on right now is that this is in part a baby mill, and the children are being sold for adoption on the black market.

Nancy: That’s terrible.

Rob: It is, but it’s a practice that’s been going on for years. Healthy white babies command the highest prices.  The FBI has a task force working with Interpol and other overseas law enforcement agencies. If we can find the children, we’ll find the Harvester.

Nancy:  You don’t sound too optimistic.

Rob: Well, the first child’s been missing a year. The more time passes, the harder it is to find a trail.

Nancy:  I see. One last question. Eighteen months ago, you were engaged to Faye Lewis, the former Boston Examiner Crime Beat reporter involved in that scandal. Rumor has it you had something to do with the story she filed.

Rob: No comment. This interview is over. I have to go.

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I guess I asked one to many questions. :(

Susanne did leave behind a blurb and excerpt of The White Carnation. I can't wait to read my copy and find out why asking about Faye Lewis had Rob running scared. 

Official blurb for The White Carnation

The last person disgraced reporter Faye Lewis wants back in her life is Detective Rob Halliday, the man she blames for ruining her career and breaking her heart. But when she finds an old friend murdered, he’s the one she calls.
 For the past year, Rob and his team have been hunting the Harvester, a serial killer who ritualistically murders new mothers and vanishes with their infants. What Rob doesn’t need is another case, especially one involving his ex-fiancée.
 Then Faye is assaulted, and Rob realizes the cases are connected. She may hold the answers he needs to find the elusive killer. But the more they investigate, the more complex the situation becomes. Can they set the past aside and work together, or will the Harvester and his followers reap another prize?

Excerpt # 3 The White Carnation
Twenty minutes later, the unmarked police sedan pulled up behind the black and white outside the brownstone. The paramedics were parked farther along the street, just ahead of the police car, reducing traffic to a single lane. The coroner’s van pulled up behind them. Rob got out and approached the coroner.

“Amos, I didn’t expect to see you here so soon. I called for a bus, not the meat wagon.”

“Paramedics were nearby so Logan got here quickly. He radioed in—exsanguination due to a lacerated throat. He’s still up there. Nothing he can do for the victim, but your fiancée is taking it hard.”

“The victim was like a second mother to her.”

Your fiancée—Amos’s words were true once, but never again. There was no way Rob would hitch his wagon to a woman who could believe he’d betray her like that, a woman who’d put her job so far ahead of him, he’d barely been on her radar at times. The sex had been great, but love was supposed to be more than that. Still, she’d reached out to him. He took the stairs to the brownstone two at a time, his lean, muscular body having no problem with the climb. He flashed his badge at the officer who stood guarding the door. “Anyone showing any interest?”

“No, Detective. According to the concierge, the people in number five are in Europe, and I don’t think the rest of the residents are home from work yet. Looks like a robbery—the place has been tossed pretty good—and there’s no damage to the door, so she must have let them in. Logan says her throat’s been slit from behind.”

“Where’s Ms. Lewis?”

“In the living room with Logan. He wanted to take her to the ER—claims she’s in shock. I told him she had to stay put until you arrived. He’s pissed at me. Says I’m interfering with his job. He seems pretty friendly with her. I heard she’s some big shot investigative reporter.” He chuckled. “Some crime reporter—she’s puked a couple of times already.” He continued to laugh. Rob’s face must have reflected the anger moving to the surface because the guard choked it off.

“Rick Logan is one of the best paramedics we have. For the record, McMillan,” Rob read the nameplate on the policeman’s uniform, “the next time he says someone has to go the ER, you’d better damn well listen to him. And as for Ms. Lewis, the victim was a personal friend. It’s different when the victim’s someone you know.” His voice was clipped, his displeasure obvious.

Rob turned and entered the apartment. He’d learned the need to remain objective in order to do the job properly, but as he’d told the young officer, it was different when it was personal. Not only had the victim been an acquaintance, Faye was in there. He swallowed and tried to find the emotional distance he needed.

The place was a mess, just as the officer had said. He looked around quickly, his trained eye taking in everything in an instant—the wallet on the table, money on the floor mixed with the victim’s blood, the take-out bag, Faye’s purse and its scattered contents. Whatever this had been, it hadn’t been a routine robbery. Someone had been looking for something other than the usual snatch and grab items, so what were they after? What could Mrs. Green have that was worth dying for?

He found Faye sitting on the living-room sofa with Logan. Her face was red and blotchy, her blue-green eyes mascara-rimmed from her tears, and her clothing disheveled and covered in blood. She stood and moved forward, stopping before she reached him. Wrapping her arms around herself, she looked young and vulnerable, not a bit like the bitter, angry woman she’d been the last time he’d seen her.







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The White Carnation is available in e-book form from most major retailers. Visit my website http://www.mhsusannematthews.ca/  for direct purchase links to this and the rest of my books.


I can't thank Susanne Matthews enough for twisting Rob Halliday's arm to give us an interview. If you have any questions for Susanne, Rob or her exciting new Romantic Suspense,The White Carnation, please just drop her a line in Comments before.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs to all, 

Nancy C. Weeks