Monday, January 11, 2016

Lyn Horner Celebrates the Release of Capturing Gabriel Blitz & Giveaway

Like two magnets, they are drawn to each other...
Like two mules, they stubbornly fight their hearts
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Lyn Horner has a $25 Amazon Gift Card PLUS 3 eBooks 
to Celebrate the release of Book 3 of  her
Romancing the Guardians Series
Capturing Gabriel
by Lyn Horner

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Lyn Horner
Publication Date: December 29, 2015
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Print Length: 141 pages
Available from: Amazon
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What’s a handsome Colombian psychic with super-hero-power to do with a spirited Navajo beauty who invades his territory? Why, kidnap her of course.

Chopper pilot Josie Tseda served in Afghanistan, extracting soldiers from deadly situations. She knows how to take care of herself. But when she vows to find Gabriel Valdez, a Guardian of Danu, and deliver him to a gathering of the Council of Guardians, she may have bitten off more than she can chew.

Locating Gabriel in the mountains of Colombia is hard enough. Josie didn’t count on ending up his prisoner – or on falling for him.

Gabriel is battling Colombian drug traffickers and seeking revenge against the man who murdered his mother. He’s not looking for romance and doesn’t trust the feisty American female who wants to fly him off to the U.S. The message she conveys directing him to return with her, supposedly coming from the High Guardian, may be a lie to ensnare him and steal the precious scroll he guards.

Yet, he can’t help wanting her. Will he allow her to capture his heart or will the secret power he wields ultimately drive her away?

http://tometender.blogspot.com/2015/12/capturing-gabriel-by-lyn-horner.html
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Decoding Michaela
By Lyn Horner

My Rating: 5 Stars

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 2
Publication Date: June 8, 2015
Publisher: Lyn Horner
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 144 pages
Available from:  Amazon
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Michaela Peterson can read minds but can she tell good from evil? A Guardian of Danu sworn to protect one of seven sacred scrolls, her identity is known only to the High Guardian. Or so she thinks until a stranger brings word that her revered leader has been murdered by vicious “Hellhounds” who want the scrolls. She’s attracted to the handsome messenger, but is he who he claims to be? Or does he mean to gain her trust and steal the scroll she guards?

Dev Medina often dreams of a woman he calls his golden goddess. He believes she is real and meant for him. Expecting to deliver a warning to Dr. “Michael” Peterson from the new High Guardian, he is stunned to find the doctor is his dream girl. Fearing the Hellhounds may be coming after her, he wants to whisk her to safety, but she stubbornly resists leaving her Galveston, Texas, home. Can he convince her to trust him before tragedy strikes?
 http://tometender.blogspot.com/2015/06/decoding-michaela-by-lyn-horner.html
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Rescuing Lara
by Lyn Horner

My Rating: 5 Stars

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 1
December 21, 2014
Publisher: Lyn Horner
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 180 pages
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Lara Spenser is running for her life. She guards a treasured relic from ages past that no one outside a select group is supposed to know about. Yet, an evil one has learned of its existence and his minions are hot on Lara’s trail. Although she has escaped to Ireland and is living under an alias, her special sixth sense tells her the “Hellhounds” are growing near. Injured in a car wreck that killed her beloved uncle, she is desperate for someone to act as her bodyguard.

Enter Connor O’Shea, ex-Special Forces soldier. Now the foreman for a crew of oil and gas well firefighters, Conn is on an extended vacation after a devastating explosion on his last job. Out of curiosity, he answers Lara’s ad for a “strong chauffeur” and takes on the job of guarding her temporarily.

Conn has his hands full, not only keeping Lara safe but also trying to help her recover from deep physical and emotional wounds. As days and weeks pass the two grow closer and romance blooms, but their tenuous peace is shattered one terrifying night by Lara’s pursuers. Conn may prove his ability to protect her, but can he help her fulfill her destiny as High Guardian of apocalyptic secrets? Can he rescue her from the soul-deep pain that holds her prisoner?

Find the answers in Rescuing Lara, book one in this tantalizing series, Romancing the Guardians.
http://tometender.blogspot.com/2015/01/rescuing-lara-by-lyn-horner-romancing.html

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Research for Writing
By Lyn Horner 


Research is an integral part of writing, one that I thoroughly enjoy. In order to draw readers into a story, the setting must “feel” authentic. Accurate descriptions of geographical locals, time periods, clothing styles, idioms of speech and many other details are essential. That’s where research comes in.



When I began writing eons ago, I spent hours at libraries digging through card catalogues and book stacks, often toting home a bag full of heavy tomes. Over the years I’ve also collected hundreds of books for my personal library. I love them all and can’t bear to give any away even though I may never use some of them again.



Nowadays, I do most of my research online. There are so many sites to choose from, it astounds me. I love reading through them, finding little tidbits of information to “dress up” my stories, but this can be a huge time sink. I’ve spent more hours hopping from site to site, seeking small details about far-off places, than I could possibly count.



Such was the case with Capturing Gabriel, my newest release. The hero is a rebel fighting drug traffickers in his native Colombia. His stronghold is a hidden canyon in the Farallones de Cali, rugged mountains west of Cali, Colombia. I’ve never visited that remarkable country, much less climbed a steep mountain trail on mule-back as Josie, the heroine, does in search of Gabriel.



Instead, I browsed a dozen or more sites on my laptop, discovering how the climate and setting changes from lush tropical jungle in the foothills above Cali, to a belt of Cloud Forest partway up the mountains where orchids grow in profusion, to the frigid, windblown paramo above the tree line. Armed with this information, I set about painting word pictures that I hope put you, the readers, into Josie and Gabriel’s shoes. Err, boots that is.
 

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Capture Some Great Reading
Lyn Horner is offering 3 eCopies of 
Capturing Gabriel 
PLUS 
A Grand Prize of a $25 Amazon Gift Card
International where allowed
Ends  January 27, 2016

54 comments:

  1. All 3 books sound good. Looks like lots of great romance within these pages.

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  2. Thanks, Emily! I hope you read and enjoy.

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  3. looks and sounds fantastic! Congrats on the new release! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. My pleasure, Erin. I'm delighted to be here on Dianne's beautiful site.

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  4. Great post! Thanks for the review. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the read.

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  5. What made you write in this genre as opposed to any other?

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    1. I am fascinated by Irish mythology and psychic phenomena. I thought it would be fun to combine the two in a romantic suspense framework. This is an eight part series. In the final book, the seven Guardians will unite to face their enemies, the hellhounds.

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  6. Congratulations on your latest release! I love the description & cover! thank you for sharing!

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    1. So glad you find the blurb and cover appealing! I'm having great fun hopping from one location to another for these books. I hope you will give them a read.

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  7. This series looks interesting. Congratulations on your latest release.

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    1. Thank you, Kaela. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  8. Congrats on your new release. It sounds intriguing.

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    1. Thanks, Nadene. The plot thickens with each book in the series.

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  9. I love the plot of this book. Having a human hero playing a lead character in a paranormal romance helps me relate.

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    1. Keep in mind this is firstly romantic suspense. As Dianne told me, the paranormal elements are the frosting on the cake. That said, Gabriel reveals a true superhuman power.

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    1. Oh, Nancy, I'm exciting to know that! I so hope you love Gabriel as much as I loved writing his and Josie's story.

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  11. I like the synopsis of Capturing Gabriel and can't wait to read it. Good luck with it.

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    1. Very glad you like it, Jo-Anne! I hope you enjoy the read!

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  12. I have a need to read! They all sound really good

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  13. LOL Yes, you do need to read them, Patanne. Hope you like 'em!

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  14. I love this series, Lyn. I look forward to the rest. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Caroline. Fans like you make writing worthwhile.

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  15. All things considered, I'd rather stay out of their boots.

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    1. To each his own, Richard. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. All three books are very good. I;m looking forward to the nex in the series!

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    1. Thank you, Carra. I'm glad you enjoyed all three. Book four is in the works.

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  17. Love the sounds of this. Sounds great

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  18. Hi Amy, I hope you will read about the Guardians of Danu and their loves. I recommend you start with Rescuing Lara to get the full background.

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  19. Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading the guest post and your reviews. This book series sounds very interesting! Looking forward to checking out these books.

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    1. Thank you, Ally, for dropping in. Dianne really did a beautiful job, didn't she. But then she always does. :)

      I hope you give Gabriel and the other Guardians a try and enjoy their stories.

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  20. Really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me but I would love to learn more! Thank you for the reveal!

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    1. Hi Nikolina, very nice to "meet" you. Best of luck in the Giveaway!

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  21. Really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me but I would love to learn more! Thank you for the reveal!

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    1. Nikolina, I'm so glad you stopped by. Let me know if you try my books and what you think.

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  22. really looking forward to reading all these books. thanks for introducing me to them!

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  23. New Author for me. Your books sound really great. Thank you for the chance !

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  24. New Author for me. Your books sound really great. Thank you for the chance !

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  25. Is this your first book? You are a new author for me too.

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  26. Sounds like an awesome book. Love the cover!

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  27. Hi, Lyn! How did you hook up with Dii Bylo of Tome Tender? I heard she can be a real tough cookie to deal with. Where did you get your thick skin? :-) (Just kidding!)

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  28. New author to me ! Sounds great ! Thanks for the chance !

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  29. Thanks for the intro to Lyn and her work. I am now a fan, and need to start reading her books.

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  30. Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing!

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