My Heart Burns by Marlene Renee

My Heart Burns by Marlene Renee

Today is the middle of August and up on the Canadian prairies, the geese and ducks are gathering. Will this be an early winter? Part of me looks forward to a break from the gardening and painting and building we’re doing this summer. The other part of me thinks blech, I’m not ready for snow and cold and winter coats and boots.

So while I’m mulling over the fact that I’m ready, but not ready, for winter, let me introduce you to Book 24 in the Bandit Creek series, a western historical titled MY HEART BURNS by Marlene Renee.

Marlene has a degree in Education and her love for exciting and romantic stories lead her to start crafting her own. When not working on her latest project, Marlene enjoys reading, running, watching movies and travelling.

And now for the MY HEART BURNS teaser:

A woman’s got to do what her heart tells her – that’s become my motto. I’m Mackenzie Delaney and I realized that fact – and acted on it – before it was too late. Instead of marrying the man my parents had chosen for me, I answered the calling in my heart and headed west to Bandit Creek to fulfill my dream of being a doctor.

Sheriff Dan Wilson added a twist to my dream. Strong and true, he was intent on keeping the peace in his town – by fighting off bandits and keeping women of debatable reputation out.

He succeeded with the bandits.

He found me more of a challenge.

Let’s just say we came to a compromise.

I’ve only had time to read the teaser for this book, but I’m hooked. Check out the links below.

Read Carla Roma’s interview with author Marlene Renee, an excerpt from MY HEART BURNS, buy the book and join the Bandit Creek authors for the Facebook release party.

On the first and fifteenth of the month, check back for more new Bandit Creek books. There’s something at Bandit Creek for everybody!

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The Middle of Summer

The Middle of Summer

While Christy Hayes faces The End of Summer, up on the Canadian prairies, we’re smack in the middle of our summer season. And it’s been a hot, humid summer with temperatures close to 90 degrees F (30 C).

I know. Some of you are laughing at me right now. But to this Canadian, the 90 degree temperature is as bad as minus 40 in the middle of a winter blizzard.

This year on Seabrook’s pond, there’s no time to dilly-dally and hide from the heat. We decided to spruce up our duck pond by adding a fountain.

To read the rest of this post, join me at the Women Unplugged blog.

The Ghost and Christie McFee by Suzanne Stengl

The Ghost and Christie McFee by Suzanne Stengl

After taking a short break from my computer and all things internet and email related, it’s time to get back to work again. I’m writing a book tentatively titled Sex, Lies & Family Ties. It’s about a woman and a man. Probably will have some sex in it. Will definitely have lots of lies. And of course, what’s a Sheila Seabrook story without quirky family members?

It’s fun, it’s exciting, and I haven’t started to bang my forehead against the keyboard yet. Maybe by next week. 🙂

I’m looking forward to the August 1, 2012 release of the next Bandit Creek novella. This story not only follows WEDDING FEVER in release date, but it also follows—and hopefully reveals—the truth behind the Lost Lake treasure.

So without further ado, I’d like to introduce Book 23 in the Bandit Creek series, a contemporary story titled THE GHOST AND CHRISTIE MCFEE by Suzanne Stengl.

Suzanne started her storytelling days when she shared a bedroom with her three younger sisters and used to tell them stories until they fell asleep. After getting a degree in Commerce, she discovered a local romance writers organization and “found” her people.

And now for THE GHOST AND CHRISTIE MCFEE teaser:

When Christie McFee reads about the gold hidden at the bottom of Lost Lake, she decides to put some adventure in her life by diving for treasure. But when she meets Gaven St. Michel, the Divemaster on La Bonne Aventure, she starts to think that treasure can be whatever you want it to be.

If only Christie could figure out how to deal with the two ghosts who are haunting her—one of them wants her help, and the other wants her dead.

I’ve only had the opportunity to read the excerpt posted on the Bandit Creek website, but I’m hooked and can’t wait for the release of this book. Check out the links below. I’ll wait.

Read Carla Roma’s interview with author Suzanne Stengl, an excerpt from THE GHOST AND CHRISTIE MCFEE, buy the book and join the Bandit Creek authors for the Facebook release party.

On the first and fifteenth of the month, check back for more new Bandit Creek books. There’s something at Bandit Creek for everybody!

Connect with me on Facebook and Twitter. Plus, sign up for emails updates from this blog through the Subscribe link on the right sidebar.

Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

It’s that time of year, when people head out on the road for some family fun. But with our children grown, we stay at home during the busy summer months of July and August. It’s a good time to catch up on yard work, especially since we have such a short growing season in the Canadian north.

So while others fight the crowded roads or beaches, this is what I’m doing.

I’ll be back in August with a post to tell you all about the back breaking work on my summer vacation. It’s going to be beautiful … someday. 🙂

In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy your summer. I’m enjoying ours.

Wedding Fever by Sheila Seabrook

Wedding Fever by Sheila Seabrook

Book 22 of the Bandit Creek series has finally arrived and – you guessed it – it’s WEDDING FEVER by Sheila Seabrook. What? Not surprised? You mean someone let out my secret? 🙂

First off, WEDDING FEVER is a novella, like the rest of the Bandit Creek books. I had a blast writing this story. Well, not for the first four chapters … but then something special happened. That magic that happens when I’m glaring at my computer screen, wondering why I ever chose this writerly profession, and wishing it was time to clean toilets instead.

Story Magic. Where does it come from? And do I really care? Yeah, I do, because without the magic, writing a story is just plain hard work. And that’s exactly how WEDDING FEVER began.

But then I started to write Chapter Four and Liz’s daughter popped onto the pages of my manuscript. She was fully formed and naughty with a smart mouth that reminded me of the days when I had teenagers living in my house. You love them, but then they open their mouth …

But I’m getting off topic. You’re here to find out about my story.

If you’ve already checked out my Books page, then you can skip down to the end of this post where I tell you all about the Facebook party and prizes. But for those of you who haven’t read the book blurb, I’ll repeat it here:

WEDDING FEVER by Sheila Seabrook

Bandit Creek’s star reporter is about to have her life turned upside down!

Liz Templeton lives a quiet life with her mother, her mother’s best friend, her boss, and – oh yeah – the ghost of her teenage daughter. When her ex-husband returns to town to hunt for the legendary Lost Lake treasure, she doesn’t count on the pair of matchmaking mothers who are planning her wedding or her daughter’s obsession with the man who might be her dad.

Liz has one chance to stop her family from driving her insane … and falling head over heels in love with her ex isn’t part of the plan.

Review for WEDDING FEVER

“Sheila Seabrook’s WEDDING FEVER is a romantic tale involving sunken treasure, lost love, and a ghost that will capture your heart. Once this story has you in its grip, it won’t let go!”Julie Rowe, author of ICEBOUND and NORTH OF HEARTBREAK.

I hope you love reading this story as much as I loved writing it. I laughed. I cried. And I didn’t want to say goodbye to the characters. And if you enjoy WEDDING FEVER, then check out the prequel, a short story titled BABY FEVER, which is part of the Bandit Creek Fool’s Gold anthology.

Before you run off to enjoy your Sunday, come celebrate the release of WEDDING FEVER with me. Pop over to the Bandit Creek Books site and read Carla Roma’s interview with me, check out the excerpt from WEDDING FEVER, buy the book and join the Bandit Creek authors for the Facebook release party where I’m giving away three (3) copies of WEDDING FEVER. I’m also a guest blogger on the RG2E site today where I’m talking about my love of books.

On the first and fifteenth of the month, check back for more new Bandit Creek books. There’s something at Bandit Creek for everybody!

Connect with me on Facebook and Twitter. And if you’re interested in hearing more about my writing adventures, then sign up for emails updates from this blog through the Subscribe link on the right sidebar.

Until next time, enjoy whatever book you’re reading!

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