Wednesday, January 13, 2021
I’ve been combining Wednesdays and Thursdays so that I can participate in the Thursday Doors posts, hosted by Dan Antion. To my surprised delight, the book launch for Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak is still going. So I’m sharing extra posts, in support of those who are helping me.)
The Wednesday Writing part of this post is about the lack of writing. My apologies to those who follow my steampunk riverboat serial, The Delta Pearl. I didn’t intend for my break to last more than a weekend. Admittedly, I needed time to launch Dead of Winter. However, I already have “issues,” and the stuff happening in this country has basically incapacitated me. I haven’t been able to write The Delta Pearl, or edit the next “journey” in Dead of Winter. There are a dozen mundane daily things I haven’t been able to do either, but you don’t need or want to hear about that.
Working with images helps me. That’s the one thing I’ve been able to do during the past week and a half. The image above is a concept I made for Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn. However, it was too dissimilar to the first journey’s cover. Over the weekend I worked obsessively on the cover for Journey 2 and finally settled on the image — cover reveal for that coming soon!
Now to the Teaganizations of doors for Thursday Doors. In a segue from Wednesday Writing to Thursday doors… Author S. R. (Sarah) Mallery featured Dead of Winter in her monthly newsletter. Sarah introduced many terrific books in this newsletter. You can signup for it here.
Doors to Romance in the West
First the old west — tales of adventure and romance from S. R. Mallery.
The Dolan Girls
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AN AUTHENTIC, HEARTWARMING, AND AT THE SAME TIME, RIP ROARING WESTERN ROMANCE
It’s 1800 Old Nebraska, where whorehouse madams, ladies of the night, a schoolmarm, a Pinkerton detective, a Shakespeare-quoting old coot, brutal outlaws, and a horse-wrangler come to life. Added to the mix are adult themes and a colorful land rush, Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, bank/train robberies, small town local politics, and of course––ROMANCE.
ELLIE & THE WAR ON POWDER CREEK:
READERS’ FAVORITE 5 star Review. FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Another Rip Roaring, Heart Warming Story of Love, Fear, and Redemption in the Wild West
It’s 1891 and The DOLAN GIRLS western romance saga continues. This time it stars the feisty Ellie Dolan Parker, who finds herself caught up in the middle of the Wyoming Cattle Wars. Filled with rich, greedy cattle barons thirsty for prime land, crooked politicians, a major kidnapping, local ranchers in life-threatening danger, Butch Cassidy’s Hole In The Wall hideout, hired ‘guns’ from Texas, a troubled marriage, and a blossoming romance, this story is a colorful portrayal of a forgotten time. A time when these well-known events and their players filled the newspapers.
Will Ellie make her mark? Or will she simply become one of the victims?
Gates are Doors Too
Romance and excitement are still alive in the modern west as well
in these cowboy romances by Mary J. McCoy Dressel
Seasoned with Destiny
Content with her family and new grandbabies on the way, Judy Carlson is happy—despite day-to-day struggles of running a ranch and memories of sadness they share. Menopausal changes remind her birthdays arrive too doggone soon. On sleepless nights, she longs for a partner to snuggle up beside.
Now two men vie for her hand. How can a cowgal decide which one will park their boots beside hers at the end of each day? Before making any decisions, she aims to discover all of their secrets.
Farther West to California
It’s a different story from the novels above… not really a western at all. But hey, California is definitely in the West. Oh, and yes that’s a helicopter — they have doors. This is the third in a series from Gwen Plano. Check out the rest at her blog.
The Culmination, a new beginning is the third book in The Contract thriller series. After an assassination attempt on an Air Force base in northern California, tensions mount. Heads of state meet to craft a denuclearization agreement. The meetings between these nuclear powers take a murderous turn. A nefarious conspiracy re-emerges and leads the characters into the heart of the Middle East, where they encounter the unexpected and find a reason for hope.
Amazon Purchase Link HERE
Winter Is Here
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who had posted and supported Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak. Today Robbie Cheadle is posting a review! More on that soon. Thursday, Dan Antion has a very special Thursday Doors post showing some real world places that remind him of Emlyn’s world.
Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
With Dead of Winter, I call the installments Journeys, because the characters travel across the complex world I built, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. These journeys will publish approximately monthly. Length will range from 30 to 60 pages, or so.
Universal Purchase Links
Pat Alderman at e-Quips — January 2nd
D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror January 6th review
Gwen Plano at Blog Reflections… From the Desk of Gwen Plano January 8th review
Olga Núñez Miret at Author Translator Olga January 12th review
Mark Bierman at Adventures on Writing January 12th
Robbie Cheadle at Roberta Writes January 13th review
Dan Antion at No Facilities January 14th — special Doors
John W. Howell at Fiction Favorites January 21st — a visit with Lucy & Twiggy
Miriam Hurdle at Showers of Blessings for Journey 2, coming soon
Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie review
“The Delta Pearl” is on a brief break, but the steampunk riverboat will return!
Thank you for being part of this first “Journey” of Dead of Winter. Hugs on the wing!
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