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The Romance Reviews


Monday, August 3, 2015

On the Road with Fredi and Max

I'm waiting for Fredi and Max of Redesigning Max to join me as we visit Prism Book Alliance and Mikky's World of Books today.  Let's see if they're ready, shall we?

Pat opens Max's front door and hears....

Fredi: Today, honey, we're visiting two sites--or rather revisiting one of the sites.  You've packed us box lunches and charted a safe path through the underbrush, so we won't get lost, right?

Max: Fredi, there's no underbrush.  This is a virtual hike.  No too-hot sun, no gnats or flies, no swatting back branches and weeds.  It's all good.

Fredi: I knew you'd say that, Sweetness. (sighs)  Still, we're not sitting out on the patio slurping down pina coladas, are we? No. No. We're going to be going somewhere.  Which means I have to dress up.  I mean, what is a person supposed to wear when we go visiting?

Max: Doesn't matter.  Pat's going to be doing all the talking this time.  Just sit back, nod, relax.  Wear jeans, you know, casual.  Relax.

Fredi: (with an even bigger sigh)  You always tell me that, you lunk-head.  Relax, Fredi.  Relax.

Max starts massaging Fredi's shoulders.

Max (purring) It's gonna be okay.  Just....

Fredi:  Don't even say it!  Just keep doing what you're doing.

For more of Fredi and Max, you can buy Redesigning Max at:
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Amazon AU
Barnes and Noble
All Romance eBooks
and everywhere eBooks are sold.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Tour Has Begun

Thanks to Will Parkinson of Pride-Promotions, the release tour for Redesigning Max has begun!

These are the wonderful sites where book information and interviews have appeared so far.  Thanks to all of these bloggers for having me on their sites:

Bike Book Reviews


Rainbow Gold Reviews

Hearts on Fire


Bayou Book Junkie


Parker Williams


Thank you all!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fredi Answers Interview Questions

Well, you've heard from Max, a man of few words, in Redesigning Max.  Now it's Fredi's turn to answer a few questions for Pride-Promotions' Character Study.

What kinds of things does the wonderful Fredi (right on the cover) talk about?  Here's a sample:

What is Fredi’s hair color? Eye color?
Oh, honey, if it weren’t for the addition of streaks and highlights—whenever I have enough hours to get them—I’d be what my wonderful Max calls a “mud hen.”  I’m brown and brown by birth.  But, hey, God didn’t give us hairdressers only to work on Dolly Parton and the lovelies on Drag Show, right?  Since I couldn’t decide what color to go with and didn’t make time to get it done, I’m in my natural state on the book cover.  More’s the pity, right?  And my eyes?  Whatever color contacts go with my outfit, of course.

What kind of distinguishing facial features does Fredi have?
Well, we can’t all be as pretty as I am.  My friends Jimmy and Felicity tell me I’ll always look boyish even in old age.  I’m just fine looking like Dorian Gray.  You know, I love that scraggly, hairy look on my man, but on me?  Oh, hell no, baby.  Of course, I didn’t inherit the hair gene.  I only have to shave once or twice a week.  And my chest?  No wax, on moi.  All natural, smooth as a baby’s bum.  Besides, if I did hair it up, I’d look like a kid about to go out Trick or Treating, which I used to do adult-fashion when I was wild and single.

Read more from the irrepressible Fredi, at Pride-Promotions.

Buy Redesigning Max at these online booksellers and everywhere eBooks are sold:
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
Barnes & Noble
All Romance Ebooks

Fredi and Max Are Born!

Some authors have said that releasing their books into the world is a little like having a baby.  I'm beginning to believe that might be slightly true because Redesigning Max released today, and like any mother of a child, I want readers to like it.  The worries are manifold: Is it so ugly no one will look at it?  Is it so deformed only I will love it?  Will its intrinsic goodwill be lost in a sea of misunderstanding?

Well, the first review is in.  And it's very, very positive!

Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance (formerly Sinfully Sexy) gave it 5 stars!  Almost more importantly, Liza got it.

Stars are nice because readers scan them and make book-buying decisions based on them.  I get it.  People are busy these days.  When readers have free time and want a short, quick book to read, which mine are, they want instant feedback from other readers about the quality of their potential choices.

But to this author's mind, knowing that a reviewer got what I was trying to do, what I was trying to paint in words, means even more.  Liza understands my point.  And for that I'm extremely happy.

Thank you, Liza, for giving me the boost I need to finish When Adam Fell.

Buy Redesigning Max at the links below, the link to the right of this post, or wherever eBooks are sold:
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
Barnes & Noble
All Romance Ebooks

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What's Max Got to Say for Himself?

Pride-Promotions asked Max (left on the cover), the love interest in Redesigning Max, some questions and have recently published his answers.  Here's a couple of the Q&As to get you started:

Does your character have a birthmark? Where is it? What about scars? How did he get them?

Yeah, I got scars. Lordy, have I got scars. Got ‘em on my legs, back, arms, and mostly my hands. I’ve pulled hooks outta my hands when would-be fly fishermen caught me instead of a fish. Pulled slivers of all sizes outta my fingers settin’ up and takin’ down campsites. I’ve even been axed in the leg when some city fella decided he wanted to chop wood. Had to cut the trip short for that one. He got a hands-on lesson about first aid, though. Got no birthmarks, but definitely have me some scars.

Where does your character go when he’s angry?

If you ever see me standin’ in the middle of the forest lookin’ straight up with my arms crossed on my chest, ya better take the long way around me. I’m shittin’ fire bricks and anything in my path is legal tinder. The forest fire’s your fault if you poke me.

To read more questions and answers from Max, go here.  To preorder the book, go here.  To read the first in the Foothills Pride series, What's in a Name?, go to Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or wherever eBooks are sold.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Promoting Redesigning Max

I love writing.  I can get lost for hours at a time in worlds that don't exist, listening to people who are figments of my imagination.  But sell what I write in the global marketplace?  Forget about it!

That's why I love Will Parkinson at Pride-Promotions.  He not only comes up with wonderfully eye-catching graphics to sell my books, but he also has come up with two outstanding taglines for the latest Foothills Pride story, Redesigning Max.

So I want to take this moment before Will's promotion rolls out into public view to thank him.  Jimmy and Guy from What's in a Name? thank you, and Fredi and Max from this newest book thank you too!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Preorder Link Is Here! Yea! Yay!

In the midst of grave family turmoil, I received the PREORDER LINK for the second novella in my Foothills Pride series, Redesigning Max.  I can't even begin to express how excited this makes me!

And just in case you haven't read the first in the series, What's in a Name?, here are what some reviewers said about it and where you can buy it:

From Love Bytes Reviews (5 stars):

Pat Henshaw has delivered a wonderful tease! I so want more, more, more! I absolutely loved this short book and can’t wait for more of the story.

From MM Good Book Reviews (5 stars):

This is one pretty damn cool and well-written story.
I really enjoyed the pacing and the cast of characters in this book. This is the type of book you can sit back and just read without thinking too much.
From The Novel Approach (5 stars):

This is an absolutely brilliant book. I loved it. Pat Henshaw has written a very funny novella that gave me a taste of her style and left me wanting more.

This is such a fun story; I will re-read it often. The MCs are well developed, and I loved watching them fall in love. It was quick but it felt good, and I know that I will never be bored with the humor and empathy the story is told with. Well done, Pat Henshaw, on writing an original story with lots of room for more. I look forward to the next book in the series.

the witty dialogue, the fun these two men have, the way they connected, and Guy’s ability to pull out some awesome dates was all so perfect and written so well.

This book is tucked away in my favorites to pull out when I need to remember than love can happen for all of us if we look in the right place.
Buy What's in a Name? at these online booksellers: