“M” Moonbeams and Roses by Stephanie Hurt

It’s letter “M” on the AtoZ Challenge as we start week 3 and today’s book is Moonbeams and Roses by Stephanie Hurt. A romance set around cowboys, this is the third of Stephanie’s novels to appear on this challenge, catch her others on letters A and G. Stephanie has been a guest author on my blog here is the link to her guest post http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-dv

PLEASE take a few moments to add a COMMENT to the blog, it means more than you know!

Sara secretly had a crush on Wes and had most of her life. Then when Wes rejects her love and moves to Montana, she jumps into her work as an artist and into the arms of another man. It is not until a tragic accident happens that things start to turn around for Sara. Could she finally have true love with the cowboy in her dreams or will her blindness cause her to throw it all away.

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Moonbeam & Roses – I put a lot of heart into this book. The first part of the book came from some elements of my past. The main two characters have a problem realizing love and often work hard to get past it. Sometimes the best in us comes out when we are at our lowest. The love between these two characters is time tested and goes to the moon and back.

A Good Romance & Adventure Read, October 7, 2012

By

Jeannie Walker “Award-Winning Author Jeannie Walker”

This review is from: Moonbeam & Roses (Kindle Edition)

As I was the owner of a horse ranch where we owned, trained and raced quarter horses – I loved the fact that this story takes place in Montana and revolves around my favorite animals – horses and cowboys on a large ranch.
In this tale, Sara is the main character. She is a beautiful young woman with blonde hair that seemed to shine at night as if moonbeams were dancing through her hair. Her life is turned around and upside down by a tragic accident. Can she find and keep the true love she is longing for?
You will have to read this romance adventure to find out.

http://www.amazon.com/Moonbeam-Roses-Stephanie-Payne- Kindle price just £0.77 or $1.19

Here are 4 randomly selected links to other AtoZ bloggers;

http://outsideperception.wordpress.com/

http://starshinenews.blogspot.co.uk/

http://behindthesepages2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/m-is-for-magic.html?showComment=1366009331827#c8811521148841571815

http://pablosangel.wordpress.com/

“I” For It’s Not a Holiday April AtoZ Challenge

Today’s letter is “I” and the book entry is from Andy  and the team at Black Frog Publishing to get you in the holiday mood, their book will be published after the challenge, but here is a sneak preview of its contents.

Don’t forget to PLEASE add a comment below as your part in the challenge. Thanks

It's not a holiday-resized‘It’s NOT a Holiday! The A – Z Guide of Group Travel’ is a fun and informative guide to travelling with other people, whether that be a day tour around London, or a six month overland across Asia.

It is all about people, group dynamics and the daft things people do while on tour…

We wrote this book after many years tour leading on six continents because we think it will help you get the most out of your holiday, learning from the mistakes of those who went before you.

There are twenty stereotypical characters featured in the book, those who will probably be on your tour with you. Natural Leader is one person who can be an absolute rock within the group, or the biggest pain in the backside.

The challenge is to see which character you are and what you can learn from them…’

It is our first book release, and we have two more planned for this year and three for next, all travel related but travel with a twist! We are the group travel experts and have plenty to share with those who aren’t quite aware of what travel is like off the beaten track!

its not a holiday press release

http://bit.ly/BlackFrogBooks (Press Release)

http://bit.ly/BlackFrogBlog (A link to their blog)

Here are 5 randomly chosen links to other AtoZ Challengers;

http://patriciastoltey.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.thebaldpatch.blogspot.ca/

http://jabirdsnest.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.apassionandapassport.com/

http://gonegarden.blogspot.co.uk/

I’m also publishing 2 other posts today, the first is a book bomb in aid of 16-year-old Ben Wolverton who is currently in a coma after a long boarding accident. His family need your prayers and your support. Thanks.

“G” Ghost Lover by Stephanie Hurt

We now start the second week of this challenge, I’m having so much fun meeting lots of new people, thanks for all of your support. Today’s letter in my AtoZ Challenge is “G” and I bring you Ghost Lover by Stephanie Hurt. Stephanie opened the challenge on day 1 with the letter A and her book “A love never Lost”. She has also been a guest author on my blog, find out more about Stephanie here http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-dv

EVERYONE on the challenge is asking you to add a COMMENT to the blogs that you visit during the challenge as part of a huge blog push, thank you in advance for adding a comment to this post.

Having a father who thought business came first and his daughter last had affected her. But when Jess turned 21 he gave her a gift that would change her life and add an unexpected love. What was behind such an extravagant and unexpected gift? Would her father’s business partner put a stop to any happiness that she could have or would the man of her dreams take her away from it all. Jess would soon find out her father’s sinister plan. When tragedy strikes will she find her Ghost Lover or will all be lost.
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Ghost Lover – This was the first book that I published. It took six months to write from start to finish and I enjoyed every moment of it. This book goes through several emotional changes. One minute you’re seeing first love and then you’re angry with her over possessive father and his business partner. But as the story unfolds you get involved with the main characters and you start rooting for them. When this book was finished I was emotionally exhausted, but happy with the results.

Aug 27, 2012

Rosie Amber rated it  Rated through Goodreads.com and Amazon.uk

An easy read romance, I thought I had guessed the ending, but there was as unseen twist. This is the second book I have read from Stephanie, looking forward to her next one.

http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Lover-Stephanie-Payne-Hurt/dp/1478376864

Here are 4 randomly chosen links to other AtoZ Challengers;

http://transitional-woman.blogspot.co.uk/

http://gwendolynrose.wordpress.com/

http://gospeldrivendisciples.blogspot.co.uk/

http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.co.uk/

“C” on the AtoZ Challenge

Today I bring you the first of three books entered on the challenge by Jean Fullerton. Jean was recently a guest author on my blog http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-j0 and I am also being her host on The Very British Blog Tour 2013.http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-dQ As part of the challenge we are asking everyone to PLEASE leave a comment, thanks.

Call Nurse Millie is the entry for today’s challenge and we begin with an insight from Jean about her inspiration for the book;

Call Nurse Millie is set in post-WW2 East London and features Millie Sullivan a District Nurse and Midwife. Like everyone Millie is full of optimism at the end of hostilities and when she meets Alex Nolan she starts to look forward to a bright future.  As a qualified District Nurse I was fascinated by the equipment Millie would have used to nurse her patients. It combines my love of the area in London where I was born and raised with my own profession.

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Here is a little more description about the book;

It’s 1945 and, as the troops begin to return home, the inhabitants of London attempt to put their lives back together. For 25-year-old Millie, a qualified nurse and midwife, the jubilation at the end of the war is short-lived as she tends to the needs of the East End community around her. But while Millie witnesses tragedy and brutality in her job, she also finds strength and kindness. And when misfortune befalls her own family, it is the enduring spirit of the community that shows Millie that even the toughest of circumstances can be overcome.

Through Millie’s eyes, we see the harsh realities and unexpected joys in the lives of the patients she treats, as well as the camaraderie that is forged with the fellow nurses that she lives with. Filled with unforgettable characters and moving personal stories, this vividly brings to life the colourful world of a post-war East London.

Buy Call Nurse Millie on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Call-Nurse-Millie-ebook/dp/

Here are 4 randomly chosen blogs from other AtoZ Challengers;

http://fairbettysworld.blogspot.co.uk/

http://inthetesseract.blogspot.ca/

http://acitrusgroveinthesuburbs.blogspot.com.au/

http://unconventionallibrarian.com/

The April Issue of Fleet Life featuring Rosie’s Good Reads

This is my second post today: My first was the letter “B” in todays A to Z Challenge.

The April issue of Fleet Life is now available on-line and in printed format. Over 5000 copies go out to the local community and the on-line version is available world wide. I am extremely fortunate to have a regular page of book reviews here each month. www.fleetlife.org.uk  (Click on the online directory)The books chosen for this months issue were;

Make a Joyful Noise by Jenny Worstall

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

Morgan’s Run by Colleen McCullough

Dead Sea Deception by Leo Tillman & Heather Kennedy

Daughters-in-Law by Joanna Trollope

April Fleet Life 100

“A” The AtoZ Challenge Day 1 of 26

A Very BIG WELCOME to my first day of the AtoZ Challenge, there are over 1200 bloggers taking part in this years challenge. My challenge is to blog about books which have titles all beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. It’s been great fun discovering all of the books which I am using in the challenge. PLEASE drop by each day to read about the next book. During the challenge we are encouraging everyone who visits to LEAVE A COMMENT. So here we go then, the first book that I have chosen is; A Love never lost by Stephanie Hurt. Stephanie writes romance books, take a look at this one below;

Friends since early childhood, Lilly and Zane have always been inseparable. After four years apart, will their relationship change? Upon seeing Lilly again after such a long absence he realizes his heart belongs to her. When a wealthy ranch owner from Texas offers Lilly the job of a lifetime, will she leave knowing the effect it will have on Zane and their relationship? Will her new boss expect more than just an employer/employee relationship? Just how far will he go to win her over? Will Zane be able to pull her from the ties of the ranch or will it be A Love Never Lost?
 Product Details

A Love Never Lost – This book came to me one day as I was just sitting watching television. I got up and started writing. It only took me about two months to totally finish this book. What’s funny is the book changed constantly as the characters developed. My favorite character is Zane because he loved with all his heart and he never gave up on the love of his life. This book was entered in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest and has made it to the second leg of the contest.

Stephanie has been a great supporter of my blog since the start and her books were among the first that I reviewed. She has also joined me as a guest author and you can read all about her here http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-dv. I featured one of her books in my Rosie’s Good reads slot in the January issue of Fleet Life Magazine.

http://www.amazon.com/A-Love-Never-Lost-ebook/dp/B009IQ0LQ0

To celebrate the first day of the challenge I’d like to send out a special thanks to the founder Arlee Bird, click over to his site and lets show our support  http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/

Here are 5 randomly chosen blog sites to other AtoZ Challengers;

http://andisbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

http://danibertrand.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.odetoblogging.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.achristianmomsguide.blogspot.co.uk/

http://mpaxauthor.com/blog/

Guest Author Monica La Porta

Please join me in welcoming my third guest author to the blog this week;
Hi, Rosie,
1) What’s your name? My name is Monica La Porta.
2) Where do you live? I’m an Italian who moved to the States thirteen years ago and I currently live in Redmond, a misty and drizzly city north of Seattle.
3) When did you start writing? Although I’ve been scribbling all my adult life, I started seriously writing four years ago. I like to read what-if dystopian stories and for the most part I tend to write in the same genre.
4) Give us 3 tips about writing or publishing:  My three tips about writing would be: 1) Write every day. 2) Have  one or two trusted beta readers. 3) Hire an editor and a proof-reader.
5) What was the last book that you read and how would you rate it?
The last book I read was Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion and I rated it four stars on the Goodreads scale.
6) Now tell us about one of your books:
I recently wrote and illustrated a children’s book, The Prince’s Day Out http://amzn.to/14KAxfo
Thanks for being my guest Monica
Dear readers,
Please don’t forget to drop by from Monday when I start the great A to Z Challenge 2013, where over 1200 challengers are blogging their way through the alphabet during April. Look out on twitter for #AtoZChallenge  http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

Guest Author Jean Fullerton

Today my guest on the blog is author Jean Fullerton, keep an eye out for more of Jean’s books as she will be appearing in my AtoZ Challenge during April. here are Jean’s replies to the guest author questions;

1) Tell me your name. Jean Fullerton
2) Where do you live? London England
3) When did you start writing? Eleven years ago.
4) What type of books do you like writing the most?
I write historical romances set in East London’s  Whitechapel area- Jack the Ripper Country with feisty heroines and heart-stopping heroes.

5)Pass on 3 tips about writing or publishing;

1 Write the stories you love
2 Learn your craft.
3 Stick at it.

6)What was the last book that you read? How would you rate it?

Lee Child’s “Die trying” 12 out of ten. Fabulous!

7)Now choose just one of your books and add a link to it.

Call Nurse Millie starts in 1945 as the troops begin to return home and the inhabitants of London attempt to put their lives back together. For 25-year-old Millie, a qualified nurse and midwife, the jubilation at the end of the war is short-lived as she tends to the needs of the East End community around her. But while Millie witnesses tragedy and brutality in her job, she also finds strength and kindness. And when misfortune befalls her own family, it is the enduring spirit of the community that shows Millie that even the toughest of circumstances can be overcome.
Through Millie’s eyes, we see the harsh realities and unexpected joys in the lives of the patients she treats, as well as the camaraderie that is forged with the fellow nurses that she lives with. Filled with unforgettable characters and moving personal stories, this vividly brings to life the colourful world of a post-war East London.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Call-Nurse-Millie-ebook/dp/B00BMUVRT0/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363121249&sr=1-1