January 2014

Cover Reveal! Heart of a Dove by Abbie Williams


It’s that time of year when we prepare our release calendar for the upcoming year. This year, we have some wonderful books coming out – one of which is a new historical romance series by Abbie Williams.

Heart of a Dove is the epic and haunting tale of two soul mates from the US Civil War. Williams’ writing and research is just fantastic and this first book in the Dove

series will leave your heart aching and your hands wishing you had her next book in them. Speaking of which – it will be the first book of Williams’ in print, an exciting option for those who love to read paper books.

Abbie has penned some fantastic romance novels underthe Shore Leave Cafe series which follow a family of strong women. Check them out – you won’t be disappointed.

Heart of a Dove by Abbie Williams (Dove Series #1)


The Civil War has ended, leaving the country with a gaping wound. Southern orphan, Lorie Blake, has worked as a prostitute since she was fifteen, carefully guarding her aching heart from the disgrace forced upon her every evening. Sawyer Davis, who fought bravely as a Confederate soldier for three bitter years, is now ravaged by haunting memories and the loss of his entire family. When their paths intertwine in a river town whorehouse, neither is prepared for the passionate intensity of their attraction to each other.

Forced to flee, Lorie joins Sawyer and his traveling companions—his two best friends and an incorrigible young boy with a heart of gold—on their journey north to Minnesota, where they long to build new lives. But danger pursues them; in the form of a vindictive whorehouse madam and two crazy and vengeful Union soldiers. Lorie, soiled and shamed, must come to grips with her past and a secret that she cannot yet bear to reveal: her pregnancy by another man.

Through it all, Sawyer and Lorie know only one truth: they must be together. Even if it means challenging Death itself.

ISBN ebook: 978-1-77168-15-8
ISBN Trade Paper: 978-1-77168-14-1
Romance – Historical
350 pages
Coming: Fall 2014

I Wrote This For You Now at Barnes & Noble Booksellers

UnknownIt is with great pride that we announce that our first book can be found at a major bricks and mortar bookstore across the United States. Barnes & Noble recently started stocking the internationally popular title, I WROTE THIS FOR YOU by pleasefindthis.

The book is currently in about half of their stores across the country. But, (and there’s always a but, isn’t there?), we need your help. You see, it’s just there as a test, to see how it sells. If it sells, they’ll stock it in all stores.


So, if you live near a Barnes & Noble, would you kindly visit it and take a picture of it on shelf or a picture of yourself holding it or even better – buying it? Here is an example from one of their fans buying the book. Thanks @itsmandz! If your store is one of the ones that doesn’t have it, perhaps you could ask them to bring it in? And maybe take a pic of yourself asking that? (Gotta love selfies, eh?)

In order to convince Barnes & Noble that they did a good thing by stocking this book, the creators of I Wrote This For You are offering a great giveaway for anyone who takes a picture of the book in-store and tweets it out with:

“I found I Wrote This For You at Barnes & Noble! @BNBuzz @iwrotethisforu #iwtfybn”

Thanks for all your support of this book and for supporting your local Barnes & Noble too. I have to say I’m pretty impressed with this store who supports independent publishers and authors.

Intentional Dissonance: A Book and a Song

Sample_2.mediumYesterday I stumbled across one of the coolest things I think that has happened in a long time. A very talented singer/songwriter, Wonder, has written a song based on Iain S. Thomas’ book INTENTIONAL DISSONANCE.

Not only was I absolutely shell shocked that someone did this, (it’s not like Iain or I know her), but she did an absolutely beautiful job of it. Like the book, the song is 9781926760858haunting and poetic and like Iain’s words, her voice is simply gorgeous.

Please do yourself a favour and go listen to the song here. If you can find a few bucks in your couch cushions, would you also consider funding her Kickstarter to raise some funds for a new album and tour? I did. Partly because I love the job she did on that song and partly because she lives in Seattle and is planning a trip to Vancouver, where I live. It ends on Jan 19, so if you can do it, do it quickly!

When she comes, you can be sure I’ll be at whatever venue she’s at, listening to her beautiful music and standing up and cheering when she sings that song in particular.