All posts for the month May, 2012

New Contract, New Cover, & A Print Book!

Published May 27, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Life has been truly busy this past week and totally exciting!


I have new cover art for Love on the Rocks, releasing August 10th through Breathless Press. Mina Carter, the graphic artist, did a terrific job. She even found a picture of one of my favorite places, The Rocks at Hopewell Cape, a local tourist attraction, the spot where this story begins…and ends. Isn’t this a gorgeous cover?!!!




I am so excited to announce that Zakia and the Cowboy is now available in print! Yeehaw!!! My very first print book!!! How cool is that!

Zakia and the Cowboy won its silver star at ARe within 3 days of release. It went on to become a Featured Title there for 3 weeks! It gained a lot of recognition as Book of the Month for December at the TBR Pile review site and was up for Book of the Year. It had the most votes, but, all things considered, another book won. Thank you, my friends, for making this book so popular. Love you all!

Available at:

Bad Boy Blake sold to Ruby Lioness Press on proposal and is coming along nicely, as is Book 5 in my Thunder Creek Ranch series, Cameron’s Quest. Hope to submit both within the next couple of weeks.And to top off the week, I just signed three new contracts. My Hudson Ranch Trilogy was picked up by Ruby Lioness Press on proposal. Benjamin, Gabriel, and Nathan will be moving to Clearwater, WY, as part of the Clearwater series. I have some major writing to do in the next few months. 🙂

I’ve started booking my blog tours for five new releases coming out  June 15th, July 13th, August 10th, September 7th, and November 2nd. If you’re interested in hosting me on your blog, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you with the dates needed.

Until I see you again, happy writing and reading!

Review – Sinful Urges by Sonia Hightower

Published May 25, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Today I had the opportunity to download Sinful Urges free at Amazon. The blurb had me curious, so I opened it and started reading. Wow! I never realized a confessional could be so explicit.

Tara Chevrestt, writing as Sonia Hightower, packed a powerful punch in this tale of adultery and absolution. The characters were real. The anguish they were going through for their lustful thoughts was also very real. I was drawn into their world from the first page and couldn’t stop reading.

Ms. Chevrestt writes about real life issues. Adultery being one of many. It happens. This book shows the ramifications of sinning. How adultery, or thoughts of committing it, can have serious repercussions. I won’t reveal any spoilers here, but the surprise twist at the end had me in tears.

Thank you, Tara/Sonia,for such an interesting read. Well done!


Follow the confessions of Juan and Maria as they fall prey to lust at first sight. Can they stop themselves before it’s too late, or will they become victims of their own sinful urges?

A new neighbor sends Juan running to confession to rid himself of the lustful thoughts he experiences. Each confession becomes more erotic, more sinful than the last. Can Juan stop himself, or will he give in to the desire that threatens his very faith?

The man across the street causes Maria to question her own morals. When she seeks out a priest for confession, she weaves a tale of exotic kisses and stolen moments. How can Maria find sanctuary in her prayers when her body demands she finds solace in her neighbor’s arms?

Still available free at:

Next up for me is Afterburn.


Their love burns hot, but will it stay fueled?

Crystal is an enlisted mechanic with a tragic past. Grant is an officer and a pilot with a broken heart. When faced with a difficult decision, will Crystal choose wisely or lose the best thing that ever happened to her?

The love between them burns hot, but their relationship won’t stay fueled if they can’t beat the obstacles that stand in their way. Besides breaking the fraternization rules, Grant and Crystal have the difference of race between them…but can they prove to the rest of the world, and to each other, that love is color blind?

Afterburn is about overcoming one’s past, not judging others, learning to forgive, and what it’s like to be a woman in a “man’s world.”

Tara’s Author page at Amazon:



Meme Time: The Power of Four

Published May 22, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Meme Time: The Power of Four was created to start something fun in updating our blogs. It also gives our readers a chance to get to know us better. Here’s just a bit about me. I copy and pasted the list, put it my own answers, and now I shall tag four other people.

Four Places I have worked/Jobs I have had
Asurion Canada
Eastern Bakeries
Blue Cross of Atlantic Canada
Seaway Midwest
Four Places I Have Lived:
Salisbury, NB
Moncton, NB
Redcliff, AB
Mississauga, ON
Four Movies I Could Watch Again and Again:
Gone With the Wind
Dirty Dancing
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Four Television Shows I Watch (Don’t really watch that much TV)
Criminal Minds
The Mentalist
Four Authors I Enjoy:
Danielle Steel
Nora Roberts
John Grisham
Mary Higgins Clark
Four Places I Have Travelled To:
Banff National Park, AB
Calais, ME
Anne of Green Gables, PEI
Niagra Falls, ON
Four Websites I Visit Daily:
All Romance Ebooks
Four of My Favorite Foods:
Chicken Caesar Salad
Barbequed anything
Subway’s Breakfast Mega Wrap
Donair Pizza
Four Places I’d Rather Be:
A spa getting a total body makeover
Sunbathing on the deck of a cruise ship
On a sunny beach anywhere
In a cabin in the mountains, as long as it has internet. 🙂
Four People I Want to Tag:
Empi Baryeh
Ju Dimello
Alexandra O’Hurley
London Saint James
If you’ve been tagged, make your own list and link back to this post.  Have fun with it and happy Sunday.