A Gentleman and a Rogue

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Snippet Sunday: .99 cent paranormal romance: Night of Magic #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my paranormal romance, Night of Magic. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Aithne issues her orders. 

*****
"I appreciate honesty with those I deal with." She sobered a bit, but couldn't hide her dimple. "We need to talk – in private."
Finn pursed his lips. Aye, he wanted a private talk, too, because he intended to take back control – now.
"Darius, bring him to the high tower." Her voice broke with no debate and Darius shoved Finn down the center aisle toward the stairs. 
****

"Night of Magic" is a paranormal romance. Finn dares the bonfires of Samhain, but does Aithne want to go home? 

****

Reviews for Night of Magic:

5 Stars, Joy Cagil, Amazon Reviewer:

"This author has managed to come up with interesting characters and a persuasive plot with gripping action-filled scenes and fine details."

5 Stars, Ichichra, Amazon Reviewer:
"It surely got a quick smile from the romantic inside me."

5 Stars, Sara Eggli, Amazon Reviewer:
"I really like fast paced stories and this is one. Sometimes I find shorts lagging, not so here. The characters were developed enough that extra story line was not needed. If you are looking for good read this is definitely one."

BUY LINKS:  

AMAZON KINDLE:
http://amzn.com/B00D2XP4R6

SMASHWORDS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452595

BARNES & NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/night-of-magic-stephanie-burkhart/1119887269?ean=2940046044119

KOBO: 2012 Fall/Paranormal Collection:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/2012-fall-paranormal-collection


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Snippet Sunday - 99 cent paranormal romance: Night of Magic #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my paranormal romance, Night of Magic. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Aithne teases Finn. 

*****
The queen placed her thumb on his chin. "Why did you accept my father's challenge?"
"To bring ye back ta him."
Her rich laugh filled the air and stung like a slap across his cheek, and he frowned.

She placed her fingers to his lips and stopped laughing. Heat rocketed through his body at her touch. "Forgive me. I understand my father's reasons for wanting my return, but I have no desire to go back to my former life, and I doubt your intentions to take me to the emerald isle are so noble."

****

"Night of Magic" is a paranormal romance. Finn dares the bonfires of Samhain, but does Aithne want to go home? 

****

Reviews for Night of Magic:

5 Stars, Joy Cagil, Amazon Reviewer:

"This author has managed to come up with interesting characters and a persuasive plot with gripping action-filled scenes and fine details."

5 Stars, Ichichra, Amazon Reviewer:
"It surely got a quick smile from the romantic inside me."

5 Stars, Sara Eggli, Amazon Reviewer:
"I really like fast paced stories and this is one. Sometimes I find shorts lagging, not so here. The characters were developed enough that extra story line was not needed. If you are looking for good read this is definitely one."

BUY LINKS:  

AMAZON KINDLE:
http://amzn.com/B00D2XP4R6

SMASHWORDS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452595

BARNES & NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/night-of-magic-stephanie-burkhart/1119887269?ean=2940046044119

KOBO: 2012 Fall/Paranormal Collection:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/2012-fall-paranormal-collection


FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:
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TWITTER:

FACEBOOK: 
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent paranormal romance: Night of Magic #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my paranormal romance, Night of Magic. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Picks up where last week left off. Aithne introduces herself. 

*****
"I am Aithne Morrigan, Queen of the Ruairc. Welcome to my castle." Her voice was velvet-edged and strong now, just like a queen's should be.

"Ye here of yer own free will, lass?" asked Finn.
Darius shoved an elbow in Finn's back. The unexpected gesture made him double over. "'Your Grace.' You address the queen using 'Your Grace.'"
"Now, Darius, watch your manners."

****

"Night of Magic" is a paranormal romance. Finn dares the bonfires of Samhain, but does Aithne want to go home? 

****

Reviews for Night of Magic:

5 Stars, Joy Cagil, Amazon Reviewer:

"This author has managed to come up with interesting characters and a persuasive plot with gripping action-filled scenes and fine details."

5 Stars, Ichichra, Amazon Reviewer:
"It surely got a quick smile from the romantic inside me."

5 Stars, Sara Eggli, Amazon Reviewer:
"I really like fast paced stories and this is one. Sometimes I find shorts lagging, not so here. The characters were developed enough that extra story line was not needed. If you are looking for good read this is definitely one."

BUY LINKS:  

AMAZON KINDLE:
http://amzn.com/B00D2XP4R6

SMASHWORDS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452595

BARNES & NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/night-of-magic-stephanie-burkhart/1119887269?ean=2940046044119

KOBO: 2012 Fall/Paranormal Collection:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/2012-fall-paranormal-collection


FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:
WEBSITE:

TWITTER:

FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieBurkhartAuthor

GOOD READS:

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http://www.youtube.com/user/botrina?feature=mhee
PINTEREST:

http://pinterest.com/sgburkhart/

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent paranormal romance: Night of Magic #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my paranormal romance, Night of Magic. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Aithne surveys Finn. 

*****

She raked her gaze over him from head to toe, surveying his appearance before finding his face. She said nothing, only cocking her head a bit and smiling, revealing that amazing dimple. As their expressions fixed on each other, Finn sensed a heated and sensuous light pass between them. She licked her lips, and his pulse quickened.
"My father's sent a man who is finally brave enough to walk through the bonfires, Darius."
Finn glanced at Darius, who frowned his displeasure.
He pursed his lips. He supposed he should be surprised the woman of his visions was Jasper's daughter, but now that he thought about it, it explained much.

****

"Night of Magic" is a paranormal romance. Finn dares the bonfires of Samhain, but does Aithne want to go home? 

****

Reviews for Night of Magic:

5 Stars, Joy Cagil, Amazon Reviewer:

"This author has managed to come up with interesting characters and a persuasive plot with gripping action-filled scenes and fine details."

5 Stars, Ichichra, Amazon Reviewer:
"It surely got a quick smile from the romantic inside me."

5 Stars, Sara Eggli, Amazon Reviewer:
"I really like fast paced stories and this is one. Sometimes I find shorts lagging, not so here. The characters were developed enough that extra story line was not needed. If you are looking for good read this is definitely one."

BUY LINKS:  

AMAZON KINDLE:
http://amzn.com/B00D2XP4R6

SMASHWORDS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452595

BARNES & NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/night-of-magic-stephanie-burkhart/1119887269?ean=2940046044119

KOBO: 2012 Fall/Paranormal Collection:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/2012-fall-paranormal-collection


FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:
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TWITTER:

FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieBurkhartAuthor

GOOD READS:

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Walk to End Alzheimer's 20 SEP 2014 #alzorg



Our walk to end Alzheimer's was held on 20 Sept this year at Bridgeport Park in Santa Clarita, CA. The sky was sunny and the temperature perfect – not too cool or hot. As team captain of the Forget Me Nots, I arrived early, check in, pitched up a pop-up, set up a table, brought folding chairs and a cooler full of water.



The great thing about the event was seeing so many people come out and support the cause. My husband and 12-year-old son also raised funds. We were a "friends and family" team and collected over $4,000.00 for the event making us the #1 fundraising friends & family team.



I wanted to walk because my husband's grandmother, who has always been kind to me, began forgetting things. The most jarring incident for me was when she attended my son's birthday party and had to ask his name. Just recently I learned my own grandmother has dementia. I remember her as such a lively woman, vigorous, full of adventure, smart, and very warm. She had a (still has) a beautiful smile. Granny taught me my prayers, the state capitals, and nurtured my curiosity.



At the promise garden, they were giving out different colors for support. We chose yellow because we were supporting those we knew who had Alzheimer's and their caregivers. A purple flower meant you knew someone who passed from Alzheimer's and an orange flower represented your support for the cause.  


The walk was approximately 2.5 miles and the team showed up in full force. We got our tshirts, drank coffee, grabbed our water, and were off. The website said there were over 350 walkers, but it sure seemed like a lot more showed up!



What I liked about the walk was there was no pressure to rush to finish it. Everyone was glad to be there and support. I was the team captain. Recruiting the team from my co-workers was easy. In fact, my  co-workers made it easy to fundraise. 911 dispatchers are a very generous, kind, and caring people. We started early, last March, fundraising. We sold coffee, had a bake sale, and had a raffle. We made our goal back in June Everyone who signed up on the team had Alzheimer's touch their family in one way or another.



Just a couple of facts:

Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
1 in 3 people over 85 has Alzheimer's.
Age is a risk factor in developing dementia.
Dementia is the loss cognitive functioning which include memory, language, visual perception,, and the ability to solve problems.

A great book that will help you understand what caregivers go through was written by Suzette Brown, called "Alzheimer's Through My Mother's Eyes." If anyone would like to share their story or recommend a book or a movie, please do so. You just might inspire someone to seek the help and support they need.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Snippet Sunday: .99 cents Parnanormal Romance: Night of Magic #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my paranormal romance, Night of Magic. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:     Finn sees Aithne in the flesh for the 1st time. 

*****
"Head down." Darius whispered into Finn's ear.
Finn swore the first chance he had, he'd give Darius a taste of his fists.
He felt the woman's presence in front of him before glancing up.
"Darius, rise with our…guest." Her voice was low and commanding.

As Darius tugged Finn to his feet, Finn found himself gazing into seductive, soulful emerald eyes. 
****

"Night of Magic" is a paranormal romance. Finn dares the bonfires of Samhain, but does Aithne want to go home? 

****

Reviews for Night of Magic:

5 Stars, Joy Cagil, Amazon Reviewer:

"This author has managed to come up with interesting characters and a persuasive plot with gripping action-filled scenes and fine details."

5 Stars, Ichichra, Amazon Reviewer:
"It surely got a quick smile from the romantic inside me."

5 Stars, Sara Eggli, Amazon Reviewer:
"I really like fast paced stories and this is one. Sometimes I find shorts lagging, not so here. The characters were developed enough that extra story line was not needed. If you are looking for good read this is definitely one."

BUY LINKS:  

AMAZON KINDLE:
http://amzn.com/B00D2XP4R6

SMASHWORDS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452595

BARNES & NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/night-of-magic-stephanie-burkhart/1119887269?ean=2940046044119

KOBO: 2012 Fall/Paranormal Collection:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/2012-fall-paranormal-collection


FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:
WEBSITE:

TWITTER:

FACEBOOK: 
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieBurkhartAuthor

GOOD READS:

YOU TUBE CHANNEL:
http://www.youtube.com/user/botrina?feature=mhee
PINTEREST:

http://pinterest.com/sgburkhart/

Thursday, September 18, 2014

What's For Breakfast? Sept is National Breakfast Month :) #nationalbreakfastmonth



Some people love breakfast, some people avoid it. Some only drink coffee for breakfast. Breakfast offers a wide variety of food groups and September is National Breakfast Month, so flip some pancakes, pour some coffee, and enjoy!

Breakfast is the 1st meal of the day and it's intended to break the fast between the previous night's meal and the noon meal. That said, it's important to eat a balanced meal to get your motor running.

Personally, I've never been much of a breakfast person. I'm the type of person where I'm happy with a cup of coffee, a slice of toast, and a bowl of fruit. Some people make it their main meal of the day. My house has a wide variety of options in the kitchen because I have two school-aged boys.

Our favorites include: Honey Nut Cereal, mini-pancakes, toast, bagels, pita bread, granola cereal, English muffins, bacon, eggs, milk, danimals, strawberries, bananas, grapes, blueberries, and who could forget coffee?

What type of breakfast foods do you enjoy? Do you fix "Breakfast for Dinner" every so often?

Fun Fact: Cereal was invented by colonial housewives serving popcorn with sugar and cream.

I'd love to hear about your breakfast. I'm always looking for new ideas.

Smiles

Steph