Can a marriage of revenge ever turn into love?
Valentin Carrion del Bosque, former peasant turned wealthy spice trader, has only one mission: get revenge on the man who dishonored his sister. After waiting years for the perfect moment, he finally sees the chance to wreak havoc on his enemy’s life by marrying his sister.
Contessa Ysabel Garcia de Alba only wanted to live her life in peace and become a sister of the holy orders, until her brother demands she marries a man in order to escape that man’s threat to ruin their family name. She becomes a mail order bride by proxy and travels from Spain to New Mexico in order to save the family.
When Valentin sees the lovely, beautiful contessa, he’s torn between his desire of getting revenge on her brother and his attraction for his enemy’s sister. Ysabel wonders if she can ever be more to him than the sister of the man he hates. When secrets of the past are revealed, can Valentin move past the pain and find love in the arms of a woman who carries the same blood as his enemy?
In the 1850’s, Joshua Brooks made a gut-retching decision which placed him and his entire family in extreme peril. Yet his perseverance would culminate into a multi-state covert operation. One night in 1855, his 12 year old great-granddaughter risks her life to save another. Her heroic deed would remain a secret until 1913. That is when a reporter decided to investigate the veracity of this former slave’s story. And what a story it was! He concluded that her act of bravery had altered the course of American history.
Join me as I chat with Cecelia Summers and the historical fiction story of her family based on actual events. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11230997.
Pairing prospective lady Pinkerton detectives with rough and ready agents? What could possibly go wrong?
Head of the Denver Pinkerton office, Archie Gordon, has been tasked with hiring female agents.
The problem? They need to be trained by existing agents while solving cases. Alone and unchaperoned. In 1871.
The solution? Have each pair marry temporarily, for the duration of the case. If Archie can convince his reluctant agents and the even more reluctant women to agree, that is.
One thing is certain, it won’t be dull. And the couples might even find love on the road to adventure. If they don’t kill each other first.
The Pinkerton Matchmaker – Christine Sterling & Marianne Spitzer
An Agent for Lucy – Amelia Adams
An Agent for Regina – Marianne Spitzer
An Agent for Wilhelmina – Sophie Dawson
An Agent for Claudette – Christine Sterling
An Agent for Audrey – Laura Beers
An Agent for Victoria – Kate Marie Clark
An Agent for Elizabeth – Julia Ridgmont
An Agent for Cecily – Marie Higgins
An Agent for Charity – Patricia PACJAC Carroll
An Agent for Diana – Rebecca Connelly
An Agent for Belle – Nerys Leigh
An Agent for Arielle – Parker J. Cole
Join in the conversation with Christine Sterling and I at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11176463.
Hannah Jones knows little more than the evils of slavery. She yearns for freedom for herself and her children. But in Charleston, SC, in the 1850s, freedom is impossible for a black woman.
Then she meets Robert Smalls, who doesn’t think like anyone else she ever met before. And he may be daring and gallant enough to attempt the impossible – escape.
If they succeed, they will win freedom for their family and friends. If they fail, the Confederate army would hang Robert as a pirate, and would kill his whole family. Or worse, send them back to slavery.
Join in as I chat with Joanna Emerson and her book, Hannah’s Civil Pirate. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11156049.
Mallet Thorne is in trouble, big trouble. All because he listened to a gypsy fortune-teller and not his own heart. He just wanted to make right the pain his brother, outlaw Mace Thorne, caused in Silverpines. So at the advice of the Gypsy he answers an advertisement for a groom. He has every intention of becoming the husband and father to a widow and her children even though he is unsure if he would be a good father and husband. That is until he sees the most beautiful woman ever. He’s drawn to the beauty even as he sees the distrust in her eyes.
Catrina Rosenmeyer hears the name of the newest man in Silverpines and is overcome with fear. Long ago a gypsy fortune-teller warned her to beware the thorn and she’s convince Mallet is who she meant. All she wants is to stay hidden and grieve for her sister. So why is she drawn to the handsome Thorne like a moth to flame?
Can the two of them follow the gypsy’s advice or will the mutual attraction they feel overwhelm their fears and obligations? Will Mallet marry the widow or follow his heart to the beautiful Catrina? Will Catrina put aside fear and seek to build a foundation with the stonemason?
Ominous words from the stone-faced physician at the temporary hospital greet her: “Welcome to hell, Miss James.” No description could be more accurate. Earthquake, tsunami, and fire have razed Messina, Sicily. In a single night in 1909, one hundred thousand people never wake up. Physician Lucille James is determined to help despite horrendous conditions, almost non-existent medical supplies, and the opposition of the medical community she worked so hard to join. Giovanni Castello, the man facing her now, stands as her biggest opponent. Surrounded by blood and death and pushed to the edge of exhaustion, Lucille relies on God as her only option. When God gives a gift, after all, a person must use it. Will she have the strength, courage, and faith to do so?
How hard it is to focus on the task at hand when your mind wants nothing more than to sink into sweet oblivion. Almighty God, give me strength. Stone and weeds dug into his head, grit bit his face.
So much blood. The weapon. He must act now or not at all. Footsteps on gravel told of the enemies approach. The Sicilian slowly tightened his grip. Through slit eyelids he watched and waited. The enemy raised his revolver. Only God could have arranged this meeting. Only God could heal a woman so wounded. In His service by life or death; will this vow be fulfilled?
Join me as I chat to Liz Galvano Harshbarger about her series! Listen in at 646-668-8485. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10802871.
Liz Galvano has been writing since she was a little girl. Her stories combine old style adventure and romance with a dash of humor. She loves family, food, animals, and all things Italian. Liz lives with her husband Jeff, two rambunctious dogs, two entitled cats, and a horse who thinks she’s a princess.
LAST LIVE SHOW OF THE YEAR!
Cephas Paulson was born to solve puzzles that nobody else can solve, a talent the U.S. government has exploited with deadly results. Living in 2202 A.D., his is a world dominated by apathy and hedonism where religion is banned and the few remaining Christians hide in the shadows. Known worldwide as “The Cult Hunter”, Cephas is largely responsible for putting them there. Now living a quiet life as a Religious History professor, Cephas is reluctantly called out of retirement when the government sends him on a high stakes mission designed to crush Christianity once and for all.
As the puzzles begin to unravel, Cephas struggles to find the one answer that has always eluded him, the solution to his own desire to explore faith rather than destroy it. To do so, he finds himself walking a dangerous line between two worlds and two beautiful women. One represents the temptations of the outwardly utopian world of man while the other the Godly world that he’s secretly trying to understand. Unfortunately, neither these worlds nor these women are truly what they appear to be, leaving Cephas to wonder if “The Cult Hunter” has become the hunted. Luckily, like the Apostle Paul, Cephas’ learns that God often chooses His champions from the least likely among us and even “The Cult Hunter” has a place in His plan.
Call in to talk with T. J. McKenna and I about his book for the last live show the year! Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher or your mobile device. Follow us on Spreaker. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10463069.
FOR TWO THOUSAND YEARS HIS NAME WAS UNKNOWN. HIS STORY WAS UNTOLD.
When members of Rome’s most despised religious minority are accused by Emperor Nero himself of starting the Great Fire, will any man have the courage to stand up for them?
ONE MAN WILL.
His name is Marcus Quintus Publius . . . a brilliant lawyer, a confidant of Emperors, a fearless soldier, and a man of integrity – a rare combination in the Roman Empire! His journeys have taken him from the windswept shores of Britain all the way to the Parthian capitol of Ecbatana, with many adventures along the way. He crosses paths with crooked governors, barbarian invaders, monstrous beasts, maniacal tyrants, and the apostles of the Empire’s newest faith: Christianity. Hailed as imperator by his troops on the field and called “The Scourge of the Provinces” by corrupt politicians, he now faces his greatest challenge – defending Rome’s Christians against a mad Emperor. He might finally earn the name given him by Paul of Tarsus – Theophilus, the “Lover of God” – but just how much would that stand cost him?
Join me for a trip down the historical streets of ancient Rome with my returning guest, Lewis Smith! You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link: http://tobtr.com/10403001.