Double Your Pleasure!
I have a treat for you today. Two of my writer buddies are here with us–New York Times Bestseller Bobbi Smith, whom I’ve been blessed to know since 2006, and a new friend of mine, Holly Bush, so the giveaway goodie-bag is bulging. In keeping with the double theme today, I thought I’d share two reader reviews of Plaid to the Bone that have been posted on Amazon:
“A charming tale mixed with elements of magic, Plaid to the Bone has all the trademarks of Mia Marlowe’s humorous and entertaining writing. The secondary characters are delightful as well, especially the wise fool Callum Farquhar, who plays a surprising role, and contributed to a comedic ending. A fun and light read! I highly recommend it to all fans of Scottish romance.” –Mary C.
“I really enjoy this author’s writing style. This book was over too soon! I didn’t realize it was a novella and just when I thought the plot was thickening, the author wrapped it up! Great characters and descriptive scenes. I’ll plan to read the next book in the series when it comes out.”–jgdom
And fortunately, you don’t have long to wait, JG. Plaid Tidings comes out October 1st!
I don’t have enough room here to tell you how special Bobbi is to me. She’s been my mentor, my friend and my RT roomie since 2008! She’s the queen of western romance and was honored as one of the Grand Dames of Romance at RT’s 25th anniversary last year. Bobbie has a huge heart and is a great teacher. She and I will be giving an all day writing seminar at the University of Missouri next June.
Relentless: On the trail of a ruthless gang of outlaws, a Texas Ranger and a female bounty hunter clash as each tries to best the other and deny the attraction drawing them inexorably closer.
Like Bobbi, Holly Bush writes westerns set in the mid-1800’s. She loves to spend time near the ocean and is the proud mother of two daughters and the wife of a man more than a few years her junior. (Well, you cougar, you!)
Cross the Ocean~1871 . . . The very proud Duke of Wexford was about to have his orderly world blown apart. At the age of nineteen Blake Sanders had wed a beautiful, dutiful wife and she had borne him three children. But now as mid-life approached, the Duchess had the unheard of temerity to leave him! Too mortified by her behavior to mix in ton company, Blake sought companionship with his best friend and neighbor, Anthony Burroughs and his wife Elizabeth. But Blake had forgotten the Burroughs were entertaining a houseguest, Elizabeth’s distant cousin, a spinsterish ‘Amazon from America’.
He never expected to become fascinated enough to follow this opinionated woman into the wilds of the American West.
Available on Amazon
Touch of a Scoundrel
This backlist title of mine is Book 3 in the Touch of Seduction series, but all those novels stand on their own. The romance world abounds with heroes who are bad boys, so when my friend Marcy suggested I make my heroine the scoundrel, I couldn’t resist.
An American miss, Emmaline Farnsworth is a confidence artist. She and her foster father have traveled throughout Europe hawking fake reliquaries and counterfeit antiquities. Now they intend to bilk Theodore Nash, an English gentleman, of his fortune.
Emmaline just didn’t count on falling in love with Teddy’s older brother, the Earl of Devonwood.
Read an excerpt!
My giveaway cup runneth over! Today you can win a download of Plaid to the Bone from Kensington publishing, a print copy of Relentless from Bobbi, an ebook of Cross the Ocean from Holly and a print edition of Touch of a Scoundrel from me! You’ll also be entered in my Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite!
You can leave a comment or question for me, or either of my guests or answer my question: Since both my guests write westerns, let’s take a stroll down memory lane. Do you have a favorite western TV show you remember from your childhood or a favorite movie set in the old west? I loved Far & Away with Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise (one of the few roles I liked him in!)