The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly…

The Good, The Bad, and The Ghostly


What do you get when you combine cowboys and ghosts? A collection of eight (stand-alone) amazing stories from the Old West with haunts of every variety.

Get your love of alpha cowboys on and feed your addiction for the bizarre (and sometimes spooky) world when you purchase The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly.

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Wild, Wild Ghost by Margo Bond Collins


When Ruby Silver traded in her demon-hunting rifle for a badge at the Tremayne Psychic Specters Investigations, she didn’t want another partner—losing the last one was too traumatic. But when a new case in the Texas Hill Country pairs her up with the slow-talking, fast-drawing Trip Austin, it will take all their combined skills to combat a plague of poltergeists in this German-settled town.

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Comes An Outlaw by Keta Diablo

When a tragic accident claims her husband’s life, Jesse Santos must find a way to keep the ranch, the only home her 12-year-old son has ever known.  The ranch hands have abandoned her, a gang of cutthroat ranchers want her land and an ancient Yaqui Indian insists a spirit has taken up residence in the house.


After a fifteen year absence, her husband’s brother, Coy, returns to his childhood home. He doesn’t plan on staying, and he certainly doesn’t intend to settle down with a widow and her son…no matter how pretty she is.


He’s an outlaw, after all, and made a decision to put an end to his gun-slinging days long ago. Will his conscience let him walk away from family, or will his heart overrule his head?


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Long A Ghost and Far Away by Andrea Downing

When Lizzie Adams returns as a ghost to a life she led in the 1800s, she is surprised to find herself on a ranch in Wyoming, but delighted to learn she was married to a handsome and loving man.  The reasons for her return become clear when she discovers how she died, yet the unresolved issues surrounding her death leave her unable to either live in the 1800s or return to her present life.

Colby Gates misses the wife he loved, yet a ghost is a poor substitute. Re-married to a woman he doesn’t care for, and with outlaws searching for buried gold on his ranch, the spirit of his wife is a further complication.

Perhaps if the questions surrounding Lizzie’s death can be answered, the two can be together.

For all time.

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A Ghostly Wager by Blaire Edens

Even a skeptical detective needs a little otherworldly help.


Nineteen-year old Annabelle Lawson hops a train to Reno to escape a marriage to a man twice her age. Alone and nearly destitute, she spots an employment advertisement that might change her life. If she can use the dreams that have haunted her for the last four years to land a job with the mysterious Treymane PSI Agency, she might be able to buy a train ticket home to Kentucky.

Agent Cole Swansby is an up and coming detective for Tremayne PSI. There’s only thing that can sink his career: if the boss realizes he’s a skeptic. He’s solved dozens of cases using old-fashioned logic, but he doesn’t believe in the paranormal. Now he’s under tremendous pressure to solve a new case before the president of Midas Mining shows for a week of R&R at The Blade Saloon.

Cole can’t solve this case without some otherworldly help, though, and Annabelle is just the woman for the job. As the two of them are drawn deeper into the mystery of the woman in green, they may not be able to banish the ghost without losing their hearts. To each other.



How the Ghost Was Won by Erin Hayes


From orphan to saloon girl to ghost whisperer, Hattie Hart has been and seen a lot of things in her time. Her new job as a detective with the Tremayne PSI Agency takes her out to the remote town of Carolina City, Nevada on a vague assignment to investigate the disappearance of a US marshal.


Except, when she arrives, she meets the devilishly handsome Grant Madsden, a US marshal who is alive and well. Certainly not missing, but certainly the man of her dreams. So why did her boss send her out to this small boomtown when there’s nothing for her to investigate?


She soon discovers that in Carolina City, there are strange happenings from the afterlife that threaten to kill her or worse. She’ll have to race against time to save her life, the town, and the US marshal she was sent to find—and maybe, if she’s lucky, her heart.


McKee’s Ghost by Anita Philmar


His fiancée called off their engagement after being accosted by a ghost in his house. Now, a beautiful ghost detective has shown up at his ranch, saying his brother has hired her to take care of the unwanted spirit.

Konnor McKee is more than happy with P.S.I Agent Ruth Oliva Wilson. One look and he’s hooked. Now, if he can only get some help from a ghost, he might be able to secure himself a bride after all.

With the return of his ex- fiancé, his life is turned upside down by an angry ghost, a vindictive woman, and a sexy medium. Konnor doesn’t know which way to turn.

Can he get everyone out of this alive and marry the P.S.I Agent? Or has he lost all hope of a happy future because of the ruthless ghost of one of his ancestors?


A Ride Through Time by Charlene Raddon


Ghosts. Murder. Love.  P.S.I. Agent Burke Jameson travels to Eagle Gulch, Colorado to investigate a report of ghost activity at a house where a murder took place in 1881. When his vehicle carrying his P.S.I. equipment dies, and a riderless mare appears, he mounts up, hoping the horse will lead him to her fallen rider. What he finds is a whole new life beyond his imagination.

Clorinda Halstead believes she’s a widow. After all, she was the one who shot her husband, Horace, on a violent night in 1881. He deserved it, the jury concluded. Living with the town marshal and his wife, all Clori wants is to be left alone. Then a stranger, Burke James, joins the household and nothing is ever the same again.

How did Burke find his way through time to the year 1881, and who is haunting the lovely but distant Widow Halstead? Can Burke find the ghost of Eagle Gulch without his P.S.I. equipment? And how will he ever choose between going home to his own time and a life of love and happiness with Clorinda?


The Ghost and the Bridegroom by Patti Sherry-Crews


Life is looking rosy for Abbott Foster when he brings his new bride to his ranch in Arizona. But when he is unable to consummate his marriage due to a malevolent spirit in the bedroom, he is forced to call in Psychic Specters Investigations.

Agent Healy Harrison doesn’t want to accept this case. She has her own demons and likes her quiet life, lived in the anonymity of St. Louis. But Tucson is where she finds herself—with instructions to “Have an adventure! Have a romance!” Things get interesting when she meets handsome Pinkerton detective, Aaron Turrell. Is this the romance she’s meant to have, or when their two cases intersect, will it drive him away?

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Charlene Raddon’s first serious attempt at writing fiction came in 1980 when a vivid dream drove her to drag out a typewriter and begin writing. She’s been writing ever since. Because of a love for romance novels and the Wild West, her primary genre is historical romance. At present, she has five books originally published in paperback by Kensington Books. More recently these were published as e-Books by Tirgearr Publishing. In May, 2016 Charlene self-published her ebooks with new covers. Charlene also designs book covers and other graphic materials for authors at her site, Silver Sage Book Covers


About A Ride Through Time:  Ghosts. Murder. Love.  P.S.I. Agent Burke Jameson travels to Eagle Gulch, Colorado to investigate a report of ghost activity at a house where a murder took place in 1881. When his vehicle carrying his P.S.I. equipment dies, and a riderless mare appears, he mounts up, hoping the horse will lead him to her fallen rider. What he finds is a whole new life beyond his imagination.

Clorinda Halstead believes she’s a widow. After all, she was the one who shot her husband, Horace, on a violent night in 1881. He deserved it, the jury concluded. Living with the town marshal and his wife, all Clori wants is to be left alone. Then a stranger, Burke James, joins the household and nothing is ever the same again.

How did Burke find his way through time to the year 1881, and who is haunting the lovely but distant Widow Halstead? Can Burke find the ghost of Eagle Gulch without his P.S.I. equipment? And how will he ever choose between going home to his own time and a life of love and happiness with Clorinda?


Once more, a whinny and the riderless horse clip-clopped further up the lane. Spook barked.


Frowning, Burke halted. Thanks to his years on Pop’s ranch, he’d learned horse talk and had little doubt what this one wanted. “Gabe, I think he wants me to go with him. I’m going to try to ride him, see if he’ll take me to his owner. Follow in the van but don’t get too close.”

“How am I going to do that with a dead motor?”

“Just try it.” Years at Psychic Specter Investigations had honed Burke’s understanding of the unusual, and instinct told him this was no ordinary situation.

The car door creaked open, and Gabe cursed. In the next instant, Spook stood beside Burke. He barely glanced at the Vizsla, keeping his eyes on the horse instead in case it bolted. “Bad dog. I told you to stay.”

Behind him, the van’s engine roared to life, sweet as apple pie.

Burke considered putting the dog back in the van, then relented. “Stay close, Spook. Understand?”

Spook barked.

Shaking his head, Burke inched closer to the horse. “You want to take me to your owner now? We’ll help him if he’s hurt.” Rather than laying in wait to scare the shit out of him like his peers had twenty years ago.

This time, the animal stood still, watching him over its shoulder. Burke hadn’t dealt with horses since leaving for college, but some things never changed. Including the urge to sneeze around equestrian dander. He walked up beside him, allowing the full beams of the van lights to fall on him. Only he saw now that it wasn’t a him; she was a beautiful dappled gray mare. He patted the long bridge of her nose while she sniffed his hand. As if in approval, she snorted and nodded.

“You like that, huh?” Burke continued to stroke the sleek gray coat, checking her neck, withers, and shoulders. She seemed in good shape.

Skittish, though. She danced away a few steps, whinnied and looked back at him as if to say come on.

“You want me to go with you, show me where your rider is?”

Another nod.

The beautifully expressive creature communicated effortlessly. “Damned if you aren’t a clever one. I’ll call you Silver.”

She stomped her hooves with impatience.

“All right, all right.” Burke retrieved his hat from the van before returning to the mare. He felt naked without it. A quick check of the cinch strap later, he hoisted himself into the saddle. Silver snuffled. To Burke’s surprise, Spook leaped into his lap.

The mare allowed her canine passenger—a bigger surprise yet—and trotted up the road.

Gabe followed in the van.

As he rode, Burke kept a close watch for the absent rider. Not knowing where her missing rider might be Burke gave the gray her head. She’d know where to take him.

A rickety old fence bordered the road on the right side. Didn’t look as if anyone had tended to it in a long time. Fence poles lay on the ground like pick-up sticks.

A few miles later, Burke caught a glimpse of the dark, hulking Halstead house in the distance through the trees. His pulse ratcheted up.

He’d made it back!

This time, as a full-grown, established ghost hunter instead of a fifteen-year-old kid, scared, breathing hard, and wishing more than anything he could turn tail and run home.

Course, home no longer existed. Tract housing occupied the land his father, and his grandfather before him had farmed. Home now was Aurora on the outskirts of Denver, the Colorado headquarters for P.S.I. His parents resided in Heaven.

He realized he was grinning from ear to ear and shut his mouth, lest he end up with his teeth plastered with bugs. Spook looked back over Burke’s shoulder and panted doggie breath in his ear. Tree limbs slapped Burke’s face, and he grabbed to keep his Stetson from flying off. A spider web caught on his whiskery cheek. He wiped it away. The horse leaped over a deadfall, and he hung on tight. A skunk scurried away, its tail a black and white banner in the wind.

Silver leaped over a fallen gate and the trees thinned to nothing, leaving only stumps that dotted the uncleared land.

What the…? Burke tried to turn to look back at the forest they’d left behind but couldn’t with the dog in his lap. Why had someone cut them down? Was the historical society planning to put a parking lot here?

The van’s engine faded to silence. Gabe couldn’t follow across the field. He had to keep to the lane leading to the house. The separation troubled Burke. Number eighteen of the psychic investigators code book: never leave a team member behind. He reached into the pocket of his lamb’s wool coat for his cell phone.

No service. Shit. He could try texting his partner but decided to wait.

He continually scanned for the fallen rider and cursed his inability to see in the deepening shadows. The house remained in view with no trees to block it, but he saw no man on the ground.

At last, they arrived in front of the two-story clapboard structure, the dark windows like eyes staring at him. Spook jumped down and disappeared, probably after a rabbit or squirrel. Burke dismounted.

Halstead. At last.

Lifting his face to the moonlight, he gave in to his earlier whim and howled.

The house appeared pretty much the way he remembered it, although something seemed different. He would figure it out. First, he had better find that injured man. Once that was taken care of and Gabe showed up, they could get to work.

“All right, girl.” He turned to Silver. “Where is your ri…?”

Gone. Vanished. As if the horse never been there.

Burke looked down at his hand that had held the reins. How had the horse pulled free without him noticing?

The hair on his arms and neck rose.


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Poetry of Love: the Engagement Year

Title: Poetry of Love: The Engagement Year

Author: N. N. Light

Genre: Poetry, Love Poetry




Book Blurb:

I had been searching for love my whole life. It took the opening up of the world via technology for me to find my soulmate. Once I laid eyes on her, at the arrivals gate, I knew I was never going to let her go. The following is a collection of poems I wrote to my angel, from our first meeting up until our wedding day. I was working crazy hours as a chef and I had a long commute. I chose my commuting time to pen her a poem each day. These poems speak of our life, our challenges and our growth together…in every aspect they speak of our love.


May this book give someone the courage to let their special someone know how much they care for them and how much they mean to them. Saying I love you is a gift you can give many times a day.


Excerpt #1:

Insecurities and Dreams


Insecurities and dreams

They are a part of us

They stem from when we only felt

That Heaven was impossible

And we only faced Hell.


Our love is all powerful

It surpasses our hopes and dreams

How can insecurity stand up

When soulmates share the love

Of a thousand sun beams.


Excerpt #2:

Our Love


Our love exists in so many ways

Even when parted I feel you

I long for your gaze

Knowing our love is true.


When in the heaven of your arms

I feel our love’s warmth surround me.


Your grace, beauty and charm

Leave me gasping breathless in serenity.


The pureness, sweetness and sincerity

Our so perfect love

Oft compels me to my knees

To thank our Lord above

For our love.



Excerpt #3:

As My Beauty Sleeps


I love to lay and listen

As my beauty sleeps.


The sound of each breath

As my beauty sleeps.


I think how I will awaken her

As my beauty sleeps.


To kiss her softly

That is my plan

As my beauty sleeps.


My lips move close

But I just enjoy listening

As my beauty sleeps.


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Author Biography: N. N. Light is the husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N. Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.

They’re blissfully happy and love all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports, trains, history, cooking and baking. Their mantra is to spread the Light.

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I’m very excited to announce that this year’s Season Of Holiday Box Set, Season of Promises, is now available for preorder.




It’s a season of holiday wishes and promises made. Six fun filled stories to fill your holiday with promise, love and kisses by award winning and bestselling authors.


Unexpected Holiday Bonus by Merry Holly

Suzette has a firm policy of no dating within the company, but Dirk is impossible to resist. Then she discovers the truth. Has she fallen for a corporate spy? Or has Christmas given them a most delicious, unexpected holiday bonus?


The Littlest Angel by Vicki Batman Two people. One ornament for the tree. Can the twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas?



A Promise of Forever by Gerri Brousseau

Courage overcomes a scandalous past and leads to love and A Promise of Forever.


Bad Luck Partners by Award Winning Author Cara Marsi

In Sin City, a couple, unlucky in love, gamble on each other. Win or lose?


Tillie’s Last Match by Bobbi Lerman

Legendary matchmaker, Tillie has one last heart to mend before retiring, but Miriam & Mike may be her hardest match ever. Can she summon the magic one last time to bring the enchantment of love long given up back to life.


A Christmas Promise by Jane Gale

District Attorney Cherry Stevens is rescued by sexy police officer Drake Boarden during an attempted robbery igniting their passion for not only justice but for each other.


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Check out the other Season of Holiday Box sets: Romance

Seasons Of Magic, By Merry Holly.

Seasons Of Magic, By Merry Holly.

Season Of Love, By Merry Holly.

Season Of Love, By Merry Holly.

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Book Spotlight: One More Second Chance by Jana Richards

Title: One More Second Chance
Author: Jana Richards
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, the Lobster Cove Series
Release Date: February 6, 2015


I’m currently giving away a print copy of ONE MORE SECOND CHANCE at Goodreads. For your chance to win, please enter my contest here.


Dr. Alex Campbell has an agenda—finish his contract to provide medical services in Maine, pay off his medical school debt, and head back to his real life in San Diego. But when he meets Julia, all his carefully laid plans are put in jeopardy.
Julia Stewart, Lobster Cove’s high school principal, swears she’ll never let another man drag her away from the home she loves. Her aging parents need her, and the Cove is where she wants to raise her daughter. When her mother’s illness brings her and the big city doctor closer together, panic sets in. Her marriage taught her men don’t stay.
Can she put aside the heartaches of the past and trust Alex enough to accept the love he’s offering? Or will her fear of abandonment mean she’ll send him away forever?





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Excerpt #1: (If you decide to use an excerpt, please choose just one)
“What did the x-ray find?” she asked.
“A spiral fracture of the right arm.” He paused for a moment and took a deep breath as if trying to control his emotions. “I’ve seen this kind of injury before. A fracture like this can be the result of a fall, but it can also be an indication of child abuse. An arm as small as Ava’s will break like a twig if it’s twisted hard enough. I’m obligated to contact the authorities if I suspect abuse.”
Julia stared at him in mute shock, her brain struggling to process his words, as if trying to translate some unintelligible language. The words child abuse rang in her ears. Finally she found her voice.
“You think someone deliberately hurt her?”
“Her injuries are consistent with abuse.”
“I don’t give a damn what they’re consistent with. Ava has not been mistreated. My mother said she fell down the stairs, and if that’s what she said, then that’s what happened.”
“I believe there’s more to the story than a simple fall.”
“If it comes down to believing you or believing my mother, I’m going with my mother.”
“Perhaps you don’t know your mother as well as you think you do.”
Julia sucked in a breath and stared into Dr. Campbell’s dark, accusing eyes. The idea that her mother would hurt Ava was ridiculous. She adored Ava, would do anything for her…
She blinked and looked away, remembering an incident the other day. She’d heard her yelling at Ava about the milk she’d spilled on the kitchen floor, making such a huge deal of it that Ava had cried. It had struck her as strange, since she couldn’t remember her mother yelling at anyone, ever. She wasn’t as patient as she used to be. And how did she explain her strange phone call telling her Ava had been hurt? Of course she’d been upset, but her mother had been nearly incoherent with distress. Was something going on she wasn’t aware of? She was seventy-one now. Maybe looking after a rambunctious five-year-old was too much for her.
No. She shook her head to reject the disloyal thought. Dr. Campbell was the one who was wrong.
“I know my mother. She didn’t do this. It was an accident.”
“We’ll soon find out. Sharon is questioning Ava now.”
Julia stared at the door. “She’ll be scared, all by herself.”
“Sharon’s very good at what she does. She has a way of making kids feel comfortable.”
Julia turned on him, the anger and despair she’d been holding inside spilling out. “And you? Do you enjoy upsetting five-year-olds and turning families’ lives upside down? Does it make you feel powerful to sic the authorities on us?”
“Look, Mrs. Stewart, I take no pleasure in bringing in the authorities. But I’ve seen child abuse, up close and personal, and I can tell you it’s damn ugly. The things parents and caregivers are capable of doing to defenseless children…”
He stopped abruptly, his chest heaving. Closing his eyes, he averted his face and took a deep breath. When he turned back to her, his steely control was back in place. “So yeah, if I have even the smallest suspicion that a child has been abused, I’m going to ask questions. And I’m not going to apologize for it.”


Excerpt #2:
They drank their tea in silence, but the silence didn’t feel awkward. Julia felt soothed, the stress slowly leaving her body. Perhaps her grandmother had been onto something. The tea seemed to be working.
She finished the last of it and set down the cup. “I should be going. I left Ava with Tracy, and she’s probably hungry by now.”
Julia got to her feet and headed to the front door, with Alex following her. “Thanks for the tea, and for listening. I guess I needed both today.”
“Anytime. Seriously, Julia, anytime you need to talk, about anything, give me a call.”
She wondered if he was speaking as a doctor, as a friend, or as a man. Which one did she want him to be?
“Thank you.”
“I’ll try to keep an eye out for your folks, see if there’s anything I can do for them.”
She was touched by his offer. “I really appreciate that, but I know how busy you are.”
He waved away her concern. “It’s no big deal. I appreciate my grandmother’s neighbors checking in on her, and I’d be happy to do the same.”
He really did understand how she felt. “In that case, thank you.”
She opened the front door and stepped outside. Turning to Alex, she smiled. His thick hair had begun to dry, and the dark strands gleamed in the spring sunshine. Her breath caught in her throat at his beauty.
“Bye, Alex.”
“Bye. Take care.”
Julia hurried down the steps and across the lawn to her car. An appreciation for his looks was as far she could take any relationship with him. Her life was too complicated, too full already. And she would never get involved with a man who planned to leave Lobster Cove in only a few more months.


Excerpt #3:
Beth fanned herself with a napkin, giving an exaggerated sigh. “If only I was fifteen years younger and twenty pounds lighter, I’d be all over the good doctor.”
Julia laughed. “Aren’t you forgetting something? Or someone? You know, Marty? The guy you go home to every night?”
“Marty?” Beth pretended to think about the question. “The name does sound vaguely familiar.”
“It should. You’ve only been married to him for the last twenty years.”
“What can I say? A pretty face like Alex Campbell’s can turn the head of even the most devoted wife.”


When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.
In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou and several unnamed goldfish. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at


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Author Bobbi Lerman talks about the Jitters of being published.

“Would you like to write a Chanukah themed novella for an upcoming holiday anthology?” My writer friend Marian Lanouette asked me back in the fall of 2014.  


I was more than a little flattered by the invitation to join this group of talented authors. Not to mention a little anxious where I had never written a novella before. I loved the idea; holiday stories are some of my favorites to read. They never fail to inspire, make me smile and always have a happy ending, (at least the ones I gravitate to). I loved the idea of creating my own tale. I just had one problem. I kept coming up blank for a story idea I could embrace until I sat down for the Jewish New Year celebration dinner one fall night a few years ago with my boisterous, loving, but in your face family and my up until then missing muse.

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Listening to my siblings, my nieces, nephews and assorted cousins banter back and forth, give opinions on everyone’s personal life whether asked or not brought up memories of my mom, Tillie and my aunts Koko and Florence who always believed everyone’s true love waited for them and could be found if the person just knew how and where to look. My mother was a repressed matchmaker; my aunt and a couple of my cousins (who shall remain nameless) were not so subtle. From that dinner along with a few deliberate nudges from my muse, Tillie the possibly otherworldly, definitely magical, always on the verge of retiring to Bocca matchmaker was born.


I was drawn to the idea of one family needing assistance in finding their own true loves. I based a lot of the personality traits of my character’s on family members. And yes, it is possible I may have imbibed them with a lot of exaggerated yet fun embellishments and okay, maybe a bit here and there was based on the irrepressible characters from the old TV show, The Nanny, most of whom I swear was based on my family members.


I’m more of a panster when it comes to plotting. I knew only two things for certain when I sat down to write the first story. One, the women in this family had given up on true love existing at least for them and the concept of happily ever after? For them just some far fetched fairy tale. Second, Tillie had more than one story in her.  Lucky for Tillie, and me The Season of Anthology has was followed from the first stories featured in Season of Magic, to Season of Love, Season of Surprises and the upcoming Season of Promises where I get to weave the tale of Tillie’s last match, or is it?


I hope the readers enjoy Tillie and her adventures as much as I have enjoyed writing them.  

 Author Bio:

Bobbi PhotoA self-proclaimed “muse locater,” Bobbi has been running workshops for over fifteen years aimed at helping writers unblock and find their voice and inspiration. She founded Scribbler’s Ink, an active online community and website offering interviews with authors, writing tips, daily prompts, workshops and retreats.


Bobbi Lerman’s love for writing began at a young age when she would spend her afternoon crafting short stories about her extended familyin the three decker home she grew up in and about life on the North Shore of Mass. she earned a degree in Fine Arts from Mass Art, and is a member of the Romance Writer’s of America, and the New England Romance Writers. 


Through the years, Bobbi’s writing has evolved to cover a multitude of topics, from travel writing for blogs such as Wanderlust Woman, View from the Pier and others. Today she primarly writes Historical Medieval Romance and travel essays.


When she isn’t writing ro work-shopping, Bobbi loves to travel, having spent time living in Europe. Today, she and her husband and cat Skye, make their home in Nahant. 


Bobbi is the author of three novella’s; Matchmaker, Matchmaker, An Unexpected Match and Providence in the Seasons Of Anthologies.  

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We’re Leading Up to Season of Promises…

We’re Leading Up to Season of Promises with post from authors in previous Season of Books. Yesterday we visited with Gerri Brousseau, who explained how her short story became a series featured in each of the Season of books.


Tomorrow we’ll visit with Bobbi Lerman. She talks about her invitation to contribute to the series, as well as the nerves she had to control to publish her first story. I can’t wait to read it.


After all authors have posted, they’ll be a drawing. Two lucky readers who commented will receive an autographed copy of the first book in the series Season of Magic.

Seasons Of Magic, By Merry Holly.

Seasons Of Magic, By Merry Holly.

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A Series Was Born


Today I welcome author Gerri Brousseau

A Series Was Born

I never thought about writing a series, and when I was asked to join the amazing authors of Season of Magic and write a holiday novella, I didn’t expect my story, The Yuletide Bride, to lead into one. But, I’m getting ahead of myself in the telling of how this happened. I had never written a novella before. I was thrilled at being invited to join these remarkable authors involved and couldn’t wait to get started.

Seasons Of Magic, By Merry Holly.

Seasons Of Magic, By Merry Holly.



Now as often times it happens to authors, I sat before the computer staring at a blank page with the cursor flashing and no idea what to write. And then the idea for The Yuletide Bride blossomed, and I allowed the characters to reveal their story as I typed. But a funny thing happened. When I had finished telling the story of Stuart Nelson, I found that I wasn’t through with the other wonderful characters of the story. Stuart Nelson’s father, Lord Robert, always the quintessential gentleman that he is, politely requested that he have the opportunity to tell the beloved readers a story of his own. Thus, Puppy Love was written and published in the second Season of Series, Season of Love Box Set.


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Ah, now I should feel a sense of completion, and yet I did not. I pondered this for a day or so when I was promptly scolded and brought to task by the powerful Dowager Duchess, Lady Esther who insisted that her tale be told. Thus, Enticed by a Laird was born. This feisty grand dame’s story appears in the Season of Surprises Holiday Box Set.


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And now I certainly must be finished, I thought. But alas, that was not the case. Far in the recesses of my mind a small voice echoed, a voice from novella’s past. Surely the dear readers would want to know what became of the villainous Lady Roxanne who tried to thwart Stuart Nelson’s plans in The Yuletide Bride. Could it be that the villain, our relentless antagonist of The Yuletide Bride should now become the heroine? Would Lady Roxanne Rothchild finally find her happily ever after? Well dear readers, you are sure to find out because her story will be told in A Promise of Forever, set to release this coming holiday season in Season of Promise.


I have to tell you that writing of a series, although unexpected, was so much fun; and working with a group of fantastic authors so enjoyable that I look forward to being invited to take part in more to come.

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gerriAuthor Bio:

Gerri was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended Connecticut State University. One night after a strange dream about a dream catcher, she was inspired to write According To Legend. Most of the novel was written while she commuted to and from work on the train. Since that time, Gerri has also written A Pirate’s Ransom, To Kill a Monarch, The Yuletide Bride (in the Season of Magic Anthology), Puppy Love (in the Season of Love Anthology), Enticed by a Laird (in the Season of Surprises Anthology), and coming this Christmas A Promise of Forever (in the Season of Promises Holiday Anthology).

In 2012 Gerri served as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers of America and is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Gerri has also served on the Board of Directors of CTRWA as a Member-At-Large.

Gerri still lives in Connecticut with her beloved pug, Mimi.


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Happy Saturday! What Are You Reading

Today is Blog Party Saturday over at the Exquisite Quills. Jump over there and find new authors to you and their websites.

Here’s the link:Exquisite Quills


Last weekend with the 4th of July holiday I turned off my electronics, except of course, my Nook. With the electronics off I read three books in three days. It was glorious. I read one for research, one for my guilty pleasure and one to intrigue me.


Yes, three very different genres. I love romance and mysteries. When an author combines the two into a romantic suspense I’m in heaven.


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Here are some of the authors I’ve read in the last month and a half.

Serenity Woods
Heather Choate
Kristine Cayne.
Lucy Kevin (Bella Andre)
Jamie K. Schmidt.
Vanessa Waltz.
Cheryl Yeko.
N.N. Light
Kayelle Allen
Sylvia Pierce.
Lily Zante.
Maggie Shayne.
Alexandra Ivy.
Laura Wright.
Bronwyn Green
Gail Ingis
Danielle Stewart.

Have you read any New To You Authors lately?

Enjoy your weekend, and stay safe.


If you’d like to connect with me here’s my Amazon Author’s Page.  Please check me out.

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Charlene Whitehouse you won the $10 Amazon gift card.
Audrey Steward you won More Than I Wished For
Kim Hansen you won If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery.



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Two Covers one book: The Christmas cover is up now. I know I’m reversed. I posted the Summer Cover during the cold, snowy months.

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More Than I Wished For

Hi everyone, on April 12th More Than I Wished For releases. It’s Chase and Noelle’s complete story in one book for the first time. All stories previously appeared in the Season of Anthologies.

I would love to get some love for the book. Please share the Media Sheet below on all your social media sites. As a thank you and for being so awesome your name will be entered into a drawing for a free book and a $5.00 Amazon gift card.

Thank you, Merry/Marian

Media Sheet:

More Than I Wished For trilogy

Release Date: April 12, 2016

Author: Merry Holly

Publisher: Lan Hop Independently published

Word Count: 75,000

Page Count: 241

ISBN E: 978-0-996-3821-7-5



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Book Description: A whirlwind holiday romance, a rushed wedding, to relocating tropical Island of , challenge Chase and Noelle as they adjust to each other and life as a couple.


Noel Noel Noel by Merry Holly

Season of Magic

Dumped and lonely, is it possible to find love at the local mall? Noelle thinks not, but a chance encounter with Chase Clayborne while Christmas shopping has her rethinking her rigid set of rules as sparks flare between them.


A Wedding and a Promise by Merry Holly

Season of Love

A Christmas engagement leads to a Valentine Wedding. Noelle wants to slow down the wedding while she and Chase get to know each other better. In her opinion 63 days of dating is too soon to marry a person.

Marriage wasn’t on Chase’s mind when he headed home for the holidays. But a chance meeting sends him straight into Noelle’s arms. Once he laid eyes on her his heart was gone forever. But he has a secret. One he’s afraid to tell her for fear she’ll break the engagement.


Noelle’s Surprise by Merry Holly

Season of Surprises

Married life isn’t what she thought it would be. Now life changing news has Noelle trying to find the right time to tell Chase it. Lately they’ve been arguing more and more. Maybe they married too soon.

Frustrated at Noelle’s unhappiness, Chase has tried everything to combat it. But her mood swings are driving him crazy. When he finds a brochure on plastic surgery, he flips out. His beautiful wife doesn’t need it. How can he finish the project he’s working on while keeping her happy and on the island until its completion?



In a season filled with secrets, Noelle’s got a big one—it will change their lives forever. How will Chase react to the news?


More Than I Wished For


Excerpt: Noelle’s Surprise

The plane bounced on the tarmac a couple of times before it settled and taxied down the runway. Chase smiled at her when she loosened her death grip on his hand. This was it—their new home for the next nine months. Would she like it? Adjust? Noelle certainly hoped so. Paradise or not, she didn’t know anyone but Chase here. How would she fit in with his clients? Pushing those thoughts away for another time, she decided to enjoy her last week with him before he started work on his next project. All to herself, mmmm! What would she do with him? A smile tugged at the corner of her mouth.  Oh yeah, she knew exactly what she was going to do with him and to him.

“What’s the smile for?”

“You’ll find out when you take me home,” she whispered.


Standing, she stretched, working out the kinks in her back before reaching into the overhead bin for their bags.

“I’ll get that, darling,” Chase said, pushing out of his seat, crouched over like a pretzel as not to hit his head on the plane’s ceiling.

She stepped forward to allow him to climb into the aisle behind her. “Thanks, honey, it feels good to stretch.” With that she rubbed her lower back.

“I’ll take care of that too, shortly,” he said, his voice husky with need.

Hot glowing coals splotched across her face. Quickly she looked around to make sure no one had overheard him. “Behave.”


People started moving forward, pushing her and Chase along the aisle to disembark the plane, interrupting their conversation. And a good thing too, she thought. Would this feeling of love and want ever abate? She hoped not. The warm, humid air hit her in the face as she stepped up to the exit. Palm trees everywhere she looked swayed in the soft ocean breeze beyond the runway. Airport personnel wearing shorts in February all seemed so foreign to her. It was a wonderful welcome after leaving the snowy skies of Connecticut. Though that first hour in the air was touch and go, turbulence rocked the plane like a boat on rough seas. Thoughts of death plagued her as she downed vodka and tonics faster than Andrew Miller could throw a pitch for the Yankees. She believed Chase still had her nail marks in his forearm.

While Chase collected their luggage, Noelle decided to head to the door to hail a cab to save time and started walking away from him.

“Noelle,” Chase called out.

“I’m going to grab a cab.” The floral, peppery air filled her senses. It smelled delicious.

He caught up to her with their suitcases under his arms and pointed. Naturally he thought of everything. A big shiny limo parked at the curb, a driver holding up a sign with their name on it both thrilled and embarrassed her.

Their name.  Her name. Mr. & Mrs. Chase Clayborne in big letters it announced to the world we’re a unit. Two weeks ago she was Noelle Eve Barnes. Today she was Noelle Clayborne. And she loved how it sounded.

The driver took their bags while Chase helped her into the backseat. Stepping in from the humid air into the frigid air-conditioned car sent waves of shivers up and down her arms and legs. Her yellow sundress offered no warmth.

“Well, Mrs. Clayborne, what do you think?” Chase asked.

“It’s beautiful. I want to see the rest of the island today. Will we have time?”

“Time stands still here. This week is yours. Anything you want to do, we do.” He draped his arm around her shoulder, pulled her in close, and rubbed his hands up and down her arms to warm her.



All Stories in More Than I Wished For appeared in the Season of Anthologies.



I loved how each story ended with the author sharing a favorite, delicious-sounding recipe.
5 stars. Heartwarming Holiday Tales. A Season of Magic is a great read. Five heartwarming tales of love, romance and food. Did I mention the recipes? I can’t wait to try making my own homemade Rosie’s Christmas Cookies. You can’t go wrong with this collection after all it is reading and cooking in one!

5 stars, Delightful Reads Seasons of Love, a Box Set containing five delightful novellas by noted romance authors, is a perfect choice for times you need a break from the craziness of our world. Each story is different, yet compelling in its own way. In Wedding and a Promise by Merry Holly, a prospective bride is concerned when she realizes her fiancé is filthy rich and there’s so much she doesn’t know about him. In Bobbi Lerman’s Unexpected Match, a nurse hooks up with a restored coma patient to whom she’s revealed her innermost thoughts. Stacy Hoff had me craving chocolate in Love Delights, when coworkers compete for a promotion and end up you know where. Beachcomber Valentine is actually part of by Stephanie Queen’s Beachcomber Series, continuing the angst between two detectives who lust after each other but can’t quite get it together. I loved multi-published Gerri Brousseau’s English caper, Puppy Love. Two dogs, who are smitten, lead a wealthy Lord to find true love. All the stories in this volume are light and fun to read—a good reason to buy the book.


5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous collection of holiday stories

5 stars, Season of Surprises is a lovely collection of stories that will get you in the holiday mood early! In Merry Holly’s story, Noelle’s Surprise, Noelle and Chase and a small circle of associates confront one another in questions of trust under the glare of the Florida sun. It takes Christmas in July to shed light on their true situations. To read more of this review and other 5 star ones click on this link:




Marian Lanouette aka Merry Holly information

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Author bio:

One of ten children Marian Lanouette/Merry Holly took up writing to explore new and adventurous places. While her friends traveled on planes for vacation, Marian/Merry traveled in books. With an overactive imagination she started creating her own characters and stories. Marian’s first book If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery was followed up with Burn in Hell the following winter.

The Season of Anthologies are Marian/Merry’s brain child. The books in the series include the following; Season of Magic Holiday Box Set (2014), Season of Love (2015), Season of Surprises Holiday Box Set (2015) and Season of Thrills mystery/suspense/ thriller box set (2015). Season of Magic hit the Amazon Bestselling list. She plans many more books in the Season of Series.

An avid reader, she discovered her love of mysteries by reading the Daily News as a youngster. Intrigued by the real life crimes, and how the police worked and eventually solved cases, ignited her imagination beyond the ordinary.  Her love of romance and adventure came about while reading the gossip columns.

Marian has many books planned for Jake Carrington and his crew. The third book in the series Mated for Life will be out in late 2016 as will Season of Promises Box Set.




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