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Beverley's June Newsletter

It’s summer, or it will be this month. The weather is slowly warming up, slowly being the keyword.  It’s June and time for my June Newsletter. Thank you for hanging out with me.

I’ve been fairly busy in the last month. I’ve taken three different online courses; Book Marketing Basics and Beyond; Meaningful Ways to Connect with Readers with (and without) Social Media and The Writer’s Craft Virtual Summit.  I’m hoping it helps with both my writing and marketing.  I’ve had some great guests on my blog and I’ve done a little writing. 

I have also kept busy doing blogs, my website, contests and I put my books up on Bookbub - @babateman.  I would love to have you follow me. 

June is going to be a busy month for me. I’m blogging on several romance authors’ blog sites. I’d love to have you drop by, say hi and check out their authors’ blog pages. See the dates below. I also have the Book of the Month spot on RB4U, http://www.romancebooks4us.com/
And if you want to win an Amazon gift certificate check out https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e226730a35/?fbclid=IwAR2rRqtBu16os8TM80X6q4ejESjVt088dbAUFypAKmVW9zOV26Lst13TaWQ 

June 12th – Mary Schmidt mary.mmschmidt@gmail.com
June 14th – 500th Anniversary at I Love Romance Blog   http://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/   
June 22 – Group blog on my blog site https://beverleybateman.blogspot.com/ - Has an event in your life, or that of someone you know, or one covered in the news, ever worked its way into one of your stories? 

Plus, I have lots of great authors guesting on my blog at https://beverleybateman.blogspot.com/ 

I am writing and working on two stories. I don’t usually work on two stories, but these are ones I really want to get finished. 

The first one I’m working on is Gabe’s Story from the Hawkins’ Ranch Series. The first book in that series is Hunted Cody’s story. The second one I’m working on is The Foundation, Liability Wife, Lydia’s Story.  I’ve got about a third of Lydia’s story done.  I’m hoping to get caught up on everything else and really getting lots of writing done.
 

 

Here are a couple of paragraphs from Gabe’s story.  I’d love to hear if you have any comments on it. It’s draft. 

The sun dipped below the horizon. Amy crept out from the old, deserted shed where she’d been hiding for a couple of hours. Once she’d made it out of town, she’d hiked alongside the highway heading north. Every time she heard a car she tried to hide behind a bush or tree. Her watch said he shouldn’t be home yet, but you could never be sure. If she wasn’t there when he came back, after his initial fury at losing his property, he might ask people to keep an eye out for her. She wondered what kind of excuse he might use. 

She checked her watch again. He would have noticed by now. She needed to get as far away and as fast as possible. She’d decided when she be left Casper behind to hide out and travel at night. It would be easier to hide from cars and people who might be searching for her. She’d sleep during the day.  

Amy clutched her bag in her hand and trudged along the highway. Headlights announced a car coming. She dropped down in the dirt until it passed. 

A few hours later she spotted a sign for a rest area. She hurried down the road and into the women’s side. She washed her face. She couldn’t believe how old and haggard she looked. Her cheeks were sunken; her skin was pale and lifeless. No one from her past would even recognize her. She took a drink of water from the bottle she’d brought with her, then refilled it. She gnawed at a piece of cheese and an apple. Living on scraps hadn’t been a choice but it had helped with her escape and left her not wanting or needing a lot of food.  

And I’m also working on The Foundation, book two, Liability Wife, Lydia’s Story. Lydia’s husband has hired a hit man to kill her and Carly has headed to South America to save Link, plus the team will be busy helping other women.. 

I’ll share a scene or more in my next newsletter in September. Ideally Liability Wife will be finished and I can share published information.
 

Our Guest Author this month is Dee S. Knight  
 

Dee started writing in 2002 in her 50s. She was living in South Carolina and hubby said she should write a book because she always seemed to have a story in her head. Like an idiot, she thought, how hard can it be?  Dee began writing. Suddenly, she couldn’t wait to get up in the morning and start writing In a month she had written a 95K-word book. Four months later, she had three more 90K-word books written. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. 

All of Dee’s books are erotic romance but with a few sub-genres, contemporary, paranormal, futuristic, adult fairy tales, a sweet romance, and a historical ménage. She didn’t intend to write erotic romance but a publisher said, “There isn’t enough sex.  So, like an idiot (again), she thought how hard can it be to write sex? And that’s how she fell into her genre.
 
Her latest book comes from when she and a very good friend, set out to write a romance about twin men. It got delayed and last year she picked up the concept and changed it to triplets. Her current book is based on the original character.  
 

Blurb:
Seriously ambitious man seeks woman to encourage his goals, support his (hopeful) position as Headmaster of Westover Academy, and be purer than Caesar's wife. Good luck with that! 

Buy links: 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2q7ovi4
B&N https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1129630612?ean=2940161770603
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/898008
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/only-a-good-man-will-do
 

And here’s a quick recipe for a summer salad which I love and serve often.

I hope you enjoy it.
 
Strawberry and Chicken Salad (4 servings)
 
1 tbsp grated orange rind
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
1/2 c mayonnaise
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 head of butter lettuce (break into bite size pieces)
1 whole cooked chicken breast – cut in bite size pieces
2 cups strawberries, quartered
1/4 cup coarse chopped pecans
 
Add orange rind, juice, mayo, basil, salt and pepper together and chill
for at least an hour or more.
Add chicken, strawberries and pecans to lettuce and toss with dressing.
(For vegetarian substitute hard tofu for chicken and vege mayo)

Finally I’m making it happen, I'm giving away an ebook copy of Hunted. 


Available At These Locations: 

Go to my website https://www.beverleybateman.com/,More, Contest. From reading the draft paragraphs from Gabe’s story, share your comments, positive or negative. Let me know what you really think from a reader’s point of view and help me make it a better book. Enter your comments from June 1st – June 29th.   I’ll draw a name from the comments on June 30th.
If you don’t win, you can always buy at copy at

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Lukes-Story-Hawkins-Ranch-ebook/dp/B00HJAN18M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1388712757&sr=1-1&keywords=Beverley+Bateman

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hunted-beverley-bateman/1127663507?ean=9781981117949 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/hunted-29

And here are a couple of pictures of the Medalta Historic Clay District in Medicine Hat. One is the outside of the kilns from early 1900 which are still operating. The other is inside one of the kilns.



Have a wonderful summer and read lots.

You might want to check out Missing as well as the rest of the Hawkins’ Ranch Series,

&
The Fourth Victim – Sara’s story

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