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Kiss Me, Lynn, by Linda George

KISS ME, LYNN, the second book in the Kiss Me Series by Linda George, is FREE on from May 1-5!


Below are photos from Linda’s tour of Peru–Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and Machu Picchu–that will give the reader a unique insight to the places visited by Lynn and Alex in the book.

3 KISS ME, LYNN Photos–Cusco continued

We stayed at the Casa Andina Sacred Valley Hotel.  Unbelievable place!

Fountains, gardens, and what a view!  The front desk.  Notice the ever-present urn of coca tea on the right!  The "hall" outside our room!

Maras was fascinating.  These depressions were used to develop seeds for different altitudes.

Sacred Valley--Maras

Ollantaytambo was the only place where the invading Spanish were turned back by the Inca guarding the Sacred Valley.

Sacred Valley--Ollantaytambo for real 2

We took the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo, also called Aguas Calientes.

We arrive at the train station in Aguas Calientes  Looking the other way  Walking from the train station to our hotel

Machu Picchu!!!!

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I hope you’ve enjoy this very brief tour!  I also hope you enjoy the tour with Alex and Lynn!



2 KISS ME, LYNN Photos From Peru–Cusco!

We flew from Lima to Cusco.

The Andes  Coming into Cusco  Looking down on a portion of Cusco

Cusco was completely different from Lima, mainly because there was SUNSHINE instead of 100% cloud cover, the traffic was much more reasonable, and the city matched our expectations of what Peru would look like!

Above our part of town, showing yet another church and more tile roofs  Another example of the Spanish colonial architecture  Cusco--mountainside homes  One of Cusco's narrow streets, and the neighborhood on the hill above

We stayed at the Picoaga Hotel, with its beautiful courtyard and walkways overlooking the courtyard.  This is where Alex and Lynn danced.

The courtyard of our Cusco hotel  The hallway outside our room  Two kids admiring the fountain and fresh flowers in the courtyard  Another view of the courtyard from our room door

This is the corner room where Lynn and Sharon stayed, on the second floor.

Our courtyard again

That evening, we went to the Museo del Pisco, a couple of blocks from the hotel and across the plaza.  There, we made our own Pisco Sours then went downstairs to the big booth, and had some wonderful tapas, which included shrimp that were absolutely delicious!  Lynn went crazy over them, too!

Perfecting our shaker technique  Sampling the cuisine in the basement of El Museo de Pisco, along with our host Andrew Flowerdew.

The Coricancha.

The colonade surrounding the courtyard inside the Church of Santo Domingo, built atop the ruins of the Inca temple, Coricancha (Golden Courtyard)

Sacsahuaman.  Incredible Inca stonework!

Cusco--Sacsahuaman 3  Closer still  Cusco--Sacsahuaman 1

Qenko–Bird and Animal Sanctuary.  Linda with alpacas, a gorgeous bird, and an Andean condor about to stretch his wings!

Linda, feeding hungry llamas and alpacas  Linda, with a macaw, at the bird sanctuary  A reserve employee, Roy, and friend

The Caballos de Paso–“Dancing Horses.”

Part of the horse show we watched during our buffet lunch at Posada Tunupa


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KISS ME, LYNN Photos from Peru!

12. Larco Museum

      I promised in Kiss Me, Lynn to post photos from our tour of Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and Machu Picchu in my blog so readers can see the places toured in the book.  Let’s start with Lima!

We flew into Lima and stayed at the Casa Andina Hotel.  Here’s the lobby:

1. Lobby of Casa Andina Miraflores--Lima    Part of Lima hotel lobby

This is the view from our room, which Lynn and Sharon see their first morning in Lima:

2, The fabulous view from our Lima hotel room.  Just kidding!

First stop in Lima was Pachacamac, and the Pyramid of the Sun.  There are the Peruvian dogs dressed in sweaters, to keep them warm during the winter.

4. Temple of the Sun--Pachacamac  3. Temple of the Sun--Pachacamac  5. Lima--Pachacamac--dogs in sweaters

Here are some photos of the city of Caral, where there are eight pyramids older than the pyramids on the Giza Plateau in Egypt:

More stonework--probably the foundation for a small pyramid temple  7. Two of Caral's pyramids.  The plastic covers current archaeological digs.    8. Looking toward the peak of La Huanca, from one of the corners of the pyramid Close-up of restored stonework in amphitheater


This is the restaurant at Barranca that won the contest for “best ceviche.”  You’ll see the television in the corner with the loop of the owner receiving the award.  The restaurant was right on the coast.

9. Lima--Barranca--table and tv  10. A view of the Pacific Ocean from Barranco  11. Barranca, on the Pacific Coast


This is the Larco Museum, where Lynn and Sharon and the group had lunch before touring the pre-Inca artifcats:

12.  Larco Museum   13. Incredible bougainveillas at the entrance to the Larco complex  14.  Looking across the garden from the museum entrance toward the restaurant  15. Connie Lamm in the Larco garden  16. Yet another view of this incredible display!

Here are some of the thousands of vessels housed in the museum:

Just a few of the thousands of Moche pots that have been unearthed  Moche pots depicting agricultural products like gourds

This is a kipu–a counting device used by the Inca to count livestock, crops, and even people:

Quipu--the string and knot accounting system that pre-dated the Inca


From Lima, we flew to Cusco!



KISS ME, LYNN is released as E-book


At last! KISS ME, LYNN—-Book 2 of the Kiss Me Series—- has been released and is on Amazon now, in e-book format!

Lynn Hanson and her best friend, Sharon, join a tour group going to Peru during the summer break from teaching. They’ll visit Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and Machu Picchu, the famous lost city that is now considered one of the Wonders of the World! As a high school World History teacher, Lynn is thrilled to be able to experience the land where the Inca lived, but most of all to be part of their crowning achievement–Machu Picchu.

Before they leave, though, Lynn’s mother begins acting strangely–forgetting simple things, leaving home and being unable to find her way back–symptoms that point to Alzheimer’s–but a neurologist thinks there could be another cause for her behavior. While on the tour, Lynn and Sharon receive e-mail updates from Lynn’s father that are increasingly upsetting, but there’s nothing Lynn can do from Peru! She receives comfort from the entire group, and also from their handsome Peruvian guide, Alex Vereau, who is drawn to Lynn as more than a turista, even more than a special friend.

Lynn feels the attraction, too, but how could they ever have a relationship when they live in different countries–on different continents! Every day brings disturbing news from home, and even stronger feelings between Lynn and Alex. How can she tell him good-bye? How can he let her go?

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Cover Design by Carrie Peters Spencer




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Tom’s Angel is in the middle of a 5-day free download promotion. Get your copy today!

THREE FREE BOOKS January 30 – February 1

Three of my books are FREE today on Amazon!

Kiss Me Chloe–contemporary romance–Book One of the Kiss Me Series

Silver Lady–historical romance

Ask a Shadow to Dance–time travel romance

Next week, my new historical romance, Tom’s Angel, will be free from February 5-9.  This book is the long-awaited sequel to Gabriel’s Heart, now available in e-book format from Harlequin Historicals under my pseudonym, Madeline George

I hope you enjoy these stories!







TOM’S ANGEL is released as E-Book

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Hello!  It’s been too long since I’ve stopped by  I hope to visit more often this year.  During my long silence, though, I’ve been busy writing new books!  The covers for my two early 2014 releases are above.  Let me tell you a little about each book.

My new historical romance, Tom’s Angel, will be available for purchase on Amazon this weekend! And there’s something really special about this book! It’s a sequel to a novel I published long ago for Harlequin Historiclas–Gabriel’s Heart, written under my pseudonym Madeline George. Gabriel’s Heart  is currently available in e-book format from HH, so if you haven’t read the first book in this series, you can still get it! There will be four novels in this series. I’ll let you know when to look for Will’s Lady and Bo’s Fancy.

Tom’s Angel

Tom McCabe has been asked by his father to go to Ft. Worth to escort a young woman back to Denver. When Tom gets to the house where this young woman lives, he is shocked by its location. What kind of woman lives among prostitutes?

Rosalie Kincannon lives in the infamous Hell’s Half Acre, where “soiled doves” ply their trade in saloons and dance halls. Rosalie’s father, William, owns the Yellow Rose and relies on Rosalie to serve as nurse and midwife to the women who work there. The women call her “an angel to the soiled doves.”
Rosalie promised her mother she would never become one of the women she cares for, that she’d be a “proper lady.” But Rosalie has never had an opportunity to leave the Acre and pursue a life of her own with a husband and children.

When her father uses her as a bet in a card game—and loses—she is suddenly faced with being indentured to a vile man from Denver whose intentions toward her are anything but “proper.”

When Tom arrives at Rosalie’s door, he is shocked to find a lady whose life in the Acre is truly hell. He vows to find a way to release her from the indenture, so her dream of being a proper lady will be achieved. But there are other problems standing in his way that involve his father and his two brothers, Will and Bo and the McCabe Ranch he’s called home all his life.

Tom never dreamed he’d find the woman destined to share his life in Hell’s Half Acre. He had to come to hell to find an angel.

Cover design by Carrie Peters Spencer,


Kiss Me, Lynn

This is the second novel in the Kiss Me Series that began with Kiss Me, Chloe last April. This novel is special to me because the setting is (surprise!) Machu Picchu! The novel is doubly special because our wonderful tour guide, Alex Vereau, gave me permission to use his name, his photo, and bits and pieces of stories he told us about his career as a guide. That’s Alex on the cover, above a photo I took of Machu Picchu with bromeliads blooming in the foreground. I’ll be telling you more as the book’s release gets closer. My goal, while telling you Alex and Lynn’s story, is to give you a feeling of what it’s like to be at Machu Picchu, the sacred city of the Inca.

I promised photos of our amazing trip to Machu Picchu last July and I promise they’ll be posted soon!   We took more than 2000 photos during the twelve days we toured Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and Machu Picchu and it’s taken months to get them cropped and labeled and put in order.  At last, I’ll be able to share them with you.  They’ll be posted sometime next week, so please check back to get a glimpse of our amazing experience of walking where the Inca walked, seeing what the Inca saw, and feeling their presence in the only place the Spanish didn’t find and destroy.  Machu Picchu has been named one of the Wonders of the World.  After being there, I agree with that designation 100%



SILVER LADY is available now and will be FREE this weekend!

Silver Lady, historical romance by Linda George

SILVER LADY is now available through Amazon in Kindle format, priced at $2.99. But over the Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, it will be FREE! This book was originally published by Five-Star Expressions in 2007 in hard cover for $26.95. As you can imagine, it sold primarily to libraries. I’m thrilled to be able to offer the book now in e-book format through Amazon Kindle! This is a sensuous historical romance, set in Colorado in the mid-1880s during the silver boom days. I hope you’ll get your FREE copy this weekend! If you like the book, I’d appreciate your posting a review on Amazon.

I’m hard at work on the second novel in the Kiss Me Series. KISS ME, CINDY stars the same Cindy from KISS ME, CHLOE. The setting is the Antiques Weekend in Round Top, Texas, and the surrounding towns, that occurs twice a year. That’s where Cindy will meet Matthew who attends the show looking for a cutting horse saddle. Matthew knows nothing about antiques, and Cindy knows nothing about cutting horses, so finding common ground is a challenge for both of them. An antique bench outside an antiques shop ends up being really important for their budding relationship. I’ll post more information–and the stunning cover designed by Carrie Peters Spencer of Cheeky Covers (Carrie designed the covers for KISS ME, CHLOE and SILVER LADY, too!)–later in the summer, closer to the publication date.

Being able to write, polish, then publish my novels on my own timetable has been a wonderful experience for me. I’m able to get books to my readers much sooner than if I went through a traditional publisher. The big romance publishers are acquiring titles now for 5-6 years from now! That’s a long time to wait for a book from an author you enjoy reading. I’m happy to bring you two novels from the Kiss Me Series this year, along with two of my previously published novels–SILVER LADY, and, coming in July, ASK A SHADOW TO DANCE.

ASK A SHADOW TO DANCE is a sensuous time-travel romance set in Memphis in present day and 1885. It has an intriguing premise! I promise you’ll enjoy this venture into moving from the past to the present and back again all through the story! I can’t wait to show you the new cover for this book, too!

Thanks to those who wrote to tell me how much they enjoyed KISS ME, CHLOE. There’s no greater joy for an author than hearing from readers who enjoyed the book!

I promise more posts will be added to this blog, now that I’ve gotten past several non-writing tasks that took up an enormous amount of my writing time. I never knew coordinating a Job Fair could be so time-consuming! Now, I can focus on writing more romantic stories I hope you’ll love!

What a Thrill!

The 5-day free download promotion is over and I have to say I’ve been blown away by the response!  About 3500 readers took advantage of the 5-day free download promotion and downloaded the book.  Since the end of the promotion, close to 300 more readers have bought the book. 

When the reviews for Kiss Me, Chloe started coming in, I couldn’t believe what some readers said.  Here are a few of their comments that made me feel all warm and fuzzy:

Best love story ever!

By Jessica Bowers

“Kiss Me, Chloe” is a sweet story about finding true love when you least expect it….

“This book was so enchanting the way these two are brought together and the trials they are put through to show them it is meant to be. The author really depicted a picture with her words, describing the wonderful views of Ouray, and the wonderful people that the characters came to know. It is a romantic story with realistic views on true love and how two people can be brought together by destiny. This book had me pulled in from the first page. The story is silly at the right moment and will have you rooting for Kyle to win Chloe’s heart. “Kiss Me, Chloe” is a must read for anyone who believes in true love.

Loved this book. . .

By GumboMom  

I absolutely loved this book. It was a sweet romance story that showed some of the struggles one would have after a bad relationship. Some of the fears that Chloe had were real and kept her from wanting to repeat those same mistakes again. I loved how patient Kyle was and how he continually showed her all the little ways he cared like just listening to her and being concerned for her well-being.

I can’t I wait for more in the series. I hope I won’t have to wait long!

An absolute delight!

By Charlotte B.

This is a delightful book. It’s a sweet romance set in one of my favorite places, Ouray, Colorado. Fond memories of my trips to that part of Colorado came to mind while reading this book. The places that Chloe travels through to get to Ouray come alive as she makes her way to her new life. The characters are intelligent. The dialogue is smart and funny. You won’t find any graphic language or sex in this novel which is a breath of fresh air in this day and age. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to my 17 yea- old granddaughter. I look forward to reading the next book in the Kiss Me series.


By Sheila K. Wyborny

This is a heartwarming story of reassessing and reinventing. Chloe has chosen to step out of her city—and her comfort zone—and away from the dregs of an unhealthy relationship. She learns that a real relationship is one in which the hopes and dreams of BOTH partners are valued. Strong characters, a believable story, and a beautiful setting. Great work, Linda George

Kiss Me, Chloe is a sweet romance.

By Allison Williams

When Chloe finally realizes her workaholic, always-putting-off-marriage-until-the-next-promotion, high school sweetheart is not the same guy she fell in love with, she begins a journey to find herself. While trying to be perfect to please Greg, she has somehow lost herself. She packed her things and left hot and humid Houston, Texas for the cool peaks of Colorado to reevaluate her life. Kiss Me, Chloe is set in Ouray, Colorado, which is one of my favorite places. The characters are believable, down-to-earth people. The reader can connect each one with someone they have known. I love the fact that the romance is sweet and wholesome, rather than hot and steamy. While feelings of desire surface, it doesn’t make you blush to think someone could be reading over your shoulder.


Know what these reviews, along with all the others, made me want to do?  The happy dance, of course.  But more than that, these readers (and all the others) who took time to tell me how much they enjoyed the book made me want to get busy immediately writing the second book in the Kiss Me Series, which will be Kiss Me, Cindy.  And after that will be Kiss Me, Margaret.  Then Kiss me, Fran.  I won’t be able to write them fast enough!

Many thanks to everyone who read Kiss Me, Chloe and to those who said they can’t wait to read the next book in the series, I’m going to do my best to get it published by August instead of October.  You’ve inspired me!  I promise I won’t make you wait too long for another story from the Kiss Me Series.