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Australia was the land of the Aborigines’ Dream Time. For Amber Briscoll, exiled there as a convict, Australia was her nightmare. But she vowed to survive for one reason only ~ revenge against the man who had sealed her fate . . . even as her body continued to yearn for his touch.

For Amaris Wilmot, Australia was her Dream Time. And an ex-convict named Sin was her nightmare ~ because she loved him and couldn’t have him.

Fall in love with Australian history on a grand scale ~ from the mind-boggling Outback to the heart-ravaging passions of Amber, Amaris, and Annie ~ and Miles, Sin, and Ryan.
 

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Five years before, in 1649, the heads of Lady Evangeline Bradshaw’s father and brother rolled on Cromwell’s chopping block, along with those of King Charles’s and others. Not waiting to see if her head was next, she fled England with the family’s remaining gold and silver crowns, putting a vast ocean between herself and peril.

Even here, in this remotest place on earth one could imagine, Evangeline still does not feel safe. And especially not now, this Christmas Eve, when she opens her Virgin Queen Tavern’s door to admit the midnight traveler Nathan Sutcliff, who is most devilishly handsome ~ and most determined to carry out Cromwell’s order.

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The mighty Kincairns, once a powerful Highland clan, are now rebels out to destroy the conquering British invaders. Ranald Kincairn, chieftain of the rebels, swears to take his vengeance by stealing his ruthless foe's virgin bride. But his captive swears to take her own vengeance by making his heart her own captive.

 

 

 

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In Colonial America, when loyalties divided friends and family ~

From somewhere among the colony of North Carolina’s Gaelic gentry, twenty-five-year-old backwoodsman Jacob Dare is determined to find a young woman to recreate the home that his father’s Dare Castle must have been. She would have to be well bred, well read, and gifted with the ability to turn the primitive into the palatial. If she Is favorable to look upon and sweetly dispositioned, that would be even better. That she could ever come to love him is irrelevant.

The Lady Catriona Kilcairn is desperately seeking to save her familial colonial home from 1776’s bloodthirsty insurrectionists, demanding she take the American Oath of Allegiance. Marriage with the backwoods oaf Jacob Dare is her only immediate option, and a most objectionable one, given that her love and loyalty belong to the Sassenach of her youth, the aristocratic Barrett Fairfax.

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Australia was the land of the Aborigines’ Dream Time. For Amber Briscoll, exiled there as a convict, Australia was her nightmare. But she vowed to survive for one reason only ~ revenge against the man who had sealed her fate . . . even as her body continued to yearn for his touch.

For Amaris Wilmot, Australia was her Dream Time. And an ex-convict named Sin was her nightmare ~ because she loved him and couldn’t have him.

Fall in love with Australian history on a grand scale ~ from the mind-boggling Outback to the heart-ravaging passions of Amber, Amaris, and Annie ~ and Miles, Sin, and Ryan.

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From somewhere among the colony of North Carolina’s Gaelic gentry, twenty-five-year-old backwoodsman Jacob Dare is determined to find a young woman to recreate the home that his father’s Dare Castle must have been. She would have to be well bred, well read, and gifted with the ability to turn the primitive into the palatial. If she Is favorable to look upon and sweetly dispositioned, that would be even better. That she could ever come to love him is irrelevant.

The Lady Catriona Kilcairn is desperately seeking to save her familial colonial home from 1776’s bloodthirsty insurrectionists, demanding she take the American Oath of Allegiance. Marriage with the backwoods oaf Jacob Dare is her only immediate option, and a most objectionable one, given that her love and loyalty belong to the Sassenach of her youth, the aristocratic Barrett Fairfax.

Yet, as the famous Scotsman Sir Walter Scott warned, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!”

 

Christmas, 1654 – New Sweden

Five years before, the heads of Lady Evangeline Bradshaw’s father and brother rolled on Cromwell’s chopping block, along with those of King Charles’s and others.  Not waiting to see if her head was next, she fled England with the family’s remaining gold and silver crowns, putting a vast ocean between herself and peril.

Even here, in this remotest place on earth one could imagine, Evangeline still does not feel safe.  And especially not now, this Christmas Eve, when she opens her Virgin Queen Tavern’s door to admit the midnight traveler Nathan Sutcliff, who is most devilishly handsome ~ and most determined to carry out Cromwell’s order.

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The Frenchman was everything Jeanette St. John detested. A mercenary, a man with no morals, a renegade. But Kitt was reckless and daring, cautious and calculating – and he was captain of one of the fastest ships on the ocean. And so she bargained with the devil – on his terms. In exchange for transporting her cotton and turning it into medical supplies and ammunition for her beloved Confederacy, she was to let him ravish her for every shipment he delivered.

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From somewhere among the colony of North Carolina’s Gaelic gentry, twenty-five-year-old backwoodsman Jacob Dare is determined to find a young woman to recreate the home that his father’s Dare Castle must have been. She would have to be well bred, well read, and gifted with the ability to turn the primitive into the palatial. If she Is favorable to look upon and sweetly dispositioned, that would be even better. That she could ever come to love him is irrelevant.

 

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Paxton of Wychchester was a leader of men, a conqueror who knew more of war than love. He commanded the chatelaine Dominique DeBar’s surrender, taking first her lush holdings and then her vulnerable virgin’s body. But in the sweet ecstasy of their union lay an unexpected twist. Which of them had been seduced, and which truly conquered?

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From somewhere among the colony of North Carolina’s Gaelic gentry, twenty-five-year-old backwoodsman Jacob Dare is determined to find a young woman to recreate the home that his father’s Dare Castle must have been.  She would have to be well bred, well read, and gifted with the ability to turn the primitive into the palatial.  If she is favorable to look upon and sweetly dispositioned, that would be even better.  That she could ever come to love him is irrelevant.

 

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"The Virginia Company of London seeks one hundred willing maids

for marriage to bachelor planters of James Cittie Colony.

Maids must be young, handsome, and honestly educated."

Having read this promising broadside, Modesty Brown flees from arrest in London for the safety of married bliss in the New World. At 26, she might not be young, nor handsome, and most certainly not honest. But educated she is ~ educated enough to start her own 17th century dating service/matchmaking for the other young girls who have signed on and taken the voyage aboard the Maidenhead to contract out as brides in Jamestown.

However, upon her arrival in Jamestown, the saucy wench is accused of witchcraft by a ruthless nobleman – and it’s either burn at the stake or do her own matchmaking for herself quickly.

She contracts to wed Mad Dog Jones. His name says it all. Further, he abhors the thought of being saddled with a wife. Yet their passion for one another cannot be denied by night. And by day each is determined to be rid of the other . . . even if it means for Mad Dog gambling off the indentured contract of his wife, Modesty; even if it means for Modesty killing off her master, Mad Dog.

 

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The beautiful and pampered Lady Jane Lennox did not count on indenturing herself to Ethan Gordon.
Nor did she count on was being caught up in the revolutionists’ war against the Mother Country.
And, least of all, did she count on being caught up in her master’s dangerous passion.

 

 

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He is the Lion of the Desert, an urbane British-educated sheikh with unlimited wealth, unlimited women, and unlimited talents. Khalid Rajhi has risen above his primitive upbringing to become a man of the world, irresistible to women. Alxy Langford, ex-wife of an American diplomat stationed in Paris, has come to him with a proposition. She needs a man who will be at one with the night, who can blend into the Paris social scene or the fierce life of the Bedouin warriors. She is a woman like no other, and Khalid knows he will consent in order to add her to his possessions.

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As a child, a young girl with coltish legs and dusky skin, I spent many anxious hours prowling the low desert and the craggy foothills of southeastern Arizona's Huachuca Mountains— anxious hours not just because I was trespassing on the forbidden Cristo Rey land grant but also because I was searching among the rocks and cactus-stubbled dunes for the Ghost Lady, hoping and praying I could get a glimpse of her and at the same time scared to death that I really would.

Some say she haunted that area of Cristo Rey because she was a tormented wraith looking for the lover denied her in life. And others say she rode the area, its barren deserts and rock-clad mountains and lush, grassy valleys, because her soul was condemned to wander Cristo Rey until the fifty thousand acres—and the Stronghold—were at last returned to her heirs.

Of course, I preferred to believe the latter . . . perhaps because at that young age my childish mind could not conceive of a love so great that it would transcend time and space. I had yet to taste of love’s binding passion. But in all likelihood I chose to believe that version of the tale because even then I knew, like my Ghost Lady, my soul would know no peace until I possessed what rightfully belonged to me . . . Cristo Rey.

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In the unforgiving Arizona Territory, Mattie McAlister desired only to be left alone so she could raise her half-breed son in peace. Then one day Gordon Halpern charged into her world and challenged it with an offer she couldn’t refuse. An offer that meant supreme surrender ~ and meant that Gordon Halpern was both her greatest hope and her greatest fear.

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As a child, a young girl with coltish legs and dusky skin, I spent many anxious hours prowling the low desert and the craggy foothills of southeastern Arizona's Huachuca Mountains— anxious hours not just because I was trespassing on the forbidden Cristo Rey land grant but also because I was searching among the rocks and cactus-stubbled dunes for the Ghost Lady, hoping and praying I could get a glimpse of her and at the same time scared to death that I really would.

Some say she haunted that area of Cristo Rey because she was a tormented wraith looking for the lover denied her in life. And others say she rode the area, its barren deserts and rock-clad mountains and lush, grassy valleys, because her soul was condemned to wander Cristo Rey until the fifty thousand acres—and the Stronghold—were at last returned to her heirs.

Of course, I preferred to believe the latter . . . perhaps because at that young age my childish mind could not conceive of a love so great that it would transcend time and space. I had yet to taste of love’s binding passion. But in all likelihood I chose to believe that version of the tale because even then I knew, like my Ghost Lady, my soul would know no peace until I possessed what rightfully belonged to me . . . Cristo Rey.

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As an undercover investigator for a giant insurance corporation, Diana de Revillon is assigned to recover nine priceless stolen paintings. A professional with a 100% success record, the golden girl’s quest brings her into both the glittering world of mysterious and handsome billionaire David Mendel, who appears to fall for her socialite/party-girl cover, and the underworld of tough narc, Tom Estevez, who is wise to her.

Across the face of Europe’s dazzling cities to the showdown on David Mendel’s sumptuous yacht, both she and Tom pursue what they suspect the mastermind David has – the nine famous paintings to be exchanged for ‘snow and ice’, cocaine and diamonds. But in the diamond-studded glamour of Mendel’s world, the seducer has become the seduced. Diana has come under David’s fascinatingly masterful spell – and is brought to the brink of a damnable choice: expose him or trust him.

‘TIS NO APRIL FOOLS

'Tis no April Fools
 
In celebration of that day that makes each of us do a double-take, I am discounting to .99 cents on March 28th THE CAPTIVE, a novel that captures a young woman's attempt to fool her captor ~ well, it celebrates several characters, who, like all of us, at some point attempt to escape Cupid's arrows fired by our captors.
 
 
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The mighty Kincairns, once a powerful Highland clan, are now rebels out to destroy the conquering British invaders. Ranald Kincairn, chieftain of the rebels, swears to take his vengeance by stealing his ruthless foe's virgin bride with the intent to destroy her soul. But his captive swears to take her own vengeance by making his own soul her captive

THE LUCK OF THE IRISH !!!

STAR CROSSED?

She, from Ireland ~ he, from Russia

From the moment of their first meeting, an extraordinary bond was forged between them. A bond that was more than passion. A bond born of national revolutions and personal rebellions. Irish-born Maggie Moran and Russian born Wolf Nichols’ paths were intertwined by the gods ~ and in America they were fated to defy their yearning, both ordained to face their greatest fear ~  that when two powerful wills such as theirs collided, one had to subjugate or destroy the other.

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From 1683 to 1803 ~
From the corrupt courts of Versailles to the windswept tracks of Montreal;
From the sea-washed coasts of Nova Scotia to the searing deserts of Algiers;
And from the lush marshes of Louisiana

The proud, aristocratic du Plessis lived, loved, and fought to reclaim what was theirs.

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Sir Colin Donovan, British Under-secretary representative to the U.S., won’t give up until Anne Maren is his.
Brant Powers, rogue scout for Sam Houston’s Rangers, won’t give up Anne Maren as his.
And, Anne Maren, beautiful young Scottish aristocrat, won’t give up as captive to the brutal Po-hot-quosh.
But as Anne journeys back and forth across the Texas frontier, to whom will she give up her heart?
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Anne Maren is willing to risk all for one thing in this life – her childhood sweetheart, Sir Colin Donovan, which her marriage to Texas frontier preacher Otto Maren has prevented. Now only the soulless Brant Powers stands in her way of reuniting with Colin. Brant, winning her in a fight as both his captive and bride, is hauling her kicking and screaming across the empty expanse that is the Republic of Texas. Colin is determined to reclaim her as his own . . . and all three must ask themselves if what they are willing to live for is what they are willing to die for.

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MOOD INDIGO ~

The beautiful and pampered Lady Jane Lennox did not count on indenturing herself to Ethan Gordon. 

Nor did she  count on was being caught up in the revolutionists’ war against the Mother Country

 And, least of all, did she count on being caught up in her master’s dangerous passion.

 

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"The Virginia Company of London seeks one hundred willing maids for marriage to bachelor planters of James Cittie Colony.

Maids must be young, handsome, and honestly educated."

Having read this promising broadside, Modesty Brown flees from arrest in London for the safety of married bliss in the New World. At 26, she might not be young, nor handsome, and most certainly not honest. But educated she is ~ educated enough to start her own 17th century dating service/matchmaking for the other young girls who have signed on and taken the voyage aboard the Maidenhead to contract out as brides in Jamestown.

However, upon her arrival in Jamestown, the saucy wench is accused of witchcraft by a ruthless nobleman – and it’s either burn at the stake or do her own matchmaking for herself quickly.

She contracts to wed Mad Dog Jones. His name says it all. Further, he abhors the thought of being saddled with a wife. Yet their passion for one another cannot be denied by night. And by day each is determined to be rid of the other . . . even if it means for Mad Dog gambling off the indentured contract of his wife, Modesty; even if it means for Modesty killing off her master, Mad Dog.

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INDIAN AFFAIRS

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Turning conventional wisdom on its head, Washington socialite Alessandra O'Quinn and Indian shaman Manuel Mondragon, defy time and space and politics and families to come together in the sweeping canvas of the 1920's outpost of Taos, New Mexico. But can they defy Destiny to stay together?

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

 

This Thanksgiving, I am truly grateful for my readers. 

Today, November 25th, my Blue Bayou Box Set is discounted to only $1.99!

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From 1683 to 1803 ~
From the corrupt courts of Versailles to the windswept tracks of Montreal;
From the sea-washed coasts of Nova Scotia to the searing deserts of Algiers;
And from the lush marshes of Louisiana

The proud, aristocratic du Plessis lived, loved, and fought to reclaim what was theirs.

Damien, who claimed the unattainable Minette as his wife and took a nun as his mistress ~ Natalie, who escaped the horrors of Paris’s La Salpétrière prison to flee to the colony of New Orleans as a proxy bride ~ Nicolas, the handsome mysterious half breed whose dark secret shadowed his love for his half-brother’s wife ~ Reinette, Natalie’s daughter, who gave her heart to an outcast and her body to her handsome captor ~and Daniel, Reinette’s son, who thirsted for vengeance and took his enemy’s daughter as hostage.

 

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October 1st

The Frenchman was everything Jeanette St. John detested. A mercenary, a man with no morals, a renegade.

But Kitt was reckless and daring, cautious and calculating – and he was captain of one of the fastest ships on the ocean.lavandarbluestandard

And so she bargained with the devil – on his terms. In exchange for transporting her cotton and turning it into medical supplies and ammunition for her beloved Confederacy, she was to let him ravish her for every shipment he delivered.

 

Get your deal here

 

LABOR DAY GIVEAWAY

MY APOLOGIES, readers ~ Due to a glitch within Amazon's system, THE MAIDENHEAD was not made available for free until midway through the day of August 7th. So, to make up for it, I am  . . .

 

Wishing you a fun-filled Labor Day and offering

DUST DEVIL

for FREE August 30th, only.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

(For those readers who wrote

bewailing they missed the last time I

offered DUST DEVIL for free)
 

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In the fierce and untamed Territory of New Mexico, the most fierce and most untamed made love and history.

Rosemary, the willful Irish lass who harbored a forbidden love and claimed the Cambria empire as hers forever ~

Lario, the handsome Navajo, who claimed revenge on Rosemary and then claimed her for his own ~

Grant, who wielded the Territory’s political power and who would bind Rosemary’s fate with his ~

Stephanie, beautiful heiress of the Cambria empire, who loved wildly and paid for that love wildly ~

~ and lastly, decades later and bloodlines later, Chase the Wind, destined to rule the white man’s world and every woman’s heart!

DANCING ON SUNSHINE

August is the month

 

Dancing on Sunshine

to dance on sunshine!

because

THE MAIDENHEAD is FREE

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"The Virginia Company of London seeks one hundred willing maids for marriage

to bachelor planters of James Cittie Colony. Maids must be young, handsome, and honestly educated."

 

Having read this promising broadside, Modesty Brown flees from arrest in London for the safety of married bliss in the New World. At 26, she might not be young, nor handsome, and most certainly not honest. But educated she is ~ educated enough to start her own 17th century dating service/matchmaking for the other young girls who have signed on and taken the voyage aboard the Maidenhead to contract out as brides in Jamestown.

However, upon her arrival in Jamestown, the saucy wench is accused of witchcraft by a ruthless nobleman – and it’s either burn at the stake or do her own matchmaking for herself quickly.

She contracts to wed Mad Dog Jones. His name says it all. Further, he abhors the thought of being saddled with a wife. Yet their passion for one another cannot be denied by night. And by day each is determined to be rid of the other . . . even if it means for Mad Dog gambling off Modesty's indentured contract; even if it means for Modesty killing off her master, Mad Dog.

 

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Happy Birthday

Whoo-hoo!   Celebratng my birthday on July 21st ~

my historical romance INDIAN AFFAIRS is only .99 cents!IndianAffairs (533x800) (426x640)

Turning conventional wisdom on its head, Washington socialite Alessandra O'Quinn and her lover, Indian shaman Manuel Mondragon, defy time and space and politics and families to come together in the sweeping canvas of the 1920's outpost of Taos, New Mexico.

But can they defy Destiny to stay together?

 

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BLUE MOON

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Brilliant, headstrong, and still unmarried, the lovely Roxana Van Buren brings disgrace upon her illustrious family in 1916. But even her father, the formidable U.S. Supreme Court Justice, lacks the power to thwart her plans for a journalism career. Roxana aims for the impossible — an interview with Pancho Villa, the infamous Mexican revolutionary. She strikes out for the Southwest, unafraid. In need of an escort, she hires a brash blond cowboy and sometime soldier, Sam Brady. Roxana knows she can handle the revolutionaries, but she soon has her doubts about her ability to handle Sam. He love his whiskey, his freedom and his women with equal abandon, and he isn't quite willing to change his ways. Together, the indomitable Roxana Van Buren and the unconquerable Sam Brady take on an army of Mexican rebels before they take on each other.

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     “Beat it mister!” Her brown eyes flashed at him, and she looked away, muttering, “I’m waiting for someone.”
     “So?” He winked lecherously. “This carcass doesn’t take long to pleasure, sweetheart. Five minutes in the back room oughta do it.” He could see he had rattled her, although she was striving to cover it.
     Her mouth curled contemptuously. “I’ve bitten a few rotten coins, mister,” she hissed, “and don’t need to hook up with the likes of you."

So began the acquaintance of the indomitable Roxana Van Buren and the unconquerable Sam Brady.


 

D DAY DELIGHT

Fifty-three years ago this June 7th I married a wonderful man.  The marriage did not last, but our friendship did ~ until he made his transition this past February.  We joked about marrying on "D Day", the day of the Normandy Invasion, perhaps not an auspicious date in our case.  He honored my love of reading and writing romantic literature.  And so, on this "D Day", June 7th, in honor of Gary Summers, I am offering one of the earlier of my forty-something novels, DUST DEVIL for only .99 cents.

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In the fierce and untamed Territory of New Mexico, the most fierce and most untamed made love and history. Those lovers were Rosemary, the willful Irish lass who harbored a forbidden love and claimed the Cambria empire as hers forever ~ Lario, the handsome Navajo, who claimed revenge on Rosemary and then claimed her for his own ~ Grant, who wielded the Territory’s political power and who would bind Rosemary’s fate with his ~ Stephanie, beautiful heiress of the Cambria empire, who loved wildly and paid for that love wildly ~ and lastly, decades later and bloodlines later, Chase the Wind, destined to rule the white man’s world and every woman’s heart.

 

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THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY

I love the musical Camelot and, especially, the song The Lusty Month of May:

It's May, it's May, that gorgeous holiday
When every maiden prays that her lad will be a cad
It's mad, it's gay, a libelous display
Those dreary vows that everyone takes, everyone breaks
Everyone makes divine mistakes, the lusty month of May

In honor of that lusty month, the FREEBIE on May 18th is THE MAIDENHEAD

and the FROSTING is LAVENDER BLUE

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"The Virginia Company of London seeks one hundred willing maids

for marriage to bachelor planters of James Cittie Colony.  Maids must be young, handsome, and honestly educated."

Having read this promising broadside, Modesty Brown flees from arrest in London for the safety of married bliss in the New World.  At 26, she might not be young, nor handsome, and most certainly not honest.  But educated, she is.  Upon her arrival in Jamestown, the saucy wench  is accused of witchcraft  by a ruthless nobleman – and it’s either burn at the stake or wed a savage.  In buckskins and a breechclout, Mad Dog Jones is certainly the savage

However, In the virgin forests of the newly found colony, Mad Dog regards the tainted pub wench Modesty as the savage.

Yet their savage passions for one another cannot be denied by night.  And by day each is determined to be rid of the other . . . even if it means for Mad Dog gambling off the indentured contract of his wife, Modesty; even if it means for Modesty killing off her master, Mad Dog.

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The Frenchman was everything Jeanette St. John detested. A mercenary, a man with no morals, a renegade. But Kitt was reckless and daring, cautious and calculating – and he was captain of one of the fastest ships on the ocean. And so she bargained with the devil – on his terms. In exchange for transporting her cotton and turning it into medical supplies and ammunition for her beloved Confederacy, she was to let him ravish her for every shipment he delivered.

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In addition, on May 20th, another FREEBIE ~ TAME THE WILDEST HEART

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In the unforgiving Arizona Territory, Mattie McAlister desired only to be left alone so she could raise her half-breed son in peace. Then one day Gordon Halpern charged into her world and challenged it with an offer she couldn’t refuse. An offer that meant supreme surrender ~ and meant that Gordon Halpern was both her greatest hope and her greatest fear.

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KIRKUS REVIEW — I PASSED THE TEST!

I'm Dancing on Sunshine ~ Dancing With Wild Woman's review:

Bonds shows strength at developing the swiftly moving plot . . . An admirable effort that could sway Bonds' romance fans over to the thriller genre.

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FEATURED COVER SPOT!!!

Wow, synchronizing with the release of my backlist as ebooks on Amazon.com and my own website, of course, Allen Image magazine featured me as its cover story.  Peggy Helmick-Richardson, the writer, performed magic in summing up my forty years of writing in six pages, and Larry Fleming worked his wizardry in his photographic art.  Check out the article at:

http://issuu.com/allenimage/docs/may_12_web

 

HOPI PROPHECIES YOU TUBE VIDEO

As a result of this video, I've had so much positive feedback, so many inquiries,and so much input about the Hopi prophecies and end-times, the basis for my latest novel, Dancing With Wild Woman.  Perhaps this video will answer some of your questions. 

I really did enjoy making the video but was anxious if I would remember to include all the fascinating details involved with the Hopi revelations on their stone tablet, last seen in public in 1945 in Phoenix.  I didn't.  Please let me know what you think about the possibilities of the missing Fire Clan Tablet's collaborating the end of the world as we know it in conjuction with the Mayan Calendar's ending this year ~ and the Hopi's Blue Star Kachina juxtaposing with astronomy's Nibiru (Blue Star), drawing ever closer to our sun and, possibly, drawing the human race ever closer to extinction.

EARLIER BOOK NOW AN EBOOK

I'm so excited about the release of Run To Me as an ebook on Amazon.com.  It's only $1 .99, so please follow socialite Jaclyn Richardson as she runs scared. runs out of tiime, runs out of gas ~ and tries to outrun the Navajo detective for whom she feels a red-hot chemistry.

PRETENDING TO BE CINDY CRAWFORD

I just did a photo shoot for Allen Image magazine.  As the cover girl, I was apprehensive about how the photos would turn out, but Larry Freeman, the photographer,  is truly gifted ~ gentle, patient, supportive.  The edition is due out next month, first of May.   Cindy Crawford I'm not, but, wow, it was such fun!

 

WHOOPEE – 36TH NOVEL PUBLISHED

Dancing With Wild Woman, my first ebook, is about Janet Lomayestewa, a Hopi US Customs Tracker, who realizes she may have to learn to dance if she is to find a serial killer and restore balance to the earth, her reservation, and her own off-balance love life.

I visited the mystical Hopi Reservation on several occasions and spent some time with Jeff Kanamu, a tracker for US Customs/Border Patrol in Arizona.  While Dancing With Wild Woman is about tracking a serial killer, I, nevertheless, had a lot of fun writing the novel and really came to adore the spunky, crusty ball-of-fire Janet Lomayestewa who can quitte possibly be totally redeemed by love.  I hope you'll like her enough to track her down at either Amazon.com/Kindle or Barnes and Noble's Nook.

YES, I KNOW ~ BUT…

I should be working on book #2 of the Janet Lomayestewa Tracking Series, but . . . I had the opportunity to kick another item off my bucket list, and I just couldn't pass it off.  Terrified as I am of heights and ledges, I rode in a hot air balloon over Albuquerque last weekend.  WOW – what a rush and what serenity simultaneously.

KICKING THE BUCKET

Yippee!!!  I'm about to kick one more item off my Bucket List.  In two weeks I head by plane, train, bus, and llama-back to Machu-Picchu, where I am intending to climb Huayna Picchu (although heights scare the bejezus out of me).   That's one more item of my bucket list and 3,297 more items to go before I do Kick the Bucket.

RWA CONFERENCE

Leave Thursday for Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando, where over two-thousand writers (along with spouses and children) attend hourly seminars, vye for agents and editors, and connect with friends made over the years in the writing profession.  I'll be connecting with my friend of more than thirty years, Rita Clay Estrada.  She and I were among the six cofounders of RWA — and this year we're both shopping our latest manuscripts for the perfect agents for us.   We need prayers! 😎

THE POWER OF THE WORD

THE POWER OF THE WORD

"In the beginning was the Word," quotes the Christian’s Holy Bible. The Buddhist religion proclaims spiritual power comes from intoning the simple and sacred monosyllable, "Om", which stands for Absolute Reality. In school, we learn the pen is mightier than the sword. When Woodward and Bernstein’s Watergate exposé toppled a supposedly omnipotent American president, we were shown the power of the press,. Freedom of speech is considered by many to be the most important of an American’s constitutional rights. Hitler demonstrated the power of the word to sway the feelings of the masses. The most powerful sentence? Perhaps it is the reply when Moses asked the burning bush to identify itself: "I am that I am."

Realizing the powerful feelings words can invoke, I request female inmates to whom I teach creative writing to write non-stop for fifteen minutes. During that time, they cannot edit, scratch out, nor lift pen from paper. Every sentence must begin with, "I am . . . ." After 15 minutes of furious scribbling or laborious hen scratching, each woman is asked if she would mind standing and sharing what she has written. The standing is an important part of this creative process. It is the announcement of one’s presence, the pronouncement of one’s creation.

I distinctly remember one eighteen-year-old black woman. She was very attractive and intelligent but beaten down by life. She had been raped at nine by a family member. At ten, she had been told one Saturday night that her mother was going out to get pizza for the family. Her mother never returned. With little education, this child had been snared by the numbness offered by drugs and by thirteen was on the streets, prostituting. As she stood to read, she mumbled. Almost inaudible, anguished utterances. Her head was bowed. Her paper covered her face. "I am a woman. I am black. I am a prisoner. I am eighteen. I am sad. I am afraid. I am angry. I am out of hope. I am searching for a way to make my life better. I am unsure." I am…I am…I am that I am

By the time she finished reading aloud her two-and-a half pages, her words were enunciated, and she was almost shouting. Her head was high, her expression one of newfound dignity. Cheering mixed with tears erupted in the classroom. Toilet tissue was passed around to staunch those tears. I knew a miracle had taken place. During that fifteen-minute writing drill, designed to break through to the subconscious, she had found the power of herself through the power of the word.

– Parris Afton Bonds 2002