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My Christmas novella will be free again

On Tuesday, August 14, and Wednesday, August 15, my Regency-era Christmas novella will be free on Amazon for the Kindle. If you missed it before, you have another chance to download it free of charge.

The Secret Christmas Ciphers

And if you notice anything strange about the cover, well, there’s a reason for that. I loved the cover with the black background but unfortunately, the name of the book did not show up well at all. Thus, I asked the cover artist to revise and use a lighter background. She did so, and the new cover is shown in this post. (The original cover is still shown in the right-hand column.) AUTHOR’S NOTE: THE COVER WITH THE LIGHTER BACKGROUND IS NOW SHOWN IN THE SIDEBAR.

But in any case, nothing has changed inside, so if you downloaded the earlier version, you have the current version except for the cover. And if you have not yet downloaded the novella to your Kindle, remember that you can get it free on August 14 and 15.

Regency novella is free this weekend

Just a quick reminder that The Secret Christmas Ciphers is free this weekend, June 2 and 3. If you enjoy historical romances, you’ll want to download this one. You can’t beat the price. 🙂

And if you’re a Regency lover (or discover you enjoy reading about that period in history), you might enjoy my other Regency romances, My Elusive Countess and Compromising Situations. 

My Elusive Countess recently received a very nice review from the Regency Reader site, in which the reviewer commented:

I like that the heroine is from the merchant class, but shows real class through her forebearance and kindness.  And her actions throughout the novel demonstrate this, its not just delivered through a few punchy monologues.  I also found her descriptions of the young lad endearing rather than annoying, which was a relief.

In any case, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this first weekend in June.

New Book Will Be Free June 2-3

Oops! I forgot to include a title for my post yesterday when I posted here about my new book, The Secret Christmas Ciphers. I’m not sure how much difference that makes, but to be on the safe side, I decided to mention again that the ebook version will be free on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. If you are so inclined, I invite you to download it and, if you enjoy it, to say so on Amazon in the review section.

And if you’re interested, here’s a blurb about the book:

Abigail can’t explain, even to herself, why she married Derek after he’d asked her to wait for him and then became engaged to someone else. If his poor fiancée had not died, he would now be wed to her instead of Abigail. But then Abigail begins uncovering some of the secrets that are a part of her husband’s life and wonders if perhaps there is hope for their marriage after all.

Abigail and Derek

Derek, Lord Westdale, wasn’t sure why Abigail married him; she obviously despised him. On the other hand, he knew exactly why he was marrying her: she was the only woman he would ever love, despite his having offered marriage to another. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to convince Abigail that he never really betrayed her after all.

Can their decoding of a secret Christmas cipher bring an end to their misunderstandings and help them create their own special Christmas tradition?

I’m excited! Not only do I have a new book available (a Regency novella), but I’m also offering the ebook version free this coming Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.

The Secret Christmas Ciphers

Why offer an ebook free? Hopefully, to attract new readers. If you’re one of my former readers, feel free to download the free book. If you enjoy it, I hope you’ll review it on Amazon. You can also “like” the book and “tag” the book if you wish.

In any case, I hope you’ll check back Saturday or Sunday to download The Secret Christmas Ciphers. 

See you this weekend!

Dealing with Denver Is Free April 20-22

I’m pleased to report that Dealing with Denver, a sweet romance that is set in a small Tennessee town, will be free for the Kindle April 20-22. I hope you’ll stop by and download a copy.

This book is the second in my series about three brothers (triplets) from Chicago who end up in the small mountain town of Barbourville. I first told Dallas’ story in Falling for Dallas. Denver is the second brother, and the third, whose story is not yet told, is Dayton.

The link for your free copy is http://amzn.com/B002L3RUFC

Using Raynaud’s Disease as a Plot Devise in Dealing with Denver

My father passed away many years ago, but one of my clearest memories of him is his stepping into the house on cold winter nights and holding up his hands to display his bloodless fingers.

Yes, bloodless. And even though we couldn’t put a name to the condition at that time, we realized his fingers were so white because they were being deprived of blood. Fortunately, the blood would start flowing when he warmed up, and his fingers would turn rosy again.

Many years later when I began experiencing the condition during cold weather, I decided to research it on the Internet. That’s when I discovered the condition had a name: Raynaud’s disease.

What is Raynaud’s disease? According to the Mayo Clinic website, it’s “a vascular disorder that causes intermittent interruption of blood flow to the extremities. The affected body part may turn white or blue and feel cold and numb until circulation improves.” In most people, including me, Raynaud’s disease is more a nuisance than a real medical problem.

Dealing with Denver

So how did I use this particular condition as a plot devise in Dealing with Denver? My heroine, Mattie Meadows, knows she is adopted. She also suffers from Raynaud’s disease, and she’s aware that if the condition is genetic, she has little to worry about. But if it’s not genetic, it can be a symptom of several serious conditions, including lupus. She wants to know if either of her birth parents suffered from Raynaud’s disease, which brings her to Barbourville, Tennessee, where she encounters Denver Vance. She has reason to believe her mother is from Barbourville, but she can’t just come out and ask, so she convinces Denver to help her in her search.

Dealing with Denver, which is a sweet romance set in a small town, received an Award of Merit from the Virginia Romance Writers in their HOLT Medallion contest in the Southern Fiction category.

You can download the Kindle version free from Amazon on April 20, 21, and 22, 2012. But if you miss the free dates, the ebook is just $2.99.

Get Your Free Christmas Story Now

If there’s anything better than a Christmas story, it’s a free Christmas story. And if you hurry, you can get Leanne Tyler’s delightful tale of faith and love rediscovered that features lots of Christmas elements packed into a short but enthralling story. In A Country Kitchen Christmas, Ms. Tyler weaves an unusual plot with a main character, Penelope, who’s making her living blogging on cooking when she can barely boil water. Then her deception catches up with her when the new CEO of the Southern Cooking Channel runs a contest without Penelope’s knowledge that requires her to host the contest winner for Christmas dinner at the farm she pretends to still own. Unfortunately, she sold it to pay back taxes, and the new owner is a fellow she didn’t think she liked when they were in high school together. Fortunately, Derek knows how to cook.

But will Derek be willing to let Penelope return to the farm long enough to help her save her job?

This is a sweet story that will warm your heart and have you longing for the old-fashioned joys of Christmas: a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows, a freshly cut Christmas tree, and the aroma of good cooking wafting through the house.

And if by some chance you’re reading this after March 4 when the story is no longer free, just visit Leanne Tyler on Amazon and you’ll be able to buy it for a very reasonable price.

Enjoy!