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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Welcome, Author Linda Weaver Clarke!



I am so delighted and honored to welcome author Linda Weaver Clarke to "Gina's World of Good"! Ms. Clarke is an accomplished, prolific author and motivational speaker. 

Her range as an author is extensive--from sweet and cozy romances to swashbuckling mystery/adventures from historical times to inspiring non-fiction self-enrichment works...Linda Weaver Clarke does it all! 

During her visit with us, she will be talking about her historical romances in "The Rebel Series" and offering a giveaway to everyone who comments on why you enjoy Robin Hood or Robin Hood themes (see below) and then emails her about it. 

Thank you so much, Linda, for your generosity and for visiting with us now! 
     
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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Linda will give away the first book of The Rebel Series to anyone who makes a comment by telling us why you love Robin Hood or Robin Hood themes, then email Linda at lwc@lindaweaverclarke.com and tell her that you made a comment. She will then respond by sending a Kindle ebook to you, or a pdf or ebook for a Nook.

Historical Romance: Stories of Rebels,
Adventure, and Mystery

My favorite time period is historical because it’s during a time when men defended a lady’s honor and treated women with respect. The women, on the other hand, were not pansies by any means. I love strong women characters who fight for what they believe.

The Rebel Series is a Historical Mystery/Adventure Romance set in the 1700s. I love historical romance and I love mysteries. Many people have asked me why I wrote a story about rebels. Simple! I love a rogue who fights for justice and for the people.

It was a bunch of rebels who fought for our freedom here in America. They wanted to be free from the dictatorship and tyranny of a king. Liberty is something that I cherish. So I decided to write about a small country that struggles to be free.

My favorite genre to write is a mixture of romance, mystery, and adventure. I also love a romance where the man and woman know they are meant for one another, even though there are trials along the way. Instead of drama between a couple who is in love, I prefer having suspense in the plot, instead.

In The Rebels of Cordovia, Robin’s Rebels realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the people survive this oppression. In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

Click on the link below to watch the video.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/-Nd2vqNYqSA

In book 2, The Highwayman of Cordovia, the people enjoy their new-found liberty, but all is not well. A group of powerful men plan to take over the small country and replace the leader with a king. With the help of a bold highwayman and a pastor’s daughter, they try to save their country from being taken over by a power-hungry leader. As they strive to stop the Kingmen and thwart their plans, Christine finds herself falling in love with Austin Knight. The only problem with their relationship is that she thinks he is her knight in shining armor instead of a highwayman. If she finds out his trade, what will her reaction be? As a pastor’s daughter, will love override her values?


Click on the link below to watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/embed/UtHY-DPjfFE

In book 3, The Fox of Cordovia, a sinister plot has just been uncovered and its up to a former patriot and a young nurse to discover who is behind it. Caroline is engaged to the future mayor of Laketown, a man of influence and greatly respected. But all that changes when she overhears a conspiracy behind closed doors. After being discovered, she runs for her life. Caroline needs to report her findings, but whom can she trust? When she asks Jesse Conover for help, the adventure begins.

Click on the link below to watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/embed/mCgwRF5nzQ8


I love research. When I did some research about the “waltz for The Highwayman of Cordovia, I was surprised at what I found. The peasants were the first to dance the waltz. It was such fun that bored noblemen would sneak out and go to the country-dances. The Oxford English Dictionary back then called the waltz “riotous and indecent.” 



In a 1771 German novel, someone complains about the “newly-introduced waltz” among the aristocrats. He wrote: “When he put his arm around her, pressed her to his breast, cavorted with her in the shameless, indecent whirling-dance of the Germans and engaged in a familiarity that broke all the bounds of good breeding—then my silent misery turned into burning rage.” I was so intrigued by this description. The waltz finally became fashionable when the wife of a Russian ambassador endorsed it.

To read a sample chapter from each of my books in The Rebel Series, go to http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/historicalromance.html and click on the TITLE.
To purchase a book on the same page, click on the COVER and it will take you directly to Amazon. These books can also be purchased from Barnes and Noble.

About Author: Linda Weaver Clarke was raised among the Rocky Mountains of southern Idaho and now lives among the red mountains of southern Utah. Linda is the mother of six daughters and the author of 23 books. She has written in several different genres, which include: historical romances, romantic cozy mysteries, a mystery suspense series, children’s book, and non-fiction. All her books are family friendly. She has also taught people how to write their family’s stories throughout the U.S., giving more than 500 workshops. To learn more, visit www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

Be sure to visit Linda's website, http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com where you will find sample chapters, a page where you can purchase any of her books from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and there is an "About Linda" page, too--don't miss it!

Thank you for visiting, Linda. Best wishes to you and please visit again soon!



21 comments:

  1. I enjoy Robin Hood themes because I love a hero who looks out for those less fortunate!☺

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  2. I've read Linda's Rebels of Cordovia books and thoroughly enjoyed the sweet romance and imaginative settings.

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    1. Thank you, Gail. You are so sweet to say that. This was a fun series to write.

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  3. Linda is a very good author.Nice too see her on the blog tour.. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Jonathan. I appreciate your comment.

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  4. Welcome, Linda, and thank you for visiting! It is great to have you and I am sure the readers will have lots of questions for you. Looking forward to a great time!

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  5. Thank you so much for this guest post, dear friend. I appreciate it beyond words.

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    1. It is a treat! I always learn so much from you, Linda. Could you please share what inspires you most to start a new book (and/or series)? Thank you!

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    2. To answer your question, the subject or plot has to be something that I'm passionate about. That's how this new series got started. I love the fact that people will fight for what is of great value to them. Freedom!

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    3. That is such a great reply, Linda, thank you fo that insight. Whenever one is passionate about something, there seems to be no limit to what that person is able to accomplish. Very inspiring!

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  6. I've read the first of the Rebel Series and Shamrock. Linda is a great writer and I admire her output volume of novels. Linda, you are so imaginative and great at research. I know that takes dedication.

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  7. Sorry, I didn't watch the video before my previous comments. I am so envious of all who make these videos. Linda, yours is top notch. Those videos should sell books. As I watched the first video of the series it called to my mind the story right away. Good job. Maybe some day I can construct one for one of my SF novels.

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    1. You are so sweet, Larry. Thank you for your compliment. You made my day. I had fun making those videos. My daughter taught me some fun things to include in the making of them.

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  8. Sounds Good
    I like the thought of stealing from the Rich and Giving to The Poor
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Shared on Twitter https://twitter.com/LindaMoffitt02/status/963160347246039040

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  9. I think a part of all of us want to see good succeed. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke@frontier.com

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  10. Thank you, Nancy, for your comment. I'll send you an ebook right away.

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  11. Thank you for sharing this blog post on Twitter, Linda Moffitt. I just sent you a free ebook.

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  12. I have always enjoyed Robin Hood as he was a man who helped those unfortunately being treated. I also enjoyed his merry band as they helped each other and each other’s families. Looking forward to reading your book. You are a new author to me. So nice to meet you.
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    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hello Carol. It's so nice to meet you. I'll send you a free book right away. I hope you enjoy this fun story.

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  13. Dear Linda, thank you so much for a wonderful visit. Your work is so great and your body of work is inspiring! I wish you all the happiness and success in the world. Please visit again soon.

    And dear readers,Tthank you for your interest and for taking the time to visit and comment. Next up is Jillian Chantal, and then another wonderful author!

    Always, Regina

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