Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SWEET SAVINGS ON ROMANCE

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all having a great week. I have a little news to share. My publisher, Crimson Romance has again placed a huge number of e-books on sale in honor of Valentine's Day for the entire month of February. This is the time to stock up your E-reader to get you through the last few weeks of winter as well as those lazy summer reading days.



I'm thrilled that all my individual books are on sale, but I'm most excited that for the first time MODERN MAGIC IS ONLY $1.99. 



Here is what the San Diego Book Review had to say about HIS ONE WISH:

"The fourth and final story in the collection entices the reader with a genie wish as its fairy tale theme. Aiden Cooper is a wounded war vet with a prosthetic arm from a war injury that got him discharged and sent back to the states. Listless without a purpose or career and feeling like less of a man because of his injuries and PTSD, he accepts a procurement job of a businessman who claims that an employee stole a very valuable piece of technology from the company and they want Aiden to get it back, and for a very handsome fee. However, Aiden quickly realizes that this simple job is much more than it seems and the people he is beginning to trust may not be worthy of his trust after all. 

Jazlin is right in the middle of the missing technology mystery as the daughter of the owner of the company, niece of the man who hired Aiden and friend of the supposed thief. Aiden is not sure if he can trust her and just how deeply she is involved in this mess he finds himself thrown into the middle of.


The story has great suspense and keeps you guessing at each person’s role in the mystery and where their loyalties lie. It is also a story of renewal as Aiden finds peace in his circumstances and a renewed sense of purpose. Essentially, he finds life again."

HIS ONE WISH was such a fun book to write and I hope you will fall as deeply in love with Aiden and Jazlin as I did. OH...a little spoiler. It could be that one of my hunky McNeil men may drop in for a visit.

Enjoy the rest of your week. I hope you can find time to put your feet up and read a great book.  Until we meet again, take care and be nice to one another.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks

Friday, January 22, 2016

BLURB FOR THE BOYS IN BLUE

Hello All!

In three days, January 25th, THE BOYS IN BLUE:TEN COP ROMANCES will be released into the world. Again, I'm very proud to have IN THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE as part of this collection. If you haven't had a chance to read the other books in my Shadow series, please rest assured. Each story is a stand alone title featuring new primary characters with overlapping secondary characters. With Vengeance, you will love Noah McNeil and Elizabeth Merlot, but you will also get a chance to meet all my wonderful, sexy-as-heck McNeil brothers. Hopefully, getting to know one of the McNeils is like the whole pototoe chip dilemma: one taste is never enough. You can always jump ahead of the game and read the first three chapters HERE.



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Here are the ten blurbs as a little tease. Enjoy!

It's hard to resist a man in uniform, and when it comes to these ten sexy law enforcement heroes, danger never looked so good. From street beats to under the covers, they're arresting, they're provocative, and they're sure to steal your heart!

Undercover Heat by Tami Lund
When Agent Kyra Sanders and FBI hotshot Quinn Daniels are assigned to go undercover as a married couple, trouble - and desire - flares. She's got a history, he's got a hell of a secret, and the only answer to this dilemma is almost criminal.

In the Shadow of Vengeance by Nancy C. Weeks  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.

Montana Mustangs by Danica Winters 
When a body washes up on the shore of a rural Montana lake, police officer Dane Burke and Aura Montgarten must get to the bottom of this mystery - but Aura has a secret that's out of this world. Can two unlikely souls find true love?
Love Is in the Air: When Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Jim Cromwell investigates Maine-based drug ring The Alabatross Alliance, the case leads him to airline pilot Captain Sophie Berg. He's not sure if she's an innocent or his lead suspect, but when she's kidnapped, Jim must decide whether to believe his head or his heart.

Love Is in the Air by Anji Nolan: When Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Jim Cromwell investigates Maine-based drug ring The Alabatross Alliance, the case leads him to airline pilot Captain Sophie Berg. He's not sure if she's an innocent or his lead suspect, but when she's kidnapped, Jim must decide whether to believe his head or his heart.

Inheriting Fear by Sandy Vaile 
Detective Luca Patterson has never crossed a professional line until he meets his new neighbor Mya. She's sexy, feisty, and he can't stop thinking about her, but her secrets coincide with Luca's case - and lead to an unexpectedly sizzling interlude in his bed. When lines blur, will love or duty ultimately come into focus?

Fated Hearts by Becky Flade 
Sheriff Carter McAlister offers mysterious newcomer Henley Elliott a job as his assistant. Breaking through her carefully built shell proves to be a near-impossible task, and now a dangerous new presence in the Cove seems to be targeting Henley. Can Henley and Carter leave their secrets and scars in the past to get a second chance at happily ever after?

On His Watch by Susanne Matthews 
Special Agent Jason Spark is enjoying some welcome peace and quiet when he's called to a 911 call and steps into a horrifying bloodbath straight out of a Hollywood slasher movie. Survivor Nikki Hart believes Jason might be the angel sent to protect her. But when she learns about the secret role he played in her tragedy, can she ever forgive him?

Ashley's Allegiance by Robyn Neeley
Ashley Whitman's ready to step up and contribute to the family tea legacy, just like her successful cousins. But as the conspiracy surrounding the farm deepens, so does her relationship with Sheriff Jacob Sanders. Their families have been rivals for years . . . will a union between them finally bring peace to Emerald Springs?

Acts of Faith by Jessica Starre
Everyone assumed Emma's brother died in a car accident. Then one of his friends asks Emma to meet her so she can reveal the truth, but the whistleblower is brutally murdered before their appointment. There's only one person Emma can turn to for help - her ex-husband, a cop who never wants to see her again.

Retribution by  Winter Austin
The homicide of a criminal lawyer puts Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau on a collision course with a professional assassin from his past. Is his relationship with professional barrel racer Cody Lewis the motivation behind the attacks - or a secret weapon that gives him the edge to end this nightmare once and for all?
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I hope you have a chance to relax and enjoy a good read this weekend. Until next time, be safe, and as always, be kind of one another.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks

Saturday, January 16, 2016

HOW I KEEP IT REAL: GOALS FOR AN EXCITING NEW YEAR

Happy Saturday, Everyone!

I hope your week has been a good one and you're off making 2016 your best year yet. I have high hopes for this year. I don't make resolutions, but I do try to outline a few goals for myself. And if you share your goals with others, then they are more likely to be met because you now are accountable to those goals. So here are my writing and life goals for 2016:

  • Get my health back on track! 
The last months of 2015 were rough and totally unexpected. My strength and happy disposition took a beating. While I still have little control over the healing process [other than doing everything my doctors tell me to do] I do control my disposition. 


What you think, you become.

What you feel, you attract.
What you imagine, you create.
~ Budda ~

  • I'm going to finish the first book of my new series: working title: Marked by Visions by March.
This story has been living in my head for several months. I put it aside to write my first novella, HIS ONE WISH--the fourth book in Modern Magic: A Quartet of Fractured Fairy Tales. It was a little hard picking it back up.  Well, it's time Emersyn D'Azzo and Alec Pearce found their happy-ever-after and it's up to me to give it to them.


  • My third big goal is to complete the second book in my new series.
This goal is a little daunting. While I know who my hero and heroine are going to be, I haven't met them yet. As a writer, character development is my most important step in creating a new novel. I have to know everything about my characters: professions, personalities, likes/dislikes, mannerisms, quirks, dispositions, strengths/weakness. They become real to me and spend hours talking to me inside my head. There is also this thing that happens in every new project. My characters have a way of taking over the story. I know them so well by that point, I go with the flow because that is when magic happens. My goal is to have this book ready for you to read by the end of the year. Wish me luck!

  • My final goal for 2016 is huge. I'm going to find a better balance between my writing and my personal life.
This goal is going to be the toughest to achieve. I love everything about writing. As an author, I must write or my readers will forget I exist. But somewhere in the last 3 years, I have forgotten how to let everything go and enjoy myself. When I'm out with family and friends, I can't help feeling guilty about my poor daily word count on my new project or how I'm going to re-work a scene that has fallen flat. It's never ending and that has got to stop. I haven't figured out how I'm going to do this just yet, but the year is still young. If you have any advice to share, I would sure love to hear it. How do you balance your life?


Now, for other news that's happening in 2016. I'm excited to let you know that my publisher, Crimson Romance has developed a new bundle called THE BOYS IN BLUE. I'm so very proud to see my name alongside Crimson Romance's finest authors. The fifth book in my Shadow series, IN THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE is the second story in this collection. 

The Boys in Blue doesn't release until January 25, 2016 but it is up for pre-order for only 99 CENTS!

AMAZON---WOW-0.70 CENTS!!

BARNES AND NOBLE


THE BOYS IN BLUE SHORT BLURB:

It's hard to resist a man in uniform, and when it comes to these ten sexy law enforcement heroes, danger never looked so good. From street beats to under the covers, they're arresting, they're provocative, and they're sure to steal your heart!

In February, I have another bundle releasing called Killer Thrillers: Five Edge of Your Seat Romances. The fourth book in my Shadow series, In the Shadow of Pride will will be featured in this bundle. And can I say...is that a sexy cover or what.

If you haven't had a chance to get to know my McNeil brothers, you don't want to miss these two bundles. If you have read the series, well, this is a wonderful way to get to know authors you haven't read. Win win.

Here is wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and exciting 2016! Again, I would love to know how you find balance between your professional life and your personal life. If you are in the same boat as I am, go ahead and share your goals in the comment section below. We can be goal buddies and help keep each other on track.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks

Thursday, December 24, 2015

MY JOYS OF CHRISTMAS


 



This week, my home is full of family and friends, and I don't have a minute to myself. Whoopee!!! The Holiday season is upon us and I love every minute of it!

Do I plan in advance to keep chaos at a minimum? What fun would that be. There are days I never stop.  While most people seem to be stressed out by the crowded stores, Christmas decorations up everywhere before Thanksgiving, the crazy traffic, the school events, extra housework chores and the endless cooking, I enjoy the noise and the disorder because it means that in a matter of hours, I'm going to be with the people I love most in the world. 

My daughter had an amazing third grade teacher--Mr. Riley. I remember during his class holiday party, he sat on the floor with his students and explained to them that it wasn't what was under their Christmas tree that mattered. It was the people who were with them around that tree that defined the meaning of this season. I'm not sure if the students grasped the profound statement, but I did.

I'm the first one to admit that I'm a very blessed woman. It doesn't matter to me what is under my tree. Those that will be sitting around my tree on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and the days that follow is what keeps me going.

I'm leaving you with one of my sweet hubby's favorite Christmas cookies which I make a couple times a year. Once you see the ingredients, you will understand why I save this delightful treat for special occasions. If you have a special treat you make for the season, I would love to hear about it. Just leave me a note in the comment section below. 

I'm going to be a little quiet for the next couple of weeks while I spend time with family, celebrating our holiday traditions, and maybe starting new ones. I wish all of you the very best this loving season has to offer. Merry Christmas and may every day of the New Year bring you great joy and happiness.

With hugs,

Nancy C. Weeks

WAIT...don't leave yet before checking out my white chocolate cookie recipe!  



White Chocolate, Nuts, Coconut and dried Cranberries Heaven in a Cookie


I start with a basic cookie recipe, but adapt the ingredients.

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt [I use salted butter]
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2-3 cups Nestle Toll House White Chocolate Morsels. [I like this brand because the morsels are so creamy]
1 cup coconut [I love Baker's brand because it's so moist]
2 cup chopped pecans [of course you could use other nuts, but there is nothing better than pecans and coconut]
1 cup dried cranberries

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients, but don't over beat. I use a cookie scoop to drop rounded tablespoon onto an parchment-lined baking sheet. 

BAKE for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Every oven is different. These cookies usually take 14 minutes in my oven. Just watch them closely the first few trays. You can then cool them for a couple minutes. My family usually can't wait that long.


Friday, December 11, 2015

COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS BY SUSANNE MATTHEWS

Happy Friday, Everyone,

The weekend is upon us. I love these two days because I can usually find a few hours to slipped away into a quiet corner and read. This time of year, I love losing myself in a wonderful Christmas story and my go-to books are usually novellas. The shorter length gives me a guilt-free reading break. I dive in and read it in one sitting before returning to my to-do list.

With that in mind, I would like to give a big holiday shout out for my sweet friend, Susanne Matthews whose Christmas novella, Come Home for Christmas is now available on AMAZON. I just love the cover and blurb. I can't wait to read this charming story.

Come Home For Christmas

Amazon exclusive, can be read free with KU

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01976J9UO


This past year has been a miserable one for Krista Jacobs, and what’s going to make it even worse is having to spend Christmas at Seven Oaks, the Alberta ranch that was her home until her uncle tossed her out on her ear before her nineteenth birthday. But Uncle Charles is gone and has left her something in his will—something she can only have if she spends Christmas at the ranch with Ethan Terrance, her step-cousin, and the man she’d hoped to marry ten years ago.

When Charles Terrance died, the last thing Ethan expected to discover was that not only had his dad sabotaged his relationship with Krista, he’d cheated her out of the inheritance that should’ve been hers ten years ago. Since Ethan’s never been able to forget the woman he loved, he’ll do whatever he has to in order to make things right—including having his lawyer send her a request she can’t ignore. Krista has to come home for Christmas.

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If you enjoy a more edgier story for your reading pleasure, Susanne also has several thrilling romantic suspense novels. You can learn more about Susanne and what she writes here:

Susanne Matthews: Website    Blog    Facebook page    Twitter @jandsmatt

Amazon author page    and    Goodreads author page


I hope you can find a little free time in the next few days to read a good book. Next week, I'll be posting some of my favorite holiday treats. In fact, I'm taking off my writer's cap and putting on my baker's cap as I test a couple old recipes I haven't tried in years.

That is it for today. Have a great weekend, and as always, be safe and kind to one another.

Hugs,

Nancy C. Weeks

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

MY THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Hello Everyone!

My sister sent me this quote in a text. I loved it so much I thought I would share. 

Life is amazing and then it’s awful and then it’s amazing again and in between the amazing and the awful it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living, heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life and it’s breathtakingly beautiful. – L.R. Knost 


That's it for today. I'll be back in a few days. In the meantime, stay safe, and as always, be kind to one another.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks

Saturday, November 14, 2015

FRANCE, YOU HAVE MY HEART


To the people of France,

You have my heart! I pray for peace and justice. This evil will not be tolerated.