Sunday, February 10, 2008

Valentine's Day

I'll be celebrating Valentine's Day this year with a chat on Talking Two Lips group. I'll be talking about my latest release, THE VIOLIN. Sometime between 12 o'clock noon and 6 o'clock PM I'll be giving away the the big prize from my violin contest that's been going on since the first of February. It's an easy contest and there's still some time left to get in on a chance to win a big basket of delicious treats including a precious little violin pin in its own little violin case. It's an adorable little violin pin. Just go to my website at www.sarahmcneal.com, read the excerpt from THE VIOLIN in the books section and email me the answers to the three questions posted in the Contest section. Be sure to put Violin Contest in the subject line of your email.
I hope you'll join me for the chat on Talking Two Lips Valentine's Day. I look forward to seeing you there.
Here is a review for The Violin:

Title: The Violin
Category: Historical Paranormal
Reviewer: Kathleen R.
Reviewer email: kathyrowl@aol.com
Author: Sarah McNeal
Publisher: Amira Press
ISBN #: 9781934475225
Author homepage: http://www.sarahmcneal.com/los-ex.htm
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5
Format: PRINT/EBOOK
Publishing editor: Robin
Content Editor: Sarah
Catchy Snippet:
Genevieve Beaumont often dreams about a teasing rogue from the turn of the last century. A collector of antiques, she sees a well used violin in a shop. Stunned, she’s certain the violin belonged to the man in her nocturnal adventures and goes through a time warp to find him.
Former foster child Genevieve longs for warm family ties and fills her apartment with furnishings from yesteryear. She is haunted by dreams about a man who plays the violin beguilingly. When she finds a violin with photos and his 1927 death certificate in an antique shop, she has enough information to research the life of John Douglas. Locating the abandoned Pennsylvania cottage where he once lived, she enters it. Overcome from the shock of its familiarity, she faints to the floor. When she awakens, she is doted upon by the enticing rogue and his entire family.
John’s mother, Matilda, worries over Genevieve, the pretty young woman who somehow wandered into their home. Matilda convinces her to stay by asking for her help with making pies, a cake, and baked beans for the church picnic. As the Douglas family guest, Genevieve learns that John is considered a wild, bad boy and is sometimes with Ruby, a femme fatale. He also has a tender side. Genevieve falls in love. Does Ruby cause him so much anguish that he drowns himself in two feet of water? Can Genevieve save him? Will she have to leave this wonderful man and era?
Author Sarah McNeal writes a sweet romance of a man and woman across time. Tears welled in my eyes when John comforted Genevieve about her past. His family doesn’t always approve of him, but they love him. I adored Genevieve, an appreciative and strong woman who has a positive impact on others. I highly recommend THE VIOLIN to my friends who would like to experience life true to the 1920s, a time gifted author McNeal knows well.

All good things to your corner of the universe.
Sarah McNeal

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