New Release: The AMBASSADOR’S DAUGHTER by Venus Cahill

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THE AMBASSADOR’S DAUGHTER
by Venus Cahill
Available September 27, 2016
This is the story of a man who dared to listen to the land and the woman who went in the face of society to change the world.

Lady Valaria and Master Dallam may reside in vastly different social strati, but deep down inside they are very much alike. Both have family issues that push them to succeed and both wear blinders when it comes to certain aspects of their world. Lady Valaria, the ambassador’s daughter, is a scientist who believes many of Earth’s problems exist because people are not eating the nutrients they need. She is fascinated to find that someone on her planet, Master Dallam, has coaxed the barren landscape into offering up her bounty.

There is an instant attraction when the two meet, however, both are determined to ignore it and get on with the business at hand. Things start looking up for this headstrong couple but fate and a certain hateful half-brother set a wrench in the works. And when that doesn’t work he resorts to greater measures to rid himself of any obstacles to achieving his political dreams. Will good conquer evil, and will Valaria and Dallam live happily-ever-after?

BLURB

Dallam’s sleep-weary voice startled her, and she turned to see he had stripped off most of The  Ambassadors Daughter (2).jpghis clothing. A pair of loose-fitting cotton pants hung low on his lean hips.

Her eyes traced the muscles of his torso. She sat there staring at him as he lounged against the doorframe before finding her voice. “I’m sorry I’ve invaded your space. I thought you would have turned in for the night. I’ll leave.”

The speed and agility a man of his size possessed surprised her as he stepped before her, blocking her from standing. He crouched by the stool and nudged her hand away from where she was still rubbing her aching foot. He took her foot between his two large hands, and, despite the bite of pain from the pressure, it felt marvelous.

She couldn’t help but moan, and then followed it up with a nervous chuckle. “I can’t believe just how much my feet ache, but your touch is amazing.”

She’d never felt like this before, both soothed and disturbed. Her usual bouts of physical contact occurred to scratch an itch with no real intimacy and no emotion. Yet she found she enjoyed spending time with Dallam, enjoyed spending hours in stimulating conversation about everything from the mundane to the fantastical. He shared the same passion for his work she did for hers. She appreciated his intellect and how her social standing had no impact on his interactions with her.

The longer his fingers roamed her sore foot muscles, the more she lost thought of anything and everything but the feelings he evoked. She moaned again and dropped the journal, wanting more from him. She didn’t care about anything except his fingers on her body, and she wanted them on more than her feet. She reached out and clasped his hand in her own, stopping the motion. His bright eyes imprisoned her. She could see the desire and the regret in the depths, but she knew he would step away from her with just one word. She would utter no word.

She took the initiative and bent forward, kissing him. Her lips skimmed his. After the brief touch, she smiled as he moved her legs into his lap and took a seat on the stool. He made no move to resume the kiss.

Available September 27, 2016
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About the Author

About Me . . . just a little because I’m pretty complicated

I am an author, a reader, a reviewer and proofreader. Venus Cahill (2).jpg

You can blame my parents for my love of reading and my personality! My first vivid memory is of my mother sitting me down on the potty with a book in my hands. Ever since then I will read anything available including extremely outdated magazines and shampoo bottles (rinse and repeat).
As far as my personality, when you are named for an amatory Roman Goddess you can’t help but start reading Harlequin novels when your classmates are still reading Judy Blume.
When I was a teen my father used to yell at me to get outside in the fresh air and I would have to sneak a book down my pant-leg, which was no easy task seeing as I was (and still am) a supreme klutz who trips over her own feet at least twice a day.
I usually have a minimum of four books on the go at the same time. I read fiction and non-fiction anything I can get my hands on; I love kilted hotties, demons with hearts of gold, shapeshifting Alpha males and any well-written leading man. My favourite heroines are curvy gals, after all I find them easy to relate to. However my favourites are happily-ever-after romances.

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Crock-pot, Gluten-Free Baked Apples

I love apple pie and this gluten-free recipe gives me the taste I crave with the pain. Hope you like it too.

Ingredients    bakedapples

4 apples (I use baking apples)

¼ c brown sugar

¼ c gluten-free rolled oats

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

Orange zest

Butter

1 cup hot water

 Method

Core apples with a melon baller.

Mix brown sugar, gluten-free rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest in a bowl. Stuff the apples and place them in the crock-pot. Put a dab of butter in the top of each apple.

Pour the hot water around them, cover and cook on low for 5 – 6 hours.

You can serve these hot or cold with or without vanilla ice cream.

 

Crock-pot Lemon Chicken

Crock-pot Lemon Chicken

It is the time of the year to pull out the crock-pot to make some great autumn food. I’ve made this recipe for over forty years and it’s delicious. I now use gluten-free all-purpose flour and no one has noticed the difference.  lemon-chicken

Ingredients

3 lbs of chicken breasts

½ gluten-free all-purpose flour

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 small can of lemonade (not pink lemonade)

3 tbsp brown sugar

3 tbsp catsup

1 tbsp vinegar

2 tbsp cold water

2 tbsp cornstarch.

Hot rice

Method

Coat chicken with flour and brown (all sides) in hot oil. Place in crock-pot.

Mix together lemonade, brown sugar, catsup and vinegar. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

Remove chicken, pour liquid into a saucepan then place chicken back in crock-pot.

Heat the sauce. Mix cold water and cornstarch together and add to hot sauce. Stir while it thickens.

Serve chicken over rice with sauce over chicken.

Cover Reveal: EYE OF THE PHARAOH by Nancy Frasier

EYE OF THE PHARAOH.  Will an unexpected trip to 1920s Egypt be their downfall or, will23-eye-of-the-pharaoh-2 an ancient guardian keep them safe?

Blurb:

Publicist Teri Hunter has her hands full promoting Professor Joshua Cain and his new non-fiction book, The Pharaoh’s Mummy. She’s not convinced it’s even possible to turn this absent-minded, modern-day, Indiana Jones into a best-selling author.

Dr. Cain’s PhDs in archaeology and art history have prepared him for almost anything on the lecture circuit and among ancient ruins. He’s just not sure about a book tour…or the sexy publicist sent to monitor his every professional move.

When an odd request falls in their laps while in New Orleans, Josh and Teri find themselves transported to 1920’s Egypt where they must resolve an ancient curse in order to be sent home. Will the dangers facing them hinder their success and threaten their very lives? Or will help from an ancient guardian keep them on-track and safe?

Excerpt:

 Wake up. Kick ass. Repeat.

Teri Hunter mouthed the motivational phrase she’d chosen for her personal mantra as she stepped across the threshold into the dark and musty storeroom.

A dim light shone from a glass-enclosed workroom in the far corner. Taking a tentative step forward, she faltered when the floorboards creaked beneath her feet. Something fast and furry brushed against her ankle. A shiver ran down her back, yet she fought the urge to retreat.

 Do one thing every day that scares you.

This was obviously today’s obstacle. Were it not for her professional commitments and intricately organized schedule, she’d have no doubt bolted for the door and returned to the safety and illumination of the main building.

 ‘Sorry, but the storage area doesn’t have overhead lighting. Preservation of the antiquities. You understand.’ The dean’s words echoed in her head. To make matters worse, what little outside light there was had become nearly non-existent due to an impending thunderstorm.

Drawing a deep breath, she took a second step and then a third, winding her way past a half-dozen crates, some open, some not. To her left she heard a rustling of paper; to her right the distinct sound of footsteps.

Her apprehension grew, the hair on her forearms stood at attention. She’d barely made it halfway across the room before bumping into something large and solid. Reaching out, she laid her hand against the oversized object. Slowly, she raised her head and came face to face with the painted mask of an Egyptian noble. The chipped finish gave the death mask a deranged look.

“You come here often, big boy?”

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Fun Fact:  The idea for Eye of the Pharaoh came about following a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago. For the longest time afterward, I couldn’t get the images of ancient Egypt out of my head. Then, out of the blue, I received a gift from a relative who had passed…a gorgeous necklace fashioned like an Egyptian collar. The late relative had no way of knowing about my recent fascination with Egypt so I took it as a sign. There was obviously a story inside me begging to come out.

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Author Bio:

Like most authors, Nancy Fraser began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet, which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.

Published in multiple genres, Nancy currently writes for four publishers. She has published twenty-two books in both full-length and novella format. Nancy will release her 25th book in early 2017. She is currently working on her next Rock and Roll novella and two other equally exciting projects.

When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

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Interview with Reade Hayes of HER VAMPIRE’S PROMISE

Welcome Reade Hayes. Tell us a little about your story.

HER VAMPIRE’S PROMISE is a novella set in Central City, a place decimated by a fire twenty Vampires Promise (2)years ago at Panthera Laboratories. The fire killed several vampires and people, including a scientist and one of the founders of the laboratory. It was believed that his infant daughter, Lawrie, was killed with him.

The loss of the Lawrie nearly drives Reade Hayes mad as he’d sworn his life to protect her.

What do you do for a living?

I work for The Vampire Guard, protecting the people of Central City from one of the cruelest, twisted bastards I’ve ever met, and when you’ve been around for a couple hundred years, you’ve met a lot of sickos.

What was your childhood like? Happy? Moved around a lot?

My childhood? Good God, why would you ask about that? It was fine. Great, I guess. I suppose I had a nice family. Love my mom. She was a saint. Now I’m a vampire. My childhood had nothing to do with that happening, though, maybe there were a few life lessons I missed that might have prevented this. I don’t know. Why are you asking this?

What did you think of Lawrie when you first met?

Ha! I thought she was a whiny brat who never stopped crying. I never was one for kids. Imagine meeting your mate when she’s only a few days only and then having to wait until she’s fully grown. Of course, I didn’t know she was my mate at the time I met her. Don’t get any ideas. I didn’t have any thoughts about what she’d grow up into. I just knew that as sure as I knew I existed, I’d kill anyone to keep her safe. Anyone.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

No. Yes. Maybe. What’s with these stupid questions?

What do you like most about him/ her?

She’s smart, and pretty, beautiful, really. She’s perfect. She tough as nails and doesn’t back down from any fight. She’s brilliant. Did I say she was smart? She’s amazing. I can’t think of anything I don’t like. Other than her right hook. No one else has ever broken my nose. She’s got an unbelievably fast right hook.

Describe her in one word?

Perfect.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

Are you kidding? It was the day she broke my nose, then kneed me in the groin, then punched me in the face. That had to be the most embarrassing moment we’ve ever had together. She did cry, and not because she felt bad for beating the crap out of me. She cried because she broke her hand on my face, which is what happens when a human slugs a vampire. We’re a bit tougher than you.

What is your favorite food?

Lawrie. Is that too much information, too gross? You asked. What did you expect?

What is the perfect place to live?

Wherever Lawrie wants to be. Right now we go between an apartment at the base and my house on the outskirts of town, though we’re there much less due to security reasons.

Here’s the blurb:

Reade Hayes knows better than any vampire that nothing good ever comes out of Central City. So he isn’t surprised the beautiful blonde he meets in a dive bar is crazy. What does surprise him is how fast she moves, how hard she hits, and the fact she’s wearing a ring he last saw two decades ago on the hand of his dead friend.

Is it possible the little girl he swore a blood pact to protect didn’t die in the fire? If the beauty sitting beside him is that pretty little baby, where has she been for twenty years? And why is she so lethal?

On hindsight Lawrie Tyrone realizes drinking vampire blood might not have been the smartest decision. But scientists experiment and if she is going to prove her father was not a traitor, she has to take risks. So far she’s experienced no alarming side effects, well, none other than being able to recognize vampires walking among humans.

From the power he exudes to his gorgeous dark eyes everything about the man to her right screams danger. Every logical thought tells her to kill him. But something in his eyes stops her. Is he using his vampire powers to influence her, or is something else making her heart ache for him?

Can love thrive in the ruins of Central City?

Her Vampire’s Promise, Novella One in the Romance In Central City Series is Free on all eRetailers.

I’ll also be giving away a free print copy to all attendees of the Fall In Love With New England Conference in October!

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Author Bio:

Jordan loves vampires. She also loves to laugh. And if you know anything about Jordan, you know her vampires will make you laugh.  JordanKRose_WEB-001 copy (2)

A few years back Jordan received a copy of Twilight from her husband as part of her anniversary gift. By the end of that week she’d read the entire series and moved onto Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Eight weeks and eighteen vampire books later the idea for her first book came to her followed very quickly by Eva Prim.

The Eva Prim Series follows the night-to-night escapades of The Demon Mistress, a vampire with the inexplicable ability to call demons. With both full-length novels and short stories the series has a bit of something for everyone. Book three, The Road To Hell, releases in Fall of 2017.

Jordan’s other books include Black Magic Rose, book one of The Alliance Series, where the world is set in a hospital run by vampires and werewolves; and The Central City Romance Series, where members of The Vampire Guard one-by-one find love in the ruins of the city.  Her Vampire Protector releases late 2016.

When she’s not writing about one vampire or another Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken and their lovable Labradors, Dino and Enzo on the beautiful beaches of New England.

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Come and meet Jordan K. Rose and Kayden Claremont October 14,15,16!

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