Inspiring Love Release Day!

Hope and inspiration in a trio of sweet romances

It’s officially Release Day!
Three of my romance stories are now together in a collection,
Inspiring Love: Three Romantic Reads.

You can find this book at Amazon, (in print and for Kindle), Barnes and Noble (in print and for Nook), and as an ebook at Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. The ebook editions are available at a limited time price!

 

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Inspiring Love: Three Romantic Reads

Now Available as a Collection!

Inspiring Love: Three Romantic Reads

“The depth of Keels’s writing is masterful.” ~Rabid Readers Reviews on The “She” Stands Alone
“A poignant love story that moved me greatly.” ~Amazon Reviewer on Eminence
“It had me hooked from start to finish. I liked the mysterious elements…” ~Amazon Reviewer on Come to Yourself, Mr. Jones

Hope and inspiration in a trio of sweet romances

Come to Yourself, Mr. Jones
A contemporary romance
InTýntz, a favored celebrity, meets a gorgeous and mysterious woman (Crystal?) at a club in his hometown. But he doesn’t know he’s in for a night nothing like he planned, and a morning after he’ll more than remember.

The “She” Stands Alone
A romantic comedy
Is Sheridan’s dateless problem unfixable? Not in the least. This young woman has got a new plan: she’s going to date herself.

Eminence
From another time and place
After their country’s three-year revolution, Ahnna, a village schoolmistress, serves as nurse for Ikenna, an esteemed soldier and tradesman. But in their newfound independence, the fight for worthy governance, both of the nation and of the heart, is not over.

This collection also includes a bonus: an excerpt from World of the Innocent, a contemporary love story.

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Inspiring Love is available at Amazon (in print and for Kindle), Barnes and Noble (in print and for Nook), and as an ebook at Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.

 

Be Still My Beading Heart: A Glass Bead Mini-Mystery by Janice Peacock

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

Be Still My Beading Heart: A Glass Bead Mini-Mystery by Janice Peacock

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

Jax is in a rush to deliver some of her handmade glass beads to a glass gallery, but afterwards, she can’t find her car. She either forgot where she parked, or her precious Ladybug has been stolen. Not to mention it’s Valentine’s Day, so Jax hopes to track down her missing wheels and maybe get something together to scoot her love life along in Be Still My Beading Heart: A Glass Bead Mini-Mystery by author Janice Peacock.

Well! It turns out this ebook is mostly comprised of all the Bonus Material after the short story, so the story itself is the bonus, to me. And I’d say the mystery and the romance play pretty equal parts in this quick tale.

So, even though the story didn’t fill as much reading time as I expected, I otherwise got what I was looking for out of it: a jolly little read with a crime to solve and some fun romance woven in. I enjoyed the story’s humor and was pleased to see that it’s set in Seattle—best city ever! Plus, sometimes I just want a mystery that isn’t about murder, since, yes, there are other types of cases to solve.

Cozy mystery fans may want to check this Glass Bead Mystery series out.

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High Strung (Glass Bead Mystery, #1) A Bead in the Hand (Glass Bead Mystery, #2) Off the Beadin' Path (Glass Bead Mystery, #3)

 

That Gift! by Sheryl Fawcett

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

That Gift! by Sheryl Fawcett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Some husbands have a knack for selecting perfect Christmas gifts for their wives. A certain husband in 1983 has no such knack, and his wife, though grateful, is rather disappointed in his holiday surprise for her. Thirty years later, he may have finally improved on that old gift—or he may have not—in That Gift!, a Christmas tale by author Sheryl Fawcett.

I often say that I’m not big on book blurbs, that I usually only skim them or skip them altogether before reading the book. In the case of this short story, I’m quite glad that I only skimmed the description’s first line or so and did not read the rest of it beforehand, particularly not the Goodreads one. I feel that it all but gives away the story’s “aha moment,” and I found it more enjoyable to discover the “aha” for myself, rather than have the blurb essentially hand it to me ahead of time.

But anywho, enough of that!

I got such a kick out of the title and cover, here: cute, fun, and catchy without being too silly, and it’s all very much on theme. The tale itself is the kind of delightful holiday goodness that’s right up my alley.

There was a minute or two when I felt like the story might be stalling, but those minor details do give a good sense of the husband and wife’s family life. In all, it was similar to reading another Christmas short I’m pretty fond of; I wish the story here hadn’t literally mentioned it, as doing so felt too “obvious,” but that’s likely nit-picky of me.

A quick, meaningful, and satisfying dose of holiday warmth, this is!