September 2020 – How Things Have Changed

In a normal pre-COVID-19 world, September would find children starting a new school year, college football practice would be in full swing, and those well-attended Homecoming games would fill the air on college campuses with cheers, boos, and happy screams. Not so, this year.

September denotes the beginning of autumn, when tourists normally take trips through states such as Michigan, Vermont, and New Hampshire to gaze at the lovely colors of the changing leaves. Hotels would be overflowing with guests. Cars filled with families would be touring highways in droves. Less, this year.

Labor Day barbecues would find dozens of people gathered together to enjoy the last great holiday weekend of the summer. Grandparents Day would be observed with grandchildren hugging their grandparents while their own parents stood by and smiled. Keeping masked and six-feet apart is not so celebratory.

Everything changes, it seems. As the pandemic races back and forth across the United States, we should all do our best to keep everyone safe. Will this end? Who knows, but keeping healthy, active, and happy will bring us back to normal someday. I hope.

Shimmer: The Beginning

In the meantime, read a book and escape. In order to help, the ebook prequel to my Clan of Dragons series, Shimmer: The Beginning, is FREE on Amazon and many other on-line book stores. Give it a try and escape to a world of fantasy, fairies, dragons, and romance. Stay safe!

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Nancy Lee Badger

The Dog Days of August

watermelon and beer
Sweet Alcoholic Watermelon Beer in a Pint Glass

August 3rd is National Watermelon Day …and I will enjoy several slices!

August 7 is International Beer Day …but I will have to miss that, my doctor says.

August 16th is the Battle of Bennington Day. This battle of the American Revolutionary war, part of the Saratoga campaign, occurred back in 1777. Most people thought it took place in Bennington, Vermont (itself, a lovely town) but actually occurred in Walloomsac, New York. My family and I had the privilege to attend the 225th anniversary. Soldiers and tents and women taking care of the injured men as well as cannons filling the air with thunder was thrilling. War is never to be celebrated, but my boys needed to see this.

August is also know for being celebrated all 31 days as:

Black Business Month… please support each and every one.

National Back to School Month. During this COVID-19 pandemic, I feel for the parents struggling with whatever their government decides about how their children will be schooled.

On a lighter note, how will you celebrate National Sandwich Month? How about a bacon, lettuce, and tomato on whole wheat toast sandwich? Yum!

Best of all, the entire month is

Romance Awareness Month

and with this on my mind, please check out all the books published by ‘lil ole me!

Warriors in Bronze

My Office & 29 Covers!

 

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Have a safe and pleasant August!

Nancy Lee Badger

 

 

National Hug Your Cat Day

by Nancy Lee Badger

My cat BlazeThe rumor is that ancient Egyptians revered cats. I have always spoiled mine. The ancients saw them as symbols of grace and poise, and I agree they are agile felines, less angular or bulky than dogs and other pets. They can be aloof and will ignore you, then surprise you.

The other day, I sat on my living room couch to read. Normally, I am working in my office or in the den watching TV. Was it the quiet of the room that made Blaze hop up and stretch out near me? He looked much younger than his twelve years at that moment. Kittens are fluffy and fun to watch, but the love of a mature cat is priceless (and rarely visualized).

Blaze on the couch

 

I have neglected adding a cat to my recent novels. They can be a great addition to a paranormal plot, especially black ones. My latest stories are filled with horses and a particularly beautiful white Samoyed breed of dog, so maybe it is time to rethink cats. In the meantime, check out my series Warriors in Bronze.The holiday lands on June 4th each year, so do not forget to hug your cat and enjoy a purrrfectly fine week!

p.s. We named him Blaze for 2 reasons: the white slash across his nose, and because of our stint years earlier as volunteer firefighters.

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Warriors in Bronze

April Showers Bring May Boredom

…and people stuck at home.

What do you do when forced to stay-at-home? Did you get furloughed? Was your school closed? Are you tired of take-out food? Are you getting bored?

Solutions are out there even though the country isn’t going back to work anytime soon. I suggest you READ A BOOK! There are so many choices on-line. I just released my 28th book in eBook form (print to come out later this year).

Heaven-sent Flame

An English lass grows up in a Scottish coven only to awaken in a strange new world with sculptures, a handsome man, and a hate-filled demon. Falling in love while saving the world was not the plan!

This COVID-19 pandemis is scary, worrisome, and has been going on too long. Escapism is one way for my readers to relax; to put yourself in another world and to meet characters with problems that trump yours!

All three books in my Warriors in Bronze series offer this. Find all buy links HERE

Warriors in Bronze

Cover Reveal! Heaven-sent Flame

 

My post is a little late because I have been sick, my dear hubby has been sick, and although he does NOT have COVID-19 at this time (since he was tested when admitted to the hospital Easter weekend) I believe we both had it in early March.

Anyway. life goes on and I want to share the cover of my 28th book, Heaven-sent Flame.

This is the 3rd in my Warriors in Bronze series and will be released April 22, 2020 by Soul Mate Publishing. It is available for pre-order HERE. Thanks!

Spit Does Not Lie…and Other Stories

Recently, a miracle occurred. As a writer of Scottish romance, I hid the fact I wasn’t Scottish. My husband is, according to Clan MacBean which can trace him as a direct descent of John Bean of Exeter (John’s name was changed from MacBean when he was transported to New Hampshire as an indentured servant in the 17th century). Also, this makes my two sons Scottish.

All I knew was that my mom had a relative that came from Sweden via Ellis Island in New York and dad said we had German roots. The German information was harder to track due to the destruction during the 2nd World War.

Imagine my joy when I took a DNA test. Yes, my spit said the words I was happy to hear… “Nancy, you are part Irish and Scottish.”

I knew it! I have always felt it in my bones, which is why I plan to continue writing books either set in Scotland or filled with Scottish characters!

A big surprise was Norway, which includes Iceland. Could this be why I love the ocean? I have always wanted to live near water and managed to while growing up on Long Island (swimming in the Long Island Sound and the ocean off Fire Island) and in New Hampshire with a house on Lake Winnisquam. I hope we can visit the Atlantic coast again as hubby and I did by staying in Virginia Beach in January. I plan to soon visit the ocean off the Florida coast with my son Eric and my mom. I will wave to my countries of origin. Until then, I am a happy ‘mutt’.

Talking about Scottish characters,

please check out Heaven-sent Highlander   Heaven-sent Highlander

Available in ebook and print!

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Groundhog Day Means More This Year

groundhog family

I can talk about Groundhog Day, but I know most people will have their eyes locked on their televisions. Super Bowl Sunday happens every year and it just so happens to land on our annual celebration of Groundhog Day.

The history is short and sweet: each morning on the 2nd of February, Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his winter burrow. If he sees his shadow, the prediction says we will have six more weeks of winter. If not, we will have an early spring.  Besides a celebration of woodchucks and football, this date will forever be imbedded because my dad passed away last year on that date.

Like the groundhog image above, he carried us three daughters into adulthood and I will be forever grateful. He also read all my books and shared them with other residents of the VA home where he lived during the last years of his long life. (GO NAVY!)

Enjoy the day the way you decide.  I will lift a glass of sugar-free root beer (his favorite) to my dad.  AND I will promote my latest giveaway which you can learn more about on my BLOG as I promote my Clan of Dragons series.

SPARKSPARK

is Book #1

Clan of Dragons series

ON SALE

$.99 (US)

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Happy Hogmanay and a Blessed New Year!

Hogmanay fireworksAlthough many of my books take place in the United States, sometimes I include characters from Scotland. Scots celebrate holidays a little differently, especially in centuries past. One such celebration is called HOGMANAY.

When I first heard of it I thought of pigs. Wrong! it is simply what Scots call the last day of the year, what we all call New Year’s Eve. Some scholars believe this to have its roots in ancient times when Nordic tribes acknowledged the Winter Solstice, the Vikings enjoyed The Yule, and many Scots celebrated Samhain. Roots are important, but for people of the world welcoming in the year 2020, whether you do it with the bang of fireworks or the clink of glasses of whisky, enjoy the season…

…and read a book!

Heaven-sent Highlander

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Happy Hogmanay!

Nancy Lee Badger

Winter Wonderland Book Sale

ice ciclesWhile my edits for my next book are in the hands of my editor, I thought about what I could do to stir up some new readers. With 27 books published so far, I am always looking for a bigger and wider audience. This is one reason why I wrote Rescuing Christmas. It is a small-town sweet romance.

A Manhattan businessman on a December vacation to Canada, is stuck in Boston due to a snowstorm. Instead of waiting for another flight, he drives through the Vermont woods. Forced off the road, his rental ends up in a pond. When a firefighter sliding down the muddy slope to help him slams into him instead, his papers go flying and his phone disappears. Before he can complain, his mud-covered rescuer in firefighting bunker gear is a woman!Rescuing christmas

Regular Price: $5.99 SALE PRICE: $2.99 at AMAZON

The other sale item is my Scottish Time-Travel series, Highland Games Through Time. This 4 book Boxed set contains over 900 pages!

Set in both the Scottish Highlands around Wick, near the North Sea, as well as present day New England, experience the athletics, the pipers, crafters, witches, and sensual romance. Dragon in the Mist, a bonus novella, is set in Scotland’s present day Loch Ness, where the Loch Ness monster lives on land as a Scottish bar maid. When an America scientist arrives to study earthquakes around the loch, romance erupts.

 

Regular Price: $4.99 SALE PRICE: $.99 at AMAZON

The Sale ends soon, so enjoy the coming WINTER WONDERLAND and keep warm reading books!

Nancy Lee Badger

 

 

Birthdays, Battles, and Books!

nancy lee badger cakeMy birthday is this month but it usually gets missed. Sending me a card? It probably will get delayed due to Veteran’s Day which the USA celebrates every year on November 11th. That’s okay. As the daughter, daughter-in-law, and mother of veterans, I will not complain (loudly).

The books I mentioned are my latest release, Rescuing Christmas and Heaven-sent Highlander. That second book, which is the second in my Warriors in Bronze series, was released months earlier BUT my publisher has released the PRINT VERSION today! I don’t know about you, but I prefer to read print books because the feel of the paper and the scent of the ink is comforting.

So, here is the scoop on Heaven-sent Highlander, released in ebook and print by Soul Mate Publishing:

At an American museum, surrounded by Auguste Rodin’s bronze statues, a Scottish Fae beauty is at a crossroads. Now that Gwendolyn’s friends are engaged, and the demon they fought vanquished, should she return home? After committing a terrible act, she could not explain to her cousin why she had appeared on his doorstep.

Alexander awoke in darkness inside a bronze statue, remembering how the green of Scotland’s Culloden field had turned red with blood that day in 1746. Had he died before awakening nude and sightless in front of strangers in present-day Raleigh, North Carolina? The mystery of how was overshadowed by why. Told that another warrior awoke when a demon threatened to take over the world, had a second demon escaped Hell? When the demon appears and demands Gwen join him, Alex must use all his new skills, weapons, and Heaven-sent powers to keep her and the world safe.

Heaven-sent Highlander

 

BUY THE PRINT BOOK AT THESE LOCATIONS!

Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CAN  

Amazon AUS    Quail Ridge Books    B-A-M

Book Depository   Barnes & Noble  

Getting back to MY BIRTHDAY, I am giving away a prize package, no purchase necessary, so follow the link HERE (Ends Nov. 13, 2019)

…and don’t miss… Rescuing christmas