Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Author guest post: Heather Gray

Oh, the days of wishing for front teeth…

The truth is, my front teeth got knocked out during a roller skating accident on one of my birthdays…which is in May…so I'm pretty sure they grew back in by that Christmas.  At least, I don't remember any toothless Christmas pictures.  J

What do I want for Christmas this year?  Joy to the world, peace on earth, etc.  Of course I want those things, but what do I actually want to find under the tree when I wake up on Christmas morning?

A food processor, a painting from the local art studio, and a new pair of shoes.  (I've never had a food processor.  I pass the art studio at least once/week and have been eyeing this particular painting for the past several months.  And the shoes?  Well, I only have two pairs for everyday use, and one of them is getting pretty raggedy.  The ones I've picked out to replace them are a kind of metallic red and oh so comfortable!)

What will I end up with?  Probably a Starbucks gift card, and I'll be grateful for it, too!

I adore my husband, and he means well, but we have very different ideas about art, shoes, and cooking, so I'm not sure it's wise to depend on him for any of my wish list items.  Coffee is always a safe bet with me.  He knows he can't go wrong with caffeinated goodness.

Besides, if I really want the food processor, painting, or shoes, I should just buy them myself, wrap them, and put them under the tree.  It's always fun on Christmas morning when my husband is more surprised by what he bought me than I am.  J


Back Cover Blurb:

You can't hide from the past.

Queen's world was shattered, and she was banished to a foreign land. Years pass before she dares to return, but what she finds is of little comfort. Greed and dishonesty have festered and grown in her absence. Disillusioned, Queen trusts few people.

Owen pursues a clandestine investigation and finds himself working side-by-side with a veritable ghost, an agent few have seen, a master of disguise known simply as Queen.  He craves her trust…but then uncovers a secret from his family's past that could destroy her.

Queen once sought refuge in America and now seeks it in disguise. Owen has always found his refuge in God, but will his faith be strong enough for the challenges ahead? Can he convince Queen to stop hiding, or is he doomed to become her most hated enemy?


"I need a favor, Peter."

The older man regarded Despiadado with affection. "Of course you do. No one rides a horse this fine into such a humble hamlet without either arrogance or need, and since you're not the arrogant type…"

The old man's words trailed off, and Owen grinned. "Sometimes horses like to visit old friends."

Peter clapped Owen on the shoulder. "Only one person's ever stopped by to visit without asking for something."

"And who's that?"


Owen's step faltered. Queen hadn't been mentioned in a long time. "She's active?"

Peter shrugged. "I didn't ask, and she didn't say. We went fishing and talked about nothing."

"Did she say where she was heading?"

A grunt. "Ye ain't listenin' to me, are you? I didn't ask, and she didn't tell me. It's safer that way, always has been."

Author Bio:

Heather Gray authors the Ladies of Larkspur inspirational western romance series, including Mail Order Man, Just Dessert, and Redemption.  She also writes the Regency Refuge series: His Saving Grace, Jackal, and Queen - plus contemporary titles Ten Million Reasons and Nowhere for Christmas.  Aside from a long-standing love affair with coffee, Heather’s greatest joys are her relationships with her Savior and family.  Heather loves to laugh, and this theme is prevalent in her writing where, through the highs and lows of life, her characters find a way to love God, embrace each day, and laugh out loud right along with her.


You can find Heather online at http://www.facebook.com/heathergraywriting, http://www.twitter.com/laughdreamwrite, and http://www.heathergraywriting.com.  She can also be found most days at The Inspired Inkpot, a street team, prayer group, and all around awesome place to hang out - http://www.facebook.com/groups/theinspiredinkpot.

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