NEW RELEASE! A Bride for Valentin by Parker J. Cole

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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?

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — We’re Crossing Over One by One with Cecelia Summers

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.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Pinkerton Matchmaker Series with Christine Sterling

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.

Tonight on the Write Stuff–Hannah’s Civil Pirate with Joanna Emerson

51-PJ7+phSL (1)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.

NEW RELEASE! Wanted: Stonemason by Parker J. Cole

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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?

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Casa Belle Chronicles with Liz Galvano Harshbarger

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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?

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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.


lizgalvanoLiz 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.

Tonight on the Write Stuff–Destiny’s Whirlwind with Catherine Brakesfield

destinywhirlwindCollina McConnell is thrust from adolescence to adulthood as she promises her dying father she will manage their estate, but her father dies before disclosing the mystery behind his legacy for Shushan. Dashing Rough Rider Franklin Long offers his help, and suddenly Collina’s heart has a will of its own. Does he feel the same for her? War is declared, and he leaves for the Cuban shoreline. He holds the key to her heart, but will he return? A disgruntled in-law and a vindictive lawyer place the McConnell clan in the clutches of life’s tangled web of deception and greed. As Collina fights to keep her promise to her father, the words of Esther 8:6 ring in her thoughts. “How can I endure to see the evil that will come to my people?”
 
Join Catherine Brakesfield and myself as we discuss her newest book at 7pm Eastern time! You can call in at 646-668-8485, 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/10740173

catherinebrakefieldCatherine is an ardent receiver of Christ’s rejuvenating love, as well as a hopeless romantic and patriot. She skillfully intertwines these elements into her writing as the author of The Wind of Destiny, an inspirational historical romance, and Images of America, The Lapeer Area. Her most recent history book is Images of America, Eastern Lapeer County. Catherine, former staff writer for Michigan Traveler Magazine, has free lanced for numerous publications. Her short stories have been published in Guidepost Books Extraordinary Answers to Prayers, Unexpected Answers and Desires of Your Heart; Baker Books, Revell, The Dog Next Door; CrossRiver Publishing, The Benefit Package. Her inspirational historical romance, Wilted Dandelions, is scheduled for release by CrossRiver Media in 2015.

Catherine enjoys horseback riding, swimming, camping, and traveling the byroads across America. She lives in Michigan with her husband, Edward, of forty years and her Arabian horses. Her children grown and married, she and Edward are the blessed recipients of two handsome grandsons and a lovely granddaughter!