Cover Reveal – Compass by Jeanne McDonald

Cover Reveal

Compass

Author: Jeanne McDonald
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Jada D’Lee Designs
Expected Release Date: November 17, 2015

Jeanne McDonald is an author, a mother, a wife, a student of knowledge and of life, a coffee addict, a philosophy novice, a pop culture connoisseur, inspired by music, encouraged by words, and a believer in true love. When she’s not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, enjoying a great film, chatting with friends or diligently working toward her bachelor’s degree in literature. A proud Texan, Jeanne currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.

As teenagers, time is infinite and love is made of fairy tales and caramel corn. For Alexis York and Ryan Fisher, their friendship was the cornerstone of who they were. In the wake of a family tragedy, that friendship was torn apart by time and distance. Unrequited love was never reciprocated, and two lives that were once intertwined, now moved on different trajectories.

Fifteen years later, these two friends are given a second chance to correct the mistakes of the past. With one flight, a new home, and a little help from a tiny red compass, Alexis and Ryan are reunited, setting them back on the same course. Together, they find themselves on a journey of rediscovery, friendship, hope, and love.

Yet, when the harsh realities of life threaten to tear them apart for good, will Alexis and Ryan lose all hope of a happily ever after? Or will the childhood promises of forever lead these two hearts through impossible odds and back into each other’s arms?

“You’re my compass. My one true north.”

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Romance Weekly – Lights, Camera, Action

Love Write Chat

 

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride!

RWW also has a website with its own blog, a newsletter, and can be found on Facebook, and Twitter (@LoveChatWrite).

 

coverfinalcovercookiecutter copyJo Richardson started off today’s blog tour by showing us the cast of her amazing (and hilarious) new novel Cookie Cutter. if you’re starting your blog tour here, jump back and take a look: http://jrrichardsonfics.weebly.com/the-blog

Today Victoria Barbour wants us to show her the cast of your most recent book or WIP.Geek God

And check out her Forever Geek series. It’s amazing:

 

 

 

Welcome to Hearts in Orbit, Volume 2: Pirates of the Dark Nebula, the movie. Casting couch ready? Lets go:

Emma Stone

 

Playing Doctor Luna Callista is the incomparable Emma Stone. The auburn Haired, green eyed actress is a perfect match for my description. And she’s hot.

The brilliant Luna Callista is the sister of Phoebe from the first Hearts in Orbit book, The Blarmling Dilemma, and she’s got a galaxy-changing new technology that the pirates want.

 

 

 

James Marsden

 

Our Hero, Rik Mazar is played by the dashing James Marsden. An undercover galactic marshal, Rik has been entrenched with the Pirates of the Dark Nebula for three years. He barely remembers what it’s like to be ‘normal.’ When Luna falls into his hands, it’s time to get out.

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

 

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Luna’s brilliant colleague, Doctor Ian von Alderamin, the inventor of the Tractor Beam, and Starship Cloaking device. Together he and Luna hold the key to the galaxy’s next biggest technological breakthrough.

 

 

 

Carol Kane

 

Carol Kane plays the mysterious Magda Konicie, a Ferang fortuneteller and mystic. Magda has ‘the sight.’

 

 

 

Peter Dinklage

 

Reprising his role from The Blarmling Dilemma is Peter Dinklage as Markus Stout. Markus, the diminutive clown from Rotund’s Traveling Galactic Show, takes on a more serious role in this movie as the protector of a group of back-water refugees and programer of photon torpedoes on The Starboard Mist.

 

 

 

Jaden Smith

 

 

Jaden smith has been tapped to play Quatrain Tyson. Quatrain, a thirteen-year-old next-generation computer gamer (with loads of attitude) becomes The Starboard Mist’s top gunner.

 

 

 

Penelope Cruz

 

 

Last, but certainly not least, our villain, Kristin Devenport played by Penelope Cruz. We also met Kristin in The Blarmling Dilemma as a side character. Here she takes center stage as the pirate you’ll love to hate.

 

 

So, who did Leslie Hachtel cast for her latest work? Find out by continuing the tour: https://lesliehachtelwriter.wordpress.com/

Romance Weekly – #LOVECHATWRITE

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride!

If you found me via Elizabeth Janette’s wonderful blog, Redemption of Liars

or you’re just starting your Romance Weekly journey here, welcome. Some probing questions and fun answers lie ahead as you make the rounds.

Queen of hearts Jami Denise is the author of this week’s questions:

 
1. When writing your novel, do you know how it’s going to end before you write, or do you write from start to finish?

 
When I start a new story, I usually start with two characters and a scene in mind where they interact. It’s usually the opening scene, but not always. The first scene in Son of Thunder I envisioned was Jord and Meghan on the motorcycle, riding up the rainbow bridge to Asgaard. Everything flowed from there.

 
I let the characters lead me around for a while, with no real ending in sight. Eventually they find a direction and head toward it, and the ending becomes clear.

 

 
2. How do the people you know impact your writing? Are you influenced by friends and family for your characters?

 
I’m pretty sure bits and pieces of real life friends and acquaintances slip into my characters, but there are very few instances where I can point to a character and say “That is 100% so-and-so.” I do occasionally slip family members into my stories, just cause I love ‘em.

 

 
3. Describe the hero in your current WIP in three words.

 
Tough, caring, and brave.

 

 
I hear you out there. Yes, I have spies all over the interwebs. You’re wondering what the other authors of Romance Weekly answered. Start (or continue) the tour by visiting the wonderful Sarah Hegger  at http://sarahhegger.wordpress.com/

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Romance Weekly – #LOVECHATWRITE

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride!

If you found me via Leslie Hachtel’s wonderful blog, or you’re just starting your Romance Weekly journey here, welcome. Some probing questions and fun answers lie ahead as you make the rounds.

Kim Handysides poses to this week’s questions and they’re more focused on the female authors, but I’m up to the challenge (with a few changes):

1. What’s your ideal: alpha or beta and why?

Looking at the heroes I write, I wouldn’t classify them as alphas or betas. Personally I think I fall somewhere in between. There are times I’ve had to rely on my inner alpha, and he can rise up to the occasion when needed, but for the most part I’m probably more beta. So my ideal mate would be a confident woman, secure in her own strengths who complements my own strengths and weaknesses (which is exactly who I found ♥)

2. Do you have a male buddy or mate you use for confirmation or inspiration when crafting your heroes?

I’m changing this one to female of course, and the answer is yes. My wife has been indispensable in helping me craft strong, confident heroines for my stories.

3. What does any hero have to do to win your heart?

Again, changing the gender on this one. The heroine who wins my heart in any story is above all else smart. I once entered an early version of one of my stories in a writing contest, and one of the judges told me my heroine was TSTL, (I had to look it up: Too stupid to live) and that judge was right on target. I reworked that story like no one’s business, making Meghan as smart as she was strong, and Son of Thunder is now a finalist in the Write Touch Reader’s Award contest.

I like a heroine that’s sassy, sexy and strong as well, but for my tastes, the most attractive part of the female body is the brain.

I hear you out there. Yes, I have spies all over the interwebs. You’re wondering what the other authors of Romance Weekly answered. Start (or continue) the tour by visiting the wonderful Meggan Connors http://megganconnors.wordpress.com/blog

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Romance Weekly – #LOVECHATWRITE

Love Write Chat

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride!

heartofarenacoverIf you found me via Mishka Jenkins’ wonderful blog, or you’re just starting your Romance Weekly journey here, welcome. Some probing questions and fun answers lie ahead as you make the rounds.

Victoria Barbour belongs to this week’s questions and here they are:

1. Have you always written Romance?

Nope. I started out writing Science fiction and Fantasy, but it was an easy transition to Romance. Adding the romantic elements into a story always seemed to make it a better tale, with deeper characters to write about.

2. How do you deal with critiques about the romance genre?

I kind of laugh it off. If Romance isn’t for you…fine. I’m not a big fan of Literary Fiction. Occasionally I encounter the literary snob type, who thinks only what they read is true literature, and everything else is trash and not worth reading. I feel sorry for them, living is such a small world, but I know there’s not much I can do to change their minds. Arguing with these people is rarely productive, so I just smile and move on.

3. What’s the one thing about our genre you’d like people to know?

That guys read Romance, and it’s okay to admit that. There is nothing uniquely feminine about a good story with a happy-ever-after ending. There’s a ton of great Romance out there with big explosions, hot sex, creepy monsters and other ‘guy stuff.’ I’d like to see us move away from the ‘this is for women/this is for men’ mentality. Books are for people.

I hear you out there. Yes, I have spies all over the interwebs. You’re wondering what the other authors of Romance Weekly answered. Start (or continue) the tour by visiting the wonderful Leslie Hachtel at http://lesliehachtelwriter.wordpress.com/

And check out the Romance Weekly Blog Hop & Giveaway:

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Romance Weekly – #LOVECHATWRITE

Love Write Chat

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride!

1. Who is your favorite character you’ve written and why?

That would have to be Jord Thorson, from my novel Son of Thunder. The motorcycle riding, weather controlling, son of Thor was a lot of fun to write about.

2. Do you prefer to write your Hero or Heroine?

 
As a guy it’s easier for me to step into the head of my heroes, but it’s also eye-opening sometimes to explore my feminine side. I don’t know that I have a preference. I’m usually happy in whoever’s head I’m in at the time.

3. What are the three things you can’t write without?

Coffee (or tea), quiet, and my computer. Coffee in the mornings is a must to get the writing engine started. By afternoon I usually switch to tea (hot in winter, iced in summer). Occasionally I don’t mind music in the background, but for the most part I need a quiet area for my mind to go to that ‘special place’ where stories happen. Of course, I need the tools of the trade, which are all installed on my computer.

 
I hear you out there. Yes, I have spies all over the interwebs. You’re wondering what the other authors of Romance Weekly answered. Start (or continue) the tour by visiting the wonderful Ronnie Allen http://ronnieallennovel.com/gemini/blog-1
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