Scavenger Hunt


Welcome to Roane Publishing’s 3rd anniversary celebration Scavenger Hunt!

Some of our authors and blogger team are taking part in the Scavenger Hunt, with goodies up for grabs at EVERY stop along the way! 
 
Enter in the Scavenger Hunt and you 
could win…
Each hunt participant has a letter(s) in their post – in order to enter for Roane Publishing’s GRAND PRIZE, you will need to gather all of the letters along the way, then unscramble them to find the secret message. 
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Don’t worry if you get lost or mixed up with the linky list. Simply hop back to the ROANE PUBLISHING BLOG POST by clicking on the link or either of the Hunt buttons where you can find the complete list of participants and links.
 
Already gathered the letters and know the message? Then check out the Rafflecopter below & enter for your chance to win!
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Also in celebration, Roane Publishing is offering a 25% SITE-WIDE sale! Simply use the Promo Code: 3YEARS at checkout time to get those savings!
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French Fries with a Side of Guys by Rebekah L. Purdy!

Cover Reveal: French Fries With A Side of Guys by Rebekah L. Purdy with Giveaway

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

French Fries With A Side of Guys
by Rebekah L. Purdy!

Be on the look out for this upcoming release from
Swoon Romance!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

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Payton Carter is one of six kids (all of which are named after famous football players), not to mention the only girl in the Carter household. With this much testosterone and no mother, it’s no wonder she’s absolutely clueless when it comes to makeup, dances, and talking to guys she’s crushing on. And now she’s about ready to start her freshman year of high school, which is nerve wrenching enough, but when she ends up running into her crush, Chance Montgomery, at her dad’s sports restaurant, she finds out that the quarterback for their rival team is moving to Aller Falls. This is nothing short of fate.

Payton realizes she has to find a way to impress Chance and get him to ask her out or at least know she’s interested in him—preferably without dropping a plateful of fries on his head, like she did last time. After taking her two oldest brothers’ advice, she decides to go out for the freshman football team, figuring that between practices and games she and her crush will surely be able to talk. And maybe talking will lead to something more permanent or at least to a first kiss. Only this plan backfires in ways she never imagined, when she beats Chance Montgomery out of the starting quarterback position. Now not only does she make him the laughing stock of the team, but also has to figure out how to avoid the snotty cheerleaders, a traitor best friend, not to mention winning games for her team. Too bad this is just the beginning of her freshman year.

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French Fries With A Side of Guys
by Rebekah L. Purdy
Publication Date: September 14, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance

 

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Rebekah L. Purde

 

Rebekah was born and raised in Michigan where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. She’s lived in Michigan most of her life other than the few years she spent in the U.S. Army. At which time she got a chance to experience Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, and California. Rebekah has a business degree from University of Phoenix and currently works full time for the court system. In her free time she writes YA stories, anything from YA Fantasy to YA Contemporary Romance. Rebekah also has a big family (6 kids) she likes to consider her family as the modern day Brady Bunch complete with crazy road trips and game nights. When not hiding at her computer, Rebekah enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games, traveling, and hanging out with her family and gazillion pets.

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Heat Wave Blog Hop

It’s a bit hot outside don’t ya think? Welcome to Simple Things Blog portion of the

Heat Wave Blog Hop!

Heat Wave Blog Hop
July 18th – 22nd

Roane Publishing’s Grand Prize:

Free feedback on a chapter AND a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

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Simple Things is so excited that i’m offering up one printed copy of Skydreamer. Here’s a little bit about it..

Excerpt:

“We won’t need another Travel Sphere,” he says. “I know a short cut. Everyone on board.” He reaches for Adania and she takes his hand, clutching her handkerchief tight to her chest with the other. Seriosu blue eyes watch his every move. “Need help getting in?”

Draven doesn’t wait for an answer. He picks her up and tosses her high in the air before catching her and placing her in the front seat. Her infectious giggle rings out like bells. He surprises me by spinning me around before sliding me down his  hard body. His kiss brushes my lips just as my feet touch the ground, then I’m in the air again and plopped down next to Adania with a resounding whoosh.

“Now,” he says, grinning, “this is the most important thing to remember.” He reaches over my shoulder to ruffle Adania’s hair. “Don’t fall out.”

Draven disappears toward the back. For a few moments, all is quiet. Then, the wagon lurches forward and my stomach drops to the souls of my feet.

“The ground is moving!” Adania screams. “We’re in the air!”
Above us is the smooth underbelly of a huge black dragon and all I can do is stare in awe. When Adania squeals to be set free, I realize that Isla is clutching her arm so tight, the delicate flesh is turning red. “Isla, ease up on your grip, Adania isn’t going anywhere.”

In truth, we’re packed so tightly into the narrow front seat, there is little fear of any of us moving so much as an inch. I lean over the side to absorb the never-ending view.

My gaze follows the long, winding river stretching across the mass of greenness, which is the Plains of Ovlur beneath us. While over our heads, directly above us, is my husband.

Flying.

I’m married to someone who can change his form with a single thought and can fly.

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Roane Publishing’s Grand Prize: Free feedback on a chapter AND a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Sheryl Winters GiveawaySo what am I giving away… A Roane Publishing Gift Certificate valued at 15.00!

How do we enter? Just leave me a comment about which Sheryl Winters character is your favorite and why?

And when you are done, pop on over and visit some of the other blogs.

 

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When worlds COLLIDE

Today, I have a special guest.

She’s someone I admire. She’s strong, fearless, caring and above all, she is the author of COLLIDE. One of the most exciting books i’ve read in a LONG time.

With every guest to this blog, I want something different. A little bit of the “YOU” inside the powerful writing machine! So when I asked for a Playlist, Melissa didn’t disappoint. And since I am re-reading (yes, it’s that good) Collide, I was doubly excited. Now I can match songs to scenes, I can just that little bit of something to the story i’m reading about.

Don’t forget to read scroll down a little further and read all about Collide By Melissa J. Cripin.

 

Melissa J. Crispin’s playlist for Collide
Just So You Know by Jesse McCartney
I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
Ever Dream by Nightwish
Fight Song by Rachel Platten
Starts with Goodbye by Carrie Underwood
Mad World by Michael Andrews (feat. Gary Jules)
Your Guardian Angel by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Bring Me to Life by Evanescence
It Will Rain by Bruno Mars
Lover Lay Down by Dave Matthews Band
Let Her Go by Passenger
This by Ed Sheeran
Everlong by the Foo Fighters
My Immortal by Evanescence
It’s an eclectic mix of genres, but I listen to all different music so that’s how it turned out. I also had Landslide by Fleetwood Mac in there, but cut it at the last minute because it seemed too depressing.

 

 

Kayla has a plan. She’s moving to the city after graduation and Luke’s coming with her. He’ll eventually become a doctor, she’ll be a ballerina—and they’ll live happily ever after. That is, until dark forces, led by a sister she never knew existed, start hunting her down for a power she never knew she had.

When Kayla starts working with a boy named Alec to learn how to defend herself and to stop the evil from eliminating the worlds, she finds herself falling for him. Hard. Torn between two loves and struggling to do what’s right for Earth and Afterlife, Kayla must decide if she’s fighting to keep her life together, or letting it go to save everyone else’s.

 

 

 

Kastil Eavenshade An Outlaw In Her Bed

With us today is Kastil Eavenshade!  Take a look at that cover, isn’t it a beauty?!  I hear tell she created it herself.So take a moment to read up about it and when your done, don’t forget to scroll down and check out a little bit about her writing process.

 

An Outlaw in her Bed
Release Date: March 21, 2016
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Keywords: Erotic, Romance, Western, Gunslinger, Old West, Bad Boy
An outlaw by trade, Travis Colburn refuses to be tied down by a woman. Life on the run leaves him no room for love, until a calico queen’s wicked lips tattoo his soul. Her searing kiss leads him on a path entwined with the devil himself, and nothing will stand in his way—not even cold lead from a gun.

When a bullet steals her husband’s life, Ella Gilby gets more than she bargained for from a tall, dark stranger. Death walks in his shadow and the temptation he offers swallows her whole. The more she denies the attraction, the more her desire for the deadly desperado draws her back in.

Heaven and debauchery collide, and the love sparked in a single night reignites as Ella

recaptures the man she lost long ago. Unless their shaded past tears their world in two.
 
 
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A $10 Roane Publishing Gift Card

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing’s marketing department.

 

 

 

Did you have a particular scene that inspired you to write this book
I’m a big fan of westerns. While I have a nice collection of older ones, two that I drew
inspiration from were Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven and 1993’s Tombstone. Val Kilmer just
kills it as Doc Holliday in Tombstone. One strong theme was explored in these movies—
redemption of some sort. William Munny in Unforgiven is portrayed as a man with a vicious past of criminal activities. “Killer of women and children” being one of them. I suspect, like most legends, it’s unfounded in any amount of truth. However, by reputation alone a person can do great things. Whether by good or bad deeds, something legendary can make a person pause. By using what whispered rumors had given him, he avenged not only the woman he’d been paid to help but his friend Ned who was tortured and killed in the process.
While he got paid, he took the job because what it entailed—justice for a woman who was
disfigured by a man. In Tombstone, three men with the Cowboys—McMasters, Texas Jack,
and Jack Johnston—join forces with Wyatt Earp after their gang targets women. While based
in history, this showed that morals did exist. Fun fact: an actor named Wyatt Earp is in the
movie and he’s related to the legend.
When I first wrote this story, I didn’t have any type of confrontation with guns except for
one particular scene. The Wild West, in fact, didn’t have that many shoot outs. In an age
where internet and phones didn’t exist, you could make yourself into some puffed up
gunslinger on swagger alone. Not to say that shooting didn’t happen but it had more to do
with protecting than to gain a reputation. However, in rewrites and such, I added a few
areas.
One thing you had to be in the west was strong to endure the environment, especially when railroads hadn’t laid any tracks down. Everything came by stagecoach or supply wagons and you hoped the guards on them did their job. I wanted Ellie, the female main character, to overcome many obstacles. Each time I sat down with this manuscript was an opportunity to let her shine through adversity. A strong female lead was important to me. Westerns are usually about men and rarely show that. Though I’ve seen a few good female characters, they’re always in the background. All in all, I had a blast writing this one and hope to write more historical westerns in the future