Spotlight Wednesday with Mark Hartner, author of I, Mary

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Title: I, Mary

Author: Mike Hartner

Publisher: Eternity 4 Popsickle Publishing

Pages: 266

Genre: Historical Romance

Mary Crofter’s first trip on the water was just after her first birthday, when her parents came from her birthplace in Kilwa to Portsmouth. She’s been on several trips from Portsmouth to London and other places since. She loves the water and the water seems to love her. Can she survive on the water? Will people ever take seriously a GIRL as a sailor? Will she ever come off the water? If she does, will the lure of the ocean draw her back?

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  • I, Mary is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

About the Author

Mike Hartner

Mike Hartner was born in Miami in 1965. He’s traveled much of the continental United States. He has several years post secondary education, and experience teaching and tutoring young adults. Hartner has owned and run a computer firm for more than twenty-five years. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and child. They share the neighborhood and their son with his maternal grandparents.

His latest book is the historical romance, I, Mary.

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Author Sarah Hegger shares My Lady Faye

My Lady Faye

Title: My Lady Faye

Author: Sarah Hegger

Release Date: September 1, 2015

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Genre: Historical Romance

Format: Ebook/Paperback

The Lady

The fair Lady Faye has always played the role allotted her. Yet the marriage her family wanted only brought her years of abuse and heartache. Now, finally free of her tyrannical husband, she is able to live her own life for the first time. But someone from the past has returned. Someone she has never been able to forget.

The Warrior

After years of servitude as a warrior for King and Country, Gregory is now free to pursue his own path: to serve God by becoming a monk. The only thing stopping him is Faye. Gregory has loved Faye since the moment he saw her. But their love was not meant to be. How can he serve God when his heart longs for her? He can neither forsake God nor the woman he loves.

The Promise

When Faye’s son is kidnapped, Gregory answers her family’s call for help, only to find that even in the most dangerous of circumstances, neither can fight their forbidden attraction. An attraction that now burns brighter than ever before. And it is only a matter of time until it consumes them both.

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My Lady Faye is available for order at  

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About The Author

Sarah Hegger

Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble. Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother. She currently lives in Draper, Utah, with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.

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Author Karyn Gerrard shares Bold Seduction

Bold Seduction

Title: Bold Seduction

Author: Karyn Gerrard

Release Date: September 1, 2015

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Genre: Historical Romance

Format: Ebook/Paperback

An Intriguing Proposition

Passion. Seduction. Pleasure. These are the qualities of any courtesan worth her salt. As owner of The Starling Club, London’s most notorious house of ill-repute, Madame Philomena McGrattan has seen it all, heard it all, done it all. There is little that surprises her anymore, and even less that excites her. So when she is presented a chance at an irresistible seduction, she can’t help but rise to the challenge.

A Dangerous Game

Studiousness. Practicality. Discipline. Such are the attributes of a good scholar, and such are the principles Lord Spencer Hornsby has built his life around. Alone in the Welsh countryside, with only his wolfhounds for company, Spencer has thrown himself into his work. There is little time for the pleasures of society, not even to think of the joys of the fairer sex. But when an unexpected guest arrives at his isolated hunting lodge, Spencer cannot help but be baffled by the presence of this dangerously beautiful woman. And when he discovers the reason for her arrival, and the pleasures she promises, he cannot help but find himself irresistibly intrigued . . .

ORDER INFORMATION

Bold Seduction is available for order at  

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About the Author

Karyn Gerrard lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She whiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. A multi-published author with a few bestsellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write historical and contemporary romances. As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden. She has been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.

Find out more at karyngerrard.com.

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Double Book Review: A Very Good Life and April Snow by Lynn Steward

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A Very Good Life

Lynn Steward

3 Stars=Okay Page Turner

Dana McGarry has the life many women dream of in A Very Good Life by Lynn Steward. Dana is a successful public relations manager of a department store in New York but her joy is draining away. She gives a cheery face even though her life is the start of a train wreck. The job Dana loves is now demanding more than she is willing to give and her marriage is off balance. Dana is on a course of self-fulfillment and will soon have to make some hard decisions.

A Very Good Life is a story about the 70’s in New York and a woman trying to find herself. The author does a wonderful job displaying the main character’s strength and struggle to have a career, marriage and a social life. I also appreciated the author not allowing the love scenes to take over the story. I recommend A Very Good Life to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

 

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

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April Snow

Lynn Steward

3 Stars=Okay Page Turner

Dana McGarry is back in April Snow by Lynn Steward. Dana is now enjoying the single life. She has decided to take a much needed vacation and heads to London. While away Dana developments an ideal for a new boutique she is sure her department supervisor, Helen will love. When Dana returns to New York and shares her ideal, once again she is shot down.

As Dana tries to recover from the letdown, she meets Mark. Mark is charming and just what Dana needs. The two start dating and Mark helps her find a way around Helen the supervisor from hell. He also helps Dana get her boutique ideal in the hands of the right people. It seems everything is working out until an unexpected event occurs and Dana’s world is interrupted again.

April Snow is an interesting story about a women dealing with life in 70’s New York. Dana comes back from the first book stronger and more determined than before which makes readers fall in love with her character. I recommend April Snow to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley