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A Montana Series Christmas Novella

By

Krista Ames

Blurb:

Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for Harper Donaldson it’s just another day.  Orphaned at an early age, she doesn’t have a single good memory of Christmas.

But, when a Santa’s Mailbox mysteriously appears in the lobby of the post office where she works as postmistress, Harper wonders what it could hurt to send her own letter to Santa.
Could he bring her the family she’d always wanted?

**  Coming soon (tentatively Dec 20th) to Roane Publishing  **

KristaAbout the Author:

Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan.  She is married to a very supportive man who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours.    Krista is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy.  With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and a playful kitty, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.

Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished.  She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.

She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime at krista@kristaames.com or visit her at http://www.kristaames.com   or http://www.apassionforromance.blogspot.com.

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Character Interview

Today we have the cast from Michael Phillip Cash’s latest book, The Hanging Tree A Novella- It came out this year just in time for Halloween.

 

Goody Bennett- My favorite holiday!!!! (said with cackling laugh)

Host– Thank you Goody. I can tell you’re in good spirits!

All the ghosts laugh.

Martin- Good spirits that’s funny.  Well, we are all good spirits rather than being in good spirits.

Arthur- Always the purists, Marty!

Martin- It’s Martin, I told you, Martin.

Host– Alright, alright, lets do this interview. We have Goody Bennett and her granddaughter Claire directly from the 15th century, Murielle our Gibson girl from the Victorian period, Martin and Arthur- the Gold Coast students from Harvard. Adding to the mix is high school sweethearts Arielle and Chad and her dad Pete.

Arielle- Well I’d hardly call us sweethearts. We have decided to cool things off.

Host– I can see your steaming there Dad.

Pete- You bet. These kids are too young to be thinking about that kind of stuff.

Arielle- Well if you paid more attention to me than your girlfriend Belinda, maybe I wouldn’t go looking for trouble!

Host– Simmer down. I see Goody that you have your cat here.

Goody Bennett- Aye, That I do. She’s my best friend, Remedy, my cat. Love her to death! Ha ha. Get it, love her to death!

Martin- Most people won’t know exactly what you mean, unless they read The Hanging Tree and see the connection of Remedy and everyone’s fate. She has a propensity to use each and every one of her ninelives.

Host– I see, well, ummm.  Goody, just where does this name Goody come from. Does it mean your a ‘good’ person?

Goody Bennett- O’couse I’m a good person. I take care of all the people in our community, but Goody comes from the custom of when a woman marries and becomes a housewife, people refer to her as  Goody as in Goodwife and then family surname. I married Horatio Bennett, so Goodwife or Goody Bennett I be. ( She is puffing on a corn cob pipe.)

Arthur- Goody please put out that horrid thing. I despise the smoke.( he is waving his hands around)

Goody Bennett- (laughing and choking) Hardly matters to you- you don’t have lungs anymore!

Claire- Oh you are impossible Grandmam. Arthur don’t get her started. She’s going to start with her spells.

Host– Spells? So are you really a witch, Goody Bennett.

Arthur- Oh she’s a witch alright.

Murielle- Watch out, or she’ll put a curse on you too. She can be very wicked when she wants.

Goody Bennett- Thanks a lot small fry. I do watch out for your tender sensibilities, don’t I now? When young Chad over there couldn’t keep his darn hands off Arielle… oh don’t get all steamed up, Dad, she was looking for it sure enough… didn’t I shield your young eyes from all the nasty things.

Host– Goody, I want to get back to the spells.  Are you really a witch?

Goody Bennett- That depends on who is defining the word. I am a cunning woman. I make medicine and help people who are sick. I have a good rapport with my animals; if that makes me a witch, well, then who am I to argue?

A huge voice interrupts the interview, but the speaker is unseen– “Ahem, the Right Honorable Reverend George Harmond here.

Claire- Oh here we go again…

Reverend Harmond– I beg to differ. She was a witch then and she’s a witch now.

Host– Is this book about witches and curses, then?

Murielle- No, not at all. This book is about choices.

Host– Choices?

Claire- Yes, Cash does a great job about making us all consider that we are not so much victims of designers of our fate.

Martin- I agree. People make life happen, rather than life happening to people.

Host– Is that what you took away from this experience, Arielle?

Arielle- I’m not going to give away what I got out of it- you’ll have to read it and find out if I make the right decisions.

You can read what happens to all the characters in Michael Phillip Cash’s novella The Hanging Tree, available on Amazon and other on line vendors.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FRMVJU6?ie=UTF8&ref_=pd_sim_kstore_8

You can also visit Michael Phillip Cash’s facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MichaelPhillipCash?skip_nax_wizard=true

 or his blog at http://www.michaelphillipcash-officialblog.com/

The Hanging Tree

By

Michael Phillip Cash

 

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Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple’s destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle’s choices alter the course of her life?

 

YA Paranormal thriller-suspense

 

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Book Trailer:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RoP5u7uiWU

 

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Author bio:

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Michael Phillip Cash’s first book Brood X- A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion is presently under consideration for a film adaptation. His well-received second novel, Stillwell- A Haunting on Long Island, has stayed on the top of Amazon’s “100 Best Seller” in its genre since its release earlier this year. He is currently working on another ghost story. He lives on Long Island with his wife and children.

 

Contact Michael at michaelphillipcash@gmail.com

Giveaway

 

Michael is giving away 5 signed copies of The Hanging Tree. 

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Character Interview

With Chay, Hero of Tie Down My Heart by Linda Carroll-Bradd

Tie-Down-My-Heart200x300How about you introduce yourself by providing the basics?

Chayton Red Fox, of the Foot-Trails People and born for the Deer Spring clan. I’ve reached the end of the third decade of my life. For better or worse.

Where were you raised?

Navajo Nation in New Mexico.

Family members?

A grandmother, older sister and nephew

Did you attend college?

More like the school of hard knocks. I trailed my father around rodeos whenever he’d left me, watching and learning, and they finally let me compete when I turned sixteen.

What’s your favorite participation sport?

(Quirks an eyebrow) Really? Isn’t the answer obvious?

Did you always want to be a rodeo competitor?

Always loved horses—it’s in the blood, you know. I wanted to do anything that got me off the rez and into the wide world.

Where did you go for your most recent vacation?

That’s a concept of the white world. Natives take a walk on Mother Earth or sir beside a clear running stream and feel re-energized.

What attracts you first to a woman?

A woman who doesn’t back down to my cynical mouth.

Are you talking about a particular woman?

That’d be saying too much.

Tie Down My Heart

by

Linda Carroll-Bradd

A contemporary Western Novella

From the Tease Line at Decadent Publishing

Short Blurb:

Journalist Didi Pierpont needs a man…to interview for her rodeo article. When calf-roper Chayton Red Fox exits the ring in an ambulance, she follows close behind determined to get a story. Can Didi keep her journalistic distance, or will the gorgeous but cocky cowboy tie her in knots?

Excerpt:

First hurdle crossed. Didi stepped through the doorway and walked along the row of curtained spaces. Just like the fitting rooms in her favorite specialty shops. Except for the brownish grit underfoot. A shudder ran through her. She’d be leaving her boots outside on the hotel room balcony tonight.

Hmmm. As she walked, she noticed the majority of the curtains were open, displaying small, empty cubicles. Somehow, she’d thought she’d find a central room with competitors hanging around and she could have her choice of subjects. Not the case. At the very end, she spotted a partially closed curtain and her heart sped up.

Under the curtain was a pair of scuffed tan boots topped with worn jeans. Stopping short of the cubicle, she angled her position until she could look into the mirror and catch a glimpse of a well-muscled chest. Closer inspection revealed a small patch of black hair between his tanned pecs, bisected by a long scar. The white line started on the man’s breastbone and disappeared under the bandage he was busy wrapping around his ribs.

Ooh, that injury must have hurt. Her hand moved to the skin above her camisole and rubbed, as if to erase the mark from the man’s bronze skin. Wonder what caused that type of cut?

“Like what you’re gawking at?”

His raspy voice made her gasp and stiffen her stance. Her gaze shot to the mirror and met narrowed, dark eyes under twin black slashes of frowning eyebrows. “Pardon my rudeness. I haven’t seen a scar quite like that.”

“Must not have been around many bull riders.”

“I used to live with a couple, but they were unscathed.” Her gaze went back to his chest, and her stomach tumbled at the thought of either JJ or Garland suffering through a similar injury.

An eyebrow quirked, and he pulled open the curtain. “Lived with a couple? Angel, this is getting interesting.”

“Oh, not what you’re thinking.” Her cheeks flamed. “They’re my older brothers—dull as dishwater.” She sucked in a breath and extended her hand. “Didi Pierpont from the Dallas County Gazette. I’m working on a piece about individuals who compete at rodeos and would love to interview you.”

“Nice to meet you, ma’am.” His fingers touched the brim of his hat before his calloused hand enclosed hers and shook. “I’ll pass on the interview.”

For an instant, her shoulders sagged until she pulled on the natural persistence that her daddy claimed was strengthened by years of beauty-pageant competition. “Now, don’t be hasty. A bit of press is always good for a rodeo-rider’s career. I saw those posters on my way in. The association spent a chunk of change to promote those riders.” She studied his face and thought she recognized him as a bronc rider. “A good story could boost ticket sales for the next event.”

“Those posters aren’t new. Do you even know who I am?” He settled his hat more firmly on his head, then squared his stance and crossed both arms over his muscled chest.

Which only pumped his biceps into rounded bulges that she fought to ignore. The man’s body was honed and chiseled with no sign of fat anywhere. “If I know, do I get the interview?”

“Depends.”

“On what?” Her gaze narrowed on the smirk that threatened his lips.

“Dunno.” A shoulder lifted in a shrug. “I leave my options open.”

Buy Links:

Decadent Publishing

Amazon

About the Author:

After years spent in the administrative support field, Linda decided to exercise another part of her brain and write a novel. She loved reading romance and figured that’s what she’d write. Easier said than done. After years of workshops and RWA chapter meetings, she finally saw her manuscripts place in contests. Twelve years after her first writing class, she sold a confession story. From that point on, she couldn’t be stopped and is always pleased when her sweet contemporary and historical stories find homes.

With interests as widespread as baking, crocheting, watching dog agility matches, and reading thrillers by Swedish authors, Linda is the mother to 4 adult children and grandmother to 2 granddaughters. She currently lives in the southern California Mountains with her husband of 34 years and their two spoiled dogs.

Author Links:

http://www.lindacarroll-bradd.com

http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1806413.Linda_Carroll_Bradd

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