Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What's News in Writing This Week

1. New Release - Redemption's Edge by Shirleen Davies

Redemption’s Edge

“A heartwarming, passionate story of loss, forgiveness, and redemption set in the untamed frontier during the tumultuous years following the Civil War. Ms. Davies’ engaging and complex characters draw you in from the start, creating an exciting introduction to this new historical western romance series.”

“Redemption’s Edge is a strong and engaging introduction to her new historical western romance series.”

Dax Pelletier is ready for a new life, far away from the one he left behind in Savannah following the South’s devastating defeat in the Civil War. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with commanding men and confronting the tough truths of leadership.

     Rachel Davenport possesses skills unlike those of her Boston socialite peers—skills honed as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War. Eschewing her northeastern suitors and changed by the carnage she’s seen, Rachel decides to accept her uncle’s invitation to assist him at his clinic in the dangerous and wild frontier of Montana.

     Now a Texas Ranger, a promise to a friend takes Dax and his brother, Luke, to the untamed territory of Montana. He’ll fulfill his oath and return to Austin, at least that’s what he believes.

     The small town of Splendor is what Rachel needs after life in a large city. In a few short months, she’s grown to love the people as well as the majestic beauty of the untamed frontier. She’s settled into a life unlike any she has ever thought possible.

     Thinking his battle days are over, Dax now faces dangers of a different kind—one by those from his past who seek vengeance, and another from Rachel, the woman who’s captured his heart.

Excerpt from Redemption's Edge:

His deep voice washed over her, sending a slight shiver through her body. She took a step backward, creating distance, before answering. “The fever is down a little more since you left. He’s stopped grabbing his head and his color is better, but he still won’t take much broth. Overall, it’s encouraging.” She walked to a basin and soaked the cloth once more, before placing it on Luke’s forehead.

“Were you a general in the war?”

He didn’t like to talk of his rank or war experience, yet believed it discourteous to ignore her question. “The last several months, yes.”

“And Luke? Did he serve also?”

“He was a major.”

Dax watched her work, her concise movements full of compassion, yet he could sense a rod of steel at her core. He bet she’d be a formidable force if someone challenged her.

Rachel didn’t know if exhaustion or the elevated warmth in the room had her on edge. She ran her fingers under the collar of her dress to loosen it, hoping no one else would detect the slight shake in her hands. She hadn’t noticed it herself until Dax appeared. It was an unwelcome realization.

Buy links for REDEMPTION’S EDGE:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MQA5X1I
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/redemptions-edge/id903902381?mt=11
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/redemptions-edge-shirleen-davies/1120022671?ean=2940045664790
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/redemption-s-edge
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/462150
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22839369-redemption-s-edge?from_search=true
REDEMPTION’S EDGE on AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Redemptions-Edge-Redemption-Mountain-Historical-ebook/dp/B00MQA5X1I/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1411151130&sr=1-2&keywords=Redemption%27s+edge

2. New Release – Prince Charming Need Not Apply by Dara Young

Reformed party girl and Chief Cosmetics Officer for rising star Swirl Cosmetics, Sabrina Calihan has sworn off men. But when she meets beauty industry colleague Max March, new head of the Christina Max beauty empire, she finds herself struggling to keep him at arm’s length.

Max is determined to have the sexy woman he first met on the red-eye from Los Angeles. Unconcerned about her professed vow of celibacy, he is ruthlessly determined to show her just how good things can be between them.

He wines and dines her despite her assurances that Prince Charming need not apply. But, as love begins to blossom on a personal level corporate issues bubble to the surface and threaten a happy ending. Now Sabrina must discover if she can win her prince charming back, or if all is lost.
Buy links for Prince Charming Need Not Apply:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Prince%20Charming%20Need%20Not%20Apply

3. Contest - Bake, Love, Write Halloween Scavenger Hunt

More than thirty of the authors who participated in Bake, Love, Write: 105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing have gotten together to hold a Halloween Scavenger Hunt. Find the Halloween graphics they’ve hidden on their website pages or blogs for a chance to win lots of great prizes. The more graphics you find the more chances you have to win. All the details can be found at my blog today with links to the list of participating authors and prizes, as well as the score sheet to download to record your findings and enter. The hunt will last 3 weeks with prizes given out throughout that period. So don’t wait. Start hunting!

4. Contest - Romance Books '4' Us contest is up and ready for your to enter! Over 20 prizes, and you have MANY chances to win something!
http://www.romancebooks4us.com for rules and prize list. Be sure to check every page; lots of authors and their books, industry rep and services, and a publisher with books to offer!

5. Contest - Shirleen Davies has a Virtual Tour that week with a Rafflecopter. Win Amazon gift cards and ebooks. Check it out at http://www.shirleendavies.com/news--events.html


  1. Hi Beverley,

    Thanks very much for featuring my new historical western romance release, Redemption's Edge, on your blog today!

    I welcome and will respond to questions or comments from your readers. My email is shirleen@shirleendavies.com.

    Enjoy your week. Hope it includes a cowboy!
    Shirleen Davies

  2. Looks like some wonderful new releases! All the best!