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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What She Knew


What She Knew Trilogy is a fast paced, on the seat of your chair story that explores the question, "What if Marilyn Monroe had lived and shared the secrets she knew?"  Could that have changed the course of history and saved the life of John F. Kennedy? Fateful Night,book one in the What She Knew Trilogy, is on sale for .99 cents.

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AUTHOR BIO'S:

K.R. Hughes
Hughes is an English major from Amarillo, Texas. She now resides near Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys writing with her co-author T.L. Burns. They have just finished writing book 2 in the trilogy and are currently in the process of writing book three.
Hughes enjoys working with budding writers and tutoring English. Her passion is for at-risk teens. She volunteers to help teens realize their potential and find their passion. Hughes has two grown children, Justin and Kayti, and two four legged girls, MayZee and Ruthie.
Find other works by this author in the Historical Romance section, pen name is Kymber Lee, "Treasured Love" and "Lord Tristan's True Love" are both a fun romp written in Regency England in 1811. Lee (Hughes) wrote these novels for her grandmother who is a huge supporter of her work.

T.L. Burns

As Burns' co-author puts it "She is the foremost researcher and historical guru for the "What She Knew Trilogy." They have just finished writing book two in the trilogy and are in the process of writing book three.

Burns passion is for at-risk families. She volunteers her time to help the needy, not with a hand-out but with a hand-up. She is married and has two grown sons, best sons in the whole world, Kenny and Deven and one 4 legged son, Digby.

Burns is very proud of her boys. Her oldest, Kenny, is married with three kids and is the artist for all of their book covers.  Deven is in college pursuing his degree in Engineering.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Relationship Speak

Communication.

I call it the root of relationship evil. Either there is too much or not enough, never a happy medium. You know what I mean, he barely speaks, or in some cases, he talks too much. I know, you're asking, "Where'd I find that guy? How great that would be!" Trust me, it's not.

Picture it...nice restaurant, quiet music, not crowded. You had a bad day at work and you want to share it. You don't want any advice or a fix, just to vent (This is a basic foreign concept for most guys. They have an innate need to fix.). You both sit down, order your meal and WHAM! He gets diarrhea of the mouth. You can't get a word in edge-wise. No, he didn't have a bad day, or a good day, he's just rambling. By the time dinner is over you're feeling like you need to sneak out the back and leave him behind.

Then, there's the other option (and it's just as bad). You've ordered your meal and you start to vent. By the third sentence you realize his eyes have glazed over and he has left the building. You could tell him Big Foot stopped by your office and his comment would be, "That's good". You're feeling like you need to sneak out the back and catch up with your girlfriends for a drink. At least they'd listen.

What about the guy you find that seems like a happy medium, until he has some drama in his life. Whether it's a work or family (his kids) emergency, he forgets to text you and let you know he's not making your date. Nothing like being stood up by someone you've been seeing.

Communication...it's a fine line but somehow you have to learn to walk it. Too much is bad, too little is bad. Of course, you could avoid it all together and spend a lot of time kissing! That's way better!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lord Tristen's True Love


Did you know that the society of Regency England forced members of the ton to marry should they been seen in public together? The unescorted young lady’s reputation would be quite ruined otherwise.

This book is one such story and tells of Miss Caroline Denise Whittingham’s misadventures in trying to get her betrothed to ‘cry off’. Unfortunately, one of her scheme’s has her thrown out of the realm of society and her betrothed, Lord Tristan Darlington, refuses to end the engagement until she finds her way back into their good graces. Of a certainty the odds of regaining favor with the peerage are slim, in 1820 London, but Lord Darlington is a great friend of the Countess Lieven and enlists her aid.

Caroline finds him to be a pompous, stuffy lord who is puffed up with himself and his reputation; not caring a whit for her. In her efforts to expel Lord Darlington, she is deliberately rude to him in public and pretends that she is afraid he will hurt her. These escapades force him to show his nastier side to the peerage that he so desperately wants to impress.

On the day that their engagement is announced in the London Times, there is to be a grand ball. Caroline presents herself in a most inappropriate gown and causes everyone in the room to turn their backs to her. Lord Darlington merely comes to her side and forces her to dance the waltz with him acting for all the world as if nothing is amiss. Once the dance is over, he leads her into the gardens to show her how women are treated who behave so outrageously.

The tearful pleadings to her strict parents all prove to be in vain. Miss Whittingham cannot seem to win in this matter of the heart, for her father is certain that she should wed to save the family from disgrace. Her temper tantrums and quick wit keep the story moving swiftly, carrying the reader from page to page like rapids in a river.

The sparring between Miss Whittingham and Lord Darlington cause many a raised eyebrow in society, which makes the book amusing and charming to read. It is my sincere desire that you will find this book energetic as well as entertaining for it has been a pleasure to write.

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Lee is a Christian historical romance novelist. Her first published novel, Treasured Love, is available in audio or paperback. Lord Tristan's True Love, is now available on Kindle and will be offered in paperback in 2013.
Lee also has a conspiracy novel, Fateful Night; A What She Knew Trilogy by K R Hughes and T L Burns, a mystery conspiracy novel with a twist. Marilyn Monroe is saved and it's a race against time to see if "What She Knew" can save JFK from that fateful bullet.  Fateful Night is now available on Kindle, Darkest Day is due out in the late summer of 2013 and the final book will be released this fall.
Lee is a native Texan. She enjoys mentoring beginning writers to editing advanced writing. She has an English degree with a minor in Journalism from West Texas University.
Lee currently lives in Atlanta, GA and owns a production company with her co-author, T L Burns. They are currently working on the sequel to the Marilyn Monroe novel e to be released in the winter of 2013.




Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Home Wrecker


A Home Wrecker is losing your zest for life


“Even when I felt there should be more than this, somehow I was always able to find the positive in any negative situation.”

I think you are either a confident person or you are not. Throughout my life I have always known how to find my happy place. After being with someone for so many years that was full of anger it became very difficult to remain the positive girl that I once was. In facing numerous insecurities that arose in my life, I was still optimistic about the future. I used to think that out of all bad things, good things are bound to happen.
Being with a man that did not  know and enjoy the bright side of life really brought the worst out in me. Anger became a Home Wrecker in my marriage. It wasn’t until I left my husband that I was able to find a better and more enjoyable side of life. Once I got away from the negative influence, which was my husband, I was able to find the optimism that I once had.
Has any relationship you have been in zapped away your zest for life? If so, how did you get it back?
Home Wrecker I


Brooklyn and Bo, each unhappily married to others, must decide whether to stay with their spouses or give up everything for their love.

"Throughout Brooklyn’s life, she felt like she was on an endless journey toward redemption and she would have to be stronger than she ever imagined; do things she never felt herself capable of doing. When she finally found her soul mate, he came with one big snag: a wife. Brooklyn found herself fighting off her soon to be ex-husband and her lover’s wife. She knew what she was doing was wrong and yet… she couldn’t turn back. No matter how much pain she may cause, it was too late. Brooklyn and Bo, each unhappily married to others, must decide whether to stay with their spouses or give up everything for their love. Brooklyn’s husband and Bo’s wife would try everything to break them apart and it was then Brooklyn finally confronted her own demons and came clean with everything and everyone in her life… even herself."


Brenda's Bio:
Brenda Perlin is an independent adult contemporary fiction author.   Brenda evokes emotional responses in her readers by using a provocatively unique writing style.   Her latest book, Home Wrecker, captures the soul-wrenching conflicts of a personal struggle for emotional fulfillment.

Ever since Brenda was a child, she has been fascinated with writing.  She draws her biggest inspiration from Judy Blume.  This sparked a passion in Brenda to pursue personal expression through writing.  Once she was old enough to go to coffee shops alone, Brenda recalls losing herself in the world of writing, all while documenting her ideas on paper napkins.

“There is really no creative process, I just write,” – Brenda Perlin

Brenda’s first book, Home Wrecker I (Home Wrecker Chronicles), was published with Master Koda Select Publishing.   Within a short time, the book developed a strong fan base and is continuing to grow as it both entertains its readers and leaves them in a state of profound reflection.  In the near future, Brenda would like to have Home Wrecker I expanded into a trilogy in order to tell the untold stories of her characters.
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