Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Special Guest - Bess McBride

Happy July 1st!

I know, we celebrate our country's independence on July 4th, but hey, what's wrong with starting early?

Today the White Roses would like to welcome fellow TWRP author, Bess McBride with two of her five books as our special guest!

Thanks, Roses, for spotlighting me today. I’m happy to be here. I’m Bess McBride, and I write romances in several different genres...contemporary, light paranormal/fantasy (lovelorn ghosty stuff a la Ghost and Mrs. Muir), time travel and romantic suspense. I have five books in print with The Wild Rose Press, and two more on the way. You can contact me through my web site at My tag line is “Romances for the Shy Girl in All of Us,” and I tend to write romances where the love scenes are fade to black, if not sweet. That’s what I like to read, and that’s what I like to write! I hope you enjoy the blurbs.”

A Train Through Time, time travel, sweet

Blurb: College teacher Ellie Standish thinks she’s on a sleek modern train heading to a conference on women’s studies in Seattle, but she awakens from a night’s doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. When the leader of the group—one handsome, green-eyed Robert Chamberlain—finally convinces her the date is indeed 1901, a skeptical Ellie decries any eccentric theories of time travel and presumes she is smack dab in the middle of a very interesting historical dream. She turns the directorial reins of her dream over to one smitten and willing Robert, only to realize that dreams cannot last forever. Someday, she must wake up to reality, though Ellie no longer has any idea what reality is. She only knows that Robert must play an important part in her future. But how can he...if he’s only a figment of her imagination or worse yet...a man who belongs to an era long past?

Caribbean Dreams of Love, light paranormal/fantasy, sensual (no explicit love scenes/fade to black)

Blurb: Daisy and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lily, are embarking on a Caribbean cruise. She isn't looking for anything special on the cruise other than a pleasant break from her humdrum existence as long-time divorced single mother to a busy teenage girl. She certainly isn't prepared for an enigmatic man named Peter whose idiosyncrasies in dress and speech mark him as an eccentric person to avoid. But Daisy can't avoid him. In fact, she begins to obsess about him from the first moment she catches him staring at her in the cruise ship terminal. Peter remains elusive and mysterious throughout the cruise. She catches sight of him occasionally, never often enough to please her, and they connect one wonderful night as he sweeps her into his arms for a waltz. A waltz? On a Caribbean cruise ship? While Daisy's dinner companions share nightly tales of the legends of cursed pirates, Daisy dreams of the mysterious man who has captured her heart.

Wow, find out more about Bess's titles at her website or The Wild Rose Press!

Hope you've enjoyed our guest today. Come back often to see what's going on in the lives and writing careers of the White Roses.

Until later...take care and Be Blessed!


Sharon Donovan said...

Welcome, Bess! Thanks for being our special guest today. You are one busy lady and I love the sound of your books! I could almost imagine myself on the cruise, being swept away on a waltz. They're on my TBR list. Best of luck with all your upcoming books, Bess!


Sharon Donovan
Romantic Suspense with a Twist of Faith

Mona Risk said...

Hello Bess, nice blurbs. I can't imagine anything more romantic than to waltz while on a cruise. I will have to check it. Wishing you the best with your books.

P.L. Parker said...

Good morning:

Love the sound of "cruise." Enjoyed reading about your books. Right down my alley. Good luck and many sales.


Beth Trissel said...

Hi Bess. :) One of my very first friends at the Wild Rose, a lovely lady and super writer. When I saw your name I popped on ever. I'm sadly behind in my TBR pile but you are in it!

Sandy Wickersham-McWhorter said...

I read a train-bound time travel once where the heroine ended up in the old west, and I loved it. Time travels are the best of the fantasy "get-away-from-it-all" type romances. My curiosity is piqued by this strange man's identity??? Congratulations on your 2 newest releases. Sandy Wickersham-McWhorter

Colleen Love said...

Wonderful looking stories, Bess!


Bess McBride said...

Thank you, Sharon! You say the nicest things. And thanks to Pam for inviting me in!


Bess McBride said...

Thank you for your kind words, Mona!

Bess McBride

Bess McBride said...

It's good to hear from you, P.L. Thanks for leaving a comment!


Bess McBride said...

I know what you mean, Beth! I'm behind in just about everything, including reading...and writing!


Bess McBride said...

Thank you for stopping by, Sandy. I remember that you and I share a love of train time travels!


Bess McBride said...

Thank you for stopping by, Colleen!


Laurean Brooks said...


"Train Through Time" was one of four books I requested for Mother's Day. I haven't started it yet because I was really generous and allowed my sister to read it first. (She has more time to read than I do, and goes through 3 books to my one.) She should be a reviewer.

She just gave it back and said, "I loved it!" Can't wait to start it. But first I must finish Ashley Ludwig's "All or Nothing." Another great book.

Looks like your latest release will be another "must have."

Keep those fingers working, girlfriend.


Celia Yeary said...

Dear Bess-I'm glad to see you on the White Rose blog. I'm not an author of the White rose, because my heroines and heroes tend to do things that wouldn't fit the White Rose line. However, I always have a thought in the back of my head that one day I may tackle a project for them.I really do love books in which the story is the thing. I remember your RV Romance blog--that's where I discovered what a wonderful person and writer you are--Good luck with your books! Celia

Cindy K. Green said...

Hey Bess,
So glad we had you on the White Roses blog. I absolutely loved a Train Through Time. Such a good sweet read. Wishing you all the best.