Friday, October 19, 2012

Finally Friday !!!

Love love love my Fridays :) 

        Unfortunately it won't be quiet in this household today with a half day of school and 4 glad-to-be-home kids but oh well.  If you can't beat 'em, join 'em :)

I have been super behind and off schedule this month so today we are highlighting 3 great great books from the back list at Turquoise Morning Press. 

Love Blossomsby Julie Anne Lindsey

A Honey Creek Sweet Romance - Seeds of Love Series

Jillian thought she had everything she needed until Jackson walked through her door...
There’s a wedding coming to Honey Creek and the whole town’s preparing for the party. When Jillian Parker agrees to host a few groomsmen at her inn, she has no idea what she’s in for. With events to coordinate, a bride to please, and an ex-fiancé to dodge, her comfortable life’s getting crazy fast.

And then there’s Jackson.

Jillian’s floored to discover one perfect groomsman is someone she’s known for years. Once a regular at Honey Creek reunions, he’s back for his cousin’s wedding. Jillian’s smitten, but falling in love is out of the question. She’s already juggling bar fights, lodge fires and financial woes. Not to mention, he’s leaving in a week and love takes time.

Release: September 3, 2012
Category: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Heat Level: Sweet
Length: Novella, 25,700 words
Price: $2.99 ebook only -

Reviews for Julie's Seeds of Love series:

“Julie Anne Lindsey really brought me back to the books that made me love to read.” ~Bethany Lopez, Goodreads review
“It gave me the same feeling I get every time I re-read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.” ~Jessica Gard, Goodreads review
“What a sweet adult romance!” ~Ashley Lavering, Goodreads review
“I read this book in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. At the end of each chapter, I had to go to the next. I HAD to see what was going to happen.” ~Lacey Wolfe, Romance Author
Author Bio: Born and raised as an only child in Ohio, Julie had plenty of time to people watch and make things up. When she didn’t think she could make a living at the latter, her love of people led her to Kent State University where she earned a BA in Psychology. A few years and three kids later, she discovered the thrill of writing and hasn’t looked back. Writing allows her to harness her seemingly endless supply of energy and create something of value in the wake.

Julie is a mother of three, wife to a sane person and Ring Master at the Lindsey Circus. Most days you’ll find her online, amped up on caffeine and wielding a book. She blogs about books and writing at


Falling for Grace
by Maddie James

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She wasn't looking for love...

The owner of a successful, sophisticated boutique called Romantically Yours, Gracie Hart's nickname is the Diva of Romance. Who could have guessed that having once loved and lost, she has no intention of ever falling in love again, no matter how loudly her biological clock keeps ticking? Until, that is, her new tenants, Carson Price and his six-year-old daughter Izzie, arrive on the scene and proceed to wreak havoc in her life--and her heart!

...but it found her anyway!


"...heartwarming and tender, this novel will brighten many dreary afternoons in small town America. James shows special talent for traditional romance. Expect more from this author."

Affaire de Coeur, 4 stars


“Please let this work out,” she whispered and sent up a small prayer. “I need this to work out.”

Stopping briefly in front of the door, Gracie inhaled deep then exhaled long, twisted the dead-bolt, and opened the door fully.

She extended her hand without even really looking. “Mr. Price, I assume?”

Then she did look. Up. And up some more. My, he was a tall man. She gulped. He had to be tall for her to look up to him. She was nearly five foot ten, herself. Her mouth and lips went incredibly dry.

Her eyes met the most unbelievable sea-blue eyes she’d ever seen. Finally she felt something touch her palm.
“Oh!” She dragged her gaze away from his and glanced downward to her hand, now in his. His hand was warm, his handshake firm.

“Grace Hart?”

“Oh, yes.” She looked back into his face. “Yes, I’m Grace Hart. Mr. Price?”

He nodded and she took in more of his features. Dark brown hair, chiseled, high cheekbones, and those eyes....

“Yes,” he answered.

“Please come in,” she returned politely.

He stepped inside and she closed the door behind her, then felt it push open again against her rear.

“Forget something, Dad?”

Carson Price turned and so did Gracie. An imp of a child stood in the doorway, staring past her. Gracie guessed her to be about six or seven years of age. There was a frown on her face as she eyed her father, the doorway still framing her. Slowly, she crossed her arms over her chest and tilted her chin to look at Carson, a small look of defiance on her face. Her right foot repeatedly tapped the floor.

Gracie was not quite sure what to make of the child. She glanced quickly to Carson, who returned a hesitant smile, then to the child.

The little girl’s head held a mass of light brown curls which, if left loose, would most likely tumble halfway down her back, Gracie thought. Oh my, what she would have given, as a young girl, for curls like that. Oddly enough though, this child’s locks were caught up in a dusty, Louisville Cardinals baseball cap, which contrasted sharply with the Sunday-best frill she wore.

Gracie bent slightly to look the girl more closely in the face. “Well,” she finally said, pushing out her hand, “I’m Grace. What’s your name?”

“I’m Iz—”

Carson Price bolted forward. “Isabella,” he returned, grasping the child’s hand.

Gracie stood tall again and looked Carson in the eyes. It was nice looking directly into a man’s eyes and not looking down at him for once. “What a beautiful name.”

“Thank you. Isabella is my daughter. There was no school today. I hope you don’t mind. My babysitter is out of town.”

Gracie shook her head. “Oh, my no. It’s not a problem.”

She dismissed the issue of the child for a moment, then headed for the cash register. “Just give me a second to grab the keys and I’ll take you next door.”

An awkward silence filled the shop as Grace fumbled with the cash register drawer, her thoughts nowhere near where they should be.

Carson Price was not the kind of man she expected. No indeedy. He was much too—

No, she refused to think about it. After all, the man had a child. Most likely there was a wife in the picture somewhere.

Gracie sighed deeply.

With that thought, she retrieved the key from the secret drawer inside the old cash register. Gracie glanced up to see Carson crouched down on eye-level with the child, faint mutterings of conversation going on between father and daughter.

“Ready?” She stepped up behind them and Carson rose quickly to his feet, snatching the ball cap off his Isabella’s head on his ascent. Gracie registered a sharp glance of annoyance from the child and the stern, warning stare back from the parent as he quickly stuffed the ball cap into the back pocket of his khaki pants.

“We’ll take a look at the shop first, then the apartment,” she continued.

“That’s fine,” Carson Price replied.

“Unless, of course, you’d rather wait until your wife could come to look at the apartment.”

He shook his head. “No wife, just us.”

Gracie nodded. “Oh. Well, right this way then.” She extended a hand toward the front door.

Carson Price led the way, daughter in tow, and Gracie found herself watching those nicely fitting khaki’s from the rear until he opened the door and held it for her to pass through.

No wife. This wasn’t a good sign.

No indeedy.

There was a brief tingle as she brushed passed him and Gracie wondered from just where that tingle sprang. She’d not felt anything like that in—oh, in quite some time. Years, if she cared to admit it.

And she didn’t want to admit it.

She decided right then and there, that renting to Carson Price was probably a bad idea. A very bad idea.
He was much too handsome and much too charismatic for her own good. He had an adorable little child.

And no wife.

Two strikes against Mr. Carson Price.

No. Strikes two, three, and four.

Release: May, 2010Category: Category romance; contemporary
Heat Level: Sensual-SizzleLength: 252 pagesPrice: $0.99 digital; $10.99 print

Author Bio: Romance novelist Maddie James bounces between contemporary, historical, and paranormal worlds, as she pens stories within, and frequently crossing, a variety of romantic genres. With 30+ titles in print, under three pen names, she feels fortunate to spend her days working with some of the quirkiest characters around—those in her head, and in her life. She lives quietly with her muses, Calliope and Clio, who most days masquerade as four-legged furry creatures.


Meant To Be
by Karen Stivali

Sometimes you’re already committed to the wrong person when fate finally brings you the right one.

When NYU professor Daniel Gardner’s career-obsessed wife convinces him to move to the suburbs, he hopes it’s a first step toward starting the family he longs to have. Instead of domestic bliss he finds his neighbor, Marienne Valeti. She loves her freelance design job, but must contend with a growing sense of isolation created by her husband’s indifference. A penchant for good books, bad movies, and Marienne’s to-die-for brownies sparks a powerful bond between them. Passion simmers, but they resist its lure, surrendering only in the seclusion of their minds. Their friendship helps them weather every hardship, from divorce to widowhood, leaving them both secretly wondering if it can survive a first kiss.

Release: August 26, 2012
Category: Fiction, Women's Fiction, Romantic Elements
Length: Novel, 100,000 words
Price: $4.99 Digital ebook; Trade Paperback TBD
Author Bio: Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies and fictional British men. When she’s not writing, she can be found cooking extravagant meals and serving them to family and friends. Prior to deciding to write full time Karen worked as a hand drawn animator, a clinical therapist, and held various food-related jobs ranging from waitress to specialty cake maker. Planning elaborate parties and fundraisers takes up what’s left of her time and sanity.

Karen has always been fascinated by the way people relate to one another, so she favors books and movies that feature richly detailed characters and their relationships. In her own writing she likes to explore the dynamics between characters and has a tendency to craft romantic love stories filled with sarcasm and sexy details.

Meant To Be is Karen’s first full length novel.
To learn more about Karen and her other writing projects you can visit her website

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