Monday, April 15, 2019

Adventure, Mystery, and Romance

Chivalry, Romance, and Adventure! Historical romance is about the adventure of living in a different time period. It’s during a time period when men defended a lady’s honor. The women, on the other hand, were not frail by any means. During the late 1600s, Dorothea Scott, a lady of royalty, stood up for what she believed and spoke her mind. She stood on a tub and preached the gospel to the people, hoping to make a difference. I love strong women characters who fight for what they believe in. A story with a mixture of romance and adventure is intriguing and holds my interest. My favorite kind of love stories are about a couple who know they are meant for one another.

The Rebel Series, a Historical Romance, has a mixture of adventure and mystery. Each book, set in the late 1700s, is a love story about a young couple as they strive to help their fellowman. For those who enjoy strong women characters, all three books have this in common. They are independent women who are not afraid to express their opinion. The heroes in this series are rebels with a sense of justice. Young and old alike will enjoy the romance.

The Rebels of Cordovia: Centuries after the legendary Robin Hood, a group of men and women find themselves fighting for the same cause. In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

“I so enjoyed this fun book!  It has adventure, romance, a little mystery, and action.  No boring moments here. Placed back in the days of wicked and oppressive kings, the rebels work together for the freedoms of the common people.  Will they succeed against the governing forces? The romance is sweet and the action is plenty.” --Sunnie Reivews

To listen to a sample from Audible, click HERE.

The Highwayman of Cordovia: With the help of a bold highwayman and a pastor’s daughter, they try to save their country from being taken over by a power-hungry leader. As they strive to stop the Kingmen and thwart their plans, Christine finds herself falling in love with Austin Knight. The only problem with their relationship is that she thinks he is her knight in shining armor instead of a highwayman. If she finds out his trade, what will her reaction be? As a pastor’s daughter, will love override her values?

“Christine and Austin’s story is truly amazing. When Austin and Christine meet again, the feelings they had as kids is still there. Christine is truly a remarkable person. When Austin starts to protect her, their relationship starts to grow. The characters in this book will have you on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next.” --Debbie Jamieson

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The Fox of Cordovia: In this swashbuckling romance, a sinister plot has just been uncovered and its up to a former patriot and a young nurse to discover who is behind it. Caroline is engaged to the future mayor of Laketown, a man of influence and greatly respected. But all that changes when she overhears a conspiracy behind closed doors. After being discovered, she runs for her life. Caroline needs to report her findings, but whom can she trust? When she asks Jesse Conover for help, the adventure begins.

I loved this book. It is full of adventure, drama, intrigue and suspense. We've got kidnapping plots, pirate ships, daring rescues and romance. The author weaves an exciting tale and a sweet romance together in a way that will appeal to all readers.” --Inishowen CailĂ­n

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Fantasy Romance: A Royal Romance!

I would like to welcome Anna del C. Dye, an author of Romantic Fantasy. Her books are always full of intrigue and adventure. I love the cover of this book. It’s absolutely beautiful. The cover alone would draw me to this book.

Anna, please tell me a little about yourself.

I love medieval clothes and castles. I love lace in my clothes. I really like romantic music and caramels over chocolate. I am from Chile and English is my second language. I’ve been married for forty years, have four children and twelve grandchildren.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

My books. To be able to write, and in a language not of my own...I thought I couldn't do it. Then again, maybe I'm kidding myself.

What do you like to read?

I read different kind of books, YA, fantasy, murder mysteries, sci-fi and such.

What genre do you write and why?

I write Young Adult High Fantasy and Medieval Romance, because I love that era and the freedom that fantasy adds to my writings.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

Watch and enjoy my grandkids. They are full of life and energy. I keep thinking it may rub off on me, a little.

That’s how I feel, too. I wish I had the energy that children have. Tell me about your new Book.

Magnolia's Choice is the first book I ever wrote. It sits number five in my standalone Royal Romance Series. It started at Disney in Florida under the shade of the Magnolia trees. Thus, the main female characters have names of flowers. Princess Magnolia and her two attendants Margarete and Jasmine.

A Royal Romance! Anna, please give me a back-cover blurb.

Princess Magnolia refuses to be tied to her kingdom, Bellavista, at her father's decree. One night, she took charge and escaped to Grayville, a neighboring kingdom. However, it's one frightful escapade to the next until she meets Robin, the knight in shining armor, and the kingdom which stole her heart years ago.

Robin, the prince of Grayville, cannot forget the enchanting, yet distressed, girl who fell into his arms two years ago. He was disguised and exploring the city with his two best friends and she knew him not. Who is she and where did she go? Some say time makes everything better, but the hole in his heart grows ever painfully empty. Dare he dream of having her back in his arms?

To buy Magnolia’s Choice, click HERE.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Desert Intrigue – An Adventure At Superstition Mountain

In Desert Intrigue, we have the lost Dutchman’s goldmine, the great Thunder God, and mysterious events.

Mystery, romance, and humor! When Julia’s brother announces that his dude ranch is haunted, she believes that someone is trying to sabotage his place and force him to sell. The mysterious happenings have to do with Superstition Mountain, the lost Dutchman’s goldmine, and the great Thunder God. Is it possible that the legend of the Thunder God is actually true? After a terrible thunderstorm, everyone begins to wonder. John and Julia quickly head to Mesa, Arizona and discover a few mysterious events. Will they find out who is behind these disasters before Uncle Kelly’s dude ranch is ruined?

“Desert Intrigue is an entertaining and joyful book, my favorite in this mystery series by Linda Weaver Clarke. I love the sparks of romance in this adventure--they spice things up and add much interest to the story. The book has a handful of surprises that I did not anticipate, and the mystery fuels much of the action.” --Suko’s Notebook

Valuable treasure is hidden within Superstition Mountain and the Apache Indians once believed the Thunder God protected it from robbers and thieves. Each summer the great Thunder God roars his loudest, creating thunderstorms like no other, announcing his control over the mountain. Superstition Mountain is dangerous to hike and many adventurers never come back. Apparently, the treasure is well protected.

“I loved the first three books in this series, but I actually loved this one even more,” wrote Socrates Book Reviews. “I didn’t think that was possible. The characters are so well written and I absolutely adore each member of the Evans family. They grab at your heartstrings and won’t let go. As for the story, talk about a fast-paced story. Desert Intrigue is that and more! It’s a book that will leave you with that “warm fuzzy” feeling. Linda Weaver Clarke has outdone herself with this book! I'm sure it comes as no surprise that it's getting my Socrates' Great Book Alert.”

All my romances are Family Friendly. There is one question that I ask myself when I write romantic mysteries. Will it appeal to men as well as women? From a man’s viewpoint, Rick Estep wrote: “As a guy, it was really great to see a man, check that men, being shown as strong not only physically, but emotionally as well. I've read a lot of books where the guy in the book isn't shown as being connected to his wife/girlfriend through anything other than surface thoughts. With John and his brother-in-law Kelly, though, I saw them as "men's men", and ones that also were invested in the life of the women around them. The story moved quick enough, there were plenty of red herrings to keep me guessing, right down to the ending of the book.”

To get a review from a guy like this was awesome. Thank you, Rick Estep!

Desert Intrigue (ISBN: 978-1-47008-421-9, Red Mountain Shadows Publishing, 2012) can be found at local libraries or online bookstores. For more information, visit