This week Louise Gouge, Sandra Glahn and Raynene Burgess

» Posted on Jul 13, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off on This week Louise Gouge, Sandra Glahn and Raynene Burgess

Congratulations to Roberta for winning Camy Tang’s Deadly Intent, to desertrose for winning Liz Johnson’s The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn and to Debbie for winning Cynthia Hickey’s Candy-Coated Secrets.

This week I’m hosting Louise Gouge with Love Thine Enemy, Sandra Glahn with Informed Consent and Raynene Burgess with Hopeful Chances. If you want to enter the drawing for the book, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (July 19th) evening.

Louise Gouge’s bio:

Louise M. Gouge writes Nineteenth-Century historical romance and women’s fiction. Married to David for 44 years, she is mother of four adult children and grandmother of six remarkable children. With a BA in Creative Writing and a master’s degree in Liberal Studies, Louise teaches composition and humanities at Valencia Community College in Kissimmee, Florida, and has her own freelance copyediting business.

Blurb for Love Thine Enemy:

The tropics of colonial Florida are far removed from America’s Revolution. Still, Rachel Folger’s loyalties remain with Boston’s patriots. Handsome plantation owner Frederick Moberly’s faithfulness to the Crown is as certain as his admiration for Rachel—but for the sake of harmony, he’ll keep his sympathies hidden. After all, the war is too far distant to truly touch them…isn’t it? A betrayal of Rachel’s trust divides the pair, leaving Frederick to question the true meaning of faith in God and in country. Inspired by Rachel to see life, liberty, and love through His eyes, Frederick must harness his faith and courage to claim the woman he loves before war tears them apart.

Sandra Glahn’s bio:

Sandra Glahn teaches in the media arts program at Dallas Theological Seminary, her alma mater, where she also serves as editor in chief of Kindred Spirit magazine. She has also completed all the course work toward a Ph.D. in Aesthetic Studies (Arts and Humanities) at the University of Texas at Dallas. The author or coauthor of four medical suspense novels including the Christy finalist, Lethal Harvest, Glahn has also written twelve non-fiction books that include the Coffee Cup Bible Study series.

Blurb for Informed Consent:

In Informed Consent, rising-start medical researcher, Dr. Jeremy Cramer, discovers a possible cure for AIDS. Suddenly the world loves him. But guilt from accidents he might have prevented plagues him and spurs him toward work, taking him away from his family. When his son contracts an incurable disease, possibly through Dr. Cramer’s own negligence, the publicity turns sour. Though the young doctor has the means to possibly save his son, he would have to engage in unethical practices to do so. And in his dilemma he comes face to face with the love required to give up an only son.

Raynene Burgess’s bio:

I grew up in a solid, loving home, living my early childhood in LaBelle, Florida and graduating from Clewiston High School in Clewiston, Florida. I majored in American History at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and graduated in December 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2008 I completed my Master of Arts in Religion and am currently working on my Master of Divinity degree.

In 1973 I discovered boys. In 1974 I discovered romance novels in the form of Harlequin Romance books at the library in LaBelle, Florida. Little did I realize what an impact the stories would have on my life.

From 1974 until 1979 I carried around in my head several characters who kept me company during difficult times at high school. I created situations for them to get into and out of, and carried on conversations with my “friends” when I felt lonely or out of place in school. The fantasy romance stories I created during that time period would become the basis for writing a romance story of my own!

I am a romantic. I enjoy anything remotely romantic, like decorating with roses and peonies, having antique furniture in my home, reading about the Victorian era and the ladies and gentlemen of that period. But, I also enjoy reading contemporary romance stories, because, well, I’m a contemporary girl.

Over the years, I have seen the Harlequin line expand into several different publishing houses and I have my favorite reads from each house. I have also discovered other publishers with authors who seem to know just what to write to capture a reader’s heart and attention.

I wanted to be one of those authors. So, in September 2000, when I finally realized that instead of reading romance books, I could probably write one, that is exactly what I did. I finished the manuscript in 2003 and consider it my “firstborn.” I titled it, “Hopeful Chances.” It is a story about jealousy, theft, integrity and the overwhelming aspect of true and lasting love between two people who are separated due to a scheming jealous rival and who overcome her pettiness to find that their love never ended – and actually became stronger because of the obstacles they had to face because of jealously and hatred.

For this first story, I took my characters right out of the imaginary companions I had as a child into high school. The heroine is my alter-ego and the hero is her heart-throb guy. I simply turned the characters into adults, got to know them, and created a story around them based on some of my own interests growing up – that of owning a thoroughbred stud farm.

As I finished this first story, I realized I have other stories waiting to be told. Thanks to my romantic side, the supply of stories will continue.

Blurb for Hopeful Chances:

Valuable thoroughbreds are being stolen and no one can figure out who’s responsible. When the thieves attempt to steal valuable equines from Hopeful Farm, Jari Collins isn’t just going to sit back quietly. And the person she needs most to help her stop the criminal activity is none other than her former fianc©, Andrew Kerrigan. Can she protect both her heart and her home? Or is it time for hope in a second chance at love?