Sunday, November 23, 2014

Out of the Past




2nd place winner in 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.


Publishers Weekly~~ A sexy paranormal romance. Their adventures and discoveries make for an engrossing and interesting read...

 
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She  will move to her family’s ancestral homestead in tiny Fremont, Iowa, to trace her roots and begin a new life that will take her places she never imagined possible. 

Available in the sexy original version or look for the PG-13 version. Both versions are FREE for Kindle and Nook.


Then continue the adventure with Into the Future and Forevermore. Both available in original and PG-13 versions


 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Forevermore





Forevermore 
~ the finale of Tore and Dave's Time Travel Adventure~


 

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Dave~~

        Torie grabbed a bed pillow and hit me over the head with it as I laughed at her.
       “You ass,” she scolded me. “Are you sure you aren’t using the alias ‘Disappointed in Detroit’ on Amazon and leaving me nasty reviews?”
       “What?” I chuckled at her as she further tried to use the pillow to suffocate me before she removed it and then tossed the photograph to the nightstand and grabbed up her iPad.
     She touched the screen and went to Amazon.com and typed in her name, bringing up her novels and clicked on the reviews for Passion’s Fury, scrolling to one in particular.
      She read the review title, which was one word with several exclamation points after it,      “Seriously!!!”    She began reading and then raised an eyebrow at me menacingly as she continued. “By Disappointed in Detroit.’ ‘Torie Mills must have gooey mush for brains if she believes that I’m buying this syrupy load of crap she’s selling. Dashing Beau Gardner, beautiful Melody Turner and the rest of the characters in this novel are SO unbelievable. They are all the most beautiful, most handsome, with the whitest most gleaming teeth, and the best lovers with the BIGGEST appendages and most perfect bodies. Also no one EVER has a bad thought or does anything wrong. Doesn’t Ms. Mills know that dentistry was unheard of as was ‘deodorant’ back then and that most prostitutes such as Melody Turner would have died of syphilis or worse? Oh and her graphic description of oral sex acts is not suitable for ANY readers under twenty-one!”
      “That is just sooo wrong!” I said trying to hold back a laugh.
      “Dave! It’s not funny!” Torie pouted. “And this one…”
       She touched on a review for her sea-going adventure novel, Eternal Fire.
      “Ships ahoy Matey!” she began and then hissed under her breath. “I really hate that review title,” before she continued. “You best stop reading here if you don’t want this sappy, sappy story spoiled. **Spoiler Alert**—if Royce Colby is such a stud and all the women fall all over him then why doesn’t perfect little Patience Halstrom seem to notice his bulging yumminess? Also why does he seem to find her just SO irresistible and the most beautiful creature on earth when no one else seems to see it? Oh and if she WAS so irresistible, then why hadn’t the lord and master at the manor already defiled her way before she ended up unjustly accused and condemned as a thief? But No, little virginal Patience sails off on that boat full of indentured servants and just happens to capture the hunky captain’s attention? Give me a break! Oh and of course Miss Prissy Pure Patience was just so perfect and virginal until Captain Wonderful and Hung Like A Horse made her a woman and turned her into a sexual dynamo in bed. Blah, blah, blah. I am so sick of the predicable formula writing of historical romances. Biggest waste of $10.99 this year!”
     “Ouch!” I agreed. “That’s just harsh. I think I need to kick someone’s butt. Was that ‘Disappointed in Detroit’ again?”
     “No, but they are all pretty much interchangeable,” Torie said and broke into an amused chuckle.
     “Yeah, but you got thousands of good reviews, Torie. Why do you let a few bad ones get to you?”
     “These stories are like my babies, Dave, and it stings a little but it usually doesn’t bother me that much except that now I find that you seem to also think, like these armchair reviewers do, that I have a flawed perspective. Oh and this one for Where Evil Lived,” she continued. “How Torie Mills can describe that sicko bastard Mark Thompson as handsome and rugged as a Nordic Viking is beyond me.”
     “Now I happen to agree with that one,” I said pointing a finger at her sternly. “That piece of shit had no redeeming qualities.”




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dana Roquet: FREE~~Out of the Past

Dana Roquet: FREE~~Out of the Past: Out of the Past~~ A contemporary romance with a time travel twist and much more. FREE on Amazon for Kindle and B & N for Nook . T...

FREE~~Out of the Past

Out of the Past~~ A contemporary romance with a time travel twist and much more. FREE on Amazon for Kindle and B & N for Nook.

The Iowa State Fair came and went, and we never made it. I was over my obsession with the time warps and didn’t miss them a bit. I was quickly falling in love with Dave Cameron.

On a Thursday morning, August 16, to be exact, I was on a plane with my publicist Nancy, who though she always had my best interests at heart, really pushed me. I’d had enough... tours to last me a lifetime, and this trip to Chicago for a book signing was going to be my last, damn it, if I could just get up the courage to put my foot down. At least the signing was only four hours on Friday at a smaller, more intimate store, Barnett-Owen Books in conjunction with their becoming a retailer for Kindle. I would be home by Saturday night, although, I didn’t want to be away from Dave for even one night, but he promised he would be waiting.

This trip turned out to be more than just a day at the signing table, though. For this trip, I would meet Claire Neumann and she would change my life profoundly and forever.

Nancy had received a letter a few weeks ago from the Illinois Make-A-Wish Foundation. They had a barely eighteen-year-old girl who had leukemia, which had returned for the third time. This time though, it was aggressively attacking her
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Her wish--was to meet me. Me! For crying out loud!

Nancy arranged for her to be at Barnett-Owen and to spend a couple of hours at the signing table with me.

I had been at the signing for a couple of hours when through the historical romance section came the most beautiful and most ill-looking child I had ever seen in my lifetime. She was in a wheelchair, and her mother and father were wheeling her toward me. She had no hair—even her eyebrows were gone—and she wore a sky-blue beret that set her large blue eyes off perfectly. She had a copy of Passion’s Fury in her lap, clutched tightly in her hands.

I reached out to shake her parents’ hands, and then I knelt beside Claire.

“You ready to work?”

She nodded. “I’m so happy to meet you, Miss Mills. You are my all-time favorite author.”

“Call me Torie, please. We are on a first-name basis, understand? All-time favorite, huh? I think you are destined to become my all-time favorite assistant.” I smiled, and gave a gentle squeeze to her hand.

Friday, October 24, 2014

What reviewers say









Publishers Weekly~~ A sexy paranormal romance. Their adventures and discoveries make for an engrossing and interesting read.

Books Complete Me Unlimited~~This book was a quick, easy read, with interesting characters. Dave was absolutely yummy.Be prepared, it gets a bit heart-wrenching in the end.

Kimba The Caffeinated Reviewer~~ The tale is filled with romance, touching moments and hidden danger.

Julie's Book Reviews~~Time travel with a different twist....I have to say I found this book amazing.

Loves All Things Books~~Great story about life, love, time travel & loss. Emotional roller coaster ride for sure!

InD'Tale Magazine~~Time travel while one sleeps is an exciting idea... sweet and appealing romance

I would never have thought family history could be made this interesting to the point where I could not put it down.~Julie

Best read in a long time. Full of interesting details and fascinations, a complex story, wonderful setting, and wild ending.~Anima

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