Good Deeds Challenge Year 2 Week 22

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I an into my second year.

New Good DeedsDuring my week I’ll also being updating you on My Kindness Challenge which I’m also doing. I read about a new challenge to make the world a better place to live in. “Speak Kind Words, Receive Kind Echoes” see the inspiration on  The Kindness blog . During my learning process I’m donating money to charity for my slip-ups to make me work harder to achieve results. I earn no money from any of my book reviews, so having little to spare should focus my mind.

September 14th – Dark Gothic romance is Jane Godman’s book Echoes in the Darkness, Day 14 of Romancing September. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5Hk

Am putting together plans for my next tour, this one will feature mystery books and their authors and will take place in November.

September 15th – Laura E James featured in Romancing September today with her book Follow Me , Follow You. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5xp

A school morning and I’m getting to know my new set of children that I listen to as they practise their reading. This year I have twins amongst my group, luckily they are not identical.  Donated a series of books to the school for their library that I had finished reading. Have been and bought a load more books again today, taking full advantage of the sales going on.

September 16th – Mary Forbes joins us on the Romance tour today with her book One Dance With A Stranger, Mary hails from Canada, it’s so great meeting all these people from across the world and bringing them together. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5yC

Getting lots of interest for the November Mystery book tour, busy sending out Q&A sheets and creating pictures to use on Twitter. I enjoy the challenge and the skills that I am learning from this task.

September 17th – Monica La Porta is the featured author on Romancing September today with her book The Lost Centurion, set in a stunning Italian landscape it mixes paranormal with hot romance. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5Er

Am off out to dinner this evening with friends, a rare treat, and it’s another good deed opportunity as it’s my turn to drive.

September 18th – E.L. Lindley is chatting about her book Dare To Lose today on Romancing September. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5DE

What a 24 hours! The blog is SO busy at the moment it’s truly wonderful, thank you to everyone who reads and reviews book, signs up for tours, comments and shares posts and tweets and everything else you do for me.  So here is a little something back for anyone going through an anxious and stressful time at the moment and with children in the Uk off the University this month, I know there will be a few Mums out there in need of a little TLC, firstly why not circle the date of your birthday on every month of the calendar and give yourself a little treat once a month for a whole year. Plan out what you could do, it could be time out for yourself, meeting with a friend, 15 minutes meditation, buying a new book randomly in a genre you don’t normally read, anything, but give yourself a well deserved treat.

Have been helping out my dearest friends with some support at their own emotional times. Plus recommending books for them to read. If you want to read them too, try these, get them in paperback, you’ll want to flip back through them too often to read on Kindle.

You Can Heal Your life by Louise Hay

Heal Your Body/New Cover: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them by Louise Hay

Next watch this video on Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique http://eft.mercola.com/

September 19th – Today it was the turn of Rock Chick Nicky Wells and her book Fallen for Rock on the Romancing September Tour. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5DR

I’ve been out buying more books as gifts for people. Still at bargain prices.

September 20th –  The Dating Game by Susan Buchanan was our book on the tour today. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5CO

Have been delivering a birthday present for my Dad this morning, it’s his birthday tomorrow.

Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 16

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Welcome to Day 16 of Romancing September Across The World Tour. Today our guest is Mary M Forbes. Catch up with more from Mary in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to her.

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Where is your home town?

In the isolation of Northern Saskatchewan I grew up on a farm, even going to a small country farm school. Think ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and it was similar to the way I grew up. I had my own horse and although we were as poor as the proverbial ‘church mouse’ and couldn’t afford anything, I always felt I was more fortunate than others. They may have a bike – but I had a horse. We also had fantastic meals and could eat as much as we wanted.

How long have you been writing romance?

My attempts in writing went as far back as when I was a teen. I read avidly and would create my own stories. Then real life, children, husband and work intervened. I seriously started writing again in the mid-1990s after my kids started growing up.

What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?

I like most, but my favourite is historical romance. I have always been fascinated with history and love researching. Sometimes I get caught in a trap and just keep researching, forgetting to write the story. Events in history always create ideas and eventually the story just falls into place.

What is Emily’s background?

Emily grew up on the streets of Toronto rather than suffer the indignities of foster parents. She hates the disadvantages life has dealt her and the filth she is forced to live in.

Why is Wade in jail?

Wade is drunk when he catches his wife in bed with another man. After listening to Alan Jackson’s song – a hole big enough to drive a truck through – he decides to make a hole in his house by driving a truck through it. He is charged with a DUI and driving a semi into a residential area. Fortunately his brother’s efforts to pin ‘attempted murder’ on him doesn’t stick. It causes a major rift in their sibling relationship though.

Does Emily have an ambition?

Emily wants to get out of the squalor plaguing her life. She will do anything to create a clean, peaceful life even posing for ‘Night Dreams’ – a men’s magazine.

What’s stopping Emily and Wade getting together?

Emily has no interest in the exciting, chaotic life a country singer has. She is trying to escape from a roller-coaster life and feels Wade’s brother, a politician, can give her exactly what she needs – an orderly, calm and especially clean life. Emily wants security. Love doesn’t matter.

Are there lots of sexy rugged cowboys in your book?

No. Wade is so dominating as a character it’s hard to imagine anyone as sexy or rugged. He seemed to demand full attention.

Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

I have just finished the first book in my ‘sweet romance’ Crystal Ridge series – Never Pick a Pretty Woman. I have outlined the next Sophisticated Cowboy and hope to have it done by Christmas. Then the third and last book of the series This Princess Wears Cowboy Boots will be available in the summer of 2015. I am also working on a more complex book titled ‘Seraphim’ – which is a story of abuse and death (grieving). It is Delaney’s journey in finding trust and love again.

Where can readers find out more about you?

Mary M Forbes

Readers can visit my website and blog – http:marymforbes.wordpress.com.

I am also on Author Centralhttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002UUEK4U;

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marymagdelineauthor;

Twitter: -https://twitter.com/maryauthor;

Pinteresthttp://www.pinterest.com/marymforbes/

and Goodreads: – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3170035.Mary_M_Forbes

Find out more about Mary from Stephanie Hurts blog and all our Romance writers http://stephanie-hurt.com