Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tirgearr Publishing presents Carley Bauer and Lynette Willows

CARLEY BAUER and LYNETTE WILLOWS

When Carley and Lynette began writing interactively, little did they realize they would become published authors. They met on an interactive writing group ten years ago and immediately hit it off. Since then, they estimate having written at least ten books worth of stories. It's proved an addicting and enjoyable apprenticeship.

In 2009, life took over. Lynette launched a busy freelance writing career, while Carley's writing took a temporary backseat to a growing family. The dynamic writing duo lost touch for nearly two years. Lynette was thrilled when she read an email from Carley imploring her to return to their previous writing pursuit. Carley's inquiry hung heavy in the air as she awaited a response. Would Lynette even consider interactive writing again?

Lynette also missed the creative process. Most of her freelance assignments were either artistically dry or journalistic in nature. Hungry to re-establish both their friendship and fresh story lines they entered their endeavor with a vengeance. Within six months the co-writers had created approximately three full books worth of stories, with the fourth started, set in Carley’s favorite era, the American Revolutionary War. Even with the freelance deadlines Lynette had to contend with and Carley with her contract job, they managed to set aside at least two hours a day to writing on the storyline.

The result is a suspenseful, well researched romance based in the most exciting time in American history. The characters are flawed but heroic, the plot is intense and the setting is raw and chaotic. Colton Rolfe is arrogant, prideful and not trusting of the fairer sex. Cassandra Courtney Brooks is also prideful and stubborn.  A newly arrived Briton, she's struggling to prove her patriotism to her newly adopted land, while striving to understand her own emotions and spirit.

The authors of this series are proud that they do not write the typical romance heroes. Their collaboration results in the creation of flawed, very human main characters. The reader will also enjoy a colorful cast of supporting personalities.

Thus began the first book in the “Sons of Liberty” series. By June of 2011, both ladies were going through empty nest syndrome, and decided it was time to live the dream they both held for so long; that of being published authors. They earnestly discussed seeking publication, which they ultimately did.

“No Gentleman is He”, the first book in the series, was accepted by Tirgearr Publishing and is slated for release in early 2013.


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Young, adventurous and widowed in a new land, English born aristocrat Cassandra Courtney Brooks dreams of raising a superior breed of saddle horse. With a resolve to see her dreams to fruition, the young widow accepts an offer from the owner of Varina Farms. She is soon forced to question the wisdom of that decision when she finds herself enamored with the arrogant and dangerous yet lusty man.

It was rumored Colton Rolfe carries the savagery of his Indian great-grandmother Pocahontas’ people. Scorned most of his life because of his ancestry, Colt’s only true love is the wild equine beasts on his plantation. His selfish desire to breed his horses with Cassandra Brooks’ stock results in him defying all societal rules, offering her the normally masculine position of steward at Varina Farms.

Colt's resentment grows toward the crown's taxes and his assistance to Sons of Liberty missions. However, things are more complicated by his suspicion that Cassandra could possibly be a British spy. Colton deliberately exaggerates his normally surly attitude and rude behavior, attempting to fight his growing desire for the woman.

Cassandra’s love for her newly adopted nation is second only to her desire for the reputably savage Colton. But can she trust her heart to a man with his reputation?

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Carley Bauer enjoys life on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. with her husband and their blue eyed feline, Noelle. After 30 years as a state contractor in a self employed capacity, she decided to try her hand at her first love, writing.


She loves being an empty nester, free to travel with her husband. Still involved with her children and grandchildren, Carley loves big family dinners.

Some of her other hobbies are fashion, the occasional bite of the Big Apple where the excitement feeds her natural love of city life and home decor, which boasts a collection of Fenton Glassware.
 Find Carley Bauer online at --


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Lynette Willows is a mother, wife, and the property of two Maltese. Verbally awkward, she has always put her thoughts to paper and eventually realized this was what writers do. Hence, the profession chose her instead of the other way around.

She served ten years of apprenticeship as a freelance writer in between raising boys and serving hot suppers to a hard working husband.

She has a love of odd facts and her favorite hobby is historical research.

She is an avid camper, fisherman, and chases storms for the adrenaline rush. Lynette is an empty nester living with her husband in rural Alberta, Canada.

Fine Lynette Willows online at --



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Carley Bauer and Lynette Willows are not featuring during this two week tour, but be sure to comment on their page to be eligible for entry into our grand prize draw at the end of the tour. Each commenter's name will also be added into the grand prize drawing at the end of the tour which has a total value of $150.00! See how it works here.


 

8 comments:

Isabo Kelly said...

Ladies, No gentleman He sounds so good! Can't wait for the release.

Catherine Lee said...

There must be unique challenges to writing as a duo. How do you keep a unified voice? How do you determine who will write what? That's interesting to me.
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Lynette Willows said...

Thanks Isabo. I can't wait either. LOL This project has been very exciting to write, and the research was fascinating.

Lynette Willows said...

Catherine, Carley and I have been writing together for a very long time, but we still each have our own unique voice, which sometimes makes the narrative parts hard to blend, but we manage it. However, what makes it fun is that we pick a main character to write, in our case, Carley wrote for Cassandra, the female lead, and I wrote for Colton, the male lead. It allows us to get into the characters head and play off each other more realistically, I think. Each character will react to the situations differently, and our different voices are actually a benefit.
Thanks for visiting. Your comments are much appreciated.

Debby said...

I have always wondered if writing together was hard or easy.
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Carley Bauer said...

Thanks Isabo, we're excited, too!
Catherine and Debby, it's not as difficult as it seems. As Sheree said, we each start with a character. I think it blends because we edit each other and tend to write over top of each other and in the end I find myself wondering which on of us wrote what! Honestly, I find it enjoyable. Also, the time we have written together plays into it, as well. It flows and we get into a certain rhythm.

Cathy Mansell said...

Hi, Carley and Lynette working as
a duo sounds fascinating.
Did you ever fear that the partnership might not work?

Lynette Willows said...

Hi Cathy. No, not really. Like we mentioned, we had written together for many years before this, so we kind of knew how each of us worked. Of course, since I'm used to working alone professionally, I had to make a conscious effort to be sure Carol and I discussed where this book was going, and kept up on any decisions we made. There always has to be mutual respect, and be able to tell each other what's working and what's not.