Friday, July 9, 2010

New Release at White Rose Publishing - A Time for Healing

by Tamelia Tumlin
As an active church member, Jaci Sinclair believes the Christian message that forgiveness is open to all…all except her, that is. Years ago, Jaci made a life-changing mistake, and now she’s sure she doesn’t deserve the one thing she wants the most—a family of her own.  But when Hunter Grant walks into her life, her world is turned upside-down. Not only does he make her desire a family even more, he shines a lamp on the one thing she refuses to see.

Ex-FBI hostage negotiator, Hunter Grant, has lost the one thing he treasured the most—his family. Filled with bitterness and anger towards God, Hunter vows never to let anyone close to him again. He moves to Yellow Rose, Texas, trying to forget the tragic deaths of his wife and son—deaths he should have prevented. Wanting to lose himself in the sleepy little town, he is not prepared for the powerful feelings Jaci stirs within him. 

As Jaci’s and Hunter’s worlds collide, neither is prepared to face the demons that haunt their pasts and hinder their future together, but for everything there is a season…even a time for healing.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Review for Susan's 4th of July Fireworks!

The latest installment in the Orchard Hill Romance series was reviewed at Kathy's Review Corner. I greatly appreciate her insightful, well written reviews (and not just because this one is positive - honest!)

Here's a bit of the review:

Susan's Fourth of July Fireworks was a sweet romance of a woman growing up, finding forgiveness, and love. Some people might not understand why Susan held back so long with her father, but she loved him, and knew that he did everything out of love for her. Readers will cheer as this former villain shows a vulnerable side and matures into a heroine worthy of her own hero. I am thrilled that Kara Lynn Russell has returned to Orchard Hill, and I hope she does again soon.
Kathy Andrico -

To see the complete review, visit Kathy's Review Corner.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Susan's 4th of July Fireworks

Now available at White Rose Publishing. Available on Amazon for Kindle soon.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Introducing Susan

This week, on June 10, White Rose Publishing will release a new Orchard Hill story - Susan's 4th of July Fireworks. It features Susan from Entertaining Angel as the heroine. Unfortunately, she didn't seem to be heroine material in that story. It was only fair to give her a chance to redeem herself. Her first appearance is on a date with Jeff, the hero of Entertaining Angel. Jeff has agreed to keep an eye on his friend's sister while she's in Orchard Hill. He's only known her for a couple of days, but she's already caused a lot of trouble for him. This includes sending Jeff to the emergency room after he eats muffins that she bakes. The muffins contain peanuts, which he is allergic to.

From Entertaining Angel -

He picked up Susan at five thirty on the dot. Susan liked to go out early. She was a morning person, like him, so it didn’t bother him.

“Hi Jeff,” she said when she let him into her house. “I heard you had some bad luck today.”

“A little. Nothing to worry about.”

“Who’s the new girl at your place? I didn’t know you’d hired someone.”

“I haven’t.” Jeff explained the whole humiliating episode to her as briefly as possible.

“Oh, too funny dear,” she laughed. “That’s what you get for being so nice.”

“Tony is a good friend. He’s done lots of favors for me.”

Her eyes narrowed. “What does this sister look like? Is she pretty?”

Susan had many good qualities, Jeff told himself. Unfortunately, the one glaring fault she did have was jealousy. Perhaps it was because of her fiercely competitive nature.

“How she looks has nothing to do with it.”

“If she needs a keeper she must be either gorgeous or completely incompetent.”

“She’s nice. Just sort of—”

Susan snorted. “Lethal?”

In Susan's 4th of July Fireworks, she attempts some big changes in her life - including conquering her jealousy before it sabotages her latest relationship.

I've talked a lot about Susan. Next week I promise I'll introduce you to Susan's sweetheart, Cal and you can decide for yourself if he is the type of person that would bring out the best in her.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Susan's 4th of July Fireworks

The United States has several patriotic holidays such as today - Memorial Day, when we remember our loved ones and in particular those that gave their lives for their country. Coming up we have the 4th of July when we remember how our country won independence from Great Britain.

In Susan's 4th of July Fireworks, to be released June 11, the heroine Susan is fighting her own battle for independence. She's always followed the path her demanding but well-meaning father has set for her. After her mother deserted the family, Susan's grandmother told her to be good to her father because she is all he has left. From then on, Susan has been afraid of doing anything that would hurt her father. But as an adult she is becoming frustrated with her father's insistence on running her life.

When Susan's high school crush, Cal returns to town, it seems she might have a chance for happiness - until her father declares him off limits because he thinks Cal lacks ambition. Can Susan gain Cal's love without losing her father's?

Here's a sneak peek of Susan and Cal's first meeting after high school:

Cal Wensloff, the subject of her high school fantasies, stood in her doorway. Unprepared to meet him again after all these years, Susan stared at him dumbly. Over six feet of hard muscle, broad shoulders and that mischievous glint in those blue eyes that contradicted the farm boy “aw shucks” smile on his face.

“Hi Susan,” he said, his smile widening a bit for her. “Can I come in?”

“S-sure. In. I mean, come in.” So much for her cool, self reliant businesswoman image.

She stepped back so Cal could enter. His arm grazed hers and tingles flew up to her shoulder. She might as well be back in Mrs. Schlaeger’s home room, she told herself.

Suddenly Susan couldn’t remember if she’d combed her hair yet. And she wished she was wearing a suit and heels. She felt vulnerable in her bare feet.

Her father greeted Cal and he nodded in return. “Ready to go?” he asked.

“Not quite. Give me a couple of minutes.”

“Would you like some coffee, Cal?” There, she could speak in complete sentences. Cal had just caught her off guard, that was all. She was fine, Susan told herself.

“Sure, if it’s no trouble.”

She opened her cupboard and saw that she’d used the last mug on the lower shelf. Standing on tiptoes, she stretched up to reach the higher one.

“Let me get that for you.” Cal was suddenly right behind her, crowding her against the counter and reaching over her head to grab the mug. He rested one hand on her shoulder and his chest brushed her back. Instantly every nerve she had was on high alert and her heart fluttered in her chest.

See, she had come a long way since high school. If he’d touched her like this back then, someone would have had to mop her up off the floor and pour her into a bucket. Now, they’d probably only need a spatula.

If Susan's story interests you, you may also enjoy Orchard Hill Romances Keeping Faith and Enduring Hope.

Keeping Faith: School secretary Faith Fielding has been in love with her boss for years. She’s waiting for him to move beyond his late wife’s memory. But when he finally does ask someone out – and it’s not her – Faith decides she’s had enough and gives her notice. School principal Andrew Thomas can’t imagine life or work without loyal efficient Faith but he doesn’t understand why she’s quitting. Faith’s last day is the big end of school Memorial Day Picnic. Will Andrew figure out how to keep Faith by then or will she be gone for good?

Enduring Hope: Quiet, privacy loving phys ed. teacher Oliver Laurence is alarmed when he finds he's signed up for the same team that bouncy, outgoing librarian Hope Velasquez is on. He thinks she’s loud and pushy. She thinks he’s not a team player. Both want the Fourth of July Softball Tournament to be a success. Oliver wonders if he can endure Hope for that long. But when they discover that opposites attract, will Oliver and Hope set off a few fireworks of their own?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chatting at Coffee Time Romance

You are invited to join Cindy K. Green, K.M. Daughters, Pamela S. Thibodeaux and me, Kara Lynn Russell at Coffee Time Romance for a chat on March 23rd, at 9:00 Eastern.

We will be talking about our books, our upcoming works, White Rose Publishing and whatever else comes to mind. So grab some coffee (or another beverage of your choice) and join us!

Cindy K. Green is our chat leader. (Thanks Cindy for scheduling this!) She will be sharing about her award winning novella Snow Kissed. Pamela Thibodeaux writes "inspirational with an edge" and will be talking about The Inheritance. K.M. Daughters will be discussing their wonderfully unique novels Jewel of the Adriatic and Rose of the Adriatic. I will be babbling on about my favorite fictional town Orchard Hill and my collection of stories set there.

It's quite possible you will bump into other White Rose Publishing authors and I hear there may be prizes. I hope we'll see you there.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Basket Full of Books for Easter

Now is the perfect time to fill up your Easter basket with books and stories from White Rose Publishing. (Just remember to leave room for the chocolate.) The themes of rebirth and redemption associated with Easter are a great inspiration for Christian romance writers.

Recently White Rose Publishing released two new books with Easter themes - New Beginnings by Wendy Davy and The Easter Edition by Robin Shope. Some of you may remember last year's Easter Lilies contest and the winning stories - Wildflower in Bloom by Janelle Ashley, Under the 5th Street Bridge by Carla Rossi, and By Another Name by Ashley Elizabeth Ludwig.

White Rose Publishing has a few more Easter themed stories on its roster:
Lasting Love by Sharon Donovan, Learning to Let Go by Elizabeth Pina,and Considering Lily from my Orchard Hill series. You can buy the complete set of Orchard Hill Romances in print along with a basket, perfect for Easter giving. Or buy your own basket and fill it up with books of your choice.

Just keep in mind, if you read ebooks, you'll have a lot more room in your basket for chocolate, jelly beans and marshmallow peeps!