Excerpts From Eva and the Irishman

by Janne E. Toivonen Book 1 the of Adult Historic Romance series, Eva and the Irishman.   Part One, Origins. Belfast, Ireland, Late 1890’s, Dady Mansion. Excerpt 1. Conversation between the Dady’s cook Annie, and Liam (The Irishman): The next morning, Liam came whistling into the kitchen. Annie smiled at him. “I don’t believe I’ve […]... Read More
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The Holidays are coming, the Holidays are coming … Can we make it our own?

Here we are again. My “beef” is like many others’. The Thanksgiving-Christmas-Hanukkah season seems to rush up into our faces each year, seemingly faster and faster as I get older. This year it wasn’t even Halloween yet, and a smattering of Christmas commercials started showing up on the TV. Holy moly, people. Let’s just keep […]... Read More

Loving My Writing

FIRST AND FOREMOST: Thank God, my sister Annette, who’s lived in Santa Rosa, CA for more than two decades, was not “seriously” affected by the Tubbs Fire, one of the several Northern California named fires that recently devastated that region, and the most notable. She and her housemates were luckily in an area of the […]... Read More

I Finally Have A Kindle Ebook Device

You’d think if I was a self-published ebook author, I should be able to read my own stuff. Of course, I’ve been reading my stuff for six and a half years now. I practically know it all by heart. No, seriously, now I can read others’ works and write reviews and join that “club.” I […]... Read More
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Texas and Other Things

I truly am astonished at the pictures on The Weather Channel of Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath. I’m also proud of our fellow human beings—firemen and women, police, all those out there making their rescues. I’m especially proud of those unofficial men and women, going out on their own to see where they can help, even if […]... Read More
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World Premiere of Wild Rose and the Horseman

I’m thrilled to announce that book #2 is up on Smashwords. Wild Rose and the Horseman follows Eva and The Irishman, Eva and Liam’s epic love story. WildRose and the Horseman ushers in the second generation of the feisty and lusty Dady-Mattson-O’Neill family. It’s the early 1900’s. Ellen, the beautiful and brilliant daughter of Eva […]... Read More

Eva and the Irishman is hot off the presses!

As of this date, Eva and the Irishman has been uploaded to Smashwords.com and is available for download on your ebook device! This first novel in the Eva and the Irishman series is FREE. In a few weeks, we will put up Wild Rose and the Horseman for pre-order. I want to thank my sister […]... Read More