Hi, my name is D. V. Stone. I am a multi-genre author who also enjoys reading across genres. On this page you'll meet a great group of writers and get an insider's view into their lives and books. I hope you enjoy this special peek and find new and exciting reads.
Who Hi I’m Judy Kentrus. I write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, later in life stories and historical romance. In June, I released my 25th book.
I’ve always been a romantic at heart and married my high school sweetheart. I make my home in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. After raising our two children, I followed my dream to publish my books. I love to travel and include some of the places I’ve visited in my books. My stories are fun, sexy, romances that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love.
Interests When I’m not at my computer giving couples their happily-ever-after, you can find me in the kitchen, baking, especially cookies. I’ve been dubbed the cookie queen by my family and friends. At Christmas time, I bake at least fifteen different kind of cookies. No, we don’t eat all of them. I make up cookie plates and share them with my neighbors, the veterinarian who takes care of my dog, the girl who cuts my hair and not to forget the UPS guy who makes frequent stops at my house.
I post a recipe on my website every month, but change things up from cookies to comfort foods.
Network I'm a member of Romance Writers of America and New Jersey Romance Writers.
I have two desks. One is in my office that I share with my daughter who works from home. I leave her alone and she ignores my muttering when I’m talking to my characters who take over the storyline and go in their own direction. The only interruption is Gracie, our lab-mix rescue dog who goes ballistic when she sees the deer, squirrels, and an occasional black bear in my back yard.
My other desk and laptop are in my bedroom. It’s true, stories run through author’s minds even when they’re sleeping or can’t sleep. I’ll get up and open my laptop to jot down a thought about my current WIP. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what I’m writing, I never do go back to bed.
Outrageous talent or something fun like that. Do I have an outrageous talent? No, but I love to garden, when I have time. The growing season in my area starts around May. I must be very selective of what I plant because the deer eat everything. My chipmunks are very healthy because they eat the vegetables before I can pick them.
Window What's outside yours. My view is a beautiful, wooded forest, but I have a favorite tree. My husband and I planted a small pine tree in our back yard fifteen years ago. It’s at least 14 feet high. Four years ago, the winter was wicked, and we got dumped on with tons of snow. The tree was covered with so much snow it literally bent over in half. I was afraid the trunk was going to snap, but she stood the pressure. Spring arrived and she was still bent over. Friends said to cut it down, but we couldn’t do that. The persistence and will to survive was strong in that little pine tree. With the coaxing rays of the sun, it’s almost standing up straight. I guess the moral of what’s outside my window is, never give up.
Spirit of the Winds
This is my first historical romance and it’s gotten wonderful welcome by the readers of historical romance.
“All I want is my ship and the sea. No woman will ever run my life. I don’t need love.” ~ Cadell Leighton
No man is going to tell me how to run my life. All I want is my freedom. I’ll marry when I’m ready and only for love."
Cadell Leighton’s dream is about to come true. He’s worked hard to gain the knowledge to captain a new design in sailing ships. Spirit of the Winds, the latest addition to Leighton Shipping, will prove his claim to deliver cargo in record time. Wagers are heavy against him that he won’t make it back to Boston harbor alive.
His only regret is that his father, a ship’s captain, couldn’t share in the Wind’s maiden voyage. He was forced to leave his homeland under mysterious circumstances. Cade is determined to get answers to his many questions.
His command of the ship is contested by a Boston society chit who causes unforeseen calamity in his life. Backed into a corner, he’s forced to sacrifice his cherished freedom. The different moods of the sea won't be the only thing that will challenge his command and his heart.
Katherine Jameson hates the prim and proper life of a society deb. She’s being pressured into honoring a marriage contract that her mother has arranged to an undesirable clod old enough to be her father.
Her dream has always been to go to sea, following in the footsteps of her father, captain of a sailing ship. When she discovers her late father, who died under mysterious circumstances, made her part owner of a magnificent clipper, she sees it as a chance to fulfill her dream.
When these strong-willed characters are forced into a marriage neither of them wants, the storms won't only be confined to the seas. They’ll also have to work together to get answers to the questions behind their father’s past lives before they can get their much deserved, happily-ever-after.
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