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Joannie Kay

Dear Readers and Friends of Blushing Books, It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our longest time writers, and a great friend of Blushing Books. Joannie K., who has written for Bethany’s Woodshed and Blushing Books since the very beginning of the company, passed away last Friday, June 15th. The first book she wrote for Bethany’s Woodshed in 2001 was entitled “Unwilling Bride.”  The last book she wrote for us using her Laurel Joseph pen name, is currently running on Bethany’s Woodshed and is entitled “Penny Candy.”  She sent the final chapters of this to us shortly before she began experiencing breathing difficulties on Thursday, and ended the note to her editor with a wry little joke.  So Joannie. Over the nearly nineteen years of her writing for us, she wrote more than 200 books using at least ten pen names.  From crazy science fiction to Puritan times, to contemporary mysteries to the Old West, Joannie wrote across all genres.  However, she always returned to her first love – which was Westerns, both contemporary and historical.  I think it’s very fitting that her final book has a sheriff, and a sassy miss who runs the general store in a sweet old-fashioned town. You often hear the phrase, “He (or she) will be missed.”   It is impossibly true when it comes to Joannie. Joannie leaves...

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Cover Reveal: Emma Takes a Stand by Mariella Starr

Available June 23rd Newly divorced, Emma has to start over again, but it’s not easy when you can’t get over your past. She is fed up with lies and discouraged after finding out her ex is not the man she thought he was. She is drawing a line: no one is going to use her again. With the help of her best friend, who happens to be an attorney, Emma is fighting back – but it is hard to hold a line when you have been exploited repeatedly. Then, when she least expects it, a new man slips under...

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Coming Soon: Unbound by Kendra Greenwood

Available June 23rd You’re not allowed to be a coward and be in love. You must choose one. Special Agent Laura Logan had a difficult childhood and that’s putting it mildly. She channeled her buried rage into her studies, earned a law degree and joined the FBI. As a member of the new human trafficking task force, she wants to impress – and she wants to make the perps pay. Detective Lieutenant Steve Moretti moonlights at a very exclusive club in return for free membership and other perks. His family is pressuring him to find a nice woman and...

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Cover Reveal: Dorothea’s Quest by Kathy Leigh

Available June 23rd Dorothea Wilcox is employed as governess for the Earl of Cumberwell’s six-year-old daughter. But when the earl first sees Dorothea, her sylph-like winsomeness convinces him that she has come to disrupt the tranquility of his life. Her innocent blue eyes hide a deep secret. Not only do the earl and Dorothea need to overcome the social difficulties of love between the classes; they also need to find out if their love is strong enough to weather the ravages of the past. Publisher’s Note: This steamy historical romance contains elements of power...

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Coming Soon: Lasso Me the Moon by Willa Bradley

Available June 22nd   Harper Logan is the successful chef/owner of a company that supports the men who fight wildfires. She is also a multiple world champion in the Appaloosa world. When her sister is found dead in Yellowstone, Special Agent-in-Chart Colton Spencer is set to be the lead investigator. Harper’s sister’s death is bizarre – the cause of death not readily apparent. Spence needs to work with Harper to get to know the victim and to try and put the pieces together to find the killer. Out of the worst moment of Harper’s life comes the greatest love...

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