Friday, June 16, 2017

The Accidental Art Thief by Joan Scheighardt

The Accidental Art Thief
by Joan Scheighardt
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

For a quarter of a century forty-five-year-old Zinc has worked as a caretaker for a wealthy old man, living in a small casita on his ranch in New Mexico. She doesn't make much money, but she has the old man, her dogs, and gorgeous views of the mountains. She is basically a very content recluse who doesn't invest much time thinking about what she might do if her circumstances change. So when the old man dies suddenly, and his daughter all but throws her off the property, Zinc is forced to reinvent herself—and quickly. With a touch of magical realism and a collection of offbeat characters, The Accidental Art Thief explores the thin line between life and death and the universal forces that connect all things. 

"Zinc is an engaging, quirky, and utterly unique heroine, instantly likeable, with a hefty mixture of strong intelligence and overwhelming naivety…. While the novel is realistic, there is subtle magic woven in nearly every line, as coincidence and confusion come together into what might be termed the wisdom of time, spirit, and love." ~ Magdelena Ball,, author of Sublime Planet, Black Cow, and other titles.

"Schweighardt populates her modern-day odyssey through the southwest with fascinating, quirky characters thrust into a complex (and hilarious) web of emotional turmoil, poignant misperceptions, and downright lies. As laugh-out-loud funny as it is thought provoking." ~ Julie Mars, author of the memoir A Month of Sundays: Searching for the Spirit and My Sister, and the novels Rust, Anybody Any Minute, and The Secret Keepers.

"A sensitive, gripping, artfully rendered novel that kept me reading from the first page to the last." ~ Faye Rapoport DesPres, author of the memoir-in-essays Message from a Blue Jay.

Joan Schweighardt is the author of five novels, and more on the way. In addition to her own writing projects, she writes, ghostwrites, and edits for individuals and corporations. 

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Broken by J. Lee (Cover Reveal)

Broken (Barralhouse Book 3)

By J Lee

One event can change the course of your life. No one knows that better than Bryson Armstrong. His life has been nothing but life-changing events—heartbreaking ones. When will he get his break? Does life just like to put him down?

Zaylee Eaton wants nothing more than to have Bryson in her life. She is willing to do about anything to show him they’re meant for each other, but she isn’t getting through to him. All she has gotten for her efforts is heartache.

Is Bryson too broken to see what’s in front of him? Can he fight against the one thing that has already given him heartbreak?

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Author Bio:

J Lee has been an avid reader since she was a child. When she was young she always said she wanted to write a book. Years later she followed that dream with the encouragement from her husband.

When J isn't at her full time job or chasing her two kids around she enjoys relaxing with a good book or writing about the characters in her head.

Her talents include relating everything to Friends, quoting movies, and resisting music lyrics. She is easily distracted from her writing by other books. Some of her favorite authors include but are not limited to Aurora Rose Reynolds, Harper Sloan, LK Shaw, and Theresa Hissong. She is also a Disney fanatic. Seriously she can give you directions to the closest restroom over the phone if you ever need it.