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Yes, autumn is my favorite time of the year. The garden is winding down, with the last few tomatoes and peppers ripening, the air is drier and crisper, and the scents from the fallen leaves and grasses fill the air.

I don’t know, there is something about the smell of autumn that draws me. Here in the woods, there are scents which hint at tobacco and hay drying ,  exotic incense, and woodsy loam, with a pinch of aromatic spices thrown in.  Add to this the sweet smell of wildflowers, which are giving us one more colorful show before winter.

If I could bottle it, I’d be a millionaire.

When I’m writing, I try to involve all the senses. It’s easy to forget how much more there is to life besides sight and sound.

How does the world around your character smell?

How do things in their environment feel? Is the tree bark rough or smooth? Is the fabric of his shirt warm or cool to the touch?

And don’t forget taste.

Everyone perceives the world differently. While the sound of the wind might be comforting to you, the way it touches and caresses her skin might mean more to someone else.

So while I love the scent of autumn, let’s not forget the crunch of dried leaves beneath my feet, or the beautiful mosaic of reds, oranges, and yellows they make in the drive. Or the brittle feel of a leaf as you trace its patterns. And how about the taste of crab apples freshly fallen to the ground?

Yes, I love the scent of autumn, but the scent alone would make a hollow world. We need the sights, sounds, and tastes as well.

Autumn is a great time for a good book as well. What have you been reading lately?

Or listening to?

If you like Audible, don’t forget Jareth, First Lord and Viviane, First Lady are on Audible.

Autumn is here!

Enjoy!

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Black and whiteAll right! I’ve been through the edits and sent them back for a final look, I’ve contacted the cover artist to see when the cover can be ready—

so we can have a cover reveal!

And I’ve been all day formatting the manuscript to I can get it uploaded and ready to go once everything else is in place.

How about a blurb?

Morgan is resigned to living alone after her abusive father and recent attempted rape in Clan Brannach. However, she hadn’t counted on James Ferguson’s green eyes, devil-may-care attitude, or his adorable dimples.

When he went to her rescue, James fell in love with this tiny young woman, with hair of midnight and eyes like the sea. Biding his time, he gave her a chance to heal before approaching her.

How can he win the heart of the woman he loves when she won’t even accept an invitation for tea? And if she does become interested, can she accept those things which set his family apart?

Morgan–Very petite, with black, straight hair cut to chin length and eyes that change from gray to blue, depending on her mood. She doesn’t even reach James’ shoulder.

James–At around six feet four inches, he towers over Morgan, with his green eyes, unruly sandy hair, and dimples.  Add to that his devil-may-care attitude and he’s hard to resist. His family owns the lumberyard, and working with lumber will build some muscle, too.

Watch for Morgan–The Pixie and the Green ManEsperance Book 3.

 

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Black and whiteOne with laughter, drama, temper, and tears? But with a happy ending?

Then you need to listen to Jareth, First Lord, the first book in the Esperance Series. And yes, I asked if you’d love to hear it—

–because it is now available as an audiobook through Audible and Amazon!

Jareth, First Lord was narrated by a very talented young man, Alastair Cameron, of ProAudio Books. He has created a whole host of voices for the various characters in the book. And of course, a beautiful Scottish brogue for Jareth… (sigh)

So, if you’d rather hear your book than read it, give Jareth a try.  Of course, you could always read it as well. I won’t tell.

http://lrd.to/jareth

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Black and whiteOK, does anyone else out there pick up accents faster than white cat hair on black dress pants? An Englishman by the name of Alastair Cameron, of ProAudio Books, is narrating Jareth, First Lord to be released as an audio book. He’s using a delightful Scottish brogue for the main characters, since it’s sort of a highland romance. Of course, I have to listen through each chapter as he uploads them to check for mistakes. Like that’s really a chore… (I love his Jareth voice!)

I talked to our daughter, Dawn, on the phone today. First thing she said was, “You’ve been listening to Jareth, haven’t you?”

Ah well, who can resist a highland lord with psychic talents?

Watch for Jareth, First Lord, in audio, near the end of March. It’ll be on Amazon and Audible. If you want to know how I hear Jareth and Viviane, grab your copy!

For the paperback or e-book:

http://lrd.to/Esperance1

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