Wednesday, September 21, 2016

~ Soon You'll Be CRUSHING ON LOVE! ~








The Bradens are a series of stand alone novels that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series.


"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

In CRUSHING ON LOVE... 



Blurb ~


Steve Johnson is living his life's passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control—after all, she's only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn't do casual affairs.

Shannon's return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she's been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve's intent on keeping his distance.

When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. And when all his attempts fail, he's left with no alternative but to follow Shannon's guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon's assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too? 






WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)
***
Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series:

SNOW SISTERS
THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)
THE REMINGTONS
THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)
THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)
SEASIDE SUMMERS
WILD BOYS AFTER DARK

For a complete reading guide, family tree, checklists, and more, visit Melissa's website.






You can purchase CRUSHING ON LOVE here:


Author Bio ~


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.


Monday, September 12, 2016

~ This Is One Book That Is WANTED! ~







Please welcome back the wonderful Marissa Garner with her newest release in the fabulous FBI Heat Series! Here's the romantic suspense/romantic thriller WANTED:



BLURB ~

For San Diego’s elite FBI agents, risking their lives is standard procedure when it comes to capturing the city’s most dangerous criminals—but falling in love is the greatest risk of all.



Kat MacKenzie knows something is terribly wrong at the Diablo Beach Nuclear Power Plant, but she can’t figure out if it’s computer error, equipment malfunction, or human sabotage. Unfortunately, the only person she can trust with the problem is the man she left at the altar two years ago. If Dillon doesn’t already hate her, he surely will once he discovers why she abandoned him.



The last person he expects to call him is the woman who broke his heart. But FBI Special Agent Dillon O’Malley can’t ignore Kat’s plea for help—not when national security may be at stake. As enemies become clear and catastrophe threatens, can Kat and Dillon put the past behind them to save the day and secure their future?






EXCERPT ~

Dillon ordered a large, meat-lovers pizza for delivery to his apartment before he left the office. Just as he disconnected, another call came in from the annoying anonymous number. He ignored it and headed straight home. Monday Night Football awaited him instead of another workout. Vegging in front of the TV for a few hours tonight seemed like a good idea so his mind could wrestle with the major career decision he needed to make.

The pizza delivery guy arrived shortly after he did. Within minutes, Dillon leaned back in the leather recliner with a plateful of meaty pizza and a longneck Corona, complete with a sliver of lime.

His iPhone rang again from where it lay on the end table. Irritation bubbled to the surface at the sight of the same number. He shook his head. The damn telemarketer should get a raise for perseverance alone. But enough was enough. He grabbed the phone.

“Whatever you’re selling, I’m not buying. Quit calling me.”

As he pulled the phone away from his ear, ready to slam it on the table, he heard a woman’s faint voice. “Dillon?”

Who knew two syllables could pack such a punch? But they did and knocked the wind right out of him.

“Dillon?” came the barely audible voice again. “Are you there?”

Although the words were a whisper, he identified the caller instantly. Slowly, he placed the phone back against his ear and said the only word his paralyzed brain could produce. “Yeah.”

She didn’t answer for several seconds, and before she did, he heard her gulp. Twice.

“It’s me. Kat. Katriona MacKenzie.”

What the hell? How many Kats did she think he knew? There had been and always would be only one Kat in his life.

When he didn’t respond, she spoke louder. “Dillon? Can you hear me?”

“Yeah,” he managed again around a boulder in his throat. Lame, lame, lame. After two years and what she’d done to him, he should have more to say to her. A lot more.

“Am I…interrupting…anything?” she asked hesitantly.

God, he wished he could say something like Yeah, I’m in the middle of screwing my wife’s brains out or I’m on the other line with the President or I’m busy saving the world. But he was just watching football. Alone. So what could he say? “No,” he muttered, the tightness in his chest threatening to choke off his single-syllable words entirely.

“Uh…how are you?”

Thank God, her words sounded strangled also.

“Um, I’m great. Awesome, in fact. Never been better.” He cringed and closed his eyes. Shit, that was over the top.

“Good. I…I’m really glad.”

“You?” Damn, back to single syllables. And he still couldn’t breathe right.

“I’m…okay.”

Then she stalled. He sensed Kat was losing her courage, but he’d be damned if he would make it easier for her.

She sighed heavily. “This was a mistake. Sorry to bother you, Dillon. Bye-o.”

And just like that, she was gone. But not without a last dagger to his heart by using their special good-bye.


LINKS ~

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1PO4Euv

B&N: http://bit.ly/1rh8yE1

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UI5wjz

iTunes: http://apple.co/1ZF5g9s








AUTHOR BIO ~


Marissa Garner is a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, she cut pictures of people out of her mother’s magazines and turned them into characters in her simple stories. Now she writes edgy romantic thrillers, steamy contemporary romance, and sexy paranormal romantic suspense. Her stories will titillate your mind as well as your libido. She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, but enjoys traveling from Athens to Anchorage to Acapulco and many locations in between.



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Series info:

HUNTED (FBI Heat #1) http://amzn.to/1PjQLGK

TARGETED (FBI Heat #2) http://amzn.to/1P0zz2Y 






Saturday, September 10, 2016

~ Fall Under The Spell of MORGAN D'ARCY: A VAMPYRE RHAPSODY! ~










This new book, my third from The Wild Rose Press, is a collection of short works featuring Morgan D’Arcy, the hero in Sinners’ Opera, the book of my heart. In edits on Rhapsody, my editor asked for more about Isabeau. She is the heroine in Sinner’s Opera and a continuous thread through most of the stories. I wrote the following in answer to this request, but she then clarified and wanted it—since all of the stories are from Morgan’s first-person POV—from his viewpoint. But this is it as it was originally written. I had envisioned it originally as a Epilogue, titled Never Goodbye.


Because Morgan was the first character to “speak” to me, this book is special. To celebrate its release, I will give one commenter a PDF of Sinners’ Opera.




Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody
By Linda Nightingale
From The Wild Rose Press
Cover Artist:  Debbie Taylor
Editor:  Callie Lynn Wolfe




A titled lord, concert pianist, and … vampire, Morgan D’Arcy has everything he wants…except what he most desires…the woman of his dreams—the search is on.

Rating:  Spicy
Digital Price:  $3.99
Print Price:  $13.99


Blurb ~

The greatest enemy of a vampire is boredom. Four centuries of existence have taught Lord Morgan Gabriel D'Arcy to fear nothing and no one. Humans and their weapons have little chance against his preternatural speed and arcane powers. Vampires are viral mutations of human DNA. Still, the Vampyre code requires secrecy, and he has learned to hide his nature from the world. The lure of mortality, of a life in the sun, puts Morgan again and again at the mercy of calculating human women though they fail to consider his charm and determination into the equation. However, even grooming a future bride from infancy proves to be fraught with heartbreak. And second chances are not always what they seem unless... you are Morgan. Immortality and beauty, aren’t they grand?

“…Morgan…is a tour de force of egotism, wit, sensuality, and talent…” ~Author Toni V. Sweeney

 “Morgan D’Arcy is a class act and the most arresting vampire I’ve ever encountered in literature or films.” ~ Historical and Paranormal Romance Author Beth Trissel


Excerpt ~

Never Goodbye

Isabeau, my Isabeau.
Isabeau with blonde-streaked brown hair and the most beautiful purple eyes. How could she forget me so quickly and return to that bastard?  Dark-haired, dark-eyed John Payne—my complete opposite—was my sworn enemy. One day soon, he’d die.
The Grim Reaper—with fangs—would teach him that Isabeau was mine.
I’d been present at her birth, had chosen her to be my wife in that moment, and had watched over her as her guardian angel. She’d been the most exquisite blonde child.
I’d influenced her career choice and financed her education by grants through anonymous foundations. I’d even bought her a white Andalusian horse. These things I’d given her. She’d given me more than I’d ever dreamed. To this unknown bargain, Isabeau had brought beauty, grace, and a vast intelligence. As a geneticist, she could find a cure for the fatal gene of madness that all progeny of vampires and mortals suffered. She had the required vampire DNA, mine in fact, but she didn’t know about the flawed chromosome. It was tragedy that she’d driven me away before I could confess.
Isabeau had been born in Beaufort, South Carolina. Her parents were friends that I’d chosen carefully to breed my future bride. She’d attended the College of Charleston, one of the finest Ivy League universities, and returned to Charleston when LifeGen, a genetics firm, offered her a position.
I’d given her my heart, unconditionally, and she’d broken it. After she banished me from her life, she returned my letters, deleted my emails, and refused my phone calls. Why? She’d discovered how I shaped her life and accused me of manipulating her.
For the thousandth time, I lifted a phone to my ear to make a hopeless call. This time, I was in Charleston. She wouldn’t recognize the number as I was ringing her from my hotel room.
“Hello.” Her voice! Music to my ears.
For a moment, I couldn’t speak, then I took a deep breath, and plunged. “Isabeau, you must talk with me.”
“Morgan, I’ve made it perfectly clear that I never want to hear from you again.” Anger stained her voice a shade deeper.
I imagined her in her sunshine yellow kitchen, leaning against the granite counter, coffee brewing and filling the room with its rich scent. Isabeau was tall and beautiful with a captivating smile. At the moment, unfortunately, she’d be frowning.
God, how I missed her! She was my light—I her dark—two pieces of a soul.
“Please, don’t ring off.” I paced the confines of my hotel room. “I’m in Charleston. I want to see you.”
“I have a date,” she said coolly.
A vision of Isabeau dressed for a night out on the town blinded me. Was she wearing one of the lovely dresses I’d given her while we lived our idyll in my house on the Battery? The Rover House overlooked the ocean. She’d left her Orange Street home to come to me. For five short months, we’d lived in a dreamlike state of bliss...together at last.
“A date with that bastard John Payne.” My hand fisted at my side. I wanted to strike something or someone. Tonight, the Royal Pain would join his ancestors.
“It’s none of your business.”
“You’re carrying my child, Isabeau. That makes it my business.” I washed to a halt by the bed. “You love me.”




Author Bio ~



Born in South Carolina, Linda has lived in England, Canada, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta and Houston.  She’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer, having bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for many years.

Linda has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award.   She is the mother of two wonderful sons, a retired legal assistant, member of the Houston Symphony League, and enjoys events with her car club.  Among her favorite things are her two marvelous sons, a snazzy black convertible, and her parlor grand piano.  She loves to dress up and host formal dinner parties.

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LNightingale - @Lnightingale
Web Site:  http://www.lindanightingale.com – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.
Blog:  https://lindanightingale.wordpress.com/ - Lots of interesting guests & prizes

Book Video: 


Other Reads by Linda Nightingale:

Gemini Rising – Controversial Dark Fantasy with deep psychological undertones




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

~ Hey There, I've Got A Mission For You...MISSION TO NEW EARTH ~








I'll give you the details on that mission in a second. First, let's meet Marsh Rayburn...


[Interviewer whispers] OMG, would you look at this guy? Six feet two inches of fabulous male. I swear there isn’t an inch of fat on him. And those shoulders. A mile wide, at least. Dreamy dark eyes, dark hair. [regular voice] Marsh, come on in.



[Interviewer whispers] He has a loose-limbed walk, almost a swagger. And when we shook hands . . . OMG, his clasp was warm and firm and made me feel like I’m the most important person in the world and he would take care of me. [regular voice] Ladies and gentleman, I’d like you to meet Marsh Rayburn, second in command of the Mission to New Earth. Marsh, have a seat. Welcome.



Marsh: Thank you. I’m happy to be here to tell your readers about our mission to find a planet conducive to humanity. This is an exciting venture by the United Earth Space Agency. Three planets have been identified in the so-called Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot, not too cold, but just the right environment for humans. Our team—



Interviewer: Hang on, Marsh. We want to know about you, not your mission. Tell us about yourself.

Marsh: [shifts uncomfortably] What do you want to know? 

Interviewer: We want to know about Marsh the man, not the astronaut. 

Marsh: I’d rather talk about the mission. With all the crises on Earth, it’s imperative that we find an alternate planet, in case of evacuation.

Interviewer [snorts]: Like that’s going to happen. C’mon, Marsh, throw me a bone here. Tell us where you grew up.

Marsh: [shakes head] I’m afraid Earth is on its last legs. We have screwed up this planet big time.

Interviewer [shoots a warning look]

Marsh: Okay, okay. I grew up on the family farm in Nebraska. Played basketball in high school. Got a scholarship to the University of Michigan. Graduated with an engineering degree. Joined the Navy then volunteered for the New Earth mission. Listen, I’d rather talk about the mission.

Interviewer [shakes finger at him]: Uh, uh, uh. Tell us about your family.

Marsh: [deep sigh] I’m the oldest of eight—even split, four boys, four girls. Like my parents, they’re all farmers. My brothers have taken over the family farm so Dad could retire. My sisters married farmers. Together they have fourteen kids.

Interviewer: Then you’re the only one who isn’t married and isn’t a farmer. How does your family feel about you going off on a one-way trip to . . . what’s the name of that planet? Serenity?


Marsh: That’s right. Our team named our destination planet Serenity to convey our hope of a serene life for its inhabitants. My family would rather I stay here on Earth.

Interviewer: Wow. Not too supportive, huh? How did your upbringing influence who you are today?

Marsh: My parents drilled into us a sense of responsibility and service. I think they meant service to the community, but I took it to mean service to our country—the United Americas—and to Earth itself.

Interviewer: Okay, let’s get down to the best part. What was your first thought when you met Sara Grenard?

Marsh [smiles broadly]: I took one look into those gorgeous blue eyes, and I was a goner.

Interviewer: Why did you fall for her?

Marsh [still grinning]: She is one kick-ass woman. I’d seen her during initial training at White Sands, New Mexico. She has a quiet, efficient way of getting people to work together. That’s why she’s commander of our mission, not me. I’m a my way or the highway kind of guy. Anyway, during training, she pinned me to the mat and laid a sizzling kiss on me. I knew then I’d met my future mate.

Interviewer: Whew. Is it getting hot in here? [clears throat] Why did you choose to go on this mission?

Marsh: Figured I had a lot to offer the team. I wanted to make a difference. That probably sounds hokey. I’d been in a few fire fights while I was in the SEALS. I wanted to do something good for humankind.

Interviewer: Doesn’t sound hokey to me. So tell me, how would you spend a free day?

Marsh [snorts]: What’s a free day? We’re working night and day to get ready for this mission. After the tsunami that wiped out the entire East Coast, the Powers That Be crammed eight years of training into four. We have to find another home before more disasters hit Earth.

Interviewer: Okay, I get it. But if you did have a free day . . .

Marsh: I’d spent it with Sara on a beach—she loves the water. Not likely to get that here on Titan. But if Serenity lives up to its pictures, we’ll have that beach. [stands] I have to get back to work. [strides away]

Interviewer: Uh, sure. Thanks for the interview. Bye. Well, that’s it, folks. Marsh Rayburn and his team will head off to Serenity tomorrow. We wish them Godspeed and good luck.

Here are the deets on Diane Burton’s Mission to New Earth: a novella

Genre: science fiction romance
Release date: August 31, 2016
Length: 88 pages (25k words)



Blurb ~




Earth’s overpopulation and dwindling resources force the United Earth Space Agency to ramp up exploration of new planets for a possible new home. As Sara Grenard and her team prepare for launch, are they ready for the one-way trip? Will they be in time to save humankind?



Amazon - https://amzn.com/B01JXZR0AK



Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/mission-to-new-earth-a-novella


iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/mission-to-new-earth-a-novella/id1148678942?mt=11

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mission-to-new-earth-diane-burton/1124495394?ean=2940156923311

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/661493

Amazon ~ Kobo ~ iTunes ~ Smashwords ~ Barnes & Noble



Giveaway ~



a Rafflecopter giveaway






Author Bio ~






Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing romantic fiction. Besides the science fiction romance Switched and Outer Rim series, she is the author of One Red Shoe, a romantic suspense, and the Alex O’Hara PI mystery series. She is also a contributor to two anthologies: Portals, Volume 2 and How I Met My Husband. Diane and her husband live in West Michigan. They have two children and three grandchildren.

For more info and excerpts from her books, visit Diane’s website: http://www.dianeburton.com



Links ~

Blog: http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/dmburton72

Facebook:



https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2902110.Diane_Burton

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dmburton72/

Amazon author page: 

http://amzn.com/e/B00683MH5E

Sign up for Diane’s newsletter: 




~ Hey There, I've Got A Mission For You...MISSION TO NEW EARTH ~








I'll give you the details on that mission in a second. First, let's meet Marsh Rayburn...


[Interviewer whispers] OMG, would you look at this guy? Six feet two inches of fabulous male. I swear there isn’t an inch of fat on him. And those shoulders. A mile wide, at least. Dreamy dark eyes, dark hair. [regular voice] Marsh, come on in.



[Interviewer whispers] He has a loose-limbed walk, almost a swagger. And when we shook hands . . . OMG, his clasp was warm and firm and made me feel like I’m the most important person in the world and he would take care of me. [regular voice] Ladies and gentleman, I’d like you to meet Marsh Rayburn, second in command of the Mission to New Earth. Marsh, have a seat. Welcome.



Marsh: Thank you. I’m happy to be here to tell your readers about our mission to find a planet conducive to humanity. This is an exciting venture by the United Earth Space Agency. Three planets have been identified in the so-called Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot, not too cold, but just the right environment for humans. Our team—


Interviewer: Hang on, Marsh. We want to know about you, not your mission. Tell us about yourself.

Marsh: [shifts uncomfortably] What do you want to know? 

Interviewer: We want to know about Marsh the man, not the astronaut. 

Marsh: I’d rather talk about the mission. With all the crises on Earth, it’s imperative that we find an alternate planet, in case of evacuation.

Interviewer [snorts]: Like that’s going to happen. C’mon, Marsh, throw me a bone here. Tell us where you grew up.

Marsh: [shakes head] I’m afraid Earth is on its last legs. We have screwed up this planet big time.

Interviewer [shoots a warning look]

Marsh: Okay, okay. I grew up on the family farm in Nebraska. Played basketball in high school. Got a scholarship to the University of Michigan. Graduated with an engineering degree. Joined the Navy then volunteered for the New Earth mission. Listen, I’d rather talk about the mission.

Interviewer [shakes finger at him]: Uh, uh, uh. Tell us about your family.

Marsh: [deep sigh] I’m the oldest of eight—even split, four boys, four girls. Like my parents, they’re all farmers. My brothers have taken over the family farm so Dad could retire. My sisters married farmers. Together they have fourteen kids.

Interviewer: Then you’re the only one who isn’t married and isn’t a farmer. How does your family feel about you going off on a one-way trip to . . . what’s the name of that planet? Serenity?


Marsh: That’s right. Our team named our destination planet Serenity to convey our hope of a serene life for its inhabitants. My family would rather I stay here on Earth.

Interviewer: Wow. Not too supportive, huh? How did your upbringing influence who you are today?

Marsh: My parents drilled into us a sense of responsibility and service. I think they meant service to the community, but I took it to mean service to our country—the United Americas—and to Earth itself.

Interviewer: Okay, let’s get down to the best part. What was your first thought when you met Sara Grenard?

Marsh [smiles broadly]: I took one look into those gorgeous blue eyes, and I was a goner.

Interviewer: Why did you fall for her?

Marsh [still grinning]: She is one kick-ass woman. I’d seen her during initial training at White Sands, New Mexico. She has a quiet, efficient way of getting people to work together. That’s why she’s commander of our mission, not me. I’m a my way or the highway kind of guy. Anyway, during training, she pinned me to the mat and laid a sizzling kiss on me. I knew then I’d met my future mate.

Interviewer: Whew. Is it getting hot in here? [clears throat] Why did you choose to go on this mission?

Marsh: Figured I had a lot to offer the team. I wanted to make a difference. That probably sounds hokey. I’d been in a few fire fights while I was in the SEALS. I wanted to do something good for humankind.

Interviewer: Doesn’t sound hokey to me. So tell me, how would you spend a free day?

Marsh [snorts]: What’s a free day? We’re working night and day to get ready for this mission. After the tsunami that wiped out the entire East Coast, the Powers That Be crammed eight years of training into four. We have to find another home before more disasters hit Earth.

Interviewer: Okay, I get it. But if you did have a free day . . .

Marsh: I’d spent it with Sara on a beach—she loves the water. Not likely to get that here on Titan. But if Serenity lives up to its pictures, we’ll have that beach. [stands] I have to get back to work. [strides away]

Interviewer: Uh, sure. Thanks for the interview. Bye. Well, that’s it, folks. Marsh Rayburn and his team will head off to Serenity tomorrow. We wish them Godspeed and good luck.

Here are the deets on Diane Burton’s Mission to New Earth: a novella

Genre: science fiction romance
Release date: August 31, 2016
Length: 88 pages (25k words)



Blurb ~




Earth’s overpopulation and dwindling resources force the United Earth Space Agency to ramp up exploration of new planets for a possible new home. As Sara Grenard and her team prepare for launch, are they ready for the one-way trip? Will they be in time to save humankind?



Amazon - https://amzn.com/B01JXZR0AK



Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/mission-to-new-earth-a-novella

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/mission-to-new-earth-a-novella/id1148678942?mt=11

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mission-to-new-earth-diane-burton/1124495394?ean=2940156923311

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/661493

Amazon ~ Kobo ~ iTunes ~ Smashwords ~ Barnes & Noble



Giveaway ~



a Rafflecopter giveaway






Author Bio ~






Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing romantic fiction. Besides the science fiction romance Switched and Outer Rim series, she is the author of One Red Shoe, a romantic suspense, and the Alex O’Hara PI mystery series. She is also a contributor to two anthologies: Portals, Volume 2 and How I Met My Husband. Diane and her husband live in West Michigan. They have two children and three grandchildren.

For more info and excerpts from her books, visit Diane’s website: http://www.dianeburton.com



Links ~

Blog: http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/dmburton72

Facebook:



https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2902110.Diane_Burton

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dmburton72/

Amazon author page: 

http://amzn.com/e/B00683MH5E

Sign up for Diane’s newsletter: 




~ Hey There, I've Got A Mission For You...MISSION TO NEW EARTH ~








I'll give you the details on that mission in a second. First, let's meet Marsh Rayburn...


[Interviewer whispers] OMG, would you look at this guy? Six feet two inches of fabulous male. I swear there isn’t an inch of fat on him. And those shoulders. A mile wide, at least. Dreamy dark eyes, dark hair. [regular voice] Marsh, come on in.



[Interviewer whispers] He has a loose-limbed walk, almost a swagger. And when we shook hands . . . OMG, his clasp was warm and firm and made me feel like I’m the most important person in the world and he would take care of me. [regular voice] Ladies and gentleman, I’d like you to meet Marsh Rayburn, second in command of the Mission to New Earth. Marsh, have a seat. Welcome.



Marsh: Thank you. I’m happy to be here to tell your readers about our mission to find a planet conducive to humanity. This is an exciting venture by the United Earth Space Agency. Three planets have been identified in the so-called Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot, not too cold, but just the right environment for humans. Our team—

Interviewer: Hang on, Marsh. We want to know about you, not your mission. Tell us about yourself.

Marsh: [shifts uncomfortably] What do you want to know? 

Interviewer: We want to know about Marsh the man, not the astronaut. 

Marsh: I’d rather talk about the mission. With all the crises on Earth, it’s imperative that we find an alternate planet, in case of evacuation.

Interviewer [snorts]: Like that’s going to happen. C’mon, Marsh, throw me a bone here. Tell us where you grew up.

Marsh: [shakes head] I’m afraid Earth is on its last legs. We have screwed up this planet big time.

Interviewer [shoots a warning look]

Marsh: Okay, okay. I grew up on the family farm in Nebraska. Played basketball in high school. Got a scholarship to the University of Michigan. Graduated with an engineering degree. Joined the Navy then volunteered for the New Earth mission. Listen, I’d rather talk about the mission.

Interviewer [shakes finger at him]: Uh, uh, uh. Tell us about your family.

Marsh: [deep sigh] I’m the oldest of eight—even split, four boys, four girls. Like my parents, they’re all farmers. My brothers have taken over the family farm so Dad could retire. My sisters married farmers. Together they have fourteen kids.

Interviewer: Then you’re the only one who isn’t married and isn’t a farmer. How does your family feel about you going off on a one-way trip to . . . what’s the name of that planet? Serenity?


Marsh: That’s right. Our team named our destination planet Serenity to convey our hope of a serene life for its inhabitants. My family would rather I stay here on Earth.

Interviewer: Wow. Not too supportive, huh? How did your upbringing influence who you are today?

Marsh: My parents drilled into us a sense of responsibility and service. I think they meant service to the community, but I took it to mean service to our country—the United Americas—and to Earth itself.

Interviewer: Okay, let’s get down to the best part. What was your first thought when you met Sara Grenard?

Marsh [smiles broadly]: I took one look into those gorgeous blue eyes, and I was a goner.

Interviewer: Why did you fall for her?

Marsh [still grinning]: She is one kick-ass woman. I’d seen her during initial training at White Sands, New Mexico. She has a quiet, efficient way of getting people to work together. That’s why she’s commander of our mission, not me. I’m a my way or the highway kind of guy. Anyway, during training, she pinned me to the mat and laid a sizzling kiss on me. I knew then I’d met my future mate.

Interviewer: Whew. Is it getting hot in here? [clears throat] Why did you choose to go on this mission?

Marsh: Figured I had a lot to offer the team. I wanted to make a difference. That probably sounds hokey. I’d been in a few fire fights while I was in the SEALS. I wanted to do something good for humankind.

Interviewer: Doesn’t sound hokey to me. So tell me, how would you spend a free day?

Marsh [snorts]: What’s a free day? We’re working night and day to get ready for this mission. After the tsunami that wiped out the entire East Coast, the Powers That Be crammed eight years of training into four. We have to find another home before more disasters hit Earth.

Interviewer: Okay, I get it. But if you did have a free day . . .

Marsh: I’d spent it with Sara on a beach—she loves the water. Not likely to get that here on Titan. But if Serenity lives up to its pictures, we’ll have that beach. [stands] I have to get back to work. [strides away]

Interviewer: Uh, sure. Thanks for the interview. Bye. Well, that’s it, folks. Marsh Rayburn and his team will head off to Serenity tomorrow. We wish them Godspeed and good luck.

Here are the deets on Diane Burton’s Mission to New Earth: a novella

Genre: science fiction romance
Release date: August 31, 2016
Length: 88 pages (25k words)



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Earth’s overpopulation and dwindling resources force the United Earth Space Agency to ramp up exploration of new planets for a possible new home. As Sara Grenard and her team prepare for launch, are they ready for the one-way trip? Will they be in time to save humankind?



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Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing romantic fiction. Besides the science fiction romance Switched and Outer Rim series, she is the author of One Red Shoe, a romantic suspense, and the Alex O’Hara PI mystery series. She is also a contributor to two anthologies: Portals, Volume 2 and How I Met My Husband. Diane and her husband live in West Michigan. They have two children and three grandchildren.

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