Monday, April 21, 2014

Birdie's Nest—Escape to 1890s Waco, Texas—A Time Travel

June 1, 2012, Waco, Texas
            “Why Birdie, where’ve you been hiding all that… bounty?” Sergeant Ted Weaver, Birdie’s co-worker, whipped off his Stetson and laid the hat over his heart. His gaze raked her from head to toe, finally settling on her breasts. Birdie wanted to smack his grinning face. She snorted and covered the bare skin above the red strapless dress with her oversized handbag. It’d taken all the nerve she could garner to exit the ladies restroom in the sleazy garb. Tonight’s Victorian costume party dress paled in comparison to her current get-up. Everyone in the unit was counting on her to succeed this afternoon. But tonight her family home was at stake. She couldn’t afford to fail at either assignment.
            “Watch yourself, Weaver.” She slapped her thigh, where her thigh holster held her Ruger, with her free hand. “I can still pierce your ear for you.”
            His howls of laughter bounced off the walls. At least the other men in the office were courteous enough to bend their heads and try to hide their snickers.

            Being a woman in the Texas Rangers wasn’t easy. While some tolerated her, others ignored her. If she pulled off this afternoon’s assignment, where several male rangers had failed, maybe the stigma of being a woman in their ranks would lose some of its stink. 

Available at Amazon, & Barnes & Noble.

I hope you'll pick up a copy.

Linda

Saturday, April 19, 2014

10 Timeless Heroes — A Boxed Set of Time Travel Novellas — for $2.99

Blurbs


Magic & destiny unite lovers across time and space in this epic collection of award-winning, chart topping tales. From sweet to sizzling romances, 10 Timeless Heroes has a little something for everyone. With over fifteen hundred pages and a retail value of $25.90, you save almost $23 with this special introductory price! Don't wait to stock up. Summer is right around the corner...

Fiona by PL Parker: In the past, she found her future.

Somewhere My Lass by Beth Trissel: Neil MacKenzie’s well-ordered life turns to chaos when Mora Campbell shows up claiming he’s her fiancĂ© from 1602 Scotland. Her avowal that she was chased to the future by clan chieftain, Red MacDonald, is utter nonsense, and Neil must convince her she’s just addled from a blow to her head–until the MacDonald himself shows up wanting blood.

Going Back For Romeo by LL Muir: Alone with a Highlander, in his castle, on a cold dark night...Okay, so it wasn’t that cold. Jillian is duped back to 15th Century Scotland to rescue a plaid-clad Romeo and Juliet. The monster in her way, however, is a handsome Highlander who may just be her own Romeo.

Swordsong by Skhye Moncrief: He's arrived to help her create the perfect bride. His ticket home relies on a lonely woman haunted by more than apparitions. If time-travel duty, romance, and a bit of magic don't help them realize their destiny resonates in mysterious fairy SWORDSONG, all known history could change.

Highland Mystic by Sky Purington: Caitriona is not who she seems. Her fate was foreseen long before birth and so important it will impact all future MacLomains. When dreams of Alan Stewart begin, she knows the time has come. But how to convince a Highland laird from another century that he must die for her? Especially when she couldn't bear his death.

My Honorable Highlander by Nancy Lee Badger: Bumbling present day herbalist, Haven MacKay, gets more than she bargains for when her love spell goes awry, is cast back in time, and meets her true love -- Laird Kirkwall Gunn. Kirk’s plans go slightly off course when he falls in love with a woman wandering through the Scottish Highlands. After all, he has pledged to marry another, from an enemy clan, in order to end a century-old feud.

Out of the Blue by Caroline Clemmons: Police Detective Brendan Hunter wants answers. Who shot him and killed his partner? Why? And why does Deirdre Dougherty know details of the event? He can’t let her out of his sight until she confesses to how she learned details no one but he and his late partner knew.

A Train Through Time by Bess McBride: Ellie awakens on a train to Seattle to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors. When handsome Robert convinces her the date is 1901, Ellie presumes she is in the middle of a very interesting dream—a dream she doesn’t want to awaken from.

Captive Hero by Donna Michaels: Test flying an invisible plane—unreal. Time-shifting to WWII—unbelievable. Capturing a hero—unavoidable. When test pilot Samantha Sheppard accidentally flies back in time and inadvertently saves a WWII pilot, she changes history and makes a crack decision to abduct him back to the present, but convincing him it’s another century proves tough.

Desires of the Heart by Linda LaRoque: At a cottage in the UK, recently divorced Loren Fairchild rebuilds her life. A simple-minded woman appears and triggers an event that hurls Loren 60 years into the past. During WWII, Miles Chapeau’s wife is hurt in an air raid. She now has the mind of a child. One day she disappears. That very night a strange woman appears. Caught in a web of confusion, Loren and Miles struggle with the direction their lives must take.

Purchase Links


Author Websites


Beth Trissel- http://bethtrissel.com


Skhye Moncrief- www.skhyemoncrief.com

Sky Purington- www.skypurington.com



Bess McBride- www.BessMcBride.com


Linda LaRoque- www.lindalaroque.com

Reviews
“Captive Hero… It’s an amazing adventure that will tug at the reader’s heartstrings and refuse to let go!” InD’tale Magazine, Awarded Crowned Heart of Excellence

“From the dark, eerie prologue through the very unexpected ending, “Fiona” by P. L. Parker is an engaging and eventful account of a life, and a timeless love.” ~Long and Short Romance Reviews

Swordsong- “Moncrief creates a unique culture from which Murdo comes and weaves it in with the present culture, making a compelling, sparkling love story with a unique twist near the end." ~Camilla, The Long and Short Reviews

Going Back for Romeo- “...Muir does a delightful job blending humor, a sweet love story, action, danger, and the everyday realities of life in medieval Scotland.” Grave Tells Recommended Read

“My Honorable Highlander was a great read and I totally look forward to Iona and Cameron’s story in the next book of the series.” —Shelly at Dark Diva’s Reviews

Desires of the Heart- "There were no frivolous words, or scenes. Only perfect symmetry and lovable characters.”  Tami—You Gotta Read Reviews

Somewhere My Lass- “A good adventure and romantic time travel story that delivers.” ~Romance Novel Junkies

A Train Through Time- "Bess McBride brings the past to life in her fabulous rendition of a time travel story where love conquers all...You don't want to miss Bess McBride's perfectly titled, completely engaging, attention grabbing work." Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction

Highland Mystic- “I could read this book over and over and never tire of each individual couple finding their one true love.” ~Amazon Review

 “…OUT OF THE BLUE is a beautifully written story... A perfect mixture of witty dialogue, sensual love scenes, and the happily-ever-after ending!” 5 Siren Stones ~ Siren Reviews

Miscellaneous

Date of Publication:  April 16, 2014

ASIN:  B00JR9NAOS

Number of pages:   1550+

Word Count:   747,000

Cover Art by Angela Waters

Pick up your copy while it's only $2.99.

Linda 
www.lindalaroque





Friday, April 18, 2014

Desires of the Heart is on Sale!

At both Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $1.99 If you don't have a copy, I hope you'll pick one up.

Loren Fairchild longs for children, but is barren. At a cottage in Carlisle, UK, she puts her divorce behind her and begins a new life. In 1947 the former owner’s wife disappeared. That same week, according to local gossip, her husband took up with a dark-headed harlot. One morning in 2007, a simple-minded woman appears at Loren’s cottage and triggers events that change Loren’s life forever.
Miles Chapeau misses the wife, the mother of his two children, he’d known before the war. When he returned from WWII in 1945, he learned she’d been hurt in an air raid and has the mind of a child. He loves her and would never forsake his duty, but misses the intimate side of marriage and a woman to share his life. One day she disappears and his existence is turned upside down.

Caught in a web of confusion, Loren and Miles struggle with the direction their lives must take.

Thanks for reading!

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Visit me at Sweethearts of the West

At Sweethearts of the West today I've blogged on a Little Bit of History on Forensic Science. I hope you'll stop by and leave me a comment.

http://sweetheartsofthewest.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-little-history-on-forensic-science.html

Many thanks,

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Saturday, February 8, 2014

We have a Valentine Winner!

Congratulations, Michelle Bauer. You are the winner of the silver plate Hershey Kiss Necklace shown in the post below. I will have it in the mail to you on Monday.

Enjoy!

Linda

Friday, February 7, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day—Today is the Day I'll Draw a Winner

For this lovely silver plated candy kiss necklace and chain. To be entered, go to my website and browse my short stories/novellas. Tell me the name of the one that takes place in Carlisle, UK.

Email the answer to linda@lindalaroque.com or leave your answer in the comments below. I'll announce the winner tomorrow.

Good luck!

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's a Candy Kiss Valentine's Day—It's Time for a Contest

While shopping the other day, I found this necklace and decided it was time for a contest. And since Valentine's Day is coming up next, this would make the perfect gift for someone. Or for yourself.

Here's how to enter the drawing. Go to my website and find the answer to this question. Which of my short stories/novellas is set in Carlisle, UK. Leave your answer in a comment below along with your email address so I can get in touch with you. A winner will be picked on Friday, February 7, 2014.

The kiss and chain are silver plated. The box is 2 x 2 1/4 inches. Hopefully that will give you some perspective as to the size of the kiss. It's more sparkly than the picture shows.

I hope you'll enter. Don't forget to leave your email address with your comment.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading and Writing!

Linda