I’m very excited to announce that my Civil War Time Travel “LOVE ME FOREVER” is up on the Kindle Scout website for a month long campaign beginning today, Sunday, March 29, 2015. For more info on the Kindle Scout Program CLICK HERE. This is where you, the reader, can choose which books are published. A super idea and fun for both readers and writers.
Now for some backstory about LOVE ME FOREVER:
My favorite things are anything vintage.
Stuffed away in my closet I have a blue parasol trimmed with white lace, a pair of old lace-up, pointy boots.
And a hoop skirt.
As flighty and unpredictable as any belle from the Civil War.
But the reality of the role of women during the War Between the States is more than flirty belles twirling a pretty parasol. Women worked as nurses, volunteered as soldiers, risked their lives as spies. They were The Women of the Civil War: North and South.
This is the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War. I’ve always loved this era since I first saw Scarlett sitting on the front porch at Tara with the Tarleton Twins and pooh-poohing the idea of war coming. So I’ve just finished my own Civil War novel–a time travel about a female re-enactor dressed as a Confederate officer who travels back to the bloodiest day of the war: Antietam in 1862.
One thing the women of the North and South had in common was their love for the men fighting. They became nurses, took wounded into their homes, sewed blankets and uniforms, baked breads and jellies, and fought beside them. They did everything they could to help their cause.
Can you imagine living in a time when wearing a corset day and night was required? Women found themselves not only hampered by stays, but petticoats and those hoop skirts. I got my hoop skirt from the costume department in a theater where I worked years ago…they were throwing it away!! No, I couldn’t have that. I was thrilled to take it off their hands. Since then, I’ve worn it under a Civil War era gown to commemorative events, book signings, and costume parties.
When I was writing my CW time travel, I put it on again. Just to get the feel of what it was like.
Floating...is how I would describe it.
It’s so important to walk the walk, talk the talk of the time. I’m fascinated with the women who fought as soldiers. Imagine trying to keep your identity secret among a bunch of rowdy troops. Not easy. According to reports, many women signed up to get a regular paycheck. How about being a nurse? You had to be over thirty and plain.
And what about being a spy? Sounds glamorous…but dangerous. Imagine hiding a letter written in cipher in your pantaloons.
If you like historical romance with two love stories set during a turbulent time in our country’s history, check out:
LOVE ME FOREVER on Kindle Scout — you can read the first 5,000 words HERE. You’ll meet both my heroines and both my heroes in the excerpt. If you nominate my story and it’s published by Kindle Scout, then you’ll receive a free copy! It’s a saga of love and romance and war of more than 500 pages. Believe me, I walked every road, fought every battle with my characters, even checked the railway lines to “get it right.” This is a book of the heart…any questions? Please ask!!
I’ll be back tomorrow with more info about LOVE ME FOREVER and the Civil War…
Thank you for stopping by…………..
I’m very excited to announce that my Civil War Time Travel LOVE ME FOREVER will be up on the Kindle Scout website for a month long campaign beginning on Sunday, March 28, 2015. For more info on the Kindle Scout Program CLICK HERE. This is where you, the reader, can choose which books are published.
I’ll be posting more on Sunday about my story…backstory and fun facts…and the COVER.
And the link to my Kindle Scout preview…the first 5,000 words…my story is a family saga of North and South…two women from opposite sides and the men they love.
One of the women is a present day re-enactor who travels back to September 17, 1862 to Antietam, the bloodiest day of the Civil War…where she meets a handsome Union Army surgeon.
And she’s wearing a Confederate officer’s uniform.
She wore gray…
He wore blue…
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
Come back on Sunday, March 29th for the link and cover on launch day.
Who doesn’t love getting turned on by a man in a suit.
Wait. What did I say? A man in a suit? Not naked?
See for yourself.
Kacie Bennett, the heroine in my sexy novella, COME FLY WITH ME, can’t help but stare at Jace Chantiers at the London airport. After all, he just offered her a first class ticket home with no strings attached. Now, I’m asking you, what would you give to sit next to this guy on an 11-hour flight?
This week’s My Sexy Saturday theme is “I’m so sexy.” I thought it would be fun to see what knocks Kacie on her butt when she sees this guy who’s just being…well, a billionaire. He can’t help himself…he’s just so sexy!!
Here we go. 7 paragraphs of “I’m so sexy…” from COME FLY WITH ME:
What he was doing hanging out at the airline ticket counter, she didn’t know, but she couldn’t keep her eyes off him. He was in a primo class all by himself. His midnight blue pin-striped suit emphasized the breadth of his shoulders. Crisp white collar hugged his tanned neck. Blue silk shirt. Dark hair cut in a sophisticated style. Stubble beard that emphasized his strong jaw. Black overcoat slung over his shoulder.
He had the polish of a GQ model and the sex appeal of a rogue.
It didn’t add up.
Any girl would count herself lucky to be in her spot. Why shouldn’t she take him up on his offer and think about it later?
He had everything going for him. Thick dark hair that spiked over one eye at just the right angle to a squared-off jaw to dark granite eyes that flashed a signal too dangerous to ignore.
And he was tall, something this girl in her size nines would die for. So tall, she had to look up to him.
Six five without taking a breath.
And to make Jace Chantiers completely irresistible, Click Here to get your FREE copy of COME FLY WITH ME today, Saturday, January 17th on Amazon Kindle. The entire novella takes place at the airport and on board the airbus on a flight from London to San Francisco.
How can you resist?
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