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Monday, March 7, 2016
March 7th 2016 - Meet the Author
Hi, it’s Christina –
Welcome to another edition
of Monday Morning Meet the Authors, or in this case, again, Meet the Author.
Today I will be introducing you to another “heavy hitter”, and again, I will
only be featuring a sample of her extensive library.
In the spotlight today is
romance author extraordinaire, Debra Salonen. Debra has been writing forever,
or so it seems. Though I cannot verify, I believe she started sometime shortly
after she got out of diapers, because how else could someone so youthful have
so much experience under her belt? Debra has over twenty-five titles with
Harlequin alone, several with other publishing houses, and her current Big Sky
Mavericks series, which you’ll hear more about in a bit, is with Tule
In 2006, Debra won the
esteemed Romantic Times’ Series Story Teller of the Year Award. As you know, I've read
thousands of books, and I will be honest, with the exception of a few, the
stories and the authors have a tendency of all mushing together in my memory.
For me, the one reason Debra’s books are memorable, is her incredible story
telling ability. She has a knack for making me want to visit the places she
writes about, and now, with her Big Sky series, I have a sneaking suspicion one
of my “Why the heck did we get married?” weekends may find me and my hubby in
Okay, enough rambling, let’s
get to Debra’s books.
Jenkins left her hometown of Marietta, Montana, at eighteen, poised to take
college, and the rodeo world, by storm – despite Paul Zabrinski. On the eve of her
great escape, at the top of the Ferris Wheel at the Big Marietta Fair, he
invoked his great-grandmother Hilda’s curse. “If you do this, Bailey Jenkins, I
will hate you forever. And I’ll call on my great-grandmother to curse you. She
was a Gypsy witch, you know.”
years later, Bailey’s back–shattered, humbled by fate and bruised at the soul
level but determined to rebuild –once she helps her parents get back on their
feet. She didn’t expect Paul Zabrinski to meet her plane, but seeing him
strong, handsome and successful is somehow fitting. After all, Bailey didn’t
need Paul’s gypsy great-grandmother to put a curse on her – Bailey already had
the worst luck on the planet.
Never say never.
look at Bailey Jenkins – his first love, the woman he adored…and cursed – and every
emotion Paul Zabrinski felt fifteen years earlier comes rushing back. The love of
his life broke his heart and made him hate her…or so he thought. The line
between love and hate is very narrow, with only so much room for forgiveness.
But Paul Zabrinski owns Big Z Hardware and Construction. If anyone is capable
of building a bridge for them to cross together, it’s him.
Currently there are 9
books in the Big Sky Mavericks Series, just in case you’re interested… (Oooo,
and if you hurry, the Kindle edition of Montana Cowgirl is FREE today.)
Christmas wishes ever come true? Ask Abigail, who at age eight met a real live
"Christmas angel." Thirty years later, Abby is a single mom and
successful book editor and author of the popular holiday children's story,
"My Christmas Angel." But she's never stopped wondering about Dickie
Daniels, the scruffy little boy from the wrong side of the tracks her mother
brought home one memorable--life-changing--Christmas Eve. When the phone rings
on Christmas Eve eve, a voice she never truly expected to hear again reaches
out to prove second chances can happen if you have a little faith in the power
of love and kindness.
Lawrence Bishop has a bright political future. But there's one thing that could
come back to haunt him. Two years ago he spent a ski weekend in the arms of a
sexy stranger. Now he needs to find the woman he's been unable to put out of
is sad to learn that "Jewel" died in an accident. But her
fifteen-month-old son is living with his aunt, Sara Carsten. Ren does the math
and feels compelled to find out if his suspicions are correct, even though he
knows he should stay away…or risk his promising career. Then he meets Sara—and
suddenly staying away is even more difficult.
what he has to tell Sara—and what he sees with his own eyes—rocks both their
prophecy: A child's laughter can heal a wounded heart, but first you have to
heal the child.
Radonovic isn't particularly looking forward to Christmas. Her sisters have all
found their soul mates—even her mother has a romantic interest. Only Alex is
alone. Until her ex-fiancé arrives with a preposterous suggestion. He wants
Alex to help his son. Her first reaction is to refuse—after all, the child is
proof of Mark's betrayal. But her heart goes out to the sad little boy. Could
this be the meaning behind her mother's prediction? If she helps little Braden,
will she finally be able to forgive his father?
this Christmas will be different from all the others.
may be 50-something, trapped in a dead-end job and worried her get-up-'n-go got
up and went, but Judy Banger isn't ready to throw in the towel. Too bad her
first attempt to re-ignite her sex life winds up with a 911 call. And she knows
it's absolutely wrong of her to cry on the shoulder of a sexy carpenter with a
Mrs. Robinson fixation, but it's not like she's going to meet the man of her
dreams any time soon, right? Especially not in a hotel room where her
ill-conceived plans to take control of her life flew out the window the minute
a sexy young cop showed up...with a second set of handcuffs.
Wilson "Wiley" Canby embodies the fire and smoldering angst of every
romance hero Judy ever imagined all in one perfect package. Too bad Judy's
never considered herself romance heroine material. And to make matters worse,
their first meeting involves a black lace bustier, fishnet stockings and a whip
named Gerald. Judy's doomed...unless, of course, Wiley's ready to explore his naughty
advocate Abby Davis wants a new job. One that involves shorter hours and less
stress. But she's never been able to ignore a family in trouble. And the
handsome cowboy waiting outside her office with his two little girls has a
story that touches her heart.
A robbery at an ATM has left his ex-wife dead and
brought huge changes to Tom Butler's life. Overnight he's gone from single man
living a simple ranch life to single parent trying to cope with two grieving
daughters. Abby can tell he's reluctant to seek help, but he'll do it for his
kids. Now, instead of a new job, Abby has a new case. And spending time with
the Butler girls means getting to know their father. It means discovering that
to know Tom Butler is to love him.
This could go on for pages
and pages, but I’ll stop here. I hope you click on some of the links and check
out Debra’s books (and download Montana Cowgirl while it’s still FREE).
Until next time, I hope
you have a WONDERFUL day & Happy Writing!