Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Fun Facts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Idaho

I know, I know, you're wondering: why on earth is she talking about Idaho today? Well, I happen to be here. Right now. Yes, I'm visiting my sister who lives in Sun Valley, a lovely, if remote, town in the southern part of the state. Maybe you've been here; maybe you haven't. It's beautiful in the summer and has amazing skiing in the winter, in case you're wondering. And here are 9 other things you might not have known about the great state of Idaho:

It's the 13th largest state in the Union.

It has 3100 miles of river, more than any other state.

Its state bird is the bluebird.
State Bird
It's the largest producer of potatoes (okay, I'm pretty sure you might have guessed that one).
Ernest Hemingway is buried here.
Movie star Lana Turner was born here.
The state dance is the square dance (bet you could have guessed that one too).
Poet Ezra Pound was from Idaho.
And finally...
The amazing female force behind American explorers Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, was also born in Idaho. Let's hear it for great women! And great states. Hey, visit Idaho if you ever have a chance.
And enjoy your weekend :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Writers' Wednesday: Welcome Lynn Cahoon!

Hi, folks! Today I'm happy to welcome fellow Lyrical Press author Lynn Cahoon, who's celebrating her July release of Return of the Fae. Check out this beautiful cover!

A witch in training, a hunter on the prowl, and a world in jeopardy.

Learning the rules of being a witch takes years, but Parris McCall needs to master them in only weeks. Ty Wallace is going mad with his desire for Parris, but she’s a distraction in his quest to find Coven X before they take The Council and everyone he knows down.

The couple searches for Ty’s mentor, but he’s disappeared. Their only clue comes from a banished witch. When they return, not only are their own lives threatened, but a new life hangs in the balance...

This ebook is on sale RIGHT NOW for only $2.99 at Amazon.

Want to know more about the author?

Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters, modern cowboys, or hot doctors, sexy in scrubs. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want.  She blogs at her website

Monday, July 08, 2013

Monday Mentionables: After the Fourth

Happy Monday, everyone! What's worth mentioning today? Let's see...

I finally finished the sequel to Beacon of Love, another contemporary romance set in the coastal town of Lindsey Point, Connecticut - called Inferno of Love. If you've read Beacon of Love, I can tell you that this book is Finn the bartender's story. Here's part of the blurb/query, to give you an idea:

Aubrey Anderson is a pediatric occupational therapist from Boston who’s spent the last twelve years rebuilding her life, after a horrific car accident near Lindsey Point killed her boyfriend and crushed her legs. A series of strokes on the way to the hospital left her with no memory of either the accident or the days leading up to it, so when she starts having nightmares she can’t explain, she decides to return to the scene of the accident to see if she can piece together her past.
Finn Cavallo is Lindsey Point’s resident playboy, owner of the popular bar the Great White, and hero of the Cove Fire twelve years earlier, when he pulled seven people from a burning building. But Finn’s laidback, flirtatious personality hides the heart of a man who lost his soul mate the night of the fire. When Aubrey walks into his bar with no memory of who he is or what they had, he’s stunned – and it takes everything he has not to tell her about the summer they spent falling in love.
As the days unfold, others in town start remembering Aubrey as well, including Finn’s brother-in-law, who has a connection to the Cove Fire that no one suspects. While Finn struggles with how much to tell Aubrey, and how soon, she finds herself inexplicably attracted to him, and it’s only a matter of time before bar conversation turns to passion on the beach and more. But when a series of events raises suspicion that Finn himself might have started the Cove Fire, Aubrey is forced to do whatever she can to discover the truth about both their pasts, including going back to the spot where it all began and confronting the one man who wants her out of the way for good...

I leave for vacation tomorrow BUT I will be blogging the rest of this week, so make sure to stop in for Writers' Wednesday and Friday Fun Facts! I'm also blogging on Thursday this week over at The Romance Studio, all about ebooks vs. print books - and I'd love your thoughts.

Have a great day!