Monday, February 18, 2019

Meeting February 23, 2019; 10:30 a.m.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

New Meeting Location


Friday, May 04, 2018

#FridayFeatures Celebrating Southern Magic Authors #Romance #MakingMagic

Author: Bambi Lynn

Title: Mask of the Highlander

Released: February 8, 2018

Blurb:

Once she was afraid to touch him. Now she's afraid to let go.

Forced to marry to avoid war between clans, Kenna Cleary endured three days of her new husband's painful brutality, unaware of his demon heritage. Leaving her for dead, he rode off to battle the English. In the five years of his absence, she bore him a daughter, increased his holdings, and gained the love and respect of his people. Now he's home. Must she and the clan learn to endure his cruelty once more?

Can an ancient Celtic god find peace in the mortal world?

The Laird of Domhnul has returned from war a changed man--moreso than his wife can possibly know. Now the warrior faces a new battle, one for his wife's heart, and his people's trust. He must walk the knife's edge of deception and danger, all while learning to manage the supernatural power flaring inside him and discovering a heritage he never imagined.

But when his father embroils both them in a deadly plot, can the couple find a way to prevent war between their clans?



About the Author:

Yes. Bambi is my real name.

I grew up on a farm in South Georgia. My high school was very small with a graduating class of less than 100 people. Shortly after high school, I met my wonderful husband who took me to Belgium, where a three-year tour turned into fifteen. While living in Europe, I nurtured my love o all things medieval. I often get homesick for Belgium, but with the world wide web, I'm home with the click of a mouse. I now live with my husband and son in the Deep South.

When not plugging away at my keyboard, I teach World History and English Literature. I love to ride my big black Tennessee Walker, Jamaica. My husband and I each have a Harley to go with our collection of classic cars and hot rods.

Bambi Lynn graduated from the University of Maryland European Division with a bachelor's degree in English and History. She writes Historical and Contemporary Paranormal Romances set in Scotland, England and Ancient Rome.


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Friday, April 27, 2018

#FridayFeatures Celebrating Southern Magic Authors #Romance #MakingMagic

Author: Jillian Chantal

Title: Captain Vane's Daughter

Released: February 6, 2018

Blurb:

Lydia Vane has been told all her life that she is the illegitimate daughter of the savage pirate, Captain Charles Vane. Her mother perished in childbirth, leaving her with a cruel grandmother. As soon as her evil grandmother died, Lydia, along with her faithful companion and freed slave, Benedict, set sail for the West Indies to find the truth of her parentage. Immediately upon their arrival in Jamaica, Lydia encounters a privateer who offers to help her.

Leo Mountbank, a privateer being threatened with the noose for piracy, believes the lovely Lydia is misguided and foolish in her quest. Drawn to her, he agrees to join the search. Benedict doesn't trust the scalawag, but Lydia is set on doing things her way. Fearing for her safety and virtue, Benedict resolves to be vigilant in protecting her. But then Lydia leaves with the pirate and Benedict fears all is lost.



Excerpt:

A young man in a black frock coat came striding across the grass, which was quickly turning to mud. He was soaking wet as well, although the rain seemed to bead up on the great coat rather than soak through the material. I had a fleeting thought that the wool coat seemed out of place on this island where the temperature was quite warm. The man's hair was plastered to his head and I realized mine had to look as bad as his.

"I'm Leo Mountbank." The man held his hand out as if he were in a formal parlor. I took hold of it. "Lydia Vane."

"Oh ho, Miss Vane. It is Miss, right?"

"That's right. I'm not married." Could this evening in the cemetery get any odder? I can't believe we're standing here chatting as water runs down our necks, ruining our clothing.

Leo nodded at the tombstone. "Any relation to that old pirate?"

I wasn't about to tell this stranger that I was in Jamaica for the sole purpose of learning about this very pirate who was hanged in 1721, the year I turned two. Rumor had it he was in the Carolina about seven months before my birthday in March of 1719. The official story was he was there in order to coax Blackbeard to help him retake Nassau form the English.

My grandmother's version was that he was there in order to seduce young ladies. She'd always said he fathered me while he was there and that was the great shame of my mother's short life. A price she paid in full, it seems, by dying giving birth to me. My grandmother never forgave me for not obliging and doing the same. After a long childhood of being my grandmother's whipping post, as soon as she herself was in the ground, I booked passage away from home, planning to never return. I had a burning need to leave that place.




About the Author:

Jillian Chantal is the nom de plume of a lawyer moonlighting as a    writer of romantic fiction. Most often she can be found either at her
keyboard banging out words, working on a legal issue or just surfing the web and calling it research. Her other guilty pleasure is her one-sided love affair with the actor Alan Rickman. She owns all his movies and would probably give away her cat for a chance to meet him. She'd keep her children, though. It would be a sacrifice, but she would be brave.

Jillian lives on the Florida Gulf Coast where she bemoans the
humidity most of the year but she's otherwise charming and
engaging (at lease in her own mind).


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Friday, April 20, 2018

#FridayFeatures Celebrating Southern Magic Authors #Romance #MakingMagic

Author: Hildie McQueen

Title: Brash: Frederick

Released: January 28, 2018

Blurb:

Brash hero meets methodical beauty...

Loner Frederick Edwards is dispatched to fetch his sister's groom after running him off. When he stops at a ranch along the way as a favor to a friend, he ends up accepting a job as a ranch hand. Now he has two problems, fixing the wedding mess he created and staying away from the enticing ranch owner.

Kennedy Brooks is stuck. Although she loves her ranch, it's too much for her to handle alone. Between selling the ranch, a persistent ex, and her unruly pet goats, there is enough turmoil in her life without the added distraction of the drop-dead gorgeous new ranch hand.

A sexy holiday story of attraction, realizations and sugarplum fairies.



About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Hildie McQueen loves unusual situations and getting into interesting adventures, which is what her characters do as well. She writes romance because she is in love with love! Author of Romance in Highland historical, Western Historical and contemporary, she writes something every reader can enjoy.

Most days she can be found in her pajamas hiding from deliverymen while drinking tea from her David Gandy coffee mug. In the afternoons, she browses the Internet for semi-nude men to post on Facebook. Hildie's favorite past-times are romance conventions, traveling, shopping and reading.

She resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband Kurt, an unruly boy Chihuahua Pepito and a spoiled rotten girl Chiweenie named Lola.



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