Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sun Kisses Pre-order Sale

I'm listening to Lauren Daigle's I Will Trust In You. The first time I heard it, the song jumped out at me as "This is Sun Kisses' theme song!"

Karen Borgman and Kelvin Fairbanks' story is all about TRUST. And boy, this story hit me hard a few times- right in the gut of my own trust issues. 

So fun when that happens...

I heard a sermon on Elijah in the wilderness. (1 Kings 19) You know, the one where he's on the run from the evil queen? He flees into the wilderness where God provides water from a stream and food... from a flock of dirty ravens. 

My guess is they didn't bother to bring him pizza or Chinese delivery, you think? 
Do any of us really want to know what they did bring him? Um, not so much on my end. 
But God did provide for Elijah until the time was right for him to move on. He simply chose an unconventional way of providing. 

I've been there. Have you? When you prayed for something/ or something to happen, and it did but not in the way you expected it would happen? 

This is Karen and Kelvin's story in Sun Kisses.

History drew them together and then threatened to tear them apart.

Despite her attempt to portray a woman in control, Karen Borgman’s life is a mess. Living with an uncaring, unfaithful husband had been bad enough, but his death sent her life into a humiliating tailspin. 
Only her fight to revive for her town, Madison Creek, and sharing its deep history with tourist kept her sane. When history professor, Kelvin Fairbanks, sailed into her life, Karen’s hope of a life with a good man is ignited. What could go wrong? 
But when her heart’s desire, a desire she could never attain on her own, is dropped on her doorstep, her reputation and relationship with Kelvin are threatened. 
Oh, and what’s up with Haley and Ethan? As Ethan’s new business venture grows, his time for Haley shrinks until they are like two passing ships blown and tossed in a stormy sea of busyness.

Another heartwarming story from Madison Creek Bed and Breakfast and the characters you’ve grown to love.

Sun Kisses is available for Pre-order for a limited time at only .99¢

If you'd like to find out more about Sun Kisses, and read the first chapter, check out the Sun Kisses page in the tabs section. Or simply click HERE

Let me know what you think in the comments.
I always love hearing from you.

Blessings and Peace,
Jackie C.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer is here! Ready for another visit to Madison Creek?

Snow Belle started Haley and Ethan's relationship after a rogue snow blower mishap. Then there was the short novella, Secretly In Love, where you meet Sage and Nikolai as they help Haley and Ethan with the opening of the Bed and Breakfast and BBQ restaurant.

After that, Ethan calls on his two favorite people, his sister Bekka and best friend, Stephen Gaines to come help him get his recording studio going in a renovated burned out barn. Little did he know the history between his sister and best friend hadn't been laid to rest and in Raining Fools, we find those hidden feelings are still alive and well. Or, they're alive... at least.

But that wasn't the end. No, there's so much more on the horizon.
I'd like to introduce you to Karen Borgman-Black and Professor Kelvin Fairbanks' story in Sun Kisses

Of Course Haley and Ethan's Story Continues On...

However, Sun Kisses is about Karen Borgman's attempts to put her life back in order after the demise of her unfaithful and uncaring husband, Milton. Karen can hide behind a good front of having everything in order and under control, despite the uncontrollable mess her deceased husband left behind.

Kelvin Fairbanks is trying to salvage his crumbling life and career. After being let go from his tenure as a college history professor, all he has left is researching and writing about local history based on stories that reveal more scandalous rumors than mundane boring facts. But the books earn him a nice side income and keep his publisher happy, so he doesn't see what's the harm in writing them.

While Karen helps the handsome Professor with his research, she finds something else she can't control: Her growing feelings for Kelvin. She'd never met someone who loved history as much as she does and their common bond grows into something neither of them anticipated. For the first time in years, Karen begins to hope that maybe she can be in a loving relationship.

Then her hopes are crushed when she finds a little gift left on her doorstep. Call it a parting gift from Milton that's dropped in her lap to take care of. Something she's always wanted but could never have. But to have it might ruin the promise of having something with the fun-loving Professor Kelvin.

And in the middle of all that, Haley and Ethan are experiencing the growing pains of being a newly wed couple. As Ethan's new business venture begins to grow, his time for her shrinks until they are like two passing ships blown and tossed in a stormy sea of busyness.

Expected Release-
You can look for Sun Kisses toward the end of August. I'll keep you posted and soon as I have a first chapter edited, I'll put that up for you to read, as well.

Check back for updates and more information in the coming weeks.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Grab Your Freebie!!

If you've been thinking about visiting the Madison Creek Bed & Breakfast, but haven't been quite ready to book your tickets (meaning- actually purchasing one of the books). Then have I got a deal for you!

Here's your chance for a sneak peek into the life around the town of Madison Creek. For Free!!

Here's a little bit about this free book:
Sage Dolan glanced at Nikolai Prater and inwardly whined that she’d made the pact in high school with him and her BFF, Moi Tamsyn, that the three of them would be friends forever. Nothing but friends. Yet, when Nikolai returned from the mission trip last year, Sage’s feelings for him exploded and her pact gets harder to keep.

Then on April fool’s day, she receives a letter from a secret admirer. A joke from her twin siblings.

Nikolai’s life changed after the mission trip. One thing he has to face is his feelings for Sage. Pact or no pact, he needs to let her know how he feels. Overhearing Sage and Moi talk about how they wished they received real love letters, Nikolai comes up with the perfect solution. He sends her an anonymous love letter, but instead of love, he reaps the wild, whirlwind of Sage who is already angry about being made a fool of once and won’t stand for being the fool twice.

So, you might be asking, "Where can I get this for free?"
Well, come on over to my Jackie Castle Books website and have a look around. Or you can just follow this link: Get A FREE BOOK and then choose which ebook distributor you wish to download from.

Then, when you finish reading Secretly In Love, let me know what you think about it by leaving a review. I certainly appreciate the feedback, plus they help when I want to do promotion and best of all, reviews help other readers decide if they want to read this book, too.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Pre-order sale for Raining Fools

Happy News!

​The next installment in the Madison Creek B&B series is now available for Pre-order. Get it now at the introductory price of only $1.99. After it's official release on November 1st, the price goes up to $3.99.

In case you don't get my newsletter, you can read the first couple of chapters over at the Madison Creek B&B official site. 

Read More Here

Monday, September 26, 2016

New Madison Creek Stories

Wally here with some more barking great news. Y'all need to keep your eyes on the mark and your ears up for some new story releases coming your way. 

 First off, is the release of Secretly in Love a Madison Creek Novella. This story was first published in April Fools Love novella collection titled as Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice. 

That author lady, Mrs. Castle has gone through the story, added just a bit, and is now putting it out by itself. Check out the book page on this site for a sample chapter.

I really liked Sweet Sage Dolan and Nikolai Prater's story. Bet you will, too.

Be on the look-out for Secretly In Love to release the first of October.

Here's something else fun. The Madison Creek Bed & Breakfast series has a new badge. Look for it on all full length novels. What do you think? 

Finally, my biggest tail-wagging news!

The next book in the Madison Creek B&B series will be released November 1st.  You can check out more information on the book's page, including the story's playlists and the first couple of chapters where you'll meet Bekka Winters, (Ethan's sister) and his best buddy (after me) Stephen Gaines.  

I had such a grand time while they came to stay at my Haley's Bed and Breakfast Inn. Stephen likes to throw my ball for me and Bekka is always good for an ear scratch or a walk in the woods. She likes to take pictures. I tried to make sure she had plenty of opportunities to take some of me. 

Just being neighborly and all, you know. 

Anyhoo, Raining Fools will release November 1st. Does that get your tail wagging? It does mine. I have several prime scenes in this story. I shoulda been the star of the show, but that author lady, Mrs. Castle told me this was Stephen and Bekka's story. Geeze Louise, even Haley and Ethan got more time than me. 

I have stories. Tales to tell. You know, if it weren't for me, them blasted crows would be camping in our yard all the time. And I'm the one that keeps all the folks active with our walks and throwing balls and helping them dig in the garden. Oh wait, I was supposed to keep that little secret quiet. Haley girl wasn't too thrilled with my help. Something about messing up her rose bush or something. Humans. Whatever.

Oh, I have one more morsel of news for you. This Christmas there'll be another novella collection! With another Madison Creek short story included. But I'll have to tell you more about that later. I have some crows to chase and them blasted fur tails are messing around in my trees. Geeze Louise what's a dog to do? 

Ya'll be good now. I'll be barking again at ya later.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Madison Creek Fun Continues

Welcome To Madison Creek
Where Northern Hospitality 
Southern Comfort

What do you get when a fish out of water southern gal moves up to arctic Michigan to begin a new life and instead ends up blowing the violin playing Yankee right off the road with a snowblower?

Fun and adventure. 

Snow Belle starts off this series with the account of how Haley Madison and Ethan Winters meet and manage to turn a run down barn and dilapidated old Victorian house into something amazing.

Did you know there's more going on in the town of Madison Creek? 

Check out Warm Mulled Kisses for Riveting Christmas which accounts how Haley's Memaw and Papop ended up together.

Are you signed up for my newsletter? If so, you may see Riveting Christmas in one of the upcoming letters as a bonus story for the Holiday season.


And in April Fools Love, you'll meet young Nick Prator who's been pining away for his BFF Sage Dolan for some time, but because of a pact and a case of nerves, he's not been able to tell her how he really feels. Until an April Fools love letter prank gives him an idea. But his scheme might end up making a fool out of him.
Check out the novella Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice

Look for Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice to be released in an expanded version soon.

 And, there's more. Stay tuned for more news on the next release coming soon.