Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tirgearr Publishing presents Kemberlee Shortland


As I tried to think of something to write for this blog post, many things came to mind . . . research, character development, plotting, etc. Anyone who knows me knows I like to do things a little outside the box. So with that in mind, I'd like to talk about something called Christmas.

I know, I know. You're cringing already. I hear Americans saying, "But it's not even Thanksgiving already!" And I hear others saying it's still too early in the season for whatever reason.

But in publishing, as with many other businesses, sometimes we have to think ahead of schedule.

Many know that I, and my husband, own Tirgearr Publishing. But I'm also an author. Marrying the two has been challenging, but it has it's many rewards. As an author, I can tell you about my books and the wonderful stories, in my opinion, that I've written and highly recommend you read. As a publisher, I can do the same thing, but on a bit of a grander scale.

Which brings me to The Power of Love. This is my favorite of the shorter works I've written to date. In that it's a Christmas story is a bit ironic since I'm not really a Christmas person (though I'm learning!).

The Power of Love is the story of Christmas promises and Christmas wishes. And Christmas miracles. It's also about love, hope, understanding, and well . . . miracles. I hope this story inspires readers to believe in Christmas miracles, too, by the end of the story.

I mention this story in particular out of all the stories I've published, not because it's my favorite of my shorter works and I think everyone should read it, but also because it's part of a fabulous holiday release week coming up.

3-7 December, Tirgearr Publishing is hosting a Christmas week special. During the first week in December, we'll be publishing a story a day, each holiday oriented --

3 December - Christmas Present by Isabo Kelly
4 December - Dulcet by Dellani Oakes
5 December - The Trouble with Mistletoe by Kristi Ahlers
6 December - The Power of Love by yours truly

And on 7 December, Tirgearr Publishing is releasing a book called Just Desserts. Each of our authors has contributed their favorite holiday-inspired desserts and treats, and some festive drinks, just for this book. Readers will find at nearly 50 recipes and drinks for their enjoyment, from traditional pies and cookies (with a twist) to more unusual favorites like Saverin Cake, Russian Teacakes, Red Velvet Cookies, and a Magpie Pie! Drinks including the traditional Mimosa to the not-so-traditional Gingersnap Martini and The Manchester!

Whatever your tastes, you're bound to find something in Just Desserts to put on your table this season.

Oh, what will this cost? NOTHING! Tirgearr Publishing and our authors are GIVING you this book as a holiday gift to say big THANK YOU for your support and for purchasing our books this year. So be sure to bookmark our website for release information for Christmas week, and join us on Facebook and/or Twitter for updates.

Happy holidays!
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When Elaine discovers she's pregnant, she hesitates telling her husband, Ethan. They're newlyweds and want to wait until they're ready to start a family. Ethan surprises her by accepting early parenthood, embracing the idea more fully than either of them expect. But when they receive bad news after a prenatal exam, both must face that their charmed lives are about to come crashing down around them.  

Do Christmas wishes really come true? Elaine will stake her life on it!

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Kemberlee Shortland is a native of Northern California who has lived in Ireland since early 1997. 

Writing since childhood, Kemberlee got her start in the digital publishing market in the early 1990s with one of the first digital book publishers who saw an opening in the market for electronically published fiction. There, Kemberlee worked as a first reader and quickly moved into editing and proofreading. During this time, she also worked as a book reviewer, served two terms as President with Reviewers International Organization (RIO Reviewers), and trained would-be reviewers on all aspects of the craft of book reviewing. 

Kemberlee has worked as a researcher for author's wishing to set their books in Ireland, she's written and published many travel articles and essays on Ireland and Irish history, and worked as a graphics and web designer. 

All the while, writing fiction has been her passion and has published several novels and short stories.

Adding to Kemberlee's background, she boasts diplomas in Canine/Feline Nutrition and in hotel and restaurant management. 

Find Kemberlee Shortland online at --

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Kemberlee Shortland will be featured on Wednesday, 14 November at It's Raining Books. She will be giving a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner that day. 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.


Kristi Ahlers said...

I'll let you off the hook for the Christmas thing since you had such a great reason! LOL! I can't wait to read your holiday book!

Kemberlee said...

Hey Kristi,

Yeah, you know I always have something up my sleeve (why do I hear the Trix commercial when I say that?) lol

Debby said...

Christmas has a magic to it that love can sometimes have as well.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Kemberlee said...

Hi Debby,

Yes! I totally agree.

Dellani Oakes said...

I'm so excited to have yet another book coming out and to be part of the Just Desserts project.

Catherine Lee said...

I'm looking forward to Just Desserts. It sounds yummy...and perfect to kick off the holiday season.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Cathy Mansell said...

Hi Kemberlee - this book the Power of Love sounds like a really good
holiday read.

The book cover is very attractive to the eye and Christmassy!