Thursday, April 28, 2011

My First Radio Interview

Author and Radio Hostess, Rie McGaha asked me to do a radio interview with her yesterday to promote my new release, Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride.  I'd never done anything like that before but, like leaping off a building without a parachute, I thought I'd meet the challenge regardless of my fears.  If you would like to listen to my interview, and I hope you do, here is the tag to get there:
I will be doing another radio show this Saturday with author and host Desmond Haas. 
I hope you enjoy listening to my radio interview.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The winner of the Sweet N Sexy Divas Blog Hop Contest

I'm happy to announce the winner of the Sweet N Sexy Divas Blog Hop Contest is Tricia Sales.  She wins that basket of chocolate goodies and an Amazon gift certificate.  Congratulations Tricia!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

This would be Mr. Peter Cottontail preparing for tomorrow's Easter festivities.  I hope you all have a wonderful, fun filled Easter.

My First Review for Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride

This week I received a review from You Gotta Read Reviews that lifted my spirits into the stratosphere.  Here it is:

You Gotta Read Reviews:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review: Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride by Sarah J. McNeal

Title: Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride

Author: Sarah J. McNeal

Publisher: Western Trail Blazer

Rating: You Gotta Read

Reviewer: Val


I often sit here and think how I would handle living in a different time period. When Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride fell into my hands, I instantly fell in love with the book. I was able to take a trip through time which I will remember for a long time to come. As with any time travel book, I usually always ask myself if something from the past could hinder something in future. I feel as though I need to pay close attention and try to keep up with what is about to happen. This book was the polar opposite for me. I was so engrossed in the book, I didn't have think about what may happen, I simply sat back and let this book sweep me away.

Lola is a feisty woman who is hell bent on proving to herself and others that she will not end up like her mother. As an independent woman living in the 21st century, Lola has goals to become a lawyer so people will look up to her and is finally on her way to making her dreams come true. Joe lives in the 20th century, faces turmoil of his own and feels as though he needs to live a solitary life. Now imagine how you would react to being transported from the 21st to the 20th century without an inkling of how it happened. On top of that, you find yourself in the middle of your own marriage to a man you don't even know. This is exactly what happened to Lola. From the moment Lola and Joe lay eyes on one another the sparks fly in more ways than one. Each is drawn to the other but at the same time are exasperated with one another. Their relationship throughout the book is enchanting, humorous, spicy and genuine. These two really touched my heart.

Solid secondary characters like Banjo (a young man who has been on his own since he was about ten) and Argos (Joe's faithful canine) really brought a strong familial feel to the book. Each played an important part as a protector who would lay down their lives for those they held close.

Ms. McNeal is a new author to me and I found Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride to be a deeply sensual yet very touching read. I instantly fell in love with the writing style and I just have to say Ms. McNeal has a gift of writing with great humor, witty dialogue and superb imagery.

This book has become a new favorite of mine and I know you will fall in love with it as well. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves time travel, suspense, romance and steamy love scenes. You don't want to miss this book.

You can BUY Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride at the following places:Available at Western Trail Blazer Novels

Also available at and will be available in PRINT very soon.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride Buy Links

A haunted house, a trunk and a date with destiny.

I thought you might want the BUY links to Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride.  Also, just so you know, it will be available in papreback print on May first.

Amazon/Kindle : Coming May First


Western Trail Blazer's Lulu Store:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride

Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride
Sarah J. McNeal

A haunted house, a trunk and a date with destiny.

Joseph Wilding left his prosperous Virginia ranch and his grieving father to live in obscurity and guilt over his brother’s death until he marries Lola instead of Callie McGraw, the woman he abhors but whose life he was attempting to save.

Lola discovers a warp in time in an old trunk when she falls into 1910. She finds herself married to Joe, a stranger shadowed by secrets. Mistaken for Callie McGraw, a thief and a woman of ill repute, Lola finds her life is threatened by a scoundrel who believes she stole his money and only Joe stands between her and death.

With danger threatening all around and secrets keeping them apart, can Joe and Lola find their destiny together or will time and circumstance forever divide them?

“You ever touch my wife again I’ll cripple you in a place that will make you sing soprano, Weston.” He nudged Lola toward the door and out onto the plank sidewalk. Then he stopped, letting her go abruptly. Peering down into her eyes, his own an intense coffee brown his expression turned stern. “Well, Lola, are you through playing games?” He asked with emphasis on her name as if he doubted its authenticity. “I don’t have time for your shenanigans, so make up your mind. You can either come on home with me where I can protect you or you can go on your way and take your chances on your own.”

What should she do? Without knowing where she might go or how to get there, the choices did not seem that good. “What’s to say you won’t just use and abuse me the same way that disgusting man in there would have? You might be planning on taking me off somewhere to rape me and maybe even murder me.”

Joe laughed. “If I wanted to kill you I’ve had several chances to do that all ready. As much as it might bring me some satisfaction to murder you, I don’t hate you quite that much. As for raping you, I’d sooner roll down a mountain side in a bale of barbed wire than try to get betwixt your legs, lady.”

Coming April 15, 2011 at Western Trail Blazer

Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride will also be available at Barns and Noble and