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“Pride and Passion (Decades: A Journey of African-American Romance Book 6)” by Carla Buchanan

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Pride and Passion (Decades: A Journey of African-American Romance Book 6)

by Carla Buchanan

Genre: Historical Romance/African-American

2.99 at time of posting!

Behind the soft smile, perfect manners, and helpful air, Constance Ray is a woman struggling to make it through the day. After her husband is killed in the Korean war, his death leaves her lost, knowing she can never be the woman she was before. Although, when a handsome navy officer shows up with a final word from the grave, Constance can’t ignore the message. She also can’t continue to be indifferent to the man who brought it, or his involvement in the war – the one for everyone’s right to be treated equally.

Nathaniel Kelly never means for it to happen, especially not with Constance. He is supposed to fulfill the final wish of the man he owed his life to, but he can’t help it when he instantly falls for the soften-spoken, bereaved preacher’s daughter. But as much as he wishes to court her, to love her, his loyalty to his friend and his obligation to make up for sins of the father, stand in the way. Remaining true to his friendship, and his mission, is hard when pride for the movement unites Nathaniel with Constance and his passion for her finally sets her free.

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“Where Souls Embrace (Jasmine Cottage Book 4)” by Maureen Driscoll

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Where Souls Embrace (Jasmine Cottage Book 4)

by Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Gothic

3.99 at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

From the author of the Kellington and Emerson Regency romances, comes the fourth book in the Jasmine Cottage series set in the early Victorian era.

Lily Winslow has had a difficult time making ends meet since the death of her parents a few years earlier. She has sought work as a companion, but it has been difficult to find a position with a ten-year-old brother in tow. She finally finds a job in a lovely home, but her employer keeps risking his life in pursuit of conspirators who wish to kill the queen.

Oliver Wadsworth has been a spymaster for well over a decade. Known for being calm under pressure, his entire life is upended when Lily Winslow moves into his home to care for his grandmother. As he tries to protect his family in a race to find the conspirators in a deadly assassination ring, he realizes he has a lot to live for.

WHERE SOULS EMBRACE is the story of finding love and blending a family. It’s very little history with a fair amount of graphic language of a sexual nature. It’s also a great deal of fun.

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#Spotlight | Tracey L. Dragon, author of “Cherished Wings’

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I’m happy to welcome Tracey L. Dragon to Nesie’s Place today. Her latest book, Cherished Wings, released in mid-July.

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Welcome Tracey! Let’s begin with the question every author gets asked. What’s your favorite genre to read?

As a young girl I started reading mysteries in elementary school, but when I moved into middle school I had access to such authors as Victoria Holt and Mary Stewart where you had both mystery and a touch of romance. In high school I fell in love with the Flame & the Flower by Kathleen Woodiss and my addiction to romance novels began in earnest. Although I love romance, I still love a good thriller.

Do you venture into other genres other than your preferred?

When it comes to reading, yes I will read different genres. With my writing, I currently write dual-time romances where you have both a contemporary and historical story entwined in one book. I also write Regency romance and a series of children’s books entitled The Military Brat Series. Maybe further down the road, I will venture into combining romance and mysteries together.

What are you reading now?

Although I love to read, at the moment all my time is spent on writing, editing, and marketing for my new Return to the Home Front Series.

Favorite beverage to read with?

I love a good cup of Starbucks coffee.

Coffee! Yes! I can relate. Are you a Pantser or Plotter?

I am 100% pantser—have always been so. My teachers in school used to give me a hard time for not writing outlines for my essays which I never seemed able to do very well. My stories usually begin as vague ideas in my head and only come to life when my fingers hit the keyboard, and then I let the characters tell the story.

Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid?

I’m a hybrid. I’ve self-published my children’s books, and my novels are published through Soul Mate Publishing.

How long have you been a writer?

For as long as I can remember reading, I’ve been writing. I’ve written for many years but always put my manuscripts on the shelf. Only in the last ten years have I seriously worked at writing with publication in mind.

How long did it take you to write your first book?

That’s hard to say. My novel Cherished Wings is not my first completed manuscript, but my first for publication. I had worked on it for probably a year then set it aside for several years before I brought it out and dusted it off and decided to publish it. The second book in my series, I wrote in a couple of months, while the third took me six. I never know how long my characters are going to take to tell their story. Sometimes they stand up and shout write about me and other times I have to pull teeth to get them to speak.

Yes, when your story is character-driven they know they have you at their mercy. What’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?

I currently write romance and a children’s series.  I have three Regency manuscripts on my bookshelf that I will most likely publish soon. At one time they were my favorite to both read and write, but once I ventured into my “Return to the Home Front Series” I’ve become a bit enamored with the World War II era.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Write what you love. Join writing groups to learn your craft, and trust your instincts. I thought for a long time because I’m not a plotter, that I must not be a good writer or that I couldn’t be a successful writer. Write how best works for you, but don’t be afraid to learn from other authors and to read what you like to write.

Where do you get the most writing done?

I work mostly from my office at home. I’d send a picture but I live in Florida and am currently in Western New York promoting my novel Cherished Wings which takes place in the town of Albion.

Totally addicted to social media or could you live without it?

I could live without it, but unfortunately it is necessary to be a successful author today.

What’s your latest project, Tracey?

I am currently promoting my debut novel Cherished Wings, but my second novel in the “Return to the Home Front Series” – When the Geese Fly North is due for release in the fall so I’m working on edits for my editor as well as writing book four for the series.

Tell us about the making of Cherished Wings.

Cherished Wings was inspired by my own mother’s story. Although she never talked about it, my sisters and I all knew about the World War II wings she kept hidden in her dresser. The wings belonged to a beau who was killed on a mission. Upon my mother’s death I did not find the wings; but I did, however, find a small envelope containing his photos, one which was cut to fit the size of one of her lockets. She also kept the glass top of a bottle of French Perfume called Bamboo. It was from these items that the idea for Cherished Wings was sparked and Fran and Jack were created. I loved writing this story because I wrote it for and dedicated it to my mother who is no longer with us.

How beautiful and bittersweet. Please share an excerpt with us.

Genre – Dual Time Romance – Contemporary/Historical  – Romance: Where the past & present meet.

Excerpt

The knock on the door followed by a chorus of greetings stirred Fran to take one final glance in the mirror before heading downstairs. Amy and Red’s voices were distinctive, and she could clearly make out their boisterous teasing. It was the third voice that stopped her in her tracks—rich, deep, and smooth as fine whiskey. It sent shivers down her spine and struck a chord deep within her.

As she stepped onto the landing, Red turned in her direction and whistled. “Ah, there’s my girl now.”

She parted her lips to refute his statement, but found the words stuck in her throat when the tall sailor in dress uniform standing beside Red turned to acknowledge her presence.

The stranger’s mesmerizing eyes locked with hers and for a moment it was as if time stood still.

Fran froze mid-step when a pair of startling blue eyes met hers. A sense of déjà vu overwhelmed her as though their souls had met before. Her hand locked on the stair rail to prevent the unchecked motion of her body as her stride faltered.

“Are you all right?” The dark-haired man standing at the foot of the stairs stepped forward with an outstretched hand.

Disconcerted by her visceral reaction to Red’s friend and feeling self-conscious and more than a little clumsy, she blurted the first thing that came to mind.

“Of course, why wouldn’t I be? Now that my guy’s home.” She forced a smile. Ignoring Red’s grin and Amy’s choked expression.

Red shouldered aside his friend. “Now don’t you be trying to horn in on my gal.” He reached for her hand, tugged her forward, and slid his hands to her waist, lifting her up high.

She slapped Red’s shoulder. “Put me down you big oaf. You’re embarrassing me in front of your friend.”

Red swung her down but held her with her feet just above the floor. “How about a kiss from my favorite girl?”

“In your dreams, sailor, I’m sure you’ve used that line in every port.”

Red set her down and dramatically crossed his right arm over his heart. “Oh, how you wound me.”

She rolled her eyes at him and laughed. “I see you can take the boy out of the country, but not the country out of the boy. I would have thought you’d have gained some polish while stationed in the city.”

“Ouch. Cut to the bone. You’ve sure gotten sassy while I’ve been away.”

“Just you remember that buster.” She poked him in the chest. “Now how about you quit being rude to your pal and introduce us.”

“Oh, all right. But don’t you be making sheep’s eyes at him like all the gals in the city. You’d think he was Frank Sinatra or something. He just casts his baby blues at the girls and they practically fall at his feet.”

His friend cleared his throat. “Laying it on a little thick, aren’t you, Red?”

Red turned to his buddy and grinned. “Just want to make sure Fran doesn’t become another one of your victims.”

“Well, how ‘bout you do me the courtesy of an introduction first, you big galoot.”

“Fran meet Jack. Jack meet Fran. Now that that’s over, what do you say we get going?”

Jack just shook his head at Red, his eyes sparkling with humor. He then stepped forward and extended his hand. “Lieutenant McOmber at your service, ma’am.”

Fran put her hand in his and then with indrawn breath withdrew it quickly. “Frances Jones, but please call me Fran.

“I’d be honored to, Fran.” His lips curled warmly.

“All right, Casanova.” Red tucked his arm through Fran’s leading her toward the door and away from his friend. “What do you say we leave? I’m anxious to dance this pretty little redhead around the floor, and boy can her feet move. I’m telling, you. She can jitterbug like there’s no tomorrow. I usually have a hard time keeping up with her—always had a bit of a left foot.”

Fran flushed at Red’s praise. She hated having attention drawn to her. She’d always been shy that way, but she did love to dance.

Amy grabbed Jack’s arm. “Come on, Jack.” She led him toward the car. “We can sit in the back, and you can tell me all about yourself.”

Fran gave her friend a frown. So much for just catching a ride. She had no one to blame but herself for being paired with Red. After all, she opened her mouth and inserted her high-heeled shoe. She wanted to hit herself in the head with it. She replayed her words over again in her mind. Why wouldn’t I be fine, now that my guy’s home? What on earth had come over her?

Jack’s baby blues, that’s what.

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Great excerpt! Very intriguing!

Many thanks to Tracey L. Dragon for stopping by today. Keep scrolling and you’ll find out where to grab a copy of her latest release, Cherished Wings, and where you can find Tracey on social media.

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cherished wings coverTitle: Cherished Wings

Author: Tracey L. Dragon

Genre: Historical Romance

When Sara Kennedy returns to her small hometown in Western New York and visits her dying grandmother, Fran, in the hospital, she asks her about the pair of World War II Navy Wings she found in her dresser drawer.

Her grandmother reluctantly shares with Sara the powerfully love story she had not spoken of in over fifty years. As the tale unfolds, Sara finds herself caught up in a time where things were simpler, yet more complex—where love and war were not compatible.

A story so poignant, it rocks Sara’s world and changes her life forever.

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Author BioTL Dragon

Cherished Wings was inspired by my own mother’s story. Although she never spoke of it, my sisters and I all knew of the World War II wings she kept hidden in her dresser. The wings belonged to a beau who was killed during a mission. Upon my mother’s death, I did not find the wings, but I did, however, find a small envelope containing his photos, one which was cut to fit the size of one of her lockets. She also kept the glass top of an old bottle of French perfume called Bamboo. It was from these items that the idea for Cherished Wings was sparked and the characters Fran and Jack were created. I hope you fall in love with Lt. Jack McOmber as much as I did while creating him. Please visit my website: traceyldragon.com. I would love to hear from you. My books are available at Soul Mate Publishing.com, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

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“Colt (Alaska Cowboys & Mounties Book 1) (Western Historical Romance)” by Kate Bridges

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Colt (Alaska Cowboys & Mounties Book 1) (Western Historical Romance)

by Kate Bridges

Genre: Western/Victorian

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Be swept away by these passionate ALASKA COWBOYS and MOUNTIES! This enthralling western historical romance series by USA TODAY bestselling author, Kate Bridges, celebrates sexy alpha heroes and remarkable women as they fall in love. Don’t miss these steamy love stories!

Alaska and the Yukon, 1898

MEET COLT, the strong and silent Mountie who’s forced to escort the beautiful, brainy and talkative Elizabeth through the northern wilderness.

Mountie Colt Hunter is on a dangerous undercover mission with his team of Mounties, traveling to Alaska and the Yukon, and the last thing he wants is the delicate Elizabeth Langley joining them. Frustrated at being forced to escort her, Colt orders Elizabeth to go in disguise too—as his make-believe sister.

He wants Elizabeth to understand that she needs to follow his orders and step in line with his men. How else will they survive the dangers? And how will Colt survive the emotional battle dueling inside his heart, between duty and passion, every time he looks at her?

Elizabeth thinks that pretending to be his sister is ridiculous. But she can fake it as well as he can. She’s not the delicate city woman that Colt believes. Elizabeth is a hardworking doctor, trying to make it to the Yukon in search of answers to a troubling family secret and to meet with her grandfather. When they get to the Klondike, she’ll finally be free of Colt’s bossy attitude, free of his close proximity and free of the way he makes her heart race….

Originally published as Klondike Doctor in 2007.

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“Clean Regency Romance: Not So Sweet Maria (Sisters By Marriage Book 1)” by Jessica Spencer

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Clean Regency Romance: Not So Sweet Maria (Sisters by marriage Book 1)

by Jessica Spencer

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

99¢ at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

LOVE UNDER MISTAKEN IDENTITY.
The ton calls her Sweet Maria and, even in her fourth Season, eligibles continue to offer her marriage.
They do not know Lady Maria despises the hypocritical ways of Polite Society and is trying to sail away to America!

Though the granddaughter of a duke, Lady Maria is a Child of Scandal because her mother was an American commoner.
She blames the duke and the duchess for her parents’ death. Had they not disowned them, they would not have died of a virulent fever in America, leaving her an orphan at the age of five.

She has not forgotten the coldness she had met with as a child, and how there were those who examined her features for tainted blood, and disparaged her mother to her face.

She agrees to an arranged match to ward off her persistent suitors, treating the engagement as a sham one to be ended at her convenience.

Then, most unexpectedly, she finds love with a commoner.
Only he isn’t a commoner but the Earl of Daventon.

Gareth, Earl of Daventon is no stranger to Scandal. Rumour has it that his father had banished his mother for adulterous behavior. He remembers his mother as a sweet, gentle woman and knows the late earl yearned until his last breath to have her back.

Love is a quagmire and I shall not be caught in it, he decides. But love finds him. The object of his ardour is a mysterious young woman who dresses like a shop girl and behaves like a lady.

Lord Daventon remedies the situation by accepting an arranged match, his betrothed being Lady Maria whom he hasn’t met.

All of which leads to a delightful tangle of affairs.

 

 

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“Black (The Black Series Book 1)” by Joan Vassar

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Black (The Black Series Book 1)

by Joan Vassar

Genre: Historical Romance/African-American

5.99 at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

In August 1831, Nat Turner leads a group of escaped slaves in a rebellion that rocks the South. The revolt comes to a quick and violent end. In November, Nat is publicly hanged, and as his body swings, a false sense of peace washes over Jerusalem, Virginia.

Unbeknownst to the world, on the day Nat Turner dies, his son, Nat Hope Turner, is born. Reared by Big Mama on the Turner plantation, young Nat’s identity is kept secret to keep him safe. As Nat grows to manhood, he leads his own uprising against slavery and is forever after known as Black.

Fate-by way of Big Mama-leads Black to rescue a young female slave, Sunday, before the plantation owner can sell her. Black has lived for liberty until the day he comes face to face with the alluring Sunday. As the two embark on a sexually charged ride toward love and freedom, they set off a chain of events that forces Black to risk his own liberty for hers.

Black shares the appealing tale of a passionate love between a man and a woman bound together to change their destiny.

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#BookTour “Cherished Wings (Return to the Home Front Book 1)” by Tracey L. Dragon

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cherished wings coverTitle: Cherished Wings

Author: Tracey L. Dragon

Genre: Historical Romance

When Sara Kennedy returns to her small hometown in Western New York and visits her dying grandmother, Fran, in the hospital, she asks her about the pair of World War II Navy Wings she found in her dresser drawer.

Her grandmother reluctantly shares with Sara the powerfully love story she had not spoken of in over fifty years. As the tale unfolds, Sara finds herself caught up in a time where things were simpler, yet more complex—where love and war were not compatible.

A story so poignant, it rocks Sara’s world and changes her life forever.

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Author BioTL Dragon

Cherished Wings was inspired by my own mother’s story. Although she never spoke of it, my sisters and I all knew of the World War II wings she kept hidden in her dresser. The wings belonged to a beau who was killed during a mission. Upon my mother’s death, I did not find the wings, but I did, however, find a small envelope containing his photos, one which was cut to fit the size of one of her lockets. She also kept the glass top of an old bottle of French perfume called Bamboo. It was from these items that the idea for Cherished Wings was sparked and the characters Fran and Jack were created. I hope you fall in love with Lt. Jack McOmber as much as I did while creating him. Please visit my website: traceyldragon.com. I would love to hear from you. My books are available at Soul Mate Publishing.com, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

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