Marketing for Romance Writers Newsletter July, 2017 Volume # 10, Issue #7 - Page 38

April Release By: Laura Strickland Words & Dreams April 18, 2017 The Plot: Dorothea Sinclair has left her small hometown in Maine and come to Boston to begin a career as a newspaper reporter. But so far her job on the Guardian has proved disappoint- ing. More skivvy than reporter, she’s even been subjected to a humiliating proposition from the chief editor’s son. She needs a break but never expects it might come from a chance meeting with an Irish ruffian. There’s a great deal of injustice in Boston, and O’Hare, embroiled in his fight for equality on behalf of Boston’s Irish, is well aware of it. When he rescues Dorothea’s hat on the waterfront, he’s surprised to learn she’s a reporter. And when she offers him the oppor- tunity to state his case in the Guardian, what can he do but accept? It’s the perfect chance to put his dreams into his own words—and the only sure way to see her again. Reviews Welcome. Biography: Born and raised in western New York, Laura Strickland has pursued lifelong interests in lore, legend, magic, and music, all reflected in her writing. Though she loves to travel, she is usually happiest at home not far from Lake Ontario, with her husband and her “fur child,” a rescue dog. Author of Scottish romances Devil Black, His Wicked Highland Ways, Honor Bound: A Highland Adventure, and The Hiring Fair, as well as The Guardians of Sher- wood Trilogy consisting of Daughter of Sherwood, Champion of Sherwood, and Lord of Sherwood, she has also published three steampunk romances, Dead Handsome: A Buffalo Steampunk Ad- venture, Off Kilter: A Buffalo Steampunk Adventure, and Sheer Madness: A Buffalo Steampunk Ad- venture, as well as two Christmas novellas, The Tenth Suitor and Mrs. Claus and the Viking Ship, and a Valentine’s novella, Ask Me. Her Lobster Cove Historical Romances include The White Gull and the novella Forged By Love. Words & Dreams is her seventeenth book with The Wild Rose Press. 38 09