Say hello to Bestselling Historical Romance writer, CINDY NORD…the USA Today Lifeblog ‘Recommended Read’ author of NO GREATER GLORY, the #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon for one full year, and book one in her four-book ‘The Cutteridge’ Series. WITH OPEN ARMS, book two, debuted in August, 2014, and zoomed strait to a #1 Bestselling Western Historical Romance. Book three, AN UNLIKELY HERO, made its’ debut on July 1st, 2016, and by evening had hit the ‘Top 100 list of Romance Books’ at Amazon. Book four in the series, BY ANY MEANS, is set for release the winter of 2017.
 
Cindy is also honored to be a contributing author alongside notable NY Times writers in the delightful SCRIBBLING WOMEN & THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM. All proceeds from this non-fiction anthology go straight to charity. She is a member of numerous writers groups, and her work has finaled or won countless times in competitions — including the prestigious Romance Writers of America National Golden Heart Contest. A luscious blend of history and romance, her stories meld both genres around fast-paced action and emotionally driven characters.
 
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Indeed, true love awaits you in the writings of Cindy Nord.

An Unlikely Hero

He’s a hard-as-stone man with a broken past…and she only reminds him of all he’s lost.

Rugged army scout Dillon Reed has met his match in spoiled Boston debutante Alma Talmadge, but an unwanted assignment escorting the beauty across the wilds of America soon evolves into a journey of monumental change for them both. With killers hot on their trail, the odds of staying alive are stacked against them…and yet, falling in love was nowhere in their plans for survival.

 

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No Greater Glory

Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home…
 
When a Union Army officer drenched in obligation collides with an unyielding southern widow locked inside her daily routines, not even the war raging around them is as explosive as the unexpected passion that erupts.
 
NO GREATER GLORY (book one of The Cutteridge Series). An RWA National Golden Heart finalist, a USA Today Lifeblog ‘Recommended Read’, & for nearly one full year, the #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon.
 

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Let’s be GOATS!!! ☺

Posted Apr 22 2017, 5:31 pm

Hey everyone [& ‘specially my writing pals], on Earth Day [or ANY day for that matter] let’s all be GOATS! Yep, goats. Why? Because emotional depths [in a novel] is what truly brings our characters to life–right? Well, for me, anyway. And tragedy or not, the highs & lows of a hero/heroine is exciting to write AND read. Speaking of ‘tragedy’…did y’all know the word originally meant “goat song?” — Yep, ’tis true.

In Grecian mythology, tragedies were known as “goat-songs” ’cause the prize in their Athenian writing contests or plays was usually a LIVE GOAT.  According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “…the Romans knew Dionysus later as Bacchus, god of all things ‘bacchanalian’: in other words he freed people from their normal self through madness, wine, and ecstasy. Sometimes the goat would be sacrificed, and a goat lament sung as the sacrifice was made. Hence the ‘goat-song’ [albeit: tragedy] became intertwined with Greek plays.”

Also, many actors/actresses in the plays dressed in goat-costumes [as satyrs — half-goat beings that worshipped and surrounded Dionysus in his revelry]. So…regardless of what you write or whether your local goat friend sings good OR bad…the ultimate outcome is guaranteed a ‘tragedy’ … LOL. See? I love tidbits of history; I want to write like a goat. WooHoo …

 

 

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