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Tule Author Q&A: Juliet Lyons delves deep into sinners & saints

Tule author Juliet Lyons took the time to discuss her new release, Sinless, under Tule’s Muse imprint.

 

Grace is described as a cheerful snark. What is her favorite movie?
Though Grace owns a bookshop, she enjoys a good movie as much as the next person. A particular favourite is When Harry met Sally with Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. It appeals to her belief that Romance is overrated. She enjoys the witty exchanges between the pair and let’s not forget that restaurant scene! Comedy aside, she also loves a good novel to screen adaptation. Grace is a classics girl so favourites include; Sense & Sensibility, Dorian Gray and Great Expectations. If she is in a morbid mood, she’ll cry her heart out over The English Patient, particularly the cave of swimmers scene.

 

 

 

 

Who is Hadrian’s favorite member of his angelic family?
This is tricky because Hadrian’s angelic family drive him a little nuts. He gets really annoyed by their ‘Holier than thou’ attitude and all around general sanctimony and usually avoids them at all costs. He does have a half angel friend he likes however. His name is Guy and he’s a bit of a rebel too. Guy is a private detective who’s helped him out in various ways over the years. Watch out though, because Guy is single and a hit with the ladies. To be honest, most angelic men are!

 

 

What is Grace’s least favorite thing about her ex (who is her alleged soulmate)?
Fergus is a lovely man, very gentlemanly in many ways, and a doctor who is both caring and kind. However, he definitely likes to have his own way most of the time. Grace really detests being expected to fit around people’s expectations. She is a free spirit and always has been, so prefers to carve her own path rather than slot into someone else’s life plan. Needless to say, this leads them to clash sometimes. Oh and he is known to high five other adults, which Grace just can’t get her head around.

 

 

Does Hadrian have a favorite kind of human music?
Hadrian is heavily into seventies rock music and has a variety of edgy t-shirts to prove it! Favourites include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead. Being immortal, he has had the privilege to see them live many times. Hadrian will be a fan forever. He is not all that keen on modern music. In fact, don’t get him started on the subject.

 

 

 

 

 

What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. It was a Christmas gift from my mum as I am a huge fan of her first book; The Night Circus. I haven’t read much yet but her writing tends to be dreamy and fairytale like. The Night Circus is such a beautiful book. If you haven’t read it yet, prepare to slip inside a world of magic and wonder. The author has only written two books which somehow makes them seem even more rare and special. The covers are works of art in themselves.

 

About the Author

Juliet Lyons is an author from the UK. She holds a degree in Spanish and Latin American studies and works in a local primary school. Since joining global storytelling site Wattpad in 2014, her work has received millions of hits online and gained a legion of fans from all over the world. Juliet has published several paranormal romance titles, including the popular Bite Nights Series. When she isn’t writing kind-hearted heroes and snarky heroines, Juliet enjoys reading and travel. She is an avid Potterhead who hopes to someday work for the Ministry of Magic.


Tule Author Q&A: Leigh Ann Edwards’ Norse Explorer Exposed

Leigh Ann Edwards put her hero and heroine from The Norse Explorer to the test and asked both fictional characters about their lives and each other. Enjoy the witty banter between the interviewer, Asta – a mystical seer of spirits – and Hagen – an ambitious explorer.

Asta, what was the most difficult part of leaving Highgard?

ASTA: I suppose it was knowing I wouldn’t ever be able to go back to my world but also fearing I might not find my sisters in Midgard. Being separated from them was very difficult.”

Hagen, you were only a child and alone for some time when you first arrived in Iceland. How did you survive and cope with being alone?”

HAGEN: It may sound odd, but I think I was fated to spend that time alone. I’d been held prisoner by a terrible man and finally escaped, then suffered a storm at sea and was the only survivor. I never doubted I had the skills to survive. First, I made a simple shelter and created a bow so I could hunt for my food, make clothing and bedding. I spent the next moons healing. It wasn’t easy, but I think that time alone was necessary.

Asta, if you could have one of your sisters’ abilities, what would you choose?

ASTA: It would be wonderful to be a healer like my twin sister, Brenna, however, with my easily unsettled stomach that wouldn’t go well and I definitely wouldn’t want her empathic abilities. I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t care to accurately know the future so wouldn’t desire Eydis’s powers of perception. It would be useful to have Torunn’s great physical strength, but I do have a quick temper, therefore that might not be a good mix. I think I prefer my own ability of seeing and speaking with spirits.

Hagen, your birth title is Hagen the Explorer. If you could journey and explore somewhere new, where would it be?

HAGEN: I’d go to Highgard. I think it would be really interesting to go back to my home realm and explore since I left when I was too young to remember anything about it.

Hagen, what do you find the most challenging about Asta?

HAGEN: That might take some time to answer. Probably her sarcasm and trying to determine if she’s being serious or joking. Admittedly, sometimes I still don’t know. Still, her humor and wit are amongst her greatest gifts even if they aren’t always appreciated by everyone.

Asta, what is your most favorite thing about Hagen?

ASTA: Why does he get to say what’s difficult about me and I have to tell you my most favorite thing about him?

Asta, have you ever regretted cutting your Highgardian length hair?

ASTA: Never. I like this length; it’s much easier to manage.

Hagen, what is the most important thing you’ve learned from Asta?

Asta’s taught me many things, but perhaps most importantly not to focus on the future so much, but to live for each moment…or each raven’s call as she would say.

Asta, what is the most important thing you have learned from Hagen?

I’ll try not to roll my eyes at that question. He is the master achiever of endless accomplishments! What haven’t I learned from him? I suppose the most important thing I’ve learned from Hagen is that one person can truly be that good, kind and generous, to give so much of themselves yet remain humble and likable.

About the Author

Since she was a child, Leigh Ann Edwards has always had a vivid imagination and lots of stories to tell. An enthusiastic traveler and author for over twenty years, her adventures in Massachusetts, Ireland, and the UK inspired The Farrier’s Daughter and its sequel novels in the Irish Witch series. Edwards adores animals, history, genealogy, and magical places—and Ireland is filled with many magical places. She lives with her husband and two cats in the lovely city of Edmonton, Alberta.



2019 Holiday Gift Guide – Tule Publishing

Welcome to Tule’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

Whether you’re looking to get the book lover in your life the perfect gift or you’re shopping for yourself (you deserve it!), you are guaranteed to find your next favorite read in this gift guide!


For the person who dreams of marrying a cowboy…

The Cowboy’s Daughter by Jamie K. Schmidt

“This one grabs you by the heartstrings and does not let go.” – Bonnie G, Goodreads
“A captivating read from beginning to end…Emotionally heartfelt, enjoyable and fun!” – Kathleen B, Goodreads
“A fast paced, thrilling, sexy romance that was filled with drama and misunderstandings…This romantic second chance love story that should not be missed.” E.L, Goodreads

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For the friend who loves dogs more than people…

A Dog Called Valentine by Roxanne Snopek

“A sweet, slow burn romance with all the feels, two souls in need of love, and a dog who brought them together.” – Denise S, Goodreads
“It’s been ages since I laughed so much while reading. A Dog Called Valentine is pure fun — romantic comedy at its best.” – Shelagh, Goodreads
“Loved, loved, loved this heartwarming romance.” – Shari, Goodreads

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For the person who is obsessed with Christmas…

Oh, Christmas Night by Jane Porter

“A heart-warming, charming and sigh-worthy holiday romance that feels like a Hallmark movie with words.” – Dianne, Goodreads
“This is the perfect book to read to get yourself into the mood for the holiday season. Wonderful characters, wonderful setting and a wonderful storyline all add up to another winner from Jane Porter.” – Mia, Goodreads
“A sweet, charming holiday story with all the magic of Christmas.” – Debra S, Goodreads

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For the armchair detective in your life…

Bittersweet by C.J. Carmichael

“A great addition to the Bitter Root Mysteries series. The perfect mix of both mystery and romance that keeps you going back for more.” – Donnajo, Goodreads
“I was intrigued and held in suspense…A tale rich with suspense, growing love, and interesting interactions between the endearing characters.” – Eileen, Goodreads
“Full of suspense, mystery and a splash of romance that kept me turning the pages.” – Shari, Goodreads

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For the one who swears they were born in the wrong century…

Romancing the Laird by Gerri Russell

“If you enjoy historical tales filled with strong heroines and sizzling romance, this book will pull you in and warm your heart.” – Ann C, Goodreads
“I was captured by the first page and this exciting adventure did not slow down…Gerri Russell successfully immersed me into this time and place with her wonderful descriptions and strong characters.” – Lori D, Goodreads
“A riveting, fast paced, action packed, nail-biting, romantic adventure.” – Barbee, Goodreads

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For the friend who likes sports mixed with their romance…

The Perfect Catch by Joanne Rock

“A sweet story of two people who had been beat down in the past and given a second chance at happiness.” – Carol, Goodreads
“A hunky ballplayer, family drama galore and lots of sassy banter! Joanne Rock brings a baseball dynasty to life with the backdrop of a good-hearted Texas family.” – Lynn B, Goodreads
“A heartwarming and enjoyable baseball themed country romance.” – Maria R, Goodreads

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For the person who wishes their life was a Hallmark movie…

Holiday Hearts by Barbara Ankrum

“Two best friends team up to make a little girl’s first Christmas without her mother special and discover they can make each other’s Christmas special too.” – Janine, Goodreads
“The perfect book to curl up with this holiday season!” – Michelle, Goodreads
“A truly beautiful Christmas story…I totally loved this spell binding romance.” – Elaine, Goodreads

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For the friend who dreams of having a paranormal boyfriend…

Junkyard Dog by Katja Desjarlais

“Filled with humor, intrigue, danger and lots of love, this is a book that will definitely keep you interested to the end.” – Peta, Goodreads
“I really enjoyed this mix of fun, action, romance with a little mythology thrown in for good measure.” – Carolyn, Goodreads
“The chemistry between Charlotte and Alex sizzles with lots of heat.” – Eva M, Goodreads

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For the person who has a case of wanderlust…

What Happens in the Highlands by Kelsey McKnight

“The descriptions of the beauty and uniqueness of Scotland drew me in and made a lovely backdrop for Lachlan and Rose to fall in love against all odds.” – Marsha, Goodreads
“I enjoyed this light romance and it DEFINITELY made me want to visit Scotland more than ever.” – Kat, Goodreads
“A love story rivaled only by the magnificent back drop of the Scottish Highlands and one that deserves every star I can give it.” – Erin R, Goodreads

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For the one who is a sucker for a second chance romance…

A Son for the Texas Cowboy by Sinclair Jayne

“A fabulous Cowboy story with all the angst, drama and passion needed to capture the true romantic’s heart.” – Karen R, Goodreads
“Second chance romances are my favorite ones and this is right up there with the best of them.” – Bonnie G, Goodreads
“This is one story that stays with you long after it has been finished.” – Becky, Goodreads

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Tule Author Q&A: Nan Reinhardt ‘shows’ potential of River’s Edge

Nan Reinhardt took some time to talk about her new release, Christmas with You.

 

Christmas with You features a showboat. When was the first time you saw a showboat (real life or on-screen)?
Hmmm… I would say the very first time was in the movie version of Showboat, the 1951 musical based on Edna Ferber’s novel. I love the songs from that musical and somehow, showboats have always fascinated me. There are two on the lakes where we have our summer cottage—one, the Madame Carroll, is sort of what I based Aidan’s showboat, the River Queen, on since she has a stage and the owners do dinner theater on her, as well as proms and private parties and other events. The guys who own her were kind to answer my questions and share their knowledge.

 

What was Aiden’s role on the hit TV show he was written out of?
He played Detective Pete Atwood,  a “hot cop” on the TV show, LA Detectives. Young, smart, hip, and sexy, he was the perfect foil for the older, more staid police detective he was partnered with on the show. Women fans adored him and he was the only one on the show to win both an Emmy and a Golden Globe in the same year.

 

Why is Holly’s son so fascinated with the showboat?
I think it is the combination of missing his dead grandfather, who owned the boat and the fact that Mateo wants to be an actor. The showboat represents that dream for him. Once Aidan bought it, it became even more fascinating because he already had a hero-worship thing going with Aidan’s character on LA Detectives, which is one of Holly’s big worries in the story.

 

How has Aidan invested in River’s Edge?
Mostly, he’s invested financially in his family’s winery, helping Conor and Sean out with new equipment and also, he always helps around the vineyard when he’s home. But he sees the showboat as another way to bring tourists to a small river town that depends on tourism to survive. Buying the River Queen, renovating her, and starting up the Showboat Summer college course with the local college is his way of giving back to the town and to the college that helped him get his start as an actor. He wants to give young actors the same opportunity to practice their craft that he had.

 

Does Holly have a favorite tea set? If so, what is its significance?
Interesting question—she should have, shouldn’t she? That didn’t come up in the book, although she did haunt flea markets and estate sales when she first bought the shop, looking for all kinds of different teacups and saucers and luncheon plates to supplement the plain white china that was already there. It was her effort to make the tea shop a little bit more kitschy and fun. I think maybe her mom should produce a tea set that Holly doesn’t know about as a wedding gift in book 4 (yep, another Flaherty wedding is going to happen in Brendan’s book). Perhaps a sweet set with hand-painted violets that might be a family heirloom. Thoughts, anyone?

 

About the Author
Nan Reinhardt has been a copy editor and proofreader for over twenty-five years, and currently works mainly on fiction titles for a variety of clients, including Avon Books, St. Martin’s Press, Kensington Books, Tule Publishing, and Entangled Publishing, as well as for many indie authors.

Author Nan writes romantic fiction for women in their prime. Yeah, women still fall in love and have sex, even after they turn forty-five! Imagine! She is also a wife, a mom, a mother-in-law, and a grandmother. She’s been an antiques dealer, a bank teller, a stay-at-home mom, and a secretary.

She loves her career as a freelance editor, but writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. She can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t writing—she wrote her first romance novel at the age of ten, a love story between the most sophisticated person she knew at the time, her older sister (who was in high school and had a driver’s license!), and a member of Herman’s Hermits. If you remember who they are, you are Nan’s audience! She’s still writing romance, but now from the viewpoint of a wiser, slightly rumpled, post-menopausal woman who believes that love never ages, women only grow more interesting, and everybody needs a little sexy romance.

 

 


Tule Author Q&A: Edie Grace talks snow and sushi

Tule author Edie Grace stopped by to chat all about her new Christmas novel, Boyfriends of Christmas Past! 

 

Emma is a laser-focused professional. What is her favorite meal to order-in when she has a long night in the office?

A creature of habit—and a practicing pescatarian for the past five years—Emma keeps it simple but tasty when it comes to food at work and always orders a dynamite roll from the sushi restaurant down the block (and wields chopsticks like a pro while doing it, thanks to a tutorial from Sam on one of their first dates!).

 

Sam seems like a mellow guy. What is his favorite band?

Sam is definitely a music lover—he can usually be found with jazz blaring while he’s cooking—but since he’s also a lover of classics, his favorite band is definitely The Beatles. “Yesterday” was the first song he learned to play on the guitar.

 

When did Emma first get into digital design and what prompted her to pursue it as a career?

From the time she was young, Emma had always wanted to pursue a career in advertising, but it was a guy who first drew her to the design side of the industry (although she would never admit it!) Hoping to catch the eye of a cute TA named Kevin, she signed up for a digital design course—and while Kevin turned out to be a pompous creep, Emma quickly discovered she had a great eye, and passion, for design, and a proficiency for working with digital imagining.

 

Where is the ultimate Christmas destination Sam would like to go to with Emma?

Sam knows that Emma has a tendency to be a workaholic and too often takes her work home with her, so he’d want to take her to somewhere off the grid where they could truly get away together. Definitely somewhere snowy and private—a small mountain town; or maybe a farm-to-table Bed and Breakfast where he and Emma could really immerse themselves in the creation of their Christmas feast!

 

What are you currently reading?

‘Tis the season! Since the only thing more fun than writing a holiday love story is reading one, I’m getting all the festive feels right now with Jennifer Gracen’s Holidays in Manhattan. It’s making me want to wrap up in layers and go skating in Rockefeller Center!

 

About the Author

Hooked on happy-endings from her first episode of The Love Boat at seven, Edie Grace lives in Maryland where she writes romantic fiction under the constant supervision of a big-boned cat, and who has never met a bottle of wine she couldn’t find something nice to say about. (Edie, that is. Not the cat.)



Tule Author Q&A: Leigh Ann Edwards goes deep on life mottos & lineage

Tule author Leigh Ann Edwards took a beat to chat about the second book in her Vikings of Highgard series, The Norse Sorcerer.

 

How did being a descendant of Solveig affect Brenna’s childhood?
Being a descendant of Solveig affected Brenna’s childhood in many ways. She lived in the grand Solveigian castle-like fortress. She and her sisters were protected by the towering walls and gates surrounding the fortress. There were many lavish rooms such as the Hall of Ancestors and Brenna and her twin sister, Asta, shared a huge bedchamber. Brenna had stronger powers than most Highgardians because she was of the line of Solveig. Perhaps the biggest and most life-changing difference of being a descendant of the goddess, Solveig, was it was believed they were immune to the Red Death.

 

If Mikkel had a life Motto what would it be?
I think Mikkel’s life motto would have changed a few times throughout his life. After Mikkel, Brandr and Hagen arrived in Midgard, his life motto might have been – Survive at all costs.  Later, it was probably – Look out for number one. After he met Brenna it became – Be the man she believes me to be.

 

What is Brenna’s biggest phobia?
Brenna’s biggest phobia is the fear of being alone. The thought always terrified her. That was the main reason she was the second sister to make the journey to Midgard. Torunn would be there to meet her and Brenna wouldn’t be left alone in their realm as Asta was.

Tell us about Mikkel’s first time on a ship. How old was he?
Mikkel’s first time on a Viking ship was when he was nineteen – older than many Vikings for a first-time sailing experience. He was physically strong for he had worked on a farm and then later in an ale house carrying heavy casks. He had been training for a long time with swords and learning how Vikings fought.

Mikkel had already made up his mind he would one day become an important earl with a grand longhouse and an army of warriors. When he was on the Viking ship for the first time, he realized how much he liked being out on the open sea. He was intrigued by voyaging to other lands and saw how respected the ship’s steersman (captain) was. He decided he wanted that, too. He worked hard toward making his aspirations a reality.

 

What actor do you envision to play Mikkel if The Norse Sorcerer was adapted for the screen?
I sometimes find it a challenge to visualize who might play my characters. There are some actors I think would work, but often I find the ones who might be best suited have already played another iconic character. However, I do think maybe Ian Somerhalder who played Damon on Vampire Diaries might do nicely as Mikkel. He has the sultry, bad-boy darkness and the mesmerizing blue eyes. Give Ian some Viking hair and clothes, I think he would be great as Mikkel.

 

 

 

About the Author
Since she was a child, Leigh Ann Edwards has always had a vivid imagination and lots of stories to tell. An enthusiastic traveler and author for over twenty years, her adventures in Massachusetts, Ireland, and the UK inspired The Farrier’s Daughter and its sequel novels in the Irish Witch series. Edwards adores animals, history, genealogy, and magical places—and Ireland is filled with many magical places. She lives with her husband and two cats in the lovely city of Edmonton, Alberta.