Flotsam & Jetsam

What set Ellie off anyway? A thought intruded. No, couldn’t be. He checked her profile. Nah. But his mouth formed a hopeful smile, and he leaned back, humming his favorite tune. Flotsam & Jetsam

The dashing Frenchman or the handsome handyman? Who will she choose? For the Love of a Spy

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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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:


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Love in the Air? Find Out at Tena Stetler's Today

Sydney's & My First Plane

Wow! I’m so excited to be on Tena Stetler’s Author Secrets today. I’m talking about how Lapses of Memory came about as a throwaway idea. Plus she interviews me and I as usual squeal like a little baby and tell all my secrets. Check it out here:

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Traveling Life and Lapses of Memory at Anita Kidesu's Today

Paris Airport where Elian & Sydney Kiss
The lovely Anita Kidesu hosts me today to talk about my new romantic suspense Lapses of Memory. In this NEW introduction and NEW excerpt, I talk about my traveling life and how some of it made its way into the book. Try the excerpt for a very romantic first kiss. Read it here:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Love in the Air: Lapses of Memory at Linda Nightingale's

Please join me at Linda Nightingale’s wonderful blog to talk about my new romantic suspense, Lapses of Memory

I confess that some of Sydney’s and Elian’s adventures are based loosely on my own. However, the excerpt today, about Sydney and Walker, is entirely fictional. Really. 
Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, where Sydney meets Walker

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Airplanes and Romance: Lapses of Memory at Jane Richards Today

Please drop by Jana Richards’ blog for another look at my new romantic suspense Lapses of Memory. It’s the story of two journalists who fly all over the world following world crises. They manage to fly in most of the new airplanes, which is pretty cool, and they also manage to get together in each. Enjoy an excerpt of one of those encounters here:
Paris Orly Where Sydney & Elian Kiss

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lapses of Memory at Peggy Jaeger's Today: Who is Elian Really?


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.

Please drop by Peggy Jaeger’s lovely site today, where I’m talking about the genesis of my new romantic suspense release Lapses of Memory.  The excerpt “Blue-Penciled by Elian,” introduces the hero and a mystery—is he indeed the great Lothario of the journalism world…or is his reputation an illusion?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lapses of Memory Releases in TWO Days!



Sydney Bellek first meets Elian Davies in the 1950s on a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser when she is five and he is seven. They run into each other every few years after that, but while he knows from the start that she is his true love, she does not. Later, as rival journalists, they vie for scoops on international crises from the Iranian revolution to the Lebanese civil war. The handsome and intrepid Elian beats her out at every turn, even while keeping his love for her secret.

Only after years of separation does she finally realize they are meant to be together, but this time, in a twist of fate, it is Elian whose memory of her is gone. Will he remember her before she loses heart or will their new love be enough to replace the old one?

Lapses of Memory
Wild Rose Press, 3/15/2017, Imprint: Champagne Rose
Contemporary romantic suspense/Action Adventure; M/F; 2 flames
Ebook (70,560); Print: 296 pp.

During her travels to Paris, Beirut, Iran and elsewhere, Sydney flies on practically every new airplane design, from the Boeing 707 to the 787, the Stratocruiser, Airbus and even the Concorde.

The Concorde


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Thursday, March 9, 2017

A War Like Ours: Saffron Kent's New Erotic Romance

Please welcome Saffron Kent and her brand-new erotic release, A War Like Ours. Since we only have PG excerpts here, she’ll give us just a taste of the romantic tensions in her book.

A War Like Ours
The Wild Rose Press (February 2017);
Imprint: Scarlet Rose
261 p.
Erotic (bisexual) Romance

A liar…

Three weeks ago, James Maxwell’s wife died in a car accident, but he hasn’t been able to tell his five-year old daughter the heartbreaking truth behind her mother's death. Instead, he packs them up and leaves for a summer resort in upstate New York to spend a few peaceful weeks and to gradually break the news. But a spirited and outspoken maid at the resort has figured out his secret.

A hater…

After witnessing her mother’s violent death at the hands of her stepfather, Madison Smith has turned aimless and bitter toward the world—men, in particular. Her dead-end job at the local resort and her convenient girlfriend barely keep Madison from falling apart. When she meets James, however, she’s driven to protect his child from the darkness she sees inside him.

A forbidden kiss…

But Madison doesn’t expect to find that very darkness irresistible. Drowning in guilt and memories, neither does James expect to be drawn to the sharp-witted woman who has made his life miserable. When their tempers flare, a brutal kiss triggers a need that blurs the lines of hate and desire. As their lust spins out of control, they must decide if their attraction is worth fighting for or if love is the real enemy.

Please Note: This book is intended for mature audience. 18+ ONLY.

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About the Author

Romance Writer and Reader. Coffee Addict. White Russian Drinker. Imaginary Ballet Dancer. Wanna-be Poet. Lana Del Ray & Gillian Flynn Worshiper.

My stories are grey-shaded and NC-17. I write what I love to read. And what I love to read is always twisted and angsty and emotional. My characters desperately need therapy. They tend to kiss a lot too, among other naughty things.

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Excerpt (PG): A liar…a hater…a forbidden kiss…

My arm had begun to feel numb. I forgot to breathe as I looked at him. He could really hurt me. I knew this in my heart. He could really do it. My fear kicked into high gear. Please no. I didn’t think I could go through that again. Turned out people like me could be scared of some things, too. Surprise, my subconscious chanted, weakly.
I tried to free myself. “Let me go.”
He brought me even closer and puffed his stale breath on my face. I fought hard not to gag. His chest wasn’t touching mine, but one deep breath and it would brush. I stopped breathing.
A soft flick, a caress resonated on my skin where he’d grabbed me. It was so soft that it could’ve been air touching my skin, but I knew it was him. He was circling his thumb on my arm. My heart pounded, furious, afraid, and with a tinge of excitement. In the next second, the caress was gone like I’d dreamt it.
I struggled harder. “Let me go!” And then I broke down and uttered a word I hadn’t spoken like I meant it in a long while. “Please.”

Sunday, March 5, 2017

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