Last week I started spotlighting some of my fellow roses from The Wild Rose Press to introduce my readers to their work. In Week 2, Linda Joyce and Jill James are featured. Linda is currently up for a 2014 Rone Award for her debut romance novel, Bayou Born, which is featured here. You can vote for her at http://indtale.com/2014-rone-awards. Her second book in that series, Bayou Bound, is currently available in ebook format only on Amazon.com. This is also a chance for you to win a $10 weekly gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press through the Rafflecopter drawing at bottom of this post.
First, though, I am pleased to share with you the cover of my upcoming book from The Wild Rose Press, Saved by the Salsa. We just firmed it up last week. No release date has been set yet. I’ll keep you informed as I know more. This is the first book of The Sullivan’s Creek Series. I’m hopeful Books 2 and 3 will be joining this one in the near future.
Bayou Born – Linda Joyce
Branna Lind’s self-esteem rests at the bottom of the Mississippi River. She canceled her “wedding of the decade,” though she isn’t saying why. She wants life on her own terms, no ready-made job in the family business: no safety net of close-knit kin, and no more betrayal.
College professor James Newbern prizes his bachelorhood. Experience has taught him beautiful women are high-maintenance trouble and Branna fits that type. He is happy to avoid her until the college vice president assigns him to mentor the newest hire–Branna.
Branna is on her way to a new life, but will the scars of the past send her running from love? Even if she stands her ground, can she convince James that she truly is his “type”?
Page Count: 320
Word Count: 77531
Linda Joyce is an award-winning author born on Christmas Eve in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her Louisiana family’s roots run deep, and they’re intertwined with her Japanese heritage. Her vagabond childhood afforded her a variety of travel opportunities. Now she lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their three dogs: General Beauregard, Gentleman Jack, and Masterpiece Renoir.
Linda penned her first manuscript while living in Japan as a U.S. Air Force dependent. Her classmates lined up at recess to read her latest pages. During high school in Florida, a literary magazine published her poetry. In college, she worked on the school’s newspaper as a reporter and learned layout and design.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Linda holds a Bachelor of Science in Management. She worked in corporate America, earned the Senior Claims Law Associate professional designation, and completed Six Sigma Green Belt training.
Linda is a self-professed foodie and has the kitchen of her dreams. She enjoys painting when she can fit it in. She and her husband, Don, love college football. They frequently go RVing, and at last count, they’ve traveled to twenty-one states with “the boys.”
Twitter: @LJWriter https://twitter.com/LJWriter
They both want the same thing – St. Eden Studios.
Corporate raider Yvette Giardino intends to bring St. Eden Studios to its knees. It’s a job. One her grandmother’s health depends on. That Adam St. Eden will suffer isn’t personal. Until he awakens her sympathy and stirs her body in ways she can’t explain.
Adam wants one thing and one thing only – to protect the dream his grandfather began. But when the board demands he work with stunning Yvette, a woman he’d mistakenly indulged with in a little after-hours play, his world turns upside down. Missed meetings, unhappy clients, and nights of intense pleasure – he can blame one person. Yvette.
With his corporation crumbling around him, can Adam rise above the fallout and see his sexy temptress for what she really is – a victim of manipulation and a woman who desperately needs his love?
Jill has loved to write since she first began putting on puppet shows in her garage for a nickel a person. Her first love was poetry until she picked up her first romance novel, after that it was all romance. She writes contemporary and paranormal romance. She is a member of RWA since 2004 and a member of the From The Heart chapter, Silicon Valley chapter, and Sacramento Valley Rose chapter. She had a few poetry contest wins and a published short story, Lunch Break before she got The Call. When Jill isn’t writing you will find her reading, her other passion. She lives in Northern California with her husband, who is the inspiration for all her romance novel heroes.
Her debut novel, Tempting Adam, released February 2011, from The Wild Rose Press. She has Indie published with Divorce, Interrupted. Book 1 of the Lake Willowbee series, Dare To Trust, Book 2 of the series, and Defend My Love, Book 3 of the series, along with The Lake Willowbee Series, Books 1-3. Also published is Dangerous Shift, her first paranormal romantic suspense.
She is now an Amazon Best-selling author with Christmas on Main Street with the Authors of Main Street.
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