The Alchemists of Archangel by @haveubeenaughty.

I’m pleased to host author Tina Holland today! She recently released The Alchemists of Archangel, and we have the scoop on this exciting release.

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Title: The Alchemists of Archangel

Series:  Archangel Revolution

Author: Tina Holland

Genre: Steampunk, Gaslamp Fantasy, Alternate History, Romance

Release Date:  December 30, 2020

Publisher: Book Boutiques

Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs

Blurb:

When scientist Abigail Phelan is accused of murder, she must prove her innocence despite not remembering the crime.

Inspector Raven Clark knows Abbie didn’t kill the miner, but she is tied to the killer.

Abbie and Raven begin a search for both the killer and her memories bringing them closer to the truth and one another.

But when Archangel residents fall ill from a bizarre pandemic Raven must hunt for the killer while Abbie battles a ravaging disease.

Will they discover the identity of the murderer before losing everything they’ve found?

Excerpt:

She shot him a brief glare before concentrating on her plate. “As I suspected, the Gunns have left you alone with me.”

“Did they?  Whatever for?”  Laurel and Ben could not have guessed his attraction to this vulnerable beauty. Could they?

“So you could begin your interrogation of me regarding Cornelius Turner’s death.”  She tilted her head.

He scanned her evaluating her.   “I doubt you had anything to do with Mr. Turner’s murder.”

She leaned forward, “So foul play is suspected.”

“I’m afraid so.  What can you tell me about that night?” Raven couldn’t help but wonder how this tiny breath of a woman was wrapped up in Alchemia’s gruesome murder.

“I can’t recollect much from the night of Mr. Turner’s murder. I’ve tried but every time I search my memory, my throat locks up, and I feel my limbs numb and my brain becomes foggy.  It sounds strange, I know.  Doctor Gunn says my symptoms are similar to shell shock.”

“I’m aware of the disorder.” His mind burned with the memory of his own experience.

“I’m sorry I can’t be of more help.  Cornelius was a wonderful man and very kind to me and my birds.”

“Tell me about him.” Her voice soothed him, despite the fact he found birds as exciting as watching a clock tick.

“Cornelius was my first canary courier.  The couriers run the birds to and from the mines.  They also have to sit with the fledglings so the birds become used to them.  Cornelius even went so far as to watch the hatchlings.  He was a surrogate to many of the colored canaries.”

“Was he collecting birds from you that night?”

“No.  I went to town.”

“To meet him?” Raven wondered if more passed between Abigail and Cornelius.

“No to meet with…” Abigail began to rub her temples.  “I’m sorry I don’t remember.”

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About the Author: 

Tina studied journalism at University and then went to work for a fortune 500 company working Logistics for over 20 years.  She now writes full-time and helps her husband run his Crop Dusting business in the summer months.  When she’s not writing she likes to travel, read and spend time with her farm critters. 

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2020 was my “Year of the Romance Novel.”

Like many of you last night, I was eager to kick 2020 to the freaking curb. It was an awful, scary year, and so devastating for so many. I realize 24 hours doesn’t change the course of a pandemic, but I can’t help but feel hopeful for the coming year. I can’t operate without hope.

Hope is one of the reasons I read romance. To be honest, when things started to shut down last year, I didn’t think I’d be able to read. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to focus. However, that’s not what happened for me. I actually read a lot more than I would have expected, and I was thankful for that. And my beloved romance novels didn’t let me down. In fact, they buoyed me up.

And it all came down to hope. They helped me remember what it was like to believe in goodness.

Of course, there are lots of other goodies in romance novels, and I still get a rush writing them. But it’s the romantic plot that keeps me turning pages. When I immerse myself in a new plot, whether it be one of my own or someone else’s, I always look for the romance. It’s what motivates me, and when I finish a story, it’s what I take away to savour later. I relish the little moments of awareness, that first kiss, and the inevitable rush of feeling as the characters profess their love. In these stories, one character looks at another and realizes, “I would do anything to make that person happy.”

See? Hope.

I’ve always read and enjoyed other genres too, but this year was my “Year of the Romance Novel.” These were the stories that carried me through. No matter how the news cycle wore me down, I knew I could trust a romance to restore my faith. And that was no mean feat in 2020. I discovered authors who were new to me, as well, and some have become faves. The list includes Sarah MacLean, Laurel Greer, Sarah Smith, Charish Reid, Isobel Carr, Tasha L. Harrison, Melanie Ting and Kat Turner, but there are so many others who continue to inspire me.

It is my sincere hope that my own romances will inspire others and fill them with hope too, and that is why I continue to write.

I’m pleased to share that my publisher has dropped the price on one of my books. Covet, Vegas Sins 2, is now only $0.99…but only for the next few days! So, if you’d like to enjoy some “happily ever after,” now is a great time to snap it up! Grab it here.

CW: this books discusses infertility.

As we head into 2021, I wish you health, happiness and lots of hope. Stay safe, my friends.

xoxo

Rosanna

Advent Giveaway — Day Six

Have you checked out the Advent Calendar Giveaway yet? Today is my day, and I’m excited to offer up a couple of goodies. Head on over!

Ellen Mint Books

Enter to win an ebook copy of An Irresistible Force and a pair of fluffy socks.

FROM POPULAR ROMANCE AUTHOR ROSANNA LEO

Book two in the Handymen series

She needed a safe place. He was determined to give her one.

TV landscaper Eli Zorn has always been a fixer. But when a family medical situation teaches him there are some things you just can’t fix, he’s desperate to return to work for a distraction. The demolition of an old cottage in tranquil Muskoka, Ontario, is just the ticket.

Unfortunately, a gorgeous woman has handcuffed herself to the cottage and she won’t let it go down without a fight. Bernadette ‘Bernie’ Nolan has history with the place, and she won’t let Eli and the Handymen team get their hands on her refuge.

The cottage belongs to Eli’s mentor. Not only is Peter Nolan a giant in the landscaping business, he’s also…

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