Whirlwind Romance

A rush of emotion dropped a veil over all but the tiny world of the two people in seats 11A and 11B, in a jet plane floating somewhere over the Atlantic, in a still moment in time.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

First Kiss: Lapses of Memory at Delilah Devlin's Today

Port of Tangier

Come on down to NY Times bestselling author Delilah Devlin’s wonderful site for a hint at romance to come. Sydney’s and Eddie’s first kiss happens in an unusual place—the port of Tangier, Morocco. Under water. Read more here:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sydney Interferes--But in the Name of Love! Lapses at Misplaced Misfit Today

Old Town Alexandria where Ben & Olivia talk

Today in a brand new excerpt from Lapses of Memory we meet Benjamin Knox, Olivia’s other love interest.

It is spring in Old Town Alexandria, and Sydney Bellek is dictating her memoir to her daughter Olivia. Every few years from the age of five she meets her true love Elian Davies, but while he remembers her, she doesn’t recognize him. Only after surviving wars, revolutions, and years of separation will she realize they are meant to be, but this time it is Elian who has lost his memory of her. Will he remember her before she loses heart or will their new love be enough to replace the old one?

Meanwhile, her daughter Olivia has her own dilemma—how to choose between the rich and dashing Rémy de Beaumec, who wants to take her around the world, and the steady, quiet, American-to-the-core, Benjamin Knox, who only wants to make her happy.

Join them today!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Lady of the Forest--Historical Romance from Barbara Bettis

Please welcome Barbara Bettis and her lovely romance, The Lady of the Forest. Barbara, could you tell us a little about the origin of the story?

Henry and Katherine’s story didn’t start out to be, well, Henry and Katherine’s story. He has been a presence in all three of my other books—one of which is a work-in-progress, a prequel of sorts. When he turned up married in The Heart of the Phoenix (his sister Evie’s book) fans began to ask for the tale of Henry and his lady.  I’d been thinking about various plots, but I’d also had an idea for a lady who had faked her death to escape a forced marriage. Although she is independent  and resourceful, she did need a strong, appealing knight to lend a hand. Fortunately, there was Henry, waiting for his opportunity. Thus, Lady Katherine mistakes Lord Henry for an enemy and captures him and the rest is—The Lady of the Forest. It’s a novella at 40,000 words,  and it was such fun to write.

For the next two weeks, The Lady of the Forest is on sale for 99 cents!

The Wild Rose Press, Oct. 28, 2016
Historical romance, 138 pages
SALE PRICE: 99 cents


He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?

When her elderly husband dies, Lady Katherine fakes her own death and disappears into the forest with others escaping the brutish new lord. Determined to protect her people, she knocks the wrong man senseless. But Lord Henry isn’t an enemy, he’s the brother of her childhood friend. Although his tender confidence tempts her, she’s bound by duty.
Henry of Chauvere has found the one lady he wants for his own, never mind she’s tied him hand and foot. When he learns the king has ordered her to wed Stonehill’s ruthless new master, he insists Kate seek haven with his sister. But she won’t desert her friends. Henry vows to solve her problem, provided he catches a traitor before the threat from Kate's past catches her.https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

When a daring rescue compels Henry and Kate to join forces, their attraction grows into love. If only duty didn’t drive them apart.

Tree where Lady Kate hides

Excerpt (PG): Prey
He was a fine specimen of a knight. Pity he had to die.

Lady Katherine, late of Stonehill Castle, straddled a low-slung branch and watched the intruder work toward her. Closer he came, guiding his black gelding in a careful walk as he searched the October leaves mounding the forest floor.

Late-afternoon sun reflected off his arm, and she bit back a curse. The traitor wore chain mail beneath his deep green surcoat. Of course. Why would her task be easy? At least his coif lay folded back to expose his head. She could strike there.

Sharp, thick bark bit through Kate’s rough hose. She ignored the discomfort and leaned forward for a better look. Another sunbeam touched the rider’s rich chestnut hair. A strand drooped across his forehead. He shoved it back with a ruthless jab, revealing a wide brow and strong nose.

From her vantage point, he looked to be a fearsome warrior. Pray God he didn’t glance up. The ancient oak’s few tenacious leaves didn’t provide nearly enough cover. But his attention never wavered. One step, then another brought him nearer.

She curled in her lips to cushion her teeth and gripped the knife between them. Breath by shallow, silent breath, she eased into a crouch. Balanced on her toes. Blanked her mind. And waited. He stopped. Right beneath her perch. 

Praise God.

Kate slid the knife into her hand and jumped.

Buy Links:

Barbara Bettis
About the Author
A former health insurance claims adjuster, a former journalist, a former journalism and English professor (she retired in May), Barbara Bettis plans never to be a “former” author.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraBettisAuthor                    Twitter: www.twitter.com/BarbaraBettis

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dedications and Lapses of Memory at Sharon Buchbinder's Today

Michael = Elian?
Tangier Beach where Sydney & Elian Play

Dedications—what are they for? I love deciding on the Dedication of a new book—it’s usually a no-brainer, like when I dedicated The Mason’s Mark to the contractor crew who renovated my house while I wrote the book, or Dear Philomena: Love, Lust & Murder on Chincoteague Island, to my children, who spent many a spring or fall week searching for birds and crabs and ponies on the island. Today I talk about the dedication to my latest romantic suspense, Lapses of Memory, at Sharon Buchbinder’s wonderful site. Check it out here:

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Olivia's Dilemma at The Naughty List Today

Old Town where Olivia Meets Remy
Readers may not know that you get a two-fer with my romantic suspense Lapses of Memory! Two…two…two stories in one! Today at L. A. Kelley’s site The Naughty List I’ll introduce you to Olivia, Sydney’s daughter, and her very own dilemma—two suitors. Check it out here: