Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MS Hatch and West of Paradise

Halo, fine friends!!!

I am giving you a special treat today--Marcy (aka: MS Hatch of Mainewords) is doing here FIRST guest blog post, and there is a BIG BIG reason!  Yesterday was her debut book release!

So I'm special because I'm her first stop, YOU'RE special because you are her first guest post readers, and Marcy is special because she's a PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!! Everybody wins!

So huge congratulations to Marcy and best of luck with your book release!!!


So. Here I am, my very first guest post! A giant thank-you to Hart for inviting me to talk about my book – another first! Not that I haven’t written a few books (six, actually), but this is the first one to be published.

I’ve also been writing a really long time (I have grey hairs if that’s any indication) so for those who are still waiting to see their words in print, have hope and don’t give up. Seriously, if I had any advice it would be that - and to keep writing, a lot!

Now about that book I wrote…

Katherine Kennedy has it all; she’s beautiful, she’s wealthy, and she’s engaged to the perfect man: Antonio D'Salvatore. There’s just one problem. She can’t marry him. Worse yet, she has no idea why. All she knows is there is suddenly nothing she wants, not Antonio, or any of the other hundred thousand things money can buy.

Jack McCabe comes home from the war with a pretty medal and a lot of ugly pictures in his head. He has little in the way of possessions, less in the way of wealth, nowhere to go and no one to go anywhere with. All he has is a vague sense of discontent, a restlessness that will not abate.

Separately, they are drawn to Paradise Tours on the privately owned Cristobel Island. There they meet Louis Cade, a man who offers them the unimaginable, something neither can quite believe until they actually find themselves over 125 years in the past, 1881 to be exact.

For Jack McCabe it’s the adventure he always dreamed of – until he meets a beautiful but deadly train robber. Katherine can't believe an ignorant bounty hunter has mistaken her for a criminal – until she sees the picture, which looks exactly like her.

Set in the old west, this is a tale of mistaken identity, romance, and murder.

And finally, three fun facts about me:

Not Marcy (It's Marcy's dog Jonah)
1. I hate sticky. Hate.
2. I wrote West of Paradise because I wanted to write a crossover historical romance, something that would appeal to an even wider demographic. Not that I had a clue what a crossover novel was when I wrote it, lol.
3. I have a dog named Jonah, a yellow lab who is almost 8-years old and still acts like a puppy. My son and I call him an infini-puppy.

[insert pic of Jonah in lieu of me – I know, big cheat, but honestly I don’t even have a pic of me that’s less than five years old]

Interested in knowing more about me? Stop by my blog, mainewords [link:] where I talk about writing, history, books, birds, skyrim, and zombies, among other things.  


Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations, Marcy! Looks like a great book.

Love the picture of Jonah. :) That's great that he still loves to play as much as he does!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Labs are great dogs! We had labs growing up.
You don't like sticky? What about sticky notes?
Congratulations, Marcy!

The Happy Whisk said...

Hahaha, Tim hates being sticky too. Love your pup photo. Too cute.

DEZMOND said...

you mean you don't have an author pic on the backcover of your book?

L.G. Smith said...

You're doing way better than me, Marcy. I've got the gray but no published novel. Congrats on the release! Can't wait to read it. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Hart... Thanks for featuring Marcy today!


CONGRATS! Your tale sounds pretty cool! ALL THE BEST!

You pups is so cute. Hugs to both of you! And to you son, too!

Sarah Ahiers said...

YAYAYAY! Congrats Marcy! And yay for Jonah too!

Pk Hrezo said...

I hate sticky too! I hate stickers even. lol
Big congrats on the book Marcy!!

Johanna Garth said...

Congratulations Marcy. The book blurb sounds great and Jonah is adorable!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Jonah is adorable. Congrats on your first book, Marcy.

M Pax said...

Sell oodles, Marcie! All success to you. That sounds like a really fun book. I'm a sucker for historical...

mshatch said...

Thank you so much Hart for having me and a huge thank you to everyone who stopped by.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"Confessions of a Watery Tart" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Congrats to Marcy. Great Cover. I have 2 labs, love them.