Hijacked is featured on Kindle Books and Tips today!

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Fiction From the Foothills: Interview with Leslie Lynch

Here’s a great interview (of me) that my friend, Carolyn Astfalk, posted on her blog. Great, thought-provoking questions. I hope you enjoy reading it!

Carolyn Astfalk

Leslie Lynch writes “novels of suspense and healing.” She is the author of The Appalachian Foothills Series (HijackedUnholy BondsOpal’s Jubilee, and Christmas Hope.) Not only is she a writer, but she is a pilot and a nurse, possessing enough technical knowledge to make this writer jealous.

I’m fascinated by Appalachia. Maybe it’s my hometown’s proximity to West Virginia. Maybe it’s my affection for the people of the Virginia mountains who were ejected to establish Shenandoah National Park. In any case, I was intrigued by Opal’s visit to her Appalachian home in Opal’s Jubilee. Can you tell me a little about the Foothills region and why you chose it as a setting for the series? What is Appalachia like today?

HijackedHi, Carolyn! First, I’d like to thank you for inviting me to your blog today. It’s an honor to visit with you and your readers!

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Christmas in July!

RomancingChristmasEbook_smallIt’s Christmas in July!

Romancing Christmas is back by popular demand! 10 USA Today Bestselling & Award-Winning authors present short stories and novellas that will warm your heart no matter the season. If you haven’t had a chance to check us out, well, here you go. My story, Christmas Hope, is part of this sometimes fun, sometimes touching collection.

Available at Amazon, Nook, iTunes and Kobo.

Enjoy!

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AWOL – but back with NEW STUFF!

hijacked - audiobookYes, I’ve been gone for a while – but look at what’s new!

Hijacked is now available as an audiobook on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon!

It’s been a huge privilege to work with my awesome narrator, Carol Dines. A veteran of more than 400 audiobooks for The Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Kentucky, she comes with a tremendous well of experience. In addition, she’s an accomplished actress, Broadway trained and very active in local theater productions. It’s icing on the cake that we live near enough to each other that we have become friends as well as professional collaborators.

So, for those of you who listen to audiobooks while on the treadmill or during your commute, here’s a great new offering! And since I listened to every minute of the recording as I proofed it, I can confidently attest to Carol’s wonderful performance and accurate portrayal of Ben and Lannis’s story.

If you know other fans of audiobooks, please feel free to share. I’m excited! Enjoy! 

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Christmas shopping and shipping…

CHRISTMAS HOPE - Front Cover (for Amazon)I’m not much for shopping – anyone who knows me knows that about me! I avoid Black Friday (like the plague!) by staying home or going hiking. But a friend made a comment a while back about buying copies of my books for Christmas gifts, and I got to thinking about timing.

Christmas is just over a month away, and there’s plenty of time to shop, unless you need to ship. Be sure and plan for time for the vendor to ship to you, then wrap and ship to recipients. Right now, UPS’s site shows December 15 as the latest date for packages to arrive on time via the cheapest method, ground. And it’s always better to be safe and add a day or two cushion in case of blizzards.

So don’t delay, especially if you already know what you want to buy. Amazon usually discounts the prices of the print versions of my books. If your total order is more than $25, shipping is free, although the free option is limited to ground. When you factor that into your timing, it’s probably a good idea to get those books and other gifts ordered now!

As for me? I’m busy working on writing the next installment in the Appalachian Foothills series – and giving thanks for the many blessings I enjoy.

Have a wonderful holiday season! 

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Romancing Christmas Now Available!

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Romancing Christmas: 10 Love Stories to Spice up the Holidays

Multi-author boxed set

Release Date: November 3, 2014

Genre: Holiday Romance

Cover Artist: http://www.bellamediamanagement.com/

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Do you like your Christmas nice…or a little naughty? Bring the season into your heart with love stories to match your mood. This boxed set from 10 of today’s hottest romance authors will warm your heart even on the coldest night.

 

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Join the ROMANCING CHRISTMAS authors for their LAUNCH DAY PARTY! The authors and a slew of their sassy friends will be celebrating the release, November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EASTERN TIME).

Prizes Galore, Q&A, Authors, Readers, Books, and FUN! So what are you waiting for? Come join us and have a blast!

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Broken Protocols 3.5 by Dale Mayer

When Charmin Marvin wonders when Christmas Day would be in their new time frame, he sets events in motion no one could have expected.

Dani and Charmin lost a lot when they were brought 200 years into the future. But nostalgia brings the possibility of Christmas back into Dani’s life – if she can make it happen. Levi hates to deny Dani anything, but all holidays were removed from his society by the government decades ago. He has no idea what she’s talking about – and when he does research and finds out – he wonders if something can be done. And someone outside of their small family wonders, too… Dani has the best of intentions – but creating Christmas in a world that no longer knows what a holiday is makes her life very complicated very quickly.

Website: http://www.dalemayer.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaleMayer.author Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaleMayer

 

 

Shades of Holly by H. D. Thomson

Do you like murder and mystery with your mistletoe?

Enter Zach Howard, a man who’s finally managed to get his life on track this holiday season, until that is, he comes across a pair of otherworldly sunglasses. They reveal scenes of a terrifying future. Holly, the one woman he’s never stopped loving, is in danger of a psychopath. This time around, he’s determined to fight for Holly, even at the risk of his own life. But even if he manages to save her, can Zach restore her faith in him? He prays that this Christmas miracles and angels do exist.

Website: http://www.hdthomson.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorhdthomson Twitter: https://twitter.com/HDThomson

 

Season For Love by Chantel Rhondeau

The specter of death tempered by beautiful miracles is all in a day’s work for head nurse Tess Riggs and pediatric specialist Dr. Dash Brisson. But discovering Christmas is the season for love could be their biggest challenge yet.

Website: http://www.chantelrhondeau.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChantelRhondeau  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChantelRhondeau

 

Christmas Hope by Leslie Lynch (2013 Golden Heart finalist)

A one-man landscape business keeps a roof over Sam Bledsoe’s head and food on the table—and keeps his badly scarred face away from curious eyes. Free spirit Becca Sweet is pregnant—and down on her luck. With Christmas and a storm on the way, living in her car is no longer an option. When Sam comes to Becca’s rescue, they discover that Christmas hope applies to all, even to them. Will hope lead to love, the most precious Christmas gift of all?

Website: www.leslielynch.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieLynchWrites Twitter: http://twitter.com/Leslie_Lynch_

 

 

A Christmas Miracle (a 2014 Carolyn Reader’s Choice winner) by Sandy Loyd

Megan Jenkins isn’t looking forward to Christmas, a holiday that reminds her of what she had and lost, a husband who died right after Christmas the year before, leaving her a young widow with a fatherless son to raise. During the course of this Christmas Eve, Megan experiences her own Christmas Miracle as she learns the true meaning of giving with the help of Kevin Murdock, a long-time friend who’s always been there for her.

Website: www.sandyloyd.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sloydwrites

Twitter: www.twitter.com/sloydwrites

 

 

The Salty Carmel Christmas by Barbara Lohr

Nothing ever changes for Rachel Morgan in Paris, Indiana. And then Eli kisses her. When Rachel returns home for Christmas, she’s not exactly the family success story. The soft-spoken guy with killer blue eyes makes Rachel take a second look. Paris offers her a second chance. Sometimes life can be like a salty Christmas carmel—sweet but with a tang you remember. Sometimes the boy you leave behind is the man you want forever.

Website: www.BarbaraLohrAuthor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Barbaralohrauthor Twitter: www.twitter.com/BarbaraJLohr

 

 

Heating Up the Holidays by Marcia James

When Chris Spencer returns home with his daughter, he’s not looking for a second chance with his first love. And the last thing Nicky Paxton needs at Christmas time is her high school heart-breaker. But thanks to a hairless dog and a lonely child, they might get their Christmas desires.

Website: www.MarciaJames.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarciaJamesAuthor Twitter: http://twitter.com/Marcia_James

 

Insanity Claus by Carolyn Hughey

A widow of two years, Mallory Gardner is struggling to keep her business alive and still function in her dysfunctional family. Having two daughters, one of which who blames Mallory for her father’s death is enough to test anyone’s sanity. But when Arden J. Miller waltzes into town, he has other ideas—like capturing Mallory’s heart even though love is the last thing on her mind.

Can two irresistible forces deal with immovable objects, or will the effects of the holiday spirit help resolve issues previously thought to be unsolvable?

Website: www.carolynhughey.com

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/YUamEZ

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ScribBLINGDIVA

 

A Family for Christmas by Tallulah Grace

Erin Matthews returns home to find closure, but she soon discovers truths that change her life forever. Luke Simmons never expected to meet a woman who sparks fire in his soul, even as his heart is breaking. Together, they find healing, and the true spirit of Christmas, in the love of a patchwork family.

Website: http://www.tallulahgrace.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/grace.tallulah Twitter: https://twitter.com/TallulahSpeaks Blog: http://www.tallulahspeaks.com

 

A Father for Christmas by Rachelle Ayala

Single mother Kelly Kennedy can’t afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn’t believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.

Website: http://rachelleayala.me  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rachelleayalawriter Blog: http://www.rachelleayala.com

 

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iTunes: http://bit.ly/1FMogdJ

 

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Romancing Christmas – Cover Reveal!!!

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Romancing Christmas: 10 Love Stories to Spice up the Holidays

Multi-author boxed set

Release Date: November 3, 2014

Genre: Holiday Romance

Cover Artist: http://www.bellamediamanagement.com/

~~Blurb~~

Do you like your Christmas nice…or a little naughty? Bring the season into your heart with love stories to match your mood. This boxed set from 10 of today’s hottest romance authors will warm your heart even on the coldest night.

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Just 99 Cents for a limited time!

~~Preorder Links~~

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Barnes & Noble

Apple iBooks

KOBO

Add it to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23435066-romancing-Christmas

~~JOIN IN THE FUN AT OUR FACEBOOK PARTY~~

Join the ROMANCING CHRISTMAS authors for their LAUNCH DAY PARTY! The authors and a slew of their sassy friends will be celebrating the release, November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM (EASTERN TIME). Prizes Galore, Q&A, Authors, Readers, Books, and FUN! So what are you waiting for? Come join us and have a blast!

https://www.facebook.com/events/334906006689968/

~~Novellas included in set~~

USA Today Bestselling Author Dale Mayer ~ Broken Protocols 3.5

Website: http://www.dalemayer.com/

Award-winning author H.D. Thomson Shades of Holly

Website: http://www.hdthomson.com/

Chantel Rhondeau ~ Season For Love

Website: http://www.chantelrhondeau.com/

Award-winning author Leslie Lynch ~ Christmas Hope

Website: http://www.leslielynch.com/

Award-winning author Sandy Loyd A Christmas Miracle

Website: http://www.sandyloyd.com/

Barbara Lohr ~ The Salty Carmel Christmas 

Website: http://www.barbaralohrauthor.com/

Marcia James ~ Heating Up the Holidays

Website: www.MarciaJames.net

Carolyn Hughey Insanity Claus  

Website: http://www.carolynhughey.com/

Tallulah Grace ~ A Family for Christmas 

Website: http://www.tallulahgrace.com/

Rachelle Ayala A Father for Christmas

Website: http://rachelleayala.me/

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Christmas Hope, available now!

CHRISTMAS HOPE - Front Cover (for Amazon)Christmas Hope, an Appalachian Foothills novella, is available now at Amazon. It’s a steal at 99¢ for your Kindle (or to read on your smart phone/pad, etc., with the free Kindle app).

What readers are saying: 

This special holiday story introduces two people in desperate need of friendship, love, and hope. Can these two damaged people forge a connection that will bring them everything they need? Leslie Lynch creates characters who find a home in your heart on their way to Happily Ever After.  – Marcia

This Christmas story is just the thing to kick your inner  Grinch to the curb and put you in the spirit of the season. The only thing I didn’t like about this novella was that it was a novella and not a novel! – Barbara

Thank you, readers, for bringing Christmas Hope to life in your hearts! You have warmed mine with your response! 

And, as always, a portion of the proceeds of the sales of this book will be donated to a worthy cause. This one, quite rightly, will be The Wounded Warrior Project. Thank you for helping me support our veterans!

 

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Christmas Hope cover reveal!

CHRISTMAS HOPE - Front Cover (for Amazon)First, thank you, readers, who took a chance on Opal’s Jubilee last week! I’m glad you had the opportunity to pick up her story at a discount. I hope you enjoy reading about Opal and Josh.

And (drum roll, please!) here’s the cover of my Christmas novella, Christmas Hope, book 4 in The Appalachian Foothills series. It’s a bit of a departure from my previous covers, in part because while the story has plenty of issues, it’s, well, a Christmas story. It’s slated for a solo release on October 23rd. But the big news is that I’m honored to have been invited to participate in a 10-author box set of Christmas novellas, called Romancing ChristmasIt will launch on November 3. It’s going to be a great deal: 10 holiday novellas for 99¢! You can’t beat that! So you’ll have two methods of accessing my book; I hope you’ll take advantage of one or the other!

Here’s the back cover copy for Christmas Hope:

Sam Bledsoe prefers his reclusive existence. A one-man landscape business keeps a roof over his head and food on the table—and keeps his badly scarred face away from curious eyes. But when a woman faints on her way from neighbor Maggie Ross’s house, he doesn’t hesitate. He rushes to help while grappling with memories of the incident that burned him so badly.

Free spirit Becca Sweet is pregnant—and down on her luck. The father of her unborn baby showed his true colors when he showed her the door. The apartment she has lined up isn’t available until the first of the year, and with Christmas and a storm on the way, living in her car is no longer an option. Becca appeals to her no-nonsense sister for help, but Maggie, unaware of Becca’s pregnancy, chooses that moment to dish out some tough love.

When Sam comes to Becca’s rescue, their battered hearts collide. In a moment of holiday magic, they discover that Christmas hope applies to all, even to them. And will hope lead to love, the most precious Christmas gift of all?

Again, thank you, readers and fans!

 

 

 

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Opal’s Jubilee – 99 cents through Thursday!

opalsjubilee333x500Opal’s Jubilee is on sale through Thursday – 99¢ for a full-length book that will challenge and entertain! Can’t beat that!

Fresh out of prison after twelve years, Opal McBride must find a job in order to meet parole requirements. Failure means she’ll serve out the remainder of her sentence behind bars. The system has seen fit to drop her in Louisville, Kentucky, a far cry from her hometown of Jubilee in the Appalachian hollows. Scrambling to adapt, Opal finds more than a potential job in May Boone’s quilt shop; she finds acceptance and perhaps even friendship.

That is, until May’s son recognizes her. A detective, Josh Boone is not about to let a felon work for his soft-hearted mother. Though Opal’s crime was against a sheriff’s deputy, his innate sense of decency prods him to break ranks and defend her from the disdain of his fellow officers. Then he finds she may have light to shed on a cold case—and discovers there is more to Opal’s story than it seems.

Josh risks his professional reputation (and his heart) as he digs into Opal’s past. When secrets are exposed, will justice prevail? Will Opal and Josh find redemption—and maybe even love—where they least expect it?

Opal’s Jubilee – where truth is as elusive as mountain mists.

Thanks for giving Opal a try. I hope you like her (and Josh!) as much as I do!

 

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