Saturday, 1 September 2012

Meet Charlene Raddon

CHARLENE RADDON began her writing life at an early age, often penning stories where she cast herself as the heroine. It was after college when she dug out her old college typewriter and started her first novel, which came from a spirited dream she'd had the previous night.

While that book never sold, her second novel did. Tender Touch became a Golden Heart finalist and earned her an agent who signed the book, and two others, in a three book contract with Kensington Publishing. Kensington went onto publish five of Charlene's western historical romances: Taming Jenna (1994); Tender Touch (1994 Golden Heart Finalist); Forever Mine (1996 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer's Choice Award Nominee and Affaire de Coeur Reader/Writer Poll finalist); To Have and To Hold (1997 Affaire de Coeur Reader/Writer Poll finalist); and as Rachel Summers, The Scent of Roses (1999).

Charlene took a break from publishing, but not from writing. A Kiss and A Dare is Charlene's first paranormal romance.

Divine Gamble is Charlene's most recently completed work and earned her first place at the 2010 Romance Through The Ages contest in their western historical romance category. Currently, she's reworking that first book she wrote that resulted from a spirited dream.

When Charlene isn't writing, she loves to travel, research genealogy, create digital scrapbooks and dye eggs in the Ukrainian style. She also enjoys camping and fishing with her husband in the Utah wilderness.

Tirgearr Publishing is proud to republish Charlene's backlist. First out is Forever Mine. Stay tuned for Tender Touch, 18 October.

FOREVER MINE (July 2012)

Their love was fated . . .

A mail-order bride from Cincinnati, Ariah Scott traveled all the way to Oregon to marry one man, only to lose her heart to another. What will become of her now? Ever since her father died at the hands of a vengeful relative, Ariah's life has been shadowed by dark secrets. And now her forbidden desire for Bartholomew Noon fills her with uncertainty -- and a secret longing that can never be fulfilled.

And forbidden . . .

From the moment Bartholomew saw Ariah standing alone at the Portland train station, the keeper of the Cape Meares Light was lost. Hopelessly in love with this angelic beauty who is fated to live beside him at the isolated lighthouse as the wife of another man, Bartholomew never dreams that destiny will someday bring them together. Is Ariah truly the woman he can cherish . . . forever?

We invite you to bookmark Charlene's page on our website so you can follow her work and future releases with Tirgearr Publishing.

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Charlene loves hearing from her readers. Please drop a comment here for Charlene and one lucky random winner will receive a copy of her book, Forever Mine!


  1. Charlene, I'm looking forward to reading Forever Mine. I downloaded it during our half price sale, along with several others. Historical Romances are my favorite <3 so am anxious to get to this one!

    It's a new experience for me to read books written by people i 'know' through Tirgearr!

  2. You'll have to let me know if you like it, Carley. Forever Mine was a very special book for me because I know Cape Meares so well and love it so much. I loved writing the book. I'm anxious to read your book too.