Dragonfly Books Newsletter DECEMBER 201

 DRAGONFLY BOOKS

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

STARLA HARTLESS

Starla Hartless lives in Sweetwater TN, a town which features heavily in her books.  Starla is a very private person, who refuses to make public appearances or have her photo displayed on her books.  Starla loves romance and by her own description, her books are romantic and naughty.

Starla co-authored “Carved Wooden Heart” with Elizabeth Horton-Newton before beginning her Cougar Love Series.  The first book in the series is the very popular “Dear Libby”

Starla is currently working on a holiday Cougar book which we hope to publish by      December 1, 2019.  She is also working on the next in the series “Cherokee Kisses” a historical romance about the Cherokee and the Trail of Tears depicting the love between an Irish immigrant and a young Cherokee man. Descended from Irish and Cherokee parents she is fascinated by the history of both cultures.

When she isn’t writing Starla enjoys spending time with her dog, Lincoln and playing the Dulcimer.

We are very proud that Starla has chosen to let Dragonfly Books publish her work.


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WITCHES NIGHT OUT

          OLD TOWNE INN, OAK RIDGE TN

Elizabeth Horton-Newton had a great time meeting new fans and signing books.

Sophie Sloth and Ophelia Ostrich were a bit worried about sitting so close to a witch, but they got through it and are home safe and sound.


Since then, our two favorite stowaways joined The Crazy Writer Couple on their European Cruise!  We’ll have more photos in our next Newsletter! s and 0 cruise


Dragonfly Books is proud to announce the release of our newest author’s first book.  Virginia Dare has been working on a series called “The Loving Bitsy”series and the first book is now available on Amazon.com. 

You can also order an autographed copy through our website. 

For a limited time, we will email a pdf copy of this book in exchange for a review.  If interested, please email us at dragonflybooks@outlook.com.

Loving

Bitsy Russo is trapped in an abusive marriage. Lawyer Simon Levine is trapped in an abusive marriage of his own. Living in the same apartment building in the borough of Queens, New York they pass like ships in the night, until Simon takes a second look at the shy young woman. Little does he know she’s taken a second look of her own. Recognizing the signs of abuse, Simon wants to rescue Bitsy. But, does Bitsy need to be rescued or will she be strong enough to save herself? Tensions build, tempers flare, and passion erupts in this contemporary tale of domestic violence, hidden romance, and unexpected courage. The first in the Loving Bitsy series.

 


We read the first seven chaptersholiday heat

of Starla Hartless’ “cougar romance” holiday story.

It’s sexy, funny, and we can’t wait to hear what readers think!

Coming in December just in time to heat up YOUR

holidays!

Want an ARC copy?

Email Kathy @ dragonflybooks@outlook.com


EVENTS IN 2020

FEBRUARY 7-9  Knoxville Women’s Expo

APRIL 16-19  WEEKEND WITH THE AUTHORS  – NASHVILLE TN

JULY 11 – ALL ABOUT THE INDIES

ARLINGTON, VA

AUGUST 27 – 30  ORLANDO LOVES TO READ –  ORLANDO, FL

SEPTEMBER 19 – NEXT CHAPTER CON

RINGGOLD, GA

MORE TO COME!

IF YOU WILL BE AT A SIGNING EVENT PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN PROMOTE IT!


CONTEST ENDED

Thank you to all those who entered our author contest.

Our judges are already at work reading all the entries.

Winners will be announced in January 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View From The Sixth Floor by Elizabeth Horton Newton — Kathy’s Reading Korner

I have actually read this book several times. I yearn for a sequel! This is a tender story about a retired school teacher and her late husband’s best friend on a quest to find out the true story of the JFK assassination as the 50th anniversary of the day approaches. Olivia has always accepted the facts as presented and never questioned any of it until an encounter with a strange man in the grocery store who asks if she thought Oswald did it.

Having never thought about it much she decides to do a little research. She reads several books, watches documentaries on tv and finds she has more questions than answers and so decides she wants to go to Dallas. When she tells her friend and neighbor Bill about her plans he does everything he can to talk her out of it but Olivia is determined and so Bill makes plans to join her on the journey that will change their lives.

I too, always accepted the facts as presented about the assassination until I read this book. I began to look at things differently too!

Elizabeth Horton-Newton is an awesome story teller. Her characters come alive and you feel as if you know them. Olivia’s growth is something I particularly enjoyed watching. I was also thrilled to read a love story that didn’t involve twenty somethings but was a mature relationship that grew from a good friendship.

This is one of my very favorite books and I highly recommend it! I give it 5 0ut of 5 stars!

May Book Deal!

 

May 13th thru May 17th two of our most popular books will be available on Amazon Kindle for $.99/£.99
“The Queen & the Viper” – US – http://bit.ly/ACMQnVi, “Stolen Gypsy” http://bit.ly/gypEHN
“The Queen & the Viper” – UK –  http://bit.ly/qvamuk, “Stolen Gypsy” http://bit.ly/sgehnuk


Policewoman Peggy Ellen has secret – by night, she’s a caped vigilante, known as The Queen of Spades. Her city is crippled with crime thanks to the notorious gang, The House of Games.
When police Lieutenant Jack Malone, who’s also Peggy’s lover, gets too close to uncovering the truth behind this band of criminals, it’s up to The Queen of Spades to rescue him.
Can she save him in time, or will her rescue plans fold like a house of cards?

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“Her parents are dead. The government has failed her. Now she doesn’t even know who she is. Terza Blackstone is rescued by handsome Irishman Tristan Devlin and that begins the search for her true identity. When everything you thought was yours has been stolen from you, there’s only one thing to do. Steal it all back. What do gypsies, the Witness Protection Program, a drug cartel, and a young girl running for her life have in common?”

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NEWS from Dragonfly Books!

News!! News!! News!!

Dragonfly Books is delighted to announce the release of a new crime noir thriller by the Seductress of suspense, Elizabeth Horton-Newton. “Aurora” is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle with a live date of January 25th, 2019.

With a cover designed by Adam C. Mitchell, “Aurora” will please any crime noir aficionado.

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A new Crime Noir Thriller from the Seductress of Suspense. 

“I remember the first time I laid eyes on her. You might think that’s a romantic, womanly thing to say. Maybe I am a romantic. Something about the way the spotlight shone down on her platinum hair, her full, red lips just inches from the microphone that carried her sultry voice across the room, reached deep down inside of me. Once she had hold, I knew she would never let go. I didn’t want her to.”
From the first moment Mike laid eyes on Aurora Diamond he wanted her. He was willing to take any risk to have her; even if it meant risking his life. When club owner and crime boss Max DiSalvo hired Mike to be Aurora’s driver and keep an eye on her extra-curricular activities, he didn’t know he left the wolf to guard the henhouse. Aurora is no angel, and she set her sights on Mike early in the game. Was he the man who would rescue her from Max’s clutches, or was Mike just the latest victim to Aurora’s obvious charms? Is there more to this triangle than meets the eye? And where is Mike’s brother Danny? Who will be left standing at the end of this thrilling crime noir by award-winning author, Elizabeth Horton-Newton?
Crime Noir author Adam C. Mitchell designed the cover and upon reading an advance copy of the book said, “WOW! What a read!”


In addition, Elizabeth Horton-Newton and Neil Douglas Newton will be at the Knoxville Women’s Expo along with Dragonfly Books on February 2nd and 3rd.   The venue is located at:

Knoxville Expo Center
5441 Clinton Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37912

 

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