Friday, October 26, 2012

Romance in The Wild West: Meet Cynthia Woolf

Today, it’s great to have Cynthia Woolf here to tell us about her wonderful western romances and give us a sneak peak at her best selling book, Tame A Wild Bride.

Thank you Katheryn for having me today.  I’m going to talk about where the ideas for some of my books came from.

I have a western series of books, set in Creede, Colorado.  This is a real town and has been around since the late 1800’s.  I set my books here on a ranch that is still in existence today, though it is a dude ranch now not a working ranch.  My parents met on this ranch in the early 1940’s.  It was still a real working ranch then as well as a ‘dude’ ranch. 

My mother came up from Texas with a young boy she was caring for.  She was called a nursemaid.  Now we would call her a nanny.  He had asthma and could breathe better at the higher altitudes.  Probably because the air was drier and cleaner.  Less dust.  Anyway, she and the boy stayed for the summer.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Book Reviews: The Good, The Bad and The Silly

Today I received a wonderful message from a reader saying how much she enjoyed reading The Royal Sheikh and earlier this week I received this great 5-star review for Her Latin Lover:

“Her Latin Lover was an exciting read. I love a good instant attraction, and this author gave me that with Mary and Paulo. Mary is a considerate and trusting woman who is taken advantage of by her boyfriend. Paulo swoops in and saves the day, as any sexy, honorable man would. Their attraction blossoms, until the unexpected happens. I was on the edge of my seat, the whole time. I wished the romance would have happened sooner, but all in all, it was great. I will definitely read more from this author. Pick this up, you will love it.”

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bertha-Size Your Life with Jane Carroll!

Jane Carroll

Today it is great to welcome Jane Carroll, author of Bertha-Size Your Life. First, could you tell us what your book is about?

Bertha, as I usually refer to the book, is a series of life lessons disguised as fun and sometimes zany short stories. Bertha has moved in with the narrator who is experiencing an empty nest and immediately begins to turn her life upside down while making it right side up. The fun in the book comes with Bertha’s outlandish antics and wardrobe but her wisdom is always paramount to her quirkiness. I laugh and say that Bertha is who you would get if you could cross Lucy, Oprah and dress her like Peg Bundy.

The stories incorporate a lot of Law of Attraction principles along with other wisdom gleaned from traditional self-help teachings. But don’t let that fool you… Bertha adds her own flare to it and you’ll hardly recognize it! One of my favourite stories is Pink Flamingos. You may read it here.