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About Nancy Radke
A USA TODAY best-selling author, Nancy Radke grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch in SE Washington State. She attended a one-room country school through the eighth grade. She learned to ride bareback at age 3 (Really! It was a common practice.) and when she got off or fell off, she would pull her horse's nose to the ground, get on behind its ears, and the horse would lift its head so she could scoot down onto its back. Most of her childhood was spent exploring the Blue Mountain trails that bordered the ranch lands. She and a friend once took a trail that turned out to be a two day trip. They always rode with matches and pocket knives, so made camp and returned the next day. These long rides worried her parents, but provided plenty of time to make up stories. Her first novel was set in the Blues, and is entitled APPALOOSA BLUES. TURNAGAIN LOVE was the first one published. It rated a four star review from Affaire de Coeur. Scribes World said "Turnagain Love has some fascinating twists and turns, unexpected complications, and charming scenes." It is light and humorous.
Her next book was CLOSED DOORS, a novel about a man who couldn't read. This was especially interesting to Ms. Radke, as she taught remedial reading, sixth grade, and other classes. All her stories stand alone, but are linked by characters who know each other from book to book. For example, Zack and Jennel show up in two more books besides TURNAGAIN LOVE. Also her books have a theme, such as the theme for TENNESSEE TOUCH, which is that just being alive is dangerous, so you can't be so cautious that you miss out on life. Her favorite character is Hugo, who is the hero in SCORPION'S TRAIL. Hugo shows up in SPIRIT OF A CHAMPION and in the first book of the new BROTHERS OF SPIRIT series that she is writing with her son, Nolan Radke, entitled HEIGHT OF DANGER.
She has gone through survival and outward bound training, including long-distance ocean swimming. Facts from this training shows up in COURAGE DARES and SPIRIT OF A CHAMPION. Her western ranching background shows up in the pioneer series, The Traherns, and APPALOOSA BLUES. Her critique group used to say that she talked and wrote backward. This really helped when writing the Traherns, as the dialect seemed very natural. APPALOOSA BLUES, an AMAZON TOP 100 BEST SELLER, is the book that links the Trahern series with the Sisters of Spirit Series.
Ranch life gives a person a can-do attitude, so when she decided to write and produce a children's Bible on DVD, she never doubted she could do it. Never mind that she had to learn to use a Mac, Photoshop, and the Final Cut Studio programs. The first volume of the SHOW AND TELL BIBLE took eight years to complete. It is two hours long, contains 650 hand-drawn pictures, and gives the impression of a picture book being read by a well-loved parent or grandparent. Little children are absolutely enthralled by it. The second volume is three hours long, 850 pictures, concluding with Esther. It was finished in three years, so she really did manage to speed up. Vol. 3, now on sale, finishes the Old Testament, with two hours.
The feedback from parents and kids has been tremendous. Nancy is working on the fourth volume now, which will start the New Testament. When the entire Bible is finished, she plans to do other children's books on DVD. And for her romance fans, there are more of those coming. For people who love cookbooks, those on Amazon are written by a different lady with the same name.
Always interested in helping people learn to read, Nancy started Raising Giants, a home school program that offers a FREE reading program. Designed to teach children at age 4 (or earlier), it can also be used by anyone having trouble learning to read. This program can be found at raising-giants.mykajabi.com
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JIM BEAM (New): Jen Talty, USA Today Bestselling Author: He never expected his new roommate would come in the form of a four-year-old soon he never knew he had.
ADDICTED TO YOU (New): Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today Bestselling Author: When a lost soul meets one on the mend, fireworks blast and two guardian angels keep watch.
SUNBEAMS AND SHADOWS (New): Nancy Radke, USA Today Bestselling Author: Jean broke Hal’s heart when she married another man. Given a second chance, can he win her this time, or lose her forever?
BRAVING THE WILD ELEMENTS (New): Susan Jean Ricci, USA Today Bestselling Author: When a hurricane threatens the Fourth of July holiday, can two couples brave the storms brewing in their hearts?
ALL OF ME: Natalie Ann, USA Today Bestselling Author: Finally, the second chance they’ve been waiting for.
PARADISE COVE: Patrice Wilton, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author: When Sean’s sailboat leads him to Kayla’s rental cottages in the Florida Keys, she sees a broken man. Can her compassion help heal his wounded heart?
TYLER’S BLIND DATE EXPERIMENT: Alicia Street, USA Today Bestselling Author: After Caroline’s career crashes and burns, along with her marriage, she retreats to a small town, done with art, done with men, done with love—or so she thinks.
JANE (I’m Still Single) JONES: Joan Reeves, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author: Lots of southern charm, a ten-year-old betrayal, and a man and woman who should have ended up together, set against the backdrop of a typical high school reunion that turns out to be anything but typical!
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Susanne Matthews – What Dottie Wants: All Ronnie wants is to give Dottie a great Christmas, but not being able to find the doll she wants may make that impossible.
Traci Hall – Christmas Kiss: Can a teenage crush become forever love?
Angela Stevens – Dear Sinterklaas: Dan had his heart stolen by a girl on summer vacation, now it’s Christmas time, and with a little bit of magic from Sinterklaas, he hopes to make his Christmas wish come true.
Stacy Eaton – Finding Love with Dear Santa: All Faith wants is to get her life back on track.
Stephanie Queen – He Has Santa: A second chance hockey romance.
Josie Riviera – A Chocolate Box Christmas Wish: He’s been all over the world. She’s a home-town girl. Can a holiday wish bridge the gap?
Mona Risk – Dalia’s Christmas Wish: Will the doctor make the right decision between an angry fiancée and a medical emergency?
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Susan Jean Ricci – Cruising for Mr. Right: Can a widow discover second chance romance aboard a Christmas cruise and make the right choice between two adoring men?
Alyssa Bailey – Christmas Wishes and You: Beth’s Christmas Wish of a Second Chance at Love could happen if only she would be willing to risk her heart... again.
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Taylor Lee – Forbidden - He’d betrayed her. Why couldn’t she hate him?
Melinda De Ross - The Diary - A love story is born on a background of fierce history in the castle of Countess Dracula.
Nancy Radke - Terminal Pursuit - As the net tightens, who can they trust with their lives?
Stephanie Queen - Ace Under Fire - Can this bad boy has-been make a comeback to save an old flame?
Jen Talty - Murder in Paradise - Doug could trust her with his life, but could he fully give her his heart?
Stacy Eaton - Liveon - No Evil - Can she protect him without getting her heart involved?
Suzanne Jenkins - Apollo's Other Daughter - Overcoming outside forces, family secrets, and a double homicide bind Joe and Gaia together when she discovers evidence the detectives didn’t see.
Susanne Matthews - On His Watch - You can’t outrun the past.
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"An emotional roller coaster with a feel-good ending. Ms. Radke sprinkles in humor when you least expect it." J. Rogers
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"Ms Radke's heros are honorable men, kind, courteous and caring. So refreshing to have a man you can look up to." S. Ericson
*Murder, mystery and mayhem with a dollop of humor for flavor.
*She must prove her innocence or lose the only man who cares.
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Thrilling Romance, July 4, 2012
"This book is a wonderful mixture of mystery, thriller and romance, with a big dose of family drama thrown in. Angie finds herself in the middle of a crime when someone tries to steal some valuable CDs containing company information. She ends up working with security expert Ryan to find the culprits of the crime. But Angie's involvement worries Ryan and his past trust issues with women stand in the way of him truly trusting Angie and admitting that he loves her. Angie is a lovely caring heroine with a good dose of common sense and Ryan is my favorite type of hero, intelligent, yet able to handle himself in a fight. Well written and very entertaining!" by Loves Romance
New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors have mingled Christmas dreams and composed beautiful love stories that range from sweet to spicy, with romance and suspense, to keep you entertained and dreaming in Unforgettable Christmas Dreams.
Firelight Confession: .Rebecca York, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Mail order bride hiding a secret that can destroy her marriage before it has a chance to succeed.
Christmas Delivery: .Patricia Rosemoor, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: He “returned from the dead” seeking revenge...only to reconnect with the girl he loved, and the daughter they conceived thirteen years ago.
A Rancher in her Stocking: .Leanne Banks, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: When a holiday-happy school teacher gets stuck staying with a sexy, grumpy rancher at Christmas time, can she persuade him to embrace the season – and her?
Please Keep Me: .Mimi Barbour, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A homeless pup adores the child & his new master falls for her Mom.
Christmas Miracle: .Patrice Wilton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Can these two wounded people, an ex-marine sniper and a broken heart nurse, open their hearts to the miracle of Christmas?
Secret Santa By The Sea: .Traci Hall, USA Today bestselling author: Now back in her small town, Serenity faces the man who’d broken her heart. She finds out the truth behind why he’d once set her free.
Christmas in the Sand: .Jen Talty, USA Today bestselling author: Not only could her dreams go up in smoke, but if she’s not careful, she’ll end up giving her heart away.
Lost and Found Family: .Dani Haviland, USA Today bestselling author: Sometimes it takes decades to find your true family …but only a moment to lose them.
A Complete Family: .Mona Risk, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Her hands full with a little daughter, a ferocious German Shepherd, a meddling sick neighbor, and a charming but nosey boss, Nurse Melody dreams of a happy family.
Three French Hens: .Nancy Radke, USA Today bestselling author: When you find something precious —like love— you give everything you own to keep it.
Sparkles of the Season: .Susan Jean Ricci, USA Today bestselling author: Two unlikely couples rediscover love and commitment, after a magical meeting with Saint Nick.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning authors present this romantic suspense seven-book bundle as part of the UNFORGETTABLES SERIES. Stories in this set include:
SPECIAL AGENT FRANCESCA by New York Times Bestseller Mimi Barbour. She flies her own plane, fights to win, and drives like a pro - it’s only men who frighten her!
REECE by USA Today Bestseller Donna Fasano. Maggie is forced into hiding with a man who is uncertain of her innocence.
RUNNING WITH HORSES by USA Today Bestseller Suzanne Jenkins. . Moving horses to the high country comes just in time when Mindy and her coffee date witness murder at a Mojave Desert cafe.
SOMEONE TO LOVE by New York Times Bestseller Patrice Wilton. Allison is hiding out at a small town named Heaven. When her stalker returns, can anyone keep her safe?
AT RISK by New York Times Bestseller Rebecca York. Can he save them both from a murder charge and save their relationship?
SCORPION’S TRAIL by USA Today Bestseller Nancy Radke. . He goes undercover using several disguises, making the woman he is trying to save think she is falling in love with two different men.
THE LADY SAID NO by USA Today Bestseller Jacquie Biggar. . The Race is on to find a Killer in the heart of Kentucky horse country
A commitment lit by a spark of interest can spread to a wildfire of passion, devotion to spending a life together, the desire to cherish their love forever.
Nine Award-winning, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling authors invite you to engage in their bounty of Happy Ever Afters, a box set of romance so filled with oohs, ahs, and a sniffle or two that you’ll want to read it over and over again.
Mimi Barbour: The Surrogate’s Secret – Can she give up her babies for the man she loves? NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Stacy Eaton: Unexpected Trouble – NEW! – Running into his trouble-making high school sweetheart, Maggie, was the last thing Gregory excepted. USA Today Bestselling Author
Leanne Banks: Indispensable Sweetheart – An unexpected night of passion between the millionaire and his assistant brings a surprise pregnancy. Will the CEO finally see that she is his Indispensable Sweetheart? USA Today Bestselling Author
Rebecca York: Wyatt – Will gypsies thwart a murder conviction and douse the smoldering passion between lost and found again lovers? NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Patrice Wilton: Hooked On You – Will a playboy fishing boat captain be able to convince a strong, determined, and wary woman that he is ready to be caught? NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Josie Riviera: Aloha To Love – A screenwriter on the edge of success. A scientist who’s a stickler for detail. Their chemistry could erupt into something special…or go up in smoke. USA Today Bestselling Author
Susanne Matthews: The Captain’s Promise – The woman he loves is in danger. He’ll risk anything to save her – his family, his crew, his ship, and his mission. Award-winning, Best-selling Author
Nancy Radke: The Bravest Woman in Town – He’s a spy, she’s a smuggler. Can love grow while they evade the army searching for them? A Civil War romance. USA Today Bestselling Author
Dani Haviland: Big Mac - NEW! – Fate and science said they should never have met but after that first touch, he knew he’d stay with her forever. Would the sudden appearance of the father he never knew be their doom – and the start of a pandemic? USA Today Bestselling Author