Guest Auther Linda Weaver Clarke Talking About: The Rebel Series–Stories of Love and Liberty

 

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The Rebel Series–Stories of Love and Liberty

There was a time when swashbuckling men and brave women engaged in daring and romantic adventures, those who fought with bravery and valor. These courageous men and women were looked up to because they defended the people.

“This creative take on a Robin Hood-like story is charming and touching, and teaches some great morals about agency and choice. It reminded me of childhood fairytales of good versus evil, with a nice romance weaved into it.” –Author Charissa Stastny

In The Rebels of Cordovia, a group of men and women who called themselves Robin’s Rebels realize they must help the people survive this oppression. In this battle for freedom, a 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?rebels-of-cordovia-web-55

After reading this story, Susan Ortlieb from Suko’s Notebook Reviews wrote: “Linda Weaver Clarke writes with passion and grace, and the love story in this book is simply wonderful. In fact, this aspect of the story was the strongest draw for me. (Are love stories set in the past more romantic than those set in the present day?) I thought that Robin and Daniel sounded perfect for each other, and I enjoyed the steady development of their relationship. This charming book was a pleasure to read, and I relished it.”

The tales from The Rebel Series have adventure, sweet romance, and delectable kisses. These are stories of love and liberty that takes place between the 18th and 19th Century. In the sequel, The Highwayman of Cordovia, the people enjoy their new-found liberty but all is not well. One year after Cordovia gains its freedom, a group of powerful men plan to take over the small country and replace the leader with a king.

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?

“Linda Weaver Clarke has a storyteller’s talent for enchanting and mesmerizing the audience. There are also some exciting surprises and twists that will delight the heart. Definitely a must read!” –Cindi Clubbs, Mommasez Reviews

 

About the Author

Linda Weaver Clarke has traveled throughout the United States, teaching people to write their family history. She is the author of historical romances, mystery/adventure series, a children’s book, and a cozy mystery series. All her books are family friendly. Read sample chapters at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

Buy links:

Rebels of Cordovia: https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-Cordovia-Linda-Weaver-Clarke/dp/1484147650

Highwayman of Cordovia: https://www.amazon.com/Highwayman-Cordovia-Rebels-Book-ebook/dp/B01N0214KX

Watch a book Trailer below!

 The Rebels of Cordovia

 

My Review: The Highwayman of Cordovia (The Rebels Series Book 2)

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My Review

The Highwayman of Cordovia (The Rebels Series Book 2)

Author: Linda Weaver Clarke

 

I really enjoyed The Highwayman of Cordovia, it’s a great addition in The Rebels Series. I loved following Christine and Austin throughout this story. Christine is a very brave strong woman who has strong believes,  as she rekindled her friendship with the impish  but kind-hearted Austin I couldn’t help but want to read on and find out if there was more than just friendship between them.

The story itself is about men and women who make up a rebel  group, they get together to stop a powerful man who want to become king and rule over Cordovia, as they come up with a plan to stop the man from becoming king and destroying the lives of the people who reside in Cordovia.  Austin begins falling deeper and deeper in love with Christine, however he has a secret of his own that is holding him back from letting himself express the feelings in his heart. Will they be able to save Cordovia from a potential power-hungry king? Will Christine and Austin confess their feeling for each other? Read this book to find out,

I also loved that we meet some old faces from the first book in The Highwayman of Cordovia and get to see just how their lives have changed from where the first one ended. Linda Weaver Clarke  does a great job at creating strong independent female characters and scenes that are easy to imagine.

If you like books were good try to tip the balance over the wrong dong of others and woman can stand their own ground in any disagreement. You’ll love this book. I highly recommend this story.

Link:  The Highwayman of Cordovia (The Rebels Series Book 2)

The Flower Angel Out November 30th. Read Prologue Here.

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The Flower Angel 

I’m excited  to say  my new Novella: The Flower Angel is now up for pre-order until the 30th of November. I’m so blessed to have great friend, boyfriend and family who inspired me while writing my novella. This is the prologue from the beginning of The Flower Angel…

 

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 Prologue

                                                                                                              

“It’s going to be okay. What’s your name?”

Lara reached for the man with the emerald eyes who bent down beside her. In the glow of her headlights she saw blue forget-me-nots had dropped from his hands and landed on her chest. She tried to sit up, to speak, and recall what had just happened. But her head felt stuck to the ground, her throat as dry as sandpaper.

“I didn’t see you! Did you have your lights on? What’s a woman doing out here past midnight?” Mr. Emerald Eyes moved her long blonde hair out of her eyes and kept talking, his voice screaming in her ears.

Was he saying this was her fault? Lara wanted to tell him of course she had her lights on, it must have been him. Did he plunge his car into her little runabout? The car her mum and dad forced her to buy as soon as she’d left home.

Her eyes drifted shut as a coldness spread over her body, and she wondered if this was it. Was she about to die here? At least she already had flowers to mark the spot where she felt like she’d slip away. She tried to think beautiful thoughts as another of the flowers shimmered in the glow of the headlight as it fell.

“Look, I need an ambulance, there was a crash and a young woman is bleeding on the side of the road. No, I don’t know her name. We’re a mile down the road from Forget-Me-Not Inn. Hurry!”

Lara heard him yell down the phone then the click of the hang up button. She felt him touch her head and murmur, “God, please not me, not today. Don’t let me have given this woman a death sentence. I’m sure she’s a good person and I couldn’t live with myself. I’ll do anything! Anything! Just let her live. Amen.”

Charming, Lara thought, here she was lying on the cold floor and Mr. Emerald Eyes was already writing her off.

 The sound of the ambulance roared closer as Lara felt everything drift away from her…

Paperback Link:The Flower Angel.

E-book Link:The Flower Angel.

I hope everyone is well and having a great weekend.

Katie.

 

My Review of: London The Story of a Misunderstood Dog Author LJ ( Short story)

 

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London

The Story of a Misunderstood Dog

Author LJ

London: The Story of a Misunderstood Dog is beautifully illustrated  and a lovely short story to read and look at the lovely dog images. I read this book to my dog Jessie as she’s not well right now but she laid down and enjoyed hearing me read about London and his friend Kona. I think this book is the perfect book for adults to read to children and for dog lovers too.

The story itself is about London when he gets adopted and finds a forever home. However, like dogs are London gets up to all sorts of doggie fun as he settles in to his new home. Will he learn to be good dog and get on well with his family? Read this short story to find out.

I loved at the end how the author LJ explained a bit about where the story comes from and how spaying and neutering is important. As well as to remember to look into rescuing before buying a dog. I also loved the photo at the end too.

Overall,  I think this story is funny and heartwarming and children and dog lovers would really enjoy learning about London. 

Amazon Link: London The Story of a Misunderstood Dog

 

The Flower Angel Novella Soon To Be released. Come And Share What You’ve Been Working On This Year…

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The Flower Angel

Novella Soon To Be released.

This year I’ve written a few novella’s, released one called Love in Little Snow which put me in the Christmas mood early. Now, however, Christmas will be here in no time. I  can’t wait it’s my favourite time of year.  Shortly after releasing Love in Little Snow, I began a new novella called The Flower Angel I’m hoping to release very soon.

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Also this year I released The Naked Sleepwalker’s Christmas. A short story… 

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I also have my novel Finding Destiny and to think this will be its second Christmas out in the eBook world seems unbelievable it only feel like yesterday I was deep Quill City.

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Blurb

The Flower Angel

Two strangers.

One past.

Can the Flower Angel help Lara and Chris find love?

Lara and Chris are strangers when they meet at Forget-Me-Not-Inn, the place where lost and lonely souls come to find love. Drawn to one another from the start, Chris soon realises that they have a traumatic secret in common – something that Lara will find challenging to forgive… Will the Flower Angel be able to work her magic and help Lara and Chris find true love together? Anything’s possible at Forget-Me-Not- Inn.

Novella Soon To Be released.

 

What writing projects/ other projects have you all undertaken this year? Feel free to share how you’ve found them.

Have a wonderful weekend.

My Review Of Phoebe Smith’s Private Blog By Lynda Renham

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My Review Of 

Phoebe Smith’s Private Blog By Lynda Renham

I loved Phoebe Smith’s Private Blog, it was funny and full of interesting and very different characters, at times this book had me really laughing out loud, while still  being able to connect with Phoebe and some of the other characters on a deeper level.

The book itself is about Phoebe Smith who embarks on finding a date to go with her on social advents and parties. However the road to love never did run smoothly and finding just the right date is proving harder than she first thought, as she  battles through many dates that leave her with blisters on her feet and ending up paying for a  male escort to accompany her, however, he wasn’t what she really wanted… So she write a private blog about her experiences. Will her blog stay private or will the world get to hear her thought? Read this funny, touching and romantic book to find out….   

Throughout the book Phoebe and her friends get to know Harry Bloom her musical neighbour who gets under her skin, but slowly  his charm has them all warming to him. Could he be the one phoebe should be looking to date?

I felt the characters in this book were well-rounded and easy to follow. I would recommend this book to anyone this winter who like a good laugh while snuggled-up on the sofa in the warm. So why not follow Phoebe on her quest to find a date in this  funny, touching,  romantic comedy… 

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Blurb 

Fashion conscious Phoebe Smith wants only one thing: a date for the works party in six weeks’ time.  She embarks on a journey to find her man and keeps a private blog of all her disastrous encounters. But when her four-year-old nephew gets into her account, Phoebe’s problems only just begin. With Tinder calamities, a male escort and a pork pie addiction, Phoebe tackles her biggest problem: the just too irritating Harry Bloom. Come with Phoebe on her search for the perfect man and see who will accompany her to the party in this hilarious romantic comedy novel.

Out today on Amazon

  Link Phoebe Smith’s Private Blog: A Romantic Comedy by Lynda Renham

I’m very excited to be interviewing Jenna Victoria, Author of War of the Heart.

war-of-the-heartToday I’m very excited to be interviewing Jenna Victoria, Author of  War of the Heart. 

Welcome …….Please tell us a little about yourself and your character and Novels.

What is your writing routine? Do you like to write on a computer, dictate or longhand? I am a solid techie gal, I’m afraid – the writing magic takes place on a laptop only, with Scrivener software – helped along by entering snippets or nuggets into the notes app on my iPhone that I will expand on later.

Is there a message in your novella that you hope reader grasps? As War of the Heart is set partially during the London Blitz at Christmas in WWII, I tried to show how resilient and strong the people of England were during severe adversity. How they still kept the spirit of Christmas despite hardships and loss of family members. It’s a lesson of hope and perseverance we can still carry with us today.

What surprised you most while writing your novella? How much I enjoyed researching the time period, specifically December, 1940. I intensely disliked history class in school, so making the 1940’s come alive was an exciting process for me, and I hope, will be for my readers as well. I came away with a fierce pride in the “greatest generation,”

Did you have to do a lot of research for this novella? I wanted to be quite accurate, so, yes, I delved deep into photographic and newsreel archives as well as newspaper accounts of The Second Great Fire of London on December 29, 1940 and the weeks leading up to it. That particular date was critical to my story, and I am happy with how the research made a real difference.war-of-the-heart

Are you a planner or pantster? I used to be a firm and proud pantser, but I found I wasted time writing scenes that didn’t move the action along or took the story in a wrong turn. Now, I lightly plan out every scene ahead of time, then sit down and write each one. I don’t have to write chronologically now, because each scene stands alone in planning.

Do you have any advice for writers out there that are writing their novel at this very moment? My advice is to seize the writing time, to protect it against family, friends, and life interruptions. Even if it is only for an hour a day, own that hour and take pride in it. Mean business, and typing The End will happen.

Which character did you like writing about the most? Why? That would be my heroine, Louise Martin. She was extremely close to her Dad and the story opens in a scene where she is acting as his caregiver. I found myself including some emotional connections I had with my own father, who has passed away. I also pay homage to his profession before he retired.

Do you have any advice for fellow writers who maybe undertaking creating their first novel at this very moment? As I write Christian romance and romantic suspense, it is important for me to pray throughout the process. I ask God to use me for His glory, and give me the story He wants me to write. I would encourage other faith-based writers to call upon Him as well.

What projects are you working on next? I’ve just signed contracts for five novellas being released through September 2017, so the next year is going to be exciting, and busy!

Thank-you very much  for doing this interview, it has been a pleasure to hear about your novellas and writing. I wish you all the luck with all your writing projects.

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Title:  War of the Heart

Sub title: Snow Globe Christmas Collection

Publisher: Lovely Christian Romance Press

Blurb:  When a vintage snow globe sends Boston dress designer Louise Martin & British B&B owner George Walker back in time to London, December 1940, they race against the clock to reconcile a feud between their families and solve a 75-year-old mystery. As Louise relies on God; and on George for guidance, friendship then love, will the future George envisions strangle her own dreams? Will their love survive generations of mistrust, the Blitz and being stranded in wartime 1940, possibly never to return to their former lives?

Format: Paperback and E-book

Amazon Link:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6220XV/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_api_XGd.xbBT3J0V7 Autographed copies available

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#christianromance #WWII #Blitzmas

#london #christmas #mystery #novella

Bio:  Ever since her grandfather co-created Twinkies, Snowballs & Hostess cupcakes for Intercontinental Baking Company, circa 1959, Jenna’s yet to taste a cake she hasn’t liked.

Jenna is the author of  “fiction that feeds your faith” – Happily-Ever-After romance & romantic suspense stories with a Christian world view. She also writes clean, wholesome romances. Her stories emulate those she enjoys reading…with a heroine who is in grave danger & a hero who is smart enough to get out of her way as she kicks butt & takes down names… and those that feature the sweetest of fairy-tale-ending love stories.

She writes romances that glorify God and His sacrificial love through His Son, Jesus Christ and show how He gives us hope & peace amidst unbearable situations. After her first breast cancer diagnosis in 2012, several reoccurrences and metastasis, Jenna continues to praise God and trust His oversight in her life; and continues to write more books.

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Email:  jenna@jennavictoria.com
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