Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Paranormal Romance, Hot Heroes & Magic!

I'm pleased to announce that I'm guest blogging over at The rantings & Ravings of Jeanne St. John's blog today.

Topic: Paranormal Romance, Hot Heroes & Magic!



Aithne Jarretta


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Monday, February 23, 2009

Catherine Bybee's Lemonade Stand Blog Award

I'm so pleased by this Award! First, it's because I feel like Break~Time Romance is a purely leisure blogspot. I am working on it in that venue because I tend to seek relaxation myself.

When a Reader comes this way I'd love for them to sit back with a tall cool one (or hot drink for those that prefer) and relax into a good story. For FREE!

Much like Catherine's Video Blog posts, this little Blogspot is for total enjoyment. *smile*

Thank You for Reading!


Next chapter of LEGEND OF OSYTHE & AMON coming tonight!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

What Does Stephen king have to do with Romance?

Stephen King wrote: “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, and hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”


I have to say that I agree, but (pause for dramatic effect...)

... here's a comercial for you.

Each chapter of LEGEND OF OSYTHE & AMON will be uploaded individually.

So I guess that means there's a commercial between each one. That just insures you can savor them longer... imagine new magickal concepts... anticipate the next event in Osythe's journey...

You'll also have a chance to jump up, stretch your legs, make some popcorn and use the ladies' room. ;o) Grab some chocolate, the dh or boyfriend and...

And if you're worried that LEGEND OF OSYTHE & AMON will be stuck strictly on your computer here at this blog--never fear! This lovely little story will be available on your MobiPocket if you so desire.

How's that for putting Romance in your Pocket?

(pretty kewl, huh?)

~ Aithne

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


The days are passing... Soon the LEGEND OF OSYTHE & AMON will begin. Here is a Magickal Moment to tease your interest.

Meliora opened the center desk drawer and studied the old pocket watch which rested upon satin in a wooden box. She couldn’t remember the last time she had actually touched it. That wasn’t an accident.

The satin gold finish glistened in the light. Such an innocuous little thing—such mighty hidden Power. Leaving it untouched until the moment it was necessary had actually given rise to its magick.
Now that it was time for her to die she must prepare it with fresh essence.

Watch for more...

Aithne Jarretta

Monday, January 12, 2009

OSYTHE Progessing into the world of Magick

Yes, you read that right. Each day she becomes more involved with the Compass of Life. Don't know exactly what that is? It's really fascinating and multidimensional.
But where does it take Osythe? Little hints will keep on coming.

In the meantime, why not enjoy my award winning short story, THE MATCHMAKER. Yes, it won an award. Second place in a contest over at LSAR.

Here’s the link to the pdf:

Before you leave, why not hit the subscribe button so you’ll receive the updates for LEGEND OF OSYTHE & AMON?


~ Aithne

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Friday, February 15, 2008

Dare to Dance

Dare to Dance

Lainey Bancroft


The 3-D Club==deceived, discarded and divorced==coerce Alex into performing at a gentleman’s club in an effort to help her shake her inhibitions, and the damage her ex-husband inflicted on her during their half-dead marriage. How could Alex know a few bumps and grinds will land her in the arms of her first love?



“Coyote Ugly. That’s it!" Riana crowed. "You better figure out how to howl at the moon, girlfriend. We registered you at Coco’s Gentlemen’s Club for the ‘Dare to Dance’ night.”

“The strip club?" Alexandra felt her gorge rise. "Dare to bare is more like it.”

“Nah, it’s a burlesque routine. They don’t want to see actual nudity, just a tease," Suzette qualified. "Ditch those granny-panties and shake it, baby.”

“I can’t.” She pressed a hand to the mix-master stirring her gut.

“Please, don’t make me do this.”

A waiter finally arrived, delivering a pitcher of margaritas and three salt-rimmed glasses. She poured with a shaking hand and downed half her drink in one healthy gulp. “Please don’t make me do this,” she mumbled again, growing dizzy at the thought of parading around on a strip club stage.

Riana laughed. “Shake that junk in your trunk. You’ve got it. Flaunt it.”

Praise for Dare to Dance . . .

Dare To Dance is a darling short story by Lainey Bancroft. Alex is courageous, even if she won’t admit it, and a wonderful woman. Life has not always been easy for her and she is determined not to let it get her down. Matt has spent years longing for Alex but he didn’t feel he was good enough for the beautiful woman. Now that he has her in his arms he is determined to claim the woman who got away. I loved his determination to reclaim Alex. I loved this story and it stayed in my mind long after the last page. I would love to know where the characters are today and how their relationship developed. An enjoyable read, Dare To Dance has its place on my keeper shelf!

Reviewed by Tara Renee Two Lips Reviews 5/5



As a full time mother to a teenaged daughter and son, pet wrangler of two spoiled labs and one ornery cat, part time bookkeeper, chief cook, bottle washer, and oh yeah, writer, Lainey Bancroft leads an active, fun filled life.

Drop by her blog at where she gabs and giggles about everything from the path to publication, to gardening, groceries, and Gas, who she’s been married to for eighteen years.

Dare to Dance is the first story in Lainey’s 3-D Club trilogy, available now at The Wild Rose Press


Lainey's Contest
A free pdf of book 2, Waiting to Waltz for one randomly drawn comment on the Break Time Blog who tells me what the trio of friends is drinking. C'mon , it's a giveaway. All you have to do is read the excerpt and you could win!
(Lainey, caught your post on Denyse's Loop ;o)