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Happy Birthday to Me!

Published October 5, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Today is my third birthday as a published author and I’m sitting here wondering what to write about. LOL Now, that’s not exactly true.

Now Available in Print!!!

Now Available in Print!!!

I want to thank you…my readers, my fans. In three short years I’ve released 23 titles. Your feedback has kept me going and I love that I can entertain you with my stories of romance and suspense. I can remember my debut release, Zakia and the Cowboy, Book 1 in my Thunder Creek Ranch series, and how you catapulted it to

bestseller status in just two days. I was thrilled with the reviews and the comments I received from you. I’m now working on Book 7  in the series and if someone had told me three years ago that the series would still be ongoing today, I don’t think I would’ve believed it. 🙂 I love the Manning family and the bonds they’ve formed. They look out for each other and that’s how family should be.

Other books in this series:

The Inheritance

My Hudson Ranch family is different in that it features three brothers facing insurmountable odds to receive their inheritance. The first book, The Inheritance, is a short lead-in to the series. I’m pleased to note that my sister, Sharon Wilson-Dupuis, drew these four gorgeous covers. The detail she puts into her work is amazing.

 

 And of course, I have single titles (Including Christmas titles) available. 🙂 Please feel free to visit my website and browse through the titles. There are blurbs, excerpts, and reviews listed there as well as purchase links.

Or visit my Author Page on Amazon. An easy link to all my books.

So, once again I thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

Book of the Year Contest!!!

Published January 9, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Blessed Homecoming

I am so happy to announce that Blessed Homecoming, my one and only inspirational romantic suspense, is up for Book of the Month at the TBR Pile, a major review site. If it remains in the top three, it goes on for Book of the Year. I loved this story and hope you did too. Today is the last chance to vote on Round One. Please take a moment and vote. http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/

Blessed Homecoming became a bestseller on ARe and Bookstrand on release and has received several favorable reviews. 🙂

Blurb:

The hometown girl and the handyman both carry emotional baggage. Are they destined to remain friends, or is there room in their hearts for more?
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Wendy Danforth is preparing to be a single mom, her ex-husband in jail for spousal abuse.  She returns home to Riverton, New Brunswick, only to be caught off guard by the handyman in residence. Attraction hits, swift and piercing, but she quells her unruly emotions. With one bad relationship behind her, she’s in no hurry to get involved in another. Besides, at almost nine months pregnant, she wasn’t exactly looking her best.

Jake Roberts, hired to renovate the Danforths’ house, took one look at his employer’s daughter and wanted to run far and fast. He hadn’t been around a pregnant woman in three long years, not since his wife and unborn son died in an auto accident.  But when her ex-husband escapes custody, he steps up to protect Wendy and her unborn child.

Reviews:

The TBR Pile, Rating: 5 stars – A Must Read. 04/20/2013 Reviewer: Amanda
Wendy Danforth is a very pregnant, newly divorced woman when she steps off the bus in her hometown to return to her parents’ home. Her past threatens both her emotional well-being and her life, but she is immediately attracted to her parents’ new handyman, Jake Roberts, a drifter with an emotionally fraught past of his own. Both Wendy and Jake fight the instant attraction between them regardless of the elder Danforths’ matchmaking attempts, but as Wendy’s ex continues to threaten, events conspire to drive them together.

I found both Wendy and Jake to be realistic, likable characters with real problems and a discernible development of their relationship. The instant attraction was not insta-love, which I appreciated in this story. It definitely made their push and pull believable. I also liked watching both of their pasts come out and be dealt with, together and separately. Rather than a “love cures all” type story, this one seemed a lot more like love encouraged each one to grow and heal. I especially liked the time where Wendy’s baby was born and what all precipitated from it. The suspense plotline also wrapped up satisfyingly.

This is the second novel by Lorraine Nelson that I have read, and I think her writing is well-done and she tells a masterfully crafted romance.

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Tara Chevrestt, July 13th, 2012 5 Stars

I’m not big on Christian Fiction. My blog followers will know that. However, when this manuscript hit my inbox, I saw a real good story. Even if you don’t go for God this or God that, there’s strong theme of forgiveness and letting go of your demons… because if you can’t let go of the past, how can you move on into the future?

Wendy is pregnant and alone. Her husband is in jail after beating her. She heads home to her parents to recuperate and give birth. She never wants to love again. That leads to a world of hurt.

Jake is the handyman just going house to house to escape his own past. He doesn’t want to be around a pregnant woman who reminds him of all he’s lost…but there’s something about Wendy, and there’s something about the Danforth family. Slowly his faith in people is restored.

Love blooms. But we all know that past comes back to haunt us and it does for these two. Wendy must escape her ex husband again, and Jake needs to forgive someone himself.

A sweet, clean read that explores love, learning to trust again, forgiveness, and the close bonds of family.
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Stacey Jo Siferd‘s review, 5 Stars, as posted on Goodreads and Night Owl Reviews, Jul 13, 2012

Blessed Homecoming by Lorraine Nelson is the ‘first’ of a few great things. Released July 13, 2012 by Breathless Press, this book is the first inspirational romantic suspense by Lorraine Nelson. It is also the first release in the new line ‘Blessings’ by Breathless Press. Blessed Homecoming also happens to be the very first inspirational based romantic suspense book I have ever had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. I am, as always, ecstatic to read and review another phenomenal book by Lorraine.

Honestly, I could go on forever, shouting accolades and praise for Lorrain’s talents! Every time I pick up one of her stories, I know without even reading the blurb…the book will be wonderful. She has the ability to weave tales that make you fall in love with her characters and her writing. Her stories are like that cozy nook you curl up in to read and relax, made for you and always warm and welcoming. I’ve often found myself thinking I’d been reading the words of a friend, telling me stories of her family and herself. Realistic tidbits, almost as if they are part of her history with a twist here and there. I always enjoy virtually travelling to Canada with Lorraine. Who could ask for a better companion?

Yes, this story of Wendy Danforth and Jake Roberts touches on and mentions God and faith. Both of which seem to be in short supply around the world as of late. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an expert on religion or God and I am not the first person anyone would ask about either of those subjects. But, I do have my own views on faith and what it means to me. That should count for something, right? For now, let me tell you about this wonderful book.

Blessed Homecoming is a clean, sweet, non-violent, wholesome story that as Lorraine Nelson says; “This is a book that mothers can share with their daughters and women can share with family and friends without worrying about content.” I agree. Lorraine has combined a heartfelt story with just enough romantic suspense to keep even the ‘anti-faith/religion’ readers interested and loving it. Honestly, it was different from what I normally read and it was a welcome, refreshing change. This book gave a sometimes pessimist like me, a few moments of pause and reflection on my own outlook. Isn’t that what a great book should do?

I LOVED these new characters Lorraine introduced us to. Their inner and outer turmoil were realistic and believable. Immediately, I was hooked into the drama of this family. Their individuality and their voices were strong and made this normally smut-loving reader feel completely welcome in the Danforth story. The Danforth’s love for their daughter was inspirational and even made me a bit jealous. Who doesn’t want to have parents that love them unconditionally and always welcome them with open arms? Wendy’s family was picture-perfect. Jake Roberts was a man any woman would dream of falling in love with and his inner demons make him completely irresistible (in my opinion). The villain of this story resembled the many real-life, everyday villains many women have had the unfortunate opportunity to have cross their path. I’d love to hear more from all of them. The plot, characters, editing were all beautifully executed. All in all, it was a ‘blessing’ for me to read this book. Stories like this make my job a lot easier.

Let’s talk about what I feel is the main idea of this story: Faith
**Faith is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as follows;
1. a.): An allegiance to a duty or person.
b.) (1): fidelity to one’s promises (2.): sincerity of intentions
2. a.) (1): belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2.): belief in
the traditional doctrines of religion
b.) (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof
(2): complete trust
3.: something that is believed especially with strong conviction

For everyone, faith means something different. It’s an individual opinion, belief and way of life. Some people only believe in the things they can see. Others believe with their whole hearts in the unseen. There are those who have no faith in anything or anyone. There is no right or wrong when it comes to faith, you simply have it or you don’t.

Blessed Homecoming pointed to faith in God quite often and everyone will notice that. But what I found to be the most inspirational were the inferences to the characters having faith in themselves. When these characters realized they could trust not only each other, but also themselves, they were able to embrace life with hearts full of happiness. Shouldn’t we all have that feeling? Honestly, I believe we all should trust ourselves and have faith in our own worthiness and abilities. Once you have that, it makes the rest a lot easier. You’re able to find all of the wonderful things in life whether they are sent by God (if you believe) or simply because you deserve them. To me, having faith in general is one of the most amazing gifts you can give yourself and the world.

If you need an uplifting, amazingly ‘real’ story with no fluff to brighten your day and inspire you…Blessed Homecoming is a must read for you.

I hope you agree that Blessed Homecoming is worth your vote. 🙂

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A new Christmas release by Lisa A. Adams

Published December 13, 2013 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

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Lisa Adams has been a friend of mine for some time now. I’ve watched her grow into a mighty fine author, as evidenced by her latest release, Saving Holiday. I was fortunate enough to receive a copy to review, and I couldn’t read it fast enough. Here’s my review:

Jackson Duggan portrays the type of man we’d all like to meet–handsome, intelligent, caring, protective, and ohhh so sexy–but  he’s carrying an old love deep in his heart and won’t let go.

Holiday (Holly) Thomas is a survivor. Badly abused in a previous relationship, she’s not anxious to enter another. Then in walks Jackson and her heart pumps into overdrive. But Holly isn’t in to being second best and walks away. When trouble ensues, Jackson’s there, ready to protect. But will he arrive in time?

A 5 Star read for sure!

Here’s the blurb:

Through a tortured past, Officer Jackson Duggan has learned a thing or two about saving lives. But can he overcome the tragedies of his past to save his very own “Holiday” present?

Holiday “Holly” Thomas has never lived down her name or the mistakes she’s made in her past. Desperate to run, she moves to Barbeque Creek to open up a new quilt shop and begin a new life.

When Officer Jackson Duggan entered Sew Amazing looking for the perfect present for his mother, he never thought he would find a gift waiting just for him. But, Jackson’s not ready to move on from a love he shared in the past.

With Holly sprinting toward her future and Jackson clinging to the past, will the pair stop long enough to enjoy the present? Or will a threat neither of them saw coming ruin the opportunity before they even get a chance?

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And now for a few words from Lisa… 

Looking at my ever-expanding waist line over the holiday season actually gave me some inspiration. Most people look at their curves and wish to be skinnier. When I was a teacher, I had a mantra that I would repeat to my 6th graders in hopes that they would pick up on some of my good vibes. If you were to ask them today to describe me, they would say one of two things: She was the craziest and most fun teacher I’ve ever had, or she was fat and happy. Yep, I said it. I’m fat and happy. I have no qualms with it either, simply because I LOVE the taste of food. (I blame it on being a Taurus.)

So what better way to celebrate my holiday release then sharing with you…

My Top 5 Holiday Treats!

# 5 – Sugar cookies – It doesn’t matter the brand, or if they were homemade or store bought. Sugar cookies will forever be on the list. Probably the simplest recipe ever for cookies, and easy to digest a dozen (or two J)

#4 – Brownies – Duncan Heinz please and I like mine fudgy not cakey. So hold the extra egg.

#3 – Apple Spice Bars – A fantastic Apple Spice cake type bar that has a myriad of spices, raisins, and pecans. Topped with a light coating of powdered sugar and, oh my, yum! The recipe that we still use today is from McCall’s Cook Book ©1963 1st edition. It was my grandmother’s and is VERY well used. Apple Spice Bars are featured on page 189. (Yes, I remember the page number by heart, though I don’t need the recipe anymore. It makes me feel good to pull it out every year and have it with me while baking these.)

#2 – Poppy Seed Rolls – These are very similar to an apple roll, but instead of apples and cinnamon, you would use a poppy seed paste. It used to be sold in Winn Dixie’s here in the south, but since they went bust, I have to rely on my yearly trips up north to find them in the SlavicVillage market in Ohio. And this explanation will help lead me to my #1 all time favorite.

#1 – Golden Kolacky – Ok. Let me continue explaining. I have a Polish background. My father was full-blooded and came to the states when he was 15. I was the first on his side of the family ever born in the states. We held tight to quite a few of our Polish customs, and this little gem is a testament to that fact.  Interested? Here you go…. From my family to yours. 

½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 cup all-purpose flour

Fruit Preserves for filling

  1. Beat butter and cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and fluffy.  Gradually add flour; beat at low speed until mixture forms soft dough.  Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate about one hour or until firm.
  1. Preheat oven 375 F.  Roll out dough, half at a time, on floured surface to 1/8th thickness.  Cut into 2 ½ – inch squares.  Spoon 1 teaspoon preserve into center of each square.   Bring up two opposite side corners to center; pinch to seal.  Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday whatever your customs or beliefs may be. And while you are enjoying this sweet new treat, why don’t you check out my newest release “Saving Holiday” now available on Amazon.

Purchase links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Holiday-Lisa-Adams-ebook/dp/B00H54HTYY

Breathless Press : http://www.breathlesspress.com/index.php?main_page=product_free_shipping_info&cPath=10&products_id=512

All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-savingholiday-1365529-149.html

Book Strand: http://www.bookstrand.com/saving-holiday

 

To Contact Lisa:

FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/lisaadams.writer

Twitter – @LisaAdamsWriter

Blog: pen-the-dream.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this new release. 🙂

New Release!!! The Legionnaire’s Prize by Lisa Adams

Published January 25, 2013 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Who is Lisa Adams?

Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Lisa Adams, a long time friend and writing buddy. 

Interview:

What decided you on writing, Lisa? What has your journey to publication been like?

This may sound selfish, but I needed “me” time. When I started writing about 8 years ago, I had five children that ranged from newborn twins to six years old. After the hustle and bustle of dealing with the children all day, the house, the chores, and school full time to finish my Bachelor’s, I was in dire need of release. My writing was that release.

I started with short stories, mostly MG or YA because that age group was what my degree would center around. It wasn’t until about six years ago, I decided that I would try to get something published, which was a total bust. You know how they say you have to have an inch worth of rejection letters before you can get published? Well, mine ran about an inch and a quarter. 🙂 But, with every rejection, I learned something invaluable. Even if it was a standard form letter, I had learned that the rejection wasn’t toward me personally, it was something that could be fixed.  

Good for you, Lisa. With 5 kids under 6years old, I’d need a release, too! 🙂

Where do the ideas for stories come from?

My stories come from people. I am an extremely social person and always have been. I love to go to restaurants or public places by myself and watch people that I don’t even know. Their moves, gestures, tendencies are all scrambled up with others to create a character that I need. Sometimes, it’s a “What If…” question that peaks my interest and I start there.

What comes first, names of H/h, location or plot?

I would have to say location or plot first. As I write a historical and contemporary, the H/h names have to fit the time period. For instance, The Legionnaire’s Prize is set in Ancient Rome. You wouldn’t have a person named Patricia living in that time period.

Are you a plotter or pantser?

I used to be a complete pantser. I sat down and typed, and whatever came out was what I worked with. I realized quickly, that those manuscripts will probably never see the light of day. Now, I still consider myself a pantser, but I create an extremely loose outline, that is less than a page, and that guides me to the place I want to go.

I do the same thing. I write up a general GMC sheet with pertinent details and start writing.

What is your typical writing day/night?

Typical? I have no routine. Last year when I was working full time, it was strictly night activity. After the kids were in bed, an hour or less, and I was exhausted. Now, I write when I want. But, I find that I still do a lot of my writing at night. 🙂

Do you ever have trouble getting into the ‘writing zone’?

Oh, YES! With my last submission, the second in my “Caledonia’s Captives” series, it took me forever to write a particular sexy scene, namely because I couldn’t decide how I wanted it to go in my head. Two days later, I figured it out and banged out the scene in a matter of an hour. Then I hit the end of my book, and had to make a major decision. Another three days of absolutely no writing, because I was too busy trying to figure out the way I wanted to go.

My characters ‘speak’ to me as I write their story. Do yours? If so, what’s it like to have him/her breathing down your neck? 🙂

I hear this is a common thing, so I don’t feel like I’m psychotic anymore…lol. I actually prefer them breathing down my neck and guiding me through their story. It’s when they stop talking to me, that I feel like I’m pulling teeth.

If you had to describe yourself, what three words best suit you? 🙂

Talkative, persistent, patient

If someone else described you, what three words would they use? *evil grin*

Talkative …lol. Helpful, Reliable

Favorites:

Author? Stephen King

Book? It by Stephen King

Car? 1958 Plymouth Fury    “Christine”

Color? Orange surprisingly

Desktop or Laptop? Both! All the time, and don’t forget the tablet!

Dessert? Cheese Danish        Ooh! make that a cherry cheese danish!

Holiday? Halloween!

Movie? Any disaster movie! 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Twister, The Core

Pen or Pencil? Pen – Pilot g-2 to be specific

Penis size? Oops! Hehe… my husband’s lol

Shopping or Baking? Both. Shopping Spring and summer, Baking fall and winter

Vacation Spot? The Outer Banks of NC.

Do you think you’ll try your hand at different genres in the future? If so, which ones?

Most definitely. I’m already working on several contemporaries, a paranormal, and a “fairy tale-fantasy”

What’s next for you? Anything else in the works?

Well, I’m starting book 3 of the “Caledonia’s Captives” series and we’ll get to catch up with Abagail and Decimus at least twice more during the series. I’m pushing a pitch to a big name publisher this week, and I have several other novellas to finish. It will be a busy year. I’ve set my goals high, so I could imitate an awesome writer friend of mine … 🙂

Goals are good! 🙂

What pearls of wisdom would you like to impart to aspiring writers?

Don’t give up! It took me seven years to get published, and a slew of stories. But I now am writing a series for Breathless Press, have another single title coming out this year from Decadent Publishing, and am ready to roll.

Secondly, WRITE! Following people, reading, branding yourself on your facebook page, twitter, or blog, doesn’t help you if you’re not writing a story to market.

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The Legionnaire’s Prize has recently released through Breathless Press. I love the cover!

What prompted you to write this story? 

I am a history nerd. I won’t deny it. I absolutely love History and loved teaching it. I taught Ancient History through Medieval Times, for 5 years and was engrossed in the time period. The location was first, then the characters stepped out of a building one day, and started telling me their story.

How long did it take?

It took me 13 days to write, an hour or two a night. It just came so fast, I knew I had to keep up or lose it.

What characteristics/personality traits make your hero and heroine memorable?

Decimus is a rugged warrior, but with a tortured past. He wasn’t born a Roman; he was made. He has an emotional side that is uncharacteristic of most people’s views of a Roman soldier. Abagail is a feisty, outspoken woman and a survivalist. She’s not the typical meek woman you would think of from that time period.

Blurb:

Decimus wasn’t born a Roman and doesn’t intend to stay one, but leaving is complicated…especially with a new wife in tow.

Abagail Haber loses her nomadic family and her freedom when a Roman Legion destroys her tribe. Contemplating the possibilities of her future as a slave to the Emperor seems bleak. But when the Emperor marries her to the man who trampled in and conquered her village, Abagail can think of nothing but escaping. Then night falls, and visions of the muscled Legionnaire haunt her dreams.

Decimus Cassian wasn’t born a Roman; he was made. After 20 years of life under a Roman Emperor, he is ready to run. But the Emperor has destroyed all his carefree plans by marrying him to his prisoner. How can he convince her that he can be trusted? And how will he ever be able to concentrate on escape when he can’t think of anything else but her?

Excerpt:

Decimus cradled her again, closer and tighter. He didn’t want it to end, but control was not an option that he had the luxury of any more. He rubbed his hand against her back, gliding softly up and down again. She arched her body into him and he could feel her breasts crushing against his chest. She radiated a sweet smell, and he was reminded again of his true home.

Decimus closed his eyes and tried to drown out his subconscious that was ridiculing him for taking part in such an indecent act. It frowned at him and scoffed, showing its disappointment. In the back of his mind, it steadily tapped its foot, trying to make him feel guilty for taking advantage of this poor enslaved creature. However, with the gentle breeze blowing, her scent consumed his mind. The feral man within came to his aid, arguing heavily with his subconscious and ultimately defeating it.

He slipped his hand down past her rounded backside, feeling its fullness and warmth. Working his way back up her leg, he slid her robe to the side and allowed his hand to push under her tunic, stroking her bottom, and pulling it forward into him. A moan escaped her lips and Decimus froze, fearing her reaction if she awoke. This was wrong and he knew it. He chastised himself for his savage ways.

Within moments, her breathing became regular again. Her body was warm and welcoming. He breathed her in, taking joy in this simple action. The battle within him still raged, unexpectedly rekindled by the threat of her waking. This was his wife. He should take her—now. That was what a woman was supposed to be for. Wasn’t it? His body screamed yes, but his mind warned him that this woman was something more.

Love the excerpt! This is going in my TBR pile. 🙂

Where can you be found?

Facebook – Lisa Adams

Twitter – @LisaAdamsWriter

My Blog- pen-the-dream@blogspot.com

Purchase Links:

Breathless Press: http://www.breathlesspress.com/index.php?main_page=product_free_shipping_info&cPath=17&products_id=415&zenid=tt85vao2eosp3ur2v81lj9md67

Amazon:   http://www.amazon.com/The-Legionnaires-Prize-ebook/dp/B00B2GESEU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1358653940&sr=1-1&keywords=Lisa+A.+Adams

Authorgraph:

http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/LisaAdamsWriter

Thank you for coming to visit today, Lisa. I’ve enjoyed having your company. Please come again. 🙂

Lisa is giving away one copy of The Legionnaire’s Prize to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to say hi. 🙂

5 Star Review for Her Unlikely Bodyguard on Amazon!

Published September 8, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

My day started in a super terrific way by finding this review on Amazon. Had to share. 🙂 Bookwench calls me a ‘plot witch’ who casts incredible spells. Love it!

5 Star Review for Her Unlikely Bodyguard on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B008BT2YXS/

bookwench reviewed Her Unlikely Bodyguard
You’re Likely to Love This One… August 12, 2012
Lorraine Nelson has a unique knack for weaving tales of family, romance and suspense into an incredibly intoxicating creation. I like to refer to her as the ‘Plot Witch’ and with Her Unlikely Bodyguard, Lorraine has certainly cast another successful spell.

Jemma’s former high-school boyfriend explodes into her life with a flair that can only be called ‘karmic’. Jemma’s new, quiet existence is shattered by old feelings and new troubles caused by her ex beau. Ted doesn’t see it that way though. He has his own version of past and present events that have Jemma questioning and rethinking why she ever ran away in the first place.

With children the same age, Jemma and Teddy find there is more to their relationship than common ground. Jemma’s stalker has plans of their own to sabotage and cause as much pain as possible. Like always, it is always the person no one ever suspects. I am usually pretty good at figuring these situations out, but Lorraine fooled me. That alone is cause for a 5 star review 🙂

I won’t give away anymore of the details, because I really hope you will read Her Unlikely Bodyguard for yourself. Just know this isn’t a typical romance by any means. 🙂

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting another family of Lorraine’s. She continues to entrance me with her ability to give us family, life and a love to believe in. This is how Romance books should be written. Authors should take notes and learn from one of the best, yet highly under-applauded writers of our time.

Thank you Lorraine for another wonderful journey. Until next time…

It’s times like this that make me really glad to have my books out there. Thank you, bookwench!

New Release…Finding Baby J!!!

Published September 7, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

I am thrilled to announce the arrival of Baby J. Abandoned at birth, he soon finds himself wrapped in the loving arms of Shana Davis. But Dr. Kagan Daniels is also drawn to the baby boy. This is a compelling story of love for a child and how it can bring two people together. Blood ties aren’t always the strongest, as proved when J wraps these two adults around his little fingers and secures a place in their hearts.

My friend and fellow author, DJ Frazier, provided the idea for this story, and we spent many delightful evenings brainstorming, writing; sometimes sad and sometimes laughing at the hijinks of Shana and Kagan as they come to know each other. I hope you enjoy this foray into the medical world. 🙂

Blurb:

One lonely woman, a doctor afraid of commitment… Will finding Baby J help them find each other?

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Shana Davis knows what it’s like to be unloved and unwanted. Her childhood involved being shuffled from one foster home to the next. One night, as her shift at Mercy hospital comes to an end, she hears a forlorn, mewling sound and finds a newborn baby boy left in a dumpster. The abandoned baby appeals to her soft heart and her immediate attachment to the child—dubbed Baby J—leads to her spending a lot of time in the Maternity Ward in the company of the handsome Dr. Daniels.

Dr. Kagan Daniels is heart-sore and commitment-shy due to his failed marriage and past experiences with selfish, cold-hearted women. But he sees a gentle, caring soul in Shana and is drawn to her. Despite his reservations, he realizes he wants to get to know her better and finds excuses to spend time in her company.

Having always wanted to be a daddy, Kagan adopts Baby J. As he and Shana grow closer, Shana feels she’s found her own private heaven. She has Baby J and the man of her dreams. What more could a woman want?

But a conniving woman, a manipulative mother, and a man from Shana’s past threaten to come between them. Will the lies spewed by others separate them forever? Or can their love win out over all?

Excerpt:

Kagan held her hand as he guided her into the house. They walked through to the foyer to ascend the magnificent staircase leading to the second story. Once there, he preceded her into his personal suite of rooms. The main area had a bay of windows opening out unto a balcony. The view overlooked the back lawn and gardens then meandered down to the river where a boathouse and dock were just visible in the moonlight.

“Your home has such beautiful views.”

“Nothing compares to the beauty of you. I especially like looking at you as I undress you, exposing that gorgeous body, one piece of clothing at a time.”

He matched his words with action, starting with her sweater, looped casually around her shoulders. Then turned her into his arms for a deep, passion-filled kiss. She felt that melting sensation that happened every time he kissed her. Her insides fluttered and took wing then settled into a delicious knot of anticipation. She stroked her hands down his chest and felt the ripple of firm muscle, enjoying the opportunity to explore his body more fully. Her inhibitions completely deserted her. Though he hadn’t said the words, she felt he was making a commitment to them and not just playing the field.

He led her to the bed where he continued to strip her bare. Night had fully descended, moonlight reflecting off the water, illuminating the room enough so they could see each other.

Her hands were busy with the buttons on his shirt, shaking so much from anticipation they refused to work properly. In her haste, she ripped the remaining ones free and delighted in running her fingers through the coarse chest hair; the texture so different that when she rubbed her breasts against him, the tingles went straight to her groin. Heavenly days! The sensations this man evoked in her were rocking her world.

Naked at last, they fell to the bed in a jumble of arms and legs, laughing, kissing, and caressing each other. She’d never thought of sex as fun, only as a necessity to consummate a relationship, but this sense of sharing and bonding between them filled her with a glorious awakening of her power as a woman. She delighted in arousing him, of being able to turn him on with the merest look or touch, as he did her.

Soon, all playfulness disappeared in the passion of the moment as their bodies joined together, working toward a common goal, that of pleasuring each other to fulfillment.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief glimpse into the lives of Shana, Kagan, and Baby J. As always, one lucky commenter will receive a free download at the end of the virtual tour. Don’t forget to leave your email address. 🙂

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Blog Tour with Giveaway Ends Today!

Published August 19, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

My blog tour for Love on the Rocks ends today. If you haven’t yet, now’s your chance to comment on each of the following blog posts to increase your chances of winning a free download. Best of luck! Winner to be announced by the 31st.

Date            Host/Hostess        Blog url
Aug 10th    Lorraine Nelson       https://lorrainenelson.wordpress.com
10th             Tara Chevrestt          http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.ca/
11                  Lisa Adams                 http://pen-the-dream.blogspot.ca/2012/08/author-spotlight-lorraine-nelson.html#comment-form
12            W Lynn Chantale           http://wlynnchantale-decadentdecisions.blogspot.ca/
13            Rebecca Brochu            http://rbrochu.blogspot.ca/
14            London Saint James    http://londonsj.blogspot.com/?zx=97cf3414e57434cf
15           Doris                                   http://thetardisscribbles.blogspot.com/?zx=764a701e81ce6f81
16           Rosanna Leo                    http://rosannaleo.blogspot.ca/2012/08/im-serving-lorraine-nelson-on-rocks.html