Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday's Book The Leo Aquarius Connection #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #Medical romance #astrology #Leo #Aquarius


The nurses stare as he exits the elevator on the Pediatric Unit. “Enter the handsome doctor.” Those are Doctor Caleb Winstone’s words as he steps off the elevator. Though he’s embarrassed, this Leo doctor rolls with the punches.

He’s returned home to join an older doctor in the practice. Before long he learns the new nurse manager of the unit is a woman he knows. Of all the women in the world, she is the last one he wants to see. How can he manage to work daily with her? Before the day ends, he discovers his mother has decided who he should marry and the woman is quite willing. Not for him.

Suzanna Rollins is an Aquarian and now the guardian of her half-brother who was badly injured in a car accident. She takes the position as nurse manager of the Pediatric unit for several reasons. One is the move from the city re-unites her with college friends, the Grantley Gang. The other is for the excellent Rehab Center. On the day of her arrival, she encounters Caleb. What is he doing here and why? Can she work with the man she fell in and out of love with the night he offered her less than marriage?

Caleb’s interest in helping her half-brother gives them more together time than they imagined.

Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2018
Handsome, rich doctor Caleb is expected to marry a woman of status. Years earlier he fell for a nurse then asked her to become his mistress. She slapped him and left. Suzanna is a hard-working nurse who must now care for her brother who was badly injured in a car wreck. She takes a job at a different hospital to have access to their excellent rehab program. Too late she finds out that Caleb has transferred to the same hospital and now he's her brother's doctor.
The two clash, but Caleb grows close to the teenaged brother. Will he ignore his parents' wishes and pursue the only woman he's ever loved, Suzanna? Will Suzanna give him a second chance?
Ms. Walter's writes with smooth authority, giving her characters heart and strength. A beautifully written story about opposites and compromise-the workings of a hospital-and the choices we all must face.

Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2018
Walters demonstrates her knowledge of hospitals to make the story real, but does so skillfully without slowing down the read. For Dr. Caleb Winstone returning home means more than a new job and an awkward encounter, it also means his parents incessant demands for him to marry the woman of their choice. Nurse Practitioner Suzanna Rollins hopes the move will help her brother whose healing from a car accident. To me some unresolved issues cost it a star, but it is still a worthwhile read and I recommend it and the other books in the series.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Saturday's Blurbs feature Books by Sierra Brave #MFRWAUthor Sfairy tales #Paranormal #Shifters #alternate lifestyle


Blurb One: Scarlett and The Big Bad


What if Red Riding Hood invited peril and the big, bad wolf was the only hero who could save her?

Promised power and position, Scarlett Capuche left her tiny village to join the prestigious Order of the Phoenix.

Monty Blackwolf never wanted a mate, especially not a human raised on a hidden farm for blood-ritual sacrifice. But his werewolf's heightened sense of smell drew him to Scarlett's sweet fragrance from miles away.

Duty-bound to protect her, he will break her of her religious devotion to the magical terrorist group responsible for the murders of his parents and older brother, even if he has to put her over his knee and turn her bottom as red as her hair.

She belongs to him now, and he will claim all of her despite his affliction with a unique, third shifter-form he doesn’t fully understand and isn’t able to control.

Will Monty save Scarlett, or will he prove more dangerous to her than anyone else?

Author's Note: If you're offended by steamy fairytale retellings with graphic language, explicit put-you-in-the-moment love scenes, elements of power exchange, and domestic discipline, you might want to look for a different book.


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Book Two Blub: The Power of Three



Three souls interlocking like Borromean rings...remove one and everything and everyone will fall apart.

Fresh out of college and starting a business together, Trisha, Tommy, and Ken are in a closed poly relationship. Working two jobs to keep them afloat has Trisha struggling to meet her men’s demands for attention in and out of the bedroom.

Feelings of jealousy and insecurity test Tommy and Ken’s friendship, not to mention the difficulty they face coping with their growing attraction to each other. Neither man is willing to give up Trisha nor are they able to get along without each other.

As outside demands build, will love be enough to bind them all together or will they buckle under the pressure to conform to the expectations of others?

The Power of Three contains blush-inducing love scenes, graphic language, and the positive portrayal of an alternative lifestyle, including M/M attraction and relations. If you are offended by alternative lifestyles, LGBT relationships, or descriptive, put-you-in-the-moment sexual language, you might want to look for a different book.

Book two in the Triple Passion Play series can be read as a stand-alone HEA story.


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Book Three Blurb: Horse Mountain Heat

She ran away to hide from her hurt and embarrassment. She found love and her confidence, and in her, he found his fate.

Curvy cutie Scarlett was expecting an engagement ring for Christmas but caught her boyfriend in bed with another woman instead. Heartbroken and humiliated, she rents a cabin in the mountains to spare the family her yuletide misery. Just next door, sexy cowboy Davis Banks takes one look at Scarlett and knows he found a woman worth mounting.

Ho! Ho! Ho! If Scarlett will open Davis’s package, she might just have a Merry Christmas after all.

Previously published as Bareback Christmas with Ellora's Cave/EC for books

Warning: Horse Mountain Heat is a stand-alone romance with graphic sexual language. If you are offended by scorching hot, put-you-in-the-moment love scenes, you might want to find another book.


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Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday Sierra Brave is visiting and talking about Who She Was Before #MFRWAuthor #crisis center #teacher #Paranormal #fairy tales


1.       What were you before you became an author? Did this influence your choices as a writer?


So many things…I’ve worked part-time in a music store. I was a relief counselor for a crisis center and group home while I was in college. I worked as a before-and-after-school care teacher before being hired as the administrator of a satellite college completion program on a military base. I enjoyed working with the adult-student population and helping people finish their Baccalaureate degrees so I continued in the field and even took some graduate courses in Adult Education Administration until my son was born. I decided to stay home with him and later with his sisters. I worked on and off during that time, but since my son was what school systems call twice-exceptional (on the autistic spectrum but also intellectually gifted), I spent a lot of time advocating for him. I started writing about seven years ago.


I don’t know if past job experiences have influenced my writing much, but I’m sure my life experiences do. I sometimes use favorite places I’ve been as settings. Even if I fictionalize them, I attempt to recapture the feelings those places gave me. I have taken inspiration from some of the people I’ve worked with when creating some of my characters as well.


2.       Are you genre-specific or general? I don’t mean major genres but subdivisions or romance, mystery or paranormal.


I don’t have a specific genre though it might have helped my career if I did. My Triple Passion Play series is retro-contemporary menage (spans two decades from when the MCs first become a trouple in their early twenties to when they’re forty-somethings still dealing with the unique challenges of maintaining their relationship while raising a family.


I probably lean more toward paranormal, like my Horse Mountain Shifters series which is a mixture of paranormal and contemporary western. The series currently has four books, and I have two more in the planning process right now. My newest series, Fated Fairytales, is a fantasy fiction retelling of some old fairytale favorites with a paranormal/shifter twist and a bit of danger and magic.


3.       What is your latest release?


Scarlett and the Big Bad is the first book in the Fated Fairytales series. The title probably gives away the Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs connection. The pig-shifters are small supporting characters. The main characters are the “Big Bad Wolf,” werewolf, Monty Blackwolf, and his human, fated mate, Scarlett.


4.                                                                                                     What are you working on now?  

I have two things in production right now. The first is Fated Fairytales book two, a reverse harem retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Scarlett and Monty’s romance arc is completed in book one, but the overall arc of a community of shifters battling a dangerous order of magical human traffickers continues as Goldie’s romance begins.


My other project is a serialized story I’m writing on the reading app, Radish. Alice in Shifterland is a campy, steamy, and over-the-top fantasy fiction, reverse harem romance about a socialite who chases a were-rabbit into a tear in and space where she finds out who she really is in the course of falling ass-backwards into one crap storm after another. Writing the first season, Down the Rabbit Hole, was a ton of fun and probably what got me started on fairytale retellings. The entire first season is currently free while I’m posting new chapters in season two, Rise of the White Queen, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.


5.       Does your reading choices influence your choice of a writing career?

Sure, I loved Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse books so she’s probably why I write a lot of paranormal romance and continue to read more. I just finished Howl (Sin City Wolf book 1) by January Bain.


6.       Where can we find you?

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Thursday's Opening Scene from the Cancer Capricorn Connection #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #contemporary romance #medical


Cate Rollins stood in the sun-filled kitchen of the house she’d rented and opened another box. The cheery yellow walls and the dark oak cabinets made the large room seem cozy. Yesterday she and her daughter had arrived in mid-afternoon and blessed her friend for leaving most of the furniture. She’d brought little of the battered furniture from the apartment.

The sound of children’s laughter flowed through the open window. Moments after their arrival, the swing set had been delivered and assembled. The August afternoon had been cool, a welcome change from the past week’s brutal heat.

As she placed dishes on the shelves of the cabinets she hoped the return to Eastlake to take charge of the newly established Rehab Center had been the right move. Since her mother’s death when Maddie had turned two, Cate’s life had been filled with work, school and raising her child. Now she had returned to the town where she’d attended college. Four of her closest friends had settled here and she believed their presence was a plus. They’d come to the house to help her settle in.

“Where do you want this?” Lauren, owner of the house, held a wok, the metal blackened from use.

Cate pointed to a hook on the wall above the gleaming stove. “Here is good. Maddie and I make stir fry often, especially the chicken cashew recipe you taught the Gang.”

Lauren laughed. “Do you make as much?”

“I’ve managed to cut the recipe down so we only have to eat it for a day or two.” She folded an empty box.

“That’s still my only dish. Thank heavens I’ve a housekeeper who’s a marvelous cook.”

“Thanks for letting me rent your house while I look for one.”

“Don’t be in a rush to buy.” Lauren winked. “Both Liz and I found our happy-ever- afters here. You could be next. There are several new doctors arriving soon.”

Cate closed her eyes lest her friend see the sorrow and anger ever present in her thoughts. She’d lost her chance for a full life when he’d left ten minutes after the graduation ceremony ended without a goodbye. She hadn’t been able to tell him about the pregnancy and she’d been too angry to call him.

“I’m content without a man in my life.” She smiled. “Maddie is great company.”

“She won’t be with you forever.”

“I know but right now I’m content.”

Lauren walked to the kitchen door. “What a great swing set. I’m glad you found someone to set it up. Keeps the kids from trying to help.”

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wednesday The Aries Libra Connection #MFRWHooksHooks #BWLAuthor #medical romance #astrology #nursing


Join the authors at #MFRWHooks here  for some great excerpts. Mine is from The first book in the Opposites in Love series


Jenessa is Aries, a nurse, union advocate and likes a good fight.

Eric is Libra, Director of Nursing, and believes in compromise.

Can these two find a way to uncover the underhanded events at the hospital? They’re on opposite sides but the attraction between them is strong. She’s a widow who fought to save her husband’s life during a code. She feels guilty because the love she and her husband shared had died before his death. He assisted at the code but he feels guilty since he was the one who was responsible for the short staffing the night her husband died.

Now they face falling in love and trying to solve the problems between the nurse’s union and the president of the hospital’s Board who wants a take over of the hospital by his hospital group. Is their connection strong enough to survive?

Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2018

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Rosemary Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Hospital Romance
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2018
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Jenessa, an Aries, is a busy nurse at in the Intensive Care Unit at an understaffed hospital. Eric Bradshaw, a Libran, is appointed as the new Director of Nursing at Eastlake Community Hospital where the staff are underpaid.. Her flatmate says their star signs are compatible, but Jenessa is the union representative and Eric is in management, so Jenessa is certain she won’t ‘fall for the opposition’. Eric’s friend had told Eric: “Something fishy’s going on. I’m not sure who, what or why, You’ve got the training to dig out the information.” While Jenessa and Eric discover what is going on at the hospital, they are attracted to each other. Fans of hospital romances will enjoy this novel in which Ms Walters applies her knowledge of the ins and outs of hospitals.


After pulling on an over-sized blue tee shirt, she headed to the kitchen and zapped the spicy chicken dish she should have eaten for lunch. Though she considered working on her Master’s thesis, she felt too tired to read the stack of articles on the desk.

The apartment door slammed. She looked up and saw her roommate. Megan kicked off her shoes. “Are you ready for a bomb? Guess what the Board has done.”


“Is out.” Megan grinned. “Josh and I were at the Cove for dinner. Sam introduced Eric Bradshaw. Would you believe he’s the new Director of Nursing? And what a hunk he is.”

Jenessa pushed back long strands of dark brown hair that had come loose from her braid. “You’re kidding.”

“Not one bit.”

“It’s a ploy. Can’t you hear Mr. Bishop’s laughter? We’ll give the girls a man to drool over. That’ll shut them up.”

“Come on, Jen. At least they didn’t name Her.” Megan headed across the living room, discarding pieces of clothes as she walked. “He’s every woman’s dream. Tall, blond, broad shoulders. I positively drooled. He’s got the greatest dimples. That’s because he’s a Libra.”

Trust Megan to ask his sun sign, Jenessa thought. Her roommate’s description confirmed her suspicions of the Board’s motives. “Sounds like you’re adding him to your string.”

“Wrong. A Libra and a Pisces. Odd couple material.” Megan’s blonde curls bounced with the force of her denial. “He’s for you, my Aries friend. Remember what I always say. An opposition can be exciting.”

Not again, Jenessa thought. For the past year, Megan’s attempts at matchmaking seemed designed to drive her crazy. “Megan, no.”

“You can’t be alone forever.”

“You’re surviving.”

“Alone I’m not. My problem is too many and being unable to hurt anyone.” She shrugged. “Give it a shot.”

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tuesday's Writer's Tip - Single Person Viewpoint #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #wroting #Viewpoint #Single person

 A single person viewpoint for the story means the entire storyis told through that person's eyes, ears, feelings and descriptions. There are usually several characters in a story so choosing the right one can be difficult. If you choose Dan, the murdered, you would have a different story than if you choose Steve, the detective. So when you sit down, you must decide whose story you want to tell. This can be an easy choice or a hard one.

Choosing the character who has the most to win makes for a different struggle than if you choose the person who has the most to lose. So wait until you decide what kind of story you plan to write before choosing a single viewpoint character to be the eyes and ears of the story.

You could also choose an outside observer to be the single viewpoint chracter. This outside character can see or hear different chanractere. But -- there;s always a but. This outside character can't know what the characters he's observing feel. He can't know what their interior  problems bring to the story. Emotions other than the surface ones can;t; be shown since this outside observer isn't in any character's head.

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Meandering on MOnday with Janet Lane Walters #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #Reading #Writing #Thoughts - Snow

 Meander 1 - Reading while waiting for some of my favorite authors new books, I'm still reading Marian Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series. Someof them I read so long ago, they're almost like new books until something pops into my head that I've read this before but I don't remember all that happens. This is nice for an escape and helps when I 'm writing contemporary fiction.

Meander 2 Thoughts - Snow - I have managed to leave the house one day in the past week or so and that was to the bank and post office. My son and granddaughter haven't done much to clean off my car and I do hate wearing the only pair of boots I have. They are clod-hoppers and hard to walk in. At least the walks are cleaned. The time indoors really ahsn't changed that much in the past year so there's no sense in complaining. Some day we'll be free to gad about.

Meander 3 - Writing - Am well into Haunted Dreams second draft and am putting the story in order and talkign out the things that are mentioned in a chapter before they happened in the story. This is really a fun draft to do.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday's Book The Cancer Capricorn Connection #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #medical romance #astrology #Cancer #Capricorn


She’s a Cancer and he’s a Capricorn. She has a secret she wants to keep but moments after they meet again, he realizes that her daughter is his, and he wants to be part of their life.

Memories of the past and her hurt brings Cate’s old anger back to the surface but Rick realizes what a fool he was in his single-minded desire to follow his dream. He now has the medical degree he desired enough to set his love for Cate aside. His guilt and her anger clash as they try to find ways to show their daughter how much they love her.

Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2018
Genre – Contemporary Romance

First Line: Cate Rollins stood in the sun-filled kitchen of the house she’d rented and opened another box.

Cate Rollins lost Rick Somers when he drove to the west coast after their high school graduation. She thought he loved her, but he never returned…until 9 years later.

“Opposites” is a great descriptive word for Cate and Rick’s personalities. Ms. Lane Walters’ develops an excellent story-line between the two with even a few surprises. There’s more to Cate’s life than she knows and more to Rick’s than he knows – and when the two reconnect a firestorm shakes them both awake and rekindles the smolder. The story sends the reader into a battle of wills and will nots full of emotions from the past and the present, along with recreating tensions (sensual and anger issues).

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, quick read, this is an entertaining story with a happy ending, and I look forward to reading another of this series.

Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2018
Cate returns to Eastlake with her young daughter, Maddie. She is there to take up the position as head of their new rehab centre. Newly arrived, and about to settle in her home, who should move in opposite but Rick, Maddie’s father, the man who left her without learning that she was pregnant, to pursue his personal dreams of becoming a top surgeon. Once he realises Maddie is his daughter he wants to become a father in all senses of the world. But, has he left it too late? Will the pair ever be able to reconcile their differences?