New Release! The 1-800 Series

I’m thrilled about my new release, The 1-800 Series!

Savor the magic of three sweet contemporary romances in my exclusive Flipping For You bundle,

The 1-800 Series

Cozy up with your favorite choice beverage, and lose yourself in these clean and wholesome, joyful stories.

1-800-CUPID

A house flipper looking for quick profit. A survivor with a dream. Can two broken hearts find a place to call home?

1-800-CHRISTMAS

Taking the high road is a whole lot easier with someone to love…

1-800-IRELAND

A strong minded Irishwoman pursuing her dream. A disillusioned businessman ready to retire. Can two determined people separated by years find true love at the end of a rainbow?

Snag your copy today! Available in ebook and paperback!

Also available in Large Print.

 

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  • “No man is rich enough to buy back his past.” …
  • “If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.” …
  • “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
  • “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
  • “The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.”

There is a lot of truth here.  Enjoy your weekend! Linda

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Today I’m sharing a Mother’s Day quote from … Lady Gaga!

“Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.”
Lady Gaga

Singer-songwriter

Be sure to pick up a copy of I Love You More, my sweet romance about international adoption and a helicopter Mom, today!

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Sinners’ Opera – Cover Reveal!

Hello! Welcome, as always, to PFS.  We love seeing your smiling face.  I’m a little late with my post today. Sorry, I have been working on my preliminary galley for Sinners’ Opera, my vampire paranormal romance–and the book of my heart.  The Wild Rose Press will release it sometime in the next few months.

But I have a final cover!! Okay, the guy doesn’t have long hair, but he is pretty hot with that touch of arrogance that Morgan, the hero, would definitely have.  Big plus, he is staring directly into the camera.  So, here it is.  Created by Debbie Taylor;


I can forgive him for not having long hair…this time.

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April Freebie: Lady of the Flames

Starting today, Lady of the Flames will be free on Amazon for a few days. It’s a paranormal Regency romance about a perfect lady, disgraced lord, traitor, spies, magic with blades, magic with fire, and a second chance at love. (I just love second chance romances. And the importance of believing in magic!)

Here’s a link:

http://tinyurl.com/kbz8c4d

I also love the cover so much that I made it the background for my little online Facebook group, Barbara Monajem’s Team Without a Name. All that lovely red! (My favorite color.)

Here’s a quick blurb:

Years ago, Andromeda Gibbons lost her belief in both love and magic, and molded herself into a perfect—but perfectly unhappy—lady. Now, when she overhears her haughty fiancé plotting treason, she flees to Lord Fenimore Trent, the one man she can trust. But taking refuge with Fen proves to mean far more than getting help. It means learning to believe in love, magic, and the real Andromeda once again.

http://tinyurl.com/kbz8c4d

 

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My Hair and My Saliva Are Tattletales!

Did you know that a stand of hair and spit on a Q-tip reveal your DNA and what your body needs and wants, as well as what it doesn’t like?

I gave samples of these to a woman who promised not to make a Voodoo doll and hurt me. The results were startling! She knew things about my DNA and even family health issues I didn’t tell her about. It seems my DNA is revealing! She even knew which vertebra need realigning and some teeth my dentist needs to check for problems.  I am embarking on an interesting journey to regain or reclaim my health!  Magic drops, here I come! She created my special formula with ingredients I need beyond ones I can buy.

Meanwhile, my neck and shoulders are in shock! They had no idea how out of whack they were. My new chiropractor is working on me!

Happy May!

Now available for preorder until my birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is held on the fifth of May each year, celebrating the date of the Mexican Army’s victory over France at the Battle of Pueblo in 1862.

Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year? Please leave your comments below.

And, grab your copy of my Christian contemporary romance, A Love Song To Cherish, offered at a discounted price!
This book is part of the May Flowers Christian contemporary romance promotion.

Enjoy!
https://books.bookfunnel.com/may-flowers-contemporary-christian-romances/42i3k3xvqm

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Royal Secrets Became A Royal Waltz

Yesterday, I completed a manuscript about royalty in a small principality in Europe that I made up–Desjardins was loosely patterned on Monaco.  The story line loosely followed the abdication of Edward VIII, a favorite topic of mine.

Here is the first of the first chapter.  I’d appreciate your opinion before I get Carina’s opinion, hopefully a ‘yes’.

Prologue

Up the Back Stairs

 Fashion—and elegance—are more than the clothes you wear. They are a lifestyle.

Virginia Claire MacDonald had learned that lesson from a man…a beautiful man of class and style…a worldly man born of royalty that, along with his good looks, had vaulted him to fame.  Long before she met him, she’d seen, even sought, photos and news of Alexander Leandres, everything a prince should be.

Alexander was svelte, tall, slender with the blackest hair and the bluest eyes, the rare combination that melted women’s hearts. Hearts did melt, the world over.  Ginny watched him from afar, never dreaming that one night she’d creep up the back stairs in a cape, its hood covering her face and reminding her of a century past.

Chapter 1

“Prince Abelard Alexander Leandres, Heir Apparent to the Desjardins throne, swung his lovely Ingrid into a waltz to the immortal The Blue Danube. Around the opulent ballroom of whites and golds, they spun. The gilt, frescoed ceiling reflected the crystal chandeliers, making the polished floor appear liquid.  Gazing into each other’s eyes, they smiled as if the world were theirs to command…and it was, to their way of thinking. Around the globe, people are speculating the pale blonde beauty will soon be a princess of Desjardins. For a long time, any news of the Prince’s relationship with Ms. Pedersen has been viral on social media.”  In the reporter’s head, the article formed as he watched the spectacle of beautiful people in a royal ballroom.  Disguised as a foreign dignitary, he’d gained admission to the Royal’s Midsummer Ball.  He sat on pins and needles. afraid he’d be discovered and escorted from the festivities.

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Gazing into Ingrid’s eyes, Alexander lost focus. For the past months, something inside him, some restlessness or deeper need, had eaten at him late at night. Sometimes, like now, these strange feelings lifted their anonymous faces to torment him. Ingrid’s dazzling perfume engulfed and suffocated him. Like a dying man, he sucked in a deep breath.

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(The Prince of Desjardins on a work-a-day, pensive mood)

In a dark blue ballgown, his lover looked exquisite, the sweeping skirt emphasizing her small waist. Her long blonde hair had been braided away from her face—a beautiful face. So, what the hell was wrong with him?

The waltz ended, and the band in Leandres livery segued into another classic. Ingrid’s hand slid to his elbow. Was it more a sign of possession than affection? She offered him a flirty wink and a pretty smile as he escorted her from the dance floor. Ms. Pedersen wasn’t a woman to be ignored. Her beauty alone turned heads, and her fashion designs were gaining popularity in Europe. However, if she and the Prince of Desjardins weren’t linked as an ‘item’, she wouldn’t be on the cover of chic magazines and tabloids all over the globe.

“This is our second anniversary, Lex.”  She squeezed his arm, her silver nails denting the fabric of his tuxedo. “I bet you’ve forgotten.”

Lex winced, stiffening slightly. He had forgotten. It was hard to believe that Ingrid and he had been lovers for two years.  Already, the media had them engaged, but he wasn’t of the marriage mindset yet. She was intelligent, beautiful, and a dynamite sex partner, but there was just that something missing.  Surely, a man his age shouldn’t believe in romance or soul mates.  His father constantly reminded him that at twenty-six, he’d had a wife and an heir, and within three years thereafter a daughter. Therefore, as Heir Apparent, Lex should have a devoted spouse and offspring by now.  The King littered his son’s path with nubile young maidens, but Lex had Ingrid, and no one else appealed to him the way she did. Until now, when her very presence annoyed him. He felt that something big, perhaps a life-changing event, was happening, and he couldn’t fathom what it was.

In his custom-tailored tux, he shivered but kept his smile in place.

At each island of people, they made the obligatory stop for a brief conversation, constantly moving in the direction of a favorite, quiet alcove across the room. He was far from reclusive or introverted, but tonight simply wished he could ditch the party for solitude. He would much have preferred to be finalizing the American ambassadorship or arguing world politics with his sister. However, he owed a duty to the people of his country—even if that duty was merely to be seen in a tuxedo.

Frowning, Ingrid tugged him to a halt.  “Are you ill?  You’re very quiet.”

He gave her a quick one-armed hug. “Nothing’s wrong,” and darted a kiss to her cheek. “Perhaps, I’m only in a pensive mood.”

“Eugenie upstaged us on the front page of the Mirror today.”  She gave his arm a squeeze, presumably to recapture his wandering attention. “They caught her leaving her Paris flat in dark glasses and a scarf tied around her head. She looked like a film star.”

“My sister can have the front page,” he said with a wry smile. “She doesn’t want the spotlight. She was being incognito, I suppose. When she left Desjardins for Paris, she’d already enjoyed all of the media she could stand.”

“Ha!” Ingrid laughed. “I thought she liked to make waves.”

“She merely wanted her freedom.” He gestured. “From all this.”

HAPPY FRIDAY ALL!! Have a fabulous weekend.

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Sharing a hunk and checking in!

Memories! There are actually 2 folks in this photo!

“Mom, he followed me home! May I keep him?”

“Will you walk him and clean up after him and feed him? ”

“Never mind!”

I’m good at finding hunks, but I don’t want to take care of them these days!

Life is good as it is mostly. My Skype student still makes me smile! She loved Elizabeth Barrett Browning and now trusts me when I tell her she will like an author. May brings Oscar Wilde for her and Shrek for her older brother, and Summer as school ends for the year for 3 of my students.

 

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Rejoice in the Light: Free Inspirational Books!

Check out this delightful selection of free Inspirational fiction and non-fiction ebooks. Choose the ebooks you’re interested in, sign up to learn a little more about the authors, and start reading! And while you’re here, don’t forget to enter for a chance at a $50 gift card!

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And don’t forget to pick up a FREE copy of my ebook, A Love Song To Cherish, which is the first book in my inspirational Cherish series.

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