Coffee With & Giveaway: Authors Jeanne Adams, Morgan Brice, Caren Crane and Nancy Northcott

Coffee With & Giveaway: Authors Jeanne Adams, Morgan Brice, Caren Crane and Nancy Northcott

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Rae: Thank you so much for joining me here at the blog. Before we start please grab a cuppa and fill it up. I’m having a cinnamon coconut almond milk latte.
What’s in your mug?

Jeanne: My usual – a grande mocha latte with extra whipped cream! (I love whipped cream)
Morgan/Gail: Coffee with cream and sweetener. I do own a latte machine, and I frequently play barista for hubby and me.
Caren: Coffee with heavy cream and coconut oil. My favorite!
Nancy: Cafe latte with a caramel shot.

Rae: With Covid impacting all of us I’m thrilled to have you all together. Don’t worry readers, we’re all socially distant, masked, and plenty of holiday scented hand sanitizer to go around.

Jeanne: I know we’re all happy to be here, talking about Trick or Treat at Caynham Castle during this fabulous spooky season.

Rae: Trick or Treat at Caynahm Castle brings us ghosts and romance, a fabulous location and another collaborative anthology dear authors. What was it like working together on this spooky edition?

Jeanne: After last year’s Christmas at Caynham Castle, we’d had so much fun with the English castle on the Welsh Marches we decided to return to Caynham Castle and Halloween was such a fun holiday, we decided to run with that.
Morgan/Gail: Lots of fun! We had such a good time doing the Christmas collection we decided that we needed to do another book, and now that we’ve done Trick or Treat, we’re looking ahead to a New Year’s edition!

Rae: How did you get in the mood while crafting your stories? Did you bake favorite treats? Listen to specific music? Drink themed beverages? Or, did you go all out and decorate your house to set the mood?

Jeanne: For me, I put on iHeart Radio’s Halloween radio. I didn’t bake, but I must confess I bought Halloween candy! (Caramels, omgosh, the caramels…) I didn’t drink themed beverages, but I considered buying some cider. As for decorating the house…you know me, Rae, it’s Halloween Town at my house from October 1 on!
Morgan/Gail: I’m always in the mood for Halloween! This time I knew my way around the castle, and the characters are ones I’ve written before, so the fun was putting them into a new location and creating some old connections for them.
Caren: Once I lit my “Stay Out Of the Forest” scented candle, which smells like pine. I suppose that could be considered inspirational.
Nancy: I drank tea, that perennial British favorite.

Rae: What can readers expect in this Anthology?

Jeanne: Readers can expect my usual paranormal suspense thrills and chills! The Christmas at Caynham Castle story, The Ghost of Christmas Past was a ghost story (Obviously! Ha!) and my story in Trick or Treat at Caynham Castle extends the discovery of a hidden passage and a secret room from Christmas of 2019 into Halloween 2020! The hero, a photographer, and the heroine, and archaeologist, team up to uncover the secrets in the secret room…but there’s magic and murder afoot! Can they solve it before Halloween?
Morgan/Gail: Readers can expect to return to the familiar people and places of the Christmas collection, but with some new faces, new relationships, and a bit more spooky stuff!
Caren: A combination of some spooky paranormal, some legends and a bit of thrilling action.
Nancy: Spies with a second chance at love, action-adventure, and international intrigue.

Rae: While crafting your stories did you chat often or just once to kick off the story and then race to the finish?

Jeanne: A mixture of both, I guess. I frequently chatted with or emailed Caren, Nancy and Gail just to be sure we weren’t overlapping stories or having characters in the same place at the same time. The collaboration in these anthologies has been one of the most fun aspects!
Morgan/Gail: Ha! We burned up the internet comparing notes, asking questions, and checking details.
Caren: We asked some questions to clarify a few things about the setting, but mostly worked on our own. Gail finished long before the rest of us, so she got to set the stage for the Halloween ball!
Nancy: We checked details with each other by email to be sure we were consistent, but we didn’t confer a lot.

Rae: Is this the end for your beloved characters or will they return in the next Caynham holiday Anthology?

Jeanne: Oh, they’ll be back! We’re already discussing which holiday to do next!
Morgan/Gail: We’re planning a New Year’s Eve edition for 2022…..
Caren: The characters in Murky Waters will definitely show up again. The story involves the characters from my Christmas story set at Caynham Castle, so I don’t imagine any of my characters will go into hiding!
Nancy: This story wraps things up for Dana and Blaine. The next visit to Caynham Castle will involve a different couple.

Rae: As with all chats in the cafe, it wouldn’t be complete without a few tasty tidbits. Thank you so much for hanging out and I can’t wait to chat again!

Jeanne: How fun! Gotta love some tidbits! I look forward to reading them!

Rae: Thank you Jeanne. Readers stay tuned. Over the next few days these fabulous Authors will share those tidbits.

Be sure to check back soon.

 

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ONE winner will be randomly selected to receive an/e-copy from Amazon of Trick or Treat at Caynham Castle.

To enter, answer the following question below by commenting on the blog.

 

What is your least favorite candy and what to you is the spookiest sound that gives you shivers?

Contest runs 10/30/20 – 11/02/20 at 11:59 PM

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Coffee with Author M. Spencer

Coffee with Author M. Spencer

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MS: Thank you for hosting us! Your drink sounds heavenly! I’m among the dullest people in this regard. My morning beverage is usually water, though if there’s one nearby, I’ll grab an iced coffee from Dunkin’. My go-to evening drink is a cold beer. My husband bought this excellent sour beer from RAR Brewing called Stunts. When that runs out, I’ll go back to my stash of Seaquench from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.

Rae: Congratulations on your recent release of Lease on Love in the Anthology Love Gone Viral. I love that all the proceeds from the sale will be donated to World Central Kitchen and Feeding America. Romance fiction is so powerful and the community is so giving. I can’t wait to hear how much you all raise.Love Gone Viral v2 04 200x300 Coffee with Author M. Spencer

MS: Thank you! When Meg announced the project and its mission during a book club meeting she and I participate in, I jumped at the chance. It is shameful that anyone goes without food at any time and it is especially egregious that anyone goes hungry during a pandemic. If nothing else, I hope this collection brightens someone’s day. We, as readers and writers, must not forget that romance as an art form is a statement of hope and hope is revolutionary.pattern 4 elements 0006 Layer 4 copy 269x300 Coffee with Author M. Spencer

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1. What is your must read book and why? That answer never stays the same for me. The book I currently can’t stop shouting about for everyone to read is Sarah Kendzior’s Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America. For your romance fix, I recently finished Joanna Shupe’s The Devil of Downtown and thoroughly enjoyed it.

2. If I visit your hometown, where am I going and what’s the best place to grab a bite? You’ll be heading to Fredericksburg, Virginia and if you want quality soft-serve ice cream, make your way to Carl’s Ice Cream.

3. What is one thing readers would be surprised to know about you? I’ve been writing erotica under a pseudonym since early 2016 and regardless of what I’m writing at the time, I turn to my playlist of religious choral music. Some of my best work has been produced while an all-male Russian Orthodox choir sings hymns on a low volume.

4. What is your guilty pleasure? This is gross, but I can’t get enough of dermatology procedures. I followed Dr. Pimple Popper before she got her show on TLC and am a frequent lurker on the r/popping subreddit.

5. What are you afraid of? Authoritarian creep, spiders, and needles

6. Tats or No Tats? If tats, how many and what did you choose for your first one? No tattoos for me. When I say I’m afraid of needles, I mean I’m one of those people who needs to lie down while getting bloodwork. In the aforementioned pimple popping videos, I either  turn away or fast forward through the local anesthesia.

7. Binge watcher or weekly viewer? Which show(s)? It depends. I binge-watched the first two episodes of HBO’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and am incredulous that I have to wait for the next one. During the lockdown, my husband got me on to Top Chef and I have been devouring that, making commentary on the dishes, which I have no business doing since I am a terrible cook.

8. If you could pick a book you’ve read and make it into a movie, which book would it be (besides yours 🙂 )?  I have to alter the question a little to answer this accurately. If someone from Hulu’s Harlots could get a hold of Sarah Maclean’s The Bareknuckle Bastards series and delve deeper into her depiction of Covent Garden, I’d be delighted. I’m an absolute glutton for the antics between Devil, Beast, and Grace.

9. What is the one thing you can’t live without? Forgive the saccharine answer, but I’ve come to rely on my husband for more than I should. He’s the first person to read my work. There are, of course, numerous qualities on which I could wax poetic, but I’ll spare everyone.

10. What’s the one career gives you the shudders? Coroner or medical examiner

11. If I opened up your handbag/bag/briefcase, what item would I be shocked to see? There’s an unused Starbucks gift card in there.

12. What app on your phone/ipad gets the most use? Twitter, for sure.

Rae: Thank you for hanging out today.

MS: Thank you so much for having me!

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M Spencer is a little too excited that SCOTUS oral arguments are now available for livestream, especially since she’s not a lawyer. A bona fide bibliophile, she hides her piles of romance paperbacks in tote bags because her bookshelves are already stuffed with other titles. Her hobbies include wearing red lipstick, studying French and Russian decorative art, and replaying the Assassin’s Creed games. She is eternally grateful that she can count on the hero of her own romance to read her first drafts and point out any plot holes. She writes erotica under a pseudonym and dwells in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

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Trust Fund Fiancé by Naima Simone

Trust Fund Fiancé by Naima Simone

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In this Texas Cattleman’s Club: Rags to Riches Book 4 one will defy the odds and the other will test every limit possible. Who will resist and who will not stop until they have everything they want? Both know from family obligations and expectations. A life where others think they know best doesn’t always equate to love. Let’s not forget family scandal, secrets, and a whole lot more!

Are you ready to find out who will overcome their past, defying the odds and find a happy-ever-after? Don’t forget all the heat, sizzle and desire you need for a bookcation this weekend. Ezekiel “Zeke” Holloway and Reagan Sinclair are ready to share their story with you, all you have to do is one-click now. %name Trust Fund Fiancé by Naima Simone

 

4 Scorchin Larger Image Final 300x300 Trust Fund Fiancé by Naima SimoneWhen you’re done be sure to check out Naima’s extensive backlist with heroes and heroines who are looking for love and discovering themselves along the way. Caution, this scorchin hot read may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C.

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Can’t Help Falling In Love by Samantha Chase

Can’t Help Falling In Love by Samantha Chase

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Samantha Chase is taking you back to Magnolia Sound with the release of CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE. If you love single dads and small town romances, make sure to get your copy today!

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One heart isn’t ready to plant roots, the other is anchored in the harbor. Can Hunter and VIolet find the courage to love and trust?
Both have been hurt and it will take a leap of faith to find a love that lasts forever.

If they can raise the anchor and set sail together home is truly where the one you can’t live without is.

If you’re in the mood for a sinfully sweet, hotter than sweet with bedroom romance that tingles in all the right places, and a dash of spice to satisfy that slightly spicy craving this is the perfect bookcation.

I received an ARC from Inkslinger PR for a fair and honset review.

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Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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Test Drive by Samantha Chase

Test Drive by Samantha Chase

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New York Times bestselling author Samantha Chase is back to take you on more crazy road trip! Grab your copy of TEST DRIVE today and see what happens when two people who are just pretending to be in a relationship forget that it’s all supposed to be fake!

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A fake boyfriend, a hip grandma, and a party that will leave Willow wondering if perhaps she underestimated her “relationship” with Levi Sullivan.

It’s time to hop in the car and take a trip with Levi and Willow. With Samantha Chase behind the wheel you can expect to find a lot of surprises, adventure and sinfully sweet romance. This hotter than sweet with bedroom romance that tingles in all the right places, and a dash of spice to satisfy that slightly spicy craving.

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“I must say, Willow. Well done.”

It was really hard to relax in the massaging chair while getting the world’s greatest foot rub when all your grandmother wanted to do was talk about sex.

The car ride over had been hell.

The only silver lining was that her mother had opted out of getting pedicures–she thought the salons were too unsanitary.

I wish I had thought of that…

“Gammy, please…”

“All I’m saying is I…” She paused and seemed to consider her words. Reaching over, she held one of Willow’s hands. “Now, don’t be upset with me, but…”

“But…?”

“But I was beginning to think you made him up.”

Eyes wide, Willow had no idea what to say. Her mouth seemed like it was moving, but no words came out.

“You were always so vague on the phone whenever we talked about Levi, and at first, I thought you were just being shy. Then I thought you didn’t want to share because the relationship was new and you didn’t want to jinx it.” She sighed. “But after a while, I thought he was a figment of your imagination, and honestly, I didn’t want to embarrass you by calling you out on it.”

Maybe I can go for a bikini wax and get away from this.

“When the two of you pulled into my driveway though, hoo-wee! I got a glimpse of Levi and thought, what a lucky girl you are!”

Seriously, hot wax all over my crotch would be less painful…

“And his hands! Oh, my…he has the kind of large hands that you know can make you tingle in all the right places!” She shook Willow’s hand excitedly. “Is he a good kisser?”

“Gams, I’m really not comfortable talking about this with you. Or anyone, really. What Levi and I have is…private.”

“Sweetie, there’s nothing wrong with sharing just a little bit. It’s all harmless fun. I mean, I’m 75 years old. It’s not like I haven’t been where you are. I mean, your grandfather–God rest his soul–was a wonderful husband and a fantastic lover…”

“OH MY GOD!” her hands flew over her ears.

“Sex is a healthy part of life! I’m not asking for specifics, just a general idea. Although, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish for you to have a fantastic sex life too. You’re young and pretty and have such a curvy little body! Honestly, I wish my boobs were still…”

Lalalalala!” Willow cried out as she stuck her fingers in her ears.

Gammy swatted at her arm. “I never would have pegged you for a prude, Willow. I have to say, I’m a little disappointed.” And with a dramatic sigh, she turned her attention to the nail attendant who was massaging her feet. “That feels wonderful. Thank you.”

They sat in silence for several minutes until Willow couldn’t take it anymore. “Okay, Gam, here’s the thing,” she began carefully. “I’m just not used to…you know…talking sex with anyone other than my friends. My mother never talks about it…”

“Your mother’s too uptight.”

No argument there…

“You know what I’m saying. We never did this before and…”

“You never brought a sexy boyfriend here before.”

“We never did this before,” she repeated for emphasis. “And I’m not comfortable this.”

“Would it help if I told you a little about my sex life?”

Oh, dear God…

“Remember the night I beat you at Words With Friends and I mentioned I was going out with Donald?”

“If I say no, can we change the subject?”

“No.”

“What if I say yes? Then can we change the subject?”

“I’m ignoring you and telling my story,” Gammy said stubbornly. “Now, I wouldn’t say that Donald is my steady beau, but we do out together once a week, and he has been known to spend the night.”

Groaning, Willow turned her head and rested it on her hand.

Again.

“Viagra is a game-changer, let me tell you.”

“I really wish you wouldn’t.”

“But I really miss the spontaneity, you know? Sometimes it would be nice to just be able to…you know…do it whenever we wanted rather than waiting those pesky thirty minutes.”

Another groan.

“One time, Donald took two pills instead of one!” She laughed joyously. “Now that was a memorable night!”

“Levi’s an amazing kisser! And his hands are a little rough and scratchy, and I love the way they feel against my skin! And the sex is the stuff of fantasies!” Willow blurted out loudly and then noticed the entire nail salon had gone quiet.

Dammit.

Gammy gave her a knowing grin. “I knew I’d wear you down.”

“Gammy…” she whined.

“The stuff of fantasies, huh? Bravo!”

“Yup. Fantasies.”

Mainly because that’s the only point of reference I have where sex with Levi is concerned…

“I’ll say it again, Willow. Well done. I think he is absolutely perfect for you.”

 

 

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About SAMANTHA CHASE

Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson

Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson

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As you delve into this fabulous and fun read you’ll soon find the desire to either grab your current fiber project, or run to your local yarn shop and find a new one. The urge to feel the yarn in your hands as they wrap around your needles made me love this story even more. It’s not often you find a knitting story that delivers in spades. Your heart will squeeze with every page turned and every stitch cast.

I was consumed with this story from start to finish. An indie store, a local favorite run by a beloved member of the community will bring so many together to discover purpose, love, and laughter. Kerry and Jesse are relatable, loveable, and perfect for each other. When these childhood friends find themselves in a tight space they will soon be faced with a choice to take a leap of faith. Secrets can consume, will they find a way to trust and resolve everything before it’s too late?

With every turn of the page my fingers welcomed the heat from the story, the skilled words that flowed effortlessly from chapter to chapter. Anyone can knit – it’s relaxing, fun, and sexy. Grab a scan of yarn, a pair of needles and discover a new world. Defy norms and see why this is the perfect craft to pick up now.

Kwana delivered a novel about family, the power of faith, the ability to achieve greatness and defy gender norms, and above all, what it means to follow your heart. These characters pull you in tight with each and every stitch. I’d love to see this as a movie and would love to know who you think would be the perfect cast.

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