Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Shout-Out to THE CAVE

Many of the bats from THE CAVE that I've hung out with could be found at a writers' conference in Reno, July of 2005. I won't name names, but I gotta tell ya'll that I had a blast meeting these folks!
...and I'm about to chat up a few of them...
The writers' workshop I'm teaching this month has been a lot of fun so far. One of the reasons is due to a group of batty writers. My thanks today to the following authors and members of The Cave who have either donated books, spoken in chat with my group, or judged a contest for the group this week. (And there are MORE bats with books that I'll be blogging about a few days from now!)

<~~ THANK YOU, GOO!!!!! I can't wait to meet YOU in person!
(Is that a gorgeous smile, folks, or WHAT?! She just looks like someone I'd like to hang out with.)

“The Importance of Almack’s” by Denise Patrick
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 1-59998-518-7
Length: Novel
Price: 5.50
Publication Date: July 3, 2007
Cover art by Dawn Seewer

Banished and disowned for saving a stranger's life. . .

In Regency England, lineage and vouchers to Almack’s are everything, but Pamela Clarkdale has neither. After her father casts her out, she considers herself fortunate to have obtained a position as a companion to an elderly widow.

Kitt Covington has sworn off Almack’s and marriage. Why attend one when he has no interest in the other? Guilt, however, is a powerful motivator. Knowing he caused Pamela to be thrown out of her home, he proposes a sham betrothal between them to ease his conscience.

Kitt’s offer is tempting and Pamela agrees, with the caveat that the betrothal will disappear at the end of the season. But not only is Pamela refused vouchers to Almack’s, her family is scheming to destroy her to protect a secret she doesn’t realize she knows. When the twenty-year-old web of lies and deceit begins to unravel, will Pamela and Kitt discover that Almack’s isn’t really that important after all?
Irina Petrova, a member of Czarist Russia's royal family, is stuck in Southeast Alaska, and wants to return to the extravagance of the court. Until her father imprisons the one man that captures her heart.

Nathan Hawkins was making a career for himself as a ships’ captain and owner. A foray into Alaska to trade for furs would be the perfect money making expedition. Being captured by the Russians was the least of his worries when he fell in love with Lady Irina.

Can he overcome the difference in their social classes to feel worthy of her? Will she go against the edicts of the Czar to be with him?
Ecata Romance calls this book a keeper!
Lady Irina is Josh Lockwood's first novel and what a promising novel is it. With Alaska as the backdrop, he provides us with a fascinating look at life during that time. In addition we get to experience wedding traditions that are fun to see. Irina and Nathan experienced that rare thing of love at first sight.
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Pam Payne spoke to our group last night via chat, and she shared knowledge of how to break into certain magazine markets. To Pam ~ the group LOVED hearing you speak, and I've been asked to thank you over and over...we appreciate your generosity of time and spirit!
Now...how about some romantic suspense???????

Secrets and Shadows
© 2006 Meg Allison
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Jason Sinclair has to keep his employer’s daughter safe from evil that lurks in the shadows … but he can’t forget the love she once offered.

Sabrina Layne left her wealthy father years ago, vowing to never return. But she’s back for his funeral and to evade phone calls haunting her nights. Can she avoid another rejection from her first love?

Jason leads a double life working for the CIA – posing as a chauffeur while uncovering terrorist sympathizers among the elite. Murder in his home town forces him to face the friend he hurt years ago.

Together they might uncover secrets that lurk in the shadows before another life is lost. But Jason isn’t sure Sabrina will forgive his lies when she learns the full truth.
A Romance Review has this to say about Ms. Allison: The tension in the story rises with each chapter and there are so many surprises in store to leave the reader gasping for more. Just when the reader thinks that they might be nearing a solution the plot takes another twist!...Meg Allison is a very good author and this book from her will have the reader wanting more of her novels. She is a major talent.
“Secrets and Shadows PRINT” by Meg Allison
Read An Excerpt Online
Genre: ,
ISBN: 1-59998-295-1
Price: $13.00
Length: 244 Pages
Publication Date: November 21, 2006
Cover art by Vanessa Hawthorne
Thanks for visiting me today.



At 1:24 PM, Blogger Michelle and Charles said...

I don't know any of the members of the Bat Cave, but thanks for helping out this week with the class. Nice to know writers who stick together and help one another out. :)

Michelle Libby

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Denise Patrick said...

Hey Lyn - that's a great pic. Know why? Because I took it and am, therefore, not in it! LOL Thanks for the opportunity to push. . .er. . .introduce prospective new victims. . .er. . .readers to my books. You are one awesome friend - thanks for being mine.


At 11:02 AM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

Michelle, I love that group - and I am so delighted that you are a part of the writers' workshop with me. It's a fun group as well!

Denise, you are so welcome! Did you take that photo in Reno? - lol - Brain fart here, I couldn't remember who took it or would have credited you!

Thank YOU for being MY friend. You have no idea how marvelous it was for me to meet you that year, to get to know you (and your ancestors - LOL).

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Heather Rae Scott said...

/looks around and sighs heavily. I must;ve been doing something with eHQ cuz I'm not in there. '-)

So very proud of you Miss Sunny teaching the classes like you have been and paying it forward.


At 1:26 PM, Blogger misty wright said...

I love the sound of these books and the covers. :D Thanks to all the Bats that have helped and donated books and time. It really does go a LONG way and I love being a part of it all.

Sunny, your the best and I will keep telling you that over and over. ;)

Rae, we love ya!! You helped last time we did this class. :)


At 5:40 PM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

Thanks, Heather & Misty!


At 8:22 AM, Blogger Glamorous Redneck said...

That picture of me was taken at the whine tasting we went to at the bat retreat, after all the whine had been sampled lol.

I can't wait to meet YOU! Maybe someday I'll get to a Conference.


At 9:40 AM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

omg - it LIVES - it has an online presence! *waves to Goo*

At 4:04 AM, Blogger Cat Marsters & Kate Johnson said...

What AM I pointing to in that picture?

At 7:03 PM, Blogger Kate R said...

A dreadful post. No, wait, she didn't show up did she?

thanks for posting the pix. I love 'em.

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Kate R said...

Thanks for the picture, fester, I mean. Not Sunny.

Hey.... I didn't know slosh showed up!


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