Friday, April 18, 2014

Joint tour and Giveaway! Risk of a Lifetime by Claudia Shelton & Her Desert Treasure by Larie Brannick

Risk your heart with these new titles from Entangled Ignite…

Her Desert Treasure 

By Larie Brannick

Tagline: Can their love save her life? 

Synopsis: Inheriting her grandfather’s ranch is the perfect opportunity for Meg Reynolds to begin again. The land is her only chance to hold on to the last bit of family she had. But Jake Matthews has other plans. Despite the heat blazing 

between them, he’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants. When someone threatens Meg and seems willing to kill her for her land, Meg doesn’t know who she can trust. And when she’s kidnapped, Jake wonders if he’ll ever be able to let her know he cares more for her than the land that stands between them…

Author Bio: Larie is a Colorado girl, born and bred. She and her husband live in a small mountain town where they are settling into life as empty-nesters. When she isn’t writing, reading or thinking about romance, she works for two busy orthopaedic surgeons.

Risk of a Lifetime

by: Claudia Shelton

Tagline: Can she survive his past? 
Synopsis: Three years ago, Marcy Bradley let the man she loved go so he could follow his career dream of being an FBI agent. She sent divorce papers. He signed. She never filed them. 
With a killer after them, Marcy and JB run for their lives, escaping to a lakeside cabin. Their love is rekindled, and JB realizes they’re still married, but will there be time for their passion amidst the explosions and gunshots? 

Guest Blog

Claudia Shelton


I've heard a lot of authors say all it would take to make them happy is a space to call their own for writing. Could be as simple as a closet with no door and just enough room to tuck a table, chair and computer inside. Maybe a corner in the house where no one would notice them working or ask what's for dinner. Or an hour or two to just take their laptop to the nearest restaurant, walk to the last booth in the row, sit facing the back wall and write, write, write.
In my case, I'm lucky enough to have an office with a big desk, a comfy chair and a 22-inch monitor (which really makes edit-time much easier on the eyes). There are even two large windows with arches. These I especially like when I'm stumped and want nothing more than to watch the fluffy flakes of snow falling in the winter or the sunshine calling to me in the summer. And of course there are bookshelves with books—lots and lots and lots of books!
Then there are the doodads and knickknacks and tchotchkes to make up the room's atmosphere. Some came from vacations through the years, holding onto memories of fun times. Others have a special tug-at-my-heartstrings place in my life from family and friends, near and far, here and gone. Others are things I can't even remember buying, but I certainly don't want to part least not yet. Ahhhhh, yes, I have an office. A place to write. A place to think. A place...
Well, there is one thing I don't have—a clean desk!
Sure I have a container full of colorful paperclips, another with note pads and another for pens, markers and whatever else I need to shove in there on a moment's notice. But once I've written on the note it's stacked on a corner of the desk. My pages of plotting, research and critique group suggestion are shoved in various shades of folders and scattered in another area. And once books, business cards, fun pages I printed to read (and somehow never get read) have left my hands to litter the desk, they all find their own space among the clutter fighting to be on top of the pile.
Sure there may be dust on the vacant spots on my desk, but that can be cleaned as soon as the next chapter is finished. The stacked notes may have inched under the monitor stand, but they will find their way to the trash after one more look to make sure they've served their purpose. And the folders that empty sooner or later, well why put them away when I'll need them again tomorrow?
But I know where everything is. I know which stack to look in for Monday's meeting, Tuesday's blog, Wednesday's get-together, etc. etc. Not possible you say. Okay, I must admit there might be the occasional hour-long-search for my cell phone, but I can always call myself from the landline. Don't laugh, you may need to do the same thing sometime. By the way consider yourself lucky if the phone isn't on mute.
So you see, in my way of thinking, there's no way I could ever complete a manuscript if neatness was a prerequisite. Just wouldn't happen! I learned long ago that structure doesn't fit my creativity. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Author Bio: Award-winning author Claudia Shelton thought she wrote mainstream when she began writing, but before long, someone told her she sounded more like romance. Then those pesky alpha heroes and the women strong enough to love them, started running through her mind insisting she write their own happily-ever-after. Since then, she's focused on HEA with a splash of suspense or intrigue, becoming a two-time finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier (Unpublished) awards for excellence in mystery and suspense. During her downtime from writing, you'll find her sipping a cup of cocoa in winter's chill or enjoying a drink by the water in summer's heat--either way, she's always enjoying life. Her novel RISK OF A LIFETIME releases April 2014.


$25 Amazon GC from Claudia Shelton

$25 Giftcard from Larie Brannick

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  1. Hey Claudia!

    Great read! I laughed reading about your desk. Sounds like you stay pretty 'creative' all the time. Can't wait to read your book! Mary

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the post, Mary. Hopefully, my story of JB and Marcy will lure you in for their run through the woods. Thanks for stopping by.

    Claudia Shelton

  3. I'd just like to say thank you to Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies, Oh My. Not only do you have great website, I enjoyed writing the blog post. Thanks for asking me. Smiles to all.

  4. Claudia, This book sounds like a great read :) I have added it to my TBR list :) I also love the cover. Thanks so much for sharing & Happy Reading! :)

  5. I can't wait to read these books! My list is never ending!

  6. Two great books, I can't wait to read!!