Wow! In Freedom to Ride the Wind, JoEllen Conger builds up tension from the moment her heroine discovers a ‘naked bear’ making overtures to her in her hotel room, through discovering a real live ‘handsome prince’ who tries sweeping her off her feet. Is he to succeed?
Royal adventures claim her life throughout an action-packed second honeymoon, from yachting excitement, to assassination gunfights in tropical hideaways.
JoEllen proves herself a master word-smith in this thriller.
Historian, Novelist, Biographer
If you have ever wondered what it is like to sail a boat yourself, smoothly skimming along the waves, the wind in your hair, filled with a sense of the freedom of possibilities, then you will want to read this book. The descriptions are so detailed that I almost felt like I could sail a boat…or strip a weapon to clean it wearing a blindfold…or go deep-sea snorkeling to find a king-sized lobster to have for my dinner. That sense of the freedom to do what you want when you want, being in charge of your own destiny, runs throughout this book, hooking the reader on wanting to do the same.
—Reviewed by Fiona McGier,
The Reyes Family Romances—10/18/09
When I finished JoEllen Conger’s the Freedom To Ride The Wind, I wanted more of the interesting places, hot romantic interludes, and sudden furious action alternating in perfectly timed sequence. The well-developed, living and breathing characters captivate the reader, wishing to have Tim and Joanne for neighbors. This book is five star entertainment, keeping the reader riveted to her/his seat to the last page.
— Gabriel timar
author of Novgorod Diary, Aura of War
Air Mogadishu, etc.
JoEllen Conger is co-authored by twins who write together as a team. Although they live miles apart, they stay connected through e-mail to work their magical word-smithing. The two authors also write separately, under their married names for magazine articles and newsletters. The magic of their writing career all began years ago when they decided to use their fertile imaginations, writing under their maiden name, Conger.
Joan C. Powell:
Widowed in 1999, Joan lives in the sea coast town of Santa Cruz, California, where her youngest daughter and partner and their children live in their ancestral home of 50 years. Her present animal companions, all rescued from various animal shelters, are now three cats, a dog, a standard rabbit… and a yard full of chickens who think they are family. Joan has served her local RWA chapter, as an officer since she joined in 1992. She mentors beginning writers, critiques, edits and reviews pre-published manuscripts, as well as serving as an RWA writing contest judge over the past 15 years.
Joyce A. Kennedy:
Joyce lives in Bakersfield, California with her many animal companions after losing her husband of 37 years. Her nature to rescue abused pets, has filled her house with three small dogs, a Maltese, a Poodle and a Schipperke, two long legged, long tailed white cats, and an English Standard Rabbit gifted to her by one of her cats. Neighbors watch in amusement each morning, as she walks her menagerie around the block.
She not only critiques manuscripts by mail, and serves as a writing contest judge, but continues to co-write romance, fantasy and adventure tales with her twin sister. Although the twins live miles apart, thanks to e-mail, they are in constant communication.