Audrey Harrison / #AuthorSpotlightPost #BlogTour @rararesources @AudreyHarrison2

A dashing tale of romance from a bestselling author of Regency Romance.

She is under pressure to find a husband she doesn’t want.

He keeps to the fringes of society because of family constraints.

Will the written word be enough to bring two lost souls together?

Lady Edith Longdon is an heiress, in danger of being classed a spinster, and disillusioned with the fops, dandies, and fortune hunters surrounding her in society. Deciding it’s time to take her future into her own hands, she devises a foolproof way of finding someone she can love. She’s convinced nothing could go wrong…

Lord Ralph Pensby, overwhelmed by a sense of obligation, and with no one he can turn to, is adrift from those around him…

Two people drawn together, both on a journey which will affect them in ways they could never have foreseen. Secret correspondence, mistrust and confusion, not to mention cads of the highest order, make this novel a fast-paced, heart-warming story, with appealing characters and a strong sense of time and place.

Perfect for lovers of all things Regency.

 

 

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Previous books 

Series

Inconvenient

An Inconvenient Ward (2014)
An Inconvenient Wife (2014)
An Inconvenient Companion (2014)

Four Sisters

Rosalind (2015)
Annabelle (2015)
Grace (2015)
Eleanor (2015)

Spy

My Lord the Spy (2016)
My Earl the Spy (2016)

Foundlings

The Foundling Duke (2017)
The Foundling Lady (2017)

Drummond

Lady Lou the Highwayman (2019)
Saving Captain Drummond (2019)

Novels

A Very Modern Lord (2011)
The Complicated Earl (2013)
The Captain’s Wallflower (2015)
Mr Bailey’s Lady (2016)
Return to the Regency (2017)
Lord Livesey’s Bluestocking (2018)
The Lonely Lord (2019)

Novellas

   The Unwilling Earl (2013)

 

Spotlight Post

Thank you, Audrey Harrison and Rachel’s Random Resources

 

About the author

AMAZONUK KINDLE STORYTELLER COMPETITION FINALIST 2018!

Audrey was born about two hundred years too late. She wants to belong to a time when men were men and women were dressed in gowns and could float, simper and sigh.

In the real world she has always longed to write, writing a full manuscript when she was fourteen years old. Work, marriage and children got in the way as they do and it was only when an event at work landed her in hospital that she decided to take stock. One Voluntary Redundancy later, she found that the words and characters came to the forefront and the writing began in earnest.

So, although at home more these days, the housework is still neglected and meals are still late on the table, but she has an understanding family, who usually shake their heads at her and sigh. That is a sign of understanding, isn’t it?

 

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Linda Bennett Pennell / #AuthorSpotlight #BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours

 

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel tells a story of lives unfolding in different centuries, but linked and irrevocably altered by a series of murders in 1930.

Lake City, Florida, June, 1930: Al Capone checks in for an unusually long stay at the Blanche Hotel, a nice enough joint for an insignificant little whistle stop. The following night, young Jack Blevins witnesses a body being dumped heralding the summer of violence to come. One-by-one, people controlling county vice activities swing from KKK ropes. No moonshine distributor, gaming operator, or brothel madam, black or white, is safe from the Klan’s self-righteous vigilantism. Jack’s older sister Meg, a waitress at the Blanche, and her fiancé, a sheriff’s deputy, discover reasons to believe the lynchings are cover for a much larger ambition than simply ridding the county of vice. Someone, possibly backed by Capone, has secret plans for filling the voids created by the killings. But as the body count grows and crosses burn, they come to realize this knowledge may get all of them killed. Gainesville, Florida, August, 2011: Liz Reams, an up and coming young academic specializing in the history of American crime, impulsively moves across the continent to follow a man who convinces her of hisdevotion yet refuses to say the three simple words “I love you”. Despite the entreaties of friends and family, she is attracted to edginess and a certain type of glamour in her men, both living and historical. Her personal life is an emotional roller coaster, but her career options suddenly blossom beyond all expectation, creating a very different type of stress. To deal with it all, Liz loses herself in her professional passion, original research into the life and times of her favorite bad boy, Al Capone. What she discovers about 1930’s summer of violence, and herself in the process, leaves her reeling at first and then changed forever.

 

 

Miami Days, Havana Nights

A follow up to Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel, Miami Days Havana Nights tells the story of 1920-1960’s gangsters and the young female history professor determined to suss out their secrets.

Sometimes our biggest debts have nothing to do with money. 1926. When seventeen-year-old Sam Ackerman witnesses a mob hit, he is hustled out of New York under the protection of Moshe Toblinsky, A.K.A., the mob’s bookkeeper. Arriving in Miami with no money, no friends, and no place to hide, Sam’s only choice is to do as the gangster demands. Forced into bootlegging, Sam’s misery is compounded when he falls in love. Amazingly, the beautiful, devout Rebecca wants only him, but he cannot give her the life she deserves. When Prohibition ends, Sam begs the mobster to set him free. The price? A debt, as Toblinsky puts it, of friendship. A debt that will one day come due. Present Day. History of American Crime professor Liz Reams has it all—early success, a tantalizing lead on new info about Moshe Toblinsky, and a wonderful man to love. Life is perfect. So what’s keeping her from accepting her guy’s marriage proposals? Confronting a long-standing personal debt sets her on a journey of self-discovery. While she delves ever deeper into Sam’s and Toblinsky’s relationship, her understanding of her own relationships increases as well, but the revelations come at a price. The emotional and physical dangers of her dual journeys may prove too big to handle.

 

 

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Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel

CHAPTER TWO

August 15, 2011

Gainesville, Florida

Liz Reams glanced at the caller ID and grimaced. She didn’t have time for this, but guilt wouldn’t let her put the conversation off any longer. Sighing, she pressed the talk button and prepared to listen with forbearance and humility.

“Hello, Roberta. I’m so glad to hear your voice. I was beginning to think we were going to play phone tag forever.” Internally, Liz squirmed. Her conscience yelled, liar, you returned calls when you figured you’d get her voicemail.

Roberta’s reply made Liz cringe. While she endured the diatribe pouring through her cell phone, Liz eyed her purse, book bag, and laptop case huddled together on the sofa. She couldn’t afford to be late today of all days. Her

eyes narrowed as her gaze paused on her laptop. She had paid more than a month’s rent for the thing, but as much as she loved its power and speed, it was also a constant reminder of her dereliction. It only compounded her guilt that everything Roberta said was true.

“I’m really, really sorry. I know I said you would have it by now, but I’ve been in the process of moving. You know what that’s like.”

Several expletives burned through Liz’s earpiece and then there was ominous silence.

“Look, I know how lucky I am to have a career practically dropped into my lap. You’ve been wonderfully patient and I’ve let you down. I feel so bad. I promise, no later than October . . .” Glancing at the calendar, Liz paused. “I mean November 1st. I just need to get the first couple months of teaching behind me, then I can focus on the novel.”

An angry question barked through the ether.

Liz tried to keep her voice cheerful and her tone even. “Of course I’m still seeing Jonathan. You know he’s the reason I moved to Florida. You’ll have something by November 1st. I promise. I’ve really got to go.”

The call ended with Roberta’s appeal to conscience ringing in Liz’s ears, leaving her feeling like an

ungrateful, spoiled child. Poor Roberta. She deserved better. Several years ago while on semester break and bored out of her mind, Liz dashed off a few ideas and half a manuscript. On a whim, she sent Roberta, a friend of a friend, a query letter for a series of mystery novels and the sample chapters. She’d been amazed by the response. Roberta had been more than enthusiastic. She believed Liz could be the next Mary Higgins Clark. Liz was thrilled and flattered, but alas, her attention to her fiction had been stop-start at best. Now with the move to Florida, she had a terrible inkling her new situation wouldn’t allow time to finish her long overdue first novel.

While her first allegiance had to be to her professional responsibilities, after one of Roberta’s talks, Liz would be unsettled for days. She feared her editor might be right: that a lucrative career was hers for the taking, that academia paid squat, and that Liz would live to regret neglecting her fiction for dusty research libraries, unwashed college students, and writing articles for esoteric journals that nobody read. As to the new deadline, Liz snatched November 1st out of thin air, but crossing that bridge could wait. Giving herself a last once over in the living room mirror, she slammed her apartment door and dashed to her Prius for the twenty-minute trip to

campus. This job was a fabulous last minute save and Liz had no intention of blowing it.

Thank you, Linda Bennett Pennell and Silver Dagger Book Tours.

 

About the Author

I have been in love with the past for as long as I can remember. Anything with a history, whether shabby or majestic, recent or ancient, instantly draws me in. I suppose it comes from being part of a large extended family that spanned several generations. Long summer afternoons on my grandmother’s porch or winter evenings gathered around her fireplace were filled with stories both entertaining and poignant. Of course being set in the American South, those stories were also peopled by some very interesting characters, some of whom have found their way into my work.

As for my venture in writing, it has allowed me to reinvent myself. We humans are truly multifaceted creatures, but unfortunately we tend to sort and categorize each other into neat, easily understood packages that rarely reveal the whole person. Perhaps you, too, want to step out of the box in which you find yourself. I encourage you to look at the possibilities and imagine. Be filled with childlike wonder in your mental wanderings. Envision what might be, not simply what is. Let us never forget, all good fiction begins when someone says to her or himself, “Let’s pretend.”

I reside in the Houston area with one sweet husband and one adorable German Shorthaired Pointer who is quite certain she’s a little girl.

“History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up.” Voltaire

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Cheryl Holloway / #AuthorSpotlight #BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours @Author_CherylH

 

June’s Double Rainbow

When love and monogamy fail…Her fiancé breaks off the engagement. At first, June is stunned, but then, she is determined to move on to better things…like an unplanned trip to Paris for her job—where she falls deeply in love with a man from another part of the world. He wines and dines June; sweeps her off her feet; and ultimately, wins her heart. Their short romance echoes an endearing love. When she returns to the US, he calls her faithfully every day. Then suddenly, no call… Can their love survive on different continents? “An engaging story with beautiful imagery!” In this heartwarming romance, June learns to embrace each challenge and wait for a transformation in her life. This beautifully written romance is complete escapism. Each of the characters has been well developed, considering the length of the story, and the dialogue revealed a great deal about their personalities. ~ Lesley Jones for READERS FAVORITE A Quick Romantic Read…This is a nice story for someone looking for love. Everything happens for a reason. Love comes when you least expect it. ~G. Littlejohn for Philadelphia Publishing House Readers, this is a quick read; yet, an epic romance. If you’re a fan of Debbie Macomber, you’ll soon be a fan of Cheryl Holloway!

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The Proposal: A Leap of Faith

Cheryl Holloway’s knack of presenting an in-depth love story is remarkable. The detail in each page enabled me to connect with the characters like I was holding Carol’s hand each step of the way. –5 Star Readers’ Favorite If you love contemporary romance with real-life events… Carol and Marvin love each other and have dated off and on for over ten years; however…Carol becomes jaded about the relationship when Marvin won’t ask her to marry him. Marvin’s commitment to the relationship never waivers despite being afraid to commit to marriage. Finally, he wants to move their relationship to the next level—on Valentine’s Day. After a heartbreaking event and crying for days, Carol is ready and at last she thinks he is, too. Will he ask her to marry him or does he have something else on the agenda? Will commitment-phobic Marvin take the plunge… Smart and sophisticated, with a plot twist that will give the reader a jolt! Similar to books written by Shirley Wine and Becky Wade. Cheryl Holloway’s The Proposal: A Leap of Faith is inspired by a real-life women and real-life events.

 

 

Loves Ride

The Struggle Book 1

Love makes the ride worthwhile…or does it? Bob is ready to take the next step in his relationship, and he wants to marry Ava, the woman of his dreams. He’s been secretly saving up money for the “special” ring that she wants. To quicken the process, he gets a part-time job as a Ryde driver, but…Bob stumbles upon Ava’s secret. The struggle begins.

Can their relationship withstand secrets and cheating? Love’s Ride is a literary roller-coaster ride that will make you happy, scared, excited, angry, hopeful, and more—not necessarily in that order.

 

 

Q&A

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What are you passionate about these days?

I pay it forward to other authors and have been for well over 15 years—that is only one of my passions. I wrote a book and had a very hard time promoting it. So, I vowed to help as many other authors as I could. And in 2005, I did not have a way to get the word out about my book, A Forgotten Negro League Star: A Personal Look at Al Burrows, which was published in Jan 2004, but it is currently out-of-print. So, in 2005, I created Just About Books Internet Radio Talk Show. I gave authors a one-hour interview to discuss their book. The Negro League book wasn’t my first book; however, I needed to promote it locally and nationally, so I decided that a radio show would help me get the word out for myself and other authors. The book became well known by my writing press releases, local and national newspaper articles, and of course, word of mouth. Al Burrows was alive during that time and he promoted the book, as well. I have continued to pay it forward since 2013, by creating my blog, http://www.CherylHolloway.net/blog. Last year my blog celebrated its Fifth Anniversary with over 500,000 views. Please visit my blog and subscribe, so you won’t miss great books and wonderful authors.

Can you give us a little background on June’s Double Rainbow?

I wanted to write a book with a slightly different literary appeal. I wrote this book in English for an English-speaking audience. However, I also speak French, and I have included some French phases in the book. You can read the book with clarity without knowing the French language. I have always wanted to write one of my books with French phrases and words included. If you would like to know the exact meaning for the French phrases, you can go to http:// context.reverso.net/ translation/ french-english/ for translation.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?

I usually write several books at once, so I usually have several Works in Progress. I guess you can say that I will be busy writing for some time, especially with several unfinished books. LOL

How often do you write?

I am a full-time writer, so I write all day, every day—mostly I am writing my books and my blog. I just write everyday with no particular word count in mind. I usually write 4+ hours (more like 8+ hours) every single day. You do what you love. J

Can you tell us a little about your writing?

Yes, some of my stories are super sexy with high drama and high emotion, while others are the love-me-tender with plenty of affection and romance. No matter what kind of romance you like— I think you will find an enjoyable story in my writing

Thank you, Cheryl Holloway and Silver Dagger Book Tours.

 

About the Author

Cheryl Holloway is a contemporary romance author, journalist and award-winning editor. She has eBooks, The Cougar Tales Series, Book 1: Father and Son; Book 2: The Italian Basketball Player; Book 3: Jamaican Love; Cougar Tales Box Set (Books 1-3); The Bane Bath Salts, (Teen Drug Prevention); The Proposal: A Leap of Faith; A Sisterhood of Women Living Life: A Short Story Collection Book 1; and June’s Double Rainbow available on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. Cheryl’s blog is where an author writes information about writing, literary events, books, and her writing journey. She pays-it-forward to other authors with Guest Author Interviews. You can visit the blog at: http://www.CherylHolloway.net/blog

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