Saturday, February 25, 2017

Moving, Moving, Moving

This blog and my other blogs are slowly being moved to a new home:

By summer the boxes should be unpacked and the new space made homey. Until then, we're moving, moving, moving.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Foothills Pride Series Coming in Audio

I'm so excited I could shout this from the rooftops. Plans are afoot for the Foothills Pride series to be formatted in audio! Dreamspinner Press says they will be available sometime later this year. Yea!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Back at the beginning of the Foothills Pride series, What's in a Name?, Guy Stone, bartender and owner of the Stonewall Saloon, met barista and coffee shop co-owner Jimmy Patterson. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.

Now Guy answers a few questions for Romance Lives Forever.

In case you haven't read the book, here are some places where you can buy it and the other Foothills Pride stories:

Dreamspinner Press
Barnes & Noble
Google Play

(And if you have read this book, I'd love to read your review at one or all of the sites.  Thanks!)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

And Thank You to These Wonderful Reviewers Too!

Here's the second half of the reviews I promised in my last blog post. Thank you so much to all the reviewers who took the time to read and respond to When Adam Fell. I can never convey how much your time and consideration mean to me.

Pat Henshaw can pull me through a story like no other. When Adam Fell is the fourth book in her Foothills Pride series and is just as interesting as the others.

I loved that we get to see Adam’s story. He was intriguing when we saw him in previous books with his quirky mountain bistro that’s only open seasonally. But I so didn’t expect what we got. It was heartwarming to see this second time around story go so well.

The story is just enough to get your teeth into it and connect with the characters. I love these Foothills Pride novellas. I want more of them so we can see how the town evolves and develops and so all of my favorite characters can get their happily ever afters. The one I want the most next is John’s story. He’s intriguing with how tight lipped about his private life he is.

I simply love returning to Pat Henshaw’s world of the Foothills Pride series, where a community in Sierra Foothills near San Francisco is the location for a small group of gay men to settle and call home.

If you’ve been reading the Foothills Pride series this is another satisfying instalment. If you’ve not read the books, while this reads well as a standalone, I think it would be nice to go back and read the first three – if not for anything else you get to read about other charming characters such as Fredi, Max, Jimmy and Guy.

Bike Book Reviews: 5 double fudge brownie/5

It is no secret that I love this series, I have loved the guys of Foothills Pride from day one, and I knew I would love this book too, and boy did I! Pat Henshaw outdid herself on this one!

Love Bytes: 4 1/2/5

I loved the continuing tale of Stone Acres and how these two men fit in with the other men and background characters we’ve met in previous stories.  I really feel like Stone Acres, California is a real place, and I could stop by and visit.

I would highly recommend you pick up this series.  The novellas could probably be read as standalones, but take my advice, read them in order.

I highly recommend this book, and the entire series.  Enjoy.

Joyfully Jay: 3 1/2/5

Overall, this was a nice addition to a great series. While not my favorite of the series, I got a chance to meet back up with some of my old favorites. If you are a fan of this series, you don’t want to miss this one.

On the other hand, I enjoyed the plot of Adam trying to reestablish himself in the town he grew up in. I liked the quirky drama and the way it was resolved. The overall story was promising, and I enjoyed it.

Oh My Shelves: 3 1/2 / 4

Seeing David and Adam work together, to learn how to be with one another after being apart and yet having the history they do between them was bittersweet. I kept wanting them to give in and do more than just lie on a bed while mattress shopping, I wanted these to heal and be together again.

Jessie G. Books: 3.75 / 5

…ultimately, I liked Adam and Jason/David. I like that they found each other again and were able to love each other again…

This is the first book I've read by Pat Henshaw, and I'll definitely be reading more by this author in the future.  When Adam Fell is a good, quick read and is a second chance romance.

It’s breezy and shiny with a “we’ll conquer their town!” spirit that’s just a shade light. I’m always happy to see bullies and bigots get shafted, and you can expect that happens here.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Thank You for These Terrific Reviews for When Adam Fell

I've been remiss in sharing all the wonderful reviews When Adam Fell has gotten since it was released. This is partly due to having been under the weather, partly due to having traveled to Orlando and back for the Dreamspinner author event, and partly due to finishing #6 in the Foothills Pride series, Short Order.

But now that I'm back online somewhat (I'm going into edits very soon for #5 of the Foothills Pride stories, Relative Best, I thought I'd better share the half of the great reviews Adam has received. So here's the list--with links so you can read more than the sentences I include here. The other half of the list is coming in the next blog post.

Bayou Book Review: 5 / 5 stars

Definitely a fantastic addition to a fabulous series! Well written, emotional and all around fantastic! Very recommendable!

A.M. Leibowitz: 9 / 10 fountain pens

I don’t have a lot of books that are an automatic read, but this series is in that club. I’ve been following the intersecting lives of the characters since the first story, and I get a little thrill when I see there’s a new one.

This was a nice story of learning to retrust and love someone for a second chance at love. I do like Pat Henshaw’s story because it’s not all sex, they have wonderful meaning to the stories.

Another excellent, fun, sexy romance with appearances by many of my favorite characters. I would've loved this story to be longer, as I think forgiveness, on both Adam and David's side, might have taken longer in a real-life setting, but overall the author did a very good job. This was a sweet and loving look at second chances. Thank you, Pat.

Another sweet and thought-provoking addition to the Foothills Pride series.

Divine Magazine: 4/5 stars

When Adam Fell is a heartwarming, thoroughly enjoyable, story…. the journey they took and the way the story came together made for a compelling 4 star read.

On My Shelves: 3.5/4 stars

When Adam Fell is a lovely story about redemption and learning to love again.   It’s a story about forgiving the ones who hurt you and forgiving yourself for your part in the hurt. It’s a story about being strong enough to lean on someone for support and being there for that same someone, so neither of you fall.

I love this series and each couple that has come about.  The Foothills Pride series is rich with wonderful stories, believable people and moving romance.  When Adam Fell is the fourth, grab them all up!  I highly recommend them all.

BFD Book Bag: 3/5 stars

I was a bit disappointed in this one. Just like with book 3, I thought this story was incomplete and rushed. There were big gaps in the story.

I enjoyed this quaint, adult, second chance MM romance. It was a quick, easy read–low on angst, honest, and heartfelt.
More reviews to come in the next post.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A View of the Foothills in Spring

Before I started writing the Foothills Pride series, my husband and I joined a camera class and drove around the Sierra Nevada foothills looking for spots to take photos. We'd eat in small town diners and cafes, walk up and down wood plank sidewalks, and take pictures.

Here are two of the pictures I took of the foothills in early spring, a year before I even started writing the series.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Foothills Pride Series Grows

Upcoming for the Foothills Pride series: #5 in the series, Relative Best, releases as does a paperback edition of the first four books in an anthology edition--all in late summer/early fall.

Relative Best is the story of Ezekiel Bandy, owner and proprietor of Bandy's Finest Hotel which backs up to Stonewall Saloon in Stone Acres, California. Zeke is intrigued with Victor Longbow, who's looking for a photo of his Navajo ancestors to validate his existence. But complications at the Bandy Hotel complicate Zeke's search for love just as Vic's obsession does his.

Until then all four books (What's in a Name?, Redesigning Max, Behr Facts, and When Adam Fell) are available online wherever eBooks are sold.