Monday, November 6, 2017

Thankful Author 2017- Sharon Buchbinder

An Attitude of Gratitude

As I reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving in this lull before the holiday storm of shopping, parties, and family feeding frenzies, I thought it would be good, once again, to make a list of everything that I am grateful for this year, not only as a wife, mother, and educator, but also as a romance author.

First and foremost, I’m grateful for my family and the support they provide for me in my professional and writing endeavors. When I was given the opportunity to direct the graduate program of my dreams, my husband and son cheered me on, knowing that I love teaching and mentoring young professionals. They also realized I would need to carve time out of my family life to continue my fiction writing. To this end, my husband, son, daughter-in-law, and even my four and a half year old grandson, have supported me with enthusiasm and without reservation. 

Second, I continue to be enormously obliged to my subject matter experts, and alpha, beta and gamma readers who have forced me to rethink characters and motivation, as well as smacked me with reality checks on factual and physical matters in my works. Without careful readers, I know my writing would be less polished.

Third, I’m deeply indebted to the amazing insights of my editor and friend, Amanda Barnett of the Wild Rose Press. She is my midwife, coaching me through the delivery of my book babies. She tells me when my words sound weird (“Noised? What is this noised?”), when my titles stink (“No, not dark enough. This is a dark book.”), and writes the BEST taglines! 

Fourth, I am beholden to the larger community of writers and bloggers who support me with social media, blog visits, and shout outs on every forum known to man. I can’t keep up with all the platforms and am learning new ones each day. Thanks for having my back!

Finally, my books and stories would be meaningless without my readers. Every time a reader tells me that a book has moved her or him, I am humbled and honored. My deepest thanks to those who not only read, but also take the time to give me feedback in comments and reviews. Writers live for those moments.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. 
May your plates be full and your hearts be bursting with love and joy! 

Sharon Buchbinder

Legacy of Evil: The Hotel LaBelle Series, Book 2
by Sharon Buchbinder
Release date: October 13, 2017

First Fantasy Rose Edition, 2017
Print ISBN 978-1-5092-1722-9
Digital ISBN 978-1-5092-1723-6
Imprint: Fantasy 
Length: Rosebud 
Rating: Hot (R) 

Digital Price: 4.99 
Print Price (if applicable): 14.99

One battle, one outcome. Who will win? Good or evil?


When a wild mustang is shot in Montana, renowned horse whisperer and telepath, Emma Horserider, is called in to calm the herd and find out what happened. Once on scene she is almost killed by a bullet-spewing drone, and calls her black ops brother for back-up. 

Emma's help roars into her life covered in tattoos and riding a Harley. Remote viewer Bronco Winchester takes the assignment because he is ordered to, but he wonders what type of assistance, his boss's sister needs. That is until he sees Emma, a valiant Warrior Woman proud of her Crow heritage.

Posing as a married couple, Emma and Bronco go undercover to infiltrate and stop a hate group. Both are anxious enough without the now growing attachment they feel for one another. When the lives of many are on the line, they are not sure if they will live or die—let alone have a chance at love. 


Bronco now stood squinting in the late afternoon sun, knocking at a door with no bell, and waiting for a response. Dogs barked and a window curtain twitched. Good. Someone was home. He adjusted his pack, leaned his head back, closed his eyes, and said, “Any time now.” As the words slid out of his mouth, he heard the unmistakable sound of a shotgun being pumped.
Uh. Oh.
He raised his hands. “Don’t shoot. I’m unarmed.”
Turning slowly to face his fate, his jaw fell open, and his heart rate kicked up a notch from being on thewrong end of a shotgun or from the weapon holder’s looks, he wasn’t sure. A raven haired Amazon in a tank top, jeans, and metal tipped cowboy boots held the Mossberg 500 in a perfect military stance. Long strands of hair blew across her face in the hot breeze. A large purple bruise bloomed on her left cheek. She squinted her dark brown eyes and gave him a laser-beam once over from his dusty black boots to his sweat soaked do-rag.
“Who are you, and what do you want?”
If he hadn’t been so intent on not getting killed, he would have spent more time staring at those full, luscious, kissable lips and thinking about how she would taste. As it was, he guessed he had less than a minute to respond before getting blasted into the next county.

Book Trailer: 


“Buchbinder gives readers the chance to check back into the Hotel LaBelle with this fast-paced and hot sequel. The characters — even the bobcat — are fully realized, as is the Montana setting. The enemy this time is racism, and in what is an eerie coincidence to real life events, it is white supremacists and neo-Nazis who are presented as the titular evil.” ~~ 
RT Book Reviews, Karen Sweeny-Justice

“The author is a stickler for detail, as well as research, and I loved this story. There’s enough of the paranormal to intrigue fans of it, plus there’s enough reality to make you quake in your boots at the thought of such evil in the world. You’ll be a fan of Buchbinder once you start this series too." 
Manic Readers, Alberta


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Sharon Buchbinder has been writing fiction since middle school and has the rejection slips to prove it. An RN, she provided health care delivery, became a researcher, association executive, and obtained a PhD in Public Health. When not teaching or writing, she can be found fishing, walking her dogs, or breaking bread and laughing with family and friends in Baltimore, MD and Punta Gorda, FL.

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  1. Love YOUR ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE. I believe it's contagious.

  2. Wonderful post. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends as well as more great success with your latest release.

  3. Haha! I adore Amanda Barnett! I'm chuckling, recalling memories of certain "creative" words I used in stories. I love reading your "Attitude of Gratitude!" Wonderful post, Sharon! :)

  4. Oooh, I love 'undercover married' stories!

    Great post, Sharon.