Sunday, November 5, 2017

Magic of Books Birthday Bash

I'm pleased to let you know that I am taking part in the Magic of Books Birthday Bash. Please check out these historical books as you scroll down to the Rafflecopter giveaway.... 



Magic of Books Promotions hosted its first tour during the month of November three years ago.

The company was created from the passion and desire of its owner, Tami Adams, because of her experiences as an author. From her struggles to have her books viewed and appreciated she knew there had to be another way.

Three years later Tami no longer writes but is determined to show the world the magic that lies within the pages of all books.

The following authors are helping Magic of Books to celebrate its birthday. Enjoy.

Message from Tami:
The last three years have been an incredible journey. I've made so many friends who began as bloggers, readers, and authors. I have been privileged to present and showcase new and old books from seasoned and new authors. I've learned so much I didn't even realize I should know prior to getting into this business. And after three years I can honestly say I'm still learning, I'm still growing, and I'm still making friends. I love and appreciate all of you who have supported my little slice of heaven. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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HISTORICAL

Historical in traditional literary terms is when the plot takes place in a setting located in the past. Historical fiction can be an umbrella term; though commonly used as a synonym for describing the historical novel; the term can be applied to works in other narrative formats, such as those in the performing and visual arts like theatre, opera, cinema and television, as well as video games and graphic novels.

Please enjoy these books that focus on historical and all the sub-genres. The list is available in alphabetically order by title.

Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter.

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Historical Romance

1954 - Stockton, California

Knowing Uncle Sam is about to come knocking, twenty-one year old Jimmy Franks saves the government the cost of a stamp and preemptively enlists in the Navy. He loads up on stationery and pens, and with a heavy heart, kisses his lovely bride goodbye. Leaving his precious Suzy is the hardest thing he’s ever had to do.

Pregnant and left alone to deal with their feuding families, Suzy Franks is heartbroken when Jimmy ships out for the Mariana Islands. Knowing Guam is considered safe and that she will eventually be able to join him offers her little solace. Suzy's mettle is put to the test. Her husband's letters of love brings comfort, but 15 W. Gibson is a lonely place without him.



Historical Romance

Meredith Talbot has a secret. In fact, she has nine secrets – her own and those of the eight orphans at Seaton House, a home for children. Each of them has a special talent that if exposed would get them labeled as witches. It is her responsibility to protect the children and their secrets and keep them safe from persecution. Marauding Indians force them into a nearby fort where their safety is threatened by fanatical townspeople and a captivating army officer who try to unmask the children's extraordinary abilities.

Lieutenant Preston Booth has one goal – to serve and protect his country. The military is the only life he has ever known. It’s the only life he wants. When a child is abducted and Preston goes after the culprit, Meredith has a vision of what will happen to him.

Does she risk everything by exposing her gift? Or keep her secret and risk losing him forever?


Regency Historical

Lady Louissa Adair was raised by her uncle to be anything but a lady, spending hours scrubbing the decks of his ill begotten ships. Now, he has tasked her with a more deadly task. If she refuses, any hope of finding her long-lost and possibly dead brother will be lost while her uncle moves up his timeline to marry her off to a most dastardly man. While doing her uncle’s bidding, a blasted Englishman running around Scotland sets upon being her champion – not that Louissa has ever needed one. If he doesn’t get them both killed, and she might just kill the fool herself, she faces an even bigger danger – losing her heart.

Lord Clive Colcord, Earl of Breakerton, had escaped to Scotland in an attempt to avoid scrutiny by his late father’s solicitors. It had been a quiet, if not boring rustication until he finds himself tasked by the local magistrate with apprehending the highwayman menacing the North Road. He doesn’t expect to discover a beguiling dark-haired beauty with more dangerous men in her life than Clive has sisters. Yet he finds himself offering aid in an attempt to protect this damsel in distress. He must help Louissa find the proof of her uncle’s crimes and find her brother before she is forced into marriage all the while not losing his own heart in the process.


Regency Historical

After making a wager of marriage to settle her father's gambling debts, Ella Bowen-Thorn Renwick escaped the husband she foolishly began to fall for and disappeared into the Scottish countryside carrying a secret. Four years later, and the owner of her own bakery, she is still not free of the demands of men when a violent and anonymous blackmailer threatens her, her livelihood...and her daughter. And then, there is him...

Viscount Renwick still mourns the wife he began to love before her untimely death--that is until he discovers her alive and well living in Scotland. Now, Devon's face to face with the wife he thought he'd buried and the daughter he never knew existed. He'd like nothing more than to welcome Ella back into his arms, but mysterious and troubling incidents and a history with an unloving father have Ella trusting no one.

But, if Renwick convinces his wife he's the husband she always dreamed of and the father their daughter deserves, will the scandalous secret the blackmailer is holding threaten their future together once more?


Historical Romance with Time Travel elements

Just because they weren't looking for love doesn’t mean it won’t find them, even if time itself has to bend to bring them together.

One man with a dragon’s soul.

A self-proclaimed bachelor for life, modern-day Luke Tavish has no idea he’s more than a mere man. One thing’s for certain, though… he’s not looking for love. He doesn't want a relationship, but he needs the fair maiden from the past... in more ways than he knows.

One woman with the key to unlock his powers.

Amileigh McCollum isn’t your typical Medieval Lady. She's always known there's something special about her. She just isn't sure what. The day she rides beyond her father's gates alongside a man who isn't her husband, she’ll learn that destiny is about to find her.

Six hundred years separating them.

Forward to go back, time spirals out of control in an attempt to bring together a couple that is six hundred years apart. When Luke finds himself back in Ami’s world, he has to come to terms with his newfound identity and prepare for a battle he didn’t know he would have to fight, all while falling head-over-heels in love.

When the future calls him back, will he ask her to go? Would she say yes if he did?

Watch out, because Fate’s carefully woven web is about to be tested by human will, a kiss, and the flip of a coin.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

***EVENT PAGE CHANGE***

We had to change the Event page for The Fountain Release Event, so even if you have clicked GOING before, please take a sec and jump over using this link to make sure you receive notifications. There is an AMAZING grand prize basket that will be given away on release day and there are already giveaways going on the event page as well, so be sure to enter those!
https://www.facebook.com/events/514532838879878



Sunday, October 8, 2017

I've got to get busy writing - busy, busy, busy!

I'm feeling a bit like Professor Hinkle in Frosty the Snowman these days when he says "I've got to get busy writing - busy, busy, busy!"  Actually, I have been busy writing and am getting ready to start releasing those books, which sets the stage for equally busy times.


On Wings of Time will be released as an eBook on its own for the first time on Oct. 12, 2017. The short on the book is: Take one modern-day dragon shifter who has no idea he’s anything but a mere man, add an innocent maiden from 600 years in the past, spin the hands of time, and watch the sparks fly! The book is receiving great response from those who read the ARC or were able to pick it up as part of the Stoking the Flames box set.

You're able to pre-order/order here:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0764HLVMZ



I am honored to be included with Darlene Kuncytes, Andi Lawrencovna, Virginia McKevitt, Lisa K. Miller, Julia Mills, and C.b. Roberts in an extraordinary writing project titled The Fountain. It's an anthology and the premise behind it is that seven different people make a wish at the same dragon fountain. Other than the opening sentence, the stories can be about anything, anytime, anywhere. Inside this anthology, you’ll find fantasy, historical, contemporary, paranormal, romance, time travel... seven different stories, all starting at the same fountain. 

You can go ahead and join in the fun and giveaways as we begin to introduce the world to the seven of us at The Release Event for The Fountain: https://www.facebook.com/events/2025260217761145/
 
I almost always have a giveaway going on my website for new and current subscribers of my newsletter. You can find out more about that at:






  
The authors I work with as a cover designer have been super busy as well. There are new releases coming up from Shawn Inmon, R.A. Pollard,  Jennifer Daniels, Joshua Adam Weiselberg, Patricia S. Green, and Marsha Ward, among others, that I can't show you until after they are revealed by the authors. However, here are a few I can share:




I hope you enjoyed this visual walk into the book world from my perspective. As you can see, there's always something going on!

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to my Deadline

As an Indie author, I get to write at my own pace, pick my own plots, and set my own deadlines, among other perks and bonuses. The only problem is, like so many Indie authors, I also have a day job... thankfully, mine is amazing because I get to design book covers for authors around the world. Some of the more recent include:

https://www.amazon.com/Envys-Kindness-Seven-Deadly-Sins-ebook/dp/B07254KRSGhttps://www.amazon.com/Sword-Einiko-Swords-Bloodline-Book-ebook/dp/B0722S9KP7https://www.amazon.com/Sassy-Ever-After-Kindle-Novella-ebook/dp/B0716P9LRW

https://www.amazon.com/Lap-Around-America-Shawn-Inmon-ebook/dp/B06XY9GSWChttps://www.amazon.com/Unscheduled-Detour-Mary-Sleeman-Grones-ebook/dp/B0725LQMLH

Still, as much as I love my job, and as excited as I get for "my" authors when they publish something new -- in fact, I wouldn't trade being a part of that for anything -- but, sometimes I mis-schedule and take on too many projects, or take too long on a particular cover, and that starts a domino effect. Before I know it, my muse slips out the door and my writing comes to a crawl... not a standstill, but certainly much slower than is needed to hit my deadline. 

That's where I am with On Wings of Fire, but I'm willing to wait and take it slow so I can fully develop this story. If you've read On Wings of Time, you'll understand the time travel complexity of this series, though I love that aspect of these stories. There's a past to present to past back to present pattern that allows us to see the time periods from the eyes of A) someone from the past seeing present time and B) someone from present time seeing the past. These books are also a bit steamier than what I've written in the past, and yet, beyond the time travel, beyond the love scenes, even beyond the dragon shifter elements, it's 100% about "the story" ... it's their story -- In the case of On Wings of Fire, it's Will Tavish and Brinna Bouchanan's story, and they crossed 200 years to be together. Hopefully, it won't take me 200 years to take them to their happily ever after. It won't. I have a new deadline for On Wings of Fire, and another 15,000-20,000 word story with a firm deadline of July 1 to finish. Yes, I'm hearing the crack of the whip, so I have to run!

In the words of Willy Wonka: So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.

While you're waiting... be sure to check out the May Giveaway on the newsletter signup page on my website:  http://www.lindaboulangerbooks.com/newsletter-sign-up.html
I also have a giveaway going in my Linda's Dragon Guardians Group on Facebook. Both are pretty awesome, if the comments from others are any indication. 


Friday, April 21, 2017

3 Books . . . 3 Bucks

The Land of Riandus books are all on special at just $0.99 each for a limited time, so if you haven't taken the plunge, now would be the perfect opportunity!


Dance with the Enemy: Injected with a stranger's blood--a ritual that makes their attraction undeniable--Elenya, a young maiden, learns the man she's intended to marry is the son of her family's sworn emeny. https://www.amazon.com/Dance-Enemy-Riandus-Linda-Boulanger-ebook/dp/B00DK3AN5G

Beyond the Shadows: *A Golden Book Judge's Choice Award Winner* A wounded warrior and an oppressed maiden help each other break free from the shadow of uncertainty over both of their lives. He had no future. She had no past. https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Shadows-Riandus-Linda-Boulanger-ebook/dp/B01725Q9KU

Makinna's Secret: In love with her older brother's best friend for as long as she could remember, Makinna was sure he'd never see her as anything but the kid he'd grown up with. She couldn't have been more wrong. https://www.amazon.com/Makinnas-Secret-Land-Riandus-Story-ebook/dp/B01LXPL0GR

While Makinna's Secret has been part of Totally Talented Promotions' Reviewer Roundup Multi-Author Event this week (4/16-4/22), Beyond the Shadows will be a book option in the event next week (4/23-4/29). Be sure to check out the event for great books and awesome participant prizes!



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It's March Madness, even in the Book Garden!

March Madness is happening everywhere, even in my Book Garden! With that, I'm just going to leave you with a couple of things and run along.

First, the March Giveaway is under way over on my website. All you have to do to enter for your chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and the ebook of your choice from any one of the 13 authors in the Stoking the Flames box set is to follow me on my Amazon Author Page. Easy as can be.

There are bonus entries as well, so be sure to take advantage of those.

You can find the Rafflecopter box on my newsletter sign up page:
http://www.lindaboulangerbooks.com/newsletter-sign-up.html
Jump over and scroll down. :-)


There's another $10 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs for the members of Linda's Dragon Guardians group on Facebook. You can get there from this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/664151640414859/. I guess you could call that my newly budding author fan group :-)

Last, there is all kinds of fun happening on the Stoking the Flames page on Facebook as we continue to count down to the box set release date of March 28! It's hard to believe it's almost here!!!! Be sure to LIKE the page and visit often. There's almost always a giveaway going on there as well: https://www.facebook.com/stokingtheflames/


Until next time....








Thursday, February 2, 2017

February Giveaway... It's My Birthday!

Since my birthday is in February, I wanted to add to my monthly giveaway that I do for new and current subscribers of my New Releases and Promo Information Only newsletter. I'll admit, writing on a new dragon shifter story has made me way more aware of all the amazing dragon goodies around, so when I saw this adorable sparkly pink dragon, I just couldn't resist. I decided he (she?) was the perfect giveaway prize. And to make it even more special, I'm also including a beautiful snowflake ornament, a double dragon metal bookmark, a truly unique pink dragon key ring (also has a purse/belt clip on it), a Beyond the Shadows chocolate spoon and pink strawberry lip gloss made by Kelli's Kollectibles, a $20 Amazon Gift Card, and ebook copies of five of my books.


So, what do you have to do to enter this giveaway? The only requirement is that you either sign up or are already a subscriber of my New Release and Promo Only Newsletter. That's it. Now, to get extra bonus entries, there are other things you can do, and you'll find those on the page that you are linked to either once you sign up for my newsletter (new subscribers) or in the current newsletter that went out on the 1st (current subscribers).

Current subscribers, if you can't find your newsletter, check your spam. It went out from LindaBoulangerBooks@gmail.com. If you still can't find it, let me know. You may email me at that same email address.

I think that's it, for now! If you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet and want to for your chance to win this (and future) giveaways, here's the link: http://www.lindaboulangerbooks.com/newsletter-sign-up.html

As I always like to say, because it truly is all of you that make it possible, thank you so much for being a part of my dream.