Comfort Food – Margaret Tanner

Comfort food what is it? Of course, food that makes you comfortable, happy and content. A reward for doing something well, or a panacea for all the trials and tribulations you have had to put up with? No matter what excuse we use, and I have used them all i.e. if something good has happened to me, I reward myself with chocolate. On the other hand, if something bad has happened to me and I need cheering up, I reward myself with a chocolate.

What is my favourite food you might ask? Well, being a chocaholic, you know what I am going to say –  Chocolate, closely followed by biscuits (or as American’s say, cookies). My hips bear witness to this addiction of mine.

My favourite chocolate is milk chocolate, followed by dark chocolate, (which scientists are now saying is good for you, I could have told them that), and white chocolate. I have to confess I am not a great fan of white chocolate, and as much as it pains me to admit it, I find it too sweet and sickly.

I prefer a plain chocolate bar, but I do enjoy a chocolate bar with peppermint or honeycomb in it.

As authors I am sure we can all relate to this.

 

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Rock Star Romance – New Release Sweet Contemporary Romance

Rock Star Romance: Sweet Contemporary Romance Collection by Marian Wilson

Why did I ever agree to a fake engagement to this jerk?
My big brother’s best friend can have any girl…but he can’t have me!

I have always had a crush on Brendan.
He’s my big brother’s best friend.
Now, he’s a famous rock star that every girl wants to get their hands on.

It’s not my fault he was caught by the paparazzi in a whirlwind scandal.
The only reason I agreed to the fake engagement to clean up Brendan’s image is that my big brother asked me to do it.
Really, it has nothing to do with Brendan’s dreamy hazel eyes or the way he looks at me when he thinks I don’t notice.

He’s way out my league, rich, and gorgeous.
It doesn’t matter.
I don’t want to be with him anyway.
But, if that’s true, why does my heart feel like it’s being ripped from my chest every time I think about this charade ending?

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Books in this romance collection:
Fake Marriage to a Rock Star
Country Star’s Bodyguard
Rock Star’s Nanny
The Rainforest’s Song

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The Mercantile Owner’s Bride – New Release from Cheryl Wright

I hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day and were spoiled rotten.

I’m sending a quick note today to let you know my latest novella has been released.

It missed Valentine’s Day by a smidge, but my latest book is very romantic and will warm your heart.

Miss Bethany Wilde of the Westlake Mail Order Brides Agency has done it again! She’s brought together two people very worthy of love.

You’ll find yourself cheering for Phoebe and Edward; they both deserve someone special, even if each one believes it will be a loveless marriage.

I guess you’ll find out what happens when you read the book!

This latest addition to the Mail Order Brides of Dayton Falls series is a standalone book, but if you’ve read the first and second books in the series, you’ll reconnect with a few familiar faces.

The Mercantile Owner’s Bride is brand new and now available from Amazon (including KU).

My cover artist has done a fabulous job as always – I adore this cover!

Below are the details for this new release!

 

 

 

 

The Mercantile Owner’s Bride (Mail Order Brides of Dayton Falls Book 3) by Cheryl Wright

***CLEAN & WHOLESOME VICTORIAN ERA ROMANCE***

Phoebe Jackson lives to dance. Beautiful and talented, she fails to realize the danger she is in until it’s almost too late. Her only option – become a mail order bride. 

Mercantile owner, Edward Horvard, is lonely and needs help in his store. In a town devoid of eligible women, a mail order bride is his only option. 

Can these two people from entirely different worlds make a loveless marriage work? Or are they both doomed to living a lie?

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Season of Brides – New Regency Release


Season of Brides: Regency Romance Collection by Joyce Alec

Would you give up everything for the one you love?

This heartwarming Regency romance collection is filled with mystery, suspense, and of course, love.

Diamonds of the Marquess
Lady Emily Dove doesn’t know whom to trust. Her true identity must never be known.

Promise of the Earl
A scarred man. A mysterious secret. A courageous woman who dares to follow her heart.

Entangled with the Viscount
Lady Ashton and Lord Johnston must trust only each other to work their way out of a dark mystery, and perhaps allow their hearts to become entangled in the process.

The Duke’s Bidding
Lord March is accused of a crime he did not commit. He must choose between his freedom and the woman who has stolen his heart.

If you love clean and wholesome, Regency romances with rakish lords, strong women, mystery, and love, then the Season of Brides Regency Romance Collection is for you!

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50th Wedding Anniversary Card

Margaret Tanner and her dear husband, Laurie, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently, and being a cardmaker, I made a card for them.

I started by creating an easel card. This is done by folding your card into half, as you would normally do, then fold the front into half again.

Using Le Petit Jardin design paper, as well as the Happy Anniversary Hotfoil Stamp, I foiled the greeting onto the paper I was going to use for the front of the card.

To get the shapes for the ‘book card’ I used a die made for this purpose. As you can see from the photograph, there are several layers to this.

Once I’d foiled my card, I added “50” using dies and glitter paper, then added some matching flowers to the top left hand side.

I added another piece of design paper from the Le Petit Jardin range to the inside as shown above. I added my main (foiled) image to the easel card in the appropriate place, then added matching flowers to allow the card to stand up. (See below)

Above is the finished card. It was a little fiddly to make, but totally worth it.

My friends absolutely loved it, along with the envelope card, which I had made a short while ago to go along with this card.

For those interested, here are the Couture Creations products I used:

CO725434 – Le Petit Jardin 12×12 Paper Pad

ULT158109 – Hotfoil Stamp – Happy Anniversary

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my creation! (If you need more information on how to make this, please comment and I’ll get back to you.)