Monday, November 24, 2014

Can Two Desperate Souls Find Hope On the Trail?


              We are returning once more to the women from the 'Hot On the Trail' series; with Merry Farmer's second installment, Trail of Hope. Full of mischief, an occasional natural disaster, the pain of loss, and then finding hope somewhere you thought you would never find it.

               Our story begins with a young woman named Callie Lewis, who you might remember from Trail of Kisses if you had the pleasure of reading it ( if you haven't, I would highly suggest you stop reading this and indulge in Trail of Kisses immediately). For Callie, her journey begins in Kansas Territory in the year 1863, where she is traveling west to Oregon with her brother Greg along with his wife and son. Callie despised being on the trail, she would much rather be back home in Independence, but after the death of their parents, Greg made the decision to head out west in order to start a new life for themselves. Just as they were preparing to leave, Greg started showing signs of fever, but against Callie's concerns he persisted they head out. Little did they know, things were soon become so much worse for everyone, especially for Callie.

                 Two weeks after being on the trail, Callie has found herself all alone after the death of Greg and his wife and son, in result of their fever becoming worse than even the doctor could do to save them. Now, as Callie finds herself wondering what she will do, she comes to the realization that in order to survive, she must find herself a man to marry. With the sparse choices she had, she decides on the shy, quiet, handsome widower, John Rye. Although he agrees to marry Callie, he still battles the grief inside of him form loosing his dear wife when she was attempting to give birth to their son. For a year he has grieved, and now his plan was to deliver some goods to a store in Denver City; and once he had finished he was going to reunite with his wife and son at last. But his thoughts and feelings begin to change as he gets to know Callie more and more.

                   With the two of them still in so much grief of the loved ones they have loss, will they be able to find happiness at last? Will Callie finally be able to let herself go and find the love Greg wanted her to find? Will John be able let go of his wife and open his heart fully for Callie, and be the husband she deserves? From each other, will they be able to find hope?

                  Merry Farmer has done it again with Trail of Hope. I new I would enjoy reading this, but I never realized how much I would fall in love with it. What I loved most about this story was the way Marry created John Rye. Unlike Cade Lawson from Trail of Kisses, who has this strong, dark, charming, stubborn, protective persona about him; John for me was on the other end of the spectrum. When I first read about him, I could picture a sweet, sensitive, shy man; who was tormented by something from from his past, Now, I have read many western romances, and they have all been great; but sometimes the cowboys tend to be a little from the same cloth, charming, good looking, handsome, sexy, know what they want ant they get it. With the way Merry created her men, she made each one showing a different side to them. As Trail of Hope had that touch of steamy sexiness like Trail of Kisses, what I loved is that it had a more sweet tender touch to this story, which made all the more perfect. So, I hope after reading this I have, if not completely then somewhat, convinced you to grab yourself a copy of Trail of Hope.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Who's Ready to Become 'Hot on the Trail' Once More?

Trail of Hope, the second book in Merry Farmer’s “Hot on the Trail” historical romance series, is coming November 24! The Oregon Trail has never been as sexy as it is in Merry Farmer’s upcoming historical romance! Available RIGHT NOW for preorder:

Callie Lewis is alone on the Oregon Trail. After her brother’s death, she has been left to fend for herself on a journey she never wanted to take. Her only hope for safety and a life at the end of the road is to become a trail bride and wed grieving widower John Rye. But John is harboring secrets that could end their hasty marriage before it has a chance to begin.
When a vicious tornado wakes John from the stupor the death of his wife left him in, he is ready to embrace Callie and the new life they could have together. But John is not the only one with designs on his new wife. Miles away from civilization, in a wagon train bristling with secrets and suspicion, John must catch a thief, fend off his rival, and reclaim his life to build the future Callie deserves.
In their darkest moments will they bring each other hope or misery?
PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level: Hot

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Merry Farmer is an award-winning author of historical romance. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats and enough story ideas to keep her writing until she’s 132. Her second novel, The Faithful Heart, was a 2102 RONE Award finalist and her unpublished futuristic novel A Man’s World won first place in the Novel: Character category at the 2013 Philadelphia Writer’s Conference. She is out to prove that you can make a living as a self-published author and to help others to do the same.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Suffering From Waiting For the Sexy, Steamy, Romantic Hitched To Finally Arrive?

For those who are enduring the long awaited arrival of Hitched, I may have something to help ease your this void you are suffering from. Behold. for I have yet another sexy meme just for all you Karpov-Kinrade fans out there!

Enjoy my darlings!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Time Has Come to Become One With Darkness

Everyone has secrets. Today, you find out mine.


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                My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. My other half--my twin brother, my Finn--is crazy.
I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me.
I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline.
Dare DuBray.
He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me.
He has the power to destroy me.
Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt.
Why? Because of a secret.
A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming.
You won’t either.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Meet the Newest Wild Western Women

From USA Today Best Selling Author Kirsten Osbourne: Mail Order Misunderstanding

Julia traveled West to be a schoolteacher. Thomas requested a mail order bride. When he arrives at the train station to pick up his bride, Thomas mistakenly thinks Julia is there for him. Julia sees Thomas and thinks he's there from the school board. She's married an hour later.

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From USA Today Best Selling Author Callie Hutton: A Chance To Love Again

Widow Rachel Stevens is very happy with her job as a cook for the Lazy Sunset ranch where she is raising her son. However, the new foreman, Rusty McIntyre, is turning her life upside down. She could overlook how her son has begun to idolize Rusty, but she’s having a heck of a time ignoring the flutters in her stomach every time the man smiles at her.

But Rusty has problems of his own. His previously unknown fourteen year old daughter has just arrived to live with him. Used to always being on his own, now he has a young boy following him around imitating his every move, and a surly young lady glaring at him. Throw into the mix the tug he feels toward the ranch cook—who wants no part of him—and life is no longer as easy as it once was.

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From Best Selling Author Caroline Clemmons: Save Your Heart For Me

After fleeing an abusive husband six years ago, Beth Jeffers wants nothing more than to protect her son Davey and to help her mother operate a Texas Hill Country boarding house. The strong women in her family have had no luck with men, and she has no intention of letting any man influence her son. Not even handsome lawman Matt Petrov, no matter how much her lonely heart urges otherwise.

Federal Marshall Matt Petrov, also known as Lone Wolf Peters, fell in love with Beth the first time he saw her. Then she was another man’s wife, so he kept his longing a secret. But he’s saved his love for her for six horrific years. Now, the lovely widow and he have crossed paths again. This time, he intends to risk all for a chance at happiness. First he must rescue his distant kinsman from an assassin’s clutches and protect Beth’s son Davey from the villain. Mystery, kidnapping, and twists await Matt and Beth. But will Matt’s secrets shatter the love he and Beth share?

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From Best Selling Author Sylvia McDaniel: Desperate

After the death of their father, the McKenzie sisters, Meg, Annabelle and Ruby try the normal ways for women to earn a living in a small western town. When they fail, the McKenzie sisters decide to take up their father’s profession, bounty hunting. They quickly learn they can use their feminine wiles and their Baby Dragoons to earn their way in the old west. They’re tough and resilient, badass women in this historical western novella. Kick off the adventure with the first installment of the new series, Lipstick and Lead with Desperate.

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From Best Selling Author Merry Farmer:The Indomitable Eve

The one thing Eve deLaurent has wished for in the two years since her sister, Amelia, was whisked away to America was to be a family again. But the tragedy that befell her once Amelia was gone has left her wounded, body and soul. Now, reunited with her sister, all Eve wants to do is run. Amelia’s new, happy life is a betrayal deeper than Eve can stand. She would leave and never look back, were it not for Mark Andrews.

As Cold Springs’s reverend, Mark is used to people confiding their darkest sins and looking to him for help. So when he sees the pain behind Eve’s mask of confidence, all he wants to do is help her. But Eve awakens a desire in him that reminds him that even a man of God is still a man. They seem to be everything the other wants and needs, but can the people of Cold Springs accept an actress in their pastor’s arms? Can they be together if bitter family betrayals keep Eve and Amelia at each other’s throats?

You’re only as strong as the loves that hold you together...

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