book Tours, Readers

Autumn Dreams Character Interview

Maggie, the heroine of Autumn Dreams, has popped in from her 1949 schoolroom for a chat:

Maggie, can you tell us why you decided to become a teacher?
I think I always wanted to teach. When I was in school I used to help my teacher by taking the smaller grades out to the playground to do their reading with them. It just seemed natural for me to go to Normal School after I graduated. And of course my older sister Dora is a teacher too.

Are you and your sister close?
We always get along best when we live in different homes, but I love her dearly. I just get frustrated sometimes when she can do everything better than I can. Her life is so organized. She’s a talented pianist, does wonderful needlework and never gets herself into scrapes the way I do. And she’s not afraid of anything.

Have you always boarded with a family at your teaching jobs?
Last school I had my own little teacherage but the school closed and I had to find a new position. I love boarding at the Thornhills. Ellen my landlady is terrific and she and Ray have a six year old daughter Emma that I’ll be teaching this year. The only problem is Ellen’s brother Marshall. I can tell he dislikes me but I can’t figure out why. I’m trying to ignore the fact that he’s so handsome and intriguing but I can’t get him out of my thoughts-most annoying.

Do you like living on the farm?
I would if I didn’t have to be around horses. I hate to admit it but I’m terrified of them. I always have been. I know Marshall senses it. Maybe that’s part of why he doesn’t like me.

You sound as though you think a lot about Marshall. Is this interest a romantic one?
Certainly not! I only want him to like me because he’s Ellen’s brother and Emma’s uncle. I’m not interested in him that way at all. Of course he did kiss me one night…..

Maggie, Maggie. Are you still with us Maggie?
What? Oh sorry, my mind was wandering there for a minute. Now I’m sorry I have to leave you. It’s time to prepare my lessons for tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by Maggie. Good luck trying to figure out the enigmatic Marshall.

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Autumn Dreams is a romance novella that takes place on the prairies in the late 1940s.

Maggie arrives at her new teaching job, to board with a family she’s prepared to like. What she isn’t prepared for is her landlady’s brother Marshall who seems to hate her on sight. She is captivated by Ellen’s six year old daughter Emma who is having identity problems when faced with the arrival of a new baby. Then Ellen goes into labour in the middle of a storm and Maggie must face her fears to help. Along the way she helps a family grow closer together but what about her hopes for the future? Can she get past the wall Marshall has set up and does she really have a future here amongst the people she has grown to care for?

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Readers

What’s That Title Name Game

Well guys, I’ve been at it again. I’m writing another short story that will be published in an anthology next Spring. I have had so much fun writing Daxon and Lorelai’s story that I haven’t stopped to think about a title. These two characters have been up to so much that all I have time to do is write about their escapades.

Lorelai finally has her dream job of working for the secret service. Since finishing her training she has been anxiously awaiting her first assignment, you can only imagine how excited she is when she is called into the Oval Office. The President wants to see her. She is certain this means she will be assigned to Molly, the First Daughter. Instead, when she arrives he tells her she will be assigned to the First Son, Daxon. But, he can’t know she is secret service, and she is the detail, the entire detail.

You see, Daxon has refused protection. He is an architect with a successful business and doesn’t need nor want a whole team of babysitters. He is focused on one thing, standing on his own merit, not his fathers. When he meets Lorelai his priorities and perfectly structured life is thrown off balance. She quickly invades every aspect of his life, carving a permanent place in his heart. He knows she is hiding something, but can’t figure out what it is. When his life is threatened his first instinct is to hold on to her, yet he realizes anyone close to him is in danger. No matter how hard he tries she won’t let him keep her out of harms way. Instead, she seems to keep herself between him and harm. Why?

Can you see now why I haven’t had time to come up with a title? These two are keeping me busy. Which is why I’m relying on you to help me. Give me your idea for a title. Post it in the comments on my blog. The person whose title I choose will win a prize. What is the prize you ask? I’m going to keep that secret for now….but here’s a hint….A girls best friend. The contest will be open until November 14, 2014 12pm EST

Here are a couple pics of my dream cast were my book made into a movie.

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book Tours, Readers

Diamond Heiress Blog Stop

Today’s stop on the blog tour will be right here on my blog. I wanted to take this oppotunity to give you all a brand new excerpt from Diamond Heiress and to play a little game.

I have to warn you that this game will be played both here and on my facebook page, so you will have to visit both to win. The prize – A free ebook or print copy of Diamond Heiress. Winner will be chosen at random from all who answer both questions correctly by 12:00am EST. Winner will be announced Sunday October 12th.

The first part of the game is to answer the following question:

Whose wedding do Nick and Brielle attend and which of my books do those two characters appear in? The second challenge will be on my facebook page.

Nick was holding Brielle close, swaying to the music. Their hearts seemed to be beating in unison.
“They look happy,” Brielle said as they watched Roberto and Cynthiana leave amidst well-wishers.
“With a love as deep and true as theirs that happiness will last.”
“Are you a romantic?” she teased with a glint in her eyes.
“Who me? Nah. Realist all the way, baby.”
She rested her head on his shoulder again, her mouth close to his ear, and whispered, “That sounded romantic to me.”
His heart began to race when her breath caressed his neck. She’d gotten so far under his skin it felt as if she were a part of him.

Readers

The Test of Time – Cover Reveal

Hi, everyone! This is Nicole Zoltack. I’ve written
a bunch of romances, a lot in the speculative realm, and finally wrote a time
travel romance: THE TEST OF TIME. And I adore the cover. It’s beautiful. Wanna
see it? Sure you do!




I could not be happier with it. What do you think of it?

BLURB: Katia jumps at the chance to go to England with
her best friend after Rose ditches her deadbeat boyfriend. While walking
through the market, she spies a large mansion and recognizes the guy out front
as her high school friend Tony. Just as they start to reconnect, Katia passes
through times and lands in the arms of Lord Landon, who looks like Tony but
certainly doesn’t act like him.
Soon,
Katia learns that this 1815 is different from the one in history books. Trapped
in a parallel world, Katia struggles to not fall for Landon but his charm
proves too much for her. Just when she is about to confess her love for him,
Katia travels through time yet again.
The
course of love never did run smooth and if Katia can’t figure out and master
the test of time, she’ll never see or friends again, or worse, never be
reunited with Landon.

So I’m sure you’re dying to know the release date
and luckily it’s not that far away! THE TEST OF TIME releases September 9th! Be
sure to grab it on the 9th!

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BIO: Nicole Zoltack loves to write in
many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When
she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend
time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses
(pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance
Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her
current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and
her writing, visit her blog.