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New Releases Coming Soon!

Published June 9, 2015 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

As most of you may know, Breathless Press closed its doors on May 1st. I had four books with them and took the option to buy the covers as I really liked their cover art. 🙂 Therefore, I have decided to self-publish the titles you see here.

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Blurbs:

Blessed Homecoming…A sweet romantic suspense.

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.

Her Unlikely Bodyguard…Heat level 2, romantic suspense

A stalker who wants revenge…a past flame rekindled…Jemma Leigh’s summer just got interesting.

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Jemma Leigh Harding has drawn the attention of an unknown stalker and returns to her hometown of Somerville, a safe haven—or so she thinks—on the east coast of Canada.

Theodore Garrity is the last person she expects to see, considering how easily he walked away from her after graduation to join the army.

Their past history involves secrets Jemma Leigh is hesitant to share. When it becomes clear the stalker has followed her home, Teddy becomes her unlikely bodyguard. Will the terror and past hurts separate them forever? Or will love blaze a fresh path for their future?

Love on the Rocks…A sweet romantic suspense.

When Sara attempts to save her daughter, she may also be escaping a fate worse than an abusive boyfriend…she may be running away from true love. The big question is: Which man will find her first?

Sara Compton, normally strong, independent, and fun-loving, is deeply distressed at having to abandon her baby, but she has neither money nor home and is hiding from an abusive and obsessive ex-boyfriend. The only way to keep her child safe is to give her up.

Anthony Jacobs has sworn off women due to a previous relationship gone sour. He finds the child, takes her home, and arranges care for her. When he places a public call for a nanny and a lovely woman arrives who seems to have a rapport with the abandoned baby, he hires her on the spot.

Sara is fraught with guilt and tension at the possibility of being found out. What will Anthony think of her if—or when—he finds out the truth? To add to her worries, trouble arises in the form of Sara’s ex-boyfriend, who appears on the scene with custody papers in hand. She makes a hasty escape, her daughter in tow, but in the process of avoiding the evil Elliot Saunders, is she leaving behind her one true love?

Finding Baby J…A sweet romance with a little heat.

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

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?

And the best part is…they will be available in print. Yay! Will be back on Amazon as soon as I can get them there. Still recovering from major surgery, so time at my desk is limited. Thank you for your time, understanding, and support. Love you all!

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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.

Plotting to Win by Tara Chevrestt

Published June 8, 2013 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Plotting to Win is a contemporary romance centered around a fictional Reality TV Show. It’s unique, just as the author is. Tara’s writing style shows through beautifully and it’s my pleasure to showcase her newest release.

My review:

I had the opportunity to read this book before publication and found it amazing. The plot is unique and the characters fully developed. Competition is fierce and romance is in the wings. Will it fly out the window as the contest progresses, or is it the beginning of so much more for Felicity and Victor? Can’t say anymore as I hate spoilers. Just know that I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Well done, Tara.

Plotting To Win_1400Blurb:

In New York City, seven writers compete for a hundred thousand dollars, a publishing contract with Bright House, and the title of the next bestseller. One is Felicity James. One is Victor Guzman.

Drama, plagiarism, and trash talk play out to enthralled audiences across the country as all seven contestants compete against each other in a range of heated challenges, with tensions reaching breaking point. As Felicity and Victor start up a showmance, their relationship burns up the ratings.

Will this sizzling fling escalate into a vicious battle for money and fame, or will these two authors manage to write their own happy ending?

Excerpt:

“A head-hop is a sudden point of view switch.”

“What?” Felicity glanced up from the book she was reading — one of Nicole Roberts’s. She’d actually packed it, having no foresight whatsoever that the woman she’d long admired was going to be judging her.

Victor sat on the edge of her bed, turning his body just enough to face her where she was propped against the headboard. “Like, if you are in Mookie’s point of view and you’re telling us how Mookie feels … that Mookie desires Dookie with a fierce passion he’s never felt before and then you suddenly switch over and tell us what Dookie is feeling … you’re switching POV. It can be jarring to a reader. Some publishers allow it. Some don’t. It’s something to watch for in your genre of writing.” He watched her intently as though waiting for her response.

Her book discarded in her lap, Felicity didn’t know what to say. She was unnerved by his sudden kindness and also by the fact he was on her bed, next to her, and he looked good enough to … no, no.

He blinked at her and apparently assumed she didn’t comprehend, because he continued, “Mookie and Dookie are … are eating sandwiches. Mookie is thinking his salami tastes too peppery and doesn’t Dookie look funny with her hair all messed up? And then suddenly Dookie is thinking Mookie looks like he’s tasted something bad. Basically, you have to choose one point of view, Mookie’s or Dookie’s, and stick with it. Say you choose Mookie. If Mookie can’t see it, hear it, taste it, feel it, touch it, he can’t tell us about it.”

Throughout his explanation, his hands moved animatedly, pantomiming different things: eating a sandwich, having messy hair, the act of hearing, but Felicity couldn’t get past one thing.

“Where the hell do you come up with your character names?” She chortled with laughter. Her insides hurt she laughed so hard, and her spirits lifted. Tears ran down her face. He looked bewildered momentarily and soon joined in, his dimples flashing.

“I mean, those names are sooo unromantic. I have no words,” she finally gasped out when she got control of her wits.

“Well, I don’t know. I’m a guy.” He spread his hands out, palms up.

Felicity turned serious, thinking about what he’d said. “So, the five senses? Like, if I’m narrating a scene and you don’t convey something, I can’t know what you’re thinking, unless you say it aloud or something in your body language tells me. I have to hear it or see it myself to tell the reader about it.”

“Exactly.” And suddenly, before she could react, he reached out and tenderly touched her cheek, brushing away an escaped tear.

Felicity held her breath. His touched burned a trail on her face. She fought the urge to close her eyes and just savor it, this second of … of … whatever was between her and this guy. If she could capture the moment and bottle it, she would. She’d dab the feeling all over her body every day.

She cleared her throat as his finger left her face. “Why are you helping me?”

“I don’t know.” His voice was strained, tired. His expression was one of bewilderment. What was going on behind the brown depths of his gaze? “But I’m not in cahoots with Tiffani. I want to just get that out of your pretty head right now.”

He thinks I’m pretty? Aloud, she said, “Then what was that about? Yesterday? What Tiffani said?” She crossed her arms over her chest, the only barrier she had at the moment, but what was she protecting? Her pride? Her heart?

He sighed and stared at the floor next to her bed. “I was a fool and ended up hurting myself more than you. The extent of our corroboration is switching beds. I thought my nearness — yes, arrogant ass, I know — would throw you off your game, ’cause, frankly, I see you as the biggest threat.”

“Um…” He’d managed to insult her and compliment her at the same time. Felicity couldn’t stop the wrinkle marring her brow. “Okay, well, ‘thank you’ and ‘what the fuck’ both come to mind.” She released an uncomfortable laugh and fingered the pages of her novel. They’d all be dog-eared by the time she was done. Hopefully, Ms. Roberts wouldn’t see it.

He offered a sheepish grin.

“So you thought my game could be thrown off as easily as that? I’m not some high school girl. I’m a grown-ass thirty-year-old woman, and I’m not easily sidetracked.” Well … she bit her lips to stop the smile that threatened to emerge.

His t-shirt pulled against taut muscles as he pushed himself off the bed. The urge to reach out and grab him, to pull him down until his long body covered hers almost overwhelmed her. Hot fire built in her lower belly, and she was grateful for her dark skin. If she’d been a pale woman, the heat and desire within her would be evident as it burned through her flesh.

“I realize that now.” His voice was low and husky. He had his hands in his pockets as he turned away from her bed.

“Wait,” she called after him. “How did you end up hurting yourself?”

“You snore,” he said over his shoulder. “I can’t sleep a wink with all that racket.”

“What?” Felicity gaped at his retreating back and before he got too far away, she hefted her pillow and threw it in his direction. It landed on the floor next to him, and he laughed all the way out of the room, great, shoulder-moving gusts of laughter.

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Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, former aviation mechanic, dog 311179_128145580674487_2005484053_nmom, writer, and editor. You’ll never see her without her Kindle or a book within reach. As a child, she would often take a flashlight under the covers to finish the recent Nancy Drew novel when she was supposed to be sleeping.

Tara is addicted to Law & Order: SVU, has a crush on Cary Grant, laughs at her own jokes, and is constantly modifying recipes and experimenting in the kitchen. Her theme is Strong is Sexy. She writes about strong women facing obstacles—in the military, with their handicaps, or just learning to accept themselves. Her heroines can stand alone and take care of themselves, but they often find love in the process.

You can connect with her on Facebook or follow her blog.

 

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!

Writing…a busy life!

Published July 15, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Tomorrow is my birthday!

Now, at my age, you don’t normally broadcast the fact, but I’ve earned every one of my gray hairs. LOL Although, I must say, my life is more fulfilling since I started writing again. This birthday I actually want to celebrate and I’m doing so by presenting a little surprise to my readers.

Evernight Publishing has agreed to let me hold a one day sale. That’s right! Tomorrow, July 16th, all four Thunder Creek Ranch books are on sale for only $1.99 each! That’s quite a savings! So if you’ve started the series, or are wanting to read about my sexy cowboys, tomorrow is the time to buy. This is my way of saying thank you to each and every one of you who have supported me on this journey. I love you all! I’m currently working on Book 5 of my Thunder Creek Ranch series and hope to submit it for publication soon.

I’ve been so busy writing, editing, promoting, writing, editing, and promoting, that I hardly have time to breathe these past few months. On top of that, I blog, try to keep my website up to date, and edit for others.

Bad Boy Blake is finally finished and subbed to Ruby Lioness Press. Next up, I have a trilogy to write for RLP, contracted on proposal. Not sure I like writing to a deadline, but I’ll see how it pans out.

I also won a pitch with Harlequin Intrigue and the editor requested a partial. It’s almost ready to go. Fingers crossed. They have a terrific distribution system and guaranteed sales. 🙂

Blessed Homecoming is my 9th release since Oct/2011. I also have releases in August, September, and November, plus Book 5 and maybe 6 in there somewhere for my TCR series with Evernight.

The Hudson trilogy is scheduled for release in Jan, March, and May, 2013, with the print edition of Bad Boy Blake also releasing in May.

Add to that, school’s out and my oldest grandson is allowed to visit more. Love him dearly, but when he’s here, he’s MY boy, wanting all of Grandmom’s attention. He just turned 8 and we had a party for him Friday.

So life won’t be slowing down for me anytime soon. Wish me luck and don’t forget to follow my virtual blog tour for a chance to win Blessed Homecoming, my first inspirational romantic suspense.

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And the winner is…

Published July 1, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Thank you, my friends for supporting me as I did my virtual tour for Her Unlikely Bodyguard. It’s so good to hear from you all. My hosties did a fabulous job! Thanks also goes out to them. 🙂

And the winner is…Jennifer Labelle for posting a comment on The Tardis Scribbles blog.

Congratulations, Jennifer! I’ll be emailing you shortly.

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My next tour kicks off on July 13th with the release of my first Inspirational novel of romantic suspense, Blessed Homecoming. See you soon!

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Blog tour has ended!!!

Published June 29, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Tomorrow, June 30th, one lucky commenter will win a copy of Her Unlikely Bodyguard. Is it you?  The more stops you’ve commented on, the better your chances to win! It’s not too late to get your name in the draw. You have until 8pm EST tomorrow, so get hopping.

Blog Tour Schedule

Date Host/Hostess Blog url
June 14th Lee Brazil http://leebrazilauthor.blogspot.ca/2012/06/crawl-in-bed-with-lorraine-nelson.html

    15th

LorraineNelson https://lorrainenelson.wordpress.com

15th

Tara Chevrestt http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.ca/2012/06/her-unlikely-bodyguard-by-lorraine.html

17th

Krista Ames http://www.apassionforromance.blogspot.ca/2012/06/author-author_17.html

18th

Meg Varhalmi http://siobhanmuir.blogspot.ca/2012/06/guest-post-from-author-lorraine-nelson.html

20th

Romy Sommers http://minxesofromance.blogspot.ca/2012/06/author-spotlight-lorraine-nelson.html

21st

W Lynn Chantale http://wlynnchantale-decadentdecisions.blogspot.ca/2012/06/her-unlikely-bodyguard.html

22nd

Doris O’Connor http://thetardisscribbles.blogspot.ca/2012/06/book-spotlight-and-giveaway-her.html

16-23 rd

Kassanna Dwight http://www.flavorfullove.com/

 

 *Please note:  Kassanna’s blog doesn’t allow comments, so feel free to comment on my Facebook post. Thank you! 🙂

 

   

 

Blurb:

A stalker who wants revenge…a past flame rekindled…Jemma Leigh’s summer just got interesting.

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Jemma Leigh Harding has drawn the attention of an unknown stalker and returns to her hometown of Somerville, a safe haven—or so she thinks—on the east coast of Canada.

Theodore Garrity is the last person she expects to see, considering how easily he walked away from her after graduation to join the army.

Their past history involves secrets Jemma Leigh is hesitant to share. When it becomes clear the stalker has followed her home, Teddy becomes her unlikely bodyguard. Will the terror and past hurts separate them forever? Or will love blaze a fresh path for their future?

Her Unlikely Bodyguard now available at:

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http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-herunlikelybodyguard-830483-149.html

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http://www.amazon.com/Her-Unlikely-Bodyguard-ebook/dp/B008BT2YXS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1339808773&sr=1-1&keywords=her+unlikely+bodyguard