Monday, July 21, 2014

Free for a Limited Time ~ We Never Said I Love You by Margaret Tanner

Wounded soldier, Adrian Bancroft, has a whirlwind romance with his nurse. A foolish misunderstanding leads to a heated argument and he and Julie part in bitterness.

With the black clouds of war hovering overhead, he returns to the hospital to sort things out with the woman he loves, but Julie has been banished because she is pregnant. Amidst the chaos of wartime London, he begins a desperate search for her.

"Love in Small Packages" Series of Shorts from Books We Love

"There is a nice feel for time and place, and for the beautiful English countryside. The author was also able to convey the desperation of a country at war. I also thought that the premise of the story was interesting." ~ Cphe, Amazon

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Books We Love ~ Coming to a Bookstore Near You!

Press Release ~ For Immediate Release:
Canadian Publisher Signs “Neglected” Great Authors of Yesteryear; Rescuing their Discriminating Fiction from Sea of Self-Published Works.

Books We Love, LTD has a simple mandate; to provide a publishing and marketing platform for masterly authors who had their careers pulled from underneath them during the big-name publisher “swallow up” of the 1980s and 1990s. Signing authors who have spent the greater part of their lives honing their skills, Books We Love LTD is once again turning the spotlight onto quality writers that readers have been trying to find for twenty years.

Calgary, Alberta – In this day and age, most self and vanity publishing services will take a cheque from anyone willing to hand one over. This leaves critics and readers with the disheartening task of having to sort the literary wheat from the chaff. However, one Canadian publisher is on a bold mission to not only re-connect readers with fiction written by master wordsmiths with decades of experience, but to re-ignite the careers of acclaimed and much-loved authors that readers thought had dropped off the radar for good.

Calgary-based and independent Books We Love LTD is highly exclusive about who they sign; opting for previously-published authors who were left stranded after their small to mid-size publishers were swallowed up by the big guys. Many of these genre authors became bestsellers and literary legends in their own rights, only to find their careers pushed under the rug and readers crying out for their return.

Authors under their wing include Joan Hall Hovey (known to many as Canada’s “Queen of Suspense”), Juliet Waldron, known for such historical favorites as Mozart’s Wife and Hand Me Down Bride, Kat Attalla who has over a dozen available romance titles and Jamie Hill, who is celebrating the print release of her new romantic suspense, ‘Pieces of the Past’, book one in her ‘Witness Security’ series. With over fifty authors to explore, the Books We Love Ltd. bibliography is a true Hall of Fame.

“We’re releasing new and re-printed books only from authors who have a solid reputation for quality and credentials to match. They have won awards, dominated the former mid-lists and are often authority figures in their own professional industry,” explains Judith Pittman, Publisher for Books We Love LTD. “However, they were literally left with nowhere to turn after their publishers were incorporated into others and their works delisted. Considering many of these authors spent decades refining their skills and had loyal fan bases – it’s a travesty.”

Continuing, “The good news is that they have now found a home at Books We Love LTD and we’re passionate about connecting them with their former readers, as well as garnering a new audience. You’ll often hear people asking what happened to that author they were once addicted to; well, he or she could very well be with us!”

Of course, any great author would be oppressed without an extensive distribution network for their work. To that end, Books We Love LTD has just signed a deal with Lightning Source to distribute their books in print in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Red Tuque will also be handling a portion of the work, with both distributors releasing a combined twenty-five titles this coming fall.

“This print distribution is a big step for our authors, returning their work to its original format. Of course, we’ve not forgotten about eBooks and currently have over four-hundred titles exclusively available through Amazon Kindle. With each book priced at $4.99 or under, getting some of literature’s forgotten heroes into your hands has never been cheaper,” Pittman adds.

In all, it’s a busy period of growth for Books We Love LTD, who have long-term plans to continue uncovering supposed ‘bygone’ authors and giving them back the careers they once thrived within.

For more information on the company and their authors, visit:

About Books We Love Ltd.
Books We Love, LTD is a publisher of discriminating fiction in eBook and print formats. The publisher gives away fabulous prizes, Kindles spa baskets, books, books and more books in their monthly contests.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Now Available: Hallow House by Jane Toombs

A house built for love and cursed with death. Two children, one will live, one will die. Magic potions and secret rooms. Is there a curse or does evil reside with innocence. What is the real secret of Hallow House? All old houses have seen death. There's nothing to be afraid of…. 


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Now Available: Sarah's Heart and Passion by Ginger Simpson
Sarah Collins set her sights for California and a new beginning, but never imagines a war party's attack on the wagon train she joins. A sole survivor, Sarah must find her way back to civilization, and a man of half-blood happens along at just the right time and becomes her hero...or is the whole scenario only a dream driven by all the romance novels she reads as an editor?

Sarah wakes, her cheeks damp with tears. Like a dust devil in a dying windstorm, all traces of her handsome rescuer vanish with a farewell kiss and the annoying blast of an alarm clock...until he appears at her door as a new neighbor. Will Sarah find a way to win the love she tried so hard to capture in her dream without being declared insane, or will the sexy woman living an apartment away beat Sarah at her own game?

Previously published as Sarah's Heart and Sarah's Passion, this edition combines both stories

Monday, July 14, 2014

Now Available: A Message in the Roses by Sandy Semerad
On a snowy day in Atlanta, Carrie Sue Justice revisits the past as a young and passionate newspaper reporter, covering a shooting death in her community:

It's 1986. Her life is a mess. She catches her husband with another woman inside the antebellum home she inherited from her parents. Then she falls in love with an unavailable man plagued with guilt. The man is none other than the irresistible owner of the Southern Journal where Carrie Sue works.

They begin a steamy love affair. During this wild time, Carrie Sue must find out why three black teenagers were arrested for killing a white teen. One of the teens was wrongly accused.

She’s determined to help prove his innocence. Come hell or high water.
“A Message in the Roses is both lovely and exciting, a nail biter to the quick. It brings a delightful combination of journalistic craft and romantic prose that warms the heart and steams up the room.” Dave Straub, former CNN anchor, White House reporter / NBC, Presidential Adviser.

“A Message In The Roses is a story of social justice in the New South, brewed with generous portions of investigative and trial reporting and enough steamy romance to cook the petals off the roses.” Dirk Wyle, author of the Ben Candidi Mysteries. 


Friday, July 11, 2014

The Green and Gold Mystery Series Boxed Set

The first four titles in the popular Green and Gold Mystery Series are now available in one specially priced boxed set! Catch up on the adventures of Bethany Graham and her friends in the series’ first four books, January-April. 

January:  Bethany Graham is an introvert almost fourteen year old. Very conscious of her large frame (she feels she’s built like Fort Knox) and plain looks, the last thing Bethany wants in the world is to draw attention to herself. How will she explain to Alexis Evelyn Raquel Rodger the fifth that her mother has hired a sari clad Indian Math tutor for her?

February:  February isn’t easy for children with one parent. The fourteenth is extra torture for Bethany as there’s going to be a school dance at the end of the month and Lexi keeps asking her whom she’s going with.  Bethany knows she isn’t ready for dances and definitely doesn’t want a boyfriend till she’s thirty…or does she? Deep down she knows that thought she doesn’t want to go, but it would be nice just to be asked.

March:  Bethany was looking forward to her birthday until the worst happens. Her great aunt Hattie and great uncle Elmer need a place to stay for a month and what does her mother do but invite them to Rainbow Meadows. They are the least favorite of Beth’s relatives and her birthday is ruined.

April:  Murder and mayhem erupt in a quiet retirement home and suddenly the members of the Green and Gold Club have their hands full. Are the old folk in the California Retirement Home dying naturally or is something very strange going on?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Travelling Detective Series by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey

The Travelling Detective Series

Elizabeth Oliver is a travel writer who somehow gets drawn into a mystery each time she is researching an article for a travel magazine.

Illegally Dead: Elizabeth happens upon the discovery of a skeleton in an old septic tank. Although she tells herself she doesn't have time to get involved, it isn't long before she is digging up long-buried secrets. When a second murder victim is found, Elizabeth's travel research provides clues to the disturbing truth behind the murders.

The Only Shadow in the House: In this fast paced sequel to Illegally Dead, Edmonton travel writer Elizabeth Oliver is excited to get back on the open road to research a new article when, suddenly, an unexpected romance leads to a new murder mystery. Though she is determined to stay focused on her writing, Elizabeth can't ignore the familiar goose bumps she feels when handsome wheelchair basketball coach asks for her help to find out the truth about his mother's death.

Whistler's Murder: Elizabeth Oliver has tagged along with her best friend Sally Matthews to Whistler where Sally is attending a science fiction/fantasy writing retreat.

Elizabeth plans on spending the first week working on an article about Whistler for a travel magazine and then relaxing and enjoying being in the famous resort town for the second week. However, her well laid plan immediately begins to fall apart with the discovery of a body in a newly demolished house. Then she is again sidetracked when one of Sally’s fellow students asks her to solve the mystery of her cousin’s death and is then murdered herself.

"I like how author Joan Donaldson-Yarmey sets her books in obscure places in Alberta. This time it is Redwater...a small town outside of Edmonton that not many people have heard of...I only have because the company I worked at for many years built a cogeneration plant there. This is the second book in her Travelling Detective Series. It is an enjoyable read particularly if you want to learn more about Alberta. The author is a travel writer and her experience and expertise about the area shines through." From Kathryn Poulin of MysteriesEtc 

"A classic puzzle mystery, full of twists and turns in a unique setting." The Sherbrooke Record.