Sunday, May 14, 2017

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY



I couldn't have said this better....

"Happy Mother's Day to all the people who love without thinking, nurture without planning, protect when threatened, teach when the lesson needs to be shared, and especially to those who know when to step aside when someone they love is ready to spread their wings a little.
My love and my prayers are with all the mothers who's time was somehow condensed, and they are on the other side of the world or on the other side of heaven from the child they love. For you I pray for comfort in knowing that the hope and love that you nurtured continues in everyone your child has touched."


~MARY CRISP~

Saturday, May 6, 2017

MY THOUGHT FOR TODAY--IN THE RAW

One reason why I love blogging is this platform gives me an outlet for what really matters to me. This post isn’t about Nancy C. Weeks, the author, but just Nancy.

I turned on the news early this morning then immediately turned it off. I then went on to Facebook to see what was going on there, and closed that. There are moments when it feels as if hate/obsession/injustice rules us all, and there isn’t a kind soul amongst us. My sweet mom would say that is how evil manifests itself into our lives, making us believe that love/compassion/forgiveness have no power. I'm here today to remind you that love will always overpower hate, goodness will always overpower evil, and there is hope for a better tomorrow for all of us. Pope Frances expresses it so much more eloquently than I ever could.

“A tiny flicker of light that feeds on hope is enough to shatter the shield of darkness. A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you. And then there can be another you, then another you and it turns into us.”
His Holiness, Pope Francis
Ted Talk April 2017




This is me paying attention. I will do everything I can to preserve the beauty of our world. I'm empowered to be the woman who is comfortable in her own skin, who recognizes the best in everyone, who cares about her neighbor regardless of the color of their skin, who they pray to or who they choose to love, and always has a smile to share. I refuse to be powerless, I have a voice. "Hope is the key." We are all unique, we all have good in us, and we can change our world. 

Hugs to all,
Nancy

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

CRAZY LITTLE SPRING CALLED LOVE

CRAZY LITTLE SPRING CALLED LOVE

Eight Magical Stories of Fantasy Romance
Stars and Stone Books

Featuring: Elsa Carruthers, M.T. DeSantis, Traci Douglass, A.E. Hayes, L.J. Longo, Cara McKinnon, Sheri Queen, and Mary Rogers

This delightful fantasy romance anthology features eight magical stories inspired by the awakenings and renewal of springtime. If you love gods and goddesses, fairies, djinn, druids, mermaids, sirens, and magic of all varieties, Crazy Little Spring Called Love delivers!

Crazy Little Spring Called LoveTraci Douglass - "When Hermes Met Eos"One night. Two star-crossed immortals. Will their vibrant connection survive beyond sunrise? Sheri Queen - "The Girl with a Broken Wing" A story of courage and sacrifice--and finding love where you never thought to look. Cara McKinnon - "Love at Dawn" Sometimes mortals need a little push from a god and goddess to fall in love… M.T. DeSantis - "A Hunt for Love" Can a djinn and a clueless guy beat the clock, avoid the curse, and maybe even find true love? L.J. Longo – “Seaweed and Silk” A mermaid: hundreds of miles from her home on the ice, on a ship with a troll, a goblin wizard, and a pack of wolves. What else can go wrong? Oh, right. A flippin’ sea monster. Mary Rogers – “Spring Fling” A druid’s bargain gives Carson revenge against his former lover Carrie–at the price of her memories of them together. But did she truly steal his magic all those years ago? Or was the real theft his heart? Elsa Carruthers – “Welded” Welding Witch, Rena, is on the run. She's not looking for love, but all the magic in the world can't keep the sparks from flying when her rivals, Nate and Duke, find her. A.E. Hayes – “A Siren’s Song of Spring” She is sworn to sing men to their deaths. Until one sails into her heart.



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Excerpt from M.T. DeSantis's story: A Hunt for Love

MTThree hundred years, eight months, two weeks, five days, seven hours, six minutes, and twenty-three seconds. That’s how long it’s been since I was last out of my planter. So, when someone rubs the side of my home, I’m understandably thrilled. A brilliant silver light surrounds me, eradicating the soul-crushing sorrow I’ve felt for so long. In a flash, I’m out in the sunshine, wearing my favorite pale blue sundress, and facing a startled-looking, but kind of cute, human male, who I instantly know is named Adam Jones. Djinn magic is useful that way.

“What the…?” Adam jumps back. Brown eyes go wide above solid cheekbones, and well-muscled, but not bulky, arms go slack at his sides.

“Congratulations, Adam Jones!” I trill like a game show host. Coming out of the planter means the magic updates my cultural knowledge to the current times. “You have called upon Janessa, djinn of the planter, and I shall grant you three wishes.” I flick my wrist, and a silver wand with a star on top appears in my left hand. I point the wand at my lucky new master like a reporter might shove a microphone at a superstar. “So, what’ll it be?”

Adam doesn’t say anything. He doesn’t even move, except to blink a few times.

Uh, hello? I just offered this guy three wishes. Why isn’t he asking me for riches beyond his wildest dreams or a harem of beautiful women? Not that I’m complaining too much. The longer he takes to make up his mind, the longer I get to stay outside. It’s one of those perfect spring days, where the breeze flutters the ends of my waist-length auburn hair. The sun warms my skin, and a deep breath brings the scent of fresh grass into my nose. Yeah, you just keep deliberating, Adam.

“I must have dozed off.” Adam rubs his eyes and leaves them closed for a long time. When he opens them, they pop wide again. “You’re still here!” He flinches. “I’m talking to my dreams.”

“I’m not a dream.” I stop basking in the glory of daytime long enough to wave my wand. Some harmless silver sparkles float through the air. There’s nothing worse than a master in denial. Well, except for being stuck in darkness for over three hundred years, but I digress. “My name’s Janessa. I’m a djinn, and you rubbed my planter. So, now you get three wishes.” Honestly, has this guy never seen Aladdin?

He snorts. “Right. I’m supposed to believe you came out of my dead grandmother’s planter, somehow knowing my name, and are now going to grant me any three wishes I want.”

“Not any.” Maybe he really has never seen Aladdin. A flick of my wand makes a scroll with three bullet points unroll in midair. I tap each point as I read it off. “The standard limitations apply—no killing, no resurrecting, no falling in love. Other than that, you got it.” I tap the top of the scroll, and it disappears.

“This is ridiculous.” Adam turns his back on me and hurries away with long, powerful strides.

I take a moment to admire his backside, which is accentuated nicely by his jeans, before teleporting in front of him.

“Ah!” He jumps back again. “Listen, dream fairy lady—”

“Djinn.” Ugh, I’m so sick of people mistaking me for a fairy. Do I have wings? No. “And I’m not a dream. You rubbed the planter. You get three wishes, excluding the limitations mentioned earlier, and I’m not leaving until you make them.” Which is a technicality. I can’t leave until he makes them. Not that I want to go back in the planter for another three hundred years, but I don’t want to follow a confused guy around for the rest of my existence either. I poke him in the chest with my wand, and a patch of his shirt sparkles silver. “Now, get wishing.”

To his credit, Adam doesn’t huff away this time. He folds his arms and taps his chin with one pointer finger. “Okay. Fine. If my life is going to insist on being ridiculous, I’ll fight fire with fire. No falling in love, but I bet if I wish for a scavenger hunt to find my one true love before dinner—”

The words take over my body. The arm holding my wand thrusts skyward. “It is done.” A silvery-pink lightning bolt streaks from the top point of the star. There’s a clap of thunder, and a single sheet of paper floats toward the ground.

To find out what happens next, get your copy of Crazy Little Spring Called Love!

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m-t-desantis-author-pic[1] M.T. DeSantis currently resides in a small city on the U.S. eastern seaboard. When not writing, she can be found practicing yoga, attempting to answer trivia questions at restaurants, or plotting her next adventure. Website: mtdesantis.blogspot.com Facebook: desantismauthor Twitter: @desantismt Goodreads: M.T. DeSantis Amazon: M.T. DeSantis

Friday, April 28, 2017

OKAY, I GUESS I'M BRAGGING JUST A LITTLE BIT :)


Hi Everyone!
I hope you are having a great week. I opened my email a few days ago and found this fabulous review from Night Owl Romance Reviews and it blew me away.  Thank you, Pauline Michael! 
You can read the rest of the review here:
Take a moment and check out the first five chapters of The Eyewitness here:

As you enjoy new books this summer, please think about leaving an honest review. Reviews are essential for authors. It's feedback. I have been graced with wonderful reviews---but I've had my share of not so pleasant ones too. I learn from that feedback and it drives me to be a better storyteller.  On the business side of being an author, the more reviews a new release receives, the more vendors like Amazon will promote it. I want my readers to find my books in the sea of millions of other books. And finally, when I leave a review [which I do for all the books I read], it is my way of thanking the author for few hours of joy I received between the pages of her/his book. It's like giving a waiter a great tip after a wonderful meal. 
That's it for today. I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.
Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks


Thursday, April 20, 2017

MEET AUTHOR CHRISTY NEWTON--KINDLE COUNTDOWN APRIL 20-27TH


Ah, the weather is warming up in many parts of world. Sunny days and lounging around with a great book ahead. Whether you enjoy an easy read, an adventure with twists and turns, or a scandalous suspenseful book, Christy Newton has written something for everyone who loves a happy ending. If you haven’t given this author a try, now is a perfect time to do so with Protecting the Enemy being on SALE!

Author Bio:
  
Published by Simon & Schuster, author Christy Newton is a hopeless romantic with a weakness for warm cookies and dark chocolate. She writes many sub-genres of romance. She currently has over a dozen published books, and is tapping away on her next. She lives in Indiana with her husband, and two amazing daughters. 

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Today’s featured book is Protecting the Enemy

Genre: Romantic Suspense 

Julianna Fox was made for her job. Or so she is told. The only memory Julianna has of her past is after the explosion. She was a nameless victim until a man pulled her out of the darkness and gave her new life. A new purpose, because anything is better than being no one. When she is about to eliminate her next mark something stops her. The moment Julianna makes eye contact with Reid Castleton, she has a flashback of her forgotten past. How does she know the man? And why can’t she follow through with her assignment?

Expert assassin, Reid Castleton, has been told to kill the only woman he ever loved if he wants to live. When he finds his fiancée, he can’t go through with the hit, even if it means losing his own life. Either she can’t remember who she is or is damn good at acting. 

Neither one knows who to trust. Both make a truce until they can find out why the leader of ETE 7 wants them both dead. What they uncover is a long line of lies and deception that started the moment Julianna was conceived. Will love conquer all or will fear make them do the unthinkable?

Other books by Christy Newton:

A Little Bit of Christmas

Genre: Contemporary Romance

After a tragic accident that brought the small town of Wynter Haven to their knees, Claire Belmont and Nick Lewis went in opposite directions coping in very different ways. Three years later, Claire gets a call urging her to come back to help her friend move past his grief. 

It will take more than a little hot cider, gingerbread and mistletoe to bring back Nick’s holiday spirit. He hasn’t celebrated Christmas since his twin sister died. In fact, he’s mastered locking up his feelings so he will never be hurt again. 

Claire has a secret and hopes that somehow she and Nick can both get a Christmas miracle this year. After all, Nichole would want them to be happy and cherish the holiday that had been their favorite. Maybe a little bit of Christmas is just what they both need.

Purchase Link:AMAZON
Naturally Enchanted

Genre: Paranormal
Ezra Ravenhart has lived with the rumors of her family's witchcraft her whole life. Too bad she doesn't believe them - she'd conjure up a boyfriend. But the thing called love remains as mysterious as her Grana's herb shop on their tropical island.
As a struggling journalist, Owen Cooper has to make a name for himself, and a tip that a real-life witch is living on Mango Cove may just lead to the big story he needs. Undercover as a shipwrecked tourist, he worms his way into Ezra's family - and their secrets.
But how will he handle the fact that Ezra has found the magic answer to his heart when his body belongs in Chicago? And is their love strong enough to survive the evil stalking their every move?

Purchase Link:AMAZON
Breaking Free

Genre: Young Adult

Being sixteen is hard enough without Elin Skye pretending to be a new person over and over again. On the run with her mom from a psycho stepdad, who happens to be a deputy sheriff, her life sucks. She’s determined to sever Wyatt’s hold on them even if it means breaking all the rules. 

Sawyer Knight's summer is doomed when he's unjustly grounded and must stay with his pain in the ass older brother to earn back his parents' trust. Things start turning around when he meets a pretty but odd girl trying to kill a vending machine. After Sawyer learns the truth about Elin he has to help her no matter the consequences. 

Two teens on their own with little money could be dangerous, not to mention life changing. In order to be free Elin must do something her mom never could—stand up to the monster who made them his prisoners.

Purchase Link:AMAZON

Happy Reading and Hugs to All,

Nancy C. Weeks

Sunday, April 16, 2017

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE


ON THIS HOLY DAY, I PRAY THAT WE ALL FIND A WAY TO COME TOGETHER IN PEACE, FRIENDSHIP, ACCEPTANCE AND FORGIVENESS. 

HUGS TO ALL,
Nancy C. Weeks

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

IN THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE GOODREADS GIVEAWAY

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having a great week. With the craziness of  The Eyewitness release, I completely forgot to let you know that I have In the Shadow of Vengeance up on a Goodreads GiveawayTo win an autographed copy of In the Shadow of Vengeance, just click on the Goodreads Book Giveaway Icon.

BUT DO IT TODAY. CONTEST ENDS APRIL 15, 2017

Just for the record: If any of you would like an autograph copy of any of my print books, please contact me HERE. I don't receive free books from my publisher, but I purchase a few copies and keep them on hand. I would be more than happy to work out a way to get them to you. Of course, the Giveaway is all on me. :) 

Good luck and please share, tweet and help spread the word. 

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks

Goodreads Book Giveaway

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