Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Visit with Stacey Parker McConnell

Hi Everyone, 
I'm here this evening with a very special guest. Stacey Parker, now Mrs. Cord McConnell, the heroine from Surviving With Love, is taking a few minutes from her busy schedule to visit with us. Please grab your favorite drink and snack and sit with us as we catch up.
 
"Hello, Stacey. It's been a while since we got together." 
"Hi, Rebecca. Too long, but we've both been super busy. And I'm not sure about that heroine title you continue to stick on me."
"Heroine is definitely deserved. And we have both been too busy. But now that my publishing business is winding down, I hope to have more time for my friends. How is Cord, and the family, of course?"
"Cord is wonderful and as sexy as ever." (soft laughter) "We have two kids now, Little Mac and Carly - he's three and she just turned one. We built a cabin near my parents' lodge in Idaho and divide our time between there and our home near Cord's business headquarters just outside Dallas. My parents can't get enough of their grandchildren, which gives me a chance to catch my breath now and then."
"It sounds like your life has changed quite a bit since Surviving With Love. Do you miss being a tracker and wilderness guide with Search and Rescue?"
"Those were really exciting, highly tense days, and I do miss them. But I wouldn't trade what I have now for anything. Of course, I will never forget the time Cord and I spent together on the trail and how we came to fall in love with each other. Our experience just proves you shouldn't always judge someone on first impressions." 
"Let's talk about that, please. In the novel, it emphasizes how confrontational your first meeting was. That's a little hard to believe..."
"Oh, no - that's the absolute truth. Within a few minutes I wanted to kick him where it hurts and I'm sure he wanted to strangle me." (more soft laughter) "Cord couldn't imagine that a mere female could keep up with him on the trail, or even more, actually guide him anywhere. His attitude was so apparent, it infuriated me on the spot."
"But you did persuade him that you were needed on the job?"
"Once I showed him how hard it would be for him to follow the purposely hidden trail, he realized he did need my help to rescue the two kidnapped boys. But he's still not one to give in easily. Little Mac is just like his dad when he gets his mind set on something and I can see signs of it developing in Carly already, heaven help me."
"Sounds like you have your hands full there, Stacey. One scene I particularly remember from the novel was the one where Cord surprised you when he scooped you up and carried you across a stream. What affected you the most about that?"
"Hmm... Let me think back. I remember anger flew all over me and I gritted my teeth until they hurt, when I got my breath back. It offended me to be treated like I couldn't even cross a creek without help. He made me so mad I did actually hit him once he put me down - I just couldn't contain it. But once I cooled off a bit, I realized he'd done something my own father would have done for my mother...and my heart melted. I think that's when I began to see him as a real man and not an aggravating bossy jerk." 
"Well, maybe we shouldn't give away all the best scenes so our followers will want to read more about you and Cord and how things progressed."
"I agree, but hopefully we've whetted their curiosity. Maybe we should share the cover by our friend Laura Shinn and where readers can grab a copy."
"Sounds like a plan. Thank you so much for dropping by to visit with us. Maybe we can get Cord to join us next time. 
Followers, how about a comment of appreciation or a 'like' for Stacey?"





 ***This is the 2017 revised edition and is a bit shorter than the original version.***
    
Surviving With Love can be purchased at the following locations:
Smashwords 
Amazon  

Be sure to check your favorite ebook retailer as it should be available there very soon...     
   




~ Contemporary Romantic Adventure Novel ~
Sparks fly when Stacey Parker meets Cord McConnell in the Bitterroot Wilderness of Eastern Idaho. From their first heated exchange, she doubts they will survive their assignment in the wilderness without killing each other.

Cord McConnell isn't prepared for the sight of the young woman with the wild mane of strawberry blond hair who claims to be a tracker. No way is he agreeing to follow this girl into the woods on such a dangerous assignment! But time is ticking away and two kidnapped boys will not survive if he fails. Committed to the job and without other options, Cord reluctantly agrees.

Days and nights on the trail take on new meaning as Cord and Stacey struggle against the wilderness and their growing physical attraction. Stacey, idealistic and innocent, is determined to save herself for marriage. Cord, emotionally and physically scarred, doesn't do first times or marriage.

When danger inserts itself into the tension between them, will they be able to save the boys?
At the end of the mission, can they go their separate ways?
Or will fate step in and force them to face another dangerous situation and their attraction once again? 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Available Now!!!

Most of you are aware that our publishing company is closing both imprints (Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery and Victory Tales Press) as of October 30, 2017. We are going to miss working on all those great titles with such talented authors and the support of all our readers and followers.

Then the questions arose of what to do with my own novels and shorts. Well, Taylor and Madi (my very special granddaughters) and my husband Robby (dear patient man that he is) were upset to think my books might not be available. So my husband has become my publisher for legal reasons and due to my health, and we are making my titles available once again. 

The following titles are now available and we will be adding others and print versions for many as time permits. Several are also available as audio books from Audible.com

You may also find these titles at Amazon by searching for Rebecca J. Vickery at Amazon.com under Kindle Store.  

A BIG thank you to Smashwords for their great ads and, please, feel free to share this blog and these links with friends...

 

 Rena's Summer Vacation


By Rebecca J Vickery

Released October 9 2017


Rena's Summer Vacation by Rebecca J Vickery
~ A Contemporary Romance Novella with a twist of Suspense ~ Rena heads to River Cove on the banks of the wild Chattooga River for a much-needed vacation. Travis needs to find a way into her life. When Rena is almost run down by a truck, will she suspect Travis? Does Rena really want to know who is trying to harm her?
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Christmas Tears


By Rebecca J Vickery

Released October 9 2017


Christmas Tears by Rebecca J Vickery
~ Poignant Contemporary Romance with a Christmas holiday setting ~ A widowed mother with two children to provide for loses her job, is cheated out of her pay, and has no relatives to which she can turn. Then they lose the roof over their heads. A police officer discovers a woman and her children sleeping in a car. Then the Christmas magic takes over...
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Becca's Paranormal Collection


By Rebecca J Vickery

Released October 9 2017


Becca's Paranormal Collection by Rebecca J Vickery
Includes speculative fiction stories with a twist of romance, mayhem, or suspense ~ but not always a happy ending. The stories included are: "A Haunting Love", "Raising the Lost", "Dad's Favorite Holiday", "Night of the Blue Moon", "The Rescue", and 2 award winning flash fiction stories: "Releasing the Beast" and "Cappuccino and Christmas Snow".
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Carried Away by Love: Sweet Romance Collection: Book 1


By Rebecca J Vickery

Released October 8 2017


Carried Away by Love: Sweet Romance Collection: Book 1 by Rebecca J Vickery
3 stories of contemporary sweet romance are included in this collection. "Clint's Choice" is the story of a cowboy who loses his love to bright lights and a modeling career, but gets a 2nd chance. "Rena's Summer Vacation" tells of a hard working young woman who is pursued on her much needed break. "Lovely Lottie's Treasure" takes us to Seattle to search for a legendary hidden treasure.
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Finding Love the Hard Way: Sweet Romance Collection: Book 2


By Rebecca J Vickery

Released October 8 2017


Finding Love the Hard Way: Sweet Romance Collection: Book 2 by Rebecca JVickery
This is a 3 story collection of sweet romance. The Trouble With Fishing takes a city girl to the great outdoors where she discovers a sexy wilderness guide. Christmas Tears is the poignant tale of a widow with 2 children who has no place left to go. Lady Constance Yankee Spy is a historic tale of a southern woman who spies for the north and is called back to duty after the Civil War.
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Raising the Lost


By Rebecca J Vickery

Released October 9 2017


Raising the Lost by Rebecca J Vickery
~ A Speculative Fiction novella based on the legend of Atlantis with a twist of unusual romance ~ The desire to raise his homeland of Atlantis and once again walk the land lead Aluride to an irreversible decision. Out of a desire for beauty and love, Thera follows him. Will it finally be possible to raise the continent of Atlantis or is it a lost cause?
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Lovely Lottie's Treasure


By Rebecca J Vickery

Released October 8 2017


Lovely Lottie's Treasure by Rebecca J Vickery
When Dani travels to Seattle to help her best friend unravel an old journal to locate a legendary treasure, danger follows. Hunter is asked to find Dani and keep her safe, but soon learns he has his hands full with the independent, rebellious sister of his co-worker. Will he be able to keep Dani safe and is there really a hidden treasure?
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Following Destiny


By Rebecca J Vickery

Released October 8 2017


Following Destiny by Rebecca J Vickery
The inheritance of a large house in Texas and a special antique ring could improve the future for Andrea. She also meets a handsome sheriff and adopts a large but lovable dog. Then misfortune seeks her out once more when she crosses paths with a serial killer. But does Andrea have a secret weapon when the old ring opens a portal to her ancestors? Or must she face death to follow her destiny?
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