The year is 2118. The First Journey from Earth into interstellar space has been successful, but the explosive secret carried aboard Voyager 1 will have grave consequences. As Captain Anara and her crew returns to Earth aboard their faster than light spaceship Antariskh, civil war breaks out on the world they have just left behind. A cryptic message warns her of the dispatch of mercenaries to Earth. Their mission – unknown but deadly. She may have just days to prevent unimaginable carnage on Earth and stop the outbreak of interstellar war. Her crew and the National Investigation Agency or NIA, engage in the greatest undercoverRead More →

Years and years ago, actually decades ago, I was a stay-at-home mom for a bit, with my then youngest child who would not fall asleep at nap time. Over time, I realized that while he wouldn’t sleep, he would sit in his crib for a bit each afternoon, listening to Yanni at the Acropolis, looking at story books, and I could sit and write. And write I did. I wrote and wrote and wrote over many months. By then, my youngest was talking, and he somehow understood that Mommy was writing a book, and he kept nagging me to keep going. And I did. FastRead More →

If you enjoy clean romances chock full of cowboys, feisty females and kids, you’ll love Back in the Saddle. The story is strong, the characters complex and likable, the conflicts believable and the ending satisfyingly sweet. Author Ruth Logan Herne satisfied my palate with this delectable story and bonus recipe. What a sweet ending! The airy cherry cake recipe was a sweet bonus. I love to bake, but seldom do. This recipe got me back in the kitchen. The story was over but I couldn’t wait to cut into this delectable treat. What a great way to end a story and my day.Read More →

Does war Change I think not   Combatants Change Uniforms Weapons Tactics Change But war Remains The same Middle age Iron age Machine age Information age Technology age The faces And races And places Change New names Different times But war Remains The same   Noisy Nasty Bloody War Then Why do we send Them And Why  do they Go Such a waste Of Life And Limb And Youth And Dreams Insanity This Bloody WarRead More →

I don’t know about you, but I am a bit of a turtle when it comes to the technology race. For a number of reasons, technology is advancing faster than I can or at least care to keep up. I love technology, but not the price. Needless to say, when Apple or Samsung advertise their latest, greatest gadget, I can’t see past the $$$$$. Why buy a 7, if your 6 is working just fine? Why buy a HDTV when your 30 year old antenna TV just keeps ticking along? I upgraded my flip only because I temporarily lost it. I upgraded my dumb “smart” phone, onlyRead More →

ASHES OF WATERLOO SWEPT INTO THE TURMOIL OF NAPOLEON’S LAST BATTLE: A country girl near Brussels with an iron will refuses to surrender to hardship or vile threats when she finds herself in a desperate race against time.   One fateful afternoon, Lisette is ambushed by a rogue soldier.  During the dark days that follow, a vow of revenge mars her efforts to make new friends and bask in the attentions of a rugged British officer. All too soon the battle of Waterloo erupts and those she cares about most must face the ordeal. While fleeing the catastrophe of war, her every step is fraughtRead More →

Vintage Voices – Blog Tour – Sinagiri.   Set 2000 years ago in the mysterious Kingdom of Rajah Kasyapu, in the centre of the tropical island of Ceylon. This thrilling historical novel relates the trials and tribulations of the Ethiopian princess Abebech and her marriage to the Raja. Mike Lord has based his novel on a chance encounter with a portrait of the imagined princess in an ancient fresco on the walls of the old palace at Singiriya, which lay hidden from western eyes for a thousand years. Today you too can visit the Hall of Mirrors, and see the remaining frescoes, if you canRead More →

Action and Adventure in a Regency World.     This box set contains my three Regency novels:  Lady Alice’s Dilemma, Lord Philip’s Christmas, Miss Ridgeway’s Privateer. The first two books are linked by their characters and by some of the events. The third is a stand-alone novel, based to a small extent on fact.   Lady Alice’s Dilemma:   In the middle of her first London season, Lady Alice Sutherland is shocked to encounter her renegade brother, Philip, at Lady Roche’s ball. Masquerading under another name and heavily disguised, why has Philip suddenly returned? If his true identity is discovered, Philip could hang for attemptedRead More →

Blog Tour Honourable Lies #HistFic #BGSHF @franconnor Honourable Lies Historical Romance/Thriller By Fran Connor Book Blurb A passionate, thought-provoking tale of love and revenge set in Victorian England. Follow the progress of a poor, orphan girl elevated to High Society as a reward for saving the Queen from assassination. Her aim is to marry a rich man, regardless of love, so she will never be poor again; instead, she falls in love with a handsome, young landowner with whom she can have it all; love, security, and wealth. As fate would have it, there are obstacles to their romance: his estranged wife, an evil aristocrat,Read More →

Blog Tour ~ The Yankee Years Books 1-3 #HistFic #WW2 @DianneAscroft The Yankee Years Books 1-3 By Dianne Ascroft After the Allied troops arrived in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland during the Second World War, life in the quiet, rural county would never be the same again. The Shadow Ally June 1941: When Ruth Corey finds a letter her journalist beau, Harry Coalter, has written, revealing details of the secret construction of an American flying-boat base, she fears it could destroy America’s neutrality and land him in serious trouble. The letter must not be posted. She enlists the help of attractive Italian-American civilian contractor Frank LongRead More →