Baby for Easter! by Noelle Adams


Linda has some lovely guests! Check out this guest and the one before her,

Originally posted on Linda Nightingale...Wordsmith:

SBB_ABabyForEaster_Banner (2) You must watch the video!  And read the blurb and excerpt.

BLURB:       Alice Grantham lost her fiancé and her job, so she’s had to come home to Willow Park to live with her parents. To recover some sense of independence and security, she’s cobbled together different part-time jobs, including one as assistant to the pastor of her hometown church. Nothing seems to be going right for her. Even Micah, the pastor’s brother and the first boy she ever loved, is standoffish with her now.

Micah has always been a prodigal son, but now he’s trying to put that lifestyle behind him. Then a five-month-old daughter he never knew existed is dropped on his doorstep, the result of one of his many one-night stands. He needs help from Alice to care for his daughter, but he can’t let himself hope for anything more from her than that. He can’t help but…

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Open Letter to online reviewers


So borrowing this to reblog! http://www.Mary

Originally posted on Don't Sweat the Technique:

Image Dear Reader,

I read your review, the one where you gave me one-star and compared the first few chapters of The Lost Testament to an “eighth grade assignment for a short story.”

You’e not alone. Another one-star giver said it was “just bad” and “uninteresting.” Someone else called it “not worth finishing.”

I’m not going to pack up my laptop. My wife isn’t confiscating my belts and shoelaces. Really, I’m okay.

But, there are some things you, as a reviewer, should know.

As a writer, I appreciate the time and effort you spend giving independent writers like me a chance. You could stick to the works of the Big 6 or disregard indie authors altogether. It’s a credit to you that you do otherwise. Thank you for that.

Likewise, if you think my work is crap and you have spent $2.99 of your hard earned cash on me, then, from…

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Coming Soon!

Originally posted on E. Ayers Weblog:

I have another River City book that will be releasing some time in May. I’ve got my cover, but a few friends have mentioned that they want more to the title. That’s actually an easy fix. So tell me what you think, Should it be Campaign or Campaign for Love ?  My New Cover

He’s campaigning for mayor and for her love, and she’s campaigning for his acceptance and for him to become mayor.

I loved writing the story and I’m very excited that it’s almost ready for release. Which is actually pretty typical at this stage. The book is still with my editor. As soon as it comes back, I tend to fall into some sort of pit when I look at all my mistakes. I swear I know the difference between there and their, so why did I screw it up in my manuscript? And why didn’t I spot it when…

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Baton Pass Blog — Pass that Baton — Promise not to drop

Originally posted on Linda Nightingale...Wordsmith:

There is a term in the movie industry called Baton Pass, which basically means using something in the ending of one scene in the next to tie them together. Here, we are, more or less, doing the same thing. We are passing the blog from writer to writer, introducing our fellow authors and telling a bit about ourselves.


dscn1568_3291Mary Marvella passed the baton to me. I have known Mary for a LONG time. As newbies, we met at a writers’ conference in Hilton Head, SC, and have been friends since that momentous occasion.   Mary, I know you are reading this, so a private joke: The poet with a line that said, “piss holes in the snow”. AARGH.

Now, who is Mary Marvella?

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Speaking of Blog Hops and Baton Passing

I can’t believe I’m part of this Baton Blog Hop. I tend to shy away from these, but my friend Beverley Bateman twisted my arm. (And she seems like such a nice person.)

Bev, a member of Kiss of Death chapter of RWA, writes romantic suspense and medical thrillers. She lives in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Beverley has an extensive background in nursing that helps keep her medical thrillers “real”. Bev’s current release is A Cruise to Remember. Visit Beverley at

On to the jobs for today. Bev charged me with answering 4 questions and coercing 2 people to carry the batons for them  and blog, and so on, and so on.

My First Job, answering 4 questions

What am I working on?

I am working to get a book ready for my editor. It’s called Protecting Melissa, for now.  Melissa encounters Gabe, the man she idolized when she was a kid and he was her older brother’s best friend. When Gabe learns someone slashed the tires on Melissa’s classic Mustang, he knows he must protect her until her family returns.

How does my work differ from others in this genre?

It’s romantic suspense with all the usual elements, but the danger begins as a threat to make a teacher a laughing stock and cost her her job by slandering her on the Internet. My choice of villains will shock readers, I hope.

Why do I write what I write?

The voices in my head don’t give me much choice! Besides, I love to make readers wonder and not be able to guess everything by the end of Chapter 1. I like bad guys who don’t fit any mold, like my heroes and heroines don’t fit molds.

How does your writing process work? I get an idea and then make notes or let an idea percolate in my mind while I drive or wash dishes or toss laundry into my washer. When I can’t stand the pressure from a character or characters, I sit at my computer and start typing scenes. I toss a name on the page and tell that character to spill his guts or stop belly aching about wanting a damned book. If I get stuck, I threaten to toss that book if someone doesn’t speak up. Or I ask what new awful thing I can do to a character.

I’d love for you to check out Protective Instincts

I am passing the baton to Linda Nightingale will post on her blog before April 6 and Diane Wylie will post on her own blog on Monday, April 7th.

 Linda Nightingale, my friend for more than 20 years

Born in South Carolina, Linda has lived in England, Canada, Miami, Atlanta and Houston.  She’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer, having bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for thirteen years.

Linda began writing in high school when her favorite English teacher, Mrs. Burriss, allowed her to submit a short story instead of a book report.  The first novel she wrote and the book of her heart Sinners’ Opera is nominated for a RONE award.  Her latest release is Cardinal Desires, a winner of the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award.

Author, Paranormal Romance and Dark Fantasy

Visit her at (Grab a free vampire story.)

“Be yourself.  Everyone else is taken.”  Oscar Wilde

(Please take a moment to vote for her at round judging is by popular vote; second by industry professionals.)

 Diane Wylie

Multipublished, award-winning romance author, Diane Wylie, loves books that will take her on an emotional roller coaster ride. What better genre than romance to do that? Adventure, passion, and intrigue are her favorite aspects of any book.

She has four historical romances published, Adams Treasure, Secrets and Sacrifices, Jennys Passion, and Lilas Vow, along with short story, “A Soldier to Love.” Readers and reviewers alike love her stories. Lilas Vow won a 2010 Reviewer’s Choice Award from Two Lips Reviews, was voted Best Book of the Week on November 30, 2009 by Long and Short Reviews, and garnered the

2009 Coffee Time Recommended Read Award from Coffee Time Reviews.

Her first series, The Mark of the Magician, is a paranormal/fantasy romance series featuring magicians whose powers each come from mysterious amulets, but at a price. Book One is Moonlight and Illusions, Book Two is Magic of the Pentacle, and Book Three (to come) is Magic at the Roxy.

She also has two short pieces, A Soldier to Love and Prelude to Magic available for the Kindle and Nook.

Diane makes her home in Maryland with her husband, a former racecar driver; her son; and her crazy Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy. She loves to visit her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren as often as possible.

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Visit Diane’s website: to learn more about her and her upcoming novels.

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Edna Mae Blabs to Kayelle Allen

Character Sketch: Edna Mae from The Gift @mmarvellab #RLFblog #WomensFiction

The Gift 
 The Gift  Woman’s Fiction Romance     
  Mary Marvella
  heat level PG13
On Edna Mae’s fortieth birthday she buried her controlling father and lost her virginity in a one night stand with a stranger she never expected to see again. Her life is about to change in more ways than she could have imagined.
Like Cinderella, she had no real life. The world opens for her now that she has no sick parents demanding all of her attention. Finding new friends and a world she thought had passed her by is wonderful, but there’s more!
The Gift is story about an old fashioned woman in a modern world, written in an old fashioned way.
MM Barfield, Publisher
Name: Edna Mae   Age: 40    
Birthplace: Small town Georgia
Edna Mae is a bit on the dowdy side until she has a makeover. She has long brown hair and blue eyes and is shy because she lived like a recluse while she tended to her sick parents’ every need,
Edna Mae’s voice is soft and sounds tired and shy.
She feels she has no skills, since she spent her time taking care of her parents who didn’t appreciate her.
Edna Mae’s parents resented having a child late in their marriage, a child who was plain and not talented.
She worked with no thanks or love, but she wanted both!
Edna Mae is a virgin at 40.  Edna Mae moves into the real world as the book progresses.
She wants to learn to do everything she has missed.
About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
I bugged poor Mary to write my story. She gave in and even enjoyed my story!
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
It was embarrassing for people to know that I had never even kissed a boy or made out with one. (grin) And there was the day I learned what a G spot was and that I had one! (giggle) She even told about my multiple orgasms.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
Mary has stories to tell and voices inside her head. She’s been telling stories for so long I knew she had to tell mine. She listened to me instead of making up a story.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?
Mary, get this book into print, please!

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Mary Marvella’s booksigning !

My first book signing for PROTECTIVE INSTINCTS with MJ Flournoy rocked!  We enjoyed the Georgia Romance Writer’s meeting and our signing! Now I want to do it again!

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