Thursday, November 20, 2014

COVER REVEAL: IN THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE

Happy Thursday, Everyone!!

I was going to post this fantastic news on the 22nd but I just can't wait any longer. The last book in my In the Shadow series, IN THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE new cover is here. 




I just love it! The art department at Crimson Romance nailed this cover. You will all understand the whole dock scene when you get a chance to read Noah McNeil and Elizabeth Merlot's wonderful happy-ever-after. 

When will that be? IN THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE will be released December 22, 2014 everywhere books are sold just in time for the holidays.

Several readers have asked me over the last year when was I going to write Noah's story. We all got a great introduction to this stubborn alpha male as Jared's twin brother in In the Shadow of Evil. We were ready to box the guy's ears for the way he treated Jared's love, Jennie McKenzie. 

I saved Noah for last for a reason. His road to love isn't an easy one. Noah and Elizabeth go through so much to be together, but in the end, I guarantee you are going to love watching them fall in love. 

Over the next four weeks, I'll be posting blurbs, excerpts and a couple interesting interviews. Don't tell Noah, but his brothers are begging to drop by for a visit. Noah gave Adam, Jared, Mac, and Jason such a hard time when they fell for their soul mate, that now it's pay back time. Who knows, I may get them all here for a little roast. 

That's it for today. I hope you love the new cover as much as I do. Until next week, have a great weekend and please be nice to one another. 

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks 






Friday, November 14, 2014

COVER REVEAL LONI LYNNE'S DISTILLED SPIRITS

Hello everyone,

I'm very happy to have back on my blog my sweet friend,  Loni Lynne. Loni has dropped by today to give us a peak at the new cover for her next release, DISTILLED SPIRITS.

Drum roll please....




DISTILLED SPIRITS will be released on December 15th. Here is a short blurb:


Kings Mill, Maryland’s 200 year old, Old Town Tavern and Inn is in danger of being destroyed to make room for urban renewal. Residential tavern ghost, Millie Taylor is not about to take the news lying down. If anyone destroys her only home and sense of security, it will be over her dead body!

Tavern owner, Dave Rogers hires former vice cop Sean Lightfoot’s construction company to renovate his family tavern in hopes of keeping it from destruction. When Sean digs up the tavern springhouse, he resurrects the ghost of Millie Taylor. Now he has his business to run, a tavern to renovate and a sassy, brash tavern wench who is eager to be an independent modern Millie.

Mystery, suspense and romance abound as Millie and Sean fight an attraction crossing the span of time. But is Millie really alive and what’s hiding in the springhouse that haunts her?

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Wow! I love a great ghost story. Add a sazzy, sexy ghost and an hot former cop and I'm sold. Can't imagine how they will ever come together, but I have no doubt Loni Lynne will keep me turning the page to find out. Loni was been kind enough to leave a excerpt/tease of DISTILLED SPIRITS. ENJOY!


Excerpt for DISTILLED SPIRITS.

Awake and shaken to his core Sean couldn’t control the tremors racing through his body. She’d been here, sitting beside him on the bed as if it were the most natural thing to do. Anyone watching him sleep would be creepy but especially a ghost—even one as beautiful as she was. She’d smiled, touched him. His hand went to his chest and he could swear she’d taken his heat with the touch of her fingers. Maybe he’d dreamed it. He’d fallen asleep sitting up, waking as he nodded off a few times—maybe he’d only dreamed she’d been here.

Grabbing the blankets tighter against him, he reached over to turn on the light, but with each click of the turnkey knob, there was no light. Damn! He must have blown the bulb. Had he left it on while he’d worked? In the dark he reached for his pad. It was there beside him.

Screw this. He stumbled out of bed, nearly tripping over the tangled covers around him. He searched for the light switch near the door, illuminating the whole room. She was definitely gone—if she’d been there at all. He rubbed the back of his neck. He must have fallen asleep. He’d been known to do that occasionally.

Walking to the bed he picked up the tablet. It had gone into sleep mode. Turning it on, it illuminated his earlier designs. He sat back down on the bed, studying his ideas. He’d enlarged the whole room’s interior to make a larger bathroom and more room for a queen sized bed. Some rooms would have tubs and others would have stand-up showers only.

New toilets and vanities—he stopped, looking at the outline of the single sink cabinet and the label. There over the “i” in the word vanity was a tiny daisy with five petals, the dot of the “i” its center.

There was no way in hell he’d done that. He did not make girly flourishes in his work, personal writing or ever.

“Millie.” His voice cracked with disbelief.

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More on Loni Lynne...



Loni Lynne believes fate determines our lives and we are just along for the ride. Holding on tight, she's managed an eclectic life of moving all over the country in her youth, seeing sights and places her dreams still take her to every now and again. Writing stories since she was thirteen and dreaming of actually writing a book since that time, fate took over, giving her a chance to find material and experiences to write about.

Upon graduating high school, she served her country in the United States Navy where she met her United States Army hero/husband in his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. 

After being stationed in Hawaii for their first four years together, they returned to settle in Maryland where they still live, Happily Ever After with their two princesses, who prefer to play with dragons instead of running from them.

Four years ago, as a birthday gift, her husband gave her a portable hard drive, a membership to Romance Writers of America, and the challenge to have a completed manuscript by her next birthday. She did it and then some. Now, she can't stop writing.

Where to find Loni Lynne's books"

FACEBOOK PAGE
LONI LYNNE'S MAILING LIST


MOST IMPORTANT: Where to buy Loni Lynne's books:

WANTED: ONE GHOST
KINDLE
NOOK
KOBO

IMMORTAL HEAT (THE GUARDIANS OF DACIA BOOK 1)
KINDLE

BUY LINKS FOR DISTILLED SPIRITS ARE COMING SOON...
KINDLE
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Loni, thanks for coming by for a visit. I wish you all the luck with DISTILLED SPIRITS. Can't wait to read it.

Hugs,

Nancy C. Weeks
In the Shadow of Vengeance: 22 Dec 2014 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT


HAPPY THURSDAY!! 

TODAY, MY BLOG HIT HALF A MILLION PAGEVIEWS!!! 






IT IS SO AMAZING TO ME THAT 500000 PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOUND THIS SITE AND TOOK A MOMENT TO CLICK ON MY BLOG. WHO ARE YOU? HOW DID YOU FIND ME? DID I GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT OR SOMEHOW MAKE YOUR DAY A LITTLE BETTER?

WITH ALL MY HEART, I HOPE I WAS ABLE TO DO BOTH. I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE, BUT I'M SO GLAD YOU FOUND ME. HOPEFULLY, YOU WILL COME BACK OFTEN.

I ALWAYS END MY POST WITH A HUG TO EVERYONE. WHY? BECAUSE I THINK WE NEED SEVERAL HUGS A DAY JUST TO SURVIVE. IF MY HUG IS THE ONLY ONE YOU RECEIVED TODAY, THEN COME BACK OFTEN. I HAVE WIDE ARMS, AND NOTHING IS BETTER THAN A HUG FROM THE HEART. 




THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU EVERY NOW AND THEN. THE EASIEST WAY TO LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THIS SPACE IS TO SELECTED THE CONTACT ME ICON ON THE TOP RIGHT AND SEND ME AN EMAIL. YOU CAN ALSO SELECT THE TINY PENCIL AT THE END OF THIS POST AND LEAVE A COMMENT IN THE COMMENT SECTION. AND...I HAVE A NEWSLETTER. SUBSCRIBE AND RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT MY NEXT RELEASE OR SALES ON MY BOOKS AS WELL AS WIN PRICES BY JUST BEING A MEMBER OF MY NEWSLETTER.

THAT'S ALL FOR TODAY. HAVE A GREAT EVENING AND SEE YOU TOMORROW!

((HUGS TO ALL))

NANCY C. WEEKS
AUTHOR
IN THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE- DECEMBER 22 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Hi everyone,

I have been a little busy working on edits for the last book in my Shadow series and have had to ignore this space this week so I could meet my deadline. Today, I ran across a quote that seemed to really resonate with me and I hope you don't mind me sharing it here. This quote reminds me how important it is to let the people in our lives know how amazing they are. 


"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches,
but to reveal to him his own."


Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881);

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Enjoy the rest of your week and please be kind to one another.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks
In the Shadow of Vengeance release 22 Dec 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

WELCOME BECKY FLADE AND GODDESS OF THE HUNT

Happy Friday, Everyone!

I have with me today my friend and amazing author, Becky Flade. Since Becky's novel, Goddess of the Hunt is on sale at Amazon for only 99 cents, I thought I would have her on to share the news as well as help us all get to know Becky a little better--meet the woman behind the stories. 

Becky, I’m so thrilled to have you here today. 

Becky: Nancy thank you so much for having me today, sweetheart. I just love your Shadow series and I’m having a total fan-girl moment being on your blog!

Why thank you! That was such a sweet thing to say. I'm so glad you have enjoyed my wonderful McNeil brothers. As for being a fan-girl, right back at you, girlfriend!!! So, tell me, when did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

Becky: There wasn’t really a moment of realization thing. I just was. My mom said even as a toddler I’d walk around chatting, playing out the little scenes in my head, correcting them and doing them over until I was satisfied. Then in kindergarten I asked my teacher to help me make my first book. My mom still has it. But I guess that was when everyone knew it was writer and not actor.

What do you like best about being a writer? What do you like the least?

Becky: I love everything about it, but best thing is when someone reads it and sees it the way I did, or feels what I did, that’s just about the most perfect thing in the world. And what I like the least is when I can’t get what I see and feel to come across just right on to the page. That is the single most frustrating sensation that is almost impossible to describe.

OH, how I can relate. I get this silly grin on my face when someone tells me how much they enjoyed one of my stories. I think it's because our stories are so much a part of us. And that feeling of not quite hitting the mark can be so totally frustrating. I can spend hours on one paragraph because it just isn't right. 

Here an interesting question I would love to know about you. How do you think your life experiences have prepared you for a writing career?

Becky: They haven’t [laugh]. You have to be prepared to suffer mounds of rejection in exchange for tiny little bits of modest success that will be peppered with nasty criticism, carelessly thrown comments that sting like sharp barbs, and then when you least expect it, a shiny moment of perfection. There is nothing in life that can prepare you for that. Isn’t it fucking great? ;) 

Yes....it sure is! And you described our world perfectly! If you had one take away piece of advice for authors, what would it be?

Becky: Never ever read a review. Which of course means you’ll do the exact opposite and agonize over them, so make sure you have a fantastic support structure in place – both inside and outside the home/industry. It’s crucial.

Great advice. It is wonderful having people like you in my corner to give perspective. What genre(s) do you write in? Why?

Becky: Romance. Erotica. Horror. Noir. Suspense. Paranormal. And Young Adult, under a penname I refuse to divulge. Because, so far, those are the stories I’ve come up with.


Tells us about Goddess of the Hunt. That is one spoken' hot cover, my friend.



Becky: Goddess is an erotic spy thriller that is currently on sale at Amazon and also up for its first award as best erotic book of the year. 

I have to interrupt here for a moment and say CONGRATULATIONS!!! THAT IS AWESOME.

Becky: But what makes it truly unique, in my opinion, is that the lead character, the love ‘em and leave ‘em James-Bond-esque character, is a woman. She’s CIA, educated, intelligent and deadly which she hides beneath her tan, blond, youthful exterior while kicking ass and breaking hearts all over Europe. In Hunt, she’s paired up with an undercover MI-6 operative to infiltrate a terrorist cell in Dublin, Ireland. And, well, it’s not billed as erotica for nothing. ;)

 
It's an exciting ride for sure! So, fun question. What is the theme song to this book?

Becky: There isn’t just one song. I listened to a lot of Myles Kennedy and the Beatles.

I got to get out of here. I’ve got a ton to do today –it’s Halloween! Thank you so much for having me, Nancy! 

Oh, it was my pleasure, Becky. I'm so glad you had time to drop by for a quick visit. I  hope Goddess of the Hunt is a huge success for you. Please don't be a stranger. 

Here is a short blurb for Goddess of the Hun:


Codename Diana
CIA field agent Paige Aster hides a cunning intelligence and lethal skill behind a mask of golden beauty. It serves her well as she moves from one undercover assignment to the next.
Current Mission
Retrieve a stolen United States military defense program from a terrorist cell in Dublin, Ireland, before they trade it to Islamic extremists in exchange for munitions. Her only back up on this time-sensitive mission is a deeply embedded MI-6 operative.
Her Asset
Eoin Fitzpatrick has sacrificed everyone he holds dear to bring these terrorists to justice. He’ll sacrifice Diana, too, if she threatens to compromise his mission or his cover. He has orders to do just that – his agency is only doing hers a favor.
Compromised or Comprising?

Paige expects danger, but welcomes passion—taking her pleasure where and when it’s offered. She’s not prepared for the effect Eoin has on her. Or what happens when she surrenders to him—Paige burns for Eoin but will he leave her burned…


Becky also left behind a short excerpt. Enjoy!


“Is it done? Do you and the others in the house bring in sex partners from time to time?” She straightened and stared at him.
“Yes.” He hissed the answer.
“I’m travelling; you and I meet at a pub and go to your place to hook up. It’s simple and happens all the time. Believable, even.” She thought of Michel and her lips tilted at the corners. Then, casting her eyes over Eoin, she deliberately arched a brow and tucked her tongue in her cheek. “Well, for most people, anyway.”
His lips thinned and the muscles in his cheek ticked as he worked to control the flare of temper. It delighted her. “Fine, we’ll do it your way.” Eoin pushed himself from the chair he’d been perched on and nearly charged for the door. “I’ll be here at seven-thirty tomorrow morning, be ready.”
Paige grabbed his arm as he passed her. “What are you so worked up about? If it goes wrong, you can just leave me hanging and you know it. This costs you nothing, Paddy-boy; it’s my ass on the line.”
He grabbed her shirt and pushed her against the closet door. She didn’t fight it and he had his mouth on her in seconds. His tongue delved and demanded she respond; she arched up into the kiss. Delight, desire, and anger thrummed through her as she both succumbed and made demands of her own. His hands molded to her hips and pinned her between the hard planes of his body and the wall behind her. Then he abruptly pulled away. They stood inches apart; the air crackled around them. Their gazes locked. He opened his mouth, then shook his head and left without a word.

       Tie score.

AND AGAIN, THE BUY LINK:  AMAZON

Here is what they are saying about Goddess of the Hunt

There's a great plot line, an interesting twist to the story, and I think although it's not a cliffhanger you'll be left wanting more…Kinky Book Klub

Where you can find more about Becky Flade

About the Author:

A city girl, born and bred, I place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my very own knight in slightly tarnished armor. When I’m not busy living my own happily ever after, I’m writing about someone else’s.

Contact Details:








Saturday, October 18, 2014

IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL--HEART OF EXCELLENCE READERS CHOICE AWARD

Hi everyone!

My first novel, In the Shadow of Evil placed 2nd in the ACRA HEART OF EXCELLENCE READERS CHOICE AWARD IN ROMANTIC SUSPENSE.

I want to take a moment and thank all the wonderful, generous judges from The Ancient City Romance Authors in St. Augustine, Florida who took time out of their very busy lives to judge all the entries. 

I received a beautiful hand-made certificate and badge this week and had to share.

Here is the lovely badge.




And this is my beautiful certificate. Sorry about the poor image. It's going in a frame and up on the wall.






Have a wonderful week. Be safe and pass on a smile.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks
In the Shadow of Vengeance- December 15, 2014


Friday, October 10, 2014

WELCOME MORGAN O'NEILL AND THE TIME TRAVELING ROMANCE SERIES

Happy Friday, everyone!

I hope you had a great week and are gearing up for a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Today, I'm honored to have back on my blog a fantastic writing duo, Deborah O'Neill Cordes and Cary Morgan Frates, who write as Morgan O'Neil. 


Deborah and Cary have dropped by to introduce you to their re-release of the TIME TRAVELING ROMANCE SERIES. I have such respect for both of these authors individually. As duo writers, all I can say is WOW!! They have a way of drawing the reader from the present into past worlds where every sense comes alive. I'm thrilled to give a huge shout out for this series because I'm unable to put their books down.

Here is a little peek of what you can expect. 


The Other Side of Heaven, Book One of the Italian Time Travel Series



Californian Gwendolyn Godwyn seeks to learn her family’s history and hopes to restore the bond that once existed between her Italian forebearers and those who live in America. While visiting her ancestral Italian town, Gwen is caught in a violent earthquake and inexplicably thrust through time. At first refusing to believe what has happened, she nevertheless uses her wits to survive, donning a monk’s cowl to hide her identity as a woman. Ripped apart from all she has ever known, Gwen finds herself in the midst of brutal territorial battles in an era she once blithely called “The Dark Ages.” When the golden Italian summer of 951 emerges from the strife and gloom, Gwen joins forces with a cadre of gallant men, allies in the struggle against the evil nobles, Willa of Tuscany and Count Berengar, kidnappers of Italy’s rightful queen, Adelaide. Along with Father Warinus and Lord Alberto Uzzo, Gwen seeks to rescue Adelaide and restore her kingdom. 


In the midst of this great adventure, Gwen falls in love with the complex and passionate Alberto, to whom she reveals her identity as a woman. But can Alberto learn to love her strong and independent nature and help Gwen in her quest to discover her rightful place in time?


Time Enough for Love, Book Two of the Italian Time Travel Series



Through dark magic, Californian Gwendolyn Godwyn has been swept back in time to medieval Italy. There, she finds herself in the midst of a war between Italy’s rightful queen, Adelaide, and those who have kidnapped her and seek to usurp her crown. Risking her life, Gwen elects to play a pivotal role in the planned rescue. In the midst of the chaos, she is drawn to the queen’s champion, Lord Alberto Uzzo, who battles not only their military foes, but also his personal demons. Tested to the limit when he discovers Gwen’s true identity as a time traveler, Alberto nevertheless fights through his doubt and the whirl of superstition that surrounds this intriguing and strong-willed woman. Time is of the essence as the lovers seek to overcome the evil forces rallying against the queen they’ve vowed to save. Will Gwen and Alberto be able to overcome the groundswell of danger to find time enough for love?


Review Quotes:

What an amazing adventure... These two books will have a very treasured place on my bookshelf. ~ Review by Hitherandthee of Night Owl Reviews. Both novels were given Top Picks, 4.5 stars for The Other Side of Heaven, 5 stars for Time Enough for Love.

Alberto and Gwen's relationship was one of the most touching and heartfelt romances, that I've read in a long time. ~ Review by Angela Searles, Satin Sheets Romance Reviews. 

More about Morgan O'Neill

Two authors writing as one, Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O’Neill Cordes specialize in recreating pivotal moments in history, epic adventure, and romance - with a time travel twist. They are the award-winning authors of the medieval Italian time travel duo, The Other Side of Heaven, and its sequel, Time Enough for Love, and the forthcoming Elizabethan time travel series, which will debut with The Thornless Rose, from Entangled Publishing, LLC, in November, 2014. They are also the authors of the Roman time travel series, which will be re-released in 2015.

For a little fun, check out the beautiful Morgan O'Neill's Pinterest pages:

THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN: 

http://www.pinterest.com/authormoneill/the-other-side-of-heaven/

TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE:

http://www.pinterest.com/authormoneill/the-other-side-of-heaven/


Where you can find more about these two marvelous writers:

Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O’Neill Cordes



And last but not least, where you can buy THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN AND TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE

THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN

TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE


Deborah and Cary, thank you so much for dropping by for a visit. Please don't be strangers. I love sharing your news. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and you find time to disappear into a great book. Until we meet again, please be nice to one another.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks
In the Shadow of Vengeance release date: 22 December 2014