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Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Blue Fin Book Tour + Review!






Alaskan action -adventure, danger, romance After some summer employment? Alaska seemed like a nice place for adventure and easy work. As "Stream Guard for Alaska Fish and Game the job looked great. 

Fifteen men lost in the last five years did not frighten these two adventurous souls.They soon learn why living 250 miles and among Alaska's wildlife could be hazardous to human life. Two visiting young ladies adds a bit of fun, but at a price...what could go wrong? 

Want an Alaskan adventure...try this one!












Raymond Hegsted was Born in Juneau, Alaska and raised by a truck driving Dad. Joined the Army on voluntary draft and served with 4th infantry Regimental Intelligence and Reconnaissance reaching the rank of corporal.

He spent time living and working in Italy where he also got the chance to travel to many other European countries. After returning to America he helped develop a computerized scheduling system for the Oklahoma Scheduling Department.

After ten years of marriage ended in divorce he was sent to Ohio to head up corporate scheduling. Here he married second wife, Dr. Glena Louise Hegstad (A Montessori teacher). He then took early retirement, started and managed 5 different Montessori Daycare Schools (three of them in Flagstaff, Arizona under the name of The GlenMar Corporation).

Raymond wrote his first book at the age of sixty-one.  His wife got her Doctorate in education and he wrote books. He love writing! One of the reasons he decided to write was "I got tired of seeing ever one else on TV; I was vicariously living their life and not my own. Everyone had a story...share yours." He and his wife and have enjoyed many years with their four+one children…one child adopted them. They have been happily married for many years.

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This book was enjoyable, thrilling, and just a touch creepy - in a good way!!
I enjoyed this book and found that I couldn't put it down. The beginning is a bit slow but when it picks up, it picks up fast and doesn't let you go. I was turning pages and reading the story much later than I should have been. But I enjoyed it. The story made sense, was interesting and gripping, and I actually cared about the characters. Also, I love the surprise twists - I mean they really did catch me off guard. I did not see some of them coming at all.
Overall a great read and I do recommend it!






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Friday, February 22, 2019

Clean Romance Day 15 - Valentine Countdown




Sally Britton is a bestselling indie author, with four historical romance novels. She contributes to the Historical Hussies blog and teaches a young writer’s class at her local library. Sally received her BA in English from Brigham Young University. She’s always read voraciously and eclectically. 

Sally started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter and she’s never looked back. Sally lives in Arizona with her crime-fighting husband, four children, and their dog. She loves researching, hiking, and geeking out over her favorite books and movies.




A scarred and lonely viscount and an independent young woman are forced into an arranged marriage. What hope do they have for a happily ever after?

Rebecca Devon lives under the severe eye of her aunt and the iron will of her father. Though she wears what she is told and befriends the people they choose for her, she spends every moment longing to do as she wishes. Knowing freedom will only come through marriage, her hopes for a happy union are stolen away when her father arranges her marriage to a complete stranger.

Christian Hundley, Lord Easton, has learned the hard way that English society won't accept a person who looks or behaves differently than their ideal. He has hidden himself away from scornful eyes for years, until his aging grandfather takes matters in hand and finds Christian a bride. Knowing he must agree to the marriage, Christian shields his heart. If the whole of society cannot accept him, why should his bride?

Rebecca knows she must have love in her life, but Christian is convinced there is nothing so fraught with danger and pain as entrusting one’s heart to another. Rebecca does everything she can to change his mind, but Christian is determined to remain aloof. Can an arranged marriage ever be anything other than a business partnership?

While this is the fifth book in the Regency romance series, Branches of Love, it can be read as a stand-alone romance.



Top Ten List:

10 fun facts about yourself:

1.     I'm sixth generation Texan on one side, fifth on another
2.     I wrote my college senior-level thesis on the book The Princess Bride (and NAILED IT!)
3.     My favorite dessert is raw cookie dough. I ignore the warnings about eating it. Therefore, I live dangerously
4.     I learned how to type on a typewriter my mom used in college
5.     I've got almost no sense of rhythm, which anyone who's seen me dance can attest to
6.     I have four of the sweetest children in the world
7.     I've read Anne of Green Gables more times than I can count
8.     The best compliment I've ever received about my books is that someone lost sleep to stay up and read them
9.     I dedicate all my books to my husband, and always will
10.At least one character in every book is based on a member of my extended family





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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Clean Romance Day 14 - Valentine Event









Award-winning author, wife, mother, grandmother, Harry Potter geek, Army veteran, karate black belt, and online gamer girl.






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As the eighth earl of Kellworth, Gareth is accustomed to getting what he wants. Then he encounters a woman he suspects is from the future--a utopian future that he feels compelled to see. He intends to get what he wants, but it will involve dealing with fae magic. And that could lead to disaster--for his heart.



Dr. Catherine Ryan is drawn to the handsome guest at Twickenham Manor, with his odd combination of childish excitement and old eyes that have seen too much pain. She loses her heart to him before she discovers the truth of when he’s from. Now she faces the biggest decision of her life!






Top Ten List: 

Fun Facts About Me
* Navy brat
* Army veteran
* Started school in South Korea
* Have sailed the Pacific (lots of it) three times and the bit between the West Coast and Hawaii two more times
* Survived a Typhoon that hit us dead on in the Philippines
* Karate black belt (started the year I turned 50)
* Ran municipal elections for over 20 years
* Was a moderator on the Leaky Cauldron's forum The Leaky Lounge for 5 years
* Mother to 6 kids (birthed 5 of them)

* Grandmother to 10 1/2




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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Clean Romance Day 13 - Valentine Event







Stan published his first book at age 5, when he managed to win a local writing contest for the library.
He's matured (slightly) since then, and has switched from writing about a boy and his dog, to clean contemporary romance, murder mysteries, and light fantasy/sci-fi.
Along with his wife,  9 (and counting) children, and a ninja cat, he inhabits a place with a pair of national parks in his backyard.
He considers himself really rather blessed.

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Jim Sharp is the only widower in the senior class of Mendon State University. Still reeling from the tragedy that claimed the love of his life, he struggles to pick up the pieces and close his heart forever to love. 

When an otherworldly encounter places him squarely in the path of new love, Alex sees no way to give his crushed heart away a second time. 

His wife, however, has other plans.











Top Ten List:

1.     I have (almost) ten children (still a few months out from #10);
2.     I published my first book at age five;
3.     I do an excellent impersonation of Kermit the Frog;
4.     I graduated from BYU with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering;
5.     My wife spent the first month we knew each other trying to set me up with her roommate;
6.     My wife and I were each others' first kiss;
7.     I'm an oldest child, and the only boy in my family;
8.     I once at a whole, raw habañero pepper just for kicks;
9.     My family van is named "Big Yoda," and yes, it is green.





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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Clean Romance Day 12 - Valentine Event




Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


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Fleeing an unwanted engagement, a young harpist follows her music passion to London. Becoming entangled with a handsome violinist who seems too aristocratic for a working-class musician may be more problematic than dodging her erstwhile fiancé, sleeping in the streets, or staying alive when a madman targets her for murder.



Top Ten List:

1.     I adore cats–kittens are even more fun.
2.     Claustrophia is one of my biggest challenges.
3.     My favorite sports are water sports. I love swimming, boating, wake surfing, rowing around on a canoe, and simply walking along the beach of an ocean or lake.
4.     I enjoy horseback riding and hope someday to take lessons so I can learn how to do it well. I'd also love to learn how to ride side saddle.
5.     One of my favorite ways to have a good time with friends is having a tea party. I also love to play board games and card games.
6.     Due to moves in my childhood, I attended 9 different schools including 3 junior high schools. Being the new kid isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
7.     I love chocolate. Chocolate has seen me through many brutal revisions. But please hold the dark chocolate--in most cases, it's too chalky and bitter. I love MILK chocolate, with or without caramel, and with or without nuts. Mmmmm. Salted caramel is a very close second.
8.     My favorite color is blue scruffy shade of blue is beautiful. I also adore pink but there are a lot of ugly shades of pink so I'm pickier on that one.
9.     Though I'm not a real gardener, I love flowers, and I find it rewarding to plan and then carry out ways to add color to my yard.
10.I love to dance--any kind--but most especially ballet and ballroom. I would dance every day if I could.





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