As many of you may know, our beloved sister hostess SHARON DONOVAN, tragically passed away on 11th April 2012. We who knew her, loved her, and were inspired by her courage and determination to face head on whatever life threw at her. When she could no longer see to paint she turned to writing and showed her amazing talent in the Inspirational Romance and Romantic Suspense genres, and her story 'Charade Of Hearts' was awarded the coveted Predators and Editors Award in January 2011.

This Blog was a source of great delight to her, she was one of the founder hostesses and she contributed to the fun and silliness in her own original way, and was kind enough to let her unique creation, the hunky butler 'Oliver' join us for our Friday romp and prepare 'virtual breakfast' for the guests on the following morning. It's beyond hard to have to go on without her, but we know that she would have been the first to insist that 'the show must go on.' She is, and will always be with us in spirit.
Sharon, dear friend, we will never forget you.
The Author Roast and Toast is part of the legacy you left us. Let's raise a Toast to you as well as all our guests.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Something Different - and Happy Easter

Wishing all our guests and readers a Very Happy Easter (or Passover or whatever you're celebrating this weekend) Spring is on it's way, we hope!

We're taking a break from partying this weekend, but hope this little video will make you smile

The real Harri and T'pau (is he about to kiss her or just poking out his tongue at her?)

. Lyn thought you might enjoy this video she made as a tribute to her horses Hari and T'pau. The pony is like a small T'pau, but Harri is black, so I she must have dreamed of him being a male version of herself!

Join us next weke, 5th April, when we'll be roasting and toasting SANDRA SOOKOO.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Trailer Reveal - Stephanie Keyes - The Fallen Stars


Hello everyone! The hostesses have something different for you today.  Instead of our usual party ( We've let Oliver have a break this week) we're very excited about hosting the Trailer Reveal  for
author Stephanie Keyes' second book, The Fallen Stars.
Read on for more information about the trailer and the book!

The Trailer

The Book

The Fallen Stars by Stephanie Keyes

Release Date: April 12th, 2013 |

When all is lost, he will have to make the ultimate decision.

The Fallen Stars by Stephanie KeyesKellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to the Celtic Goddess, Calienta. But then everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when he and Cali end up on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why they’re being hunted. Suddenly, Kellen is stuck in the middle of another prophecy that foresees him turning away from Calienta and embracing the dark. He’ll be forced to take sides in a struggle to claim his birthright, while discovering secrets about his father’s past. Meanwhile, his passion for Cali grows stronger, even as the prophecy threatens to tear them apart. In the end, will Kellen and Cali survive the fates? When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he choose?


There is a great giveaway happening for this event! Check out what you can win.


Get Hooked on The Star Child

Interested in The Fallen Stars? Why not check out the first book in the series, The Star Child?
The Star Child Cover
The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night.
Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his life, shows up spinning tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role. Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?

 Author, Stephanie Keyes

About Stephanie Keyes
DSC_0012-001Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. Today, she's still doing the same thing, except now she gets to share those ideas with readers! When she's not writing, Stephanie is also a graphic designer, international speaker, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she's best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years. Mrs. Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University and a M.Ed. from Duquesne University. She is a member of the Society For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as well as a featured author in the global group of writers, Love a Happy Ending.com. Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child (September 2012) and The Fallen Stars (April 2013), both released by Inkspell Publishing. She is currently hard at work on the third book in the trilogy,

The Star Catcher. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Love A Happy Ending

If you're a first time visitor to our blog we hope you enjoyed your visit - if you can, please drop in on Friday 5th April when we will be holding our next virtual party for author Sandra Sookoo.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Evelyn's winner is...


Congratulations Val, your prize is on its way.

Thanks to Evelyn for being such a fantastic  guest of honour, and to everyone who commented and made this Roast such fun.

The hostesses appear on-stage, holding hands, to take a bow
They hug each other and wave before leaving the stage.

"Just another Roast and Toast!"

We're taking a bit of an extended break for a couple of weeks (we have to sort out some more props and get some new clothes - and shoes - and of course we want to relax and eat chocolate!)  
However, watch this space, we'll find something to fill in the blanks!

Join us again on Friday, 5th April, when our Guest will be SANDRA SOOKOO.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Evelyn Cullet on the track of a stolen painting at the Roast

“I love art festivals,” Patsy gushes. “I love all the food and the music and the performers.”  Her brows draw together in a frown. “But tell me again why we came so far for this one.”

“Because,” Lyn taps Patsy’s forehead, “Evelyn’s on the track of some stolen art and the trail leads here.”

“What’s this place again?” Mac slaps a wide-brimmed hat on her head. “All these people crammed together in one place is making me really hot – and not in a good way.”

Bariloche - from www.evelyncullet.com
Mary takes a long swig of lemonade. “The town is called Bariloche - pronounced bah reeh LOH cheh.

"Like I’ll remember that. Mac’s lips twist in a wry grin. “But at least I know we’re in Argentina. We are in Argentina? Right?”

Painting by E Cullet
Painting by E Cullet

“Right!” Lyn’s interest is caught by a young art student in a covered booth diligently working on a canvas.

“I’m just amazed by all the artists here. Oil painting, watercolor, gesso. And over there are sculptors. Every kind of artisan I could ever imagine.”

“What kind of art is that?” Patsy points across the way where a handsome dark-haired male attacks the canvass with a flourish.

“He’s using the Chiaroscuro style of painting.”  Evelyn
leans in for a closer look.

They round the corner and stop. A huge booth spanning the entire width of the walkway catches their attention.

“These paintings are supposed to be copies,” Evelyn says. “But some of these look like real masterpieces. Maybe we’ve come to the right place.”

A seedy looking lowlife sidles up to the women. He is dressed in what could only be described as pseudo gaucho. A straggly mustache and goatee cover oily, pock-marked skin. Pig-like black
 eyes roam the women with undisguised avarice.

“Ah, Senoras,” he waves a blunt fingered hand with broken, dirty nails. “I am Reynaldo.” His overly full lips part revealing decayed and yellowing teeth.  “I am the proprietor here. Tell me what I must do to make you happy!”

“How about you taking a bath,” Mac mutters, face skewed with disgust.

“We have anything and everything,” the seedy individual rambles on. He rubs his index and thumb together. “But only for a price.”

“I’m sure this is "The Concert" by Johannes Vermeer,” Evelyn whispers as she studies one of the paintings. “It's an actual masterpiece that was a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Art Museum art heist in Boston in 1990 and has not been recovered to date.”

“How much is it worth,” Lyn murmurs, casting a nervous glance at Reynaldo who watches their every move.

Evelyn’s face lights with awe. “It’s valued at 200 million dollars. And in case anyone is interested, there is still a $5 million dollar reward out for it's recovery.”

The Concert - Vaneer
“Hey,” Mary exclaims. “That looks like the Mona Lisa. I haven’t heard it’s missing.”

“And that looks like Blue Boy.” Patsy points to another art work.

Reynaldo furtively reaches behind a nearby counter.

“I think we should get out of here.” Mac edges out of the booth. “Guy looks like he’s up to something.”

Reynaldo glowers at the women. His hand raises threateningly. He looks ready to attack.

“Well, this really isn’t fun,” Patsy grumbles. “I came all this way for this crap. I can get this at home for nothing.”

“You Senoras made a wrong choice by coming here.” Reynaldo snarls, brandishing a long, wicked looking panga. “And you,” he points at Evelyn, “have made the worst mistake of all.”

“Is there a problem?” A tall handsome man enters the booth. He smiles, dimples dancing in his sculpted cheeks.

“Oliver!” Lyn practically falls on him. “We’re so thankful you’re here.”

Seedy Reynaldo backs up and then scurries out of sight.

“I could see you ladies were in trouble.” Oliver crooks his arms in invitation. “Let’s do some sightseeing and hit the food booths along the way."

“Now you’re talking,” Mary groans with delight. "There’s a food booth over there and their specialty is Milanesa Napolitana -- breaded meat strips in tomato sauce and melted port cheese

. Comes with an Asado Salad, grilled white onions, carrots, olive oil, lemon, and grated cheese. And for dessert Alfajores, two large almond cookies sandwiched with thick melted chocolate. If we’re really hungry, there’s Dulce de Leche cake.”

“All I need now is some beer and I’m in hog heaven.” Patsy seats herself at a table and picks up a fork. “This is the life.”

“I agree,” Mac licks her lips. “This is why I love arts fairs. The food.”

Lyn munches on a meat strip. “Oh Yum! My stomach thought my throat had been cut.”

“I thought someone was going to get their throat cut,” Mary shudders. “Do you believe that guy?”

“I think I’ve found my criminal,” Evelyn says. “Now to prove it.”

Oliver seats himself between Lyn and Evelyn. He’s already informed the authorities, so now they can relax and have some fun.

A beautiful Spanish woman hurries to their table. “Greetings Senoras, Senor.  Can I interest you in a little something while you make your dinner selections. I suggest some wine made from the Melbec grape.  It's Argentina's signature grape - medium to full-bodied, dry red wine. Delicioso!”

“Bring it on,” the ladies cry out.

A band of roving musicians stops by the booth and begins playing.

“That’s a Samba,” Lyn gasps with joy.  “We are in the right place!”

Now Evelyn, let's find out all about your great book, 'Masterpiece of Murder.'

Heartbroken American art student Charlotte Ross is so intent on locating her errant fiancé that she submits someone else’s painting as her own in order to gain access to a Master art class being held in the resort city of Bariloche, Argentina—the place her lost love was last seen. But her fiancé has his own reasons for being in Bariloche, he's after a stolen art masterpiece, they complicate Charlotte's life and threaten her very existence as she stumbles onto deceit, art forgery and murder. When circumstantial evidence begins to mount against her, the local police think she is the killer. Now she mustprove herself innocent of a crime she didn't commit. Not an easy task
with a military police officer dogging her every step.

Charlotte was barely aware of her body as it drifted down toward the bottom of the lake, until a strong hand grabbed her wrist and pulledher upward. In another moment, her head broke free of the water and the hot, sweet air filled her lungs. The sudden change in temperaturefelt as if she’d gone from a freezer to an oven. The hand dragged her onto the muddy bank and left her there. She rolled to her hands andknees, coughing and spitting out water. After several minutes, she finally managed to catch her breath. Brett sat down beside her.

Rivulets of water ran down the muscles on his bare chest and arms as he pushed back his wet hair. “You okay?” he asked, breathing hard.

She nodded. Out of the corner of her eye she saw Raoul, handcuffed and on his way to the police Jeep along with the Chief and anotherofficer. “I didn’t know you could swim like that.” she said.

“There’s a lot about me you still don’t know."

Brett tried his best to button her short, wet blouse that now clung flaccidly on her shoulders. “We can’t have anyone see you like this.”

Her jeans were gone, but there was so much mud on her legs, she was sure nobody would notice. She coughed again and a shudder ran up her body. “Thanks for rescuing me. I’m glad you didn’t leave me here all alone to face a murder charge.”

“I could hardly do that,” he said. “There’s something so vulnerable about you, sweetheart. It brings out the protective instinct in me.

When I think that I, we almost lost you.” She could hear the emotion in his voice. He cleared his throat. “Your parents would never forgive me if anything happened to you. And, I don’t think I could ever forgive myself.”

“Oh, Brett,” she sighed, but she barely got the words out before his strong arms were around her. His muscles felt solid against her body as she melted into his embrace. He smelled of river water and sun block, and when his mouth covered hers, his wet mustache tickled her upper lip. But his warm, passionate kiss was filled with raw emotion.She ached to tell him how deeply and hopelessly she loved him.

Evelyn Cullet has been an aspiring author since high school when she enjoyed writing short stories. She began her first novel while attending college later in life, and while working in the offices of a major soft drink company. After taking early retirement, she finally has the chance to write full time. She enjoys playing the piano, is an amateur Lapidary, and an organic gardener .A former member of the Agatha Christie Society, she is currently a member of Sisters in Crime.


To win a signed paperback copy of   Evelyn's book, all you have to do is just leave a comment and your e-mail address.
Contest ends on Sunday and everyone who comments is eligible.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

And the winners are...

***D R U M R O L L ***

Melissa Fox
Sue Gibson

Thank you SO much to everyone who joined us and left comments for Patrice, Kim and Cheryl. We used the Random No. Generator and the winners are:


and thanks to Patrice, Kim and Cheryl for being such amazing guests of honour.

To those who didn't win - you have another chance to win a download this coming Friday, 15th March,
when we'll be Roasting and Toasting Evelyn Cullet 

Join us then for more fun and Frolics at

Friday, March 8, 2013

Patrice Wilton, Kim Law and Cheryl Bolen on TV at the Roast!

“At least we can dress normally for the show.” Mac sighs and adjusts the sleeve of her new top.

“It’s a bit showy, why did you pick that bright pink color? You look a little bit like an advertisement for some new candy.”  Lyn, ties the laces of her huge black shoes.

“Did oars come with those things?” Mac chuckles in retaliation  and ducks, as the left one of Lyn’s shoes flies past her head. “Just kidding. You look great.”

“You ready, Patrice?” Patsy checks the time as she watches the red light over the entrance onstage at the Ellen DeGeneres show.  She flexes her muscles to see how they look in her new outfit.

Patrice Wilton
Patrice looks lovely in her bold, dark coral pantsuit, but her face is as white as a ghost. "Patrice, are you gonna be okay?” Mary concerned, looks up just as the red light turns green.

Cheryl and Kim, both wearing elegant pantsuits in a similar style to Patrice, Cheyl in smart black, and Kim in a lovely jade green number, grasp an arm each side.  
Kim Law

'Last minute nerves,' Kim whispers, 'She'll be fine once we get going.' Cheryl agrees.

A man with a wireless headset counts down, three, two, one, and go! The hostesses of the Author Roast and Toast are called onstage. “You’re on ladies!”

Cheryl Bolen
Patsy, Mary, Lyn and Mac, lead the guests onstage. The music starts to blare and the audience rises to its feet as they all begin to rock as the music sounds.. Ellen enters onstage from the opposite side and they all meet in the middle of the stage in front of a comfortable sofa and chairs. The music revs up even louder and the girls are gyrating with the one and only Ellen!

“You have to dance until she sits down.” Lyn yells over the loud music. “Not until her rear end hits the chair. She always does this. Don’t stop.”

The hostesses keep dancing and all of a sudden Ellen starts to sit. Nope, she’s back up again and edges over the coffee table, legs on both sides still jumping and moving to the delightful sounds. She fakes them out several times and then plops herself into her seat. The applause and cheers of the roaring crowd fill the air.

“Thanks for coming ladies,” Ellen grins and gestures toward Patrice. “So these are the three authors you are roasting this week?”

Lyn nods and smiles with what looks more like a grimace then a smile. “Yes, we do this every Friday. Although, it was Ms. Walton’s idea to do it on your fabulous show, and make it a group event with Ms Bolen and Ms Law. ”

Ellen appears to blush as she accepts the accolades from the four hostesses as they all agree with Lyn’s comment. 

“What exactly do you do on this Author Roast and Toast?” Ellen asks.

“Well, we invite authors to come and blog with us and we throw them a party where ever and whenever they want it to take place. Last week we went to a time travel restaurant. With coconut bras and grass skirts, it was hysterical.” Mary adds with enthusiasm.

“But, we are very pleased to be here.” Mac elbows Mary

“Patsy, what kind of questions do you ask in these interviews?” Ellen smiles and raises her eyebrows.

“We don’t really ask questions. We arrange for virtual food, music, anything they request. Then we make fun of them.”  Patsy tells her.

“You make fun of them?” Ellen appears shocked. “You joke with them?

“No we make fun of them - in a nice way. And each other too.” Mary adds. “Remember when we had to get my boob out of that whale’s blowhole?”

“Yeah, that was a riot.” Lyn laughs as she recalls the incident. “Thank goodness for Oliver.”

“Hmm.”  Ellen eyes them all with shock. “You agreed to do this willingly, Ms. Wilton? Ms Law? Ms Bolen?  I mean, why?”

“It can be quite funny actually. But, that’s why we  picked your show for our party.  We figured they couldn’t do anything crazy to us if we put them on TV.” Cheryl says, her teeth sparkling as she breaks into a huge smile. 

“It’s even better if you ask the questions. They can’t mess that up then either.” Kim has figured out a way to protect herself from the usual roast nonsense. “Genius huh?”

Mary glances at Lyn, whose lower lip is flinching. Mac, watches the cameras above them and waves at them.

Patsy, shakes her to remind her we are on the television. “Is there any food.” Patsy’s stomach growls and really loudly. “I forgot breakfast.” She shrugs.

“Well, let’s go to a commercial and when we get back we will ask Patrice what they were all thinking to sign up with these people, willingly. In the meantime, you all have free sample printouts  of Patrice’s great new book 'A Hero Lies Within' under your seats. It’s the first of a series of three books about heroes and how they cope after being deployed, together with Kim's exciting , 'Ex On The Beach - fabulous title don't you think, and Cheryl's wonderful romantic suspense, 'Falling For Frederick'.'” She points to the hostesses and waggles her eyebrows. “I have some questions for you four, we’ll be right back!”

(Ellen eyes her stage manager with distain. “Are you kidding me? Are those so-called 'hostesses' for real.”)

“Yes, we are.” Mary stands and hands on hips answers. “And you Ellen are a part of our roast.”

A loud commotion breaks out in the audience. “There aren’t enough ARCs,” Lyn yells. “Run for your lives.” The four hostesses run offstage and the three guest authors watch them in confusion.

“So, tell me about your books. I understand all three of you are releasing them as Kindle serials, can you tell us a little more about the concept?” Ellen asks the authors, and under her breath tells the guy at the door into her set. “Occupy tthose four, while these three  terrific authors tells us all about their books."

“We made them leave the unicorn, the dog, the hamster and the little green man in the car outside.” Patrice sits back and grins. “This couldn’t have gone better if I planned it. Let me tell you about my hero…”

"And mine next," says Kim, "and don't forget mine," puts in Cheryl.

Later that night the hostesses can be heard yelling to be let out of the closet Ellen’s manager put them in. 

All in a day’s work for the AR&T.

At least the hostesses remembered the refreshments!
(and today we have three downloads offered by each of the guests PLUS their own contest.  Be sure to read right down to the bottom so you don't miss any of the details.)

Disclaimer: The above events are purely fictitious and were not sanctioned  or approved of in any way by the Ellen DeGeneres show. This is just a fun 'skit' and no infringement of film or television rights is intended.


From Valentine’s Day through the end of March, these three romance authors are combining to not only bring readers an easy opportunity for a chance to win a 7” Kindle Fire HD, but also the chance to discover a new and exciting way to read books!

Have you heard of Kindle Serials? It’s a blast from the past, where books are released in episodes in the same vein as in Charles Dickens’ day. Only, instead of getting each episode in a magazine or newspaper, you’ll get them on your Kindle or Kindle app. It’s kind of like your favorite television shows. The ones that leave you hanging each week, anxious to get to the next episode and know more!

Cheryl Bolen, Kim Law, and Patrice Wilton each have a Kindle serial releasing, and are hoping you’ll give them a try! In return, they’re giving away a 7” Kindle Fire HD on April 1st, and will give away three $20 Amazon gift cards along the way. All you have to do to enter is go to one of their websites and answer a simple question about their serial. Want to enter three times? Go to each website and answer a question about each serial.

Additionally, after reading each episode, join the fun by chatting with other readers on the Kindle forums, and discussing how you think the next episode will play out! Links to the forums are found on each book’s Amazon page.

Kim Law

She vowed to protect her heart…

Andie Shayne believes in forever…for everyone else. She has an up-and-coming wedding planning business, and her own failed engagement, to prove it. Now, all Andie wants is to save the date for Seaglass Celebrations becoming a premier destination wedding resort. And making sure the wedding of the summer goes off without a hitch will get her there - despite the arrival of one unexpected guest.

The sexy-as-sin best man…who’s also the ex who broke Andie’s heart.

Mark Kavanaugh wants to make amends with Andie. He knows breaking off their engagement—at the altar!—was unforgivable. But he’s a wiser man now, vowing to make peace with his past. But with desire reigniting on Turtle Island, Mark realizes he never stopped loving Andie. He wants her; and this time, he’s determined to do it right.

This book is a Kindle Serial. Kindle Serials are stories published in episodes, with future episodes delivered at no additional cost. This serial currently contains five episodes out of an estimated nine total episodes, and new episodes will be delivered every two weeks.

Purchase Here

Two-time Golden Heart® finalist, and 2009 winner for best Contemporary Series, I dreamed of being a published author from an early age when I started with stories such as “The Gigantic Talking Raisin” and “The Jumping Socks.” Unfortunately, it was not yet my time to shine. Skip ahead a few years and I’m ending my dreams and making them my reality!

I’m thrilled to announce that I found the right editor for me! I have two books scheduled for release in 2012, Caught on Camera and Sugar Springs.

I’m a contemporary romance writer striving to build characters and passion that’ll bring readers back time and again. As I travel the journey of publication, I hope you’ll check back often and share the trip with me!

Cheryl Bolen

Aided by lord of the manor, lovely doctoral student archivist searches for priceless medieval artifact, just ahead of those who've already killed for it.

Her second day doing doctoral research in the basement archives of Siddley Hall, England's grandest Tudor home, American Antonia Townley finds the hall's curator with a knife plunged into his chest. Police suspect Antonia of being the killer because of two insignificant—to her—reasons, the first being the pesky matter of her fingerprints on the murder weapon. Then there is the unfortunate email she had sent to her sister saying she would kill for the curator's job.

Hunky bachelor Frederick Percy, Lord Rockford of Siddley Hall, learns that the curator was on the trail of the Percy family monstrance, the most valuable monstrance in England before Henry VIII's Dissolution. It had been believed the family melted the gold and redistributed the monstrance's jewels after the Dissolution. Frederick becomes convinced the curator's death is tied to the priceless artifact and finding it before the killer does can free Antonia from suspicion of murder—and just might save her life. For protecting the beautiful Antonia against the menacing forces working against her has become rather an obsession for Frederick.

As Frederick and Antonia crisscross England seeking information on the Percy Monstrance, someone is stalking her every move. She hopes to God Frederick's not behind these threats because she's pretty sure she's falling in love with him.

This book is a Kindle Serial. Kindle Serials are stories published in episodes, with future episodes delivered at no additional cost. This serial currently contains five episodes out of an estimated nine total episodes, and new episodes will be delivered every two weeks.
Cheryl Bolen is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen Regency-set historical romance novels. Her books have placed in several writing contests, including the Daphne du Maurier, and have been translated into 11 languages. She was named Notable New Author in 1999, and in 2006 she won the Holt Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent) for Best Short Historical Novel. Her books have become Barnes & Noble and Amazon bestsellers.

A former journalist who admits to a fascination with dead Englishwomen, Cheryl is a regular contributor to The Regency Plume, The Regency Reader, and The Quizzing Glass. Many of her articles can found on her website, www.CherylBolen.com, and more recent ones on her blog, www.CherylsRegencyRamblings.wordpress.com. Readers are welcomed at both places.

Cheryl holds a dual degree in English and journalism from the University of Texas, and she earned a master’s degree from the University of Houston. She and her professor husband are the parents of two sons, one who is an attorney, and the other a journalist. Her favorite things to do are watching the Longhorns, reading letters and diaries of Georgian Englishmen, and traveling to England.

Falling for Frederick, Montlake, serial starts on Amazon Jan. 8
Marriage of Inconvenience, Love Inspired Historical, October 2012
My Lord Wicked, Best Historical, 2012 International Digital Awards
Christmas at Farley Manor, Best Novella 2011, Romance Through the Ages

Facebook: Cheryl Bolen Romance Author

Patrice Wilton

Old secrets linger and two reunited lovers are faced with more deception and mistrust. Can their love survive a second time around?

Tara Winslow is a Palm Beach news reporter, fighting not only to keep her job, but take over the nightly anchor spot. Her boss has axed her special runaway series, and wants “feel good stories”. She has only two weeks to come up with something big, or the special series will be taken over by the new anchorman who seems determined to ruin her career.

Jake Harrington has returned from two tours in Iraq, and this wounded warrior is searching only for peace. Instead, he runs into Tara Winslow, the girl he once loved and wronged, through no fault of his own. Refusing his friendship, she agrees to help him search for a family friend who has gone missing since his return from Iraq. In return Tara requests upbeat, happy-ending stories about the everyday heroes he served with, the men and women who never received recognition but went above and beyond the call of duty. His memory is sketchy at best, and the only stories he remembers are the ones she doesn’t want to hear.

Jake Harrington left her once when her life was falling apart, and now he’s back, and so are all the emotions she fought hard to expel. Can she forget his bitter betrayal, and will he forgive hers when to save her career she must betray his trust?

This book is a Kindle Serial. Kindle Serials are stories published in episodes, with future episodes delivered at no additional cost. This serial currently contains five episodes out of an estimated nine total episodes, and new episodes will be delivered every two weeks.
Purchase Here 

When she's not writing, you might find her on the tennis court, or hitting golf balls with her PGA pro husband

Patrice Wilton was born in Vancouver, Canada, and knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to be a writer. She also knew that she had to grow up first and see the world that she wanted to write about. She became a flight attendent for 17 years, then moved to Australia, and England, before settling in West Palm Beach, Florida. She wrote the successful romantic comedy, "Candy Bar series", and three women fiction stories, and has sold her "returning war hero" series to Amazon Montlake.


This week there are THREE prizes to be won.
To win a copy of  one of the featured  books, all you have to do is just leave a comment and your e-mail address.

Contest ends on Sunday and everyone who comments is eligible.