In honor of my mother’s birthday today, I thought I would look at the February birthday flower. There are various choices out there as there is no one system of birth month flowers or indeed, flower language as a whole, but I was fascinated by the iris.
It seems that the iris has had a number of meanings over the centuries. Since there is a Greek goddess named Iris, one possible meaning is “eloquence.” Other meanings are wisdom, faith, hope, and valor. I may have to use Iris as a heroine name now, with all of those great qualities being symbolized in this beautiful flower.
Are there other February birth flowers that you prefer?
Newly Updated and Reissued: Book One of the Kent Confidential Series!
After years of hiding herself in a protective cocoon, Cass Bellair steps out of her narrow world for jury duty. All she hopes to earn from the experience is lunch with the cute guy sitting behind her in court. Unfortunately, the defendant has different ideas. His henchmen are looking for weak spots in everyone involved in the trial.
Cass has a past tailor-made to haunt her. Soon, it seems no one wants the defendant to be convicted except the other jurors. The last person Cass can trust is the only person who can help her…
When Cass learns fellow juror Ben Cameron was once the friend of a man who brutalized her, she wants nothing to do with him. He is her enemy. Still, they are forced to work together to uncover the roots of the conspiracy targeting the jury. Getting close to Ben will put Cass’s heart at risk, but staying away will put the lives of many, including her own friends and family, in danger.
I hope you have a wonderful 2019! I have two new hardback Heather Redmond mysteries out this year, and we’ll see what else the year brings. I hope you follow me on Instagram if you haven’t already. It’s my favorite social media site at the moment and I post lots of art pieces and journal entries.
Lord Hatbrook and all his friends are on sale for one week! Sales prices on the entire series are available from October 28th to November 2nd, so buy the rest of the series yourself, or stock up on holiday gift cards…
Kobo.com is having a big historical mystery sale and dropped my $12.99 price down to $3.99, but only for the next eight days! Amazon and Walmart have matched so far. I don’t think we’ll see this price again this year, so snap up the ebook now and you can even buy it for Christmas gifts now on Amazon with their new gifting feature.
Heads up, Readers! The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion will be leaving Kindle Unlimited on October 4th and loaded out to other retailers. Hunting John Doe will be leaving Kindle Unlimited on October 8th and loaded out to other retailers. If you are a KU fan, it’s time to download these!
Wild Image is up on retailers across the world as of today. All the other titles that I have control of will be “wide-loaded” over the course of the week. I’m really excited for you Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple etc readers out there to have access to many of my contemporary stories for the first time.
It’s amazing what I can accomplish when school is in session…
Heather Redmond is giving away a physical copy of the CD audio version of A Tale of Two Murders. You don’t want to miss hearing the amazing Tim Campbell work his accent magic. Join the newsletter on http://www.heatherredmond.com before Thursday, August 9th.
When young Krinar scientist Tomek’s forest experiment goes horribly wrong, he crashes under a tree. Badly wounded in the accident, he’s found by mushroom hunter Keziah Roark, who doesn’t recognize him as an alien male. She attempts to drive him to a hospital, assuming he is a fellow hunter, but he refuses to go before losing consciousness. Following the independent code of the circuit pickers, she nurses him in her Washington State cabin in the hopes he’ll recover his memory as he heals.
After Tomek wakes, he knows nothing but hunger for the delicious female he assumes is his mate. Keziah is a virgin but is too aroused to resist the darkly sexy male. Taking him to Ellet, the Krinar’s human biology expert, for medical attention, seems the right thing for Keziah to do, but the consequences of learning Tomek isn’t human might break both their hearts.
On the eve of the Victorian era, London has a new sleuth . . .
In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper’s co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss’s daughter, vivacious nineteen-year-old Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times when a scream shatters the pleasant evening. Charles, Kate, and her father rush to the neighbors’ home, where Miss Christiana Lugoson lies unconscious on the floor. By morning, the poor young woman will be dead.
When Charles hears from a colleague of a very similar mysterious death a year ago to the date, also a young woman, he begins to suspect poisoning and feels compelled to investigate. The lovely Kate offers to help—using her social position to gain access to the members of the upper crust, now suspects in a murder. If Charles can find justice for the victims, it will be a far, far better thing than he has ever done. But with a twist or two in this most peculiar case, he and Kate may be in for the worst of times . . .