In addition to my romantic fantasy and paranormal romance series I write the sensual Victorian Secret Romance series as Francesca Rose. (Some people have asked me why I used a different name for these books. I think once you read them, you’ll understand, but the short answer is because I didn’t want to mislead my fans into thinking that all of the Frankie Robertson books had the same level of sensuality.)
The idea of a romance with a Yeti came to me while I was on vacation. My writer brain started playing with the idea of how to create a story about a loving relationship with a big furry hero. Brainstorming over lunch with my husband, we designed an alternate Victorian world where Yetis live in a hidden Himalayan enclave, send diplomats to London, and sometimes serve in the East India Company Army. That conversation sparked the foundation for YETI IN THE MIST.
If you like a sensual and loving romance, I think you’ll enjoy YETI IN THE MIST. And right now you can enjoy this unusual romance for 67% off the regular price. Get your copy now and be sure to leave a review to let me know how you liked it. I look forward to hearing what you think!
Happy National Donut Day! My favorite kind of that circular sweet is a glazed old-fashioned donut. They are way too dangerous to keep around, so today I’ll offer you something just as delicious that will last a lot longer.
Today is Launch Day for GUARDIAN, Book Two in the Celestial Affairs series. Gideon is back to save a young untrained psychic from a terrible fate while trying to resist his attraction to her bewitching sister.
To celebrate, I’ve made LIGHTBRINGER, Book One in the series, FREE through tomorrow.
I hope you’ll enjoy both books and then leave an honest review on Amazon. Your reviews help me as an author, and also help other readers find new books they’ll enjoy.
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I come from a military family. My dad was a fighter pilot and career Air Force officer. My brother also served in the Air Force. My husband’s dad was in the Army, my husband in the Reserves, my godson’s dad was Navy and his brothers Marines. I live in a town where lots of former military retire and the Air Force base is a big influence on the local economy.
Despite that, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Memorial Day parade or service. Military service was ordinary, just part of my family’s life. We never made a big deal out it. And yet when I stop to think about what those men chose to do, I realize how extraordinary and praise-worthy their choices were–and are. Some of their duty assignments were dangerous, others were supportive, but all were necessary.
I’m a little shy of saying it out loud, so I’ll say it here: I’m grateful every day for those who serve, including police and fire fighters, and I’m grateful when they come home safely.
GUARDIAN, the long-awaited sequel to LIGHTBRINGER, is now available for pre-order on Amazon!
In LIGHTBRINGER Gideon brought Jared a nearly impossible assignment. Now he faces one of his own.
When supernatural forces surround the disappearance of an untrained psychic Gideon jumps at the chance to rescue the young mortal. But to save her he must work closely with Ana, the victim’s bewitching sister, without revealing his true identity―or letting their unexpected chemistry distract him.
I’m cross promoting LIGHTBRINGER with other Paranormal Romance authors and that means you have the chance to win Free books! Just click on the graphic to enter.
Good Luck and Happy Reading!
The 9th Tucson Festival of Books is this weekend and I’m looking forward to attending. I’m only an author now because I started out as a book lover. If you’re near Tucson and love books as I do, you should think about spending at least part of the weekend on the U of A mall. It’s a fabulous event and it’s FREE!
On President’s Day we honor Washington and Lincoln, two of America’s best leaders. They were men of honor, integrity, determination, and humor–characteristics I try to build into my heroes.
Lord Dahleven is that kind of hero, so to celebrate, I’ve made DANGEROUS TALENTS Free for a limited time. This is your chance to discover where the lost Vinland colony disappeared to, meet their Viking descendants, and cheer on a modern woman who finds herself in a very different world. If you’ve already read it, thank you!
You can help out by telling your friends about this sale, and by leaving an honest review on Amazon. It doesn’t have to be long, just a few sentences will do. Customer reviews really do make a difference to authors and help other readers find books they’ll enjoy.
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Sending all of my fans a big Thank You! for reading. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and that however and whatever you celebrate, it is filled with laughter and joy. May 2017 bring you more of what you want, less of what you don’t, and lots of time to relax with a good book.
November 10-12, 2017
That’s when TusCon 44 will be held with Kim Stanley Robinson as Author Guest of Honor.
G.R.R.M. and young fan.
TusCon 43 wrapped up Sunday night. George R. R. Martin, Peri Charlifu, William Malone, James Perry II, Edward Bryant, Geoff Notkin, and Elizabeth Gracen were the headliners, and over 100 other author and artist guests attended as well. This convention was larger than past TusCons, but thanks to hard work and planning it retained the relaxed atmosphere that this convention is known for. (Disclaimer: I’m on the committee as Guest Liaison, but the real heavy lifting is done by a slew of other talented and hardworking people who volunteer their time and effort.)
I spoke on three panels and had a fabulous time seeing old friends and making new ones. I shared one of those panels, “Strange Bedfellows: Do Angels and Demons make good heroes?” with long time friend and author, Roxy Rogers. (Be sure to check out her story, “Gabriel’s Release” a prequel to her forthcoming Angels Descending series.) Angels and demons are on my mind these days because after some delay, I’m finishing up GUARDIAN, the second book in my Celestial Affairs series which will be available in early 2017.
On the new friend front, I shared a panel and autograph session with actress, author, producer, and dog lover Elizabeth Gracen who is as charming as she is talented. I also got to meet Jeffe Kennedy, who writes romantic fantasy (and many other things), and traded books with her. I’m looking forward to reading her new books, THE PAGES OF THE MIND, and it’s sequel THE EDGE OF THE BLADE.
I could go on and on about the excellent programing, the full video and anime schedule, the outstanding art show, dealers, and gaming, not to mention the phenomenal hospitality suite, but I don’t have enough superlatives. Instead, I’ll exhort you to save the date and buy a membership to next year’s TusCon. (There will be a Black Friday-Cyber Monday Sale. Price will be $45.)
For a limited time, I’m giving away BETRAYED BY TRUST on Amazon for your Kindle. It’s Free, and just for my fans. I’m not advertising it anywhere.
BETRAYED BY TRUST is a romantic paranormal suspense novel, and part of the Celestial Affairs universe. It takes place back in 1979 in the U.S., and if you were alive and aware back then, you may recognize some of the historical references. Gideon, Jared’s Celestial friend in LIGHTBRINGER, makes an appearance.
Speaking of Gideon, a while ago I said his and Ana’s story, GUARDIAN, would be released in October. Sadly, that’s not going to happen. My goal is always to give you a rich and rewarding reading experience, and GUARDIAN just isn’t there yet. So, with many apologies, I’m pushing back the release of Gideon’s story.
In the meantime, however, you can get a glimpse of Gideon’s past in BETRAYED BY TRUST. Click or tap through and get your FREE copy today and share this post with your friends. And please share your opinion about the book on Amazon. Reviews really do help readers find books they’ll enjoy, and to be honest, they help me, too. The more reviews a book has, the more visibility it gets. Your help is much appreciated!
BTW, if you subscribed to my newsletter, you would have known about this giveaway yesterday. You can get a free story and sign up for my occasional newsletter by tapping HERE. And a big thank you to subscriber Cathie, who took the time to write me when she had trouble finding BBT. I hadn’t included links for my international fans. If you live outside the US, you can get your FREE copy of BBT here: UK / CA / AU / DE / IN