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Author Interview: Christy Newton

Today I  would like to welcome Christy NewtonChristy 014 Author of Stolen Hearts, Begin Again  and Something to Treasure  to  First Steps .

Last Friday I  gave a 5* review to Begin Again published by Crimson Romance.

Here’s the blurb:Begin Again Cover

‘What if one night changed your life forever?
Maisie Scott lost not only her husband and unborn child in a tornado two years ago she lost her will to live. Keeping busy is the only way she can get by. This small town waitress won’t let herself get attached to anyone…until Ryan, the new veterinarian for exotic animals, starts making regular trips to her diner. As hard as she tries not to feel anything, Ryan ignites a spark in her broken heart.
Ryan Tucker craves a happy family of his own more than his Momma’s apple pie. Getting over his fiancée leaving him six months ago, he moves to Pleasant Valley for a fresh start. When he meets Maisie and notices the sadness in her eyes he is determined to put a smile on her pretty face. What starts out as innocent flirting turns into two people finding something they no longer want to live without? The problem is Maisie has deep scars inside and out. Showing Ryan that part of her may just be too painful.
When another dangerous storm hits, Ryan stays by Maisie’s side. She fills the missing piece in his heart, but will Ryan share his secret? Can Maisie move on from the past and learn to begin again?’

Now to find out some interesting facts about Christy 🙂

What influenced your career choice as a writer?

My brother encouraged me to keep going with my story. My love of books also helped.

What would you like your potential readers to know about Christy Newton?

I enjoy creating stories that evoke emotions in people.

What inspired you to write your debut novel ‘Stolen Hearts’?

My first characters came to me in a dream so strong that the next morning I got up and just started typing.

Where do you create your wonderful characters and stories?

Mostly in my tiny office. Sometimes on my sofa in the living room.

What is your favourite time of day to write?

Anytime inspiration strikes. It could be early morning or late at night. I just go with it.

Tell us a little about ‘Begin Again’.

Begin Again is a sweet contemporary romance about starting over and second chances.

As a new author have you any tips for other new writers?

Study the craft. Read, read, read!

Can you tell us about the other books you’ve written?

Stolen Hearts and Something To Treasure are part of my More Than Treasure Series. They are both romantic suspense and are filled with adventure.

Where can your readers connect with you on social media?




Where can we buy ‘Begin Again’?

Barnes & Noble

Thanks  Christy.

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Tomorrow I have an Interview with the  charming Ryan Tucker the exotic animal vet from Begin Again 🙂

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4* Review of Stolen Hearts by Christy Newton

Stolen Hearts

A lovely debut from Christy Newton full of sweet romance, suspense and thrills.

Cammie is a great character full of youth and zest for life despite the knocks it has dealt her. Simon is a likeable,complex character and the perfect foil for Cammie’s naivety.

The author has a distinct voice which is showcased well by the romantic suspense genre.

I enjoyed the plot and pacing of the story and the intriguing twists. Looking forward to ‘Something to Treasure’ the continuation of Cammie and Simon’s adventures.

Overall an enjoyable read.

I received a copy of ‘Stolen Hearts’ from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Stolen Hearts

Christy Newton

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5* Review: Begin Again Christy Newton

Begin Again

Begin Again is a sweet, poignant small town romance which is a pleasure to read.

Maisie is an island cut off from the world and her family as she grieves for the loss of husband and unborn child in a horrific tornado two years previously. She works long hours at the local diner and lives in her sister’s basement. She has little hope of enjoying life and finding love again. Physically scarred from the tornado she shies away from intimacy but it is her mental scars and self loathing she must overcome to live again.

Emotionally damaged Ryan Tucker moves to the small town in Indiana for a new start as the local exotic animal vet. His love of apple pie draws him to the local diner where he meets Maisie a beautiful woman with sad green eyes. He vows to make her smile and the charming romance begins.

Maisie attracts empathy and loyalty. The internal conflict is believable and increases your support of Maisie in her quest to overcome the past. Ryan is charming and caring and every inch the dashing hero but as the story progresses you realise he isn’t perfect either. This increases his charm and makes him real.

The support cast of characters in the diner and Maisie and Ryan’s respective families enhance the story and reinforce the ethos of small town living. The animals featured are characters in their own right and give the story instant appeal.

A plot with numerous twists interwoven with well-developed characters makes you care and keeps you turning the pages.

The traditional values of this story are given a contemporary slant and reflect the distinctive voice of the author it is easy to read and hard to put down…

Begin Again by Christy Newton

My rating: 5 of 5 star

Begin Agains

Christy Newton

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A Guide to Love – Remy – Meet My Character Blog Tour

My friend Christy Newton is guest blogging here today and is going to introduce one of her characters as part of the meet my character blog tour. Over to you Christy. 🙂

Lovely Jane Hunt invited me to take part in the Meet My Character Blog Tour. Last week she introduced me to Zane the wolf shifter from The Dragon Legacy. You can read about him here.


Sexy and determined, Remy Rosetto must go to Sand Crest Island to find a letter from his grandfather in order to earn his inheritance. Remy finds the island quaint, but really just wants to get back to his penthouse in New York… even richer than he already is. He has no interest what the island has to offer until he runs into exotic Daphne.



Remy is sexy! And he smells like spice cake and heaven.

Here is a quote from a reviewer about Remy:

“Now Remy.. oh Remy! Mr. Sex on a stick, man in a suit…. He’s charming, SEXY, loving, sweet and cares a lot about Daphne. You will fall for his charm, gestures and little things he does for Daphne. And the realizations that come to him on this overall journey for him. And you will love him with his fabulous lines.” Remy is also very determined to get what he wants, especially when what he wants changes from his inheritance to Daphne.”

Here is an excerpt:


‘He grinned. “I’m staying.” “Fine.” She stood up. “Help me to my room, then.” Remy smiled as if he’d won a prize. He put his arm around her waist and helped her hobble to her room. When they reached her door, he turned her to face him. “Goodnight.” Without warning, he moved his lips to hers. When he slipped his tongue into her mouth, instead of protesting, she grabbed the back of his head and pressed his mouth harder into hers. Dizziness consumed her. His hands massaged her butt as he pulled her closer into the hardness of him. Mmm. He tasted as good as he smelled.’


You can purchase A Guide to Love for only .99 cents here:

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I would like to invite:

Susanne Matthews

Deborah O’Neill Cordes

Christine S. Feldman

Jennifer De Cuir

Meredith Daniels

To share their amazing characters with us.

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Meet My Character Blog Tour – Zane – Wolf Shifter- The Revenge Masquerade (The Dragon Legacy Series #2)

My wonderful writing pal Shehanne Moore – Smexy Historical Romance invited me to take part in the Meet My Character Blog Tour.

Courtesy of Shehanne Moore’s Smexy Historical Blog

Last week she introduced the courtesan half of her next novel

‘The Viking and the Courtesan’

Lady Malice.-  You  can read about her here.


I’m introducing my latest hero Zane the wolf shifter who many of you may remember from The Dragon Legacy.
Zane and his witch Jasmine made such an impact on me and my readers that I wrote their story as the second book in The Dragon Legacy Series even though neither of them are dragons. 🙂

I enjoyed putting together my Pinterest board for the Revenge Masquerade, particularly searching for visual inspiration for Zane both the man and the wolf.

Zane met Lukas nearly a thousand years ago when the dragon saved him from demons who slayed his family…

‘The angry cries of desperation from his allies, the wolf- shifters, alerted him. He swooped and scorched the demons with his fiery breath. Too late. All the wolf-shifters lay dead, except for Zane. He still fought, covered in blood and gore, with tears of hate and grief on his face. He didn’t notice Lukas at first, fighting for his life with increased desperation as he watched his family die around him. The
attack was so quick; the wolves couldn’t shift in time. Zane killed the last demon as Lukas landed.’

Fire met Ice when Jasmine saw Zane

‘A flash of silver hair caught her attention as Jasmine carried a tray of clean glasses out of the conservatory. Zane, she ignored the unexpected hypnotic pull. She wouldn’t turn round for another man in pursuit of her power.
“Hi, shall I walk you into dinner?” Zane’s deep voice forced her acknowledgement of him, so Jasmine smiled. “Thanks, but,” she indicated her outfit, glad of her watertight excuse, “as you can see I’m the hired help. I’ll be serving at the table rather than sitting at it.” ‘

‘Zane ushered her into the alcove, dominated by a beautiful lemon tree. Her stiff shoulders betrayed her annoyance, but her body relaxed as his warmth enveloped her. A small victory since Jasmine let his alpha behavior pass without comment. “You need to stay away from Xavier. He knows who you are. He wants your power.” Jasmine’s gaze clouded. “I don’t understand. What do you mean, who I am?” He didn’t have time for games. “He knows you’re a witch!” ‘

Zane is a heartbreaker…

 ‘He smiled at the thought of the fiery haired witch saving herself for him. Strong willed, powerful and a future guardian witch, she didn’t need a man to complete her life. Fortunately he was more than a man.”I have to go Jasmine.”
“You’re leaving now?” Shock and disbelief filled her emerald gaze hastily masked. “Oh, I see. You meant to say goodbye and leave before and instead we… This was a mistake then.” She looked away but not quickly enough for him to miss the sheen of tears which marred her sparkling green eyed gaze.’

And a Fighter…

‘Zane launched himself at Xavier
and pinned him against the jagged rock. He threw his head back and plunged in for the kill.’

All excerpts- ©The Dragon Legacy Series  Jane Hunt –  Crimson Frost Books 2013/2014

Follow Zane’s adventures in The Revenge Masquerade out December 2014 from Crimson Frost Books.

 I would like to invite:

Susan Arden

Tracey Rogers

Fiona Chapman

Christy Newton

To share  one of their fabulous characters with us. 🙂



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The Dragon Legacy – Latest 5* Review – New Low Price on Amazon

The Dragon Legacy cover

The Dragon Legacy has another 5* Review on Amazon which I wanted to share with you:

Hotter than a fire-breathing dragon!

‘The Dragon Legacy is hotter than a fire-breathing dragon. Whew! This story about Lukas and Fleur was fast-paced, interesting and had the kind of ending I was hoping for. Hoping there will be another book about Zane and Jasmine? Well done, Jane Hunt.’    5* Review from Christy Newton

The Dragon Legacy Cover - Copy

Great news The Dragon Legacy  now has a new low price on Amazon

£1.84 at Amazon UK

$3.07 at

No excuse not to try it now 😉

Read the 1st page on The Dragon Legacy on Books Go Social .com

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This Weeks Blogs 14-18 October 2013

This week I have an interview with author Christy Newton and the hero of Begin Again the charming Ryan Tucker .

Read my review of Anastasia Ryan’s debut novel Heartbreak Ranch which is released Tuesday.

My usual Writing Journey post and a review of Justice For All Time by Kit Cole.

Christy 014Begin Again Cover Heartbreak Ranch blog tour banner  Justice For All Time Cover

Monday – Author Interview: Christy Newton.

Tuesday – Character Interview:  Ryan Tucker from  Begin Again written by Christy Newton Crimson  Romance.

Wednesday – Review of: Heartbreak Ranch  Anastasia Ryan   Swoon Romance released on 15 October 2013.

Thursday – Writing Journey Post.

Friday – Review of: Justice for All Time by Kit Cole.   

Hope you all have a good week 🙂

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Writing Journey Post 10 October 2013

Dragon Legacy Happy to report after two rounds of editing The Dragon Legacy has been passed to Line Edits. I am very excited. 🙂  I was lucky to have a great editor and I have learned so much during the edits stage of my manuscript. January seems much closer now.

2013-07-14 06.05.17  I decided to enter  the first chapter of  The Dangerous Gift in #sytycw2013. Although I entered late two days before the closing date I have received lots of helpful comments and encouragement from my friends and other participants which I appreciate. If you haven’t read it yet here’s the link which should be available until early November 🙂

The Dangerous Gift

Begin Again CoverLook out  tomorrow for my review of Begin Again by Christy Newton who I will interviewing on First Steps next Monday 14 October 2013

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This Week’s Blog Posts

Writing Journey Update 7 October 2013

I’ve entered So You Think You Can Write 2013  with the first chapter of The Dangerous Gift in the Harlequin Intrigue category. If you would like  to read my first chapter here’s the link  :-)

This Week’s blogs: 

MondayReview of: Wing Girl -Nic Tatano from HarperImpulse

Tuesday –Review of :The Devil’s Thief -Samantha Kane from Random House Publishing Group Loveswept

Wednesday – Review of: Plus one is a Lucky Number – Teresa F. Morgan from HarperImpulse

Thursday – Writing Journey Post

Begin Again CoverFriday –  Review of:Begin Again- Christy Newton from Crimson Romance

Saturday– Review of : The Park Bench Test- Sarah Lefebve from Harper Impulse