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Autumn Countdown Blitz – Day 6

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Donna Hatch is the author of the
best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The
Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. 
 
A hopeless romantic and
adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8
and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a
sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple
volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her
husband).
 
 A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific
Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there
really is a happily ever after.

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The last thing Hannah Palmer wants to
do is flirt with men in a crowded ballroom, but when her sister, the Countess
of Tarrington, throws a Masquerade Ball, Hannah can’t say no to the invitation. 
 
Taking comfort behind her disguise, she dances with a charming masked
gentleman, matching him wit for wit. When the glorious evening culminates in a
kiss, and the two remove their masks, Hannah is horrified to discover the man
she’s been flirting with all night is her most despised neighbor, the Duke of
Suttenberg. 
 
No matter how charming the duke was at the ball, and how wonderful
the kiss, he is the last man she could ever love.

 

 

 

Q & A With the Author:
When did you write your first
novel?
My first pathetic attempt was when I
was in 7th grade. It was basically fan fiction. Around that time, I attempted
screen plays too. I wrote my first novel that later became published (in
incarnation of it, at least) when I was in 9th grade.
What drove you to write/why did you
become an author?
I’ve always loved making up stories
and have been writing them down since 3rd grade. At the time I thought they
were epic but now I look back on them and want to put a sack over my head.
Fortunately, I never attempted to get them published—I just kept writing for
fun. Then one day, I attended a workshop at a local library where an author
spoke of her writing journey and had just published her first book. That really
awoke a dormant desire to see my stories in print.
How do you create your characters?
It’s different with each story.
Sometimes, they come to me fully formed and I just need to listen to them.
Other times, I have to work at it with personality types, backstory
development, and character interviews.
What is one thing you love about
Fall/Autumn?
I love so many things about autumn!
Cooler weather is high on my list which means fuzzy socks, sweaters, jackets,
and spending more time outdoors hiking, walking, or just sitting on the porch
swing. Also, I adore leaves turning all those gorgeous shades of red, gold, and
rust. Autumn means hot apple cider and all of those amazing smells of cinnamon,
nutmeg, apples, candles, and firelight. Plus, Fall means Halloween with all the
fun decorations as well as costumes. Yes, I love dressing up! But one of the
best parts of Fall is gathering with family at Thanksgiving. My grown children
can’t always come home for Christmas, so they often come home for “Thanks-mas”
where we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, then spend Friday decorating the
house for Christmas so we can celebrate Christmas on Saturday. Usually everyone
leaves on Sunday so they can return for jobs and college. We get in every
family tradition that we can during the time we have.
Who is the person or group of
people that most support you in your writing?
My sisters-in-law were always super
supportive and encouraging. Once I got published and brought home that first
royalty check, my husband got on board and stopped viewing it as a time-consuming
and expensive hobby, and started seeing it as a career—one that pays horribly,
but still offering a monetary payoff. Now, one of my nieces is my one of my
go-to proofreaders as well as one of my staunchest supporters. I also couldn’t
have done it without my local RWA group, my online Regency research group
the Beau Monde, and my local American Night Writers Association
chapters. Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to my awesome,
wonderful, amazing critique partners, beta readers, and proofreaders. They say
it takes a village to raise a child; it also takes a village to raise a book.
What is your favorite Halloween
Memory?
One of my favorites was when my third
child was about a year old. After a dinner of baked potato soup, I put the baby
in a stroller and followed around my older two children from house to house. My
seven-year-old son was a ninja, my six-year-old daughter was a fox with big,
fluffy tail, and the baby was a fuzzy bear complete with little bear pads on
his feet. I guess animals were popular in our family. I enjoyed chatting with
the neighbors, seeing everyone dressed up, and enjoying my neighbors’ reaction
to our costumes. The weather was perfect—cool enough that the costumes weren’t
too hot but not so cold that we needed to wear jackets over them. After
trick-or-treating and gathering enough candy to get a small country high on
sugar, we went home and drank hot apple cider and handed out candy. I’m not
sure why that stands out in my memory except that it epitomized the perfect
Halloween. 

 

 

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Historical Romance Date Published: August 2019 Publisher: The Wild Rose Press American Ellenor Jantz lives
Historical Romance Date Published: October 2018 Publisher: Xlibris The Quonset in Tutujan is the sequel
    My name is Robyn Echols. Zina Abbott is the pen I use for
 The Crawfords, Book 2  Historical Romance  Release Date: June 25, 2019 All she wanted was

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The Beekeeper’s Bullet Blitz

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Historical Romance
Date Published: August 2019
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
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American Ellenor Jantz lives in rural Germany in 1917, the Great War raging only a few miles from where she works as a beekeeper for a wealthy loyalist. When a British airman crashes behind enemy lines, Ellenor must choose between aiding him or handing him over to the German authorities, who have just moved a squadron of flying aces into the manor house where she is staying.
Injured pilot Alec Corbin-Dawes, Royal Flying Corps, finds himself at Ellenor’s mercy. Yet he is determined to make his way farther into Germany to rescue his sister within the next four days. How can he travel all those miles in time, now that his plane is downed, and still avoid capture behind enemy lines?
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Lance Hawvermale is an English professor and beekeeper from Texas.
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Quonset in Tutujan – Blitz

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Historical Romance
Date Published: October 2018
Publisher: Xlibris
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The Quonset in Tutujan is the sequel to A Mansion on the Moon, the story of transition through three wars — from a Spanish colony to an American territory before and after Japanese occupation in World War II — following the lives of three native Chamorro women, a teenager, her illegitimate daughter, and her granddaughter, and the men who loved them. For Vivian, the granddaughter, who falls for an American naval officer well above her station, the impossible becomes possible. Despite tremendous obstacles, he returns to Guam to search for and marry her. And to take to New York to meet his wealthy conservative family.
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A Mansion on the Moon: A Guam Love Story
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The lives of Amanda de Leon, her daughter Sylvia, and granddaughter Vivian unfold during the turbulent years in Guam between the Spanish-American War and World War II. Amanda falls for an American sailor who leaves her with child. Sylvia, the illegitimate half-breed, grows up in shame but finds love with Constantino Camacho. Their daughter Vivian vows not to make her grandmother’s mistake. Then Philip Averyenters her life. He isanavy lieutenant, handsomeand wealthy, like a storybook mansion, but as distant from Vivian’s racial and cultural reality as the moon. Despite their differences, Philip falls for Vivian, but tragedy and the war intervene.
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Catherine Sablan Gault worked as a reporter for a Guam newspaper then served as press secretary and communications director for a Guam governor, legislator, and Guam’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. She retired in 2008 and wrote her novels for the fun of it.
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 The Crawfords, Book 2  Historical Romance  Release Date: June 25, 2019 All she wanted was

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GSR Blitz – Diantha

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My name is Robyn Echols. Zina Abbott is the pen I use for my historical novels. I’m a member of Women Writing the West and Western Writers of America. I currently live with my husband in California’s central valley near the “Gateway to Yosemite.”I love to read, quilt, work with digital images on my photo editing program, and work on my own family history.

I am a blogger. In addition to my own blog, I blog for several group blogs including the Sweet Americana Sweethearts blog, which I started and administer.

 

The daughter of a
Georgia plantation owner, Diantha Ames was raised and educated to be a lady.
Surviving the Civil War as a child, her family, in a desperate, but ultimately
unsuccessful bid to save the property of both her father and her uncle,
arranges a marriage between her and her first cousin. Although not a love match,
she and Eugene were amiable. As information about her husband comes to light
after his death in the Gold King Mine disaster that took so many lives in
Wildcat Ridge, she is left with her husband’s hotel and postmaster position to
fill—and a lot of questions.
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former laundress gone, she hires Hilaina Dowd, whose family hails from the
mountains of Appalachia. Hilaina loyally stays with her mother who wishes to
live out her life in Wildcat Ridge and be buried next to her husband who died
in the mine disaster.
Henry “Hank”
Cauley is branded a failure after refusing to be part of his father’s Salt Lake
City brick-making business and then losing his stationary and book store
business. To bury him far away, his brother and conniving sister-on-law use
their political influence with the territorial Congressional representative to
award him the postmaster position in Wildcat Ridge. He arrives in town to take
over the position starting the first of September only to discover the
postmistress, Diantha, knows nothing about the change, and is not relieved she
no longer is obligated to fill this position originally awarded to her deceased
husband. Finding himself surrounded by those loyal to the soft-spoken, Southern
lady, is he destined to also be a failure in Wildcat Ridge?
Buckley “Buck”
Kramer, wrangler on the Grassy Fork Ranch in Colorado, has not been totally
satisfied with his lot ever since the trip he took to Wildcat Ridge earlier in
the summer with his boss and best friend now he sees the happiness of family
life the two men enjoy after they brought back wives. When two trail-worn young
brothers stumble onto the ranch looking for a meal and permanent jobs, but are
told with winter coming on there is only room for one, Buck insists on leaving
in order to keep the brothers together. Is Buck really dissatisfied with his
job on the ranch, or is this an excuse to return to Wildcat Ridge and the woman
he has not been able to get out of his mind?
  
Diantha, Book 14,
is a stand-alone novel. However, you might enjoy it best by reading all the
books in the series, The Widows of Wildcat Ridge. Also, my other book in the
series, Nissa, Book 3, was written to
be a duet with Diantha—a series
within a series. You might also enjoy reading Nissa if you have not already done so.

  
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Snippet:
“One of the men killed was the
postmaster. He wasn’t a miner, but he took part in the rescue attempt that
ended up claiming the lives of a lot of merchants and businessmen in town. With
enough people still there to justify a post office, and the position now open,
the government is looking for someone who is willing to move to such a remote
location to fill it. Since it is a small office without mail delivery every day
with only a minimal monthly salary, it means you would need to live frugally on
the income provided. I…” Louis glanced across the table at his wife. “We
thought it would be a good opportunity for you, since you do not seem to wish a
future in the brick business.”
          Hank
fought down the surge of excitement welling up within him. This position held
great possibilities. It would bring in a steady source of income—money over
which he had complete control—for a job that would leave him enough freedom to
pursue his own desired career. He could find a small retail space and once
again open his shop. He could use the leftover inventory he had crated up and
stacked in both his room and a back wall of a storeroom at the brickyard. If
the post office building was big enough, he could sell his inventory there.
Most importantly, he would have time to finish his novel he had almost
completed before he had been forced out of his shop and into a job working for
his brother. No, he would do that before he left.

 

          A
quick glance at the smirk of satisfaction on Della’s face told him she was the
mastermind behind him being offered a position far away from Salt Lake
City—completely disassociated from the business she wanted to eventually go to
her son, Louis Junior, rather than to Hank. For once, he felt grateful he had
not indulged in his usual hair-trigger tendency to act—often over-react—to a
situation. It would never do to let Della know he welcomed the prospect.
 

 

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Historical Romance Date Published: August 2019 Publisher: The Wild Rose Press American Ellenor Jantz lives
Historical Romance Date Published: October 2018 Publisher: Xlibris The Quonset in Tutujan is the sequel
 The Crawfords, Book 2  Historical Romance  Release Date: June 25, 2019 All she wanted was

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More Than a Rogue – Blitz

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 The Crawfords, Book 2
 Historical
Romance
 Release
Date:
June 25, 2019
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All
she wanted was a kiss…
What
she got, was fiery passion…
Emily
Howard knows she is destined to be a spinster. She has accepted this fate, but
that doesn’t stop her from wanting to experience kissing. What she doesn’t
expect, is for Griffin Crawford, the handsomest man in the world, to do the
honors. Or for all her female relations to discover her in his embrace.
Naturally, marriage is instantly mentioned, but since Emily knows this is not
what Griffin wants, she tries to escape him, her family and the ensuing
scandal.
When
Emily flees the Camberly ball in the wake of their kiss, Griffin goes in
pursuit. He will not allow his sister-in-law’s determined friend to risk her
safety for any reason. And risk it she will if she means to return to her
countryside home by herself. But the longer he remains in her company, the more
he is tempted to kiss her again. If only he could risk falling in love and
remain in England forever.
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No
Ordinary Duke
The
Crawfords, Book 1
Release
Date: August 2018
He’s
everything she’s trying to avoid…But somehow precisely what she needs…
Caleb
Crawford doesn’t want to be a duke. He’d much rather build houses for a living.
So when fate disrupts his peaceful life and burdens him with the
responsibilities of a newly inherited title, he does what any sensible man
would do by fleeing London, disguising himself as a laborer, and seeking refuge
with three young spinsters who need his help with a leaky roof.
Ruined
by a marquess who promised her the world, Mary Clemens has sworn to avoid
marriage forever. Instead, she intends to live out her days with her friends
and the orphaned children they’ve taken into their care. But when Mr. Crawford
comes knocking, Mary finds herself in real danger of risking heartbreak all
over again. Especially when she discovers that he’s not at all what he seems.
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the Author

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Born
in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful
places all around the world and has lived in five different countries on three
different continents.
She
has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from
Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to
the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different
dresses.
While
living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.
When
she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time
with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and,
of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.
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Lady Abigail’s Perfect Match The Townsbridges Series by Sophie Barnes Publication Date: October 29, 2019
Once Upon a Christmas Rogue Anthology by Heather Snow, Sophie Barnes, Tammy Andresen, Collette Cameron,
The Forgotten Duke Diamonds in the Rough by Sophie Barnes Publication Date: January 28, 2020
More Than a Rogue The Crawfords Series by Sophie Barnes Publication Date: June 25, 2019

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