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Sweet Success for Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten

By: Darby Karchut

Another award for a powerhouse of a writing team! Let’s hear it for Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten, who recently won a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) for their romance novella LOVE AND LIES: CALL ME EVE (January 2021, RhetAskew Publishing)

Love & Lies - Call Me Eve

ABOUT THE BOOK

She sipped her well-chilled, dry martini, taking extra time before answering. “What . . . how much do I tell him? Just want a distraction. Something to fill an evening.”

Eve was sipping a Fiji Moonrise, the house specialty at Fiji’s Natewu Bay Resort’s water’s edge bar, when an unfamiliar baritone asked, “May I buy you a refill? The evening is far too pleasant to spend alone.” Mark Adams proves to be an irresistible diversion during Eve’s trip home from a conference. But when playtime’s up and planes are departing, Eve doesn’t play fair.

Upon her return, Eve receives an unexpected life-changing event and regrets having lied. Mark is faced with a wounded heart and a nearly insurmountable challenge. Join an exciting adventure where true feelings are the catalyst to propel two star-crossed lovers to find each other … again. Copies may be purchased through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten are an award-winning writing team from New Mexico. Follow Sandi on Facebook, her Amazon author page, and on Goodreads. Follow Jim on Facebook, his Amazon author page, and on Goodreads.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Angela La Voie

Congratulations to Angela La Voie! Her essay, “The Icehouse,” is a finalist in the Winston-Salem Writers Flying South contest and appears in the 2021 anthology. Purchase a copy from IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite bookstore.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Angela La Voie’s articles, essays, and poems have appeared in an array of publications, including MS-NBC.com, ZDNet, Skirt! magazine, the Santa Fe New Mexican, The Dallas Morning News, Chicago Sun-Times, CUTTHROAT 24, Third Wednesday, Blue Fifth Review: Blue Five Notebook Series, and Typoetic.us. She holds a B.A. in English and communication cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Angela earned an MFA in poetry and creative nonfiction from Antioch University. She and her husband have two rescue dogs and live in Colorado. Follow the author on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Tena Stetler

Tena Stetler is pleased to announce she has signed a new contract with The Wild Rose Press for AN ANGEL’S WYLDER ASSIGNMENT (January 2022). This is her 15th contract with the publisher! Way to go, Tena! Watch for the cover reveal and buy links coming this holiday season.

The Wild Rose Press Inc

ABOUT THE BOOK

Warrior Angel Killian’s annual trip to the family castle in Scotland for a calm, quiet sabbatical from his warrior angel duties is shattered when Legion Commander North arrives with an urgent time travel assignment.

Defying the laws, a rogue demon has escaped back in time by way of the mists in Scotland, why or where it has gone is unknown. But its intent is anything but good.

In an unusual turn of events, Killian’s Native American girlfriend, Chinoah Grace, is included in this rare assignment to the wild west town of Wylder, in the Wyoming Territory of 1878. Nothing is as it seems including visions, spirit quests, and a mysterious shaman. On top of that, blending in as a blacksmith is more physically difficult than Killian imagined. But not as challenging as keeping his hands off his undercover wife.

Tena Stetler

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award-winning paranormal romance with an over-active imagination. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure, and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales. Colorado is home; shared with her husband, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors. Visit the author at www.tenastetler.com.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Chelsea Harper

By: Darby Karchut

A rousing cheer for Chelsea Harper. She is excited to announce the recent release of her debut political epic fantasy, WAKE OF THE PHOENIX, book one of the Artifice of Power Saga.

Wake of the Phoenix, by: Chelsea Harper

ABOUT THE BOOK

War Hero. Thiefmaster’s apprentice. Traitor. Every title comes with a price.

Arkaen sacrificed his childhood innocence fighting in a civil war and relinquished a comfortable life with the man he loves to rule as high lord. Now, an enemy is manipulating his subjects, including the powerful Rogue Baron, who questions Arkaen’s every move.

Arkaen’s near-omniscient lover’s gift of foresight reveals a potential ally in Niamsha, a thief. But Niamsha owes an insurmountable debt to the leader of her thieves guild and failing to pay means death—for her entire family. When her guild leader demands she aid the Rogue Baron, she finds herself torn between protecting her family or her conscience.

If Arkaen wins Niamsha’s loyalty, he might prevent a second war and the destruction of everything he fought to protect. Or he might get them all killed.

Purchase a copy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers.

Author Chelsea Harper

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chelsea Harper is the author and publisher of WAKE OF THE PHOENIX, book one of the Artifice of Power Saga. She lives in Colorado with her husband, daughter, two dogs, one cat, and countless imaginary friends. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys games from World of Warcraft to Elder Scrolls to tabletop RPGs, and even the occasional board game. Visit the author at www.musingsmythosmagic.com.   


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Marlene Fabian Stiles and Frank Fabian

Congratulations to Marlene Fabian Stiles and Hank Fabian on the recent release of their sci-fi novel, MOON LIFE (August 2021 from Draft2Digital Publishers)

ABOUT THE BOOK

Astrobiologist Charlie Adamson races his arch rival to discover extraterrestrial life on Jupiter’s moon Europa. By rights, the winner should be rewarded with fame and fortune, but the universe has other plans. MOON LIFE may be purchased through Amazon and other booksellers world-wide.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

The family that writes together stays together, so siblings Hank Fabian and Marlene Fabian Stiles have spent the last 15 years writing and rewriting (with the help of 3 professional editors) their sci-fi novel MOON LIFE. Hank Fabian is a biology professor with a background in genetics which was most helpful in creating a creature on Jupiter’s moon Europa that can heal damaged tissue and potentially hold the key to immortality. Marlene Fabian Stiles is best known for her poetry and short stories. Visit Marlene at www.StoryStyles.com and follow her on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Margaret Mizushima

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Margaret Mizushima on the September 7th release of her latest book, STRIKING RANGE, book seven in her Timber Creek K-9 Mystery from Crooked Lane Books

ABOUT THE BOOK

In this episode, the past and present collide when Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are torn between investigating her father’s cold case and the death of a young mother. An ice storm batters the area, taking its toll on the investigative team, while Mattie and Robo search for the woman’s missing infant. STRIKING RANGE can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and booksellers worldwide.

Margaret Mizushima

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. She serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Pikes Peak Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. Visit the author at margaretmizushima.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten

By: Darby Karchut

Great news! Pikes Peak members Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten from New Mexico are pleased to announce their most recent release, MIRTH AND MUSINGS (August 2021, Red Penguin Books). This anthology is a collection of ten of their prize-winning short stories and essays.

Mirth and Musings cover

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Mirth and musings in the same book? Join the award-winning writing team of Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten in their fifth collaboration as they explore what makes us laugh and a few even serious essays on such subjects as running away from home when overwhelmed. You will never again go into a sauna without feeling Jim’s experiences after you read Saunagus nor have a stranger as an extended guest after learning Sandi’s lessons in There’s a Diva in the House. These ten chapters are sure to entertain you and perhaps challenge your preconceived notion of what makes the perfect woman. Purchase your copy through Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Sandi Hoover has explored various settings for her publications while on extended birding trips throughout the world. She has written several prize-winning short stories, and Red Penguin Books will release her AN EAGLE EYE’S VIEW in fall of 2021. Jim Tritten is a multi-award-winning author with numerous book publications to his name. As a writing team, their fiction has been published in a number of journals and by Rhetoric Askew and with Artemisia Publishing. PANAMA’S GOLD, their sixth collaboration, will be released by Red Penguin Books summer of 2021. Follow Sandi on Facebook and Jim on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Karen Albright Lin

Cheers for Karen Albright Lin! Her contemporary novel, MU SHU MAC & CHEESE, recently released as a paperback. 

Mu Shu Mac & Cheese by Karen Lin

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

With her household the focus of a TV reality show, food writer Elaine’s professional dreams are about to come true. But her dominating Chinese mother-in-law’s unexpected arrival blends the filming with more than a dash of culture clash. All too soon, Ma wants to chaperone Elaine’s son to prom and otherwise brings the household’s pot to a full boil. MU SHU MAC & CHEESE explores how far a corn-grown foodie will go to save her family’s happy life from being sliced and diced. It’s Julia Child meets My Big Fat CHINESE Wedding. Copies may be purchased through Amazon.

Karen Albright Lin

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Karen is a hopeless foodie, award-winning novelist, and produced screenwriter. Many of her stories are inspired by her experience marrying into a Chinese family. Food is often a subplot. MU SHU MAC & CHEESE and AMERICAN MOON came out on Kindle 2020. When possible she, her husband, and their two boys travel as she researches recipes from around the world for a literary cookbook. She teaches for cruise lines and writers conferences in Colorado where she is part of a rich author community. Visit her at karenalbrightlin.com and follow her on Facebook and Sisters of the Quill.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Margaret Mizushima

Three cheers for Margaret Mizushima! HANGING FALLS, her sixth Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
from Crooked Lane Books, has been named winner of the 2021 WILLA Literary Award for
Contemporary Fiction. Named for Willa Cather, the WILLA Literary Awards are presented by
Women Writing the West to honor stories that feature women or girls and are set in the
American West.

Hanging Falls - Book Cover


ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this episode, Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo investigate the death of a person they found floating in a mountain lake, while Mattie seeks answers from long lost family about the secrets of her past. HANGING FALLS can be found or ordered wherever books are sold.

Margaret Mizushima


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. She serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Pikes Peak Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. Visit the author at margaretmizushima.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Kim Krisco

Congratulations to Kim Krisco! His fourth novel finally broke the “hardcover barrier.” THE MAGNIFICENT MADNESS OF TESSA WIGGINS will debut in hardcover, paperback, Kindle and Audible this fall (October 2021 from MX Publishing-London). His publisher is celebrating the launch with a limited collector’s hardcover edition trilogy (only 100 copies) of his newest novel and the two before that introduced Tessa Wiggins to the world.

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

1920 – Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales: Tessa Wiggins’s “madness” is provoked by the adopted spirit of a two-thousand-year-old Druid priestess mentoring her to be the servant of The Earth Mother. When Tessa defies treatment, her lover asks a childhood friend, Sherlock Holmes, to intervene. But despite everyone’s best intentions, Tessa finds herself in Hellingford Asylum, where she is driven toward her final breaking point on All-Halloween. Purchase a copy through AmazonBarnes & NobleBook Depository, and MX Publishing.

Kris Krisco

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Kim Krisco is the author of three previous novels that followed in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. More recently, he introduced a female protagonist in THE MAGNIFICENT MADNESS OF TESSA WIGGINS (coming Fall 2021). His attention to detail, which includes on-location research, adds a welcome richness to the tales. And his fascination with ancient Celtic culture brings a mythic dimension as well. Visit the author at MysteryBookAuthor.com and at his blog and follow him on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.