WHERE THE FOXGLOVES BLOOM now on sale at

WHERE THE FOXGLOVES BLOOM now on sale at 99 cents until May 1!

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Cover Art Apprentice — The Challenge!

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????At a small publishing house it’s all hands on deck to get the big jobs done. Company titles mean very little. So it has come to pass that yours truly is adding “Assistant Apprentice Cover Designer” to the list. Since acquiring the ImaJinn imprint last fall we’ve been sorting through a treasure trove of older books that need makeovers to update their cover style.

Here’s one of the first in my apprentice challenge: J.A. Ferguson’s classic time travel romance, LOVE ONCE IN PASSING.

Did I mention that ImaJinn books are *paranormal* romances? Which means a mash-up of Viking warriors and Regency ladies,   17th century  colonials , contemporary heroines,  and a sexy king of the leprechauns, to name a few  – requiring a gallery of  hard-to-find images among the “stock” art of buff body builders and  bodacious blond swimsuit models.  God bless photo filters and symbolic flowers.

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Now on sale: WHERE THE FOXGLOVES BLOOM

foxgloves cvr final final best_thumbnail_edited-1Now on sale: the first in a trilogy of ebook novellas in sequel to A PLACE TO CALL HOME, Deborah Smith’s New York Time’s Bestselling novel of childhood soulmates in a small Georgia town who defy the odds to reconnect as adults. WHERE THE FOXGLOVES BLOOM finds them two years later, in 1997, happily married but still prey to the ghosts of Roan’s past, as proved when a shocking intruder violently disrupts their town’s spring festival and brings Roan’s family history back into an ugly spotlight. Ebook only, 70 pages, Kindle.

“Roan and I thought we’d made our peace with the past. We looked forward to the future. Our days were crammed with plans, work, love. In fact, we looked to the future with too much confidence, the way people do when they think they’ve survived their share of challenges and therefore life owes them nothing but cookies and cream from now on.

Which is why we didn’t see Zach Donovan coming.”

Overwhelmingly romantic, yet poignant, heartwarming, and filled with the quirky family drama of “biscuits and bedroom” southern fiction, WHERE THE FOXGLOVES BLOOM, the first of three novellas, bring readers back to the world of Claire Maloney and Roan Sullivan, whose star-crossed small town Georgia childhood and adult reunion in the go-go 1990′s ended with them at peace together on their beloved Dunshinnog mountain, though Roan, the boy from the opposite of the tracks who made good, would always be wary of Claire’s volatile and powerful southern family.
Now, two years after the events of that New York Times bestselling novel, A PLACE TO CALL HOME, Roan and Claire are married and stand at the cusp of the new millennium in their exurban Atlanta mountain town, Dunderry, where the appearance of morality and the politics of social justice are no less complicated than when Roan and Claire were children. When Roan foils a tattooed stranger’s robbery attempt during Dunderry’s upscale St. Patrick’s Day festival—totally disrupting the festival—the town’s shock is compounded by the handsome thug’s claim that he’s Roan’s young half-brother. When testing proves his claim true, the showdown between past and present is set. Claire never turned her back on Roan; can he do the same for his far more notorious sibling, even if it means bringing a criminal into Claire’s family—his family , now that they’re married—and risking the tentative truce he’s built for her sake?

Praise for A Place To Call Home
“Rarely will a book touch your heart like A Place to Call Home. So sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy.”
–The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
“A beautiful, believable love story.”
–The Chicago Tribune
“Stylishly written, filled with Southern ease and humor.” –Tampa Tribune
From the Publisher
“Rarely will a book touch your heart like A Place to Call Home. So sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy.”
–The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
“A beautiful, believable love story.”
–The Chicago Tribune
“Stylishly written, filled with Southern ease and humor.” –Tampa Tribune
“Exciting and heartwarming.” – Booklist
“Recommended.” – Library Journal
“This is a story for any romantic who wants a bit of mystery, a lot of suspense, a tale of two star-crossed lovers, and a satisfying ending to a fast-paced novel. “ – School Library Journal

Deborah Smith is also the author of the No. 1 Kindle bestseller, The Crossroads Cafe, On Bear Mountain, A Gentle Rain, Sweet Hush, and others. An award-winning author of quirky southern women’s fiction with strong romantic elements, her novels have sold millions of copies and been translated worldwide.

Look for the second novella in the Foxglove Trilogy in late 2014.

Excerpt: WHERE THE FOXGLOVES BLOOM

Zach Donovan strained at the handcuffs. “All you had to do was let me have the
money.”
“So you could drag your baby along with you while you robbed the next target?”
I grasped Roan’s arm. “Let’s go.”
“Where’ll they take her?” Donovan groaned.
“They’ll put her in foster care.”
The…

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Announcing Belle Rabbit A special “side

Announcing Belle Rabbit
A special “side porch” project of BelleBooks. Editor in Chief Deborah Smith will publish short stories and novellas through the indie platforms at Amazon and elsewhere to study the systems for speed and flexibility. The goal is to gather information and learn how a traditional publishing schedule could become more nimble. Not open to outside authors at this time.

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Cover first, links later. Online by 3/17

Cover first, links later. Online by 3/17, Amazon, Nook, other, WHERE THE FOXGLOVES BLOOM, part 1 of a novella trilogy: the sequel to A PLACE TO CALL HOME. Introduces a younger half-brother of Roan Sullivan’s who will have more trouble than even Roan went through.

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Erp. Change one teeny detail in the book

Erp. Change one teeny detail in the book’s background files and the catalog link changes. Reposting. KDP will not defeat me. Yet. Onward . . .

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Heartbroken. This is one of the on-going

Heartbroken. This is one of the on-going inspirations for my Crossroad Cafe novellas. A wonderful small town mountain pub. Shenanigan’s, in Dahlonega, GA.

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