Welcome to something new at Dancing In My Kitchen.
In ancient Celtic wisdom it was also known as the Power of Three. Many Celtic goddesses have three “faces,” or aspects like Brigid, the goddess of healing, poetry and fire.The Celts also believed in three realms: the celestial realm (where gods and goddesses dwell), the earthly realm (home of mortal men and women), and the underworld realm (home of fairy people and human ancestors). I could go on and on with my nerdy knowledge of Celtic Wisdom but I’ll spare you.
Suffice it to say here at Dancing, “good things come in threes” Threefold posts will include three links to things I’ve found around the web which I think are helpful. Today, I’m going to help you with your winter reading (ha!) and introduce you to three of my friends who have new books out.
I’ve known these ladies for over ten years. Natalie Ellis and I used to make the hundred mile trek to Indianapolis once a month to attend the Indiana Romance Writer’s Association meetings. Time spent in the car and dinner afterward with chapter members provided us with time to brainstorm book ideas, plots and all manner of writing related topics. Natalie has a wicked-smart sense for twisty plots like no other person I know. Even though our writing took different turns and we no longer attend these meetings, we still keep in contact with each other, sharing our lives and our writing/publishing escapades.
Official Bio: Natalie S. Ellis worked behind the scenes in TV news for sixteen years and will always miss the rush of a breaking story. But the seduction of writing a fiery romance with twisty suspense is even harder to resist, especially when she has a new curve-ball for the plot. Natalie enjoys living in her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attributes her cheerful attitude to empty nesting, a supportive family, and way too many lattés. Visit www.nataliesellis.com for links to FEAR FOR HIRE and REVENGE FOR HIRE, the second book in the “For Hire” series. Although REVENGE FOR HIRE Natalie’s newest book is a standalone, reading her first book, Fear for Hire is recommended.
Book Blurb: REVENGE FOR HIRE: With a young girl’s life on the line, can Billie and Nolan work together to save her while keeping their attraction to each other at bay?
North West Side Chicago. A man’s phone rings at 3am, and it’s every father’s worst nightmare – his little girl is in danger.
Fort Wayne, Indiana. Belinda ‘Billie’ Chapman is working the overnight shift at WVOX-TV when she’s called away to photograph a car that’s crashed into the second story of a house. But when a little girl is spotted in the house across the street, the aggressive behavior of her guardian piques Billie’s curiosity.
Nolan Voss has come to Fort Wayne to check on WVOX-TV, the station he owns. Rich, uptight and deliciously hot, he can’t keep away from the fiery Billie, and that means being dragged into her plan to help the young girl.
Each step closer to finding the truth leads them to a dangerous plot that has come all the way from Chicago. Will the danger only fuel their irresistible attraction to one another? Or will one of them get burned?
While attending meetings in Indy, I also met D.D. Scott and Oberon Wonch. I instantly connected with these generous, super-smart, witty women. My recent reconnection with them on Facebook has been too fun for words. They are always upbeat and interesting — plus they love dogs, cats and critters, so Earl loves them too.
D.D. has always been full of light, laughter and good vibes — it is no surprise to me that after finding success in fiction she delved into non-fiction and recently published I Am Good Enough One Non-Guru’s Guide To Spiritual Awakening
Official Bio: D. D. Scott is an International Bestselling Author and Spiritual Awakening Ambassador. With over 300,000 books sold, including 35 titles in 6 genres and chart-topping audio books, she treats her readers to loads of laughs and a bunch of love and light. You can get the scoop on her, her books and her adventures as a gluten-free vegan yogi in her cyber home—www.DDScottville.com.
What if you don’t have to escape into the pages of a novel to find your very own happily-ever-after? What if there are miracles of happily-ever-after waiting for each of us and all we have to do is know where to find them? And better yet, what if we don’t have to find them? What if we already have everything we need inside of us?
I’m D. D. Scott, an Amazon Top 100 and International Bestselling Author. I’ve topped bestselling book lists with over thirty contemporary romances, humorous mysteries and on-writing books. Almost one million copies of my books have been downloaded. But how do these accomplishments qualify me to write books on spiritual awakening? It’s okay to wonder that. I pondered the same thing—for months!
What I discovered was that throughout my publishing career, I’ve written stories filled with love and laughter, the basic ingredients of the genres I excelled in. But what I hadn’t figured out, until my own spiritual awakening adventure began was that my life purpose was to leave fiction behind for awhile and to explore love and laughter as it applies to our very-real, everyday lives. I asked myself, “What if I could find a way to give people a happily-ever-after in their own lives instead of providing them with a few hours of escape into the fictional worlds I create?”
Hooked? I thought so! You can read the remainder of D.D.’s book blurb at I Am Good Enough
Years ago at an autumn writer’s retreat, Oberon read a passage of her work in progress and I clearly remember being awed by her lyrical writing and historical voice. Come To Me is Oberon’s debut novel with Engtangled Publishing.
Oberon’s Official Bio:
Oberon Wonch has engaged in a love affair with books for as long as she can remember. Penning her own stories from an early age, she later earned a degree in World Literature while studying several languages–all in order to learn what makes a tale endure the ages, but really just to read more books. Her very favorite stories–both to read and write–are those that celebrate the happily-ever-after.
An avid gardener and armchair archaeologist, she grew up in northeast Ohio but now lives in Indiana with her college sweetheart husband and two very joyful little dogs. She enjoys connecting with readers. Contact her through her website at www.oberonwonch.com or follow her on Twitter @OberonWonch and on Facebook at Oberon Wonch, Author.
Come To Me
A maiden’s duty becomes a woman’s desire…
Comte Grégoire FitzHenri, the new Earl of Shyleburgh, is known for his prowess as one of the Norman conqueror’s most favored warriors…but not for his romantic sensibility or his command of the English language. Grégoire looks forward to his imminent marriage with his seneschal’s beautiful daughter, his longtime betrothed. But as a rough-hewn soldier, he wishes to enchant the elegant lady before taking their wedding vows—which means an interpreter…and much-needed lessons in courtly love.
The clever Bridget of Shyleburgh has been secretly in love with Grégoire since his visit as a dashing young warrior—when he was promised in marriage to her sister. But when he returns five years later as their new earl, Bridget is tasked with translating for him—including his love letters and somewhat awkward attempts to woo her sister. Mortified at first, Bridget soon finds herself completely charmed by his whispers of love and desire. She never expected such tenderness…or such wicked temptation… from a man like him. Grégoire’s heated missives tempt a fair maiden to stray down a path filled with forbidden pleasures. But his words are meant for another… aren’t they?
Oberon’s “unofficial” book blurb:
Come to Me is a new take on the Cyrano De Bergerac story, with a little bit of the Sound of Music mixed in.
Fun and Romance in a historical novel? Count me in!
So there you have it, my Threefold for the week and my task of helping you with your winter reading complete. Yay!
Thank you Oberon, D.D. and Natalie for all your kindnesses over the years. I wish you all much success now and in the future.
And to my readers…Hugs and Smooches!
Nancy and Earl