Friday, February 28, 2014

Feb Romance Beth Fred & Celebrate


I'm concluding my month long tribute to Romance with a feature on an awesome and sweet romance author -- Beth Fred -- who will introduce you to three of her novels.  Take it away, Beth!

A turbulent, emotionally charged YA novel that breaks down barriers and challenges the status quo...

Angry, seventeen-year-old Iraqi war refugee Mirriam Yohanna hates her new life in Killeen, Texas, where the main attraction is a military base, populated with spoiled army brats like Caleb Miller.

Caleb has much to be angry about too, including Mirriam who turns him down flat in front of everyone. Eager for retribution, Caleb agrees to a dare that will see him take Mirriam to the prom and regain his pride.

But their relationship soon moves beyond high school antics. Mirriam and Caleb are bound together by more than location, and as they are forced to work closely together on a school assignment, they start to uncover an explosive story that has the potential to ruin lives — and both of their futures. One single truth changes everything and strengthens their bond.

When Mirriam's family discovers their relationship, they decide it's time to arrange her marriage to a proper Iraqi man. Caleb must convince Mirriam that he is in it for forever — or risk losing her for good.
Available at: Amazon   B&N


When twenty-four-year-old Tiffany escapes her sister Kammy's too wild Cancun bachelorette party, she finds herself in a bar with the unwanted attention of a gorgeous local named Luke.
Luke may be charming but Tiffany is leaving in two days and doesn't need any complications. But complications are exactly what she gets when the cops show up to raid Kammy's party. When Kammy is arrested, Tiffany agrees to have dinner with Luke, so he'll help her get Kammy out of jail. Kammy's arrest forces her to spend an extra day in Cancun, meaning she'll miss a crucial meeting, and as an accountant in tax season, she is already drowning in work. Not to mention, every second she spends with Luke makes it harder to leave. With Luke, Tiffany is almost ready to forget about work.
Will the airport be their final goodbye?  
Available at: Amazon 


When twenty-four-year-old dance school drop-out Kammy Marlowe is evicted by her mother, she goes to her favorite hangout. She finds an unlikely friend in the blunt eye candy, Enrique. But Kammy knows there is no way she and Enrique have a shot because he's her brother-in-law’s brother and has been privy to her wild past. 

Enrique swears he’s only interested in the person she is today, but their relationship is tested when her ex-husband's drug dealer attacks her, looking for money. With no options and a money hungry drug dealer on her back, Kammy accepts a position as a dancer at a strip club. But when Enrique shows up at the club, their relationship is over. With no reason to stay in Texas anymore, Kammy auditions for the Bolshevik Ballet and gets the opportunity to go to Russia. Only Enrique is determined to stop her. 

Will she give up the chance of a lifetime to stay with the man she still loves?
Available at: Amazon




Meet Beth Fred! That's me! I'm a full time ELF keeper and part time writer/blogger/writing instructor. I'm represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. I like my tea hot, my romance sweet, and my guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma'am, make promises they keep, and aren't afraid to profess their undying love. It's not breakfast if there aren't carbs (at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just few of my favorite things. Bet you can't guess where I'm from. ;)  

Beth queried with a 50% full request rate, and she can teach you how she did this. If you're interested you can sign up here.  Hurry! There is limited availability.

email= bethfred08(at)gmail.com
twitter=bethfred08
facebook author page= https://www.facebook.com/bethfred08



CELEBRATE THE SMALL THINGS

This week I'm celebrating:
1) I added another 10k to my WIP.  If I can keep this pace and not be distracted by minor details like unwashed dishes, unwashed laundry, unwashed writer (but I've cornered the market on deodorant, so it's all good), and a starving husband, I'll be done with the first draft in 3 weeks.
2) I enjoyed the closing ceremonies in Sochi. (But are all closing ceremonies that long?)
3) My CP, Kate Larkindale, got a wonderful, adoring fan letter for her book, An Unstill Life.  It was so beautiful it made me tear up.  I'm SO happy for her!!

Have any of you ever received a fan letter from a reader?  Or have you written one to an author?  Who?



This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

42 comments:

Heather Holden said...

Beth's books sound fantastic! What a great way to end your tribute to romance. :)

Also, congrats on writing 10K! (Wow!) That is such a huge accomplishment. Best of luck wrapping up the first draft!

Medeia Sharif said...

Beth's books look good. I have the first one.

Yay, happy writing. I love receiving fan mail.

Kate Larkindale said...

10K! Whoo hoo! I am so excited because the closer you get to finishing, the sooner I get to read it! Let me go mark 3 weeks on my calendar... And thanks for mentioning my fan mail. It's totally made my week!

Winter Moon said...

I do love a good romantic novel from time to time,
perhaps that's the Libra in me, or maybe is just the single girl daydreaming.
Either way, Beth's books all sound lovely.

Well done on writing 10K, that's brilliant, keep going, the dishes can wait a bit longer! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Beth I'd guess you live somewhere in the the Southwest, maybe Texas.
Lexa, keep writing, but don't let the husband starve.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I have found that dusting and cleaning is overrated and doing what you want to do is underrated. Life is short, seize the day, and do what you love.

Carol Kilgore said...

Beth's books sound great. Sounds like she's from Texas!
Congrats on your amazing progress!

Christine Rains said...

Yay for Beth! And good work with your WIP. I've written fan letters to several authors. I've never gotten one myself, but the good reviews are very nice. :) Have a lovely weekend.

Shah Wharton said...

Aw feed the hubs, keep up the doe spritz and the tap, tap or writing. You cannot lose momentum! And I just stopped by you CP to say a whole hearted well done and you and I literally posted a comment at exactly the same time! How weird! :)

Mere Joyce said...

Great work on your WIP! But feeding the husband is probably a good idea, too, =P

Have a great weekend!

Sherry Ellis said...

The Fate of a Marlow Girl sounds good.

I've never written fan letters, and never received one. The best I've gotten are school kids telling me they enjoyed my books and writing thank you letters for school visits.

LD Masterson said...

Very nice to meet you, Beth. And I'd be happy to join you for breakfast, even though I know you don't live here in Ohio.

Lexa - teach that man to cook!

Jennifer Kreft said...

I've never written a fan letter, but I've been tempted to gush about Alice Hoffman on her author page, especially when I saw that a whole class of high school students had objected to her use of dialogue in The Green Witch. I wanted her to know that, unlike the students, I think she uses just the right amount of dialogue in everything. But then I chickened out.

Nana Prah said...

I'm still laughing about #1 of your celebrate. You're friend's books look great.

Kelly Hashway said...

I've read all of Beth's books. I really enjoy her writing. :)

cleemckenzie said...

Great to see all of Beth's books and read about what she likes! As to the celebration, hurray for the words you're putting down. The dishes will be there later, and I'm sure your starving husband will understand. Yes to the fan letters. I love 'em because mine come from teens and younger readers and are amazing. I even get pictures, so I always get very excited when they come.

Julie Flanders said...

Congrats to Kate! How awesome. And congrats to you on your WIP progress. Yay!

Beth said...

Thanks Heather!

Beth said...

Thanks Medeia. I hope you enjoy it.

Beth said...

Thanks!

Beth said...

Alex, you think I'm from Texas? Maybe ;).

Beth said...

Yep! Texan!

Beth said...

Thanks!

Beth said...

The Fate of A Marlowe Girl is a free short story if you want to check it out. It's free everywhere.

Beth said...

Nice to meet you too.

Beth said...

Thanks Nana!

Beth said...

Thanks Kelly! Some days you are like my motivation.

Beth said...

Thanks Lee

Beth said...

Congratulations on the 10k! And thanks for hosting me. I would say you should probably feed the hubs but my family has been surviving on $5 pizza this week.

T.F. Walsh said...

That is so awesome for Kate... totally deserved, I'm sure. Can't say I've got one of those yet...:)

mshatch said...

I'm impressed with your progress! Mine came to a standstill with the flu (grrr) but I'm starting to pick up the pace again. And spring is coming - yay!

VikLit said...

Congrats on the 19k and congrats to kate! I enjoyed the closing ceremony too!

klahanie said...

Hey Lexa and Beth,

What resonates from reading about the three books is the emotional extremes in the main character. That intrigues. Very good, Beth.

You added 10k to your WIP? Hope it wasn't painful. Seriously, nice one, Lexa.

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar gets bombarded with fan letters.

I'm a part-time Garden gnome :)

Gary

Pk Hrezo said...

Congrats on being so close to finishing your first draft!
And yay for Beth! She's fabulous!

Kimberly said...

Congrats to Beth on her books!

Wow, I wish I was that close to a first draft. Yay for being almost done. :)

That's so cool that Kate received a fan letter like that! I hope she gets many, many more. :)

Catherine Stine said...

Beth Fred is on fire. Yay, Beth!!!!

Ava Quinn said...

Those look like some fun reads, Beth!

And what great stuff to celebrate, Lexa! By a clothespin for your nose and keep on writing! lol!

Jay Noel said...

Your starving husband can fend for himself. Trust me on this. Get that WIP done!!!

DMS said...

Each of these books sounds so interesting! Best of luck to Beth!

I loved hearing about the things you are happy about. Yeah for all the writing you are getting done. Hope the "other stuff" doesn't get in the way too much! :) Awesome that your CP got such a wonderful fan letter.
~Jess

Kelly Steel said...

Congratulations Beth! Sounds like awesome read!

Nigel G. Mitchell said...

Great book list, Fred. And keep going on that WIP. You can do it!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to Beth!

Good luck getting more written, Lexa! I think it would be exciting to get a fan letter. I've never really thought of writing one to an author before. Perhaps I should. :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...