Linda Nightingale...Wordsmith

Mystery Romance: M.S. Spencer

Thank you so much for having me, Milo, and Tristram and my new mystery romance, Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders on your blog today, Linda.

Artful Dodging brings together a cast of eccentric characters, from Milo the heroine, a needlepoint artist, to Tekla, ebony-tressed Russian sculptress, to Jacob, the fanatic environmentalist, to Archie who literally lives in the art center, to the statuesque harridan, Ursula, and finally to handsome lawyer Tristram.


Milo Everhart is waiting out the rain in a pub when she is captivated by the handsome man next to her. Blocking the road to romance are two mysterious corpses who turn up in the tower of her Torpedo Factory Art Center. As if that weren’t enough, a second crisis erupts–a proposal to gut her beloved Art Center.

Tristram Brodie, hard-driving lawyer and former Marine, is focused on his plan to convert the Torpedo Factory…

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Linda Nightingale...Wordsmith

Blog Hop 2016

The word “Summer” conjures memories of watermelon, homemade ice cream churns humming, and darting through the spray of a garden hose.    Oh, and tomatoes fresh from the garden, slices layered between two slices of bread spread with an abundance of Duke’s Mayonnaise.

Such a wonderful time…summer…if you can beat the heat.  I love to drive with the top down (drop top), but in 95-100 degree weather, it’s less than enjoyable.   Your face feels like it’s melting, and the wind in your hair threatens to solder your mane to your head.

I live in Houston.  It is HOT and humid. But I wouldn’t trade places with someone living in a cold climate.  I tend to hibernate during the winter.  Still, most seasons, I’m at my computer in an air-conditioned or heated office—along with many of us who live in the world of technology–and writers!

On to the Summer Treats – This…

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Linda Nightingale...Wordsmith

Before the interview, I want to thank Linda for helping me celebrate my new release, That Monroe Girl, which is out today.

And Ilona has been kind enough to bare it all today!

What is your greatest temptation…           

In men: Anyone with a sense of humor who can make me laugh.

In food: Gooey chocolate anything!

In clothes: I tend to wear casual clothes most of the time.

What is your greatest weakness? Well, besides chocolate, puppies and kittens tend to make me into mush. Yes, I’m one of the rare ones who likes both dogs and cats.

If you could have any kind of car, what would it be? I would say either a late fifties Thunderbird, or a mid-sixties Mustang. I think those were two of the coolest cars ever made.

Your dream home-mountains or ocean? That’s a hard one. I love both, but if I had to…

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Source: Tuesday Two-Minute Writing Tip – Sample Edits from Linda Nightingale’s WIP, Royal Secrets

Author Alicia Dean

Got two minutes? Then check out this week’s quick tip ~ An edit of a few pages of Royal Secrets

Hello and welcome…I am a freelance editor and an editor for The Wild Rose Press, as well as an author. I often struggle with my own writing, and I have found that sometimes, a little reminder of ways to improve the process can be helpful, so, I like to share these moments of brilliance with others🙂. But, in this busy world of ours, who has time for pages and pages of writing tips? That’s why I’ve condensed mine down to quick flashes you can read in (approximately) two minutes. Enjoy…


Disclaimer: All of my tips are suggestions, and are only my opinion. And, for the most part, there are exceptions when going against my advice will make your story read better. Take what works, leave the rest.

Today, Linda Nightingale has…

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kathy croppedVeronica will be giving away a beautiful hand-made zippered case in Valentine’s theme fabric to one lucky commenter!! And we love comments!

Interview with Meghan Muldoon, Director of Crime Victims Service, from the novella For Keeps, a February 2016 release out of the Candy Hearts series from the Wild Rose Press

Where are you from, Meg? I was born in Limerick, Ireland but emigrated to the US as an infant. My parents were inn keepers in Ireland and settled in a region termed by locals as the Irish Alps in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Many Irish immigrants settled in the area over the years, hence the nickname.

Tell us a bit about For Keeps. It is about my struggle to balance my vocation as aperf5.000x8.000.indd victim advocate with my personal relationship with police detective Keenan Rossi. Working with victims of violence fulfills me professionally and spiritually…

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Linda Nightingale is there with a chance to win a $10 gift card.  They didn’t list the book.  :-(   Go to http://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php and scroll down to Question #5.  The answer is on her web site under the Free Reads, Vampyre Interlude,http://www.lindanightingale.com.  Come play and have fun, plus win prizes!

Here’s her new cover for the Morgan stories (his darker side is featured in Vampyre Interlude).  I love it!!!  Soon from The Wild Rose Press.