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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Spotlight: Black Lyon Publishing

Kerry A. Jones, publisher of Black Lyon Publishing, says, "Hello, romance fans! I’m so excited that The Long & Short of It has invited Black Lyon Publishing to be in their spotlight. I have five great books and authors to tell you about … and to show our appreciation for visiting here, Black Lyon is giving away one ebook (any one of your choice from the five featured this week) to each of three different winners."

Mirror Blue by Thomma Lyn Grindstaff

Mirror Blue was a labor of love for Thomma, I think. She worked and reworked this manuscript over the years until it was polished to a shine before submitting it, and her efforts most definitely paid off; she’s written a truly moving love story. In this book, we have an older man and a younger woman each with a very realistic amount of emotional baggage and “life stuff” to overcome. Thomma was inspired by a Tennyson poem to write about a heroine who had “felt like a shadow all her life and must learn to become more of a risk-taker in life and love.” The hero is a Vietnam War veteran and acclaimed author – just a big, tough bear of a man who’s pretty hard not to fall for. (By the way, cat lovers and anyone who’s had to deal with an obnoxious ex-wife need to read this book! You’ll see what I mean…)


He’s her first chance at love.
She’s his last.

Free spirit Aphra Porter never thought Isaac Lightfoot would remember the letter she wrote to him years before. But by some miracle, he does. Now a successful Web site designer in her thirties, Aphra meets the man whose writing talents she’s always idolized—an encounter that leaves her spinning. No longer is Isaac a distant image, but a flesh and blood man who looks at her like no one has looked at her before.

A critically acclaimed author and Vietnam war hero, Isaac is one tough bear of a man. Faced with the physical and emotional scars of war, a relationship with a daunting age difference, and an ex-wife bent on tearing Aphra from his life, he’s about to learn that leaving the past behind and building a new life can be the toughest battle of all.

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