Friday, February 15, 2019

What I'm Writing--It May Surprise You

Last year, I had hopes of writing several books. I wrote and published two, On Deck for Love and Wedding Weekend. Before I could get started on another one, it was summer break and we headed to Colorado to see family and friends and to clean out our house there.

I spent the summer cleaning out that house and then figuring out what to do with all the stuff when I came back to Texas. We were thrilled when the house sold, and on the day we signed the papers, we found out my husband was losing his job of 29 years. Yep, 29 years. A job that we thought we'd have--and counted on--until retirement. And we moved our family to Texas, away from all our extended family and friends and the home and property that we'd built and improved ourselves in Colorado, to keep this job with its benefits. But that didn't happen and once we found out he was losing his job, my husband and I spent the next few months trying to figure out finances and where to go from there, so my writing took a back seat.

We eventually decided to open our own business in hopes of doing IT contract work. It seems to be picking up and we're hopeful it will be successful. (If you know any companies in need of outsourcing IT work or in need of customized software to help with their business processes to be more efficient and more profitable, let me know)

After getting through the holidays and enjoying all of my kids and gorgeous grandkids, I decided it was time to get back to writing, because writing brings me joy. I may not have recognizable, bestselling books or be a household name, but I love to create stories. I've been working on a romance with a billionaire--I know, that market seems flooded right now, but I'm hoping to gain some new readers who still enjoy this sub-genre.

But then there's this other story that just keeps circling my mind. Not a romance. Not even an adult story. It's a middle grade story--and I don't really write middle grade. I read it, but I'm not well-versed in the writing aspects. But this story keeps popping into my head. I can hear the voices and see the characters. All the "problems" I saw with writing it seem to be melting away. Each day that I walk my son to school, new scenes and bits of dialogue come to me. So, I'm going to try to write it. It's tentatively called Club Sunshine. If you know me and some of my passions, you might be able to figure out the main plot of the story, but I'm not going to say anything else right now. Not until I get the rough draft done.

Then I'll be in search of an agent. so if you know any agents who are interested in middle grade fiction, send them my way :).

Thanks for reading!

Love and Light,
Rebecca

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Need Some Romance for Valentine's?

Howdy,

I'm hoping to post here more often with book recommendations, books that are on sale, and my writing news. I hope you'll check back often. Thanks!!



Finding Cupid

Opposites may attract, but can they stand each other once they do?

There are two things event planner Geo Polson will not do. She won't plan weddings, and she will not date. No exceptions.

Billionaire venture capitalist Trig Thornton doesn't live by hard and fast rules. After all, you don't finish first by staying in your lane.

But when his best friend forces him to help plan a bachelor party, he doesn't expect to be smitten by the feisty wedding planner.

Geo's already broken one cardinal rule at the behest of her bestie. There's no way she's going to so much as bend another. But Trig isn't easily dissuaded, and he's made it his business to help Geo relax and have some fun.

Will he heal Geo's wounded heart, or are her rules the only thing keeping her safe?

You can purchase Finding Cupid for $.99 for a limited time here.



The Cupid Caper
  
Amanda Marsh is in love with love. As a high school English teacher, she is surrounded by poetry and classic literature, including the love stories written by her favorite author, William Shakespeare. She knows she’ll never find anything as romantic as the stories that have stood the test of time, so she’s settled on having a crush on chemistry teacher Luke Baker from afar. 

Luke Baker left behind his career as a research chemist in order to share a love of science with students. And he’s about to make his pet project a reality as the curriculum lead for the district’s new specialized science and technology academy. 

When a poem shows up on his desk drawing him into The Cupid Caper, the Valentine’s Day-themed dance and fundraiser for Port Provident High School’s Student Council, Luke dismisses the whole thing as a silly game. But after he realizes that winning the grand prize is the one way he can help a star student attend the new STEM Academy, he decides to play along. 

Paired together, the hopeless romantic English teacher and the logical chemistry teacher both realize that The Cupid Caper is more than a game, but neither can tell the other their feelings are no joke. 

Luke is moving on to a role that can make or break his career. Relationships aren't in his (lesson) plans, and Amanda refuses to make her feelings known with Luke on his way out the door to his new school. 

When an education in happily-ever-after is on the line, will a man whose life has been ruled by the scientific method and a woman who quotes sonnets miss the mark, or will Cupid’s arrow finally ring true? 

If you’re in love with sweet love stories that will make you smile as you swoon, The Cupid Caper is your perfect match. Buy it today and get to know Amanda and Luke.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

On Deck for Love $.99


On Deck for Love is on SALE for ONLY $.99. If you've been thinking about buying it, now is a great time. You can also read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

An ambitious personal trainer, a successful attorney, and the memory of a middle school bully that comes between them on a singles cruise. 

Meg Summers was bullied about her weight when she was a kid.Now, as an adult, she's passionate about fitness and health. Just before the launch of her online business, 4FHealth.com, she reluctantly agrees to accompany her BFF, Shayla, on a singles cruise. Meg plans to dodge all the shipboard losers by staying in her stateroom and putting the finishing touches on her website.

Drew McDermott has one goal on this singles cruise: find a woman for his heartbroken brother, Joey. Drew plans to bide his time during the cruise, then return to his successful--albeit unfulfilling--career as an attorney in Dallas.

Shortly after the mandatory safety meeting aboard the ship, Meg meets Drew and sparks fly. When Shayla and Joey hit it off, Meg finds herself spending time with Drew instead of working on her website.

Despite her better judgment, she begins falling for him--hard--until a shocking discovery dredges up painful memories from her childhood and changes everything.

Will this revelation doom Meg's blossoming relationship with Drew or will she be able to move past it?

You can purchase On Deck for Love here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

How a Star Shines is on SALE


If you enjoy clean romance, you might enjoy this new release from Rachael Eliker.
 

Superstar Kiki has it all…except someone to love.

Kiki Loveless is the queen of pop music and has done it all on her own, without a man’s help. So, when her record label hires a bodyguard, she’s determined to protect her independence by driving him away. She soon realizes that might be a challenge since her new bodyguard is Josh Coleman, a hunky former classmate who’s surprisingly persistent.

As much as she wants to hate having him around, she can’t. He helps navigate cringeworthy paparazzi photos, handle vain male co-stars, and hold back rabid crowds who would do anything to have a piece of Kiki.

When Kiki’s ex shows up, he makes it clear he’d love nothing more than to see Kiki fail—even if it means dragging Josh down, too. With so much at stake, Kiki must decide if keeping her spot at the top of the pop charts is more important than risking it all on love.

You can purchase it here: https://amzn.to/2ICbK7Y.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Speak to My Heart is ONLY $.99

Speak to My Heart is on SALE August 13-19. It's only $.99 so if you've been wanting to read it, this is the time to get it. You can purchase it here.


An aspiring accountant with a tattered heart, a jaded speech therapist, and a matchmaking grandma--what could go wrong?

After her almost-fiancé betrayed her, Hailey Baker locked her heart and threw away the key. Now she spends her evenings after work binge-watching shows on Netflix and trying to avoid her creepy neighbor's advances.

When she receives the call that her beloved Gramps has suffered a debilitating stroke that's left him unable to speak, she's determined to help. Putting her budding career as an accountant at risk, she flies cross country from Colorado to Florida.

Peter Stafford has focused solely on his career as a speech therapist since his divorce. He loves working with his patients and finds satisfaction in helping them regain their ability to speak. He plans to open his own practice, so even if he wanted a relationship--which he doesn't--he has no time for one.

Hailey arrives in Daytona Beach only to discover that her grandmother is neck-deep in matchmaking schemes at the retirement community, and Gran's next victim is Hailey. When Gran meets Peter at a therapy session, she's convinced that he's the one for Hailey and Gramps wholeheartedly agrees.  

Speak to My Heart is a sweet romantic comedy for readers who crave heart flutters,spontaneous smiles, and not-so-simple happily-ever-afters

Awesome Blog Hop

Welcome to the Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop!

This hop starts at 9 am Pacific on August 15th and ends on August 30th.

Please check the blogs that have ~ mark in front of their name first since those have been verified. A Big THANK YOU to all of the bloggers that participate in these hops! There are many blogs participating in this hop, so be sure to stop by each and enter to win! Each has their own entry rules and geographic limits, so be sure to read the rules for each one.

One Lucky Winner will win a digital copy of Speak to My Heart.


An aspiring accountant with a tattered heart, a jaded speech therapist, and a matchmaking grandma--what could go wrong?

After her almost-fiancé betrayed her, Hailey Baker locked her heart and threw away the key. Now she spends her evenings after work binge-watching shows on Netflix and trying to avoid her creepy neighbor's advances.

When she receives the call that her beloved Gramps has suffered a debilitating stroke that's left him unable to speak, she's determined to help. Putting her budding career as an accountant at risk, she flies cross country from Colorado to Florida.

Peter Stafford has focused solely on his career as a speech therapist since his divorce. He loves working with his patients and finds satisfaction in helping them regain their ability to speak. He plans to open his own practice, so even if he wanted a relationship--which he doesn't--he has no time for one.

Hailey arrives in Daytona Beach only to discover that her grandmother is neck-deep in matchmaking schemes at the retirement community, and Gran's next victim is Hailey. When Gran meets Peter at a therapy session, she's convinced that he's the one for Hailey and Gramps wholeheartedly agrees.

Speak to My Heart is a sweet romantic comedy for readers who crave heart flutters,spontaneous smiles, and not-so-simple happily-ever-afters

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN: 

JUST LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE ENTERED TO WIN A COPY OF SPEAK TO MY HEART. WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG

Giveaway Ends 8.30.18

You can also email Rebecca@rebeccatalley.com to verify if you have won. It has no affiliation with Facebook, Twitter or any other entity. Void where prohibited. Not Responsible for lost, stolen or misdirected prizes. 


Friday, July 6, 2018

Lazy Days of Summer $250 Cash Giveaway



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Hopefully, you are having a fabulous summer and enjoying some time in the sun with a good book.

To celebrate lazy summer days we are giving away $250 to one lucky winner!

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