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Spring Into Cash $250 Giveaway
An awesome group of bloggers and authors have joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize! Ends April 15th, 2016

One lucky winner will receive…

$250 Amazon.com Gift Code or $250 in Paypal Cash

Spring time in my grandpa’s day  meant cleaning the outhouse. I think it was his all-time least favorite chore on the farm. In memory of my grandfather, I’m giving away a copy of my award-winning short story Pete’s Mighty Purty privies. Just sign up for my newsletter (top right of the sidebar) and I’ll send you the link! Happy spring and may the birds be chirping and the grasshoppers jumping in your backyard. 

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What the Clocks Know by Rumer Haven #NewRelease #Guestpost

Thanks so much for hosting me, Aubrey!

Writing is such a personal endeavor as we put so much of ourselves into our stories, consciously or not. There are many specific personal experiences and inspirations that I’ve directly incorporated into What the Clocks Know, but it’s also influenced by who I am in general (for better or worse…). Whether that directly and indirectly impacts a story, the words I write come from the same demented brain that dictates all my other fancies and follies.

Care to hear a few? Ready or not, here they come!Five random facts about me:

1. Anyone who reads What the Clocks Know and my previous book, Seven for a Secret, will likely notice that I have a thing with bathrooms. I did not choose this sad reality; it chose me. Yeah, I can’t really explain it, but weird things happen to me in bathrooms (aside from the very obvious things that should happen in them), and I can’t help but work that into stories. Sorry. These are just one-off instances, luckily, but I do have an ongoing phobia of getting trapped in bathrooms now (particularly water closets). I assess my potential escape routes whenever first stepping into one. This fear may have originated from, oh say, the time I got trapped in a bathroom…(see Seven for a Secret, Chapter I).2. I have an aversion to bright lights, breathing other people’s breath, and doing dishes in the sink with a stoppered drain.

3. While not advanced and hardly ever getting the chance anymore, I love playing the piano.

4. I suspect I have an old soul, though can’t determine its age. But considering my bunions and the flannel granny cap I wear in bed on winter nights (very much to my husband’s chagrin), I think 80+ is a fair guess.5. Although I love animals (pandas are my lifelong favorite), I’m not a pet person. If I had to align myself with either the Dog or Cat People in a finger-snapping gang face-off of West Side Story proportions, however, I would probably go Cat.

So, that’s a little insight into me in all my random and somewhat ornery glory. There’s actually quite a bit of me in Margot, the protagonist of What the Clocks Know…but, you know, go easy on us both. 😉
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About What the Clocks Know:
Finding a ghost isn’t what Margot had in mind when she went ‘soul searching’, but somehow her future may depend on Charlotte’s past.

Woven between 21st-century and Victorian London, What the Clocks Know is a haunting story of love and identity. A paranormal women’s fiction, this title is available as of March 18, 2016 from Crooked Cat Publishing.

“A unique tale of the paranormal – as beautiful as it is haunting.”
~ Shani Struthers, author of Jessamine and the Psychic Surveys series

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Author Bio:

Rumer Haven is probably the most social recluse you could ever meet. When she’s not babbling her fool head off among friends and family, she’s pacified with a good story that she’s reading, writing, or revising—or binge-watching something on Netflix. A former teacher hailing from Chicago, she presently lives in London with her husband and probably a ghost or two. Rumer has always had a penchant for the past and paranormal, which inspires her writing to explore dimensions of time, love, and the soul. She debuted in 2014 with Seven for a Secret (in which a Jazz Age tragedy haunts a modern woman’s love life), and her award-winning short story “Four Somethings & a Sixpence” (about a bride who gets a little something she didn’t register for) was released in 2015. What the Clocks Know is her second novel.

Learn more about Rumer at:
Website – http://www.rumerhaven.com
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/rumerhaven
Twitter – @RumerHaven

It's the Little Things Blog Hop

 

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Hi everyone my name is Aubrey Wynne and I am one of over 100 authors/bloggers/ on the Little Things Blog Hop! For those of you don’t me, I am an historical romance author and you can find me and my books on all major retailers. Browse my site and see what tickles your fancy. 

So what are the little things in your life that rate at the top of your list? For me it’s music and books. Let me share! On my visit to Ireland last summer, I met some local artists in Ennis, Co. Clare that made my trip. Meet Pat O’Connor of the Custy’s Traditional Music Shop (also a musician) and two more local artists that made us feel at home and welcome. 

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The lovely chap in the middle is Cyril O’Donaghue who not only signed his CD but invited us to a pub session a few blocks away. It was our first introduction to a real local gathering, and it was everything I ever imagined. Click on the photo above, and check out the authentic Irish music at Pat’s shop, including his own instrumental collaboration. Or stop by Cyril’s Facebook page by clicking his name above.

Here is the CD I have been listening to for St. Patrick’s Day. Click on the image and watch both Blackey O’Connell and Cyril creating some lovely music together! Or visit Blackey’s Facebook page by clicking on his name. 

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My other little thing I couldn’t live without is a good book. I write, I edit, and I read. But lately, my love of a good story has been renewed by audiobooks. There is something about a great plot partnered with a strong narrator that makes a story come to life. My latest fascination has been the combination of Laura Kinsale’s extraordinary prose combined with the voice of Nicholas Boulton. I am on my third book with this team and enthralled. Listen for yourself by clicking the cover below!

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My question to you: Which of my little things appeals to you the most? Music or the written word? A random commenter will win a $5 Amazon gift card. But first, follow my blog by email (it’s just a quick entry on the sidebar near the top.)

Right now, I’m offering over $100 in my Everybody Wins Giveaway as I boost my newsletter recipients. Then click the image below to see all the prizes being offered. And remember to enjoy the little things in life!    

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Luck of the Irish $250 Cash Giveaway!

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When Irish Cows Are Mooing…

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Have you been to the lovely Emerald Isle? Let me share some pictures from last summer’s vacation. The people and views could not have been lovelier. The pubs? Absolutely Craic!

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The view from our vacation house overlooking Galway Bay.

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A wee bit of a disagreement in the local pub! But all was solved with another round of Guinness and a handshake!

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My nephew is ready for his first hawking lesson at Ashford Castle.

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A romantic moment at the Quiet Man’s cottage in the village of Cong.

“There’ll be no locked doors between us, Mary Kate!

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A hike across the Burren.

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The Infamous Heir by Elizabeth Michels w/ Guest post & #Giveaway

I admit it, I have a weakness.  And my weakness is romantic comedies.  There have been so many Saturday afternoons I’ve lost by walking through the living room when one of my favorites is playing on TV.  Laundry and errands?  What laundry and errands?  I have to spend the next few hours curled up on the sofa, watching Dirty Dancing for the 473rd time.  It’s this same magnetic pull toward a love story that inspired me to read romance novels, and to write them.  So I thought I would share with you one of my favorite romantic comedies, and the romance novel it reminds me of.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall and It Happened One Wedding

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In Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the hero goes on vacation to mend a broken heart.  He soon finds not only his ex-girlfriend at the same resort with a new lover, but also his new love at the front desk of the hotel.  Who doesn’t love a romance that happens while on vacation?  In Julie James’ It Happened One Wedding, the heroine is also mending a broken heart.  But in this story, she is at her sister’s wedding, and is thrown together with the best man.  Did I mention he’s a FBI agent? Happy reading!

Do you have a favorite romantic comedy?  Does the plot remind you of a book you enjoyed?

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Title: The Infamous Heir
Author: Elizabeth Michels
Series: Spare Heirs, #1
Pubdate: March 1st, 2016
ISBN: 9781492621331

Praise for The Infamous Heir:

“Michels’s latest is the complete package: a captivating romance with gripping suspense wrapped up in a novel to be savored.”

Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

“Readers are treated to Michels’ strongest story yet. The engaging characters, intricate plotline and powerful love story hold readers from beginning to end as they watch the changing relationship between headstrong lovers as they unravel a mystery. Savor this tale.” RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars and March Top Pick!

The Spare Heirs Society Cordially Invites You to Meet Ethan Moore: The Scoundrel

Lady Roselyn Grey’s debut has finally arrived, and of course, she has every flounce and flutter planned. She’ll wear the perfect gowns and marry the perfect gentleman…that is, if the formerly disinherited brother of the man she intends to marry doesn’t ruin everything first.

Ethan Moore is a prize-fighting second son and proud founding member of the Spare Heirs Society—and that’s all he ever should have been. But, in an instant, his brother’s noble title is his, the eyes of the ton are upon him, and the lady he’s loved for years would rather meet him in the boxing ring than the ballroom.

He’s faced worse. With the help of his Spare Heirs brotherhood, Ethan’s certain he can get to the bottom of his brother’s unexpected demise and win the impossible lady who has haunted his dreams for as long as he can remember…

An Excerpt:

“You can’t spare a footman to haul my trunks and valise inside?” Roselyn asked.

Mr. Ethan Moore didn’t seem to mind the rain that splashed down on them in the drive. “I’m afraid not.”

“Not a single servant to assist your guests as they arrive? And I thought Ormesby Place to be a welcoming, organized home. The devil it is.” She muttered the last bit under her breath, sure he hadn’t heard her.

“What was that, my lady?” he asked, leaning in.

“Oh, nothing.” How had he heard her comment? She always tried to be so careful of such things. It was as if the ugly habits she’d worked so diligently to eliminate from her life were rising to the surface against her will. And she blamed Mr. Ethan Moore for every bit of it.

“If your precious possessions mean so much to you, princess, I will personally assist you with your things.”

Finally he was going to see reason. She smiled in relief. “Well, that was all I required. Thank you.”

He bent and lifted the small valise from the top of the pile of trunks, slinging it over his shoulder with a grin. “That trunk looks light enough. You should be able to manage it.” With those careless words, he turned and began to stroll away toward the door.

Was he whistling? What an infuriating man!

Roselyn stood rooted to the ground in shock for a moment, watching him walk away through the rain. Then, something snapped within her. The gently bred lady she tried to portray was stripped away, leaving behind the young, reckless girl she thought she’d outgrown years ago. He couldn’t walk away from her in such a manner.

She took two steps to the edge of a flower bed, scooped up a fistful of fresh soil within her white- gloved hand and flung it as hard as she could at Mr. Moore’s back. Watching as it splattered across his upper arm, slinging droplets onto his cheek, she felt a moment of visceral triumph. Then she gaped at him.

What had she done? She hadn’t even considered doing anything so childish in years— not since that summer when she’d set a trap to trip him as he crossed one of the fields, then laughed as he tugged her down into the dirt with him. The memory of her laughter faded as reality set in. Her plans! What had she been thinking? But, of course, she hadn’t been thinking.

He turned, an affronted look crossing his face as he stared at her.

In that moment, in spite of their current ages, he was the boy next door again, chasing Katie and her through the woods as they cackled with glee. She bit her lip to keep from laughing.

He glanced down at his arm in disbelief, dropped her valise to the ground, and began prowling toward her. Oh. Perhaps this had been a mistake. A challenging gleam filled his eyes, turning them as dark as black water in a cold lake.

Oh dear. She blinked once, twice, then turned and ran.

She’d made it to the corner of the house where the edge of the lush gardens overlooked the moors when she felt a large hand wrap around her upper arm, dragging her to a halt. She could feel the heat of him behind her. She had never been so close to a man before. Her heart hammered within her body. Even Lord Ayton had never dared touch her like this. She’d never felt a gentleman’s body pressed into hers as Mr. Moore’s was now.

“Leaving so soon?” he murmured, his lips almost grazing the rim of her ear.

 

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Elizabeth Michels grew up on a Christmas tree farm in rural South Carolina. After tip-toeing her way through school with her focus on ballet steps and her nose in a book, she met a boy and followed him a thousand miles away from home to Kansas City, Missouri, before settling down in North Carolina.

 

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