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Friday, August 21, 2015

I'm Back and Doing a Little Happy Dance

After a wonderful five days at Pacific Grove, California, where I wrote chapters in the fifth next Foothills Pride story, came up with a Stone Acres Old Town map, and generally relaxed in between, I came back to find this wonderful review by MM Good Book Reviews!

Wow!  That's all I can say.  Talk about take my breath away!  Here's part of what the reviewer says,

When I read book 1 of this series, What’s in a Name? I had no idea that it was the start of the series. Now that I’ve devoured book 2, Redesigning Max, it is official, I love Pat Henshaw’s books.

As if that weren't good enough, the review gets even better!

Thank you, Prime!  I really appreciate your kind words.

If you haven't read either What's in a Name? (the first Foothills Pride story) or Redesigning Max (the second, but not sequel), you can order them from Dreamspinner Press by clicking on the titles above, from Amazon using the links on the right of this post or from anyone selling eBooks online.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Scattered Thoughts about Redesigning Max

Wonderful dog logo from
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words blog
Wow! Melanie M of Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words likes Redesigning Max!  Here's some of what she said:

Do you love contemporary M/M romance?  Not familiar with Pat Henshaw and her Foothills Pride series?  I can recommend them both.  They don’t have to be read in order. You will get people from each book mingling in the others, so much fun. Pick them up and  enjoy them both.

Thank you, Melanie!  You made my day.

To read the rest of the review, just click on the name of the blog in the first paragraph.

To buy your copy of Redesigning Max, use the Amazon link to the right of this post, click on one of the links below, or go online to any site selling eBooks:
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
Barnes & Noble
All Romance Ebooks

Monday, August 10, 2015

Molly Lolly Likes Fredi and Max

Fredi and Max of Redesigning Max are visiting Molly Lolly's blog site today and are having a great time.

First off, Molly gave them a great review, so Fredi's going wild and being his extra flamboyant self.  Max really is trying to hold him down, but without a bed, it's pretty difficult.

Secondly, Fredi is regretting some of the things he said in his interview.  You never know when you might need a good word from a past employer, so burning his bridges publicly is starting to look like a bad idea to him.

Last, they'd love to have you join them at Molly's!  Jimmy from What's in a Name? might even provide you with some coffee--if you enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, that is.

For your copy of Redesigning Max or What's in a Name?, use the Amazon links at the right or order your copy from anywhere eBooks are

Friday, August 7, 2015

USA Today and Other Reviews

This has been a banner day for Redesigning Max, the second of the Foothills Pride novellas after What's in a Name?

First, Becky Condit reviewed the book for USA Today and said some very, very nice things about it.  She made me cry at the end when she said, "I recommend Redesigning Max as a fun, enjoyable romance with memorable characters, good and bad, and I recommend Pat Henshaw as a romance writer to follow."

Not only did she like Max, but she also recommended the first book, What's in a Name?  How wonderful is that?

As if that weren't enough for one day--and it is terrific!--Max was reviewed in two other places: Two reviewers give their opinions of the book at Inked Rainbow Reviews, one with a 5-star and the other with a 4-star review.

And Lucy at Hearts on Fire pins 4 stars on the book with her lovely review.

Where can you buy a copy of the books?  Well, there are always the links on the right side of this blog piece and the titles above are linked to the Dreamspinner Press online store.  Or you can buy the books wherever eBooks are sold.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

One of Those Days...And Then Wow!

A stunning 5 Apple Cinnamon Bread Rating
for Redesigning Max
When Adam Fell, my work in progress, is a mess--a total and utter mess.  Chapters in the wrong order, timeline out of sequence, the worst case scenario for a writer.  True, it has to do with having my focus completely shot because of my brother's health problem.  But still...

So I'm struggling to get it into shape and still can't focus.  Redesigning Max came out on July 29th and like every other author, I hope that readers will like it and maybe even get my point.  (Another blog on that later.)

And like every author, I have one eye to the reviews as I unscramble Adam.  Unlike other authors, I'm rejoicing that I'm a 10 for 10 match as a blood marrow donor and waiting for when I need to be at Mayo's for the PBSC transfer.  In other words, I'm frayed around the edges.

Then Bec at Bike Book Reviews hits me with an absolutely wonderful (and insider joke funny) review of Redesigning Max.  It's amazing how quickly my day brightened and became less frustrating.  Thank you, Bec!

The book is also featured on Elisa's website today without a review.  I'm bummed that I can't even enter the 2015 awards because my books are strictly eBooks and not available in print.  Ah, well.  Rules are rules, right?  Maybe in the future she'll accept the E's.

But even with that bit of downer, Bec and her review have buoyed me up and kept me going today.

You can buy Redesigning Max at the following places and wherever eBooks are sold:
All Romance Ebooks

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!