The ANTI -NaNoWrimo Challenge

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Every November authors scamper to sign up for something called National Write a Novel month. The “challenge” so to speak was created back in 1999 to force writers into writing 50,000 words in a month, which is either a small … Continue reading

So you want to be an author…

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A few weeks ago I was presented with the opportunity to speak to a group of teenagers about my career as an author. I was actually taken aback. What the hell was I going to say to a group of … Continue reading

Winter Warmup Blog Hop

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As a part of this blog hop there is a giveaway sponsored by me of an author swag pack and a grand prize of a $75.00 gift card from the blog hop host  http://www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com Author Swag Pack: a Rafflecopter giveaway … Continue reading

Reflections…

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  I spend 95% of my life frustrated. It’s the truth. Every day I wake up, and I want more. I want more success, more readers, more time to write, more photographs that make me smile, and more time to … Continue reading

Howloween Blog Hop

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As a part of this blog hop there is a giveaway sponsored by me of an author swag pack and a grand prize of a $50.00 gift card from the blog hop host  www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com

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Now onto the paranormal romance! I’m sharing a scene from my novel, Walking in the Shadows, which is FREE on Amazon Oct 31-Nov 1 for the blog hop! Take a peek, pick up your free copy and enter the giveaways!

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“You realize,” Tad began as he pulled into my parking spot at my apartment, “that I’m not going to let you stay alone tonight.”
“What if someone sees your car is still here in the morning?” I asked, but I didn’t want to fight it. I needed him.
“We’ve gone over this before,” he reassured me, his eyes locked on mine. “My friend will vouch for me.”
“You mean lie for you?”
“He knows about us, Vera. It came out in conversation when he asked why we broke up and why I’d been so moody or whatever,” Tad explained, his hand warm on my back.
“Really? I made you moody?” I asked, opening my apartment door.
“Depressed is more like it.”
“Join the club,” I replied, sliding his jacket off and handing it back to him. He stared down at it with his lips in a stern line.
“I wish I was a more admirable boyfriend to you. I would much rather be that than your teacher.”
“I enjoy your teaching…but I do enjoy you being my boyfriend more. It just can’t be,” I replied, and his response was silence so I continued, “I should go change. You want your pajamas?”
“Wait—did you get to slow dance at all?” Tad asked, and I shook my head. He fiddled with his phone before putting it down on the coffee table and holding his hand out. “May I have this dance?”
“No, we shouldn’t. You should go home…it’s too hard to have you here and then tomorrow I’ll be in your classroom again as your student. It’s so easy for you to go from here to there,” I whispered, my voice trailing off.
“You have got to know…” Tad cried out, throwing his hands up. “You have to know this is not easy on me either. I see you almost every day as my student, and I have to fight myself…who I really am—you know it. You’re so sensible about this whole thing, everything, you’re just so strong. I wish I could be like you and forget all the pain.”
“It’s a farce Tad, I’m not strong. I feel like there’s a train heading straight towards me. You were what kept me stable—let me forgot the past I’m running from. I can stand this every day class thing because you take the pain away…even if you’re only my teacher,” I explained, shaking my head as I took in his distress.
“You know what the real farce is?” he whispered as he pulled me into his arms. “That I’m only your teacher.”
I let him kiss me; let the nights events wash away from my mind and let the shadows remain shadows. Tonight I would forget what I was running from even though it was closer than it had ever been, for I knew I was safe in his arms.

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New Novel – Amanda in Alberta – Darlene Foster

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  Darlene’s COMING SOON, is also an AVAILABLE NOW! I personally can’t wait to check out her newest book, as it takes place in her home country, Canada, and I would love to go to Canada some day! My favorite … Continue reading

Book Review & Excerpt – Darlene Foster

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  I had the pleasure of reading Darlene’s first novel, Amanda in Arabia, a while back. I fell in love with the main character, Amanda, and her vivacious character. I know you will too! Check out my review, and an … Continue reading

Fall into Romance Blog Hop

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As a part of this blog hop there is a giveaway sponsored by me of an author swag pack and a grand prize of a $75.00 gift card from the blog hop host  http://www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com Author Swag Pack: a Rafflecopter giveaway … Continue reading

Books Behind the Author – Darlene Foster

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I highly recommend picking up ALL of these novels!

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Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask

Amanda Ross is an average twelve year old Canadian girl. So what is she doing thousands of kilometres from home in the United Arab Emirates? It’s her own fault really, she wished for adventure and travel when she blew out those candles on her last birthday cake. Little did she know that a whole different world awaited her on the other side of the globe, one full of intrigue, mystery and folklore. A world with a beautiful princess, a dangerous desert and wonderful friends. Join Amanda on her first adventure as she discovers the secrets behind The Perfume Flask.. 

 

 

 

 

Amanda in Spain

Amanda in Spain – The Girl in the Painting

Amanda Jane Ross is certainly becoming a world traveller; she’s now in sunny Spain on vacation with her friend Leah. While there, she encounters a mysterious young girl who looks eerily like the girl in a famous painting she saw in a Madrid museum. Even weirder, the girl keeps showing up wherever Amanda finds herself – Madrid, the remote mountains of rural Spain, the beaches on the Mediterranean Sea, a lively fiesta and the busy streets of Barcelona. Amanda wants to help this sweet, young girl and her beloved pony escape the clutches of a mean horse-dealer. Come with Amanda on her next adventure as she attempts to unravel the mystery behind the Girl in the Painting while she treks across Spain – always one step ahead of danger!

 

 

 

 

 

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Amanda in England – The Missing Novel

Amanda Ross is visiting England and taking in all the sights. She gets lost in the maze at Hampton Court, does some shopping at Harrods, meets the ravens in the Tower of London, explores Windsor Castle, and rides the London Eye. When she discovers a vintage book is missing from a collection, she is determined to find out who stole it. Amanda befriends a pair of tough teenagers from the streets of London, an elderly bookshop owner, and a big, friendly, clever, Maine Coon cat named Rupert. Follow Amanda through cobblestone streets, medieval castles, and underground tunnels in her quest to find the missing novel!

 

 

 

 

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Darlene Foster is a writer of children’s stories, an employment counsellor, an ESL tutor, a wife, mother and grandmother. She loves travel, reading, shoes, cooking, music, chocolate, walking on the beach and making new friends.  Her grandson calls her “super-mega-woman-supreme”.  She was brought up on a ranch in southern Alberta, where she dreamt of traveling the world and meeting interesting people.  She lives on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada with her husband Paul and their black cat Monkey.  Darlene has always had a desire to write and has won awards for her short stories. She has published a series of travel-adventure books for middle readers, Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask, Amanda in Spain – The Girl in The Painting and Amanda in England – The Missing Novel. Readers from seven to seventy enjoy travelling with Amanda as she unravels one mystery after another.

 

 

 

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Ebook – Amanda in Alberta

(My favorite TV show takes place in Alberta, CAN–and is filmed in the area! So this is def. going to be an AWESOME book!)

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September’s Featured Author – Darlene Foster

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  I cannot believe that it is September already. This year has flown by! This month we have middle-grade author, Darlene Foster on board for our Featured Author. Darlene was hesitant to ask about the feature, because she writes middle-grade, … Continue reading