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How about a little something from Master of the Fleet?

“She never promised marriage. She never intended to marry, after what life had shown her. Men were animals, who could be amusing or entertaining. On the other hand, they could be violent and perverse, especially when drunk. As long as they were pursuing her, they were on their best behavior. Once they’d captured the prize, it would be a different story. Why take the chance?

“It became a game. How much could I get before it was time to move on?”

“You’re a greedy little whore, aren’t you?”

“That’s not fair! Once I left the travelers, I never slept with anyone again, until last night with you. After being forced to bed anything that came along, I have no interest in sex.”

“So you held out hope and took them for everything they had.”

“Yes. And I made a good living at it, as well as the sewing.”

“What happened this time?”

“You did. You had enough money to take me home, so I could gloat. I wanted to look down my nose at the people who’d said I could never leave and know they were wrong.

“But after a little too much wine, and a bit too much excitement, things got out of hand. You sounded too much like those I’d run away from years ago and I snapped.”

“What do we do now?” Richard asked. “Will you share my bed willingly as my wife? Or will you simply tolerate my advances and send your mind roaming?”

“We’re bound by oath, marriage, and blood oath, Richard. I must stay with you. As your wife, I must share your bed. Will I ever enjoy it? I doubt it.””

Who owns your passion

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Yes! You read it correctly! I have all my books on Smashwords on sale for .99 from now through Monday, November 27!

This includes all the books in the Esperance Series, and Dante’s Angel from the Speranza Series.

Master of the Fleet is now available for preorder, and is also included in this weekend sale!

So, if you’ve been thinking about ordering one of my books, but weren’t quite sure, now’s the time.

All of my books are also available in paperback as well, through Amazon, if you’re looking for a gift.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

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Speranza the Series

A woman commands his heart

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Yes, you heard correctly! I have a contest going on Amazon, and the prize is an eBook  of Morgan–The Pixie and the Green Man.

So for a chance at a free eBook, follow the link below! Good luck and happy reading!

The contest is only running through January 26–or not that long if all the books are won before then. So hurry and enter for your chance to win!

And don’t forget–

–to Share the Romance…

https://giveaway.amazon.com/giveaway/host/dashboard?

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Black and whiteWhy must we be judgmental?

Every day on one social media site or the other, someone has posted something against eBooks, as if eBooks aren’t as good as print books, or that people who read eBooks aren’t really readers.

But what is the importance of a book? Is it how many of them you have on the shelf, or that you love to turn the pages and  smell the fresh ink or the decades of old dust?

Or is the importance the information or the story?

I am old-fashioned, I know. I love the feel of a book in my hands, as I turn the pages to reveal the unfolding plot of a good mystery. I seldom buy a print book that I don’t keep. Some of the books on my shelves I’ve had for 20+ years.

But when I travel, my e-Reader goes with me.

Why? So I can take my collection of favorites or new books I might want to read. How many books can I afford to take on a plane these days? And how long will one or two books last on a month-long trip to Europe or the Middle East?

To me, the importance of books and reading is the information or entertainment contained within, not what form it takes. As a writer, I’m more interested in whether people buy what I write, not which version they buy.

Who knows? Maybe they bought the eBook because they’ve never read my work before. The eBook is cheaper, so they won’t feel cheated if they decide my writing is not for them. And that’s fine. I would rather they buy the eBook and at least sample what I have to offer. Maybe next time they’ll buy the print version.

Don’t knock eBooks simply because you will never read one. Don’t belittle people who choose to buy them. You have no idea why they’ve made the choice.

As long as someone is reading, it’s all good. Scrolls, print, eBooks, they have all been used to impart information or entertain us with good stories. Let’s not quibble over form.

Happy reading everyone!

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