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Tips & Bits

So proud!

A big congratulations to my fellow Thurston authors. I cannot be more proud of the ten remarkable ladies who joined me in creating the Thurston Hotel Series. Thanks, ladies, for playing nice in the sandbox and writing such great stories.  Great job!

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Thurston Thursday Continues

»Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on Thurston Thursday Continues


Betting on Courage

(warm) is Book 8 in the 12 book Thurston Hotel Series of sweet-to-warm, standalone, contemporary romance novels, connected by common settings, characters and events.

On the run from her stalker ex-boyfriend, Charity Wong finds herself in Harmony. She takes a job waitressing at the 100-year-old Thurston Hotel and rents a room from an older man–a man one of her co-workers warns her about. She’s not sure what to expect from him and the last thing she expects is to fall in love.

All David Evans wanted was someone to run errands and help him stay cocooned from the world. But with his new boarder, he’s experiencing more joy in his life than he has in years. Can he possibly fall in love when he can’t even manage to go out on a date?

And, when he learns Charity is in danger, can he overcome his fears and save her?

Get your copy of the next book in the series at the link below and Happy Reading!

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Thurston Thursday #7

»Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on Thurston Thursday #7

thestarlightgardenlgThurston Thursday #7 means

the July story

and what’s more romantic than

a starlight garden in summer?


Born and raised in the mountain town of Harmony, Alberta, psychic and New Age bookstore owner, Nora Fitzgerald, is resigned to being single.

That’s until handsome newcomer, Jim Barnes, arrives in town with his young daughter. Nora’s deepest desires are reawakened and the possibility of love finally seems to be within her reach.

But even her psychic powers can’t predict that love will lead her into grave danger.

Happy Reading!


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»Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on THURSTON THURSDAY EDITION 6

With Open Arms (The Thurston Hotel Series Book 6) by [Stelmack, M. K.]

With Open Arms

The Thurston Hotel Series Book 6

On vacation in Spain, Bailey Thurston abandons her cautious existence as an accountant at her family-operated hotel for a whirlwind romance with Daniel O’Leary, a bush pilot in the Congo. Two weeks later, they’re engaged. The next day, he vanishes to reappear a year later at Thurston Hotel, expecting her to receive him with open arms.

Not after he ripped her heart apart.

Dan is a natural charmer though, with answers that make her ache to believe in love again. As her family and the people of Bailey’s mountain resort town of Harmony reach out to him, so does she. But Dan has a soul-corroding secret from his war-torn years in the Congo. A secret so awful the woman he loves would surely leave him because of it. Then he discovers that one man in Harmony is determined to reveal it.

Another great Thurston read. Get your copy here! And Happy Reading!

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Thurston Thursday Edition 5

»Posted on Oct 27, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on Thurston Thursday Edition 5


It’s #ThurstonThursday! And that means a new release. This week’s book is A Lasting Harmony, Book 5 by Shelley Kassian.

Happy Reading!

This is Book 5 (warm) in the 12 book Thurston Hotel Series of sweet to warm, stand-alone, contemporary romance novels, connected by common settings, characters, and events.

Fired from her music contract due to drug and alcohol addiction, Jade Carter relocates to Harmony to heal her wounds and rethink her ailing career. But when she checks in at the Thurston Hotel, hoping for a second chance, not everything is as it appears. Taking pity on the singer’s dire situation, General Manager Ben Thurston hires her, but not in the way she expects. Jade is soon attracted to bartender Jason Knight, but will her turbulent history and tenuous actions challenge a future with him?

Jason left the corporate world behind to settle in the Rocky Mountains for a healthier lifestyle. When Jade Carter walks into his lounge and into his life, a love at first sight type of chemistry ignites between them. But when they’re photographed together in a compromising embrace, local media attention forces them into a show of commitment.

Is it just pretend? Or could it be more? Can Jason prove himself to be a knight in shining armor who provides the lasting harmony Jade needs?




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Five Roads From Beltane Interactive

»Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on Five Roads From Beltane Interactive


A unique reading experience from my author friend, Susan Horsnell…

Outlaws hold up the bank in Beltane at the busiest time of the week.

Dire consequences follow, not only for the outlaws, but also their hostages.

The scene is set.

One beginning, five different endings.

Five Authors: RaeAnne Hadley, D’Ann Lindun, Margaret Tanner,
Allison Merritt and Susan Horsnell

The path is up to you. The story unfolds in the way YOU decide.

Which path will you choose?

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#ThurstonThursday Part Two

»Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on #ThurstonThursday Part Two

The second book in the Thurston Hotel Series is available today on #Amazon

and this story is one of my favorites!

A busload of stranded seniors in a small mountain resort town. 

A stowaway.  A completely frazzled tour master.

What could possibly go wrong? 

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A steamier read from my Aussie author friend

»Posted on Oct 1, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on A steamier read from my Aussie author friend


Want a steamy read?

Here’s one from my Aussie author friend you might enjoy.

Happy Reading!

Emma has loved Cody all her life but he sees her only as his little sister’s friend.
When she returns after four years away, nothing has changed.
Insisting on caring for Zoe who has been left in a wheelchair after an accident, Emma moves into the ranch.
How will she cope with the man of her dreams on a daily basis?
Will he realize his feelings too late?

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Amazon AU

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