I’m please to announce that Away Over Yonder, the third and final book of my Ellers Family time-travel adventures is now available at all major on-line booksellers.
Sometimes the road to forgiveness is away over yonder . . .
Alex MacDonald will use charm, hard work, or whatever else it takes to get his skittish Clydesdales working again so he can prove to his cantankerous father that he has what it takes to run the family business. When he goes in search of the best horse whisperer available, he finds Breanna Ellers, the sweetest little Scottish lass this side of Inverness. There’s only one problem; for reasons unknown to Alex, she hates the MacDonalds. Alex isn’t above telling a little white lie to hide his last name, not if it means healing his horses and saving the family business.
Breanna Ellers of the MacNicol clan may be a bit old-fashioned, but her psychic ability to connect to animals makes her one of the best horse trainers in Northern California. She’s reluctant to leave Over-Yonder, the family ranch, but the challenge of working with Alex and his Clydesdales proves too tempting to ignore. When she discovers that Alex is a MacDonald, it’s nearly a deal breaker. She hates the MacDonalds and what they did to the MacNicol clan back on the Isle of Skye. It doesn’t matter that the battle took place over eight hundred years ago; to a woman born in 1308 it’s still recent history.
It’ll take a special kind of magic, and a whole lot of forgiveness, to bring these two ill-fated lovers together—again.
My very best to you and I hope you enjoy, always. T
December was a slow writing month for me.
It was full of great Big Fat Holiday Buts. .. Such as…
I was going to work on editing my third novel, Away Over Yonder, BUT I had to put up the Christmas tree and then I had way too much Christmas shopping to do.
I was going to find the perfect cover photo for my book, Away Over Yonder, BUT I got side tracked looking at all the pretty Christmas decorations and doing on-line shopping.
I was going to keep writing on my current WIP, BUT I had more Christmas packages to wrap.
I was going to write another blog post, BUT I had to attend another holiday party.
Well, I think you get the idea. I’ve been sitting on a whole lot of BIG FAT HOLIDAY BUTS.
However, since the end of the Christmas season is finally upon us, I’ve started writing on my WIP again and have written over 5k words. I’m also scheduled to go over my edits early next week and – well – I’ve written this blog post. At least it’s a start.
So – Happy New Year and Cheers to 2013.
I’m very close to being done with the 2012 holiday season. I just have one more holiday related party and then I will take down my tree. Hopefully, I’ll soon be back to some semblance of a normal writing life. (Normal writing life? Does that even make sense?)
Keep smiling and Enjoy Always, T
On Veterans Day, a day when we stop to remember all the good and noble people who have served the U.S. in the armed forces, I am very thankful for all of us who support each other in our daily endeavors. BTW, I served in the Navy four years active and two years reserve, and am a certifiable vet. Thanks, it was my pleasure.
Today is the Veterans Day holiday observed in the US, and since I work for a bank, I have the day off. I have been using my morning to cruise the internet for fellow bloggers, authors, writers services, cover designs and artists, blogs, etc, you name it. I gave myself this little block of playtime as I usually find there’s way too much stuff to look at in my limited time allotted, and today of course is no different. I could cruise for hours and only see a smidgen of what’s out there. (oh wait, that is exactly what I’ve been doing.) I have a number of blog buddies, but it’s hard to find the time to read all of their wonderful posts. I LEA them all. (LEA = like, enjoy, appreciate)
But, with all that said, what I really want to say is how wonderfully supportive everyone is to each other (more often then not). For the most part, we tend to love life, and life loves us back.
Now, isn’t that Grand and Glorious on a major scale?
God bless us humans, we really have it going on.
Enough said, Enjoy Always. T
BTW, will be back soon with more ABC’s of Romance. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I have writing them. It’s been such fun.
Romance with the letter C – Or taking alliteration to a dark and extreme place of Concerted Concentration.
One cumulus cloud free day, Count Carl and Ms. Clovis Cummings were cavorting in his castle with countless chivalrous cavilers and a cavalcade of clairvoyant cowboys, getting quite carried away creating crafty confections as they cut Christmas trees out of colored card stock, when suddenly Count Carl cried out, “Let us cease our cutting of colorful card stock. Certainly a cloudless day such as this deserves our concentrated consideration.”
Ms. Cummings stopped consuming the creamy custard candies she had crammed in her hand and gave a curt nod of concurrence. “But of course, it shall be as you command,” she coquettishly gave her consent.
Taking Ms. Cummings by the hand, Count Carl invited his consort to climb a curiously carved curricular staircase to the top of the curtain wall where they could see the crystal clear waters of Lake Cuomo.
“How curious,” Ms. Clovis said, “I had no idea the view was so comely.”
“Did you say you were coming?” countered the Count with a cocky grin.
“No, but I am breathing heavy. It must be caused by the climactic scene set before me,” she confessed. Or perhaps too many creamy custard candies, she considered with chagrin.
“So you like being on top?” Count Carl asked with a cough. “I mean on top of the curtain wall, of course.”
“Oh yes,” explained Ms. Clovis. “I find being on top is the most climactic place to be, don’t you agree.”
“In that, we are a completely compatible consenting couple. I believe we should climb our curlicue staircase more often,” Count Carl concurred.
“How very convincing you are. It shall be as you wish,” Ms. Clovis Cummings conveyed with cheerful candor.
And such was the fitting culmination to an exceedingly crafty and cunning day.
Cheers, and Enjoy always, T
Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year when we get a few more moments of daylight. The sun rises just a wee bit earlier and sets just a wee bit later. I love the sunshine, and I’m ready for the sun and heat of summer.
I like the idea of more. More daylight, more sun, more assurance that summer is finally here, and more time for romance. It’s all those things we associate with romance; long walks on the beach, moonlight strolls, candlelight, and lots of skin showing as the sweaters come off and the shorts go on. It’s all good.
I also love romance. I love reading about it, writing about it, and experiencing it. I LEA sharing my thoughts and writing with you.
Both of my novels, Return In Time and Somewhere To Belong, use the summer solstice as the magical day when my hero and heroine begin their magical journey through time. “Love, ’tis the strongest magic of them all.”
May you have a truly magical day.
Enjoy always, T