Showing posts with label Linda Gillard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Linda Gillard. Show all posts

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Warrior Goddesses Charity Auction week, Meet the Authors #7

Happy Mother's Day!!!

In honor of mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins and more who have fought cancer, TinkNCognito and pearls have created a charity called Warrior Goddesses. We raise money for Pink Door, a nonprofit that helps cancer survivors reclaim their lives.

Romance and Erotica authors provide packages for an eBay auction May 2-10. Please check it out and help to share the word.

Warrior Goddess J Kenner
J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and internationally bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, "chicklit" suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit,  praised by RT Bookclub for having "cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for him." A three time finalist for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy.

  Warrior Goddess Lexi Blake
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are five more books available in the series: Their Virgin's Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, and Their Virgin Secretary. The next book in the series, Their Virgin Mistress, is coming to Amazon this April.

In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first seven novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master's Secret Service, Love and Let Die, Dungeon Royale, and A View to a Thrill are available now, along with the novellas Sanctum, Unconditional, Dungeon Games, and Cherished. The eighth novel, You Only Love Twice, is coming in February of 2015, along with two new novellas, Luscious and Adored, coming in May of 2015.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The full series, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, Steal the Moon, Steal the Sun, and Steal the Night, are available now on Amazon. The first book in a spin-off of the series, Ripper, released in January of 2015. Look for Addict, the next book in the spin-off series, to be released in Fall of 2015.

Lexi will again collaborate with Shayla Black in a new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The first book, Scandal Never Sleeps, will release on July 7, 2015.
Warrior Goddess Shayla Black
Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her "free" time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Shayla's books have been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader's Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award.
Warrior Goddess Laurie Roma


 Laurie Roma lives in Chicago and mainly writes contemporary, romantic suspense, and sci-fi romance. She has always loved immersing herself in a good book and now enjoys the pleasure of creating her own. She can usually be found tapping away on her keyboard, creating worlds for her characters while she listens to music. Of course her playlist depends on her mood...but then again, so does her writing.

An avid reader of the romance genre, nothing bothers her more than annoying characters. Seriously, who wants a happy ending for someone that pisses you off? She loves tough alpha-male heroes and strong heroines that have brains as well as beauty. Her novels are filled with both passionate romance and down and dirty lust-driven interludes, as she believes both are essential to a good love story.

Laurie Roma's Amazon Author Page

Laurie Roma donated her eBook backlist - all 13 books  


Warrior Goddess Linda Gillard


Linda Gillard is the author of seven novels and lives in the Scottish Highlands. She lived on the Isle of Skye for six years in a house on a hill overlooking the Cuillin mountain range which featured in her first novel, EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY, short-listed for the 2006 Waverton Good Read Award.

STAR GAZING, set on Skye, was published in 2008 and short-listed for "Romantic Novel of the Year 2009" and "The Robin Jenkins Literary Award", the UK's first environmental book award.

Linda's fourth novel, HOUSE OF SILENCE quickly became a Kindle bestseller. It was selected by Amazon UK for their "Top Ten Best of 2011" in the Indie Author category.

UNTYING THE KNOT was awarded a 2012 B.R.A.G Medallion by the Book Readers' Appreciation Group, as was CAULDSTANE, a gothic novel in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Mary Stewart. HOUSE OF SILENCE was recently awarded a third B.R.A.G Medallion.

Linda Gillard's Amazon Author page

Linda Gillard is donating a signed book, Star Gazing

Warrior Goddess Desiree Holt
Known the world over as the oldest living author of erotic romance, and referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, Desiree Holt
is three times a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award (and a winner in 2014), a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio as well as twice a CAPA Award winner for best BDSM book of the year, and winner of the Holt Medallion for Excellence in Romance Literature. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times and numerous other national and international publications.
 Desiree Holt donated 3 items

Warrior Goddess Tracey Steinbach Tracey Michael
I always thought that I would like to write a book some day. I don't know how many times I've started what I thought would be a fantastic story only to have the story go completely out of my head or just get stuck on how to get from one point to another. This summer a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she was looking for writers to take part in an anthology. I figured I might as well give it a try. The worst that could happen was she would kindly reject it and that would be that. What happened instead was that she liked it. She offered a couple suggestions for changes that would make it better and I was in. Holy Shit! I was in! This brought new motivation and interest in writing. I did it once, I could do it again, right?

Tracey Steinbach's Amazon Author Page

Tracey Steinbach has donated a aperback copy of Gunning for Marie

Tracey Michael -donated - Digital copy of Kritter Tales Anthology

Warrior Goddess Erika Reed

Erika Reed lives with her husband and two daughter's in Southern California. She enjoys writing when she can find the time between being a wife and mother. When she has a chance, she enjoys reading the latest book on her Kindle Fire. You can also find her at Facebook. Erikareedauthor

Erika Reed's Amazon Author page

Erika Reed -- "Autographed copy of Goldie; Ebook copy of Shattered Hearts; and (Swag) pens, Chapstick, coffee mug"

Warrior Goddess Julie Richman
Julie Richman -- signed set of the Needing Moore Series (3 paperbacks) - open to US

Warrior Goddess Elaine Barris
Elaine Barris -- Signed copy of Master for Tonight - original cover 

Warrior Goddess MA Abraham
MA Abraham donating
1 - physical book (signed) of My Darling, Janice w/swag; and1 - physical book (signed) of For the King and Elven Empire (this is a pre-release copy. Book doesn't release until June 17/15. With swag

Monday, May 26, 2014

Most Memorable Men of Service: Day 4


This Memorial Day weekend, we are looking for the most Memorable Man of Service from your reading.  Each day you can nominate a Man of Service for this award.  The character with the most nominations wins the honour!

Feel Free to post in the comments to show everyone your love for your MEMORABLE MEN OF SERVICE!


1. The character with the most nominations WINS! Who will you nominate?
2. You can return to the blog once each day to nominate man of service character from May 23-25..
3.  If your character has already been nominated—Nominate him again!  The most noms (aka votes) is the winner!
4.  Definition of Man of Service:  A romantic tryst involving a man who has provided service to his country.  Retirees included.  
5.  NOMINATE/VOTE BY TYPING NAME of character/author/book IN THE RAFFLECOPTER BOX BELOW EACH DAILY POST.  You may use the post’s comment area to give shout-outs to your fave character.  


You can win our Memorable Men Basket: a basket of hot fictional guy yumminess!
That's up to 3 chances to win our basket of free books and swag just for nominating. (This contest is open Internationally and includes physical and ebooks.) Winner's name will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.

Each day of the contest, we will feature authors from the prize basket!!!
Tara Rose: 3 ebooks from her backlist.

Cherry Adair:  paperback of Afterglow
Lizzy Ford: paperback of Semper Mine
Laurie Roma:  Hammer's Fall eBook
Beth D. Carter: pdf of Paper Kisses
AB McKinley:  e-books of Kilted Desire 1 & 2, Scotsmen do it Kilted Tank, Mug, Magnet, Pin, Teddy bear, Scottish biscuits ( cookies ), Scottish Tea
Linda Gillard: ebook Untying the Knot
Sydney Logan: upcoming release of ebook Soldier On


 Each night, we will post the list of men who have been nominated here on this page. 


Linda Gillard:  donating an ecopy of UNTYING THE KNOT Linda is the author of 7 novels (including my favorite Emotional Geology)

A ruined castle.
A ruined marriage.
Two people who were meant to be together.
Then war shattered body and mind.

"Everyone makes mistakes, but I sometimes think I’ve made more than most. Marrying Magnus was one of them. But the biggest mistake I ever made was divorcing him."

A wife is meant to stand by her man. Especially an army wife. But Fay didn't. She walked away - from Magnus, a traumatised war veteran and from the home he was restoring: Tullibardine Tower, a ruined 16th century castle on a Perthshire hillside.

Now their daughter Emily is marrying someone she shouldn't.

And so is Magnus...


FOUR WEDDINGS & A FUNERAL meets THE HURT LOCKER in a romantic drama from the author of HOUSE OF SILENCE (selected for Amazon's "Top Ten Best of 2011" in the Indie Author category.)
Lizzy Ford: paperback of Semper Mine, book 1 of Sons of War series
Lizzy is the author of 13 series: Adult, Paranormal and YA.
“A freak accident landed both of the Khavalov twins under my command, just before a routine mission turned into a nightmare. I brought home one twin in a coffin and the other in a coma missing his leg. I did everything right – and still people died. I can’t forget that night or how many lives it changed, including mine.

It’s natural for their sister, Katya, to blame me. I made one decision in the middle of a firefight, and it shattered her sheltered world. I’m the ice to her fire, and when we first meet, it’s not pretty. I don’t fear war or death, and I am definitely not going to let a beautiful woman with a quick temper and broken heart scare me off, either. I know she’s hurting, and I’m determined to make sure she’s okay. It’s the least I can do for the twins.

I may have failed them that night, but I won’t fail her. What I’m not counting on: the feelings she ignites within me.” – Captain Sawyer Mathis


Most Memorable Man Of Service

Contest ends at tonight at midnight ESTa Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, April 7, 2014

Meet our Warrior Goddess Literary Ambassador Linda Gillard

Please Welcome
Warrior Goddess Literary Ambassador
 Linda Gillard
 “If you live in fear, you fear to live.”

Linda Gillard lives on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands and has been an actress, journalist and teacher. She’s the author of seven novels, including STAR GAZING (Piatkus), short-listed in 2009 for Romantic Novel of the Year and the Robin Jenkins Literary Award (for writing that promotes the Scottish landscape.) STAR GAZING was also voted "Favourite Romantic Novel 1960 - 2010".

Linda's fourth novel, HOUSE OF SILENCE became a Kindle bestseller, selling over 20,000 copies in its first year. It was selected by Amazon UK as one of their Top Ten "Best of 2011" in the Indie Author category.

Linda was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago.  She has shared with her fans about her fight against the disease, her mastectomy and subsequent chemotherapy, and her resulting disability and pain with peripheral neuropathy. 

Though Linda has beaten cancer, her battle to reclaim her life is far from over.  "I'm out of my wheelchair but I still need a stick & I am in constant pain from damaged nerves in my feet. "  And through it all, Linda has continued to write, releasing CAULDSTANE this January. 

Linda Gillard personifies WARRIOR GODDESS.  The money raised by the auction will be used to help Warrior Goddesses like Linda reclaim their lives after their battle with cancer.

Linda’s latest novel is CAULDSTANE, a gothic novel in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Victoria Holt.  "CAULDSTANE is my artistic response to he experience of cancer. It's primarily a book about the destructive power of fear & it's a ghost story/gothic romance. I've written about the "story behind the story" on my website -
(Scroll down). Many people suggested I write about cancer, but I chose to write about it indirectly."

For more info on how you can get involved with the Warrior Goddess Charity Auction, please visit

When ghostwriter Jenny Ryan is summoned to the Scottish Highlands by Sholto MacNab – retired adventurer and Laird of Cauldstane Castle – she’s prepared for travellers’ tales, but not the MacNabs’ violent and tragic history.

Lust, betrayal and murder have blighted family fortunes for generations, together with an ancient curse. As members of the family confide their sins and their secrets, Jenny learns why Cauldstane’s uncertain future divides father and sons.

But someone resents Jenny’s presence. Someone thinks she’s getting too close to Alec MacNab – swordsmith, widower and heir to Cauldstane. Someone will stop at nothing until Jenny has been driven away. Or driven mad.

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Especially a dead woman.


Reviews for CAULDSTANE

"Absolutely modern and gloriously gothic... There's a remote and decrepit Scottish castle, (with a curse attached, of course), a wicked stepmother, a feisty but emotionally vulnerable heroine, more handsome men than you can shake a sword at, and a very dangerous ghost."
KATHLEEN JONES, author of Margaret Forster: A Life in Books

"The castle is a character in its own right, as evocative as Manderley, and a perfect setting for this gothic tale of love and the struggle between good and evil."
Contact Linda Gillard
Note from pearls: 
 Linda's novels Emotional Geography and Star Gazing are two of my favorite novels.  In both romances, the heroines have a disability that could have left them dependent upon society.  However, both women are fiercely independent.  Their inner strength is staggering.  In fact, in both stories it is the women who save the men.  And this was before Linda's own trials began.  I can't wait to read Cauldstane!!!  
I am so proud that Linda chose to serve as our ambassador this year, having known of her and her struggle through a mutual friend.  In the midst of her pain, Linda found the strength to mentor that mutual friend through her own war with cancer.  She is truly a Warrior Goddess!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Warrior Goddesses Charity Auction, post 4

Warrior Goddesses Charity Auction
May 12-18
eBay, seller ID Warrior Goddesses
Welcome back to day 2 of our charity auction packages reveal.  All proceeds go to help cancer survivors rebuild their lives.  Thank you to all of the authors who donated, and to all of you who post links to the auction.   
For additional info, check out our Spotlight:  Warrior Goddesses

Linda Gillard

 Linda Gillard is the author of contemporary Scottish titles Emotional Geology, Star Gazing, House of Silence, A Lifetime Burning, Untying the Knot, and The Glass Guardian. Her characters are complex and must overcome adverse conditions. She reaches into the human core of each of them to tell a great story. Even in her own life, Linda is the epitome of the Warrior Goddess spirit.
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Linda Gillard is donating signed paperbacks of three novels:
Star Gazer (she's already sold the movie rights!), House of Silence, and The Glass Guardian

Thank you, Linda Gillard!

Sandi Layne

ImageSandi Layne is a Historical and Christian Fiction writer. In addition to her Eire's Viking series, she has been included in anthologies and authored multiple stand-alone titles such as An Unexpected Woman, Captive Irish Moon, and Garrison's Girl. Her characters often find their lives disrupted, forcing them to make life-altering decisions. We welcome Sandi to Warrior Goddesses.

Sandi Layne's package is perfect for all Viking loving history romance readers!!!
Name a character in the final book of the Eire's Viking trilogy {true to 9th Century Ireland}
Be mentioned in acknowledgments
AND receive a copy of the first book Eire's Captive Moon

Thank you, Sandi Layne!!!

Farrah Rochon

Farrah Rochon burst on the romance scene 6 years ago, winning Shades of Romance Magazine's Best New Author of 2007 for her Holmes series. Her new series follows the fictional New York Sabers football team. Talk about hot and alpha! Yet, sometimes the play changes at the last minute and you have to call audible, to take risks. Farrah is a bright addition to Warrior Goddesses.
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Farrah Rochon is donating a hot package!
A signed collection of her New York Sabers series (Huddle With Me Tonight, I'll Catch You, Field of Pleasure, Pleasure Rush), Swag, AND $10 Gift certificate.

Thank you, Farrah Rochon!

Sable Hunter

 Sable Hunter is the author of the Hell Yeah! series, the story of 6 brothers living on the historic Texas McCoy ranch. The first book Cowboy Heat features Libby Fontaine, a heroine determined to cram a lifetime of living into a few short months because she can't count on her remission being a permanent one. Libby has been the beneficiary of charity that sponsors those battling cancer to help them follow their dreams. Libby is a Warrior Goddess and we welcome Sable Hunter to Warrior Goddesses.

Sable Hunter is donating FIVE copies of Cowboy Heat to the auction.

Thank you, Sable Hunter!!!

The auction will go live on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12th, and end on May 18th. Check back here for a direct link, or look for eBay seller: Warrior Goddesses.