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This morning I’m so very pleased to welcome Larie Brannick as she gets to do her very first guest post – how thrilling is that!?!?  So everyone be very welcoming and make sure that you stop by to say hi … and check out her new book, Her Desert Treasure.  It sounds like that perfect mix of romance and intrigue.

And to give you that little extra suspense boost, we’re also going to take a look at Risk of a Lifetime by Claudia Shelton.  Both look like fantastic books, promising to keep you on the edge of your seat on your way to HEA.


My first guest blog! How exciting! If you had told me six months ago that not only would I sell my first manuscript (to a rockin’ publisher!), but that my first release day would be absolutely amazing, and I’d be invited to post guest blogs, I’d have said you were crazy.

When I started this whole writing thing, I had big daydreams about becoming the next Nora Roberts or something, but it didn’t take long to realize that success like that is not the norm. Even though my first story came to me pretty easily, it’s everything that you have to do after you finish the book that can get you down. Submissions, rejections, getting your hopes up only to find out your baby isn’t as cute as you thought it was!

Then one day, you get an email that changes your life. Someone actually shares your love and enthusiasm for your story, and they want to share it with the rest of the world. Just like you do. I’ve gotta say, that’s a pretty great day. 🙂  And after a few months of editing, proofreading, cover art samples, and the million other details that go into preparation for publishing, you get to see your baby in its graduation cap and gown, ready to take on the world!

Everyone has a milestone or two that stays with them for a lifetime. For me, my very first release day was one of those milestones. I’ll never forget the thrill of seeing my book on my favorite websites, reading wonderful reviews, and the overall giddiness of achieving a goal.

Thank you for joining me on this journey! And if you’ve had a chance to read my debut novel, Her Desert Treasure, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. 🙂


Risk your heart with these new titles from Entangled Ignite…

HerDesertTreasure500By Larie Brannick

Tagline: Can their love save her life?


Inheriting her grandfather’s ranch is the perfect opportunity for Meg Reynolds to begin again. The land is her only chance to hold on to the last bit of family she had. But Jake Matthews has other plans. Despite the heat blazing between them, he’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants. When someone threatens Meg and seems willing to kill her for her land, Meg doesn’t know who she can trust. And when she’s kidnapped, Jake wonders if he’ll ever be able to let her know he cares more for her than the land that stands between them…

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Author Info:

Larie is a Colorado girl, born and bred. She and her husband live in a small mountain town where they are settling into life as empty-nesters. When she isn’t writing, reading or thinking about romance, she works for two busy orthopaedic surgeons.

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RiskOfALifetime500Risk of a Lifetime

by Claudia Shelton

Tagline: Can she survive his past?


Three years ago, Marcy Bradley let the man she loved go so he could follow his career dream of being an FBI agent. She sent divorce papers. He signed. She never filed them.

With a killer after them, Marcy and JB run for their lives, escaping to a lakeside cabin. Their love is rekindled, and JB realizes they’re still married, but will there be time for their passion amidst the explosions and gunshots?

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Author Info:

Award-winning author Claudia Shelton thought she wrote mainstream when she began writing, but before long, someone told her she sounded more like romance. Then those pesky alpha heroes and the women strong enough to love them, started running through her mind insisting she write their own happily-ever-after. Since then, she’s focused on HEA with a splash of suspense or intrigue, becoming a two-time finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier (Unpublished) awards for excellence in mystery and suspense. During her downtime from writing, you’ll find her sipping a cup of cocoa in winter’s chill or enjoying a drink by the water in summer’s heat–either way, she’s always enjoying life. Her novel RISK OF A LIFETIME releases April 2014.

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