You can find The Starlight Walk at Amazon in the US here: The Starlight Walk
Saturday, April 22, 2017
You can find The Starlight Walk at Amazon in the US here: The Starlight Walk
Friday, April 21, 2017
The first three novellas in the series were initially published individually and the fourth is brand new, now they are all together in one book.
When special guest, Broadway legend and music superstar Loretta Lindstrom unexpectedly leaves the live show early, host Thorndike Lundquist must find a way to fill in the remainder of the hour.
When Lea receives an alert from his adoptive mother where to find Doyle, she approaches the young man at the Starlight Walk fountain and they spend the day together, but she is not sure if he knows who she is, or if he believes that they are two strangers who met in the spirit of the season.
This is a short and sweet tale of love, second chances, and new beginnings.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Gems (It’s not about diamonds)
From an incredibly stressful beginning to an amazingly happy and unusual ending. I hope you will follow Jace and Samantha’s love story as they navigate through each other’s worlds and try to meet in the middle.
When a six foot four dark haired, blue-eyed cowboy leaps over the wall into billionaire Samantha Amethyst Silverstone’s garden one evening, she is fascinated. Both by his determination to bypass her security and his looks. He must need something pretty badly to be here.
She watches his progress toward her house through her security cameras with her butler and close confidante Oliver.
Jace is a man on a mission—he needs funds to send his ailing niece Gem to an exclusive Swiss clinic for treatment and he’s not leaving without making his request for assistance to Samantha in person. And if that means breeching the walls of her mansion, so be it.
However, soon lonely Samantha has a request of her own. Marriage. And definitely not a marriage of convenience. Her request leaves Jace reeling. Marriage to a delicate woman who wears silks and lace, doesn’t own a pair of jeans, and rides sidesaddle? He’s a down to earth no-nonsense cowboy who spends his days working his ranch and tending his horses, he lives in jeans and cowboy boots …could they possibly make it work?
But there are some unusual surprises along the way. As Samantha gets to know little Gem, she realizes that the girl bears an uncanny resemblance to herself as a child, and when in Europe she discovers another mysterious lookalike in a fashion magazine, a woman so like her that even Jace is fooled into thinking it is her. As the situation progresses a strange connection between the three lookalikes reveals itself that will have Samantha turning to Jace for emotional support and it goes far beyond the fact all three girls have gems as their middle names.
A little girl, a cowboy, a billionairess and an unusual link with an enigmatic butler make up this playful yet touching story.
A joyful ending guaranteed.
You can find Gems here:
Gems Amazon US
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
I have decided to begin posting excerpts from my books here on my blog to give a hint of what lies later on between the pages, beginning with my book Gems (It's not about diamonds).
Gems is a book that is slightly hard to categorize. It contains a wide variety of characters, an enigmatic butler, a lonely billionairess, a determined cowboy, and a sweet little girl in need of treatment, plus moments of humor and an element of mystery that ties all these characters together in the end.
Here is an excerpt from Chapter Two:
“Shall we release the dogs, Sam?” he asked, arching a dark eyebrow.
“Hmm,” she thought for a moment, “Yes, Oliver, I think we will. I want to see his reaction.”
Samantha watched the screen, with a push of a button she zoomed in on the face of her uninvited guest. The sudden ferocious sounds of barking dogs and animals running through the undergrowth didn’t seem to faze him particularly. He looked around cautiously, and then grinned, he obviously knew very well there were no dogs, and she’d thought the sound effects were quite convincing! They had always worked in the past to deter any intruders, sending them scurrying away in a hurry and negating the need for her security to staff to intervene and the local cops to be called.
Pushing a small yellow button on the panel, she turned on the sprinklers; the cowboy stood stock still as a sudden cascade of icy water gushed over him. Taking off his hat, he slapped it against his knee, wiped the water from his eyes with the sleeve of his denim jacket, and then calmly replacing the hat, glared toward the house and purposefully resumed his approach.
The doorbell rang loudly.
“And now, Sam?” Oliver asked, curious as to their next move.
“I think he deserves an audience, as he’s made it this far,” she smiled. “At least he had the courtesy to ring the bell. But don’t make it too easy on him. I want to see what he’s made of.” And to get some idea of how determined he was about whatever he needed, she thought. It must be something important, for him to be so resolved.
Samantha Silverstone had more requests for donations and help each day than she could count. She couldn’t help them all or she would be bankrupt, and some turned out to be quite false. Every request was checked out, and nothing got by her investigative team. She grinned, some team, herself and Oliver! Oliver had come to work for her when she had first come to the United States; he’d showed up at her door, briefcase in hand asking for a job. Lips twitching, she remembered well how his brows had risen perceptibly, when after reviewing his very varied and accomplished resume and checking his references, she’d offered him the job as her butler! But it was more, much more than that. He was her personal bodyguard, her security specialist, her pilot and her friend. He was old enough and protective enough to be her father, and acted almost like he was, without ever quite crossing the line of employer/employee. He was a real treasure and her right arm.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I hope you will check out my photograph pages of Arizona and San Francisco, click on the links to the right of the page!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Harvey may be huge, but he's an adorable and loveable big lug,
and an important part of the story!
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
But don't forget, in the meantime, just click on the list of links to the right to visit my Amazon.com page, or simply type in L.C. Zingera on any other country's Amazon site to see my books.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New year!
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Frankly, my favorite character is Oliver the butler, what do you think?
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A series of novellas set in the fictional Starlight Walk of Madison City, Illinois. Each is a complete story with its own sensuality level. I'm a firm believer that each story should have only the level of sensuality that fits the couple, even if it is in a series, so each will be slightly different.
Each of the individual stories are complete with no cliffhangers, so can be read separately or in order. The first three are available and I am currently writing a fourth.
The books will usually center on a character with a musical background, as the Starlight Walk is a place filled with opportunities. With its many venues for musicians and artists to play, Madison's Central Square Plaza Hotel, The Lundquist Hour TV Show, sun and half moon shaped stones bearing the names of famous artists adorn The Starlight Walk, and a beautiful central fountain in the middle of The Walk is a really great meeting place.
The link below will take you to my Amazon page where you can find these and my other books
When Regan Jordan and her best friend Elsie acquired tickets to their all-time favorite TV talk show 'The Lundquist Hour' on their summer vacation to Madison City, they had no idea it would a life changing event.
When special guest, Broadway legend and music superstar Loretta Lindstrom unexpectedly leaves the live show early, host Thorndike Lundquist must find a way to fill in the remainder of the hour. With his well-known easygoing charm he turns to the audience, filling the remaining time by taking heartfelt pleas for those looking for a lost love, or seeking their birth parents, and some aspiring talent.
Regan, at Elsie's urging gets up to sing. She has been compared by friends and family to Loretta for years. Though she has never taken any of it seriously; she's a receptionist, singing is something she does for fun. But Regan's tribute to Loretta is amazing, and Vance, Thorne's producer, knows the viewing audience will want to see more of her.
Regan who is sweet but also very strong and independent becomes an overnight sensation. With the help of Thorne and her long time idol and new friend Loretta Lindstrom, she embarks upon a journey to stardom. Regan finds herself falling for the handsome talk show host, but though he is kind, Thorne is also domineering...
At eighteen years old, alone, pregnant and with no secure future, aspiring singer Leandra Kelly gave up her baby for adoption. Doing what she thought was best for him, she handed him into the arms of her infertile best friend who longed for a child.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
|My billionaire books are playful billionaire themed books, |
but they are not related.
Romancing the Billionaire's Daughter
(A playful romantic comedy)
When Quinn Zackary, rising star of the corporate world and protégé to billionaire Maxwell Rydell, is approached by his boss with a shocking request--to marry his precocious twenty-four year old daughter, and take over the company when Maxwell retires, Quinn is stunned.
But he is in for an even bigger surprise when he meets Katy, because instead of the spoiled and pampered princess he'd envisioned, he discovers an animal loving and playful young woman with a heart of gold, and an impish sense of humor. Not to mention an unfortunate tendency to create chaos wherever she goes.
Although intrigued, Quinn is not willing to sign his life away for a job, no matter how good. But he does agree to spend the weekend at the Rydell estate getting to know Katy and to see what might develop.
The Billionaire's Angel
A feel-good playful love story of approximately 21,000 words.
Dimitrius Andropolous has it all. He’s a self-made billionaire with homes both in Europe and the United States, he’s sleek, smooth and sophisticated. At least that’s the way it appears to the outside world.
Until little angel Fey comes into his life and turns him into a super klutz. There is method to her madness, however. Fey knows exactly what Dimitri wants in life, and he isn’t going to get it by appearing aloof, unapproachable and imposing.
Matchmaking is Fey’s business, and Dimitri is in for a big surprise. His life is about to do a one hundred and eighty degree turn for the better.
The Billionaire and the Barista
A short sensual romantic comedy of approximately 16,700 words.
When Daniel Gerard first made his millions, he’d been intrigued by the fact he could easily get almost any woman he wanted. By the time he became a billionaire, he knew that he would never know for sure if a woman could separate the man from the billions in her mind.
When Bill, his personal limo driver had a family emergency, Daniel found himself driving his own limousine home from the airport. Exhausted he stopped for a break half way home at a small town coffee shop. There he met Lorianne, a cheerful young Barista, who is about to open a themed coffee shop of her own, Java Knights. Shrugging off his responsibilities and thrilled to be liked as simply Daniel the limo driver, he decides to stay in town to help her with the opening. Daniel has fun listening to her brother’s band rehearse for opening night, taking Lori for picnics and being treated simply as Danny.
When Daniel finds himself falling for Lori, Harry his personal accountant who is even more jaded than Daniel, is not only concerned but also convinced that once even sweet Lori figures out who he is, she would change, as all women did when they saw Daniel’s wealth. They propose an experiment. What would Lori do, if she had money, and thought Daniel didn’t? They decide to find out, and arrange for Lori to win a million dollar lottery jackpot secretly funded by Daniel. Will she remain the same sweet girl he’d fallen in love with? And will she still want to go through with the wedding?
Sunday, August 17, 2014
A former American foster child and a twenty-first century English Earl. What could they possibly have in common? They're about to find out!
A mischievous and sensual contemporary English Earl. A history loving American lottery winner, a potential marriage of convenience, loveable estate characters, the Earl's romantically inclined sister and her three playful old school friends, a Halloween ball, secret passages and ghosts stories, all make up the novel A Contemporary Countess.
Here is a longer preview:
When Darielle St.James became the sole winner of New York's biggest lottery jackpot in history, she knew her life was about to change. But even she had no idea how great that change would be.
After using her new found wealth to help her closest friends and her two foster brothers and sister, she set about assessing her own goals. Hounded by the curious press and fortune hunters, she moved into a small secure apartment building overlooking Central Park, and started work on her first novel. Now she had both the time and the means to write.
Online research for her novel, leads her to the estate of Adam Darfield, the Earl of Avanleigh, a struggling English aristocrat whose name is oddly similar to that of her Regency hero. Adam, she discovers has only recently inherited the title. He and his sister Susie run Avanleigh Estate, which is sadly in need of funds due to the enormous death taxes imposed at the loss of their father.
Dari's childhood dream of living in a beautiful stately home suddenly comes to the forefront, and she writes to Adam with an interesting proposal. She would like to come to Avanleigh for six weeks to write her novel in the historic setting for which she is willing to pay a large fee, giving them a chance to get to know each other, and if all goes well, to marry. Citing arranged marriages from the past, from Jennie Jerome to Consuelo Vanderbilt, Dari makes a good case.
Adam, stunned at the unusual request, is encouraged by his romantically inclined sister Susie to take Dari up on the offer. Six weeks will give him a chance to get to know the beautiful young American, and the fee she has offered will help with the taxes. While he is not committed to anything, marrying her would ensure the financial future of the estate for many generations to come. It was after all, what his own ancestors had done.
Dari arrives at Avanleigh to find both Adam and Susie are easy going and fun to be with. Things are going incredibly well. But as time goes on, both Dari and Adam, each begin to think the other is just a little too good to be true and are both afraid to hope that what is developing between them could be real.
When Susie's quirky and playful aristocratic friends from her childhood boarding school years arrive at the estate for their annual vacation, Dari discovers the truth. Adam has a reputation as an aristocratic playboy. From his youthful nickname the Voracious Viscount, to the current epithet the Randy Earl, his nicknames are numerous. Furious at her discovery, Dari confronts Adam, who reluctantly admits his past. But Adam has decided he adores the unpretentious Dari, and he convinces her to stay.
Dari is head over heels in love with Adam and loves the estate, with its historic connections to the infamous Henry the Eighth, ghost stories, hidden passageways and long time easy going staff. And Adam has awakened a sensual side in her that she did not know she possessed.
On the eve of her wedding, Dari and her new friends are celebrating her bachelorette party in the historic 'Henry Room' at the estate Dower House where the infamous king himself once slept, when they discover something that changes everything.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
How about the girls? Miranda sure knows how to deal with her bossy brothers. Or Darcey, who runs The Golden Saloon and is used to being independent and taking care of herself. Or Isabella, the Italian chef with more than enough personality to keep the brothers and the ranch hands in line. How about Arianna who is sure she isn't about to fall for a naughty playful cowboy, but does anyway. Or perhaps it's Laney the one with the unusual past, or maybe Viola, the young English singer who finds more than she bargained for on her tour of the US.
I'd love to know!
Sunday, July 6, 2014
A tender and playful contemporary love story with ghostly elements (approximately 15,000 words)
When Los Angeles resident Ryan Hunter's fortunes took a turn for the worse, he applied for a live-in job as driver/personal assistant to heiress Verona Willis. He anticipated a slightly spoiled and pampered Hollywood type. But nothing is quite as he imagined. Far from it.
A beautiful and independent young woman with a slight disability, a giant loveable Newfoundland dog, a tough retired rugby player and his cheeky gentle wife who act as the household staff, a trip from Hollywood to the Oregon coast, and a house with its own special ghostly secrets make up this tender and sensually sweet novella.
Friday, April 4, 2014
The Rainesville Ranchers
What is your type?
Sunday, December 15, 2013
A Christmas DateA sensual and sweet contemporary Christmas love story of approximately 9,200 words
When tall aloof business executive Lucas Hart and small voluptuous florist Angelina Makepeace are thrown together on a surprise blind date by their crazy matchmaking friends, they are both equally horrified. They have absolutely nothing in common.
But when wintry weather and circumstances beyond their control repeatedly place them in each other’s path during the holiday season, they begin to realize that their friends might not be quite so crazy after all.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The story behind the story
Every story has an element of truth. A small part of an author's life that finds its way into fiction. This one is personal to me because like Millie, I am dyslexic. How can a writer be dyslexic? It's pretty simple. These days there are many ways (with the right help) of overcoming or at least dealing with certain aspects of dyslexia, and each person with dyslexia will be affected differently. I have a mild form, one which makes it virtually impossible for me to differentiate between left and right, to remember which way to turn things or to accurately follow directions. I'm not word blind as Millie in my story is, but I can certainly understand some of the frustrations she deals with. Millie is a natural born optimist who finds ways around her disabilty. I love optimistic people.
And then Javier, aka The Menace, well, he has his own issues, how many times have we seen a movie and thought that the actor must have something in common with the character he portrays? This is something Javier has to overcome. The perception of his viewing audience. But fortunately for Millie, Javier is tough on the outside, all marshmallow on the inside. My kind of guy!