Wednesday, May 1, 2013

THERE'S A WHOLE LOT A SHAKIN' GOING ON AND A FREE READ!

I've been very, very busy this month. I did a 1000 and 1000 challenge with Kerry Nelson of writing 1000 words a day and reading 1000 words a day.  The reading part is never a challenge. I read over 1000 words every day anyway. But the writing 1000 words is a little more work.  By the end of the month, I had done 21,500 words. I had broken the 32,000 word mark on my latest SEAL book and I've written 4500 words on the next short story in my To Capture A Highlander's Heart short story series.  So I'm closer to 25,000 total.

I'm determined to break that 1000 words a day thing though. So, that is going to be my goal for the month. Write at least 35,000 words for the month.

I'm on the down hill slide of finishing my 10th year with Eastern Kentucky University. I teach Art Appreciation at one of the satellite colleges here in Kentucky.  




Next, I have just re-released my Scottish Historical Romance HIGHLAND MOONLIGHT. If you haven't read it here's the blurb:

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Seduced and shamed by Alexander Campbell, the warrior to whom she is betrothed, Lady Mary Mac Lachlan flees to the Campbell stronghold of Castle Lorne and demands sanctuary from Alexander's father.

Though Alexander seduced Mary for her own protection and his men's, his actions have greater repercussions than expected. His betrayal destroys Mary's trust and his belief in himself as a man of honor. Determined to heal the breach, and claim Mary--who now carries his heir--as his wife, he follows her to Lorne and finds himself brought before a council of arbitration on charges of rape.

When Collin Mac Lachlan, Mary's father tries to coerce her into testifying against Alexander, Mary refuses. But when violence threatens to break out between their clans, Mary is forced to wed him to fulfill their betrothal agreement and save him from the executioner.

Amid the hostilities between their clans and the wounds inflicted on her heart, can Mary find the love and happiness she's always craved or will she discover she's been chasing a dream as illusive as Highland Moonlight?

I'm so thrilled with the cover and the book. It was amazing revisiting the story and revamping the dialogue. I'm very proud of it.




Next project will be to complete the edits for my book Captive Hearts.  I got the rights back for it as well and I'm doing rewrites, edits, and have a brand new cover for it. I think my cover artist Tracy Stewart from SIMPLY BOOKISH has done a fantastic job!!!   


SO HERE'S THE COVER REVEAL FOR CAPTIVE HEARTS !!!



AND THE BLURB: 

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Bent on seeing her family's murderers caught, Lady Katherine Leighton strikes a bargain with Captain Matthew Hamilton. They will wed just long enough for her to shed her uncle's hampering control and pursue the investigation her uncle refuses
to undertake.

Betrayed by one woman, Matthew doesn't trust the English beauty who offers him freedom from prison in exchange for wedding vows, but knowing it is his only escape, he agrees to the arrangement. From the moment their lips meet to seal the vows, a passion ignites between them they are eager to ignore.

When the savage highwaymen who killed her family come after Katherine, Matthew feels honor bound to keep her safe. But Katherine wants more than his honorable intentions. She wants his love…And she’s willing to fight to get it.

 CAPTIVE HEARTS WILL BE RELEASED LATER THIS MONTH!!!

ALSO TO CAPTURE A HIGHLANDER'S HEART : THE BEGINNING HAS GONE FREE ON AMAZON, BARNES AND NOBLE, KOBO, APPLE, SMASHWORDS. SO BE SURE TO GET YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD. THE SECOND SHORT STORY IN THE SERIES IS LONGER AND ALSO HOTTER. IT WILL BE TITLED: TO CAPTURE A HIGHLANDER'S HEART: THE COURTSHIP.  I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED WHEN IT'S BEING RELEASED.


  TO CAPTURE A HIGHLANDER'S HEART : THE BEGINNING HAS GONE FREE ON AMAZON, BARNES AND NOBLE, KOBO, APPLE, SMASHWORDS. SO BE SURE TO GET YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD. THE SECOND SHORT STORY IN THE SERIES IS LONGER AND ALSO HOTTER. IT WILL BE TITLED: TO CAPTURE A HIGHLANDER'S HEART: THE COURTSHIP.  I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED WHEN IT'S BEING RELEASED.

Tired of loving Gabriel Campbell from afar, shy lady’s maid, Grace MacNab announces her interest by showing him what she has to offer—her heart.
Taken unaware, Gabriel dismisses her feelings as a temporary infatuation.
Can Grace make him see the woman she is—and win his love? Or will he hold on to past perceptions and deny the passion between them.
(This is a short story of 3066 words)



My Paranormal Steampunk Story AN AUTOMATED DEATH  is available for 99 cents at Amazon.  So check it out. It's 14000 words. And a very unusual story.

HERE'S THE BLURB: After his wife’s death, clockmaker Alan Cartwright focuses all his energy on his work and his eight-year-old son, Brenton. Father and son bond by building a lifelike automaton, designed to resemble Brenton in looks and talent: The boy is an extraordinary artist. Before the automaton is finished, Brenton is run over and killed by a carriage driven by Sir William Tyndale, a decorated soldier and knight who lost his own wife and son during service in India. The accident leads to strange occurrences and an unholy obsession.

The automaton comes to life, communicating with Alan through written messages and drawings of the past and the future. Alan is convinced Brenton’s spirit possesses the machine and refuses to sell it. Sir Tyndale sees the likeness of his own dead son in the device and is determined to have it by any means.

Driven by grief and fatherly love, the two men are set on a collision course with the soul of a young boy trapped between them, and Brenton's reasons for possessing the automaton a mystery to them both.

This book has two endings, one dark, one light. Which makes it even more unusual.




And don't forget about TIMELESS  my paranormal romantic Suspense set in Scotland.
IT'S 139,000 WORDS FOR $2.99. A real bargain.
 Here's the blurb: 
Archaeology student, Regan Stanhope, lands the chance of a lifetime when she’s chosen to work on a summer dig in Loch Maree, Scotland. The ancient monoliths hidden beneath the loch are the most important discovery since Stonehenge. And for seven hundred years, they have been waiting—for her.

Saturation diver Quinn Douglas is contracted to recover some of the megaliths from the loch’s bottom. The job will breathe life into the struggling salvage business he and his brothers are building. But from the moment he arrives, Quinn is plagued by dreams and feelings from a past he did not live. Or did he?

Regan and Quinn are drawn to each other as they research the monoliths and the reason behind their shared visions. But both sense something mystical at work, delving into their minds, manipulating their emotions. And when they finally discover the monoliths’ extraordinary secret, they know they must seal them away from those who are desperate to unlock their power. Even if it means remaining caught in a timeless struggle between the past and present forever.
I thought I'd start releasing small excerpts of my NEXT Navy SEAL book  BREAKING AWAY next month. And see what you  think. 
Read On,
Teresa J. Reasor 


1 comment:

Misty Dietz said...

Teresa I LOVE your covers! Your discipline is inspiring! Keep up the good work -your blubs sound fantastic!