Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Romance for every woman - Guest Linda Bolton

Today we are featuring Linda Bolton a fellow Masterkoda. Linda and I took part in a blog tour last year (my first) and since then I got to know of the novel she had that she was trying to get out there to you readers. On December 29th, 2012, Linda’s long time dream came through and today I am honoured to feature her book on my blog.


Anjie, Thank you so much for hosting me today. I really appreciate it!

My first novel, Take 2, was released Dec 29, 2012. It’s a contemporary romance about 40+ year old characters, dealing with love, loss and lots of travel. Check it out!


          Welcome Linda and it is my pleasure to have you. I read the first three chapters on Amazon about a week ago and must say I am intrigued about it, so go ahead and tell us about your book.

Take 2

Take 2 is a story of love, loss and loving again. There are travels, roadblocks, and struggles. 

Alexandra Daniels is a forty-something, hard-working mom, wife and employee. Her life has been plodding along at a snail’s pace and she’s longing for excitement. She wins a trip to her favorite talk show in New York, the Veronica Becker Show, and it just so happens that the actor of her dreams is a guest, Derek Dunbar! Is Alex’s life about to change?

Derek Dunbar is Scottish, an actor and a hunk! Every woman in America drools after him. He has his pick of women but stinks at relationships. At forty, is he longing for a more meaningful relationship? Does he even know how to have one? Is he willing to make the effort or will it just be too complicated?

Chapter 1

Alex sat in her chair, her eyes wide, staring at the screen. She loved the Veronica Becker Show and was a faithful viewer. During her lunch hour at work she would rush to the break room to turn it on. Veronica had viewer contests every week.  Alex had never won anything but that didn’t prevent her from signing up each week in hopes, knowing full well the likelihood of winning was minimal at best.

            “Today one lucky viewer will win a trip for two to visit New York and my show.  An all-expense-paid weekend!” announced Veronica Becker, touted as the ‘“Every Woman’s Woman’” by national magazines. 

            Veronica Becker had become a household name, a chef for the everyday woman: quick, inexpensive meals that were tasty, too. Veronica had taken her love of cooking to television and added a bit of fashion, some down to earth chat with the audience, and interviews with the latest stars. She was health conscious and wanted the women in her audience to look their best at any age. She also loved to give things away. Coming from a modest family, she believed in giving back. Generous to a fault, if there was an earthquake somewhere, a typhoon, or tornado, Veronica was there to help out.  

            “Our winner is Alexandra Daniels of Plano, Texas! Congratulations! We’ll be giving Alexandra a call today!”

            Her co-workers were staring at her. Had she really won?

            “Alex! That’s you! You won!” they all shouted.

            “Oh...my...God! I can’t believe it! I won!”

            Alex had the hardest time concentrating the rest of the afternoon. As a customer service rep for a marketing company, she was usually swamped with work but couldn’t concentrate. Two o’clock rolled around and Alex’s cell rang, a number she didn’t recognize.


            “Is this Alexandra Daniels?”

            “Yes, it is”

            “Alexandra, this is the Veronica Becker show. I am pleased to tell you that you are the winner of a trip for two to New York City and tickets for the show.”

            “I can’t believe it! Are you sure?” Alex was still in shock. She wanted to make sure there was no mistake. Josh would never believe her.

            “Yes, you’ve won! We will send your tickets out next week. Your trip is for April 15th to 17th. Can you make it those dates?”

             “Oh yes!  I’ll make it work! Thank you so much!”

 “We’ll get back to you Monday to finalize the details. Have a great weekend!”

            “Oh, I will now!” Alex was amazed! It was true, she actually won! She was already mentally packing when reality hit. Josh would never take off work to go. Maybe Mattie could go with her....no, she had school. She could ask Kathleen, her best friend and co-worker, but they couldn’t take off at the same time. Kathleen was her back up so one of them had to be there. No, she’d have to go alone. Well, it was about time she did something adventurous. This was probably the most exciting thing that had happened to Alex in a very long time.

Take 2 is Linda Bolton’s first release which debut on December 29 in ebook on Amazon. When she’s not writing she is a new GiGi, playing with her new granddaughter Z, working full-time and writing. While working on a future projects Linda can be found:

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As someone who enjoys contemporary romances I am looking forward to this book, sounds different and very interesting. Besides, how many of us have fantasized about meeting our favourite actor and striking up a romance with him? 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

M...M...M...Missing You Monday

So this was supposed to be a weekend post but blogger didn't post it as scheduled so here goes, hope you enjoy.

Tomorrow I will be featuring a new contemporary romance author and her new book, so come back now.


Missing You

When I remember you I remember the smell of your skin;

The scent of a man’s body just out of the shower, refreshing

When I close my eyes, I see your smile;

The way your nose wrinkled and the love for me in your eyes

When the coldness creeps in;

I remember your touch; soft, warm and enveloping

When I lay my head down to sleep

Your breath is warm on my neck, whispering words so sweet

  * * * * *

My heart aches for the simple sight of you

My body yearns for your touch; for what was us two

My eyes weep at the loss of everything

And there is a hunger for you deep within

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You who completed me for so long

How is it possible that you are now gone?

Not gone to the far beyond

But simply left me to weep and yearn
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I reach into the darkness hoping to find you there

My arms return; empty, cold and bare

You haunt my dreams both when I sleep and when I wake

And every time I think of how we parted my heart continues to break

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I want your touch; your smell; the feel of you in me

I need your taste, your heart, your love for an eternity

I begged you not to look back, not to give in and never to return to me

But how will I live, breath, eat, sleep or exist without you here loving me?

  copyright AnjieHarte © 2013


Friday, 11 January 2013

Anjie is Back!

I guess I should start this post off with an apology for the hiatus from posting and continue with a "HAPPY NEW YEAR".

I have been blocked. If you are a fellow writer you may or may not know what it is. I have lost my inspiration, my muse has abandoned me and with it a lot of things have changed in my life. But, why bore you with those details.

Instead I am here to update you on my writing. I am stuck on An Unexpected Desire, changed the plot so many times that now I am not sure where it is going. I haven't written anything new in months and I even though I have a few ideas I don't have the enthusiasm to carry it further, thus, I am stuck.

But I haven't lost faith and I intend to try and keep this blog going so that I can keep writing. Today's post is a little depressing to read, but from tomorrow I am going to run flash fictions. I am going to find random photos online and write a short story on them as often as possible.

Of course on Wednesdays I'll take part in the Horny Hump Day Posts by simply leaving very horny sentences with you, heheheheheheh

I am also going to try and invite a few romance, contemporary romance, erotica romance authors to do guest posts all in the effort to keep you entertained.

So don't give up on me yet. Stay tuned for more . . . .

Xoxo Anjie