Friday, October 7, 2016

Book Birthday! Five Roads From Beltane

Drumroll, please! I'm very excited to bring you something special today. It was a sooper sekrit prajekt I worked on over the summer. It's not an anthology, no! It's more like a choose your adventure book, sort of. You get a beginning with five characters and the chance to read about how the beginning affects them all. Here's the lo-down:

Five Roads  From Beltane
Western Interactive Book

Which Path Will You Choose?
Presented By D’Ann Lindun, Allison Merritt, RaeAnne Hadley, Susan Horsnell and Margaret Tanner


Outlaws hold up the bank in Beltane at the busiest time of the week. Dire consequences follow, not only for the outlaws, but also their hostages.

The scene is set.

 One beginning, five different endings.

Five Authors: RaeAnne Hadley, D’Ann Lindun, Margaret Tanner,
Allison Merritt and Susan Horsnell

The path is up to you.
The story unfolds in the way YOU decide.
Which path will you choose?


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March 1895
Clint approached the alley leading to the rear entrance of the First National bank of Beltane. Scanning the area, he noted his men were positioned and ready as planned. They had meticulously gone over and over how the robbery was to play out. They dared not leave anything to chance.
Pete was slumped against the wall of the hotel across the street with his hat pulled low over his face. His long legs were splayed out, his arms crossed over his chest.
Billy is seated outside the Barber shop next door to the bank ‘reading’ the paper.
The horses are tethered out front and Clay is rummaging in a saddlebag for a non-existent something. They have used ponies which won’t be recognized by any townsfolk. It’s a pity the alleyway at the back of the bank wasn’t large enough to conceal their getaway horses.
A quick glance around, before he disappears into the alley, reveals the street is quiet. Most people are at home partaking of lunch. When he reached the rear door, he finds it unlocked. Sliding the kerchief up over his nose he drew his colt from the holster. Slipping inside the bank, he crept down the hall leading through to the main banking chamber at the front.
He approached a partially opened office door. Jonas McCallum, Owner, the bronze nameplate announces. He shoved the door open with force and it crashed on the wall. Jonas glanced up and leapt from his chair. “What are you doing?”
“Move over here before you get shot.” Clint pointed the gun toward the owner and indicated for him to move. When the man hesitated, he grabbed him by the neck and positioned his rotund body so he can wrap one arm around his neck and lodge his gun firmly in his back, before dragging him toward the front foyer of the bank. Clint opened a door leading into the teller area and stepped through with his hostage. The tellers turned and glanced at the stranger, fear and astonishment clearly etched on each face when they see their boss with a gun at his back.
Their attention is diverted when the front doors crash open and Clint’s three partners charge inside. Billy turned the lock on the doors while Pete and Clay move to cover the now terrified customers.
“This is a bank hold-up. Do as we say and no-one will get hurt.” Clint waved his gun at a few customers. “Get down on the floor. Don’t speak and don’t move.”


Cover, Beginning Chapters, Formatting, Trailer and Published by:
Susan Horsnell

The Bank Robbers
Are the bank robbers, outlaws or victims of circumstance? This story will enlighten you.

Roan Maxwell and Hannah Johnson
The story of Miss Hannah Johnson and Mr. Roan Maxwell and how the robbery affected their future.

Jacqueline Hamilton and Billy Williams
The story of Jacqueline Hamilton and Billy Williams and how the robbery affected their future.

Mr. Joseph Wade
The story of Mr. Joseph Wade and how the robbery affected his future.

Jessica Smith and Ethan Beveridge
The story of Jessica Smith and Ethan Beveridge and why he accuses her of stealing.

Also, let me tell you, check out the print version, because the layout is just beautiful!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Get Your Con On!

Tomorrow I'll be at the 2nd annual LibraryCon at one of my favorite libraries in the area--Springfield-Greene County.

There's going to be tons of fun with comic-type stuff, books, candy, cosplay, and prizes! I will be featuring The Guardian Chronicles with all-new covers! first-ever venture in cosplaying. Because I'm a nut-job, I'm feminizing Dean Winchester. So you get that. Sorry if it's weird.

On the other hand, I do have free candy, free bookmarks, a few Heckmaster pins left over from VisionCon, and I have fun books. So there's definitely that.

Visiting SGCL's LibraryCon FB page here for more details and panels and guests and all the good stuff.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Cover Me--Again

 So this.

When February rolls around (believe me, I can wait), it will mark five wacky years of adventure in self-publishing.

So for giggles, because I'm not busy enough, I think--what a great time to design new covers and spruce up the book interiors and change the name of my first series!

I think the hardest redoing all this was coming up with a new series name. So why bother, you ask?

Well, I thought it might offer wider appeal to a larger group of people. Don't get me wrong. These are romance novels, but they're also adventure stories, paranormal stories, alternate history stories, and not to mention, humorous stories. In the end, it all boils down to Guardian involvement (largely on Basil Tinwhistle's behalf), so I thought,  yep, this is exactly the sort of thing he would chronicle.

Not a lot of change between the covers, so don't go thinking I've messed anything up. But you know what, always worth the read. If you liked the Heckmasters and you haven't read my steampunk-ish, fantasy-like, alternate history world because you're thinking, that's too romancy or it's too sci-fi-y, you're missing out.

I especially adore the third book because I brought everyone together for a giant, horrible monster reunion. How can you not want to read that? Plus, Basil's bowler hat = perfection.

Now, you had your chance to get them for 99 cents each with the old covers. I've popped them up to 2.99 each, but you can still get them free on Kindle Unlimited.

What are you waiting for?

*Note: As of this posting, the old covers are still showing up on Amazon. However, they are uploaded on the Kindle changes-maker part, so you should (don't make me a liar, Amazon) get the new covers.

Get them now or tell a friend:
The Treasure Hunter's Lady
The Sky Pirate's Wife
The Turncoat's Temptress

And keep your eyeballs peeled, because in September, for the first time ever, you're going to be able to get the fourth book--The Siren's Sword. I'll let you know when.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Book Feature - One Heart to Give by Dawn Brower

When tragedy strikes Dani’s business partner it brings Ren back into her life. She’d thought she moved past her feelings for him, but one glance and they come flooding back.
Growing up as an orphan, Daniella Brosen has trouble connecting with other people. She has no room for anyone in her life, except her best friend, Rendall Sousa. He is the only male she’s ever loved or will love. Circumstances beyond her control tear them apart, and she has no choice but to leave him behind.
When Daniella left without a word it broke Ren’s heart. If she’d given him a chance he’d have told her how much he loved her. Dani was everything to him, but she made her choice. There was only one course of action left to him—move on without her.
As their lives become intertwined again, can Ren convince her he’s always loved her or will she push him away forever?

“So the nurse tells me you’re Mr. Price’s emergency contact.”
A voice filled the room. It was as familiar as breathing. She would have known it anywhere. It haunted her dreams and sneaked into her thoughts when she least expected it. For a brief moment she thought she might be hearing things. Had she conjured up his voice because she’d been thinking of him earlier? No, that was silly. There was no way he could actually be behind her. Dani turned slowly and blinked several times. She could feel the color draining from her cheeks. This couldn’t be happening to her. “Ren?”
“Dr. Sousa, I forgot to give you Mr. Price’s chart.” A nurse with dark auburn hair and soft brown eyes bustled in and handed him a file.
Ren stared at Dani and didn’t say a word for several seconds. He studied her in awkward silence. He was almost exactly as she remembered him. His hair was a bit shorter, and his blue eyes stole her breath. It was Ren. Having him near always had that effect on her. He turned toward the nurse, took the file out of her hand, and dismissed her with a nod. “Thank you, Lana.”
Lana…that was the woman who’d called her office. Dani filed her name away for future reference. She was pretty, petite, and had a no-nonsense attitude. Something Dani appreciated. The nurse nodded and left the room. Leaving Ren alone with her. He set the file down and walked over to her side. The silence in the room was palpable. She had no idea what to say to him and still wasn’t completely convinced he was real. Hallucinations had never plagued her before, but there was always a first time for everything…
“Dani, I didn’t realize…I should have asked Lana for a name.”
Real. Definitely real. She gulped down a lump in her throat. Hell how was she supposed to deal with Ren, and Matt’s situation at the same time? This was an overwhelming emotional circumstance, and she wasn’t entirely sure she was up to dealing with it. She sent up a silent prayer for strength.
She shook her head. “There was no way for you to know.” This was all too much. Matt was hurt and Ren was his doctor. How could life have set her on this path? Her two best friends—one’s life depended on the other.
Was this the fate’s way of making her face her past?
She cleared her throat and turned away from him. It hurt to look at him. He looked as amazing as she remembered. A golden-brown haired god with ocean blue eyes, pain stabbed in tiny pinpricks against her already aching heart.
“What do you need from me?”
Ren didn’t answer her. Had he remained in the room with her? She didn’t want to turn around and look, but he was forcing her to face him. Why did she have to deal with this? Normally she could handle anything… This was too much in one breath of time for her. The tears she’d been holding back were about to come crashing forward.
Her breath hitched as she turned to look at him. All the love she had been carrying around for him—it was still there. He was a walking reminder of what she didn’t have. His gaze held such concern for her.
“Dani, perhaps we should go to my office to discuss this.”
Hearing her name spoken in his voice was almost her undoing. They’d stepped into an easy pattern of familiarity, but they knew next to nothing about each other anymore. They had a past. That was it.
“Does it matter where we talk about Matt?” She looked down at her friend. “The nurse said he was sedated. I doubt he will hear any of it.”
What she didn’t say was she needed the buffer. She didn’t know what she would say or do if she was completely alone with him. Sure Matt wasn’t about to jump into the conversation, but he was better than talking about the elephant in the room. Her feelings for Ren, his lack of them for her, and the fact she’d disappeared from his life so many years ago. She hadn’t even said goodbye. It would have been too difficult to face him and explain why she couldn’t be in his life anymore. Jessica needed him to devote all his attention to her. Dani would have been in the way. Leaving was the only decision she could have made.
“I think you will be more comfortable there discussing his condition,” he replied softly. “I have a lot to go over with you.”
Ren had always been kind. This wasn’t about her. Matt’s condition had to be more important. It was time for her to suck it up and deal with her emotional overload. Ren wasn’t going to bite her head off. It wasn’t who he was.
“Fine, lead the way, Dr. Sousa.”
Dani had to put up barriers and ignore her rampant emotions. He couldn’t be Ren anymore. He was Matt’s doctor and nothing more. Her feelings on the matter were irrelevant.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

You Can't Go Wrong with Cowboy Time

Well, it's about time we had another release chock full of hotness wrapped in Wranglers and topped off with a Stetson. *wolf whistle*

I'm pleased to announce the release of our fourth cowboy anthology--Cowboy Time! It's exclusive to Amazon and is available in paperback.

Click your boot heels together and get it here for just 99 cents!

Happily Ever After, Cowboy by Allison Merritt
She’s planning the wedding of her dreams with a pretend groom and a fake ceremony. What could possibly go wrong?

A Cowboy’s Magic by Leslie P. Garcia
Every cowboy needs a little Magic in his life…

A Pigskin Cowboy by Melissa Keir
Being financially secure is Charley’s biggest dream. Clearing his name is Kane’s. When the media comes looking for the big story, will Kane and Charley’s relationship survive the drama or will the football player run again?

Keep Calm and… Cowboy by Autumn Piper
Everyone knows his area of expertise falls squarely between the sheets, but nobody knows his best friend just asked him for a crash course in all things sex.

Sadie’s Fantasy Cowboy by Sara Walter Ellwood
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; that is until the heart is involved…

Lily’s Summer Cowboy by D’Ann Lindun
Friendship turns to passion …but can they heal one another?