A Time To Forgive; Book 4

Welcome to the first day of Autumn, the Fall Equinox. A day that balances the light and dark with the day and night. It’s also the day I’m announcing the release of the fourth and final book of the MacNicol Clan Through Time series, A Time To Forgive. All four  books are now available and you can read them one after another. What a great way to relax with a good book as our nights grow longer, and our days grow colder. Snuggle up.

You got to meet Daniel in Book Three, A Time to Belong, and now you’ll meet his 13th century daughter, Breanna, as she’s swept forward in time and must deal with the fast paced technologies of modern times when she follows her father to the 21st century to escape the ravages of the dreaded MacDonald clan. As luck, or fate, would have it, Alex MacDonald shows up at her door asking for help with his horses, but how can any self-respecting MacNicol ever trust a member of the hated MacDonald clan? The answer may surprise them both.

Sometimes the road to forgiveness is away over yonder . . .

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00064]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.

Available at major online booksellers:  Amazon, Apple, Barns & Noble, Kobo

Enjoy Always, T


Why I write spiritual romance.

the-heart-of-the-pages-1312057When I started writing romance stories, it wasn’t with the idea that I would become rich and famous. It was to write the kinds of books I wanted to read, aka, books without violence.

I had read too many stories where the hero and heroine’s romantic conflict was centered on someone being killed, or their life was at stake, or someone was threatened their life, or the life of a loved one, or some terrible crime was about to happen, like blackmail, rape, or thief, and well, I’m sure you get the idea. It seemed to me it should be possible to tell a good love story that didn’t need any of that to make it interesting. It seems to me that we have enough other crap and conflict to deal with in real life, I didn’t want to use a violent crime to give the hero and heroine a desire to be together.

Maybe I was wrong, but it worked for me, so that’s what I set out to do, write romance without violence.

I also like the idea of weaving in spiritual elements into my stories. In my book – A Time To Return – I explore the idea of lives after lives and reincarnation. It’s based on the idea that we’ve all been here before and I expect we’ll be here again.

I was once asked, since I believe in reincarnation, what do I expect to be in my next life. My immediate answer was a better version of ME. I believe all my past lives have led me to this one, and I can only hope my next life will be even better. Onward and upward, that’s what I always say. It’s what I prefer to believe.

Enjoy always, T

OMG, what a busy summer this is. I’ve been working behind the scenes to get four, yes 4, books ready to release. Three of them are actually re-releases of my first three books, but they’ve been re-edited and cleaned up, and have pretty, shiny new covers for their re-release. They’ve even been given new titles, and a series name to go with their make-over. Pretty exciting stuff.

To kick off these exciting second editions, I have written a new novella to add to the beginning of the group, called appropriately enough, A Time To Begin, Book One of the MacNicol Clan Through Time series. These are my time-travel Scottish historical books that got me started writing, and are kinda my love babies. I’m excited to see them get a second chance to spread joy and entertainment out into the world of romance readers.

The series is now called the MacNicol Clan Through Time, and the books to be re-released are as follows:

Return In Time will become A Time To Return

Somewhere To Belong will become A Time To Belong

Away Over-Yonder will become A Time To Forgive

The original publisher of these books, sadly, went out of business. But when one door closes, another one opens, and I have this grand opportunity to publish these sweet stories again under Kingsburg Press. Who doesn’t love a second chance type of romance, and for these sweet babies, this is their second chance to be read and loved by you.

When Daily Word connects to daily life.

Today, as I was returning from a weekend zydeco music festival in San Diego called Gator By The Bay, I was thinking about how it’s been a little over ten years since I started writing romance stories. When I began, I had no idea where my writing would take me, but here I am, ten years later and still writing, and still loving it.
When I got home and looked at my email for the Daily Word from Unity, here is what I found:
New Chapter
Each day holds the potential for a new chapter in my life.
Monday, May 15, 2017

My life is like a book—an ever-unfolding story, presenting new adventures and possibilities at each turn of the page. Events and activities continue along, building upon the narrative of my life.

I am the author of each chapter, writing my story according to the choices I make. When I want to change the direction of my path, I make choices that open the way to new adventures.

YES, I am the author of my life, and more than a few romance stories.  Always learning, always exploring, and most importantly, always enjoying the story as it unfolds.

Enjoy always, T

Thoughts on creativity. #amwriting

library-425730_1280 3I really enjoy being a writer.

It has been said that no one ever dies wishing they had spent more time at the office. That sounds true, but maybe it isn’t.

Maybe a person would regret not having more time to spend at their work if their life’s work was one of purpose, like tending to the sick and mending the hurts of others. Perhaps, if a person was an artist and created great works of art, on their deathbed they would feel there was so much more they wanted to accomplish.

I’ve always viewed creative endeavors as pure enjoyment, creating contentment at its fullness. Even if there are struggles and trials along the way, the net result is a joyful reward onto itself.

Enjoy always, T