Tuesday, June 25, 2013

As part of Charlene Raddon's Promote Your Book/Promote Mine Blog Hop, we are featuring Charlene's latest release "The Scent of Roses", along with Carley Bauer & Lynette Willows first in a the Sons of Liberty series, "No Gentleman Is He". 
Be sure to read to the end of this page so you don’t miss out on the grand prize. Also be certain you visit each blog and comment to qualify for the individual giveaways, and the big prize.

Charlene Raddon has been writing historical romance novels for over thirty years. Her work has won several awards and much well-deserved praise. Here is what she has to say about her newest release.
Any day when a new book is released is exciting for the author. I’m thrilled to announce that my eBook, The Scent of Rosesis now available.
The Scent of Roses is a sequel to my last eBook, To Have And To Hold, but stands alone and does not need to be read in order to be enjoyed. Whip Kincaid, from The Scent of Roses, is the half-brother of Buck Maddux from To Have and To Hold. Whip also has a twin, Cale, who readers met in Buck’s story, which gives me an excuse to write a third book for this series.
The added touch of paranormal elements made The Scent of Roses a fun story to write. Who doesn’t enjoy haunted houses with hidden passageways? When I first moved to Utah, I lived in this house. No, there weren’t any secret passageways, but in every other way, my description of the old house is accurate. The third element new in this book is the subject of polygamy.
Rosalyn Delaney came to Whisky Ridge, Arizona expecting to receive aid from her estranged husband, Josiah Bullock, in escaping the crazed leader of a polygamist cult determined to have her. She’s broke and has nowhere else to go. But Josiah is dead, murdered the very evening of her arrival. The town is in uproar, searching for the suspected killer, Josiah’s business partner, Whip Kincaid. Rosalyn also learns that Josiah has taken a second wife.
Whip is innocent but to prove that, he needs to stay out of jail. He hides in secret passageways in the old house he and Josiah shared. Smythely, the elderly butler who came with the house, is the only other person aware of the passageways. Lurking between spiderwebbed walls and using the abundance of peepholes provided allows Whip to keep up with what’s going on. Sneaking out at night allows him to investigate. He’s particularly interested in Rosalyn Delaney, and for more than one reason. Besides being attracted to her, he’s sure she knows something about the murder.
But does she? Is she safe at Rose House? Will she be safe from Whip Kincade?

I hope you enjoyed this peek into The Scent of Roses. Find it here, at Amazon.com.
BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT WITH CONTACT INFORMATION. AT THE END OF THE HOP, A NAME WILL BE DRAWN FROM THOSE WHO VISITED AND COMMENTED AT EVERY BLOG. PRIZE IS A $45 GIFT CARD FOR AMAZON OR B&N, WINNER’S CHOICE. Other bloggers are also offering giveaways so make sure you hit them all.












Carley Bauer enjoys life on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. with her husband and their blue eyed feline,
Noelle. After 30 years as a state contractor in a self employed capacity, she decided to try her hand at her first love, writing.

She loves being an empty nester, free to travel with her husband. Still involved with her three grown on-their-own children, Carley loves big family events, where her home is filled with a passel of precious, precocious, precarious grandchildren. Some of her other hobbies are fashion, the occasional bite of the Big Apple where the excitement feeds her natural love of city life and home decor, which boasts a collection of Fenton Glassware.

Carley's first book, 'No Gentleman Is He', was released by Tirgearr Publishing on March 7 of 2013. The first in the Sons of Liberty series, written by Carley and her co-author, long-time friend and writing partner, Lynette Willows, is ranked #1 in Goodreads Hor Reads for Summer. No Gentleman Is He can be found on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, ITunes, Kobo, Sony, BookStrand, All Romance Books and OmniLit.



Young, adventurous and widowed in a new land, Cassandra Courtney Brooks finds her dream of raising a superior breed of saddle horse slipping away with the death of her husband. Left with four horses, living in a tavern attic, and her scant savings depleting, she resolves to see her vision through to fruition by accepting the scandalous position of steward at Varina Farms.

Born in the image of his native ancestry, Colton Rolfe’s savage blood runs through his veins. Scorned by his father, Colt grew into a man of ill temperament whose only interest is the wild equine beasts on his plantation. His desire to breed his horses with the superior Thoroughbreds of the newly widowed Cassandra Brooks leads him to abandon societal rules. Colt’s growing resentment toward the Crown and his assistance to Sons of Liberty missions is complicated by the discovery that Cassandra’s father is a titled English nobleman.

Cassandra is soon forced to question the wisdom of her decision when she finds herself enamored with her employer. As fiery passion grows between them, Cassandra realizes her own spirit of independence, love of the land, and the savage man who is so much a part of it.


As the threat of war comes ever closer, wills are tested through gunfire, treachery, danger, and kidnapping. Does Colt dare trust Casandra with Sons of Liberty secrets? More importantly, can he trust her with his heart? And will Colt ever trust Cassandra enough to love her as she longs to be loved?

Leave a comment with your email and the winner will receive a $5.00 Amazon GC.



Carley Bauer & Lynette Willows

Monday, June 3, 2013

World Literary Cafe Author Spotlight Carley Bauer
Check out World literary Cafe's Stacy Eaton's
character interview with No Gentleman Is He heroine, Cassandra Courtney Brooks
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No Gentleman Is He
Carley Bauer and Lynette Willows on their facebook fan page! Or our personal facebook author pages:
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Carley's Links

Where to purchase
 No Gentleman Is He
Voted #1 Hot Reads for Summer
By Goodreads!
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Cover Blurb


Young, adventurous and widowed in a new land, Cassandra Courtney Brooks finds her dream of raising a superior breed of saddle horse slipping away with the death of her husband. Left with four horses, living in a tavern attic, and her scant savings depleting, she resolves to see her vision through to fruition by accepting the scandalous position of steward at Varina Farms. Born in the image of his native ancestry, Colton Rolfe’s savage blood runs through his veins. Scorned by his father, Colt grew into a man of ill temperament whose only interest is the wild equine beasts on his plantation. His desire to breed his horses with the superior Thoroughbreds of the newly widowed Cassandra Brooks leads him to abandon societal rules. Colt’s growing resentment toward the Crown and his assistance to Sons of Liberty missions is complicated by the discovery that Cassandra’s father is a titled English nobleman.
Cassandra is soon forced to question the wisdom of her decision when she finds herself enamored with her employer. As fiery passion grows between them, Cassandra realizes her own spirit of independence, love of the land, and the savage man who is so much a part of it. As the threat of war comes ever closer, wills are tested through gunfire, treachery, danger, and kidnapping. Does Colt dare trust Cassandra with Sons of Liberty secrets? More importantly, can he trust her with his heart? And will Colt ever trust Cassandra enough to love her as she longs to be loved?





Where to find Carley online

Tirgearr Publishing








About Carley Bauer

Carley Bauer enjoys life on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. with her husband and their blue eyed feline, Noelle. After 30 years as a state contractor in a self employed capacity, she decided to try her hand at her first love, writing.

She loves being an empty nester, free to travel with her husband. Still involved with her three grown on-their-own children, Carley loves big family events, where her home is filled with a passel of precious, precocious, precarious grandchildren. Some of her other hobbies are fashion, the occasional bite of the Big Apple where the excitement feeds her natural love of city life and home decor, which boasts a collection of Fenton Glassware.

Carley's first book, 'No Gentleman Is He', was released by Tirgearr Publishing on March 7 of 2013. The first in the Sons of Liberty series, written by Carley and her co-author, long-time friend and writing partner, Lynette Willows, can be found on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, ITunes, Kobo, All Romance Books, iTunes, BookStrand, Sony and OmniLit. 








Saturday, April 20, 2013

Commemorate the 238th anniversary of April 19 1775


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-- As the threat of war comes ever closer, wills are tested through gunfire, treachery, danger, and kidnapping. Does Colton dare trust Cassandra with Sons of Liberty secrets? More importantly, can he trust her with his heart? --
Reviewers said:
"I felt as if I was there living in those exciting, yet hard times, when this country began its journey to independence. It really retells the American history. It had everything you want and more. A beautiful love story and an exciting book, you really feel for these people in those times." ~ Dana, 5 stars
"I just finished reading "No Gentleman Is He", it really is a must read. I was wary when my wife suggested I read it. I looked at the cover. Was it a love story or was it based in historical fact? She assured me the book had enough of both to please any reader. Let me say, I wasn't disappointed." ~ Cole34, 5 stars
"I haven't read a historical romance in a very long time but I am so glad that I read this. This book had me hooked from the very beginning. I normally only have time to read at night, but found myself looking for opportunities to squeeze in a few chapters during the day. The story was well written, and the attention to history made me feel like I was living in that time period." ~Diane, 5 stars
"The best book I have read in a long time." ~Roin, 5 stars
"Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. This is a great, historical romance." ~ barb0607, 5 stars
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Excerpt
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“Hush, they come,” Jackson warned.

In the silence, there was no mistaking the heavy footfalls of British soldiers walking in cadence, the sound of marching increased as they neared where Colton and the rebels were hiding. Fortunately, the British still went by “fair warfare” rules, conspicuous in their battle scarlets, marching in rows out in the open. It made them sitting targets. The British would soon learn the tactics of America’s new warfare style of stealth ambush.

When the soldiers had filed past, Jackson quietly relayed what had happened in Lexington while they all huddled close to listen.

“And no one knew which side fired the initial shot?” Colton asked.

“No. It could have been theirs or ours, no one knows. All we know is all hell has broken loose. We just left Captain Parker at Lexington Green.” Hunter said. “The captain said, ‘Stand your ground. Do not fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.’”

“Was our message passed in time?” Colton asked, glancing between Jackson and Hunter.

“No, Revere was caught by patrolling soldiers,” Hunter said. “Dawes and the other messenger escaped. Revere just stayed there, not sure why. Either he froze in indecision or to give the others time to escape. We can only hope they got word through. They took Revere prisoner until the soldiers heard the ruckus in Lexington.”

“At least Paul finally gathered his wits and lied,” Jackson added, “telling them there were more rebel forces than there actually were. They let him go outside of Lexington. I suppose they did not want a prisoner to slow them down. Of course, they took his weapons.”

Far off shouts behind them halted the conversation and all heads turned.

A reddish orange glow appeared over Concord. The British were setting fire to the town.
~~~

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Charlene Raddon Blog Interview

Today we have Author, Charlene Raddon with us.
Charlene has graciously agreed to allow me the privilege of an interview.






     CB: Good Morning, Charlene. Thank you for your time.   Tell us about your earlier work, and what piqued your interest in writing.

CR: My first book was a time travel romance, although I had no idea what the word ‘genre’ meant then, let alone what genre I was writing. Unlike so many authors, I never intended or even thought about being a writer, but I loved to read. One morning I woke from a vivid dream that drove me to drag out a typewriter and start writing it down. Nine years’ worth of studying writing resulted in Time Weaver. The first chapter won me a scholarship to the Park City Writer’s Conference. Unfortunately, no one was buying time travels then. An editor told me it was too unusual to sell as a first book, that I should write a regular romance, sell it and a few more, then maybe I could sell Time Weaver. So I wrote a romance I called Brianna. That book won first place in a contest, then became a Golden Heart Finalist in 1991. I signed with an agent and less than two years later received a three-book contract with Zebra Books, an imprint of Kensington Books. I had become a writer. 


    CB: I'm amazed to find you wrote about time travel long before the genre became a popular sell. You're an author ahead of your time. Any particular reason you chose that genre or are you one of those gifted writers who have your finger on the pulse of your readers?  


CR:I don’t know why I chose a time travel except that the dream that inspired me was set in the past, but everyone always says “write what you know.” Well, I didn’t know anything about the past then, only that I love tales of the Wild West. So I started with a contemporary and turned it into a historical. It wasn’t until after all those years of work that I decided I may as well try to get it published.


    CB: Certainly your novels sell well. I'm sure your time travel will be a huge success! You have three books now available at Tirgearr Publishing. Can you tell us about those?

CR: The first of my books Tirgearr published for me was Forever Mine. I chose to do it first because had been my most successful paperback, even winning a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award Nomination. My second book, Tender Touch, was my second book I called Brianna when it became a Golden Heart Finalist. My third book, To Have and To Hold, is the one I think is probably my favorite. I love the characters and the setting, and I feel it’s the best written of my books. 


     CB: Wow! Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and Golden Heart. Quite amazing accomplishments. Where can readers purchase books now available?

CR: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Tirgearr Publishing and other e-book stores.


CB:  You've enjoyed quite a bit of success with your books. Do you have a formula? Do you prefer your novels more story or character driven? 

CR: I prefer character driven books, but I am a very visual writer so my settings generally play a big part in my stories. Some began with a character, some with a situation. My first book published by Zebra Books was Taming Jenna, which came from a lunch session with my critique group. I was trying to come up with a new story and asked one of the members I knew had a great imagination to give me an idea. She said, “Write about a woman who has to find a man she can only identify by a scar on his bottom.” And Taming Jenna was born. It’s a fun story.


CB: I much prefer reading character driven novels. A good story can only carry a novel so far. Characters rich in strength appeal to me most. I read that John Jakes characters are modeled physically after someone he happens to see on TV or a movie. Mine are simply conjured up in my imagination. Where do you get your ideas for your characters?  

CR: They just come to me, really. I guess I could say that at least a couple of my books are character driven in that before I even started the book, while the plot was just incubating in my mind, the characters were jabbering in my head telling me about themselves and what to write. There were times when they refused to do what I wanted them to do in the book, and other times they seemed to act upon themselves and do things I never planned. I enjoyed those interactions. Physically, I have used various aspects of a person’s character or appearance. I took one friend’s gorgeous eyes for one of my heroines, and another friend’s lush lips for yet a different heroine. Oddly, I find it easier to create my heroes than I do my heroines. At times I wonder if maybe I had been a man in previous lives, as I seem more able to get into their heads.


CB: You're involved in all aspects of writing, often helping other authors at the drop of a hat. What is your time/management formula?

CR: I have no managerial talents whatsoever, or any self-discipline, one of my biggest regrets in life that I’ve always struggled with. Usually, I’m attempting to do several things at the same time. In fact, my husband likes to say I’m incapable of doing only one thing at a time. It drives him nuts that I can read a book, play games on my Kindle or needlepoint and watch TV at the same time. I do what I’m driven to do at the moment. Not my best quality.


CB: What works in progress are you currently absorbed in?

CR: LOL. I’m supposed to be reworking Time Weaver, but something is always interfering. I just turned in my next book to be e-published, The Scent of Roses. It’s a sort of sequel to my latest release, To Have And To Hold. And I’m waiting to get news back about the possible publication of a totally new book I finished last year, Divine Gamble.

CB: We'll be anxiously awaiting news on The Scent of Roses. Tell us what motivates you?

CR: A never-ending urge to create. I’ve been creative and artistically inclined all my life. My major in college was Fine Arts.


CB: My daughter was a fine arts major, as well. There is a definite pattern of seeking out the most creative outlets through an artist's life. Any other artist endeavors outside of writing and graphic arts?  

CR: I love to design digital scrapbooks, needlepoint and crochet, and if I had a place to do it, I’d dye more Ukrainian eggs. That’s a wax-resist tie-dye sort of process that requires lots of room for several bottles of dye.

CB: I often refer to people in our generation as the pioneers of the internet. Our everyday lives have changed greatly from those of our parents. The information super highway often resembles a roller coaster, where we hang on for dear life with every twist and turn. Books, like music and other forms of entertainment, have taken a turn with the advent of technology. How easy or difficult has it been for you personally to adjust?
CR: I’d say fairly easy, though there were lots of moments when I struggled and nearly gave up. I still haven’t learned how to use all the features on my cell phone, and it isn’t one of the fancy ones; it’s only a track phone. My granddaughter has refused to try anymore to teach me to text.

CB: Oh, my first response to texting, was to cringe. Thankfully, I've adjusted, or I might never have contact with my children!
Do you find it more or less advantageous to connect with your fans on social media sites?


CR: I think social media is great. There are so many more opportunities now than in the old days when you had to do book signings, attend lots of conferences, do tons of mailings of flyers and brochures to build a fan base. Now you can do it from your desk chair.






Thanks so much for your time this morning, Charlene. I'm sure you've piqued the curiosity of our readers. We'll leave links where your books can be purchased! 



Charlene Raddon took up writing over thirty years ago when she awoke from a dream she knew had to be put in a book. She’s been writing ever since. Five of her historical romance novels were published in paperback by Zebra Books. Most of them have won awards, received high ratings and been published internationally. Three have now been released as e-books, with more to come in the near future.













Monday, March 25, 2013

Carley Bauer's Links

Carley Bauer's Links
Carley Bauer enjoys life on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. with her husband and their blue eyed feline, Noelle. After 30 years as a state contractor in a self employed capacity, she decided to try her hand at her first love, writing.
She loves being an empty nester, free to travel with her husband. Still involved with her children and grandchildren, Carley loves big family dinners. Some of her other hobbies are fashion, the occasional bite of the Big Apple where the excitement feeds her natural love of city life and home decor, which boasts a collection of Fenton Glassware. 










Where to purchase No Gentleman Is He,
the first of four books to be released in 
The Sons of Liberty series!




































Saturday, March 23, 2013

What Reviewers Are Saying



Can't wait till the next one. Roin  |  3 reviewers made a similar statement
This was such a terrific story with strong characters and an accurate story line. Dana  |  2 reviewers made a similar statement
I especially loved the tension / romance build up between Colton and Cassandra their characters were amazing!, sad to see it end can't wait for the second !!! Courtney  |  2 reviewers made a similar statement
I just finished this book and really enjoyed it! I haven't read a historical romance in a very long time but I am so glad that I read this. This book had me hooked from the very beginning. I normally only have time to read at night, but found myself looking for opportunities to squeeze in a few chapters during the day. The story was well written and the attention to history made me feel like I was living in that time period. Cassandra overcame many hardships to live in a new land and succeed in a man's world. She quickly earned the respect of everyone at Varina Farms and proved to be the best thing to ever come into Colton Rolfe's life. I look forward to the next book in the Sons of Liberty series to find out what comes next for these characters and their family and friends. Carley Bauer and Lynette Willows did a fantastic job with this book! I am definitely a fan of historical romance again!...Diane


I am not a big reader and read very little actually but I decided to read this book and I am so glad I did! I loved everything about it, the year it took place, the way the writers described the scenery and every character, I could picture it clearly ! I especially loved the tension / romance build up between Colton and Cassandra their characters were amazing!, sad to see it end can't wait for the second !!! I'm hooked :)...Courtney

The best book I have read in a long time.The characters were very strong. Cassandra was spirited and intelligent. Colton was a dark haired man full of passion and strength. They're love story drew me in. I felt as I were living it, though I have to admit some parts made me blush (I felt I was peeking).
It's hard to believe it was written by two people instead of one. I couldn't tell where one ended and the other started. I am curious if one of them grew up on a horse farm, it seemed very spot on. Can't wait till the next one....Rion


I just finished reading "No Gentleman Is He", it really is a must read. I was wary when my wife suggested I read it. I looked at the cover. Was it a love story or was it based in historical fact? She assured me the book had enough of both to please any reader. Let me say, I wasn't disappointed. It has a cast of characters, both main and secondary, whose personalities are so well defined and consistent from beginning to end that I found myself feeling at times, I was eavesdropping on the action from somewhere in the scene. Voyeurism comes to mind as I think of the love scenes. The story takes you on an emotional journey that leaves you wanting and waiting for the next adventure....Cole

Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. This is a great, historical romance. Colton is a bit of a Rhett Butler, he's dark and misunderstood by society. Cassandra, on the other hand, is no Scarlett and I mean that in a good way. She is a strong, smart, independent woman who is not afraid to take care of herself. I admire the way she refuses to run to a man to save her. Colton's respect and admiration for her strength add depth to his character. I also really enjoyed the interactions between Cassandra's parents at the end of the novel. Perhaps there could be a prequel down the road about their relationship?...Barbara

I absolutely loved this book. I don't usually read revolutionary era books. But it looked intriguing so I read it. This was such a terrific story with strong characters and an accurate story line. I felt as if I was there living in those exciting, yet hard times, when this country began its journey to independence. It really retells the american history. It had everything you want and more. A beautiful love story and an exciting book, you really feel for these people in those times. I can't wait to read the next one!!...Dana

I must say this was reminiscent of the early days of fine, historical romance stories. I found myself immediately captured by Casey and Colton's personalities. Throughout the story there was a bevy of strong characters who entertained and lived in a period of time weaved around historical events of the American Revolution.

From the opening scene of a struggling mare needing help in delivery, to the end scene of kidnapping, I found my interest captured. The only thing that jarred me from an engrossing read were a few transition bumps in scenes.

The time period came alive with great descriptions of life on a working horse farm. Being an avid horseman, I found the descriptions of the day to day operations and animal behavior true to life.

I highly recommend this read to any discerning romance buff. My thanks to the writers who presented an extremely well researched, professional, and edited story...Rgabel

Needless to say, Lynette and I are thrilled with the reviews we've received!

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Latest in the Carley and Lynette saga!

A few links to share with everyone. Lynette and I are thrilled No Gentleman Is He has been released by Tirgearr Publishing. Our first press release! Whew, big stuff! 

Oh, if you haven't 'liked' the Lynette Willows and Carley Bauer page on facebook, now would be the perfect time! 


In the meantime we've delved full-force into our WIP, the second book in the Sons of Liberty series. If Jackson piqued your interest in No Gentleman Is He, you'll be blown away when he steps into hero status in Book Two. (We've received lots of email on Jackson!)  Just who is his lady love interest? I'm not giving that one away ;)

By the end of March, No Gentleman Is He will also be available on iTunes, Nook, Kobo, Bookstrand and OmniLit! In the meantime we're available on on both Kindle and Smashwords! 



Carley Bauer and Lynette Willows 


No Gentleman Is He 




Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chapter Two excerpt from No Gentleman Is He


No Gentleman Is He, the first book in the Sons of Liberty series by Carley Bauer and Lynette Willows was released by TirgearrPublishing on March 7. 

Monday I posted an excerpt from Chapter 1. Today I am posting an excerpt from Chapter 2.
Cover Blurb: 

Young, adventurous and widowed in a new land, Cassandra Courtney Brooks finds her dream of raising a superior breed of saddle horse slipping away with the death of her husband. Left with four horses, living in a tavern attic, and her scant savings depleting, she resolves to see her vision through to fruition by accepting the scandalous position of steward at Varina Farms.   Born in the image of his native ancestry, Colton Rolfe’s savage blood runs through his veins. Scorned by his father, Colt grew into a man of ill temperament whose only interest is the wild equine beasts on his plantation. His desire to breed his horses with the superior Thoroughbreds of the newly widowed Cassandra Brooks leads him to abandon societal rules. Colt’s growing resentment toward the Crown and his assistance to Sons of Liberty missions is complicated by the discovery that Cassandra’s father is a titled English nobleman.
Cassandra is soon forced to question the wisdom of her decision when she finds herself enamored with her employer. As fiery passion grows between them, Cassandra realizes her own spirit of independence, love of the land, and the savage man who is so much a part of it.   As the threat of war comes ever closer, wills are tested through gunfire, treachery, danger, and kidnapping. Does Colt dare trust Cassandra with Sons of Liberty secrets? More importantly, can he trust her with his heart? And will Colt ever trust Cassandra enough to love her as she longs to be loved?

Bauer, Carley; Willows, Lynette (2013-03-05). No Gentleman Is He (Sons of Liberty) (Kindle Locations 10-15). Tirgearr Publishing. Kindle Edition.


Excerpt from Chapter 2.

Colton entered the stables, his eyes quickly adjusting to the dark. He followed the lamp light and soft voice soothing the distressed mare. His gaze settled on the young woman kneeling in the small stall, her skirts littered with sopping straw, the mare’s waters having broken. His attention moved to the straining mare. “Get out of the way, woman,” he ordered, grabbing her shoulders in his hands and pulling her away from the mare.
“Sir!” Cassandra objected, not only to his rough handling but the manner in which he took control. His push, while not cruel, landed her on her tender behind. She opened her mouth to object further and then promptly closed it.
Despite his gruff manner, he took expert charge, kneeling by the prone mare. His head bowed, he concentrated on the mare’s contractions, oblivious to soiling his fine clothing. Under his experienced hand, the mare quieted. From the corner of his eye, the woman glanced up, relief in her eyes to see Jackson enter the stall. Colton knew he could be intimidating but Jackson obviously calmed the woman.
“Jackson,” she breathed, welcoming the familiar man walking toward her.
She fussed with her skirts while Jackson patted her shoulder reassuringly. “Your mare is in excellent hands, Cassandra.” Jackson grinned and winked. “No one in Virginia is any more capable.” She nodded, apparently taking some comfort in his words.
Colton shifted his position to the back of the horse, took one look and said brusquely, “Get the box stall ready!”
“Sir, Dom will not approve of us using…” she started.
“Now!” he barked, cutting her off then turning to snatch the halter from a nail on the stall wall.
 Jackson chuckled and extended his hand, assisting Cassandra to her feet. “What my friend Colton so eloquently means is he doubts Dom will object to us using of the box stall. I believe you mentioned once to me he has a financial interest in this foal?”
 “Yes, he does,” she said, ineffectually brushing off her skirts.
“We need room to move around if you want live offspring,” Colton snapped, fitting the halter on the mare. “Dom’s objections be damned.” While flabbergasted by his abrupt manner, Cassandra obeyed his order by rushing to the larger box stall to lay fresh straw and ready it for the mare.
 “Jackson, make yourself useful by standing at her rear,” Colton instructed Jackson. “C’mon, old girl, get up.” His voice was still firm but held soothing encouragement. He gently patted the mare’s chest to rouse her. When Colton looked up, Cassandra stood in the doorway, observing the mare struggle to her feet. Ignoring the way the woman looked at him, he continued patting the mare’s chest while he tugged the halter. He waited when the mare started to quiver with contractions. “What do you see back there?” he asked Jackson.
Jackson peered under the mare’s tail. “Feet,” he said somberly, confirming his earlier suspicions. “Damn,” Colton cursed. He turned the mare, pulling on the halter once the contraction subsided. “C’mon, ol’ girl, we are moving you to roomier quarters.” He led her from the stall, past a worried Cassandra with barely a glance in her direction.

Tune in on Friday when I will post an excerpt from Chapter 3!

What people are saying about No Gentleman Is He:

I absolutely loved this book. I don't usually read revolutionary era books. But it looked intriguing so I read it. This was such a terrific story with strong characters and an accurate story line. I felt as if I was there living in those exciting, yet hard times, when this country began its journey to independence. It really retells the american history. It had everything you want and more. A beautiful love story and an exciting book, you really feel for these people in those times. I can't wait to read the next one!!...Dana

Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. This is a great, historical romance. Colton is a bit of a Rhett Butler, he's dark and misunderstood by society. Cassandra, on the other hand, is no Scarlett and I mean that in a good way. She is a strong, smart, independent woman who is not afraid to take care of herself. I admire the way she refuses to run to a man to save her. Colton's respect and admiration for her strength add depth to his character. I also really enjoyed the interactions between Cassandra's parents at the end of the novel. Perhaps there could be a prequel down the road about their relationship?...Barb

I just finished reading "No Gentleman Is He", it really is a must read. I was wary when my wife suggested I read it. I looked at the cover. Was it a love story or was it based in historical fact? She assured me the book had enough of both to please any reader. Let me say, I wasn't disappointed. It has a cast of characters, both main and secondary, whose personalities are so well defined and consistent from beginning to end that I found myself feeling at times, I was eavesdropping on the action from somewhere in the scene. Voyeurism comes to mind as I think of the love scenes. The story takes you on an emotional journey that leaves you wanting and waiting for the next adventure....Cole


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